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On Yer Bike (For Free!)

26/8/08: Fancy taking up cycling but don't have a bike? Then Lancaster City Council's Cycling Demonstration Town Project Team might just have the solution for you. In partnership with two local bike hire organisations - Sunshine Cycles in Morecambe and Leisure Lakes in Lancaster - the council is offering two lucky people the chance to try out a bike for a couple of weeks for free.

Compensate Residents for Traffic Chaos, says Councillor

20/8/08: As thousands of commuters have been left fuming in traffic with the closure of of Back Caton Road as part of the work on the Kingsway development, local residents haven't had it easy, either.

Carnforth Swimming Pool Coses for Improvements

20/8/08: Carnforth Community Swimming Pool is to undergo improvement works and as a result the swimming pool will close on Monday 25th August 25 for two weeks, reopening at 6.30am on 8th September. The improvements, which will cost some £44,000, include the re-grouting of the pool and installation of new equipment in the plant room, leading to improved water quality.

Conservatory earns prosecution for Carnforth couple

19/7/08: Lancaster City Council has successfully prosecuted a couple from Carnforth for failing to comply with a planning enforcement notice. On Friday 11 July, Ronald and Jayne Pearson, of Grosvenor Court in Carnforth, pleaded guilty at Lancaster Magistrates Court to failing to comply with the requirements of a Breach of Condition Notice.

Balfour Beatty Prosecuted

23/1/08: Big business is not immune from local planning enforcement. Lancaster City Council has successfully prosecuted one of the country’s largest companies for failing to comply with a planning enforcement notice during work in Halton.

Lancaster in (Tourist) Demand

21/1/08: Lancaster City Council is preparing to launch its tourism brochures for 2008 and judging by requests made for them via its tourism website, they’re already in great demand.

Tourism numbers increase

16/1/08: Lancaster continues to prove appealing to overseas visitors, with the Tourist Information Centre's visitors book indicating that the historic city remains ever popular with visitors from all four corners of the globe.

Top of the class with new gift packs

16/1/08: School children and teachers in Lancaster can now buy visiting students the ideal gift pack to remember their time in the district. Lancaster Tourist Information Centre (TIC) has launched the new gift pack after regularly receiving requests from local schools for gift ideas to give to exchange students and retiring staff.

Eileen gets back in the saddle

15/11/07: A Lancaster councillor has got back on her bike thanks to Lancaster City Council’s ‘Bike Buddy’ scheme. Councillor Eileen Blamire stopped cycling three years ago due to a lack of time and the ever increasing traffic on the district’s roads. Keen to start cycling again, Eileen turned to the Bike Buddy scheme for help.

Draft Air Quality Action Plan launched

5/9/07: Draft Air Quality Action Plan launched (Press Release, Lancaster City Council): Lancaster City Council has taken another step towards cleaning up air quality in Lancaster. On Tuesday the council’s cabinet approved an interim Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP).

Centros Miller in action

7/5/07: Report by John Freeman: We thought you might be interested in these pictures from Bury St Edmunds courtesy of Bury Free Press, where developers have ridden rough shod over local opposition and let Centros Miller redevelop the old cattle Market. Some locals there were so upset by the plans they even put a curse on CM, which must surely still be banned under never-repealed witchcraft laws.

Out with the Local Plan, in with the Core Strategy

27/4/07: In line with government planning reforms, the current Lancaster Local Plan is being replaced by a Core Strategy, which will be submitted to Government on 4 May 2007 and is the Council’s overarching spatial planning strategy for the period up until 2021.

Have your say on open space, sport and recreation facilities in Lancaster

12/4/07: Lancaster City Council has recently appointed specialist sport and leisure consultants PMP to look into how open space, sport and recreation facilities can be best used. The study is required by the Government, as laid out in current planning guidance.

Are Jet Skiers A Menace on the River Lune?

12/6/04: Local bird lovers in Lancaster are up in arms over jet ski use on the River Lune, concerned for the safety of nesting birds. Several people have also complained to Virtual-Lancaster about the noise the jet skis make and raised safety concerns. Jet skiers now regularly tear up the Lune beyond Skerton Bridge -- despite a voluntary agreement made some years ago not to go further.