Lancashire County Council approves budget

Lancashire County Council has approved its budget for 2017/18. As part of the budget, Full Council agreed that Council Tax for 2017/18 be increased by 1.99% plus a 2% increase specifically for social care services. In an addition to the original budget, an extra £500,000 was approved for the county council’s road safety budget. County … Read more

New photograph website to launch

Lancashire County Council will launch a new-look website of historic local photographs and postcards this month. The Red Rose Collections image archive will be available to search people, places and events from Tuesday, 14 February and will replace the current Lancashire Lantern website. This new website design aims to make the site even more user … Read more

Government ministers kick off industrial strategy engagement programme in North West

Ministers to meet businesses and workers across the North West to hear their views on what the priorities should be for the region. ministers will begin a UK wide regional engagement tour with visits across the North West, explaining how plans for a modern Industrial Strategy will benefit the region Business Secretary Greg Clark will host an … Read more

The future of public service: Government Transformation Strategy launched

Minister for the Cabinet Office Ben Gummer launched the government transformation strategy to improve online public services. Today (9 February 2017) the Cabinet Office publishes the Government Transformation Strategy, setting out how the government will harness digital technologies, skills and tools to transform public services and put the citizen first – and redefine the relationship between … Read more

Government announces boost for UK commercial space sector

Government launches £10 million scheme to incentivise the commercial spaceflight market. Draft legislation to enable spaceflight from the UK by 2020 to be published within weeks The global space market is worth an estimated £25 billion over the next 20 years Grants worth £10 million are being made available to help develop commercial launch capability … Read more

2017 Parks and Countryside events leaflets now available

Would you like to know about the exciting free events taking place in West Lancashire’s wonderful parks and countryside sites? Then make sure you get a copy of the 2017 Parks and Countryside Events programme. During 2017 you will be able to join the West Lancashire Borough Council Parks and Countryside Ranger Service on a … Read more