In January and February 2013, we invited residents, and representatives of local organisations and businesses, to give their views. The results of the surveys are available.
We made proposals to change the council tax discounts and exemptions on empty properties and sought residents' views . All comments received were considered by the Council and the changes came into effect from April 2013.
The Council carried out consultation in relation to the Council Tax benefit changes and invited local people and organisations to give their views. Council Tax Benefit was abolished from April 2013 and replaced with a local scheme of Council Tax Support.
Improving sustainability and reducing carbon emissions across West Lancashire is important to the council. To help achieve this aim, we invited comments on our draft Sustainable Energy Strategy.
We invited people to nominate their favourite building or development for the 2013 West Lancashire Design Awards.
We invited people to suggest their favourite local landmark or building for inclusion on the Borough Council’s list of locally important buildings.
The Borough Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committees invited local residents to submit ideas to be included in their work programmes.