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Electoral registration system is changing this summer

10/6/14: The biggest shake-up to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years will take place over the summer– and Lancaster City Council is urging everyone to take action when they receive a letter about the change. All residents in the Lancaster district will receive a letter through the post telling them about the introduction of Individual Electoral Registration (IER).

Lancaster City Council joins fight against Campylobacter for Food Safety Week

9/6/14: A quarter of a million people in the UK could be struck down by Campylobacter this year, three times the capacity of the London 2012 Olympic stadium. The fight against Campylobacter will be at the centre of this year’s Food Safety Week (16-22 June), an annual campaign run by the Food Standard’s Agency in conjunction with local authorities.

Horse Shoe finally returns to Horse Shoe Corner

6/6/14: The Horseshoe Corner Horse shoe is back where it should be. Photo courtesy Lancaster City Council.Lancaster's famous Horse Shoe is back in its rightful place on "Horse Show Corner", as part of the improvements to Penny Street and Market Streetco-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Programme 2007-2013 and both Lancaster City and Lancashire County councils.

Funding secured to bolster Morecambe’s Coastal Defences

3/6/14: Lancaster City Council has secured the long term future of key sections of Morecambe’s coastal defences following the award of capital funding of nearly £10m from the Environment Agency. This funding will pay for the reconstruction of the Wave Reflection Wall which was installed in the 1980s and is now showing signs of failure, including visible cracking to the concrete face.

Lancaster Town Hall to host food poverty conference

3/6/14: Lancaster Town Hall will be hosting a community conference this month to raise awareness of the food poverty which exists in the local area.

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

2/6/14: 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.

12,000 new homes locally? Council launches major planning consultation

23/5/14: Forecast Methodology. Turley The Lancaster district should make plans for an additional 12,000 new homes over the next 20 years to meet housing needs fuelled by an increasing population and a growing economy. This would represent a 20% increase in the number of local homes.

Lancaster city centre improvements take shape, famous Horseshoe set to return to rightful place

21/5/14: Resurfacing works partly funded by European Union finance to revive the heart of Lancaster city centre are well underway as part of a £1 million investment to reinvigorate Market Square and the surrounding streets that will include the return of the famous horseshoe to "Horsehoe Corner" on the corner of Penny Street and Market Street.

City Council under Scrutiny: Is it Up to Scratch?

21/5/14: Is there an issue affecting you and your community that you would like to see Lancaster City Council look into? If so, Lancaster City Council wants to hear from you. Scrutiny is important to local democracy and exists to hold decision-makers to account and ensure that issues of concern to local residents and visitors are addressed.

Seaside Awards for Morecambe's beaches

21/5/14: Lancaster City Council has again scooped a top award that places two of Morecambe’s beaches among the best in the UK. Seaside Awards recognise and award beaches in England that achieve the highest standards of beach management.

Don't forget to vote

19/5/14: Lancaster City Council is reminding people to go out and vote in this week’s European elections. The city council is administering the poll for the European elections in the Lancaster district. There will also be by-elections in the University and Scotforth West wards following the resignation of two city councillors and a by-election for Morecambe Town Council in the Westgate ward.

Central Lancaster High School students complete Sports Leaders Award

14/5/14: More than 20 students from Central Lancaster High School have recently completed the Sports Leaders UK Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership course. The 30 hour course delivered by Lancaster City Council was completed over 12 weeks. The course is designed for students aged 13 to 16 years old and provides them with their first experience of becoming a PE teacher.

City Council seeks new Freemen and Freewomen for Lancaster

13/5/14: Applications are being invited for one of Lancaster’s most historic traditions. Each year Lancaster City Council continues the longstanding custom of admitting new Freemen and Freewomen of the city.

When is a a Tory not a Tory? When they want students to vote for them?

12/5/14: The Labour List has drawn our attention to some odd posters that have been popping up around Lancaster University’s campus recently, in support of Daniel Aldred, a candidate in the upcoming Lancaster City Council by-election.

Free Compost from your green waste - Thursday 22 May

7/5/14: Spoil your garden rotten with free City Council compost at Morecambe Sainsbury's on Thursday, May 22 from 10.30am until all the compost has gone. Local residents can reap the rewards of food and green waste recycling by collecting free compost made from the waste collected from green bins.

City Council considers its options to spruce up Queen Victoria statue

2/5/14: Lancaster City Council is looking at ways to restore the listed Queen Victoria memorial in Dalton Square to its former glory - but is conscious that at a time of cuts to vital services, they have to look assess the costs very carefully, which run into thousands of pounds.

European Parliamentary Elections: North West candidates confirmed

25/4/14: The full list of candidates for the forthcoming European Parliamentary Elections has been published and the candidates are listed below. Eleven political parties will contest the elections on Thursday 22nd May to choose the North West of England’s eight Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

Luneside East Planning Application breaks promises, residents claim

8/4/14: 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.

Council asked to approve Freedom of the City for Cedric Robinson

8/4/14: Lancaster City councillors will be asked to approve granting the Queen’s Guide to the Sands, Cedric Robinson MBE, the Freedom of the City at a special meeting of Lancaster City Council later this month. The Queen’s Guide to the Sands is a Royally appointed guide to assist the safe crossing of the sands of Morecambe Bay.

Temporary closure of Dallas Road and Moor Mills 1 Car Parks, Lancaster

4/4/14: Dallas Road Car Park and Moor Mills No. 1 Car Park (access via Nelson Street) in Lancaster will be closed from Monday, 14th April to enable resurfacing works to take place. The works are due to be completed by Easter Monday (21st April 2014). Permit holders can use any of Lancaster City Council’s Pay and Display Car Parks in Lancaster.