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Ormskirk set for a fun festive 5k dash

This year will see Ormskirk hold the first annual Ormskirk 5k Santa Dash and Family Fun Run. The event is to be held at Ormskirk’s Coronation Park on 25th November. Entries for the Santa Dash are £5 each and the whole family can enter the separate Family Fun Run for a single entry of £5. Registration commences at 12pm on

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Ormskirk’s Coronation Park getting a ready for a spooktastic free event

Halloween is nearing and Ormskirk’s Coronation park is being prepared for fantastic frights and stupendous screams as scary creatures descend for Halloween on Wednesday 31 October. There will be plenty of scary goings on between 6pm and 8pm at this magnificent Halloween extravaganza, including scary walks through the woods with vampires, witches, ghosts and much more. There will be live

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Local landmarks to be lit up pink and here is why

West Lancs will show its support to parents who have suffered the sad loss of a baby. West Lancashire Borough Council is arranging for Ormskirk Clock Tower and the Lightcube in Skelmersdale structures to be lit up between dusk and dawn during Baby Loss Awareness Week from 9-15 October 2018. Baby loss occurs in many forms, including miscarriage, termination of

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Is this the start of a new medical centre, pharmacy and store in Aughton?

The Leylandii trees around the former playing fields of Mount Carmel preparation school in Aughton Park Drive, Aughton have been removed and only stumps remain. In November 2015 West Lancashire Borough Council approved planning permission by McComb Property Co to build a pharmacy, medical centre and convenience store on the unused playing fields. Aughton Surgery are planning to move into

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Houses, houses and more houses in new revised Local Plan

West Lancashire Borough Council has put a revised Local Plan out for consultation. The plans show a huge increase in housing and will affect some of the best farming land and green belt in the heart of West Lancashire. The revised thirty year plan proposed by the Labour administration will see swathes of prime farming land turned into housing estates.

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What are your views on the new innovative Local Plan?

West Lancashire Borough Council is set to consider an innovative new Local Plan at their meeting on 11th September. This is the first draft of this extremely important document to be considered by the Council’s Cabinet. Some of the proposed ideas include a Skelmersdale Rail Link, three new Garden Villages and a Logistics Park near the M58. Cabinet members are

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Date for Ormskirk Christmas lights revealed and it may surprise you!

Christmas is coming up so quickly and soon it will be time for the lights to be switched on. This year Ormskirk will be having more lights than usual after winning a competition to brighten up the town. West Lancs Borough Council have decided to move the Christmas light switch on from the traditional Friday night to a Sunday afternoon.

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