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City Council Warns: Be Flood Ready

15/12/14: A battered Morecambe seafront earlier this year. Photo: Lancaster City Council Homes and businesses in the Lancaster district are being encouraged to plan ahead and prepare for the potential of flooding in the future.

Eric - Home At Last!

11/12/14: Photo courtesy Lancaster City Council Morecambe's tribute to its most famous son has returned home today, following repair work. The statue, which was vandalised in October, has been undergoing intensive repair work at a London foundry overseen by its creator, Graham Ibbeson. The statue was returned to its rightful place watched over by the late comedian’s wife, Joan, son Gary and daughter Gail.

Changes to Lancaster City Council services and Christmas opening times

8/12/14: There will be a number of changes to the availability of Lancaster City Council services and facilities this Christmas. Lancaster and Morecambe town halls and the council's housing office on Cable Street, Lancaster will close for Christmas at 3.00pm on Christmas Eve and re-open at 9am on Monday December 29.

Lancaster - Small City, Big Story

4/12/14: The 'Lancaster - Small City Big Story' brand was launched recently by Lancaster City Council who have been working with a number of organisations, including Marketing Lancashire and Lancaster Unlimited to bring a vibrant new look to the branding.

Future layout agreed for Lancaster’s Charter Market

3/12/14: Image courtesy Lancaster City Council Lancaster City Council’s Cabinet has agreed the future layout of the city’s historic Charter Market which will hopefully meet with approval from both town centre businesses and Charter Market stall holders.

A festive feast for all the senses at Lancaster’s Historic Charter Market

3/12/14: Photo courtesy Lancaster City Council Lancaster’s historic Charter Market is bringing an exciting festive outdoor shopping experience to the heart of Lancaster this Christmas. The Charter Market’s Christmas Fayre will take place on Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th December (9.30am– 4pm) in Market Square, Market Street and Cheapside and will extend along New Street and Church Street.

Council's Cabinet to discuss Charter Market layout, consider 'radical' options next month

23/11/14: The results of a recent consultation into the future of Lancaster’s Charter Market will be presented to the city council’s Cabinet on Tuesday 2nd December. Cabinet members will be asked to consider the results and the options for the layout of the market following the completion of the city centre improvement works. Two potential layouts will be presented for consideration.

Eric Morecambe Madness planned for March 2015

12/11/14: Photo courtesy Lancaster City Council Eric Morecambe’s family have been officially invited to oversee reinstatement of his home town’s famous tribute following repair work.

Local visitor information centres nominated for national tourism award

12/11/14: Morecambe and Lancaster Visitor Information Centres (VICs) have been nominated for a prestigious national tourism award in the Visit England Awards for Excellence 2015.

Eric Statue Back in December

4/11/14: Lancaster City Council has officially announced that the Eric Morecambe statue will return to its rightful home on Morecambe's sea front on Thursday 11th December. Following the recent damage to the statue, the city council has been working closely with its creator, sculptor Graham Ibbeson, to make the necessary repairs.

Remembrance Sunday Service Details

28/10/14: This year's Remembrance Sunday marks the centenary of World War One and falls on 9th November 2014, with a number of services being arranged in the Lancaster district. Everyone is welcome to go along to remember all who died for their country in the two World Wars and also those injured or traumatised by more recent operations in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Iraq.

TalkTalk tells Council: "Our landlines don't support Lifeline services"

17/10/14: TalkTalk: "TalkTalk landlines don't support these devices."Update 20 October 2014: Virtual-Lancaster has been contacted by TalkTalk who have sent us the following statement: "We take issues like this very seriously and are conducting an urgent investigation into this." Temporary changes made by TalkTalk to their landline service over the weekend meant that Lancaster City Council has had to warn...

Eric "Back by End of Year"?

15/10/14: Although still reeling from a bizarre attempt to steal Eric Morecambe's statue from the Morecambe's sea front in broad daylight last weekend, Lancaster City Council hope to have the much-loved tourist attraction back in its rightful place before the end of the year.

Charter Market consultation continues amid concern about its future look

26/9/14: Lancaster Charter Market. Image: Lancaster City Council Furtherpublic consultation on the future layout of Lancaster’s Charter Market is due to take place afterrecent consultation with Charter Market traders and the business community showed that there are a range of different views about how the market should be set out.

Temporary closure of Lancaster car park

17/9/14: The Nelson Street pay and display car park in Lancaster is scheduled to be closed temporarily from Monday 29th September until approximately Friday 3rd October for resurfacing works.It is the latest car park to be resurfaced as part of Lancaster City Council’s ongoing Car Parks Improvement Programme.

Temporary closure of Lancaster car parks

12/8/14: A number of city council pay and display car parks in Lancaster are scheduled to be closed temporarily to allow for resurfacing works to take place. The Auction Mart Car Park (access via Thurnham Street) will be closed from Monday 1st September and is due to be re-opened on Saturday 6th September .

Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

10/8/14: Local voters are being asked to comment on future polling arrangements in the Lancaster City Council area.The city council is reviewing its arrangements for voters onelection day by reviewing polling districts and places.It is looking for feedback on any aspect of polling districts and/or polling places currently used.Apolling districtis defined as the geographical area created by sub-dividing a...

Changes to electoral registration will bring major changes for local voters

14/7/14: More than 100,000 people in the Lancaster district will be receiving a letter to tell them about important changes to the electoral registration system. Individual Electoral Registration has been introduced across the country, meaning that everyone will be registered to vote individually, rather than by household.

Council services affected by as unions get set to protest at cuts and 'poverty pay' on 10th July

2/7/14: A number of public sector unions nationally have elected to take strike action on Thursday 10th July, expected to be the largest day of strike action for two years, in a protest against austerity measures and low pay rises for public sector workers.

City Council 12,000 new homes target based on obsolete figures

16/6/14: Turley report image: 'Forecasts have been developed using POPGROUP technology' Population growth forecasts used by Lancaster City Council to justify building 12,000 new homes in this area are based on old figures that have now been revised downwards (by half) by the Office of National Statistics (ON