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22 Aug 2019

Scam Phone Call Alert

We are, once again, getting reports from across the county of scammers calling people by phone and pretending to be from the Tax Office (HMRC) or even the police. These calls are sometimes made in person and sometimes an automated message. Both will claim you owe money due to non-payment of taxes or there is […]


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22 Aug 2019

Improved flood resilience in Wyre

On Thursday 22 August Mayor of Wyre Councillor Ann Turner was present at the opening of the Kirkland flood embankment in Churchtown, a community designed and constructed embankment supported by United Utilities, the Community Foundation for Lancashire, Wyre Council and the Environment Agency through Grant in Aid (GiA) funding from DEFRA. The embankment was opened […]


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16 Aug 2019

Could You Be A Befriender?

We have BEFRIENDING OPPORTUNITIES available in Garstang, Cabus, Bilsborrow, Knott End and Preesall . Have you ever thought of volunteering and making a difference to someone’s life and fulfilling your own? By giving one hour a week to support a person you would have a massive impact on their wellbeing and quality of life. If interested […]


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16 Aug 2019

Community Event – crime and fraud prevention

All are welcome to come along to a community event that we are holding together with partners from Nationwide Building Society on 4th September 2019 at Booths Café, Garstang. The event will focus on crime and fraud prevention but we also invite the public to attend with any community concerns that they wish to bring […]


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09 Aug 2019

Adopted Wyre Local Plan

As you will be aware, in February 2019, Wyre Council adopted its new Wyre Local Plan that covers the whole of the borough for the period 2011-2031.  The new Wyre Local Plan provides the statutory planning framework for non-minerals and waste matters within Wyre borough.  The new Wyre Local Plan fully replaces the saved policies […]


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09 Aug 2019

Eels and Elvers project – River Wyre

We’re starting work to install on the River Wyre, Garstang, located adjacent to Garstang Cricket Pitch and the Environment Agency’s Flood Barrier. United Utilities Letter: Eels and Elvers


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06 Aug 2019

£65,000 investment into YMCA Garstang Leisure facilities

YMCA Garstang Leisure Centres on Windsor Road and Oak Road are excited with the continuing investments and improvements to the facilities. Wyre Council’s Cabinet approved a £65k investment to the centres which has included a newly refurbished foyer and reception area at YMCA Garstang swimming pool and 25 new spinning bikes at YMCA Garstang Leisure Centre. […]


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06 Aug 2019

Fraudsters Targeting Social Media Influencers

Be Aware The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has received intelligence to suggest that fraudsters are contacting social media influencers, based in the UK and abroad, offering them the opportunity to market a bogus product, service or investment opportunity. Fraudsters will present professional and credible pitches to the social media influencers and try to convince them […]


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01 Aug 2019

Criminals Targeting People With Universal Credit Scam

Action Fraud has received 63 reports about a scam in which fraudsters target people with offers of “low cost” loans or “free” government grants. What the victims aren’t told is that the money they’ll receive is actually an advance payment for Universal Credit. The criminals use the personal information they’ve obtain under false pretences to […]


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31 Jul 2019

Garstang Arts & Music Festival 2019

Garstang’s summer of great festivals continues in August with the 25th annual 10-day Garstang Arts & Music Festival. From the 17th to the 26th of August. We have a packed and varied programme of events for you this year! With a wide range of musical performances to workshops, song and dance, talks and demonstrations, there […]


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