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  1. Cycling Ormskirk Town Centre
    Started by The PNP 20/02/2013

    Great to see the Council are likely to lift their long-standing ban on cycling in the pedestrianised areas......Many towns already allow this and yet collisions between bikes and people are rare. If the object is to reduce road casualties, then getting bikes away from the heavy traffic and onto...

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    20/02/2013 05:14 PM
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  2. News Hospital staff clean up with international award
    Started by roving-eye 19/02/2013

    Patients at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals are continuing to benefit from world-class standard of instrument decontamination, the Trust can reveal. A three-day inspection of the Sterile Services Department at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust by independent specialists Intertek found...

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    19/02/2013 08:30 AM
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  3. Burscough Canal De-watering
    Started by The PNP 24/01/2013

    Clay coffer-dams have been placed across the Leeds-Liverpool canal in the centre of Burscough. A section of canal from the town bridge running westwards by Victoria St is currently de-watered. Contractors are to be seen operating heavy machinery in the main channel. Many formerly...

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    24/01/2013 05:21 PM
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  4. Avoid Burscough at all Costs!!
    Started by Boxster 08/01/2013

    I was speaking to an electrician yesterday, about what route he'd taken from Skelmersdale to get to Southport. I asked if he'd travelled via Burscough and he laughed- "No chance- I avoid Burscough like the plague. It only takes 1 lorry to park up and the job stops" he said. "The traffic's...

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    23/01/2013 10:51 PM
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  5. A Burscough Fairy Story.....
    Started by Alfred the OK 13/01/2013

    The other day, I met a man in Burscough, just down Higgins Lane. He was looking extremely pleased with himself - and I asked him why he was all SO smugged-up. "Well" said he, "I've just managed to give the old body-swerve to a rotundly bespectacled bloke down the road who seems obsessed with...

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    13/01/2013 12:45 AM
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  6. Gardener needed in Burscough
    Started by Docrob 10/06/2012

    I am looking for a reliable gardner in the Burscough area. Does anyone have any recommendations for someone who is reliable and reasonably priced. It would be for general garden maintainance of quite a big garden Thanks

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    15/12/2012 08:12 PM
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  7. Kc Scrap metal
    Started by griffo 03/09/2012

    Hi All, Any one have a contact number for kc scrap metal

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    05/11/2012 01:55 PM
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  8. Burscough Local Plan Forums were .........
    Started by Greenbelt 22/09/2012

    Two Local Plan forums that took place in the Stanley Club in Burscough Forums showed that 50% of the attendees were in favour of building a massive housing estate on the green belt arable farmland at Yew Tree Farm in Burscough. Yet Burscough Parish Poll on Thursday showed that 96.3% of residents...

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    30/10/2012 05:05 PM
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  9. News Seven breathtaking, jaw dropping displays with only one winner!
    Started by roving-eye 27/09/2012

    This weekend, Fri 28th to Sun 30th, Southport's sky bursts into light as the only national firework competition choreographed to music returns. Entertaining the audience over three nights in Kings Gardens, watch as some of the country's top pyrotechnic teams compete with stunning firework...

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    27/09/2012 07:22 AM
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  10. ''no guts no glory'' - rock night at the fleetwood hesketh southport
    Started by scarface 30/01/2012

    Just putting the word about, a rock night is starting at the fleetwood hesketh in marshside (fylde road) called NO GUTS NO GLORY. The first one is going to be on Friday 2nd March, 7pm till Late, you will start seeing the posters up everywhere soon, i will put one up on here too! Rock Dj playing non...

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    28/08/2012 02:25 PM
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  11. brum brum brum
    Started by steftabron-spence 23/08/2012

    http://www.champnews.com/newss tory.aspx?story=3029704&wo rd=&userid= http://www.ormskirkmotorfest. com/ if ya spot me mum there she'll make you a bacon butty :D

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    24/08/2012 03:12 PM
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  12. Dog Fouling - local lady's protest in dog poo
    Started by steftabron-spence 23/08/2012

    Has anyone got a copy of the news story in the local paper of local resident Joan of Grammar School Gardens, protesting against dog poo in the local park by sticking sticks in each 'foul' with snappy bags attached to them pls?

