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  • Radioactive materials
    • Radiation Monitoring

      Environmental Health carries out routine monitoring of environmental radiation levels.

  • Rail fares
  • Rail transport
    • Noise from Railways and Railway Engineering

      Railways are an effective part of out transport network, but just like roads, they produce noise. This can come from routine operation, heavy freight trains or engineering works

  • Rambling
    • Countryside News

      Update on news in our three parks in West Lothian - Beecraigs, Polkemmet and Almondell & Calderwood

    • Park Activities

      There are many activities to enjoy within Beecraigs Country Park.

    • Walks in West Lothian

      Experience the countryside of West Lothian by enjoying a range of walks at a place near to you.

  • Ranger services
    • Barbecue Hire

      The Park offers beautiful woodland and riverside walks, picnic areas with seating and a barbeque facility. Whilst visiting the park why not have a barbeque with your group.

    • Facilities Hire

      Almondell & Calderwood Country Park can offer many facilities for hire, barbecue hire, room hire within the Visitors Centre and also an exhibition room for hire.

    • Friends of Polkemmet Country Park

      Have you ever wanted to be more involved at Polkemmet Country Park? We will have a list of planned tasks for our 'Friends' who are passionate about their environment and green spaces and want to get involved in conservation volunteering, fund raising and improving your Park.

    • How to Find Us

      Information to help you locate Almondell & Calderwood Country Park

    • Park Activities

      Visitors to Polkemmet Country Park can enjoy the Adventure Play Area, Walking, Cycling and many more activities.

    • Ranger Service

      West Lothian Council's Ranger Service has bases at Almondell & Calderwood Country Park, Beecraigs Country Park and Polkemmet Country Park.

  • Recycling (waste)
    • Blackburn Community Recycling Centre

      Location, opening times and recycling information for Blackburn Community Recycling Centre

    • Broxburn Community Recycling Centre

      Location, opening times and recycling information for Broxburn Community Recycling Centre

    • Commercial Bulky Uplifts

      West Lothian Council runs a service to collect commercial articles that are too large to be placed in your wheeled bin for all commercial properties within West Lothian.

    • Community Waste Awareness

      Information on roadshows and events throughout West Lothian

    • Domestic Waste

      West Lothian Council collects domestic refuse in all areas of the district on a regular basis.

    • Local Recycling Centres

      West Lothian Council provides six Community Recycling Centres where residents can take household items to be recycled or disposed of. Details of the locations and opening hours of recycling centres can be be viewed here.

    • Food Waste

      West Lothian Council has introduced weekly food waste collections. Information can be found here on your collection day and why we recycle food waste.

    • Glass Recycling

      The roll out of a new colour separated glass recycling scheme throughout West Lothian is now underway. You can find details of your nearest glass recycling point below.

    • Hints and Tips on Recycling

      Information on recycling and how to avoid contamination issues.

    • Linlithgow Community Recycling Centre

      Location, opening times and recycling information for Linlithgow Community Recycling Centre

    • Livingston Community Recycling Centre (Deans Depot)

      Location, opening times and recycling information for Livingston Community Recycling Centre in Deans.

    • Oakbank (Livingston) Community Recycling Centre

      Location, opening times and recycling information for Oakbank (Livingston) Community Recycling Centre

    • Recycling

      West Lothian Council provides a range of recycling facilities throughout West Lothian where residents can take household items to be recycled or disposed of.

    • Recycling Information

      We provide a number of recycling centres throughout the district for recycling glass, paper, textiles, oil, car batteries and cans.

    • Recycling Locator

      Recycling Locator - where to recycle in your local area. Want to be able to quickly find out what and where to recycle in your local area?

    • Recycling on the Go

      Recycle on the Go bins and are now available at 26 sites across West Lothian including parks, medical centres, partnership centres, community centres and popular public areas. Location of venues can be viewed below.

    • Request a Blue Bin, Brown Bin or Food Waste Caddy

      Use the form below to submit your request for an additional, larger or new blue bin, an additional or new brown bin or an additional or new food waste caddy.

    • Request a Bulky Uplift

      Request a bulky uplift for items of bulky domestic waste.

    • Waste Education

      The Waste Team can work with your nursery, primary school or secondary school to offer free waste minimisation and recycling information and resources.

    • What goes in my Blue and Brown Bin and Food Waste Caddy

      West Lothian bins are emptied on a four-weekly cycle with the grey bin and blue bin being lifted once a fortnight, brown bin every four weeks and food caddy weekly.

