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Does anyone know the location of a public weighbridge in Lancashire?  The LA don’t publish any information on their web-site. I haven’t been able to find one by googling. Thanks.

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We're based in Scotland, so it may be slightly different; but I thought that weighbridges fall under Trading Standards or Environmental Health remit. Have you looked at that section of the Website?

Steve

Update: Just searched Blackpool Council website and no information appears! Bizarre. Again, working on the set up where we are, there are several public weighbridges operated by Scrap Metal Dealers; might be worth a web search or a couple of phone calls.

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41 minutes ago, Paul90125 said:

Does anyone know the location of a public weighbridge in Lancashire?  The LA don’t publish any information on their web-site. I haven’t been able to find one by googling. Thanks.

Enter your postcode into this Govt. Website to search. It should take you to the relevant local authority website for your area that regulates public weigh bridges. When you've picked one ring ahead just to make sure it's still available.

https://www.gov.uk/find-weighbridge

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10 minutes ago, Legal Eagle said:

Enter your postcode into this Govt. Website to search. It should take you to the relevant local authority website for your area that regulates public weigh bridges. When you've picked one ring ahead just to make sure it's still available.

https://www.gov.uk/find-weighbridge

I tried that using Blackpool as an example. No results found!

Steve

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37 minutes ago, marchie1053 said:

I tried that using Blackpool as an example. No results found!

Steve

Only valid postcodes were accepted when I used find-weighbridge

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9 minutes ago, DeeTee said:

Only valid postcodes were accepted when I used find-weighbridge

I used the Postcode for Blackpool Tower! Took me to Blackpool Council website but no link to weighbridge or public weighbridge;I also waded through the alphabetical topics to see if it was listed under alternative terminology ['Consumer Mass Calculation Assistance for Towed Vehicles, Commercial [Trading Standards]  or Leisure [See Leisure Services Directorate] or similar executive titles, but no joy.

Steve

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2 minutes ago, marchie1053 said:

I used the Postcode for Blackpool Tower!

Steve

The example you gave was "Blackpool" though you did not mention a postcode.

Blackpool council may not have have a trading standards department.

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56 minutes ago, DeeTee said:

The example you gave was "Blackpool" though you did not mention a postcode.

Blackpool council may not have have a trading standards department.

The OP didn't give anything more specific than 'Lancashire', but, instead of a points scoring exercise, I tried to find an answer. The Government website says 'enter a postcode' so I think it's a safe assumption that this what you have to do if you want a positive response.

Whether Blackpool Council has a Trading Standards Department or not is hardly relevant. I DID mention that I had looked under 'weighbridge' and 'public weighbridge' and then trawled through the A to Z listing, hoping to find a label that was not obvious.

Steve

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most council don't bother publish a list of weighbridge unless it is run by their trading standard. 

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I’m glad you guys had no more joy than me. I’d already done all the things you suggested/did. Fortunately both Bolton and Cumbria local authority publish details of their weighbridge locations so I guess i’m just going to have to go for a drive. Conclusion - LCC are rubbish!

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I found a farmer just 2 miles up the road had a public weighbridge. £5 a time. Found it on the County Council website.

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19 hours ago, Paul90125 said:

Does anyone know the location of a public weighbridge in Lancashire?  The LA don’t publish any information on their web-site. I haven’t been able to find one by googling. Thanks.

 

 

Phone the police road  traffic department or DVSA as they should know the location of weighbridges in their area.

 

Alternatively, try scrap metal merchants as their weighbridges will be certified..

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Most councils have a weigh bridge and most large builders/quarries will let you use their facility for a fee - probably a fiver.  Large scrap metal recycling places also worth a try.

 

Russ

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6 hours ago, beejay said:

Alternatively, try scrap metal merchants as their weighbridges will be certified..

 

.... and have a fair risk of a puncture due to the debris usually lying around.

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On 07/07/2019 at 16:15, Paul90125 said:

Does anyone know the location of a public weighbridge in Lancashire?  The LA don’t publish any information on their web-site. I haven’t been able to find one by googling. Thanks.

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On 08/07/2019 at 12:23, KontikiKid said:

Most councils have a weigh bridge and most large builders/quarries will let you use their facility for a fee - probably a fiver.  Large scrap metal recycling places also worth a try.

 

Russ

 

 

Most 'councils' have abandoned their weighbridge facilities owing to the cost.

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5 hours ago, beejay said:

 

 

Most 'councils' have abandoned their weighbridge facilities owing to the cost.

 

They also appear to have abandoned listing the weighbridges... at least in Essex

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Found one, If anyone needs a weighbridge in Lancashire - C& C in Garstang. Cost £5.

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On ‎08‎/‎07‎/‎2019 at 12:23, KontikiKid said:

Most councils have a weigh bridge and most large builders/quarries will let you use their facility for a fee - probably a fiver.  Large scrap metal recycling places also worth a try.

 

Russ

As scrap metal dealers pay on weight, you might find that their weighbridges although legal, weigh light

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On 10/07/2019 at 18:04, Guzzilazz said:

 

They also appear to have abandoned listing the weighbridges... at least in Essex

The Hatfield (Hertfordshire) weighbridge was handed over lock, stock and operator’s kiosk to the police for the exclusive use of the police.

 

How do I know this?  Nope... not that at all.  I wouldn’t break the law, even if it was made of thin glass and I dropped onto concrete fro head height :D

 

 I looked up local authority weighbridges, determined that Hatfield was easily the nearest to my then storage site and took the caravan there.

 

The Police were very busy with commercial vehicles presumably escorted from the very nearby A1 but they were not interested in me weighing my caravan.  “Sorry sir, this weighbridge is no longer open to the general public... have a nice day and mind how you go”.

 

Used a local farm with a certified bridge and a declared accuracy of +/- 20kg instead.  £5 a go, two goes needed - car and then car and caravan together.

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On 24/08/2019 at 15:20, Rob Hall said:

As scrap metal dealers pay on weight, you might find that their weighbridges although legal, weigh light

 

Wouldn't make a lot of difference, the vehicle is weighed in and out, they work on  the difference, vehicle loaded going in at twenty tonnes, coming out empty weighing twelve tonnes, the weight difference is eight tonnes, even if it’s weighing light, the difference will still be eight tonnes.

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10 hours ago, ad210358 said:

 

Wouldn't make a lot of difference, the vehicle is weighed in and out, they work on  the difference, vehicle loaded going in at twenty tonnes, coming out empty weighing twelve tonnes, the weight difference is eight tonnes, even if it’s weighing light, the difference will still be eight tonnes.

Big assumption in your response that there is a static error.  That's very unlikely in any device.  it could be that the error as a % is smaller at lower weights than at higher, or vice versa.  

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