County Cllr Erica Lewis chaired a group exploring whether local government "works for women"

What would tempt more women to become councillors?

More generous allowances for childcare, reassurances about their personal safety and a strict code of conduct for their colleagues - just three of the ways which a group of councillors has concluded more women could be encouraged to join their number.
Green waste can be taken to household recycling centres - but they can run out of space to store it at the weekend.

Weekend extension for Wyre waste facility

A composting facility in Wyre will be allowed to operate longer at the weekend, after councillors heard that household recycling centres in the borough - and neighbouring Fylde - were having to ship green waste to East Lancashire on Saturdays and Sundays.
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