Residents’ Rights to Speak at Borough Council Meetings

Residents who want to give their views on an item on a West Lancashire Borough Council agenda are being reminded that they have that chance. People living in West Lancashire have the chance to speak on certain agenda items at Council meetings where important decisions are made that affect people across the borough. In addition … Read more

Council to reopen two more libraries

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet has agreed plans to reopen two further libraries at Parbold and Thornton. The cabinet agreed plans in early July for the phased reopening of 14 libraries, nine of which will be run by the county council and five as independent community libraries. Parbold Library and Thornton Library were among 12 libraries … Read more

Greener and leaner council

Wigan Council’s carbon footprint has reduced by over 900 tonnes of CO2 – the equivalent of driving 190 vehicles for a year, making it greener and leaner. At a time when energy prices are increasing, this news will be welcomed by residents whose council aims to provide more effective and efficient services. Wigan Borough residents … Read more

Small businesses to benefit from tax fund

Nurseries, restaurants, pubs and shops are among some of the businesses set to benefit from Wigan Council’s new business rates relief scheme. Wigan’s Discretionary Revaluation Relief scheme, which has been designed to support businesses worst affected by the government’s revaluation of business rates, will favour the borough’s smaller, local businesses. Three proposals will be discussed … Read more

Council passes annual health check with flying colours

Wigan Council has passed its annual financial health check with flying colours according to an external audit report. The council’s finances are reviewed each year to ensure it provides value for money, demonstrates competent decision making, good partnership working and is able to balance the books. Wigan Council’s ‘statement of accounts’ were published in May, … Read more