Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Wrap Up West Lancs Project supports residents to combat the cold

West Lancashire Borough Council have recently launched the Wrap Up West Lancs campaign to support local residents to keep warm over winter. Wrap Up West Lancs is a coat donation and collection scheme with an aim to find a sustainable way to support West Lancashire residents to navigate the cost-of-living crisis throughout the winter months.

Throughout the first week in October, residents were invited to donate any good quality, preloved winter jackets to help support the community to combat the cold. Donation stations were opened at locations across the Borough, and the teams on site facilitated the collection of hundreds of coats from generous residents.

Local schools also got involved, with Parbold Douglas Primary, St Marys Catholic Primary, Crawford Village Primary and St Annes Catholic Primary donating a huge pile of warm outer layers to the project.

Residents who would benefit from the project will be welcomed to visit one of the collection points from the week commencing Monday 16th October, where coats will be issued, and light refreshments will be available.

  • Mon 16 Oct - Coronation Park Bowling Green, Ormskirk - 11am - 6pm
  • Tues 17 Oct - The Grove, Burscough - 12:30 - 6pm
  • Thurs 19 Oct - West Lancs Youth Zone - 11am - 6pm
  • Fri 20 Oct - Hesketh Bank Community Centre - 11am - 6pm

Portfolio holder for Communities, Councillor Anne Fennell said: "We appreciate that for many, the approaching winter months can bring financial stress and worry, especially as we continue to navigate through the cost-of-living crisis. The Wrap Up West Lancs project looks to bring immediate relief for families and residents across the borough who are concerned about keeping warm. We want to give particular thanks to the local schools who took part and encourage anyone who could benefit to visit one of our collection points."