BBC Local Service

The Town Council was extremely concerned to hear that the BBC was reviewing its local broadcasting service, with a view to substantially reduce the level of local news & information services. Residents, as well as councillors, will no doubt depend on the BBC service for local news & councillors well remembered the importance the service is to residents in times of emergency, such as when Flimby suffered severe flooding as a result of storm Desmond. The Council wrote to government setting out its concerns at the erosion of yet another service.