Building more homes in Britain

New figures show that the number of new homes being registered across the UK is at its highest level since 2007.By working closely with housebuilders, we’re ensuring that they have the skills n

Flooding Roadshow

A flooding roadshow is inviting South Ribble residents to help shape the borough’s future flooding response. The Environment Agency, South Ribble Borough Council and partners are inviting residents to have their say on flooding and find out more about the support available. The drop-in sessions provide an opportunity for local people to inform flood risk management in their community by providing information on their experiences.

Transforming Homes in Britain

For decades, sink estates, and sometimes the people who lived in them, have been seen as something simply to be managed, leading to gangs, and entrenching poverty.

English Votes for English Laws: Delivered

In our manifesto, we committed to English Votes for English Laws – and we’ve now delivered it.The Housing Bill was the first piece of legislation to be subject to the new system.It wasn’t fair that

Clean up continues after flooding

Although not as severely affected as some neighbouring areas, South Ribble Borough Council is helping residents of around 50 households and a number of businesses who suffered the devastating effects of surface water flooding and some river over-topping.As well as assisting the major responders such as Lancashire County Council and the Environment Agency, the council has cleaned up sludge and cleared debris. It has also advised those affected of the financial help and further practical support that is available. The council has been busy checking culverts, and extra staff remain on call to respond to further flooding if it occurs.