Council begin consultation on community transport budget – Have your say

Lancashire County Council has started to consult with local people on their proposals to reduce the budget which supports community transport services.  The council’s cabinet agreed in January 2018 to reduce the community transport budget to contribute to savings needed to meet a forecasted funding gap of £144m in 2021/22. Community transport in Lancashire is provided for people who are

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FREE Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea Event in Ormskirk

Age UK Lancashire are hosting a FREE Royal Afternoon Tea event at the Wellbeing Centre in Ormskirk on Wednesday 23 May 2018. The event will run from 1.30 – 3.30pm and is aimed at providing a fun, friendly afternoon to older people of Lancashire. The dementia friendly event will include musical entertainment, a royal themed quiz and a raffle alongside a delicious array of sandwiches

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Moor Hall win yet another award

Ormskirk based Michelin star restaurant Moor Hall have won another award. They have just won the Best Breakthrough award at the GQ Awards. Moor Hall owners Andy and Tracey Bell along with chef Mark Birchall have transformed this jewel after being bought in 2015. Eighteen months of renovation allowed them to open in March 2017 and since then they have

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Woman banned from entering Southport Town Centre

Merseyside Police have obtained a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) against a Southport woman after she was convicted and sentenced for shoplifting. Sara Francis Wilson, 41 years, from Eastbourne Road, Southport was given the CBO at Sefton Magistrates Court on Wednesday, 18 April. She was convicted of the theft of shampoo and conditioner from B & M Bargains on 20

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Police find cannabis farm in Old Skem

Officers this week have executed a raid on a cannabis farm in the Old Skelmersdale area as part of Operation Nemesis. Local neighbourhood policing teams working with officers have discovered 400 cannabis plants being cultivated in two separate rooms and the loft space at an address in Old Skelmersdale with a street value of approximately £200,000. Police are grateful to

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Police appeal for witnesses after motorcyclist dies

Police have confirmed the sad news that a motorcyclist has died following a collision with a car on County Road, Ormskirk. The collision occured at 5pm on Wednesday April 18, when the bike – a Yamaha MT10 – collided with a Honda Civic, causing the rider to be thrown from the vehicle. The motorcyclist suffered multiple serious injuries and was

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What’s brown, green, blue and grey and set to change soon?

Bins! That’s what is set to change. Soon West Lancs residents will have four bins to put out, but only if the pay for the garden waste brown bin. From 12 March 2018, West Lancs residents can sign up and pay online for the collection of garden waste. The cost is £30 per year for one garden bin to be emptied, however you

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