Still time to comment on draft Green Infrastructure and Cycling Strategy

There is still time to have your say on an important document for green spaces and walking and cycling routes in your area. West Lancashire Borough Council has produced a draft Green Infrastructure and Cycling Strategy and wants to know your views on it. The Strategy looks to establish a high quality, accessible network for … Read more

New initiative to boost disadvantaged groups in work

An employer toolkit to help businesses recruit and retain more single parents and care leavers has been launched. A first-of-its-kind employer toolkit designed to help businesses recruit and retain more single parents and care leavers has been launched today. People from disadvantaged groups face challenges that many others do not – such as having to … Read more

Businesses set for lower bills

Businesses across the country will get lower bills that accurately reflect changes in their local property market. Thousands of businesses across the country are set to benefit from falls in their business rates bills, figures released today (17 February 2017) show. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said this will give regional economies ‘the edge’ to drive … Read more

Come and join the Skelmersdale Ambassadors at their next networking event

If you run a business that has connections to Skelmersdale and want to create links with other business leaders then book your place at an exciting business breakfast event. Do you want to find out about the latest developments in Skelmersdale?  Come and hear from other local businesses and have the opportunity to network and make connections … Read more

Acclaimed artist leads ‘Lancashire Not Forgotten’ memory sessions

A Lancashire-wide project will capture the memories of people living with dementia in two new pieces of textile artwork. Internationally-acclaimed artist, Morwenna Catt, will be interpreting people’s memories at three free events, aimed at capturing accounts of Burnley people’s working lives, as part of the ‘Lancashire Not Forgotten’ project. The two pieces of artwork created … Read more

LGA responds to new analysis of excess deaths

Responding to new analysis from the Royal Society of Medicine linking 30,000 excess deaths in 2015 to cuts in health and social care, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, said: “We would urge government to urgently review the evidence behind this analysis. If correct, it would clearly reinforce the desperate need … Read more