Friday, 13 July 2018

Fond Farewell

Mrs Brocklebank and Mrs Midgley, long-serving staff members of our local Primary School will be retiring at the end of next week along with Mr Dixon, the Site Supervisor.  It will seem strange next term for all those who knew these members of staff as they will be really missed.  Thank you to you all for your long service to the school and to all the children whom you have seen come and go and have helped along the way.

St John's Hospice Presentation

A group of Year 6 girls from our local Primary School, and their families, raised funds for St John's Hospice during the Evening of Family Fun. The girls raised around £350 - a fabulous effort! 

A free, fun, family festival happening now

Throughout the summer, you can take your pick from a programme of walks, talks, tours, workshops, performances, exhibitions and special celebration events – designed to get you exploring every corner of this stunning area. Below are just some of the events coming up over the next few weeks - have a look at what takes your fancy here or browse the Festival leaflet. 


The next Beach Clean will be at Hest Bank on Saturday 14th July from 10.00am until 11.30am.


St Michaels Lane will be closed from 23.25 hrs on Saturday 14th July 2018, until 10.00 am Sunday 15th July 2018 to enable level crossing works to take place.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Guided Walk Exploring the Mysteries of Jenny Brown’s Point, Silverdale

Wed July 11, 2pm
What was the chimney for? What is that sea wall about? Just who was Jenny Brown anyway? These and other stories explored by local historian Simon Williams. This is a short walk (two and a half miles) around one of Morecambe Bay’s finest beauty spots. Please wear walking shoes and clothing suitable for the weather.
Free admission but booking required. Tickets and more information available at or phone the Morecambe Bay Partnership Office on 01539 734888 or email

Friday, 29 June 2018


M6 Southbound Junction 35 to Junction 34 Phase 4 .  Resurfacing works will take place on the M6 southbound carriageway between junction 35 and junction 34. In order to carry out the work it is necessary to close the M6 southbound carriageway overnight for 4 nights:  Between junctions 36 and 34  From 8pm on 2 July until 6am on 6 July  The junction 36 entry slip road will be closed each night. There will be a single lane closed on the main carriageway during the day. There will be well-signed diversion routes during these overnight closures. If you require any further information please contact the Highways England customer contact centre by e-mail or by phone on 0300 123 5000.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Road Closure

The road over St Michaels Lane Level Crossing, Bolton Le Sands will be closed on the Saturday 14th July 2018 from 23.25hrs , until Sunday 15th July 2018 10.00 hrs to enable level crossing works to take place.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Deep Cabaret – Wanton Mischief: Songs inspired by the Bay


Friday 29 June, 8pm – 10pm Heysham St Peter’s Church
Book now

Morecambe Bay as you’ve never encountered her before... Music inspired by the extraordinary Bay landscape, an experience that is fulsome and romantic one moment, edgy & disturbing the next.

Starting with Deep Cabaret’s music of riffs and drones; adding words sampled from the Bay's historical accounts; mashing them up with the work of local poets and novelists; all to create a set of songs that conjure the space and light of Morecambe Bay. With accompanying imagery, Wanton Mischief becomes a homage to, and a wade through, the ‘pickled juices of the peat’ of the Bay.
Tickets just £6 - book now

Friday, 8 June 2018


The weather looks fine so come along and enjoy the afternoon at Bolton-le-Sands Gala where there's fun for all the family.  Gates open at 1.00pm until 4.00pm.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Horticultural Society

Now is the time to Join the Horticultural Society . Membership is just £3 per year which entitles you to discounts at local Garden Centres. Please contact 730606 or 824191 for membership.

Village Gala

BOLTON LE SANDS is holding its Annual Gala on Saturday 9 June 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

We hope that everyone will come along and enjoy the day with the local community with the many visitors to Bolton-le-Sands.

The Gala gives an opportunity for all the village to get together - villagers, families and friends, visitors, local businesses, local clubs alike - to show-case the Bolton-le-Sands village and all it has to offer.

Lets have a great day!!


Casual Vacancy

Anyone interested in being considered for the Casual Vacancy on the Parish Council should apply before 12 noon tomorrow Wednesday 30th May.  Please see website for more details.

Friday, 4 May 2018


Come along and buy your Bedding Plants, have a go at the Bring and Buy and Raffle in the Community Centre on Thursday 17th May 2018 From 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm Admission £1 - Refreshments available.  EVERYBODY WELCOME

Community Centre AGM 2018

The Annual General Meeting of the Bolton-le-Sands Village Hall / Community Centre will be held on Thursday 10 May, beginning at 7.30pm. Everyone is invited along.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Can you help BLS Guides?

BLS Guides is recruiting new leaders.
If you enjoy working with children and would like to offer your help to your local Guides, they would be delighted!
If you'd like more information, or would like to offer yours services, please contact Catherine Prince who is the Lunesdale Girlguiding District Commissioner. You can email her using or by phone at 07402 171999.


A men's breakfast will be held in Holy Trinity Church on Saturday 12 May at 9.00am. The guest speaker will be Grant Stevenson who is the Business Manager for the Turbine Support Group at Heysham Power Station. His talk is called 'Planning for a Bad Day'. Bacon butties and coffee, donation of £5.00 requested.

