This site is easier to read in landscape format on mobiles.

lancaster city council

Lancaster City Museum to get a new roof

22/9/17: The City Museum in Lancaster’s Market Square is getting a new roof as part of the council’s programme of works to preserve some of its oldest and finest public buildings. Scaffolding is due to be erected around the building from Tuesday October 3. Completion is scheduled in May 2018.

Council launches Bailrigg Garden Village consultation

21/9/17: In January 2017 the Bailrigg area of Lancaster was chosen by the Government as the proposed location of a new Garden Village. Over the next month Lancaster City Council will be holding a series of drop-in events to give people the opportunity to share their views on these plans.

Skerton West By-election Result: Labour holds

8/9/17: Jean Parr has won the Skerton West by-election, polling 512 of the 833 votes cast and making the seat a Labour hold.

Lancaster group condemns Council for 'lack of basic planning' in 'Garden Village' super-estate proposals

18/8/17: New local campaign group CLOUD hosted a packed public meeting at the Boot & Shoe on Wednesday to discuss Lancaster City Council's 'Bailrigg Garden Village' proposals - a plan to build a super-estate of 3,500 - 5,000 new homes on greenfield sites from Scotforth and Hala to Galgate.

Conservative Councillor blames Labour for lack of flood assistance measures

5/8/17: City By-election news: Conservative Cllr Charlie Edwards has called Lancaster's Labour-run City Council's efforts to assist businesses & residents in recent floods 'a complete failure'. The City Council has explained that Edwards' Conservative County Council is actually the lead flood authority.

Skerton Labour selects Jean Parr for by-election candidate

27/7/17: A mum of two has been chosen by the Skerton Labour Party to fight the upcoming Skerton West by-election on Thursday 7 September. Jean Parr (65), of Birkdale Close, is bidding to hold the seat for Labour and help the party to maintain its small majority on Lancaster City Council.

Paul Woodruff leaves Lancaster City Council

24/7/17: Councillor Paul Woodruff has resigned as a member of Lancaster City Council.

Lancaster City Council takes action after flash floods

21/7/17: Lancaster City Council officers have been working hard to clear debris and help businesses affected by Wednesday’s flash floods.They undertook a clean-up operation early Thursday morning and removed damaged carpets and fittings for affected properties in Stonewell. More resilience measures planned.

Lancaster City Councillor's resignation means by-election for Skerton West

14/7/17: Councillor Karen Leytham has resigned as a member of Lancaster City Council, citing personal reasons. The vacancy in the Skerton West ward will be filled by a by-election on a date to be announced in due course.

Council makes statement on fire prevention measures

16/6/17: Lancaster City Council has released a statement explaining its fire prevention policies.

Sunset for Ryelands Park band stand as demolition date announced

26/5/17: 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.

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

22/3/17: 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

3/3/17: 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.

Improving Eric's view: Council offers free training sessions in heritage construction trades

28/2/17: Lancaster City Council is holding a series of free workshops for people to improve heritage skills including stone carving, decorative plasterwork and lime plastering, as part of the THI 2: A View for Eric project.

Modest Council Tax rise ahead despite continuing funding cuts

6/2/17: 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.

Labour City Council "out of its depth" on community pool closures, say Tories

14/12/16: Lancaster City Council's Conservative Party Group have accused Labour of failing to keep their promises to engage with the community to find solutions to keep the swimming pools in Carnforth, Hornby and Heysham. The concerns come as the Council meets tonight and discusses the issue of the community pools today and theConservativeswill be asking for action at the meeting.

Cat Smith welcomes government u-turn on "Tenant Tax"

23/11/16: Cat Smith MP: pleased "disastrous" rent proposal has been ditchedLancaster's MP Cat Smith has welcomed a government u-turn on a ‘pay to stay’ policy that would have hiked local rents by an average of £2,213 a year The Government last night abandoned its controversial ‘pay to stay’ policy, which wou

Design a Christmas card for Lancaster's mayor

8/11/16: The Mayor of Lancaster is asking primary school age pupils from across the district to design him a Christmas card. The successful design will be sent to a number of important people on behalf of Lancaster City Council, including Her Majesty the Queen.

Judges' Lodgings Museum Needs £100,000 a year to stay open, campaign group reveals

30/6/16: The Friends of the Judges' Lodgings group, who are trying to save the Lancashire County Council-run museum on Lancaster's Castle Hill from closure, has cautioned they need to find £100,000 a year to to keep it open, if they were to run it. Open Monday to Saturday, the Judges' Lodgings Museum is located in a Grade I listed building on Castle Hill.

Changes Ahead For Lancaster's Museums? New Report suggests closing Martime and Cottage Musuems

17/6/16: Lancaster Market Square. Photo: John Freeman (Updated 9th July 2016): A major new report with recommendations on the future of Lancaster City Council’s museums has just been published (PDF link), making recommendations on future museum provision, including proposals to close the Maritime and Cottage Museums - and moving the Visitor Information Centre into the City Museum.