Monthly Archives: September 2020


Adoption Lancashire & Blackpool launches #WishForAFamily campaign

The new regional adoption agency for Lancashire and Blackpool is celebrating a successful first six months despite the challenges of coronavirus with a new campaign highlighting the value of bringing a new child into your family.

Adoption Lancashire & Blackpool brings together expertise from both councils to simplify the adoption process, increase the number of adopters, improve the matching processes for children, and provide support for adoptive families. The agency has adapted the way it works to ensure permanent homes are still being found for youngsters in need of a loving home, including the use of digital technology.

Bookable telephone sessions are currently running, instead of the usual face-to-face adoption information events. The sessions are aimed at anyone interested in finding out more about adopting. They offer a chance to have an informal chat, ask questions and discuss options with one of the dedicated team members.

These sessions run every Monday, excluding Bank Holidays, at 2.30pm and each Wednesday at 6.30pm until further notice.

Telephone sessions can be booked by emailing the team at, or by calling 0300 123 6727, giving your name, telephone number and the date and time of your chosen session.

Running from Monday 21 September until Sunday 4 October, the #WishForAFamily campaign will encourage anyone wanting to start or grow their family to consider adoption.

To find out more, please visit

Alternatively get in touch on 0300 123 6727.


Job Vacancy – Clerk/RFO to Scarisbrick Parish Council

Scarisbrick Parish Council has the following vacancy:



Salary commences at £22,627 per annum PRO RATA (SCP 13 on scales agreed by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services) but is negotiable dependent on any previous experience in the role.

Scarisbrick Parish Council is seeking to appoint a first class administrator with good communication skills. The successful applicant will be forward thinking and enthusiastic. The Clerk has responsibility for all the Council’s functions and will be expected to advise and guide the Council. Applicants should preferably have a local government background, although applicants from other sectors are welcome to apply. However, sound administration and financial skills are essential due to the statutory nature of the post.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon (midday) on Wednesday 30th September 2020. We will contact all candidates invited for interview shortly after the closing date.

An application pack can be downloaded here. It contains a description of the work of the Council, details of the application and selection processes, person specification, job description, and printable application form.

A version of the application form which can be downloaded and completed electronically is available here. (You are advised to read the contents of the application pack first).

Details of the Local Government Services Pay Agreement 2020-21 can be found here.


Scarisbrick Litter Group Needs New Members


We are a friendly group of Scarisbrick residents who meet once or twice a month to collect litter from our local roadsides and verges. All you need is a pair of gardening gloves and some good footwear and we will provide the rest. All glass, cans and plastics are sorted and re-cycled. Please get in touch and join us.


If you can help please contact Mike Wilson on 07702 564654