Parish Assembly 2018

Bolton-le-Sands Annual Assembly will be held on Thursday 26th April in the Community Centre from 7.30pm.  This is a meeting where residents of Bolton-le-Sands can have a say in matters relating to the village and raise any issues of interest with the parish council.  Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the W.I.


A new venture is coming to Bolton-le-Sands, the First Tuesday Hub will provide a meeting place where people can come along to:
  • Enjoy friendship and refreshments
  • Receive specialist advice on a range of subjects
  • Organise activities for themselves and others
  • Contribute ideas for future meetings
The first Hub will be held on Tuesday 1 May, 1.30 - 3.30pm in Holy Trinity Church. It will be led by AgeUK Lancashire with representatives from LCC Wellbeing Service, The Alzheimer's Society, NHS outreach, the Police and Fire Services with other local charities and organisations.
Why not come along? Bring a friend or a neighbour and enjoy a chat, tea and cake and the chance to see what's on offer.
Spread the word!!

Monday, 9 April 2018

Parish Council Meeting

Because of the Easter Bank Holiday, the April meeting of the Parish Council will be held this evening in the Old Boy's School from 7.00pm. 

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Parish Assembly 2018

As Easter comes early this year, the Annual Assembly will be held on Thursday 26th April in the Community Centre from 7.30pm.  This is a meeting where residents of Bolton-le-Sands can have a say in matters relating to the village and raise any issues of interest.  Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the W.I.

North West Coastal Access

Look out for them on Countryfile on 15th April!

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

County Councillor

How nice it was to meet our new County Councillor, Stuart Morris, at the March meeting of the parish council.   He is very pro-active and is very keen to work for his constituents.  Let’s hope we can keep our Library open.  Remember there is a very useful meeting room available for hire by local clubs and societies at very reasonable rates.  Pop into the Library for more details.

HMRC Email Scam

 There has been an increase in complaints received regarding emails that claim you are due a tax         refund from the Inland Revenue.  This is a scam. It is likely the scammer will request your personal details and will require upfront fees or taxes for you to be able to claim a refund. Do not respond, delete the email. 

Monday, 12 March 2018

Bowling Permits

Spring is just around the corner and the Annual Bowling Permits are now available to buy from Geoff Forrest, Secretary of Bolton-le-Sands Bowling Club.  A full Permit, allowing the holder to take part in League matches is £43 but if you just fancy a game of bowls on a sunny afternoon, you can play all year for just £30.  Both permits are available from him, contact the club for more details.

Bogus flyers and adverts

Roofers have been targeting residents offering external property maintenance such as fascia and guttering works via a flyer or local advertisement posted through their door.  Such literature may give an address that is not genuine, only give a mobile number, and often can indicate 'special rates for OAP's' to attract business. Please be wary. Check validity if they are claiming to be a member of any trade association.
Best advice would be to always use local, known traders that you have a landline and legitimate address for. Ask family and friends for recommendations. Remember, if you agree to a contract in your own home you will have 14 days cancellation rights, 14 days to change your mind.

Monday, 19 February 2018

555 Service Lancaster to Keswick

From 24 March 2018 Stagecoach in Cumbria will revise the timetable, adjusting a number of journeys for the summer season.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Glazing Warranties

Many Lancashire residents have been sold warranties on their double glazed windows or doors. These typically offer annual maintenance and cleaning, and may cost thousands. Sometimes they are re-sold or "improved" on annual sales visits, at extra cost. While selling such warranties is not illegal, it is advisable to think twice before signing up to such contracts- is there anything included that your local window cleaner or locksmith could not do when required at a fraction of the price?

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Trading Standards - Insulation Sellers

Insulation sellers have recently been cold calling in East Lancashire, claiming they can provide grants for free cavity wall insulation. We have received reports that false claims have been made about signing up neighbours, or traders working with local authorities. Some houses pitched to do not even have cavity walls. Residents should note that while grants are available for some energy efficiency works, only those on universal/ tax/ pension credits, and certain kinds of jobseekers/ employment/ income support or allowance are eligible.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

February Meeting

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 5th February at 7.00pm in the Old Boy's School.  All are welcome.

The Messenger

The first of many articles has now appeared in The Messenger on the work of the parish council.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Road Works on Shore Lane

There was confusion yesterday when utility works started on Shore Lane.  The signage indicated that Pasture Lane was closed from The Shore.  This is not the case.  The road is only closed from the junction of Pasture Lane and Morecambe Lodge until utility works are completed outside Morecambe Lodge Caravan Park which should be completed by Friday 16th February.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Coke Ovens

Work has started with the Carnforth ovens.  They have expanded to take in other coke ovens located as still existing on the Lancaster Canal, and having some details of others which have gone.  The Carnforth ovens are actually very close to the Bolton-le-Sands boundary.  Just walk along Thwaite Brow Lane from canal bridge 125, excavation work being visible by looking over the wall on the left, by where the horses are kept.  Carry on along the lane and down to bridge 127 and just before there are the Carnforth ovens.  From a list of Lancaster Canal rentals, we know that both sets of ovens existed in 1817.  That particular track and path were part of the Garstang and Heron Syke turnpike road, which is shown on Yates’s map.  The road diversion to its present route was presumably done by the Lancaster Canal Company when they built the canal.