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Here is your chance to have your say on how West Lancashire Borough Council should spend money raised from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
Mayoral engagements for the week commencing Monday 15 October
The public consultation has now opened for you to have your say on the West Lancashire Borough Council's blueprint for the future of the area
West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership is aiming to tackle anti-social behaviour in the run up to Mischief Night and Bonfire Night
Mayoral engagements for the week commencing Monday 8 October
The impact of World War One on women's lives is the subject of a poignant new Chapel Gallery exhibition and project to commemorate the end of the 'Great War'
Keen gardeners living in West Lancashire can sign up for the Borough Council’s successful Free Tree Scheme which is being launched again on Monday 22 October 2018
The Council is supporting national Get Online Week by helping residents learn that getting the most out of the internet can be easy and fun.
The Council is reminding residents who are still using blue boxes or bags for recycling to order a blue bin for glass, cans and plastic bottles recycling or a green bin for cardboard and paper for free by 31 October 2018
Ormskirk Clock Tower and the Lightcube in Skelmersdale will be shining pink and blue in support of parents who suffer the devastating loss of a baby
Mayoral engagements for the week commencing Monday 1 October
The Tawd Valley Park website has been launched and will be instrumental in keeping the local community up to date with the Tawd Valley Park Improvement Project and its progress
West Lancashire Borough Council is asking shoppers to be Trolleywise when they are out doing their shopping
Did you know you can learn a language, improve your writing skills or make jewellery at the Chapel Gallery in Ormskirk?
Mayoral engagements for the week commencing Monday 17 September 2018
Come along and help West Lancashire Borough Council Parks and Countryside Rangers shape Tawd Valley Park into a wonderful haven for people and wildlife
West Lancashire Borough Council's Cabinet has agreed the exciting new Local Plan proposals for public consultation next month
The Council is honouring the sacrifices made by men and women who served in the armed forces by marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One
The Skelmersdale Ambassadors Network are hosting a FREE business breakfast event being held at Lancashire Manor Hotel on Thursday 20 September between 7.45am and 9.30am
Council is reminding Private Sector Landlords about changes to the law relating to the licensing of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs)
West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership (WLCSP) is working to ensure new students at Edge Hill University have a safe and enjoyable time whilst studying and socialising in the Borough
The Council has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week (17-23 September 2018) and is sharing some top tips for local residents highlighting the importance of the importance of gas safety
Mayoral engagements for the week commencing Monday 13 September
Voters living in West Lancashire Borough Council’s Tanhouse Ward will go to the polls on Thursday 11 October 2018 for a By-election to elect a new Councillor
Young people from the National Citizen Service (NCS) have been working on projects with West Lancashire Borough Council's Parks and Countryside Rangers Service in Coronation Park
On Monday 3 September West Lancashire Borough Council will fly the Red Ensign to raise awareness of the UK’s dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers
Due to the successful relaunch of the War Horse Walking route in May a second walk has been organised to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One
Mayoral engagements for the week commencing Monday 3 September
West Lancashire Borough Council is preparing an innovative new Local Plan and the first draft of this extremely important document will be considered by Council's Cabinet at their meeting on 11 September
Ormskirk MotorFest splashed into town as people of all ages braved wet weather to come to one of the North West's biggest free family days out, and there was plenty for people to enjoy
The whole family can get in pole position to enjoy a great day out at one of the biggest free events in the North West as the Ormskirk MotorFest comes to town on Sunday 26 August
West Lancashire Borough Council is warning residents they could be fined if they don't check that people they pay to dispose of rubbish are licensed to do so
Residents are being reminded that they can give their views on an item on a Borough Council agenda
Legendary spy James Bond has driven Aston Martins on screen for more than 50 years. One of the latest models, adorned in Red Bull Racing livery celebrating the company's sponsorship of this successful Formula 1 team, is coming to the Ormskirk MotorFest on Sunday 26 August
Mayoral engagements for the week commencing Monday 20 August 2018
West Lancashire Borough Council wants you to contribute towards delivering improvements that can benefit the residents of West Lancashire
Some of the most beautiful cars that will be on display at the Ormskirk MotorFest on Sunday 26 August will take part in a fantastic competition to really add something special to the event
Now is the time for you to nominate your local sporting heroes for a prestigious accolade
Gambling establishments and people living in West Lancashire are being asked for their views on the Council’s revised policy for licensing gambling premises across the Borough
Local residents have received important voter registration information about the annual canvass
Mayoral engagements for the week commencing Monday 13 August
Looking for something different to do this summer? Then join in the free fun at the Chapel Gallery where there is something for everyone to enjoy
The Ormskirk MotorFest returns on Sunday 26 August and organisers are looking for volunteer marshals to join in the fun and help make this wonderful event go smoothly
Following the great success of the Gingerbread Festival this summer representatives from West Lancashire Borough Council, who have been busy organising this year's annual Christmas Light Switch On, are celebrating a win for their plans
West Lancashire residents in six locations across the borough are being encouraged to get involved in community action days right on their doorstep.
The prestigious Lancashire Open Exhibition has been unveiled to the public. Over 350 artworks were considered for selection, submitted by artists from across the UK, with 203 now exhibited for members of the public to enjoy.
Mayoral engagement form week commencing Monday 30 July 2018
A crucial piece of the development jigsaw has been put in place for the major town centre regeneration scheme planned for Skelmersdale Town Centre
FREE COUNTRYSIDE EVENT
Mayoral engagement form week commencing Monday 23 July 2018
The Council is pressing ahead with plans to change from boxes to bins for the collection of plastic bottles, glass and cans and cardboard and paper to make its collection rounds more efficient and improve the environmental quality of the Borough.
Mayoral engagement form week commencing Monday 16 July 2018
Ormskirk's third Gingerbread Festival is set to be an appetising start to a summer of fun.
Mayoral engagement form week commencing Monday 9 July 2018
Safety information and guidance on the moorland fires at Winter Hill
Are you a business who wants to connect with fellow business leaders, reap the benefits of helping to promote the area and connect with those organisations who are here to support business development and growth? Then the Skelmersdale Ambassadors Network is for you!
West Lancashire Borough Council is joining a national campaign encouraging people to remember the victims of the genocide in Srebrenica.
Residents living in West Lancashire Borough Council’s Knowsley Ward are being reminded on how they can vote to elect a new Councillor at the By-Election on Thursday 26 July 2018.