Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Consumer Alerts.

Health Lottery Scam
Lancashire residents have been receiving a scam letter claiming they have won £425,000 with a claim deadline of the end of the month. The letter advises the claimant to call an 0122 number between 9am-5pm, Mon to Fri it looks very convincing and includes the Health Lottery logos. Anyone ringing the number will find they have to hand over bank details and make a payment to reserve their winnings. 

Universal Credit Scam
Beware fraudsters claiming to be able to help you access 'low cost Government loans'. The individual's personal details are used to make a claim for Universal Credit and then a request is made for an 'Advance Payment'. The fraudster takes a cut of the Advance Payment which in some cases is paid immediately by the individual and in others the fraudster returns to collect their fee, once the Advanced Payment has been received.
The individuals being targeted do not realise that this will affect their current benefits and they will have to pay back the loan in full from future Universal Credit entitlement. In some cases, false circumstances are being reported when an application is completed in order to maximise the potential payment. 

Scam call - internet to be cut off
Reports have been received of a telephone caller claiming your internet will be cut off due to non payment. This is a scam aimed at making you panic. The calls have been received at work places and private numbers, including people who do not even have internet access. 

Fraudulent street collection
Shoppers are advised to exercise caution when donating to street collectors after reports were received of a man and woman operating a street collection in Burnley for people with autism. When challenged, they claim to be registered at a non-existent address in Blackpool, and gave a false Community Interest Company number. Best advice is to only donate to charities you have heard of and believe in. If trading on the street, collectors should have a street collection licence from the district council that they will be able to show you. If trading door to door, they should have a house to house collection licence 

Trading Standards advice is to always say no to cold callers. 
The Safetrader scheme can help you find a trader in your area, contact 0303 333 1111 or go to www.safetrader.org.uk.  Contact the Trading Standards Service via the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06

Friday, 17 May 2019

Changes will be made to Recycling Centre Opening Hours

Changes will be made to recycling centres opening hours
Lancashire County Council's cabinet has agreed proposals to help balance its budget by changing the opening times and days of recycling centres.

All 15 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will still be open at the busiest times including weekends and bank holidays, but six of the quieter sites will only open 5 days a week.

The opening hours of all recycling centres will be changed to 9am - 5pm all year round. Currently they are open from 8am to 7pm in summer, and 8am to 5pm during the winter, however surveys show that visitor numbers are relatively low at either end of the day.

The sites at Barnoldswick, Burscough, Carnforth, Clitheroe, Haslingden and Longridge will close two days during the week excluding Friday, as this is often the busiest weekday leading into the weekend.

A report to the cabinet outlined the results of public consultation on the changes to opening hours. Responses were mixed, with support for, or indifference to, the changes being roughly equal to those that disagree with them.

In a change to the original proposals Skelmersdale HWRC will remain open seven days a week. It had been proposed that the Skelmersdale site also open five days a week on the basis that there is another site in West Lancashire at Burscough, however it was accepted that the Skelmersdale site is significantly busier, receiving much more waste than other sites which were due to move to five day opening.

Feedback received during the consultation also led to a new recommendation ensuring that all sites will open on Bank Holidays, even if a facility's normal closure day is a Monday.

The report to cabinet also addressed concerns that reducing availability of the recycling centres would lead to increased fly tipping. It states that most fly tipping is carried out by unscrupulous businesses which do not want to pay for their waste to be disposed of properly. There has been no evidence of fly tipping having increased when Lancashire recycling centres had been closed in the past as the majority of residents care for their local environment and would not risk criminal penalties for fly tipping.

The changes are due to be implemented from 1 October 2019.


