We are committed to working together with local businesses to achieve high standards and prevent problems. We are always willing to give advice on legislation, or practical problems. If you are considering setting up a business or would like advice on health and safety at work, please contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to apply for an alley gate you need to contact your local councillor. Keys cost £15 and will only be issued to those entitled to them, the keys are high security and cannot be copied
We will remove graffiti from any public building or item of street furniture with the highest priority given to racist or offensive graffiti. Cases of fly-posting will be investigated, although posters for a local charitable organisation or local amateur dramatics group are not considered to be fly-posting. Advertising for events such as a circus or fairs may be permitted prior to the event.
You can report Gypsy Roma and traveller encampments to us. We will require a location or address of an encampment which you suspect may be on land without the permission of the council or landowner. This should be reported to the Police on 101 and the location will be logged.
Lancashire County Council (LCC) are responsible for all adopted roads and pavements. Any obstructions on either the road or pavement should be reported directly to LCC.
All trees are potentially hazardous; however, the inspection programme can reasonably only address the conditions most likely to lead to injury or damage to people or property. We will categorise all of our trees in to 1 of 3 zones depending on the risk. The zoning of the tree will dictate the inspection frequency
Land drainage is complex and is primarily a private matter between adjoining landowners. We are the nominated land drainage authority and have some enforcement powers to make landowners carry out works to prevent serious internal flooding of domestic dwellings.
•"No Ball Games Signs" are not enforceable, they are a request and not a byelaw requirement or legal order. •It is a fair expectation that young children and youths can play near to their own homes, for their own safety. •It is reasonable to expect a certain level of noise from children/youths playing after school, at weekends and into the evening, especially in residential area. •It is not illegal to play football on a grassed verge or open space •Ball games are part of the school educational curriculum and it is widely proven that diverting young people's energies into sporting activity, produces positive outcomes. What is unacceptable •Deliberately kick a ball against your wall, property (including plants), vehicle or pedestrians •Trespass into your garden to retrieve their ball without your permission •Play football or other ball games on private land without the permission of the owner •Cause excessive nuisance by shouting or swearing •Run frequently over garde