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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

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.

Marsh Community Centre celebrates funding reprieve

Fears that Marsh Community Centre would lose its City Council funding were relieved by a last minute turnaround at last Wednesday's annual budget meeting. It seems that the whole problem boiled down to some missing paperwork.

Councillors back Altham Meadows as NHS Lancashire plans to refocus dementia care

Altham Meadow, Morecambe. Image: Google (Updated 14:32:: City Councillors have backed local concerns at the proposed closure of Morecambe's Altham Meadows Dementia Centre, supporting a Labour Party motion at last week's council meeting.

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.

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.

Gifts galore and so much more at Williamson Park store

The gift shop at Williamson Park in Lancaster has undergone an amazing transformation. Lancaster City Council gathered together an expert team consisting of members of the Visitor Information Centres, Customer Services and Williamson Park staff to redecorate the shop, whilst introducing new stock and raising the standards of customer service.

Pavilion Cafe opens in style at Williamson Park

Local families were in for a treat at the opening of the Pavilion Café at Williamson Park on Saturday. The café re-opened its doors to show off the modern updated interior and brand new menu packed with delicious local produce.

Luneside East Planning Application breaks promises, residents claim

Aerial view of the site as shown in the application documents Residents in the Long Marsh Lane areas of Lancaster are campaigning to hold the City Council to keeping a long-standing promise to the local community - and reject a planning application submitted recently by Luneside East developers Persimmon Homes.

Sponsor a flower bed and watch your business grow

Lancaster City Council has launched a new flower bed sponsorship scheme which will appeal to local businesses who want to get noticed and take pride in the district at the same time. The council plants and maintains a large number of public flower beds across the district, most of which are in prominent locations.

Tory Councillor suggests funding cuts for Dukes, Platform and Salt Ayre Sports Centre

Councillor Peter Williamson: "Are we entertainment or sports promoters?" Photo: Lancaster City CouncilAs elections loom, local Tories seem to have set out their stall early in terms of how they view the future of publicly-funded services in Lancaster and Morecambe.

Free compost on offer at Williamson Park

Green fingered residents will be able to pick up some free compost from Williamson Park in Lancaster on Wednesday 12th August. The compost has come from the green waste recycled in Lancashire and is available free of charge to residents who wish to pop along between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

City Council launches online housing choice scheme with drop-in sessions

Lancaster City Council is launching 'Ideal Choice Homes', on 19th October. Choice-based lettings is the brand new way the Council will be letting council accommodation in the Lancaster district. If you are already on the housing register you will need to re-register and you can do this online at from next Monday 12th September.

Green Party set to Challenge Council's Plans for New Housing

Photo: Lancaster City CouncilDoes Turley's report on the Lancaster district's housing requirements – suggesting the area needs 13,000 - 14000 new homes between 2011 and 2031 - provide a compelling argument or do we need a truly independent review of its findings?

Marsh Residents Rally To Save Community Centre

A heartfelt appeal for support for the Marsh Community Cente from a young userThe future of the popular Marsh Community Centre is under threat - to the dismay of its users and supporters across the city.

Green Councillor Resigns

Green Councillor Catriona Stamp, who has represented the Castle Ward since her election in 2007 and previously represented Scotforth West Ward from 2003 to 2007, has resigned from Lancaster City Council. "Over the last year I have struggled to fulfil my duties as a councillor, due to ill health and an increase in other commitments," she explained.

Morecambe dog owner fined after attack on warden

Lancaster City Council is warning dog owners to take heed of dog control notices after a local woman was fined for allowing her dog to attack one of the council’s dog wardens in Morecambe’s Regent Park.

City Council seeks views on Fireworks Night Show, safety concerns raised

Lancaster City Council is asking for local views on the way Lancaster's Fireworks Spectacular was run this year, after an estimated 10,000 people watched the display from the four official viewing areas at Ryelands Park, Williamson Park, Salt Ayre Sports Centre and Giant Axe.

City Council Rejects Fluoridation of Water Supplies - Again

Lancaster City Council has voted to tell North Lancahire Primary Care Trust that they do not want artificial fluoride added to the drinking water of residents in this district. A full report Can be found here on the Council web site (PDF). .

Adactus begins work on Long Marsh Lane housing, Victoria Hotel plans raise parking concerns

Adactus Group Chief Executive, Paul Lees marks the start of building work on Long Marsh Lane with a sod cutting on Tuesday 27th May 2014. Photo: Adactus TheAdactus Housing Associationhas begun building work on Long Marsh Lane on what was the Lancaster City Football Club car park and the Dolly Blue Tavern, to create more one-bedroom apartments to rent and a new homeless hostel.