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Recent consultations

Stakeholder Survey

We sought the views of community groups and local businesses about where we should make reductions in spending or increase income.

The 2018 Stakeholder Survey gave organisations a chance to influence the decisions the Council will make about how we provide services in the coming year. The deadline for taking part was 22 March 2018.

Citizen Survey

We sought the views of individual residents about satisfaction with services and where in future the Council should make reductions in spending or increase income. The deadline for taking part was 22 March 2018 and the results are now being collated and will be published on the website in due course.

Results: the results are being used by the Council as it makes plans for services, efficiencies and savings.

Tawd Valley Park

People were invited to have their say on the latest stage of an exciting project to make Tawd Valley Park an even better place to visit.

The closing date for comments was 12 January 2018 and this information is now being reviewed as part of the Tawd Valley Masterplan. Find out more information at Tawd Valley Park Project.

West Lancashire Open Space Survey

We ran two open space surveys between 18 October and 8 December 2017 - one for adults and one for primary school aged children. The surveys were to help audit existing open spaces in West Lancashire, including parks, recreation grounds, allotments, nature sites and play areas. We will use the findings of these surveys to produce a report which assesses open spaces in the area, identifies standards of provision, and make recommendations for the future. We expect the Open Space Study to be completed by March 2018. We will publish the final report at that time.

Proposed revisions to Taxi Licensing Policy 

Following the consultation, the draft policy was presented to Licensing and Appeals Committee on 05/12/17.

Sex Establishment Policy

The Council has consulted on a review of its policy for the licensing of sex establishments. The consultation closed on the Friday 29 September.

Tawd Valley Park - Have your say

A new project is underway looking at how the Tawd Valley, often described as the' Jewel in the Crown' of Skelmersdale could be developed to improve its appeal and accessibility. Groundwork, working in partnership with West Lancs CVS, have undertaken a survey on behalf of West Lancs Borough Council to seek the views of local residents. The results will be fed into the Tawd Valley Masterplan to guide future development in respect of ecological and recreational benefits together with continued sustainability.