The BBC has the story – see link above.
There really is little future for small District Councils in England and those that are left will be left behind if they don’t try to become Unitary councils which look after all the services in their area. The days of District Councils and separate County Councils must be numbered.
This is a well trodden route and one which, in my view, Chorley are right to take. West Lancs Council has been pondering this for a long time, probably too long, and they need to get their band wagon moving as well.