News in brief

Latest news.
Latest news.

Gift for talking rubbish

A local resident has won a Kindle e-reader for talking rubbish.

Angela Wade of Morecambe was one of more than 700 residents who completed a Lancaster City Council ‘Talking Rubbish’ survey earlier this year asking residents to share their views on its current waste and recycling collection scheme.

Everyone was invited to take part in the survey and all completed questionnaires were entered into a prize draw to win a Kindle.

Several hundred questionnaires were posted to randomly selected households and made available to complete on-line or in person at a series of roadshows and at Lancaster and Morecambe Town Halls.

The results of the survey on the current scheme and household recycling were positive and indicated that 92.8% of residents said they always recycle.

When asked to score the scheme between 1-10, 94.1% of residents scored the scheme at either 8, 9 or 10.

Other views offered by residents will help the council to improve the scheme and help residents to recycle more. The full results of the survey can be found at

Free centre event for people with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities are invited with their friends and families to a free event at Salt Ayre Sports Centre in Lancaster on Wednesday, September 25.

The Fun Café has been organised by the North Lancashire Learning Disability Partnership, together with Lancashire County Council and Lancaster City Council, to help promote healthy lifestyles.

From 10.30am to 2.30pm, people will be able to try a variety of activities, games and crafts and to get information to promote health and wellbeing.

The sports centre has changing facilities and plenty of free parking.

For more information phone Amanda Topps on 01524 585599 or visit

To make a nomination contact Amanda by September 20.