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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Keep up to date on Council services

You can stay informed about West Lancashire Borough Council services if they are affected by winter weather by keeping an eye on the winter pages on our website and following @WestlancsBC on Twitter.

Residents and businesses can find out up-to-the-minute information if there are changes to Borough Council services due to adverse weather conditions. Signing up to Twitter is free and can be done at Twitter (external link). The ‘blue light’ Emergency Services also use Twitter to give out urgent information.

If you visit the winter pages or follow us on Twitter you will be the first to know if there are any changes to services, including refuse and recycling collections. The Council is also urging residents to be prepared for floods, and to check if they need to take steps to protect their homes.

The storms last winter, in particular Storm Eva on Boxing Day, had devastating effects. It caused the worst flooding ever recorded in West Lancashire and almost 300 properties were flooded internally. Many people had to leave their homes because of the damage.

Information to help residents decide if they should take steps to protect their property is provided on the Council website. There is also information about what to do if a flood occurs on our flood awareness page.

Councillor Ian Moran, Leader of West Lancashire Borough Council, said: “All the Council’s staff work hard to ensure they are fully prepared should bad weather arrive. By keeping an eye on our website and following us on Twitter people will receive important updates about affected Borough Council Services, as soon as they happen. I would encourage people to go online to find out more about winter services.

“Homes and communities can be devastated by flooding and we urge people to go to the website, look at the flood awareness pages and consider what action they should take. Visit our flood awareness page.”

Lancashire County Council (external link) provides information on services such as highways, gritting and school closures. To find out more please visit

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