|Skelmersdale Independent Party Creating A||
|Empowering and strengthening local democracy|
|A Skelmersdale Town Council will be the first tier of local Government.|
|At the very heart of the community, giving Skelmersdale residents a voice and helping people feel more involved in the decisions that affect them.|
|OurSkem Newsletter Lengthsman Youth Provision C.C's War Memorial Contact Links What's On Photos Our Sponsors Page|
Throughout England, parish, town, community and neighbourhood councils (local councils) work towards improving community well-being and providing better services at a local level. They are the tier of local government closest to the people. The term ‘local councils’ refers to parish, town, community, neighbourhood and village councils and not principal authorities – the district, borough, unitary or county council tier of local government.
Local councils represent the local community, deliver services to meet local needs and strive to improve the quality of life in the local area. They provide, maintain or contribute to a great many different services. These services include, leisure facilities, allotments, car parks, local illuminations, litter bins, community centres, community safety schemes, parks and open spaces, community transport schemes, crime reduction measures, street lighting, street cleaning, cycle paths, tourism activities, festivals and celebrations, traffic calming measures and local youth projects. Local councils have the advantage of being close to the community; their councillors will be part of that community and thus representing the needs of their neighbours. Therefore, local councils will be much more likely to understand the needs of the local community and be able to respond to them.
|West Lancs Borough Council, WLBC, Lancashire County Council, LCC,||Courtesy|