Monthly Archives: February 2021

Postal vote

Apply now for a postal vote – have your voice heard in May

Don’t delay in applying for a postal vote

A number of important local elections are taking place on 6th May 2021 and registering for a postal vote is quick and easy if you prefer not to attend a polling station.

The elections will decide who represents you on West Lancashire Borough Council and Lancashire County Council. You can also vote on a Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire.

Jacqui Sinnott-Lacey, Electoral Registration Officer for West Lancashire, said: “Applying for a postal vote only takes a few minutes so if you would feel safer or more comfortable voting by post then please apply as soon as you can.

“It’s important that everyone has their voice heard in our local elections, so if you would like to cast your vote by post, please register soon.”  

If you wish to vote by post, you can apply for a postal vote by emailing elections.office@westlancs.gov.uk, downloading an application form from www.westlancs.gov.uk/howtovote or calling the Elections Office on 01695 585014. Your completed application form must reach the Council by 5pm on Tuesday 20th April 2021.

If you would prefer to vote in person, and coronavirus guidelines and social distancing are still in place in May, polling stations will be as safe as possible for you to cast your vote.

If you have recently moved house you will need to register at your new address by filling in an online registration form at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or www.westlancs.gov.uk/registertovote. For more information please email elections.office@westlancs.gov.uk. You can check if you are registered to vote by calling the elections office on 01695 585014.  

Young people who will turn 18 in time to vote in these elections will also need to register to have their say.

If you do not have access to the internet please ask the elections office for a paper registration form to be sent to you. The closing date to register to vote at the May elections is midnight on Monday 19th April 2021.

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Scheduled Road Closures – Bescar Lane and Pool Hey Lane, Scarisbrick

Bescar Lane, Scarisbrick

Bescar Lane will be temporarily closed from Monday 29th March 2021, until Sunday 11th April 2021 to enable excavation and jointing works in relation to the replacement of plant and equipment in the Electricity Sub Station. The work is to be carried out by Network Plus on behalf of Electricity North West.  Further details can be found here.

A diversion will be in place along Drummersdale Lane (C134), Dam Wood Lane (B5242), Hall Road (B5242), Bescar Lane (C135), and vice versa. Access will be maintained whenever and wherever possible to residents within the closure area.

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Bescar Lane, Scarisbrick 

There will be a temporary overnight road closure on Bescar Lane, Scarisbrick on Wednesday 23rd June 2021 (00:05 to 05:30 only) to enable the felling of hazardous trees suffering ash dieback that overhang the road to be carried out by Centurion Site Services on behalf of Network Rail. Further details can be found here.

If you have any comments or observations regarding the closure please email lhsstreetworks@lancashire.gov.uk by Thursday 18th February 2021.

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Bescar Lane, Scarisbrick

There will be a temporary overnight road closure on Bescar Lane, Scarisbrick from Saturday 21st August 2021 (23:59) until Sunday 22nd August 2021 (07:00) to enable the lifting of the level crossing to allow an inspection of the rails to be undertaken by Centurion Site Services on behalf of Network Rail. Further details can be found here.

An alternative route for vehicular traffic affected by the closure is not possible owing to this being a no through road.

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Bescar Lane, Scarisbrick 

There will be a temporary overnight road closure on Bescar Lane, Scarisbrick from Sunday 22nd August 2021 (23:30) until Monday 23rd August 2021 (07:00) to enable the lifting of the level crossing to allow an inspection of the rails to be undertaken by Centurion Site Services on behalf of Network Rail. Further details can be found here.

If you have any comments or observations regarding the closure please email lhsstreetworks@lancashire.gov.uk by Thursday 25th February 2021.

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Pool Hey Lane, Scarisbrick

There will be a temporary overnight road closure on Pool Hey Lane, Scarisbrick on Tuesday 22nd June 2021 (00:05 to 05:30 only) to enable the annual level crossing service to be carried out by Centurion Site Services on behalf of Network Rail. Further details can be found here.

An alternative route for vehicular traffic affected by the closure is via Pool Hey Lane (C131), Wyke Road (C136), Wyke Cop Road (C136), Snape Green (C136), Southport Road (A570), Pool Hey Lane (C131), and vice versa.

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You can also find details of any other planned works via LCC’s Highways Bulletin website which links to all planned works in Lancashire. Please click here and select the area that you are interested in.