Skelmersdale Police share information about their investigation into incident in Banksbarn

Further to an alleged report of a man grabbing a child by the arm on Banksbarn, we would like to provide the following information for some understanding about our investigation. Child abduction cases are treated as ‘urgent’ by Lancashire Police and receive a gold-standard response in terms of priority and resources. All officers are instantly … Read more

Citizens Advice says ‘get on the net’ with new Digital Help Centre

A major new initiative aimed at helping hundreds of local people gain access to vital benefits and other services via the internet is about to be launched by Citizens Advice working together with Macmillan Cancer Support. From Monday, July 31, specially trained Digital Champions with a bank of online workstations will be on hand at … Read more

Award winning local theatre maker coming back home to Skem to make a second show

Jackie Hagan, an award winning theatre maker is making a show showing working class and disabled people in a good light, and is doing audio recordings of people in Skem next week (Jackie is from Birch Green). I’ll be asking questions like: What’s a nice thing someone has done for you? What’s the most memorable … Read more

Concourse Shopping Centre’s Independent Retailers’ Day Event

This Saturday, the Concourse’s local, independent retailers are getting in to the spirit of Independence Day by celebrating their own take on the word, ‘independents.’   We all think about Independence Day as 4th July and America commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. However, here in Skelmersdale, we’re celebrating all things local and independent. … Read more

Mayoral engagements, week commencing 19 June

Monday 19 June 4.45pm Coronation Park, Ormskirk The Mayor & Mayoress will attend the Flag Raising Ceremony to mark Armed Forces Day which is Saturday 24 June. The Flag will remain flying up to and including 24 June Tuesday 20 June 6.15pm West Lancs College The Deputy Mayor & Deputy Mayoress will attend the LDD Learners Awards Evening to … Read more