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Preparing for Winter

Published on November 9, 2016 at 2:02 pm

With this cold weather upon us, we thought it may be worth sharing this link to report faults to Lancashire County Council, the highways authority in Rossendale. 

Lancashire County Council refill our grit bins, repair pot holes, fix broken street lights, unblock drains, grit our roads and many other functions all of which become more of an issue in the cold winter weather and calls are already increasing about these issues.

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Lancashire’s PROUD Awards

Published on November 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm

Inspiring children and young people from Lancashire can now be nominated to receive a recognition award as part of Lancashire Children and Young People’s PROUD Awards.

The awards recognise the successes and contributions made by looked after children and young people, or those who have previously been looked after.  A child is ‘looked after’ if they are in the care of the local authority for more than 24 hours.

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Lancashire Councils Earn Success on Road to Combined Authority

Published on November 3, 2016 at 3:58 pm

Councils in Lancashire are celebrating after being awarded £260,000 of funding just weeks after setting up a shadow Combined Authority for the county.

The money will go towards creating better homes for residents while opening up new areas for employment sites, potentially creating hundreds of new jobs.

The money has been granted through the Government’s One Public Estate programme, which provides practical and technical support and funding to councils to deliver property-focussed programmes.

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Get Involved in Shaping the Future of Local Health and Social Care

Published on November 1, 2016 at 10:07 am

Residents are invited to get involved, debate and help shape the future of health and social care in East Lancashire at an upcoming engagement event.

NHS and local councils in Pennine Lancashire, which is made of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, are working together to change the way health and social care is delivered in the area.

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Lancashire Constabulary to recruit 160 new police officers

Published on October 20, 2016 at 11:38 am

Lancashire Constabulary is looking for 160 new police officers to tackle crime, support the vulnerable and keep communities safe.

The roles are not for extra officers, but are needed to replace those that leave the constabulary, mainly through retirement, to ensure the force remains operationally resilient.

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said: “This is an important investment in Lancashire Constabulary and a chance to recruit officers from under-represented communities.

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Fostering Needs You!

Published on September 9, 2016 at 11:12 am

Each week 20 local children need a family so we need foster carers from all backgrounds to provide loving homes.

Lancashire County Council would particularly like to recruit foster carers who are able to care for:

  • Brothers and sisters.
  • Older children and teenagers.
  • Children that will be in foster care long term.

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Enter the Lancashire Tourism Awards

Published on September 1, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Lancashire Tourism Awards are the biggest celebration of tourism excellence in Lancashire.  Last year’s awards had a 4.3 million print media coverage circulation and a 19.6 million potential reach on social media.  If you’re proud of what you do to contribute to Lancashire’s £3.7million visitor economy then this is your opportunity to shout about it.

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Appointments Made to Shadow Combined Authority

Published on July 21, 2016 at 8:26 am

Key appointments to lead the county towards the creation of a Combined Authority have now been made.

Local councils in Lancashire submitted their bid to become a Combined Authority to the Government in June and a shadow Combined Authority has now been formed.

The chair will be Cllr Simon Blackburn, Leader of Blackpool Council, and the vice chair will be Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council.

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Free Central Heating for Lancashire Residents

Published on July 11, 2016 at 10:41 am

Lancashire residents are being encouraged to winter-proof their homes before the cold kicks in.

Homeowners and tenants across the county are now able to apply into a new fund to provide first time central heating systems to properties across the county.

The £2.25m pot is expected to supply and fit 900 new central heating systems before the start of the autumn, with “fuel poor” residents living in all areas of the red rose county eligible to apply.

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