Janine Lund
Waste Management Group
Lancashire County Council
T: (01772) 538053
M: 07584 581399

From: Lund, Janine
Sent: 25 January 2019 13:23
To: clerk@morecambe.gov.uk; middletonparishcouncil@outlook.com; clerk4aws@gmail.com; gillianhodgson6@gmail.com; blspc@hotmail.co.uk; clairehelme2000@yahoo.co.uk; clerk@carnforthtowncouncil.org; catonparishcouncil@gmail.com; jcgol@btinternet.com; lancashireparishclerk@gmail.com; clerk@ellelparishcouncil.co.uk; lesleywareing@gmail.com; Parish-clerk@hotmail.co.uk; clerk@heatonwithoxcliffepc.org.uk; hornbypc@btinternet.com; kevtherev7@hotmail.com; mellingwithwraytonpc@gmail.com; netherkelletpc@gmail.com; clerk@overkelletpc.org; coleman.christine@btconnect.com; overtonparishcouncil@gmail.com; jeanjohns@gmail.com; brucealexander51@gmail.com; diane.coward@btinternet.com; clerk@silverdale-pc-lancs.gov.uk; Brookes.slynewithhestpc@btinternet.com; tathamparishcouncil@gmail.com; geoff@daltonarms.info; Latham_jojo@hotmail.com; John.ball@easy.com; wenningtonpc@gmail.com; gillianhodgson6@gmail.com; wrayclerk@gmail.com; dawn@yealand.demon.co.uk; yealredmayneclerk@outlook.com
Subject: Household Waste Recycling Centre Consultation - Lancaster Councils

Dear Lancaster Parish and Town Councils

You may be aware that Lancashire County Council is suggesting changes to the days and times Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will open.

All of the HWRCs have been categorised based on how busy they are and/or how close they are to another centre.
New opening days and times have been put forward on this basis.

Attached to this e mail is a letter asking for responses to the consultation, running from Monday the 28th of January to Monday the 25th March 2019.
We want to hear how your parish or town council think the proposals will impact on your area.

Also attached is a leaflet for the public, indicating how individuals can respond.

Once everyone's views have been received and the responses collated, the results will be fed back into Lancashire County Councils decision-making process.

Kind regards

William Maxwell

Service Development Manager
Waste Management Group
Lancashire County Council
T: 01772 538961
M: 07775030040




********************
This e-mail contains information intended for the addressee only.
It may be confidential and may be the subject of legal and/or professional privilege.
If you are not the addressee you are not authorised to disseminate, distribute, copy or use this e-mail or any attachment to it.
The content may be personal or contain personal opinions and unless specifically stated or followed up in writing, the content cannot be taken to form a contract or to be an expression of the County Council's position.
Lancashire County Council reserves the right to monitor all incoming and outgoing email.
Lancashire County Council has taken reasonable steps to ensure that outgoing communications do not contain malicious software and it is your responsibility to carry out any checks on this email before accepting the email and opening attachments.

Changes will be made to recycling centres opening hours
Lancashire County Council's cabinet has agreed proposals to help balance its budget by changing the opening times and days of recycling centres.

All 15 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will still be open at the busiest times including weekends and bank holidays, but six of the quieter sites will only open 5 days a week.

The opening hours of all recycling centres will be changed to 9am - 5pm all year round. Currently they are open from 8am to 7pm in summer, and 8am to 5pm during the winter, however surveys show that visitor numbers are relatively low at either end of the day.

The sites at Barnoldswick, Burscough, Carnforth, Clitheroe, Haslingden and Longridge will close two days during the week excluding Friday, as this is often the busiest weekday leading into the weekend.

A report to the cabinet outlined the results of public consultation on the changes to opening hours. Responses were mixed, with support for, or indifference to, the changes being roughly equal to those that disagree with them.

In a change to the original proposals Skelmersdale HWRC will remain open seven days a week. It had been proposed that the Skelmersdale site also open five days a week on the basis that there is another site in West Lancashire at Burscough, however it was accepted that the Skelmersdale site is significantly busier, receiving much more waste than other sites which were due to move to five day opening.

Feedback received during the consultation also led to a new recommendation ensuring that all sites will open on Bank Holidays, even if a facility's normal closure day is a Monday.

The report to cabinet also addressed concerns that reducing availability of the recycling centres would lead to increased fly tipping. It states that most fly tipping is carried out by unscrupulous businesses which do not want to pay for their waste to be disposed of properly. There has been no evidence of fly tipping having increased when Lancashire recycling centres had been closed in the past as the majority of residents care for their local environment and would not risk criminal penalties for fly tipping.

The changes are due to be implemented from 1 October 2019.


