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    Finally Cllr Moon resigns

    Responding to news that Hesketh bank Councillor, Conservative Paul Moon has today resigned his seat on West Lancashire Borough Council., Council Independents, Our West Lancashire warmly welcomed the move. OWL councillor, Adrian Owens, said “Ever since it emerged that Paul Moon…

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    Council must act justly over blue box users

    The Borough council must respond justly to residents who use the blue box to recycle plastics, glass and cans rather than charge them for a change of the council’s making, say council Independents, Our West Lancashire. OWL councillor, Adrian Owens, said…

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    Facilitators or Barrier Builders?

    If maximising the use of Ormskirk’s historic town centre is of interest to you, please read on. You may recall our semi-viral Facebook post in January asking about town centre events. We complained that our proposal for council funding for additional…

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    Dismay over proposed changes to car park charges

    Proposals that will abolish free parking on council car parks and see sharp rises in the cost of short stay parking fail to recognise the changes in recent years says Our West Lancashire’s Finance Spokesman, Cllr Ian Davis. On Wednesday, the…

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    Town Centre paving ‘an obstacle course in places’

    Ormskirk’s pedestrianised areas are ‘an obstacle course in places’ due to the backlog of repairs required to cobble sets and paving slabs in the main shopping streets say Our West Lancashire. Jane Thompson, the Group’s Scott Ward Spokesperson said they had…

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    Let community run Skelmersdale 3G Football Pitch

    The 3G football pitch next to the former Glenburn school should be handed over to a local community group to run in their present location says Our West Lancashire, the Borough Council’s Independents. The call comes after news last week that…

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    End Delay and make Promised new Car Parking Offer

    Hard-pressed retailers need to see an end to the five-month delay in bringing forward a more attractive car parking offer for Ormskirk says a long-serving councillor in the town. Cllr Adrian Owens said, “Labour made a promise at last July’s council…

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    New seating welcomed in Ormskirk Town Centre

    Older and less mobile shoppers will benefit from the new seating installed at Wheatsheaf Walk in Ormskirk Town Centre after the council responded to a request on behalf of local residents from Our West Lancashire. Cllr Ian Davis said, “I’ve been…

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    Cut ‘jobs for the boys’ at County Hall

    Three-Quarters of Conservative County Councillors get additional ‘Special Responsibility Allowances’ Our West Lancashire have called on the county council to reduce drastically the number of councillors receiving special responsibility allowances after it was revealed that three-quarters of all Conservative county councillors…

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    Community Christmas Tree Light Switch On

    Ormskirk Parish Church, 5.30pm, Friday 24th November 2017 The appeal to raise the funds to reinstate the Christmas Tree by the Parish Church in Ormskirk has been successful and the Community Christmas Tree and Nativity Scene light switch on arrangements have…

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    Labour Council Group ‘out of touch’

    Our West Lancashire councillor Adrian Owens has branded the local Labour council group ‘out of touch’ after they failed to support a council motion to ask the Government to give councils the power to levy business rates on student landlords. Cllr…

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    Looming £1.3m Budget Gap set for Council Debate

    A debate has been called at the Borough Council this week because of the looming funding gap of £1.3 million faced by local councils, police and fire services from the large percentage of student housing in West Lancashire. Councillors are being…

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    Possible Site for Park and Ride Identified

    Local Councillor renews call for Park and Ride to Ease Ormskirk’s Congestion and Parking Problems An Ormskirk councillor has renewed the call for a Park and Ride facility to ease the town’s congestion and parking problems after identifying a possible location…

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    Persistence and Community Effort finally pays off

    Lancashire County Council have finally agreed to maintain three roadside planters on Burscough Road in Ormskirk after a two-year campaign from local activist, Jane Thompson which has seen the community adopting and maintaining one of the planters itself during that time.…