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Association Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Association has been called for 28th February at 7-30pm, all members are invited to attend.

Association Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Association has been called by the Chairman for 28th February at the Leyland Conservative Club, all members are invited to attend.

Icelandic Investment Returned

ALMOST all of the £5m deposited in two failed Icelandic banks by South Ribble Borough Council has now been recovered.A final payment made to the council this week means that it has now got back all of its £3 million long-term deposit with Landsbanki, having already received 94% of its £2 million short-term deposit with Heritable. It takes the total recovered to more than £4.9 million.

LCC Tory Leader on BT link

Lancashire County Council has announced that it is going to second hundreds of its staff to a private company which is entirely owned by BT. The announcement came as a shock, as it follows months of the Labour Administration, backed by the LibDems, falsely accusing the Conservatives of 'outsourcing' County Council services to a company in which the Council had a 40 per cent share and 3 Directors on the Board.

LCC Conservatives express concern for staff

The Lancashire County Council Labour Administration, backed by the LibDems, has caused alarm amongst the whole of the workforce at County Hall by announcing that 2,500 jobs will have to go. This number has been arrived at by the simple mathematical calculation of dividing the total employee savings required by the average salary.

Village Parades at Risk

Association Chairman Councillor Malcolm Barron fears traditional village parades across Lancashire are in jeopardy following new guidance not to support marshalling traditional parades and walking days that have taken place across the County for generations.

Village parades at risk

Association Chairman Councillor Malcolm Barron has tabled a motion to the next full meeting of Lancashire County Council following complaints that police may no longer support community parades.

Cheaper Calls to the County Council

Lancashire County Council has moved closer to replacing its current 0845 numbers with 0300 numbers, which will make it cheaper to contact the council by phone. The new numbers will be introduced on Thursday 27th March and will cost the same to call as geographic numbers starting 01 or 02.  To many customers, they will be free of charge as part of their telephone packages.

Lancashire Broadband Success

Major milestone achieved, as more than half of Lancashire is now reached by fibre broadbandThe rapid progress of the Superfast Lancashire project means that more than half (52 per cent) of Lancashire can now get access to high-speed fibre broadband.

Leader welcomes latest railway station improvements

 
THE latest developments at Leyland Railway Station have been heralded as a significant step.South Ribble Borough Council Leader, Councillor Margaret Smith, who has campaigned for improvements to the station for many years, said ongoing work to create a new ticket office is an essential part of making the station fit for the 21st Century. Network Rail say the new ticket office is expected to be completed in February.