Council chiefs in Lancashire say they are to introduce cheaper 0300 numbers to contact services.
The decision by Lancashire County Council, which is responsible for a raft of services across the Fylde and Wyre areas, to replace its current 0845 numbers with 0300 numbers will make it cheaper to contact the council by phone.
The new numbers, to be introduced on Thursday, March 27, will cost the same to call as geographic numbers starting 01 or 02.
County Coun Jennifer Mein, leader of the county council, said: “Changing to 0300 numbers is undoubtedly the right thing for us to do as a council and will enable the people we serve to contact us for the same cost as any other geographic number. These numbers are often also included in people’s mobile phone packages.”