Shoppers and businesses will start to get a glimpse of some of the changes to Chorley town centre as preparation work begins on redeveloping the Flat Iron to accommodate the extension to Market Walk shopping centre.
Over the next few months, Chorley Council will begin a trial of relocating some market stalls from the Flat Iron market to Chapel Street on the second Saturday of the month to coincide with the Food and Craft Market.
The trials will begin on Saturday 11 March and continue on Saturdays 8 April and 13 May with shoppers able to visit a wide range of stalls that are usually only in the town centre on a Tuesday.
The bigger changes to the Flat Iron markets will come after Easter when the entire Flat Iron Tuesday market will move to the opposite end of the Flat Iron car park on Tuesday 18 April before gradually relocating along Chapel Street, Cleveland Street and Fazakerley Street from June onwards.
The work to reconfigure the Flat Iron car park is being done in phases to mini...
Important news about changes to your waste collections.
Chorley Council are going to be making significant changes to your household waste collection. This is due to Lancashire County Council withdrawing the £1million subsidy we receive for recycling and the ongoing reduction in grant from central government.
Summary of changes
Domestic/non-recyclable waste collections (green bin) and plastics, cans and glass (blue bin) will not change.
Garden waste collections will be a chargeable, voluntary opt-in scheme from 1 May. Collections will be fortnightly.
Paper and cardboard will be collected mixed together from a bigger bin every four weeks from May.
Garden waste collections
A charge will be introduced for garden waste collections from 1 May of £30 per year, per bin - this works out at £1.20 per collection.
You will have to sign up to receive the new service on or after 1 March – a link will be provided here at the time.
Support for Chorley’s young people is ‘building’ as Progress Housing Group backs Inspire Youth Zone with Founder Patron support.
Progress Housing Group which is based in Leyland, Lancashire manages nearly 11,000 homes across the UK and has been delivering housing related services to communities for over 20 years. The housing group’s vision is to have a positive impact on people and communities by providing high quality homes, supporting independence and creating opportunities. As part of this commitment, they are supporting this new initiative in Chorley which will have a positive impact on thousands of young people’s lives.
Opening in spring 2018, Chorley Youth Zone, named ‘Inspire’ by the town’s young people, is fast becoming a reality with the demolition of the Leigh Arms pub well underway and building work commencing following the Ground Breaking ceremony at the Railway Street site last month.
The Youth Zone is being backed by Chorley Council and Lancashire County Council, whil...