Janine Lund
Waste Management Group
Lancashire County Council
T: (01772) 538053
M: 07584 581399

From: Lund, Janine
Sent: 25 January 2019 13:23
To: clerk@morecambe.gov.uk; middletonparishcouncil@outlook.com; clerk4aws@gmail.com; gillianhodgson6@gmail.com; blspc@hotmail.co.uk; clairehelme2000@yahoo.co.uk; clerk@carnforthtowncouncil.org; catonparishcouncil@gmail.com; jcgol@btinternet.com; lancashireparishclerk@gmail.com; clerk@ellelparishcouncil.co.uk; lesleywareing@gmail.com; Parish-clerk@hotmail.co.uk; clerk@heatonwithoxcliffepc.org.uk; hornbypc@btinternet.com; kevtherev7@hotmail.com; mellingwithwraytonpc@gmail.com; netherkelletpc@gmail.com; clerk@overkelletpc.org; coleman.christine@btconnect.com; overtonparishcouncil@gmail.com; jeanjohns@gmail.com; brucealexander51@gmail.com; diane.coward@btinternet.com; clerk@silverdale-pc-lancs.gov.uk; Brookes.slynewithhestpc@btinternet.com; tathamparishcouncil@gmail.com; geoff@daltonarms.info; Latham_jojo@hotmail.com; John.ball@easy.com; wenningtonpc@gmail.com; gillianhodgson6@gmail.com; wrayclerk@gmail.com; dawn@yealand.demon.co.uk; yealredmayneclerk@outlook.com
Subject: Household Waste Recycling Centre Consultation - Lancaster Councils

Dear Lancaster Parish and Town Councils

You may be aware that Lancashire County Council is suggesting changes to the days and times Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will open.

All of the HWRCs have been categorised based on how busy they are and/or how close they are to another centre.
New opening days and times have been put forward on this basis.

Attached to this e mail is a letter asking for responses to the consultation, running from Monday the 28th of January to Monday the 25th March 2019.
We want to hear how your parish or town council think the proposals will impact on your area.

Also attached is a leaflet for the public, indicating how individuals can respond.

Once everyone's views have been received and the responses collated, the results will be fed back into Lancashire County Councils decision-making process.

Kind regards

William Maxwell

Service Development Manager
Waste Management Group
Lancashire County Council
T: 01772 538961
M: 07775030040




********************
This e-mail contains information intended for the addressee only.
It may be confidential and may be the subject of legal and/or professional privilege.
If you are not the addressee you are not authorised to disseminate, distribute, copy or use this e-mail or any attachment to it.
The content may be personal or contain personal opinions and unless specifically stated or followed up in writing, the content cannot be taken to form a contract or to be an expression of the County Council's position.
Lancashire County Council reserves the right to monitor all incoming and outgoing email.
Lancashire County Council has taken reasonable steps to ensure that outgoing communications do not contain malicious software and it is your responsibility to carry out any checks on this email before accepting the email and opening attachments.

Changes will be made to recycling centres opening hours
Lancashire County Council's cabinet has agreed proposals to help balance its budget by changing the opening times and days of recycling centres.

All 15 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will still be open at the busiest times including weekends and bank holidays, but six of the quieter sites will only open 5 days a week.

The opening hours of all recycling centres will be changed to 9am - 5pm all year round. Currently they are open from 8am to 7pm in summer, and 8am to 5pm during the winter, however surveys show that visitor numbers are relatively low at either end of the day.

The sites at Barnoldswick, Burscough, Carnforth, Clitheroe, Haslingden and Longridge will close two days during the week excluding Friday, as this is often the busiest weekday leading into the weekend.

A report to the cabinet outlined the results of public consultation on the changes to opening hours. Responses were mixed, with support for, or indifference to, the changes being roughly equal to those that disagree with them.

In a change to the original proposals Skelmersdale HWRC will remain open seven days a week. It had been proposed that the Skelmersdale site also open five days a week on the basis that there is another site in West Lancashire at Burscough, however it was accepted that the Skelmersdale site is significantly busier, receiving much more waste than other sites which were due to move to five day opening.

Feedback received during the consultation also led to a new recommendation ensuring that all sites will open on Bank Holidays, even if a facility's normal closure day is a Monday.

