Updates from OWL

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    Victory- Plans for Search & Fine Cameras Abandoned

    Question from Independent councillor at Council Meeting draws admission from Portfolio Holder Controversial plans to install enforcement cameras on Ormskirk’s council car parks have been dropped after a public outcry. Responding to a question from Our West Lancashire councillor, Adrian Owens,…

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    Green bin fiasco at sheltered housing

    Older residents at one of Ormskirk’s sheltered housing schemes have approached Our West Lancashire for help after being asked to pay the council’s unpopular £30 green bin charge. This is even though the gardens belong to the council and the residents…

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    Council make £391,000 cash surplus

    West Lancashire Borough Council made a surplus on its Revenue Account of £391,000 in the last financial year equivalent to 5% on council tax. Now, Our West Lancashire is calling for a reversal of recent changes saying they are not necessary.…

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    Time to halt house conversions to student accommodation

    Our West Lancashire are calling for a change in approach from planners and a halt to any further conversions of family houses into student accommodation. Ormskirk councillor, Adrian Owens said “From discussions with student landlords we estimate that there are already…

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    Improvements possible at Fiveways junction

    Further Action Possible at Fiveways Junction after Halsall Lane One way plans dropped The Independents welcomed the news that the county council had finally listened to local residents and dropped plans for a one-way system on Halsall Lane in Ormskirk. However,…

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    New Questions arise for Cllr Moon

    UPDATED: 27 February 2017 Lancashire MP calls on Cllr Moon to resign from one of his two council seats saying his action “looks self-serving”. To download the documents from the MP click here. Fresh questions face West Lancashire councillor, Paul Moon…

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    OWL Action Plan for pot-holed roads

    Our West Lancashire activists, Ian Davis and Gordon Johnson are calling for action from the county council and a new approach to West Lancashire’s potholed roads. Ian Davis said, “Last year, our research uncovered that West Lancashire had the worst pot-holed…

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    OWLs welcome new steam room for Park Pool

    Users of the health suite at Park Pool will benefit from a new steam room which is being installed next week (6th February), in the latest of a series of improvements at the popular Ormskirk facility. The news has been welcomed…

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    Council Leader put on the spot

    Residents pose Questions on Potholes and Parking Charges to West Lancashire’s Council Leader The state of West Lancashire’s roads and Labour’s promises over cutting car park charges feature in questions asked on behalf of local residents at this week’s council meeting…