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Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 May 2007, 09:32 GMT 10:32 UK
Consultation on community scheme
Residents in west Lancashire are being consulted on a scheme to improve parts of Skelmersdale.

About 3.7m of funding was secured in 2006 by the Local Strategic Partnership to improve the environment and help reduce crime.

An event is being held at Digmoor Community Centre to tell people how the money has been spent.

So far, pathways and street lighting have been improved, and a woodland walk and community park is being developed.

The meeting will also tell residents about plans for the rest of the funding - which is available up to 2010.

Margaret Highton, Chairman of the Neighbourhood Board, said: "We've made great progress since the project first began."

'Clean and green'

MP Rosie Cooper, Chair of the Local Strategic Partnership, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for residents to come along and find out what has been happening in the area so far and the next stages.

Another list of projects will be given the go-ahead in a bid to make these areas cleaner, greener and safer and we want to know what the community thinks."

The meeting will be at the Digmoor Community Centre from 1100 BST until 1600 BST on Tuesday.

There will be children's entertainment, a bouncy castle, refreshments and the team will be on hand to talk about the project and other ideas to improve the area.

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