The report to cabinet also addressed concerns that reducing availability of the recycling centres would lead to increased fly tipping. It states that most fly tipping is carried out by unscrupulous businesses which do not want to pay for their waste to be disposed of properly. There has been no evidence of fly tipping having increased when Lancashire recycling centres had been closed in the past as the majority of residents care for their local environment and would not risk criminal penalties for fly tipping.

The changes are due to be implemented from 1 October 2019.


Janine Lund
Waste Management Group
Lancashire County Council
T: (01772) 538053
M: 07584 581399

From: Lund, Janine
Sent: 25 January 2019 13:23
To: clerk@morecambe.gov.uk; middletonparishcouncil@outlook.com; clerk4aws@gmail.com; gillianhodgson6@gmail.com; blspc@hotmail.co.uk; clairehelme2000@yahoo.co.uk; clerk@carnforthtowncouncil.org; catonparishcouncil@gmail.com; jcgol@btinternet.com; lancashireparishclerk@gmail.com; clerk@ellelparishcouncil.co.uk; lesleywareing@gmail.com; Parish-clerk@hotmail.co.uk; clerk@heatonwithoxcliffepc.org.uk; hornbypc@btinternet.com; kevtherev7@hotmail.com; mellingwithwraytonpc@gmail.com; netherkelletpc@gmail.com; clerk@overkelletpc.org; coleman.christine@btconnect.com; overtonparishcouncil@gmail.com; jeanjohns@gmail.com; brucealexander51@gmail.com; diane.coward@btinternet.com; clerk@silverdale-pc-lancs.gov.uk; Brookes.slynewithhestpc@btinternet.com; tathamparishcouncil@gmail.com; geoff@daltonarms.info; Latham_jojo@hotmail.com; John.ball@easy.com; wenningtonpc@gmail.com; gillianhodgson6@gmail.com; wrayclerk@gmail.com; dawn@yealand.demon.co.uk; yealredmayneclerk@outlook.com
Subject: Household Waste Recycling Centre Consultation - Lancaster Councils

Dear Lancaster Parish and Town Councils

You may be aware that Lancashire County Council is suggesting changes to the days and times Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will open.

All of the HWRCs have been categorised based on how busy they are and/or how close they are to another centre.
New opening days and times have been put forward on this basis.

Attached to this e mail is a letter asking for responses to the consultation, running from Monday the 28th of January to Monday the 25th March 2019.
We want to hear how your parish or town council think the proposals will impact on your area.

Also attached is a leaflet for the public, indicating how individuals can respond.

Once everyone's views have been received and the responses collated, the results will be fed back into Lancashire County Councils decision-making process.

Kind regards

William Maxwell

Service Development Manager
Waste Management Group
Lancashire County Council
T: 01772 538961
M: 07775030040




********************
This e-mail contains information intended for the addressee only.
It may be confidential and may be the subject of legal and/or professional privilege.
If you are not the addressee you are not authorised to disseminate, distribute, copy or use this e-mail or any attachment to it.
The content may be personal or contain personal opinions and unless specifically stated or followed up in writing, the content cannot be taken to form a contract or to be an expression of the County Council's position.
Lancashire County Council reserves the right to monitor all incoming and outgoing email.
Lancashire County Council has taken reasonable steps to ensure that outgoing communications do not contain malicious software and it is your responsibility to carry out any checks on this email before accepting the email and opening attachments.

Changes will be made to recycling centres opening hours
Lancashire County Council's cabinet has agreed proposals to help balance its budget by changing the opening times and days of recycling centres.

All 15 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will still be open at the busiest times including weekends and bank holidays, but six of the quieter sites will only open 5 days a week.

The opening hours of all recycling centres will be changed to 9am - 5pm all year round. Currently they are open from 8am to 7pm in summer, and 8am to 5pm during the winter, however surveys show that visitor numbers are relatively low at either end of the day.

The sites at Barnoldswick, Burscough, Carnforth, Clitheroe, Haslingden and Longridge will close two days during the week excluding Friday, as this is often the busiest weekday leading into the weekend.

A report to the cabinet outlined the results of public consultation on the changes to opening hours. Responses were mixed, with support for, or indifference to, the changes being roughly equal to those that disagree with them.

In a change to the original proposals Skelmersdale HWRC will remain open seven days a week. It had been proposed that the Skelmersdale site also open five days a week on the basis that there is another site in West Lancashire at Burscough, however it was accepted that the Skelmersdale site is significantly busier, receiving much more waste than other sites which were due to move to five day opening.

