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Lancaster City Council

Tel. 01524 582000. Lancaster Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ. Morecambe Town Hall, Marine Road East, Morecambe LA4 5AF. Serving Lancaster, Morecambe, Heysham, Carnforth and the surrounding rural and coastal areas

Council makes statement on fire prevention measures

Lancaster City Council has released a statement explaining its fire prevention policies.

Lancaster's Draft Local Housing Plans based on 2015 forecast of big increases in international immigration. Consultation ends tomorrow

Lancaster City Council's consultation period for the Local Plan on land allocation for development ends tomorrow, Friday 24 March. The Plan is based on a 2015 Turley report that doubled housing need to 14,000 new homes because it predicted 'higher rates of international immigration' every year.

Lancaster’s support scheme will protect all council tax benefit claimants, say Greens

On Wednesday night Lancaster City Council voted 33-13 to preserve council tax benefit levels for all claimants in the face of a cut in government funding for the benefit. The government’s cut to the grant for council tax benefit would have resulted in the poorest-paid and unemployed couples in Lancaster district having to find £232 each year (£4.45 per week) in council tax from April.

Could your voluntary group use a cash windfall?

Voluntary groups across the Lancaster district are invited to apply for funding from Lancaster City Council’s welfare grant scheme. The city council has money available now and is asking for bids to allocate the welfare grant budget. Welfare grants are for voluntary organisations whose activities include providing recreation, meals and special events for older people.

Sunset for Ryelands Park band stand as demolition date announced

Work to remove the bandstand on Ryelands Park will begin on Thursday 1st June, its condition now in such a poor state that it is beyond saving.

Nomination packs available for prospective local election candidates

Nomination packs are now available for people thinking of standing as a councillor in this May’s local elections on 5th May, which will see new city councillors elected to represent local people until 2015. Nominations close at noon on 4th April 2011 and forms are available to collect from Lancaster Town Hall.

Will Lancaster host the Silverdale Hoard?

Photo: Prioryman Lancaster City Council’s Cabinet will consider the options available to secure an important collection of Viking treasure for Lancashire when it meets on 28th May. Known as the Silverdale Hoard, the collection of coins and jewellery was found near to Silverdale in September 2011 by a metal detector enthusiast.

City's Housing need projections fall apart as Enterprise Zone job expectations 'flop'

Image used by HM Gov. to publicise Lancashire Enterprise Zone Unfortunately the Lancashire Enterprise Zone near Preston, created in 2011 and anchored by two BAE sites at Samlesbury and Warton, was slated by government ministers last month (read BBC report) as the UK's 'worst-performing', as it had not yet created any jobs.

Electoral registration system is changing this summer

The biggest shake-up to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years will take place over the summer– and Lancaster City Council is urging everyone to take action when they receive a letter about the change. All residents in the Lancaster district will receive a letter through the post telling them about the introduction of Individual Electoral Registration (IER).

Modest Council Tax rise ahead despite continuing funding cuts

Lancaster City Council will increase its portion of Council Tax by around 10p a week to help to protect services in the short term, as cuts in central government funding continue to bite. From April 2017 households in a Band D property will pay an additional £5 a year to the city council.

‘Leg it with Eric’ to raise cash for charity this Saturday

Lancaster City Council has joined forces with Lancaster and Morecambe Athletics Club to organise a very special Eric Morecambe themed charity event this Saturday (14th March) as part of this year's "Red Nose" fund raising in the area..To celebrate the swift return of the Eric Morecambe statue to its rightful place on the prom after it was vandalised, an ‘Eric’ inspired 3k fun run will be taking...

Potential Housing Sites Report Published

Lancaster City Council has published its most comprehensive assessment of housing opportunities ever undertaken across the district, initially identifying over 500 potential sites but narrowing those to just over 100.

Work begins to restore Lancaster's iconic Ashton Memorial

Photo: Ant MercerSpecialist restoration work to one of Lancaster’s iconic landmarks has begun. The steps leading to the Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park have been closed for over a year due to the condition of the foundations and support structures below ground, which has made the steps unsafe for use by members of the public. Work to restore the steps commenced in December.

Park animals ‘taste the difference’

A weaver bird at Lancaster's Williamson Park. Image: Williamson ParkThe animals in Lancaster's Williamson Park will be getting their weekly food shop from Sainsbury's from now on thanks to a new partnership with Lancaster City Council.

Canal Corridor Inquiry closes

The Inquiry into the Centros plans for Lancaster's Canal Corridor closed last week with a final decision on the proposals due in the next few months. Most of the Inquiry time in the final week was taken up by personal statements from members of the public and from local councillors arguing against the plans.

Alfred Street Recycling Site to close, branded eyesore by locals

Lancaster City Council is to close Alfred Street recycling site in Lancaster after local residents said it had become an eyesore. In November last year, the council asked residents in the area for their views on the site and the vast majority felt that the site had become a hotspot for flytipping and that they would be happy to recycle using their kerbside recycling boxes.

"Landed", a study of Freeman's Wood, is new Storey G2 project

A renewed Lancaster arts organisation has just launched a new project focusing on a much-loved woodland that has caused plenty of discussion here on virtual-lancaster in the past - Freeman's Wood.

Consultation on future of Lunesdale East development announced

Lancaster City Council is asking residents living in and around the Luneside East area of Lancaster for their views on how the site should be redeveloped.

Greenfingers Research Project launched at Williamson Park

Volunteers with green fingers and an interest in conservation are needed to take part in a research project at Williamson Park by the University of Cumbria and Lancaster City Council. The ‘Greenfingers Research Project’ aims to encourage community involvement in green projects at Williamson Park.

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