The council is working hard to ensure that we are still offering the best service we can to our residents during this unprecedented time.
Inevitably, we may have to change the way we do things to ensure we can still provide our key services.
Burning waste and fly-tipping
The council is urging people to refrain from burning their garden or household waste or fly tipping. We're getting a lot of complaints about both at the moment and we have seen a 50% increase in fly-tipping across the borough.
We will be issuing fines to people who are known to be fly tipping or are causing smoke nuisance by burning waste.
Lancashire County Council have annouonced they will open 12 of their recycling centres by appointment only for essential trips from Friday 15 May.
The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary measures to support businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.
Council tax support
We understand that this is tough time for all of us and we know that some people may be struggling with their Council Tax payments.
If you are struggling, there are options available:
- You can call our team at Gateway on 01772 625 625 to discuss your payments or to look at a re-structure of your current payment plan
- You can apply for the Council Tax Support if you are eligible by visiting southribble.gov.uk/myaccount
- You can apply for Universal Credit by visiting gov.uk/apply-universal-credit and in turn apply for the Council Tax Support scheme
Our team are here to help you, so please give us a call.