December 2019
In this edition we have an update on the Parliamentary election, information on the Council Offices Christmas Closing times and details on the Mayor's upcoming events plus much more!
Work to dismantle the gas holders at the back of Bengal Street depot is underway
1. General Election update
Nominations have been announced of those candidates standing in the General Election on 12 December.

Three candidates will be standing in the Chorley constituency. While four candidates will be standing in the South Ribble constituency which includes the Chorley borough wards of Eccleston and Mawdesley, and Lostock.

It has been a busy week for the Elections team with two key deadlines (to apply to be listed on the electoral register and to apply for a postal vote) passing earlier in the week. The first batch of postal votes also hit doorsteps this week. We are expecting the second batch of postal votes (for voters who applied later but before the deadline) to be delivered from 5 December.

For those voters who can’t attend their polling station on the day of poll there is still time to apply for a proxy vote, but the deadline for applications to be received back is 5pm, Wednesday, 4 December 2019.
For more information pleas click here.

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2. Council Office Christmas Closing
Chorley Council's offices will close at 1pm on Tuesday, 24 December and reopen on Thursday, 2 January 2020 at 8.45am. If you need any information about our services during this time, including bin collection dates, you can find information on our website.

Alternatively, our phone lines (01257 515151), will be open on Friday, 27 December, Monday, 30 December and Tuesday, 31 December between 10am and 2pm.

Don't forget, if you want to report any issues with highways, including gritting, you will need to contact Lancashire County Council.
For more information please see our website.

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3. 'Mayor's Merry Christmas' Event
The Mayor of Chorley, Councillor Hasina Khan will be holding a Christmas event in the Council Chamber on Tuesday, 17 December.

The evening will include music from acoustic singer songwriter Yoz Hindley and Christmas songs and carols from the Skylarks Community Choir.

Tickets are priced at £12 which includes a glass of mulled wine or non-alcoholic drink on arrival, and hotpot, butter pie and festive treats later. Further drinks are available in return for a donation to the Mayor’s Charity Appeal. Arrival time is 6.30pm for 7pm start.

For tickets please contact Paula Brindle on

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4. Chorley's Real Ice Rink
Get your skates on this Christmas and glide, pirouette and whirl across Chorley’s Real Ice Rink when it returns to the town.

The popular attraction will this year be situated on St Thomas’ Square behind the Town Hall and easily assessed from Queens Road and Farrington Street car parks.

Chorley’s Winter Wonderland will be open every day from Saturday 7 December until Sunday 5 January 2020, except Christmas Day. The ice rink is just £6 per skate session with payment on entry. Ice skates and other equipment provided. Time credits will be accepted on the ice rink only for the first hour and last two hours of each day. One time credit per person, per skate session.
Click here for more information.

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5. Help develop our green agenda
Chorley Council are currently undertaking a Task Group on Developing the Council's Green Agenda.

As part of this Task Group, Members are looking to gather information from Parish and Town Councils on what your main climate change issues/concerns are, the work you are doing to address climate change and the challenges you face, and what the council can do to help you become more environmentally sustainable.

Please send any written feedback to Nina Neisser on

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6. Waste Calendars 2020
New waste collection calendars have now been delivered to all households.

This year calendars were posted by FCC staff through letterboxes over a four week period starting on Monday, 4 November and completed by Friday, 29 November. If you did not receive one please contact Doug Cridland on

The calendars start from December and include details of Christmas collection arrangements. There will be no garden waste collections between 25 December and 17 January. Garden waste vehicles will be used to move additional paper, card, and dry recyclate over this period. Garden waste collections will resume from Monday, 20 January.

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7. Mayor’s Charity Ball
On Friday, 14 February 2020 the Mayor, Councillor Hasina Khan will be holding a Valentine Bollywood Ball in the Lancastrian.

Tickets are priced at £30 and will be on sale soon. For further information please contact Paula Brindle on

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8. Neighbourhood Priority Completion
The Neighbourhood Priority Lighting Scheme project at Cunnery Meadow in Clayton-le-Woods had recently been completed.

Working in partnership with Clayton-le-Woods Parish Council, they agreed to allocate £10,000 of their CIL fund to enable the project to proceed.

Over the last few months LCC have installed the lighting columns and the connection has been activated to make them operational. This has complemented the work undertaken by the Parish Council to improve Cunnery Meadow Play Area as the footpath in the main route to the play area.
Click here to view the completed works.

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9. What's Happening Magazine
The new What's Happening magazine for November 2019 - February 2020 has been published. Hard copies are available and an electronic copy can be accessed via the link below.
Click here to view the latest edition of the What's Happening Magazine.

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10. News from Our Partners
Chorley Roadworks Bulletin.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday scam warning.

The Rural Bulletin - Election Special.

Autumn edition of Your Call 2019 is out now .

Reinstating the birth centre at Chorley.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service - It's good to be a Nosey Neighbour.

Health improvement efforts in central Chorley shortlisted for national award.

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11. Keep Informed
Click here to read the latest news.

To view the latest notice of Executive Decisions click here.

To view a planning application click here.

To view a licensing application click here.

To find out what events are taking place around the borough click here .

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