Sunday, 26 January 2014

Bolton le Sands Horticultural Society and Lancashire Libraries are joining forces on Saturday February 8 for a seed swapping event.... Bring along any spare seeds you have, unopened packets, partial packets or home harvested favourites to Bolton Le Sands Library between 10am -12noon. Please ensure they are labelled and some instructions provided and let’s get growing!
The Rotary Club Santa’s Sleigh collection was 6.5% up on last year with £7,626 donated over the 16 outings.  It was indeed wet on many nights and it took Santa's Elves quite a long time to dry his outfit ready for the next day - but most worthwhile as all of this kindly donated money goes back into the surrounding area, and again included toy vouchers that went to deserving families just before Christmas.  Thanks also to Norjac Mitsubishi in Carnforth for providing the Sleigh towing vehicle and to Speight’s of Lancaster for the satsumas handed out to children - and thus complete the magic of Santa's visits. 

Friday, 24 January 2014

At the Grand Theatre in Lancaster,   local charity ‘Unique Kidz & Co’ is hosting their very first Variety Night on Saturday January 25.  The evening promises a great line-up with Steven Hall from ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and Lancaster’s Paul Akister from ‘The X Factor’ amongst the array of talent on show.  This family event will be a lot of fun and all proceeds will go to Unique Kidz and Co’s ‘Kit it Out for the Kidz’ campaign. 
Then on Sunday January 26 the Grand Theatre New Spaces Project is being supported by the Alysia Gilda School of Dance when the children and adults perform there at 3.00pm. All seats are £6.50.
For either event you can book online from or telephone the box office on 64695.

The Community Playground Project fund raising event in December, ‘Bolton-le-Sands Entertains!’ was an enjoyable evening of family entertainment, raising £500 for the playground project. Thank you to the village shops and businesses that provided prizes for the ‘community raffle’, to all the performers and everyone who helped in making the evening a success.
Community support towards the much needed playground refurbishment continues, with donations received this month from BCS Accountants & Tax Consultants, Bolton-le-Sands Women’s Institute, and a very generous contribution from a village couple.
Trading Standards are warning residents of traders who cold call offering to do roofing repairs. Sometimes the trader tries to make his business look reputable by saying he is working elsewhere on the street and has noticed that work needs doing to your roof. This can lead to several residents on the same street being ripped-off. Another trick is to pose as a surveyor or someone from the council with a fake ID card.
If you need a reputable trader why not look at Trading Standard's Safe Trader Scheme. For more information visit or call Help Direct on 0303 333 1111.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

The Friends of Bolton-le-Sands School presents 'Casino Royale' a night of fun and sophistication at Morecambe Golf Club on Saturday March 15.  The Bond theme evening will begin at 7.30pm with canap├ęs and a welcome drink on arrival, casino entertainment and dancing to the top local band ‘24/7’.  Tickets will go on sale soon and numbers will be limited.  See the FOBLES notice board for more details.

'FLY THE FLAG FOR YOUR NEW PLAYGROUND' COMPETITION:  The new playground will have a flagpole - but as yet there is no design for the flag!  Could you (children only) design one?? It can be any design you like and pretty much any shape you like.  Entries need to be handed to Mr Cross via the school office on or before Wednesday January 22. Members of the committee will choose the winning entry.  The winning design will be made into a flag that will be flown on special occasions at your new playground.

Playground update:  it is expected that contractors will start work on the site at the end of this month.  The project is expected to take 10 weeks to construct and the playground will be closed during this period.  The playing fields will still be open for use.  The organisers are close to achieving their fundraising target but there is still work to do!  The committee would value any support that you can give to upcoming activities to ensure that the new playground achieves its full potential. 

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Archer's Cafe at Red Bank Farm has re-opened after the Christmas break. Situated on the shore overlooking the Morecambe Bay across to the Lakeland hills, enjoy a cup of freshly ground coffee or select from their choice of teas and sample some of their home made food.
Don't miss the January sale at Bayview Garden Centre.  They have everything you need from seeds to planters to 'grow your own' as well as free helpful advice.
Help support the Bolton-le-Sands Community Playground Project by attending the Coffee Morning arranged for Thursday 23rd January 2014 in the Community Centre from 9.45 - 11.30am.  Various stalls and raffle.
Today, only five years since it first opened, Etty Lilly is so much more than just a shop. By setting up ‘knit and natter’ groups in the village, Helen has provided a wonderful communal service bringing people together, from age twelve to ninety. Log on to her web-site for more information.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

The Horticultural Society annual general knowledge quiz will be held at the Community centre on January 31st 2014 starting at 7.30pm.  To join in the quiz, the price is £10 per table of 4.  Booking forms can be obtained from Mr David Regan, 46 Greenwood Avenue, Bolton-le-Sands. Telephone 01524 823025 or by e-mail at; and must be returned before January 25th.
The Alysia Gilda School of Dance are starting the New Year supporting the Grand Theatre New Spaces Project. To date the School has raised over £3,000 and are hoping to add to this total when the children and adults perform at the Grand Theatre Lancaster on Sunday 26th January at 3.00pm. All seats are £6.50 and you can book online from or telephone the box office 64695.
The students are from age 4yrs to adults!!!  It is a variety show with colourful costumes and plenty of enthusiasm.  Please come along and support the children and help to support the beautiful Grand Theatre.