Category Archives: Skelmerdale news

Police looking for two brave lads who found body of woman in woodland in Skelmersdale

Lancashire Police are trying to trace two young boys who found the body of a woman in woodland in Skelmersdale. It is believed the boys – thought to be around 10 years old – were cycling close to Lathom High School on Summer Street at around 3pm Sunday 9th September when they saw the woman. They alerted a nearby walker

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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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Police appeal for help in identifying couple who attacked women on Southport bus

Police are appealing for help from the public to identify these two people. They would like to speak to them regarding an incident on a Southport to Preston bus. On Wednesday, July 12th at around 7:10pm when a woman, 56 and her daughter, 39, were on the X2 Stagecoach bus. When it stopped near to the New Fleetwood Pub in

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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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Have you seen missing teenager from Burscough?

Lancashire Police are appealing for any information on a missing teenager from Burscough. Craig Warren, 18, from Burscough was last seen by a family member on Friday 17th August in the Waterloo area of Merseyside. Aside from Lancashire, he has links to Merseyside & North Wales. If you have seen him or can help, please call 01695 566010 urgently.

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Ormskirk Motorfest gets underway with over 300 vehicles on display

The weather may be not so good but the vehicles on display should brighten your day at Motorfest. With over 300 cars including vintage, modern and racing there should be a favourite for everyone. Coronation Park is full of cars and stalls and sadly puddles from the rain but a coat and umbrella will allow you to have some fun.

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