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December 2018

Wildlife Talk — 'Marine Conservation and the Impact of Overfishing'

at Church of Ascension Church Hall, Michaelson Avenue, Torrisholme, LA4 6RH

Wildlife Talk — 'Red Squirrels — their Ecology and Survival'

at Church of Ascension Church Hall, Michaelson Avenue, Torrisholme, LA4 6RH

Wildlife Talk — 'The Bats which live in our local area'

at Church of Ascension Church Hall, Michaelson Avenue, Torrisholme, LA4 6RH

3 Bridges 10k

3 Bridges 10k
at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre

Cash boost for Eden Project plans

Eden Project North
Friday, December 21, 2018 - 15:58: Lancaster City Council has agreed to contribute £250,000 to help advance plans for a new Eden Project in Morecambe.

The Dukes Starts 2019 From Scratch!

Nurse and circus performer, Jen Street is one of the artists taking part in The Dukes Scratch Night
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:02: What better time than a new year to start from scratch? The Dukes will be doing just that on Friday 18th January - when it launches its 2019 calendar of live events with a Scratch Night.

Schoolboy designs a Christmas card fit for the Queen

Will Lakin with Lancaster's Mayor
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 11:56: The artistic talents of a Halton schoolboy saw him beat off competition from hundreds of rivals and design a Christmas card fit for the Queen.

Lancaster Ramblers walk at Silverdale

Ramblers Association
at Kingsway Retail Park (Pizza Hut etc), LA1 1BS

Lancaster Ramblers walk at Selside, YD

at Kingsway Retail Park (Pizza Hut etc), LA1 1BS

Lancaster Ramblers walk 2 at Caton

at Kingsway Retail Park (Pizza Hut etc), LA1 1BS

Lancaster Ramblers walk 1 on Caton Moor

Ramblers Association
at Kingsway Retail Park (Pizza Hut etc), LA1 1BS

Lancaster Ramblers walk at Staveley, LD

Ramblers Association
at Kingsway Retail Park (Pizza Hut etc), LA1 1BS

Lancaster Ramblers walk at Clapham & Smearsett Scar, YD

Ramblers Association
at Kingsway Retail Park (Pizza Hut etc), LA1 1BS

Lancaster Ramblers walk up Fiensdale Head & Totridge, Bowland

at Kingsway Retail Park (Pizza Hut etc), LA1 1BS

Lancaster Ramblers walk round Arnside & Silverdale

Ramblers Association
at Kingsway Retail Park (Pizza Hut etc), LA1 1BS

Lancaster Ramblers walk up Gragareth, Yorkshire Dales

Ramblers Association
at Kingsway Retail Park (Pizza Hut etc), LA1 1BS

Lancaster Ramblers walk on Warton Crag/Yealand

Ramblers Association
at Kingsway Retail Park (Pizza Hut etc), LA1 1BS

Mistrust and earthquakes: why Lancashire communities are so shaken by fracking tremors

Fence art at the Preston New Road site in Lancashire (Photo credit: Anna Szolucha)
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 16:00: Anna Szolucha, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Northumbria University, explores why the impact of tremors at the Preston New Road fracking site near Blackpool are reverberating so strongly throughout the community living on the surface

Potato Day 2019

Potato Day 2019
at Friends Meeting House, Lancaster

Haffner Orchestra

at Ashton Hall, Lancaster

City Council's Chief Executive moves on

Susan Parsonage
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 17:03: Lancaster City Council has announced that its chief executive, Susan Parsonage, will be moving on to take up the role of permanent chief executive for Wokingham Borough Council. She is expected to start this role in mid-March 2019.

Changes to city council services and facilities this Christmas

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 16:58: There will be a number of changes to the availability of City Council services and facilities this Christmas.

Planning Inspector criticises Lancaster city council and postpones start of inquiry into the Lancaster Local Plan

Proposed area of growth for Bailrigg Garden Village
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 18:20: The Planning Inquiry Hearings for the Lancaster Local Plan, due to start on 8 January 2019, have been postponed by the Planning Inspector, Richard McCoy. This is because Lancaster City Council failed to deliver evidence on time and attempted to amend the Local Plan that was submitted in May.

Morecambe sparkles after Christmas lights switch on

Morecambe BID’s EDF Morecambe Sparkle switch on - Santa
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 09:34: The sparkle came back to Morecambe last Saturday with the Morecambe BID’s EDF Morecambe Sparkle switch on. New Town Square was packed for the second year running.

County Council votes through £77m cuts package without debate, after chaotic meeting suspended

Geoff Driver
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 09:03: Yesterday's Lancashire County Council Cabinet meeting saw the Geoff Driver, Conservative Leader of the Council, fully supported by his Cabinet suspend proceedings, walk out and then return, moving to vote through £77 million of cuts without any further debate.