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    23/08/2012 05:24 PM
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  13. Developer packed Burscough Yew Tree Farm Forum
    Started by Greenbelt 07/07/2012

    Ever wondered why West Lancashire Borough Council pretends that a sizeable number of the Burscough population support the massive housing development at Yew Tree Farm. This is despite it having received a petition of 1300 people opposed to development now nearly 3000 signatures and many many more...

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    20/08/2012 01:22 PM
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  14. Hunters Quarry - Parbold
    Started by northone 17/07/2012

    Does anyone know anything about the building development currently underway at Hunters Quarry in Parbold? I went for a walk in the area at the weekend only to find newly erected gates and perimeter fencing with extensive CCTV coverage. There seems to be a considerable amount of development...

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    17/07/2012 01:17 PM
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  15. Wanted- Carer's and Registered Nurses in North West Area
    Started by stephdreha 27/06/2012

    ABACUS CARE RECRUITING NOW!!! Care Staff Registered Nurses ... If you have experience or know of anyone with a background in care that is looking for work in the North West Area call us NOW!!! RING US ON 01695 571030, Option 2 Quoting Ref: GB1

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    27/06/2012 02:39 PM
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  16. WLBC didn't steal Green Belt signs because they think Burscough people can't Read
    Started by Gavin R 19/06/2012

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/e pisode/p00t78c4/Roger_Phillips _19_06_2012/ Quote from Roger Phillips on Radio Merseyside Today Listen to a borough councillor on planning and two members of Burscough action group talk to Roger Phillips on BBC iplayer at the link above. Start at 1:53.16. ...

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    26/06/2012 02:21 PM
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  17. It's local newspaper week
    Started by championreader 24/05/2012

    so what - advertiser sales are now reputed to be at an all time low (no wonder with a few reporters and no local office) while our champ lasts a day before it's binned i know QLocal can't cover everything but it seems to punch above its weight

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    27/05/2012 11:01 PM
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  18. Churchfields damaged again?
    Started by kenwalters 10/05/2012

    I went past Churchfields early this morning, and when I managed to get past the pig ignorant driver blocking the footpath and cyclepath with a van, I noticed another event being set up. It looks to be a cyclo cross demo, a circuit has been marked out and parts already damaged by vans driving on...

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    24/05/2012 11:37 AM
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  19. Churchfields Repaired
    Started by kenwalters 24/05/2012

    Churchfields has been bucket scraped, ground is pretty level again. It looks an eyesore but should be good in 3 months or so, grass grows back pretty quickly. Hopefully good in time for people to enjoy over summer.

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    24/05/2012 11:16 AM
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  20. Question
    Started by over the hill 02/05/2012

    What has happened to The Packet House - checked on fb for opening times etc and it says closed under new management? :confused:

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    24/05/2012 11:12 AM
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  21. Narrowboat parking time
    Started by steve 18/04/2012

    Is there a limit on how long you can "park" a narrowboat on a canal? I thought it was 2 weeks but we have one in Rufford that has been here for nearly 4 weeks. Anyone any idea?

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    23/05/2012 04:51 PM
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  22. New Pavement Dug Up
    Started by kenwalters 04/05/2012

    They resurfaces the pavements in Burscough Street recently,and it looked better than the old patchwork quilt that was there. Then along came an electrical contractor and dug a hole through it in the first week. If that wasn't bad enough, we now see 2 other contractors digging holes through the...

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    10/05/2012 10:03 AM
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  23. Burscough tip is excellent
    Started by dave 13/04/2012

    Must say the tip at Burscough is very good. Staff helpful and appreciated. Never any queues. Pity the Rufford tip closed as that was closer to us.

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    13/04/2012 08:45 PM
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  24. News Roadworks and Twitter help for Merseysideís Wembley exodus
    Started by roving-eye 13/04/2012

    Football fans heading out of Merseyside for this weekend's big FA Cup semi-final in London are being advised by the Highways Agency to plan their journeys - with a little help from the Agency's road workers and dedicated Wembley Twitter service. Liverpool and...

