Chorley Council’s future to be discussed

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Chorley Council looks set to work more closely with other organisations in a shake-up of services.

The council has been looking at how it can deliver public services in future with decreasing resources, with one option being to become a unitary authority.

“It’s time for a radical re-think of how local government, and other public services, are structured and the preferred option we will look at is something unique in that sense.”

Coun Alistair Bradley

Tomorrow councillors will consider a report which recommends the council adopts an “integrated public services” model that could see the development of a new type of unitary authority over the next few years.

The council would work more closely with partners, including setting up an “integrated community wellbeing service” with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Council leader, Coun Alistair Bradley, said: “It’s time for a radical re-think of how local government, and other public services, are structured and the preferred option we will look at is something unique in that sense.

“It does mean people will have more influence on what happens here and that’s really important because we need public support in what we are doing.”

The full council meets at 6.30pm on Tuesday at Chorley Town Hall.