Efficient council reduces savings target by millions

Prudent financial planning and bold reforms have helped Wigan Council to be ahead of their savings target, a new report reveals. Wigan Council was one of the worst hit local authorities in the country for budget reductions after the announcement of austerity measures in 2010. Through its Deal for the Future strategy the council has … Read more

Music for recovery

Warrington band ‘The Recoverists’ will showcase their talents in a powerful documentary about how music helped them overcome addiction. Members of the band have worked together to film a short documentary which will be showcased at the Pyramid Centre later this month. The film shows the band’s journey from its modest beginnings through to some … Read more

Southport Pier improvements start

Major refurbishment work on Southport Pier has started as part of a multi-million pound project benefiting the whole resort. Sefton Council secured £2m from the Coastal Community Fund in order to undertake the extensive works to the Pier – the oldest cast iron pier in the UK and second longest. The overall project will deliver … Read more

Mayoral engagements week commencing Monday 21 August 2017

Tuesday 22 August Lancashire Manor Hotel, Up Holland The Mayor & Mayoress will attend the Dream Makers Drama Society awards evening and their tenth birthday celebrations Friday 25 August 9.30 a.m. Towneley Hall The Deputy Mayor & Deputy Mayoress will attend a Civic Tour hosted by the Mayor of Burnley Sunday 27 August 11.00 a.m. … Read more