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    13/04/2012 09:41 AM
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  25. Crabtree Lane Closure - Update
    Started by The PNP 09/03/2012

    Crabtree Lane remains closed to through traffic due refurbishment to the canal swing-bridge. According to the workmen on site, the target date for re-opening if all goes well is the end of March (there is a possibility work could extend into early April).

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    11/04/2012 09:35 AM
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  26. Question Air Raid shelter in Ormskirk
    Started by derekpc 11/04/2012

    I live around Colinmander Gardens in Ormskirk and heard from a couple of 'older' residents that a private air-raid shelter was built by a local builder during the 2nd World War. Nobody I've spoken to seems to know the exact location, although I'm guessing it' must have been somewhere on the green...

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    11/04/2012 08:17 AM
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  27. Food - Missed opportunities
    Started by steve 06/04/2012

    Called at three favourite restaurants this afternoon and all closed with normal weekday opening. Ended up in the Grapes at Croston with bar meals all day, and better than most restaurant meals we had had recently. Excellent.

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    06/04/2012 07:22 PM
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  28. come on you football fans
    Started by theantiquesman 20/11/2010

    The North West has some of the best football teams in the World. Blackburn Blackpool Bolton Burnley Everton Liverpool ManU Man C Wigan

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    06/03/2012 09:59 PM
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  29. Canal walks
    Started by steve 30/12/2011

    We have just moved next to a canal and were surprised how many people were walking by the canal over Christmas, seemed quite traditional

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    06/03/2012 09:54 PM
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  30. Celebrating 400 years!
    Started by Rowz 08/08/2011

    In 2012 the Foundation Governors of what was Ormskirk Grammar School, now Ormskirk School, will be celebrating their 400th anniversary. The school will be running events throughout the whole year to celebrate 400 years of secondary education in Ormskirk and anyone who is interested in being part...

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    26/02/2012 11:24 AM
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  31. Save our parks!!!!!!!!!!........
    Started by swampeyes 21/02/2012

    Last Chance to Save Facilities in Botanic and Hesketh Park This is your last chance to sign the petition to save the facilities in Botanic Gardens and Hesketh Park! We have just over 2,000 signatures but 3,000 would be better! Please sign the petition if you haven't already done so - if you have...

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    21/02/2012 10:17 AM
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  32. Vote for Woodlands!
    Started by ehope1 15/02/2012

    Woodlands Animal Sanctuary have recently been forced to close it's doors to new arrivals, due to an ongoing electrical problem. Without the electrics in full working order, Woodlands cannot heat the shelter - which so many vulnerable and injured animals rely on for survival! Woodlands have...

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    15/02/2012 04:53 PM
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  33. Has the Queen ever been to Burscough?
    Started by CaptCol 06/02/2012

    As a member of The Burscough Heritage group I am wondering if the queen has ever visited Burscough, and if so has anyone any memories and pic's of the event that we could use to display at our Canal Heritage week in June? Regards Capt Col, The Wool Boat

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    06/02/2012 12:03 PM
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  34. Roadworks (Feb.) Ormskirk & Burscough
    Started by The PNP 27/01/2012

    1. Roadworks/delays starting early February at junction of Burscough St and Church St in Ormskirk. :eek: 2. Crabtree Lane, Burscough. This lane will be closed from 30th Jan for two weeks due to major works on the canal bridge. :eek:

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    27/01/2012 08:26 AM
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  35. St Mary's RC School Aughton
    Started by KLL1 24/01/2012

    The Chesterfield Restaurant on Prescot Road is the site of this former school. Does anybody by any chance remember the school and/or have a photograph? Any help would be much appreciated.

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    24/01/2012 09:27 PM
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  36. The Halsall Penny and Colonel Mordauntís Mill
    Started by theantiquesman 22/07/2010

    The Halsall Penny and Colonel Mordaunt’s Mill. The first token coin. Thanks to roving-eye for finding this site. :D This is a very interesting web site. http://www.numsoc.net/halsall .html

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    03/01/2012 08:21 PM
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