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  • Abandoned vehicles
    • Abandoned Vehicles

      The police and the council work together to deal with abandoned vehicles and follow strict rules before a vehicle can be removed

  • Abnormal loads (road transport)
    • Road Regulations and Limits

      In order for West Lothian Council to meet its responsibility of maintaining the Road Network and ensuring the safety of all those who use it, certain regulations, restrictions and limits need to be applied.

  • Accident prevention
  • Accidents at work
    • Health and Safety Service Plan

      In order to meet the requirements of the National Local Authority Enforcement Code, West Lothian Council is required to develop and approve an annual health and safety service plan.

  • Adult and community education
    • Driving Theory

      Driving Ahead is a short course for people who want to know more about the driving theory test.

    • Together For Health (T4H)

      Together for Health (T4H) is a community based project which works to promote healthy lifestyles in the Armadale and Fauldhouse areas.

  • Adult and community education centres
  • Adult basic education
    • Cash Confident

      This financial literacy course looks at shopping and saving money in your local area.

    • Driving Theory

      Driving Ahead is a short course for people who want to know more about the driving theory test.

    • More For Less

      Get the most out of your money! This financial literacy course will help you to save energy and cash, has tips to help you to reduce waste, and gives you the chance to re-use your packaging by getting crafty. A fun and creative way to get more for less.

    • Playlab

      Playlab is the perfect way to encourage your children to learn. The course helps parents to explore fun ways to play games with their children and to get involved in their learning. Come along and invent your own games and activities to use in the house or out and about!

    • Training Pathway

    • Volunteering and Training

  • Advice agencies
    • Planning Aid for Scotland

      Planning Aid for Scotland (PAS) is an independent organisation which offers a free (subject to eligibility) and impartial planning helpline.

  • Air pollution
    • Air Pollution

      Air Quality is important because it's about the air we all breathe and the effect of the pollutants in it on our bodies and health.

    • Broxburn Air Quality Management Area

      An Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) for Broxburn was declared in March 2011 due to exceedances of both Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and fine particulates (PM10). An Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) has been developed and approved with measures to reduce air pollution levels in Broxburn.

    • Domestic Bonfires

      It's not against the law to have a bonfire in your garden, but it can cause problems depending on what is burned, how often it happens and how much smoke it generates. Environmental Health deals with complaints about bonfires on neighbours' property.

  • Alarms for elderly and disabled
    • Adapt Your Home

      At some stage in your life you may find that your home is no longer suitable for you. This may be because you find the layout of the house difficult if you are ill, elderly or disabled.

    • Services for Adults and Older People

      Find a range of services and advice for adults and older people available in West Lothian including falls prevention, Food Train, Senior Peoples Forum, Independent Advocacy Service and older people's benefits.

  • Alcohol use and abuse
    • Alcohol and Fire

      Alcohol Related Fires in the Home

    • 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.

    • Scotland's drink drive limit

      Scotland's drink drive limit

    • Social Work Services

      Find social work services available in West Lothian including Children and Families Social Work, Social Work Emergency Team, Drugs and Alcohol Addiction and Self Directed Support.

  • Angling
    • Fishing on the River Almond

      The River Almond flows for 50km from the Cant Hills near Kirk of Shotts to where it enters the Firth of Forth at Crammond. Running through so many towns and villages, the Almond provides an ideal opportunity for angling in Central Scotland.

  • Animal fouling
    • Dog Fouling on Private Land

      Where dog owners allow dog dirt to build up in their own garden or land, which is likely to cause odour and fly problems, neighbours can take private legal action. Environmental Health does not routinely investigate complaints made about fouling in private gardens. Different laws apply to fouling in public places.

    • Dog Waste Bins

      West Lothian Council provides a range of sites where customers can deposit dog fouling

    • Report Dog Fouling

      Where dog mess needs cleaned up, you want to request a dog bin or have an existing one emptied, please use our online form.

    • Tackling Dog Fouling - Paws for Thought

      'Paws for Thought' is a new dog fouling initiative, currently under way in West Lothian to encourage responsible dog owners to help keep our streets and parks clean.

  • Animal health
    • Agriculture

      Information on animal health and feedstuffs

  • Animal licences
    • Animal Licensing

      Licensing information for anyone caring for animals in a personal or business capacity.

    • Home Boarding Licence

      Anyone planning on boarding dogs at a domestic premises needs to apply for a Licence under the Animal Boarding Establishment Act 1963. No person may board dog's without first obtaining a licence from the local authority.

    • Performing Animals Registration

      The Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925 requires that all persons who work with, train, supply, present, exhibit or show animals which are used in any genre of entertainment, or therapy, must register with their local authorities.

  • Animal rights and welfare
    • Animal Welfare

      The Animal Welfare Officer deals with many dog related issues in the West Lothian area and is on hand to offer advice and guidance to residents and dog owners.

  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
    • Linlithgow Burgh Halls

      Linlithgow Burgh Halls has been transformed into a stunning resource that truly has something for everyone.

  • Archives
    • Archives

      West Lothian Council Archives and Records Centre preserves and makes accessible records relating to the history of West Lothian.

    • Volunteer

      Have you thought about volunteering with Heritage Services?

  • Arts and entertainment venues
    • Linlithgow Burgh Halls

      Linlithgow Burgh Halls has been transformed into a stunning resource that truly has something for everyone.

  • Arts development
    • Arts Development

      Community Arts contributes to the wellbeing and lifelong learning of the people of West Lothian by providing opportunities to participate in the arts.

    • Linlithgow Burgh Halls

      Linlithgow Burgh Halls has been transformed into a stunning resource that truly has something for everyone.

    • Public Art

      West Lothian is the home of internationally recognised pieces of Public Art, with over 80 artworks dotted around the region.

    • Voluntary Arts

      West Lothian is rich in voluntary arts organisations. Every month around 150 different groups meet in communities from Whitburn to Winchburgh and from Polbeth to Pumpherston.

  • Asbestos
  • Attendance and truancy
    • Attendance and Behaviour

      Children and young people benefit most from their education when they attend school regularly. Children and young people are expected to follow their School Behaviour Code. In extreme cases, children and young people may be excluded from school.

  • Public order, justice and rights
    • Criminal and Youth Justice Service

      Get a wide range of information, help and advice from the criminal and youth justice service in West Lothian including bail services, information for young offenders, community payback orders, court orders, drug treatment and testing orders, fines and compensation orders, Prison Social Work at Addiewell and restriction of liberty orders.