Want to get there by public transport click here to find information
The Lancashire Countryside Events Programme 2009 offers 100 activities including walks open days and children's activities. For more information ring 01772 534 709 or visit the website www.lancashire.gov.uk/environment/countryside
Want to visit local museums? children go free at all Lancashire Museums (except Lancaster Castle) and a "Family and Friends Xplorer ticket" gives access to 13 venues for 12 months for £18, £10 if just 1 adult) see www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums
West Lancashire District Council click here This site covers Arts, Housing Benefit, Customer services (such as removal of fridges), Council tax, Community safety, Community Centres, Countryside, Green issues including litter, Pest control, dog control and much more.
Lancashire County Council Often the best way to go direct to information from Lancashire County Council is to access through the Directgov site and use the search button at the top which takes your to the relevant part of the Lancashire website you want. for example type in "traffic problem" in the search box in the top right hand corner and it takes you to various traffic problem such as a pothole and gives a link to report it. To access the Directgov site click here
The directgov site has a wealth of information including Benefits and a link to the Jobcentreplus job site. The intention is to put all government infomation on the one site for easy access.
Police Information click here
|Local Police Officer||Parish area covered|
|PC 2401 Steve Hackney 01257 462239 Mobile:07939199818||Vale Lane only|
|PC 1392 Chris Gibson 01695 566051 Mobile 0791205227
firstname.lastname@example.org(and PCSO Nicola OíReilly)
|Skelmersdale boundary to Plough Lane (both sides). Also Warbreck Garden Centre and a few properties on that side of Lyelake Lane.|
|PC 390 Martyn Collins 08451253545 Mobile 07912052259||Covers Bickerstaffe, Westhead and parts of Lathom. Lathom areas include Scarth Hill Lane/St Helens Road (Water Tower area), Whiteleys Lane and Lyelake Lane to the Wigan Road/Dickets Lane junction (excluding a few properties near Warbreck Garden Centre).|
To find out the crime statistics for your area click here which takes you to a safety site in which
you enter your postcode (still under old wards). Crime is very low in our area.
Office for National Statistics provides information on topics such as population, education, employment, housing, etc click here
Child starting school or moving from primary to secondary then read the latest school Ofsted report here. Schools are listed alphabetically on this website.
Careers information and advice http://www.careersa-z.co.uk/type0.asp
Employment solicitors http://www.employment-solicitors.co.uk/
Leading employment website http://www.monster.co.uk/
Graduate recruitment http://www.jobsite.co.uk/pibfeb/gen.html
Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service http://www.acas.org.uk/
Information on self employment from Business Link http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/home?furlparam=mkt1_home
Children and Families
Child support Agency http://www.csa.gov.uk/
Poverty Action Group (CPAG) Promotes the relief of poverty among children and families.
Children and Young People Online child care magazine.
http://www.childrenwebmag.com/ Guidance and support for teenagers as well as information for parents, guardians, carers and employers.
Gingerbread Support organisation for single parent families in England and Wales.
National Children's Bureau Promoting the well-being of all children and young people.
National Family and Parenting Institute Charity aiming to enhance family life
National Youth Agency promoting young people's personal and social development
NCH - the Children's Charity Offering vulnerable children and young people diverse services and campaigning for change.
One Plus One Research organisation on marriage and relationships.
Teenage Pregnancy Unit Cross-Government Unit located within the Department for Education and Skills set up to implement the Social Exclusion Unit's report on Teenage Pregnancy.
CIA World Factbook Country profiles, maps, and statistics
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