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Recent consultations

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 will be presented to Licensing and Appeals Committee on 05/12/17. If approved, it will come into force early 2018. 

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.   

Meeting the Budget Challenge 2017

Residents and organisations in West Lancashire were invited to give their views on the Borough Council’s proposals for savings, efficiencies and increases in income totalling £310,000. The closing date was 3 September and the responses are now being analysed and considered.

Citizen and Stakeholder Survey 2017

We invited local residents, community groups, organisations and local businesses to give their views about where we should make reductions in spending or increase income. The consultation closed on 7 April 2017.