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Borough Elections 3rd May 2012 - Are you registered to vote?
The West Lancashire Borough Elections are on the 3rd May 2012. If you are not registered to vote, you cannot have your say in who governs locally and how they govern locally.
It is really simple to register and you can do it now by visiting aboutmyvote.co.uk
Remember if you don't vote, then you don't get a say on local issues that affect you your family.
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The following is a list of the main services provided by West Lancashire Borough Council.
- Benefits: housing benefits and council tax benefits are processed by the borough council
- Council tax and business rates: West Lancashire collects the money that is spent by County and the Police
- Environmental health: this includes food safety, pollution and dog control
- Leisure facilities: this includes country parks, the ranger service, sports pitches and sports development. Our pools and sports centres are run by a leisure trust
- Parks and open spaces: playgrounds and parks in the district
- Planning and building control: all planning applications and most building control inspections
- Refuse collection and recycling: the collection of waste and recycling from your home
- Street cleaning: West Lancashire is responsible for cleaning all streets except the major highways
Although 75% of your Council Tax is spent by the Lancashire County Council, the rest is spent by West Lancashire Borough Council on delivering the services listed above. If you don't vote then you don't get a say on how these services are delivered.
Click the following link West Lancashire Borough Elections to learn more about the upcoming elections.
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