Council awarded £857,000 for flood repairs

Roads and tunnels in Wigan Borough damaged by Storm Eva will be repaired thanks to another cash boost. Wigan Council has received £857,000 from the Department of Transport’s local transport capital block funding grant to help with ongoing repairs caused by the storm on Boxing Day 2015. The successful bid was in partnership with Bolton, … Read more

Further proposals agreed to support independent libraries and transfer buildings to local groups

Lancashire County Council has agreed in principle to transfer ownership of four library buildings to community organisations, and help to establish independent community-run libraries in three of them. The council agreed last year to reduce the number of buildings it owns and rents as part of a new Property Strategy, which included reducing the number … Read more

Which? calls for consumer agenda to be front and centre for the next government

New Which? research shows tackling problems in social care for older people, energy prices, and financial fraud and scams must be top priorities for the next Government. The consumer champion has today (Saturday, 29 April) published its “Consumer Agenda for Government” urging all political parties to use the forthcoming election to address critical consumer issues, … Read more

Mayoral engagements week commencing 1 May 2017

Wednesday 3 May 9.00am Aughton St Michael’s Primary School The Mayor will attend the School’s Assembly when the pupils will present her with a cheque for her charities raised by carrying out various activities throughout the year Sunday 7 May 10.15am Christ Church, Newburgh The Mayor & Consort will attend the Newburgh Parish Council Annual Civic Service

Tackling knife crime on Lancashire’s streets

Lancashire Constabulary is supporting a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime. Operation Sceptre, running from 1-7 May, is a national campaign targeting knife crime and those who carry knives. While knife crime in Lancashire is no worse than many other parts of the country we are keen to stress that any incident involving … Read more