    • Whitburn Community Recycling Centre

      Location, opening times and recycling information for Whitburn Community Recycling Centre

  • Refugees and asylum seekers
    • Help for Adults

      Find information, advice and resources available for adults in West Lothian including Domestic and Sexual Assault Team (DASAT), Living in Safe Accommodation (LISA), Stop Smoking Service, Physical Disability Service, Alcohol and Drugs Partnership, asylum, immigration and citizenship.

  • Regeneration
    • Armadale and Blackridge Ward

      Armadale and Blackridge Ward is the smallest in West Lothian with a total population of 14,819. Armadale is the largest settlement in the ward. Other settlements located in the ward include Blackridge [including Westrigg] Westfield and Torphichen.

    • Bathgate Ward

      Bathgate is the third largest ward in West Lothian and has a population of 21,058. Bathgate is the largest settlement in the ward and ( including Boghall) has a population of 19,220.

    • Broxburn, Uphall and Winchburgh Ward

      Broxburn, Uphall and Winchburgh is the sixth largest ward in West Lothian with a population of 18,561. The ward includes the communities of Broxburn, Dechmont & Bangour, Ecclesmachan & Oatridge, Rural Drumshoreland, Uphall & Winchburgh. The largest settlements are Broxburn and Uphall with a combined population of 14,880.

    • Community Regeneration

      The Community Regeneration Team delivers a range of services to support some of our most disadvantaged communities and individuals, with a particular emphasis on engaging with people to build personal and community capacity.

    • East Livingston and East Calder Ward

      East Livingston and East Calder is the fourth largest ward in West Lothian with a population of 19,752. It contains Uphall Station, Pumpherston, Craigshill, Mid Calder, East Calder, Kirknewton, Wilkieston, Harburn and Roman Camps.

    • Fauldhouse and The Breich Valley Ward

      Fauldhouse and the Breich Valley is the seventh largest ward in West Lothian with a population of 16,716. This ward includes Fauldhouse, Longridge, Stoneyburn, Addiewell, West Calder, Harburn, Polbeth and Breich.

    • Linlithgow Ward

      This is the second smallest ward in West Lothian with a population of 16,034. The ward includes Linlithgow, Linlithgow Bridge, Bridgend, Philpstoun and Threemiletown, rural Beecraigs and Acredales, rural Kettleston Mains to Wester Woodside and rural Newton.

    • Livingston North Ward

      Livingston North is the second largest of West Lothian's nine wards with a population of 21,610. The ward includes the communities of Knightsridge, Deans, Eliburn, Carmondean and part of Livingston Village.

    • Livingston South Ward

      Livingston South is the largest of the nine West Lothian wards, with a population of 24,301. It includes the communities of Dedridge, Ladywell, Howden, Murieston, Bellsquarry and part of Livingston Village.

    • Community Planning

      West Lothian Community Planning Partnership was set up to identify, assess and prioritise what is important for West Lothian's communities, and enable the setting of achievable and demonstrable outcomes for the Local Outcomes Improvement Plan.

    • Whitburn and Blackburn Ward

      This is the fifth largest ward with a population of 19,229. It includes the communities of Blackburn, Greenrigg, Seafield and Whitburn and East Whitburn.

  • Registration of births
  • Registration of deaths
  • Registration of marriages
  • Rent
    • Paying your Rent

      How to pay your rent, where to pay your rent and details of your rent charge.

  • Residential homes
    • Empty Homes

      A long term empty home is any privately owned home which has been empty for 6 months or more.

  • Respite care
    • Care Services

      The care services section covers a range of services, guidance and information including Carer Support including Respite Breaks for Carers, Care Services for Children, Care for Young People, Children in care, residential care for children, young people in care, care for disabled people, learning disability care, the Ability Centre, home care, garden maintenance, care homes, sheltered housing, physical disability service and sensory support service.

  • Restaurants
    • Food Safety Information

      Environmental Health provide guidance and advice with regard to Food Safety, including registering a food business, carrying out inspections and investigating complaints.

  • Right to buy your home
  • Road adoption
    • Private roads to adoptable standards

      The making up of private roads to adoptable standards

    • Road Construction Consent

      West Lothian Council requires that anyone wishing to construct a new road or extend an existing road must obtain Road Construction Consent in accordance with Section 21 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984.

  • Road and pathway maintenance
  • Road building
    • New Road, Footpath and Cyclepath Improvements

      The following details the proposed New Road, Footpath and Cyclepath Improvements works within West Lothian.

