Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Council unveils plans to improve two key gateways to the Borough

West Lancashire Borough Council has unveiled plans to improve the appearance of two key gateways in the Borough.

As part of the public realm works the Borough Council undertakes on behalf of Lancashire County Council, a number of gateway roundabouts are maintained in addition to maintaining the grass and controlling weed growth. This year the Borough Council plans to improve two key locations.

The roundabout next to Ormskirk Fire Station will be planted up in June with seasonal bedding plants around the existing shrubbery to provide a vibrant, colourful welcome to the town throughout the summer months.

Later in the year, following generous contributions from local residents, Hope Island in Skelmersdale will be planted with daffodil bulbs to help revive the roundabout in tribute to local cancer sufferers.

Cllr Kev Wilkie, West Lancashire Borough Council portfolio holder for Street Scene, said: "The Borough Council is ambitious for West Lancashire to have a good quality environment. We are really pleased to be working with Lancashire County Council and local residents to bring about these improvements in key locations across the Borough that really matter to local residents."