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Have your say on the Council Plan 2018-2022

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 14:00 to 19:00 at The Storey, Lancaster LA1 1TH

Review: 'Educating Rita' at the Dukes

7/4/18: Dukes Director Sarah Punshon follows her Christmas success 'Aladdin' with another strong production, Educating Rita. It's an economical play. One set, two characters, several years. Played in the round, it is intimate, and more compelling than any film could be. Read Virtual-Lancaster's review.

Canal Corridor Action Group Ideas Meeting

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 13:00 to 16:02 at Gregson Centre, Lancaster LA1 3PY

County's £100m South Lancaster Transport Plan Bid Goes To Next Stage

2/4/18: Major infrastructure plans to support new homes in Lancaster and the development of Lancaster University, including the new Health Innovation Campus, have received approval to be taken to the next stage. The HIF Forward Fund would support a range of transport infrastructure initiatives.

Flood Action Meeting

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 19:30 at St Paul's Hala Centre, Hala Square, Lancaster LA1 4RW

Geoff Driver decrees only Tories allowed to speak at County's Cabinet meetings

23/3/18: Lancashire County Councillors are still smarting after its Cabinet agreed on 8 March to a proposal by by Conservative Council Leader Geoff Driver to bar any councillor from addressing Lancashire's Conservative-only Cabinet who was not a Cabinet member, other than the Labour leader and deputy.

CLOUD meeting advises on how to comment on Local Plan - Deadline is 6 April

23/3/18: A packed General Meeting of CLOUD on Tuesday 20 March stressed the need for people to respond to Lancaster City Council's Local Plan by 6 April 2018. Worried residents expressed a range of concerns, with flooding and air quality topping a long list. Information on how to comment was provided

'Take 5' Litterpick Volunteers Clean Up City Canal Corridor

23/3/18: On Saturday 10th March 2018, a voluntary litter pick and multi-agency fisheries patrol was conducted on the Lancaster Canal, in and around Lancaster, with the aim of improving this much-loved space for all users, as well as providing a high-visibility deterrent against wildlife and fisheries crime.

Take back control say Greens on Canal Corridor. Petition launched

23/3/18: A public meeting at the Gregson Centre last week was told by Green Party speakers that the proposed scheme by British Land was full of financial and environmental risks. They calculated that it would be more financially sound for the Council to take control with a phased scheme.

Labour's majority in the balance as student city councillors resign

22/3/18: Two vacancies have been created on Lancaster City Council following the resignation of two Labour councillors. Lucy Atkinson and Sam Armstrong, who both represented the University and Scotforth Rural ward, have resigned their seats.

Police appeal for information after teenager groped in Lancaster.

16/3/18: Police are appealing for information after a 19 year old woman was groped in Lucy Street car park in Lancaster shortly after midnight on Tuesday morning.

County approves new LED streetlights

16/3/18: A scheme to replace 38,000 streetlights with LEDs has been approved by Lancashire County Council's cabinet. This £9.2m project, running from April 2018 to November 2020, will see all of the county's older, less efficient streetlights replaced by cutting edge, energy saving LEDs.

University Students support the strike

9/3/18: Over 800 Lancaster University students have signed an open letter to their Vice Chancellor expressing solidarity with the staff of the University and with the UCU strike and condemning creeping privatisation in education which has led to exploitation of students and reductions in staff expenditure.

CLOUD to hold meeting on Bailrigg Garden Village Development

9/3/18: Local campaign group CLOUD is calling a General Meeting on Tuesday 20 March at 7.30pm at the Boot & Shoe pub. The group will decide its response to the Local Plan, including the Bailrigg Garden Village proposals, as the public's comments for the Planning Inspectorate must be submitted by 6 April.

Celebrating Women Week leads off at the Marsh Community Centre

4/3/18: On Saturday the Marsh Community Centre held a wonderful day celebrating the wonderful women of Lancashire, marking 100 years of (some) women getting the vote in the UK.

New 582 Bus Service for Gressingham, Arkholme and Whittington.

2/3/18: A new bus service starting next week will restore regular public transport to a number of villages north of Lancaster. Investment by Lancashire County Council to improve rural links has resulted in a new daytime service for Gressingham, Arkholme and Whittington.

The City Council Budget: Left & Right perspectives

2/3/18: Lancaster City Council has approved its budget for the coming year. The two main parties on the council, Conservative and Labour, have sent us their comments about it and here is what they had to say.

Local legal eagles back CancerCare as Charity of the Year

2/3/18: Local solicitors Wright & Lord have named CancerCare North Lancashire and South Cumbria its ‘Charity of the Year’ for 2018, as members of staff have been affected by cancer and some have used CancerCare’s services.

Working Class Oral History Archive seeks participants for new film

2/3/18: People from Lancaster are invited to be part of a documentary film comparing life now with that of their ancestors 100 years ago.

New Social Justice book includes 'LANDED (Freeman's Wood) Project

2/3/18: A new book includes a chapter on StoreyG2’s “LANDED (Freeman's Wood)” project. The book, entitled "Contested Property Claims : What Disagreement Tell Us about Ownership", is part of a series on Social Justice.

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