    • Road Construction Consent

      West Lothian Council requires that anyone wishing to construct a new road or extend an existing road must obtain Road Construction Consent in accordance with Section 21 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984.

  • Road cleaning
    • Reporting blocked Drains and Gully Issues

      To report a problem with blocked drains and gullies on public roads, please complete our online form.

    • Spillages

      The Council has a responsibility to make sure any spillages onto a road or footpath is dealt with in the appropriate way.

    • Street Care and Cleaning

      West Lothian Council is committed to keeping the streets of West Lothian clean and well maintained.

    • Street Cleaning (Autumn leaves)

      West Lothian Council is committed to keeping the streets of West Lothian clean and well maintained.

  • Road markings
    • Markings and Signs

      The Roads & Transportation Projects Team is involved in providing a management and consultancy service in project design and scheme implementation for all new works on the public highway.

  • Road safety
    • Accident Investigation and Prevention (AIP)

      Each year, we carry out a programme to identify locations where injury accidents are a cause for concern and we try to devise engineering measures to reduce the risk of accidents occurring.

    • Current Road Closures and Diversions

      Details of road closures and diversions currently in place in West Lothian.

    • Emergency Road Closures and Disruptions

      Details of current emergency road closures and disruptions

    • Gritting and Winter Maintenance

      In the winter months, West Lothian Council has to treat 1,000 km of roads and around 1,280 km of footways to combat the effects of bad weather. Further information, including advice on winter driving can be found below.

    • Illegal Off Road Bikes

      Motorbike Danger in Local Communities.

    • Markings and Signs

      The Roads & Transportation Projects Team is involved in providing a management and consultancy service in project design and scheme implementation for all new works on the public highway.

    • New Road and Footpath Developments

      Roads and Transportation, Development Planning team is responsible for a range of related services for new development proposals ranging in size and type from single house plots to major residential, industrial and retail developments.

    • Road Closures and Diversions

      We are committed to maintaining West Lothian's roads to the highest possible standard.

    • Road Safety

      West Lothian Council carries out a range of initiatives in it's Road Safety Plan for improving safety for pedestrians, cyclists and car users.

    • Road Safety Audit

      The council recognises that it is important to consider road safety at the design stages of new schemes as opposed to having to address safety problems at a later date. This is reinforced by the statutory duties placed on local roads authorities to consider safety when building new road schemes or making alterations to existing roads.

    • Road Safety Plan

      Every year, around 75 people are killed or seriously injured on West Lothian roads and a further 500 are slightly injured. In response, we now publish our Road Safety Plan for West Lothian covering the period 2012-2015.

    • Road Signs and Street Names

      Road Signs, Street Names and markings are provided by the Council for road safety and information for road users.

    • Vehicles Obstructing Access to Property

      The police are responsible for enforcing legislation relating to parking across driveways and entrances.

  • Road signs
    • Applying for Tourist signs

      Providing clear direction signs to visitor attractions is a very important aspect of making a visit as pleasurable and relaxing as possible.

    • Road Signs and Street Names

      Road Signs, Street Names and markings are provided by the Council for road safety and information for road users.

  • Road works
  • Roads and highways
    • Markings and Signs

      The Roads & Transportation Projects Team is involved in providing a management and consultancy service in project design and scheme implementation for all new works on the public highway.

    • New Road and Footpath Developments

      Roads and Transportation, Development Planning team is responsible for a range of related services for new development proposals ranging in size and type from single house plots to major residential, industrial and retail developments.

    • New Road, Footpath and Cyclepath Improvements

      The following details the proposed New Road, Footpath and Cyclepath Improvements works within West Lothian.

    • Report Damaged or Dangerous Pavements

      If you have any concerns regarding a damaged or dangerous footpath in West Lothian, you can report them online using the form below.

    • Road Closures and Diversions

      We are committed to maintaining West Lothian's roads to the highest possible standard.

    • Road Safety Audit

      The council recognises that it is important to consider road safety at the design stages of new schemes as opposed to having to address safety problems at a later date. This is reinforced by the statutory duties placed on local roads authorities to consider safety when building new road schemes or making alterations to existing roads.

    • Roads and Pavements

      Information on maintenance, how to report issues, as well as development and regulatory information.

  • Rodent control
    • Mice

      West Lothian Council provides a service to deal with mouse infestations indoors only (including outbuildings, garages and sheds).

    • Rats (Rattus norwegicus)

      West Lothian Council provides a comprehensive service to deal with rat infestations both indoors and outdoors.