Local News

Alternative WLBC Budget 2017

The Conservative Budget demonstrates how the books can be balanced without increasing council tax, charging for green waste collections and making cuts to important frontline services.

West Lancashire Countryside

Would you like to know about the exciting free events taking place in West Lancashire’s wonderful parks and countryside sites? Then make sure you get a copy of the 2017 Parks and Countryside Events programme.

Winter Warm Scheme

There is still time for home owners to apply for free gas heating appliance repair or replacement.

West Lancashire Borough Council has received funding from Lancashire County Council’s Public Health Team to offer the West Lancs Winter Warm Scheme for a fourth year.

Have your say

Residents who want to give their views on an item on a Borough Council agenda are being reminded that they have that chance.

Merry Christmas


I wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas


I wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.

Council services over Christmas and New Year

West Lancashire Borough Council Offices at Derby Street, Ormskirk, and in Skelmersdale will close at 12 noon Friday 23 December 2016 and re-open at 9am Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Services will operate as outlined below. Details can also be found in the Christmas section of this website:

The Autumn Statement 2016

Dear reader,

Six years ago, we took over an economy on the brink of collapse, with the highest budget deficit in our peacetime history. We took the tough decisions to tackle that deficit, rebuilt Britain’s shattered fiscal credibility and created more than 2.7 million new jobs.