Can Council build houses?

Can Council build houses?

Councils are prevented from borrowing money for residential building.  Councils are also reluctant to spend any reserves they have on council house building because Right to Buy means that they will rapidly lose the asset without even retaining enough income to...
Community Enterprise

Community Enterprise

The canal quarter could be a great space for community enterprise.  Lancaster is a place that is full of great community and voluntary initiatives, many of which need some investment and space to flourish. Edinburgh has a Remakery.  The Remakery is a space for making...
What about places to work?

What about places to work?

If the city isn’t filled with shops, how about places to work?  Part of what gives a place a buzz is people going about their business.  And when people have jobs, they have money to spend. Lancaster has a great digital sector, but we’re told that once a start up is...
Lancaster Arts Scene

Lancaster Arts Scene

Lancaster has a reputation as a place where music and the arts are thriving.  We have two main theatres – the Dukes and the Grand and the Storey has some performance space too.  The University has a thriving arts scene and operates LICA.  There is the annual Litfest...