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Flood recovery advice takes to the streets

9/6/16: Specialist advisers will be hitting the road later this month to help homeowners and businesses in the Lancaster area that were flooded as a result of Storms Desmond and Eva to access grants of up to £5,000.

New Home for Morecambe’s Mosaic created by Leslie Cant

24/5/16: Photo: Lancaster City CouncilA Morecambe landmark created by the lateLeslie Cant is set to be preserved in a new location as preparations get underway for improvements to the town centre. The Morecambe Mosaic, sited outside the Arndale Centre on Euston Road, will be moved in the next few weeks and given a new prominent setting on the seafront near to the RNLI lifeboat station.

Beyond The Castle Dig on Vicarage Fields Announced

27/4/16: Work investigating Quay Meadow in 2015 by the Beyond the Castle team unearthed some surprises. Photo: Beyond the Castle A fortnight long archaeological excavation on Lancaster’s Castle Hill will seek to uncover more about the city’s Roman past - and Beyond The Castle are hoping some locals will be keen to take part as volunteer diggers, alongside the professional archaeologists.

Green Party Councillor Exposes developer British Land's Tax Haven Dealings

22/4/16: A Green Party councillor is challenging Lancaster City Council on its dealing with Canal Corridor developer British Land, after discovering its links with an offshore tax haven. Green PartyCouncillor Tim Hamilton-Coxt has researched developer British Land and found it is holding its Canal Corridor property in the offshore tax haven of Jersey.

Morecambe Businesses urged to be a Good Sport this May for Window Dressing Competition

11/4/16: Could you create a view for Eric? Image: Lancaster City CouncilThis May, shop owners and businesses in central Morecambe are being asked to celebrate what promises to be a packed summer of sport with the town’s annual window dressing competition, as part of Lancaster City Council's View For Ericregeneration project.

New Lancaster CC Chief Exec appointed: Susan Parsonage

24/3/16: A new Chief Executive has been selected to run Lancaster City Council. Susan Parsonage was appointed by full council on Wednesday evening following a recommendation from the cross-party Chief Executive Recruitment Committee. She will take up the role in July following the retirement of the Council’s current Chief Executive, Mark Cullinan.

Free Dog MicroChipping Event announced as Deadline Looms

21/3/16: Dog owners are being reminded there are only days left to go before their dog must by law be microchipped - and Lancaster City Council has lined up another free "chipping" event to help owners who have yet to get it done. On 6th April 2016, new government legislation will come into force making it compulsory for all dogs to be microchipped.

Morecambe MP David Morris Had Official "Credit Card" Suspended

7/3/16: 14 MPs - including Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris - have had their taxpayer-funded credit cards blocked after running up debts worth £27,000. The news breaks just one month after David Morris called on the Labour leader of Lancaster City Council to resign after "mismanaging" the council's finances.

Lancaster City Council to support Syrian refugees

23/2/16: Lancaster City Council has confirmed it will participate in the Government’s Syrian refugee resettlement programme from 2017. In its bid to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees in the UK, the Government has written to all local authorities confirming it will provide funding to help to resettle Syrian refugees.

Food Waste Collection to End as part of County Council Savings Measures

23/2/16: Food waste in the Lancaster district will no longer be collected and taken away for recycling soon, following a decision made by Lancashire County Council to change the way that garden waste is composted.

"Clean for the Queen" project gets Council backing

23/2/16: Lancaster City Council is encouraging local residents and community groups to get together and clean up the district to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Presumably this national initiative is the brainchild of some Tory wag who wants us to clean our streets for free because councils can't afford to pay their staff to do the extra work thanks to government funding cuts.

Affordable Homes come under the spotlight at The Globe

8/2/16: If you're on the lookout for a more affordable home to rent this year, then an event taking place at The Globe Arena in Morecambe this week might be right up your street. With new social housing developments springing up in Lancaster and Morecambe, there’s never been a better time to apply for a new place to live via the district’s housing register.

Market Square Trees Saved After Massive Campaign

5/2/16: Lancaster Market Square. Photo: John Freeman A determined campaign by local people opposed to the removal of Lancaster Market Square's trees has been a success. A Full City Council meeting threw out a much-derided proposal to remove the limes, rejecting claims they should be cut down on health and safety grounds, and because they were blocking sunlight into city centre shops.

Slyne Looks To Shape Its Future

1/2/16: Lancaster City Council has received a fifth neighbourhood plan application from Slyne with Hest Parish Council. Neighbourhood planning gives communities the chance to decide where new development should be and what it should look like. For example, new homes, shops and offices.

Marsh Residents Rally To Save Community Centre

26/1/16: 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.

Residents Rally Against Denny Beck Development Threat

26/1/16: Under threat from potential development. Photo courtesy Janet TaylorTheDenny Beck Residents Action Groupis gaining support in its campaign to protect a huge area of nearby Lancaster countryside that could be earmarked for housing and industrial development if the Local Plan goes ahead as outlined in the near future.

Find out more about Lancaster City Council's 2016/17 budget

22/1/16: Members of the public are invited to attend a presentation of Lancaster City Council’s budget and proposed priorities and for the coming year. The presentation will form part of the next meeting of the council’s Budget and Performance Panel on Tuesday 26th January 2016. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting which takes place at Morecambe Town Hall from 6pm.

Lancaster City Council Chief Executive Wanted, salary: £107.000

22/1/16: Lancaster Town Hall. Photo: John Freeman There are tough times ahead for Lancaster City Council, facing extraordinary cuts to its central government funding, with many local services under threat.

Salt Ayre plans pass the first stage

20/1/16: There's a new look for Salt Ayre Sports Centre ahead. Image supplied for illustrative purposes only. Image ©CreateabilityProposals for a multi-million pound redevelopment of Salt Ayre Sports Centre have passed the first stage. On Tuesday (19th January) Lancaster City Council’s cabinet unanimously supported the plans, which will now go to Full Council on Wednesday 2nd March for final approval.

Swingeing Cuts to Council Services Ahead as Tory Cuts to Funding Bite

20/1/16: Councillor Richard Newman-Thompson says that in the face of more funding cuts, the City Council is "in an almost impossible position"Lancaster City Council's Cabinet has proposed plans to save £2.8 million annually over the next few years, as part of action plan to tackle a £5.6million funding gap by 2020.