Feedback received during the consultation also led to a new recommendation ensuring that all sites will open on Bank Holidays, even if a facility's normal closure day is a Monday.

The report to cabinet also addressed concerns that reducing availability of the recycling centres would lead to increased fly tipping. It states that most fly tipping is carried out by unscrupulous businesses which do not want to pay for their waste to be disposed of properly. There has been no evidence of fly tipping having increased when Lancashire recycling centres had been closed in the past as the majority of residents care for their local environment and would not risk criminal penalties for fly tipping.

The changes are due to be implemented from 1 October 2019.


Janine Lund
Waste Management Group
Lancashire County Council
T: (01772) 538053
M: 07584 581399

From: Lund, Janine
Sent: 25 January 2019 13:23
To: clerk@morecambe.gov.uk; middletonparishcouncil@outlook.com; clerk4aws@gmail.com; gillianhodgson6@gmail.com; blspc@hotmail.co.uk; clairehelme2000@yahoo.co.uk; clerk@carnforthtowncouncil.org; catonparishcouncil@gmail.com; jcgol@btinternet.com; lancashireparishclerk@gmail.com; clerk@ellelparishcouncil.co.uk; lesleywareing@gmail.com; Parish-clerk@hotmail.co.uk; clerk@heatonwithoxcliffepc.org.uk; hornbypc@btinternet.com; kevtherev7@hotmail.com; mellingwithwraytonpc@gmail.com; netherkelletpc@gmail.com; clerk@overkelletpc.org; coleman.christine@btconnect.com; overtonparishcouncil@gmail.com; jeanjohns@gmail.com; brucealexander51@gmail.com; diane.coward@btinternet.com; clerk@silverdale-pc-lancs.gov.uk; Brookes.slynewithhestpc@btinternet.com; tathamparishcouncil@gmail.com; geoff@daltonarms.info; Latham_jojo@hotmail.com; John.ball@easy.com; wenningtonpc@gmail.com; gillianhodgson6@gmail.com; wrayclerk@gmail.com; dawn@yealand.demon.co.uk; yealredmayneclerk@outlook.com
Subject: Household Waste Recycling Centre Consultation - Lancaster Councils

Dear Lancaster Parish and Town Councils

You may be aware that Lancashire County Council is suggesting changes to the days and times Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will open.

All of the HWRCs have been categorised based on how busy they are and/or how close they are to another centre.
New opening days and times have been put forward on this basis.

Attached to this e mail is a letter asking for responses to the consultation, running from Monday the 28th of January to Monday the 25th March 2019.
We want to hear how your parish or town council think the proposals will impact on your area.

Also attached is a leaflet for the public, indicating how individuals can respond.

Once everyone's views have been received and the responses collated, the results will be fed back into Lancashire County Councils decision-making process.

Kind regards

William Maxwell

Service Development Manager
Waste Management Group
Lancashire County Council
T: 01772 538961
M: 07775030040




********************
This e-mail contains information intended for the addressee only.
It may be confidential and may be the subject of legal and/or professional privilege.
If you are not the addressee you are not authorised to disseminate, distribute, copy or use this e-mail or any attachment to it.
The content may be personal or contain personal opinions and unless specifically stated or followed up in writing, the content cannot be taken to form a contract or to be an expression of the County Council's position.
Lancashire County Council reserves the right to monitor all incoming and outgoing email.
Lancashire County Council has taken reasonable steps to ensure that outgoing communications do not contain malicious software and it is your responsibility to carry out any checks on this email before accepting the email and opening attachments.

Lancashire County Council's cabinet has agreed proposals to help balance its budget by changing the opening times and days of recycling centres.

The opening hours of all recycling centres will be changed to 9am - 5pm all year round. Currently they are open from 8am to 7pm in summer, and 8am to 5pm during the winter, however surveys show that visitor numbers are relatively low at either end of the day.

The Carnforth centre will close two days during the week excluding Friday, as this is often the busiest weekday leading into the weekend. However, it will be open on Bank Holidays, even if a facility's normal closure day is a Monday. 

The changes are due to be implemented from 1 October 2019.