Lancashire County Council’s highways maintenance service are working hard to improve your roads but they need your help. Last year, the team fixed almost 40,000 potholes and repaired 3,300 faults on street lights that have caused a light to be out. But with 4,600 miles of highways and 5,300 miles of footways to check and maintain, it’s vital for people to let them know if they spot any problems between their inspections.
Members of the public can report a highway fault online including potholes, street lights, traffic lights and broken signs. It’s quick and easy to do just visit lancashire.gov.uk/report
Alternatively, you can call Lancashire County Council highways on 0300 123 6780, or for out of hours highways emergency call 101.
The Green Homes Grant is a Government backed scheme delivered by Local Authorities to improve the energy efficiency of eligible homes, improving warmth and comfort levels whilst reducing energy bills, carbon emissions and fuel poverty.
West Lancashire Borough Council is working with the Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL) partnership, to deliver free energy efficiency measures to homes that meet the following criteria:
- Have an energy performance certificate rating of D, E, F or G (This can be checked here. If an EPC doesn’t currently exist, one can be undertaken as part of the scheme)
- The household receives qualifying benefits or has an income of less than £30,000.
The measures can include anything from a simple loft insulation top up to new heating measures and renewable technologies. The funding contribution can be up to £10,000 per property, however a contribution is required from landlords.
For more information and to apply for inclusion in the scheme, please go to the CHiL website www.chil.uk.com/green-homes-grant-scheme where you will also find the on-line application form. An information leaflet can be found here.