West Lancashire Borough Council

2021 Labour lose to no overall control, change from 2019

Counting complete. After 19 of 19 seats declared.

Change compared with 2019
  1. Labour

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 9
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change -3
    • Councillors overall total 26
  2. Conservative

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 7
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +1
    • Councillors overall total 20
  3. Independent

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 3
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +2
    • Councillors overall total 8
  1. Authority 'recognises struggle to pay council tax'

    West Lancashire Council says residents having difficulty paying their council tax as a result of the coronavirus pandemic should get in touch to "ensure that you are getting all of the support that you are entitled to".

    A spokesman said the council "recognises that residents may struggle on occasion to pay council tax bills".

    "The Government has recently announced a national £500m support fund and the council is actively monitoring release of details on how these funds will be allocated and how quickly the funds will be made available.

    "In the meantime, if residents have any concerns about making Council Tax payments they should contact our Council Tax team on 0300 790 0381 or email to council.tax@westlancs.gov.uk."

    Councillor Adam Yates said:

    Quote Message: The council understands that the impact of the coronavirus pandemic will cause financial problems for many residents.
    Quote Message: If anyone has concerns about paying their council tax, please get in contact with us and we will do our absolute best to help.
  2. School closures across Lancashire

    There are 13 schools closed in Rossendale, five in Hyndburn, five in Blackburn, two in Chorley and one in Ormskirk.

    For more information, check BBC Radio Lancashire on Facebook or on air on 95.5, 103.9, 104.5FM, DAB and Freeview channel 720.