The SATs effect: teachers’ verdict – Summer Term 2017, a survey of 2,300 National Union of Teachers primary members, shows that the vast majority of teachers believe the primary assessment system is broken. The survey shows a widespread lack of confidence in the Government’s system of assessment and accountability as […]

NUT survey: SATs having damaging consequences for both children and ...


Skelmersdale Police are appealing for any information you may have in relation to a recent burglary within the Skelmersdale area. At 01:25am on Monday 12th June, two males have gained entry into K&H Hives Convenience Store in Tanfields, Skelmersdale and stolen a large quantity of cigarettes and £20 in cash. […]

Appeal for information following burglary in Skelmersdale


This Saturday, the Concourse’s local, independent retailers are getting in to the spirit of Independence Day by celebrating their own take on the word, ‘independents.’   We all think about Independence Day as 4th July and America commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. However, here in Skelmersdale, we’re celebrating […]

Concourse Shopping Centre’s Independent Retailers’ Day Event



This Saturday’s annual NUT Supply Teacher Conference will hear that employment prospects for supply teachers are getting tougher, as schools increasingly use unqualified staff in place of qualified supply teachers to cover teacher absence. The NUT’s 2017 supply teacher survey, which received a record 1,300 responses, shows that 41% of […]

Schools increasingly using unqualified staff to cover teacher absence


Tuesday 27 June 6.00 p.m. Council Offices, Ormskirk The Mayor & Mayoress will host an awards reception and present certificates to volunteers of the West Lancs Council for Voluntary Service for 100 and 200 hours of volunteering, a Work Experience Award and an Outstanding Contribution to Volunteering  Award Wednesday 28 […]

Mayoral engagements week commencing 26 June 2017


Holy Trinity Church Bickerstaffe enjoyed a fabulous concert from the Charnock Richard Brass Band on Friday 23rd June. The Concert at Holy Trinity Church, Bickerstaffe tonight included Lord Of The Dance, Les Miserables, Gaelic Blessing & The Beatles and much more. The evening raised £400 for the church. A big […]

Charnock Richard Brass Band Concert