Wednesday, 28 May 2014

2020VISION - Street Gallery

The 2020VISION outdoor exhibition is now open 24/7 in Morecambe.  It's stunning and it's FREE. There's a special facebook page and many more 2020VISION events coming too.  Read about the movie, the theatre show, photo workshops, and the man himself... 

The street gallery is in Morecambe until 29 June when it moves to Barrow and then to Grange.  As it is open 24/7 you can nip out over lunch or after dinner.  And it makes a great half-term trip: bike on the prom, visit the street gallery, enjoy the views across the Bay, and there's lots of lovely options for tea, cake and ice-cream really nearby. 

Friday, 23 May 2014

Community Playground Project Update

After a couple of setbacks the playground refurbishment is now making good steady progress.
A fantastic boost to funds has come from members of Carnforth Rotary Club who, with match funding from Rotary District 1190, have generously contributed £5,000 to purchase the Hide & Slide item of play equipment. Their support is greatly appreciated.
The Mike Rigby Bowls Trophy raised £316 for the playground, many thanks to Bowling Club members for their efforts and to Sheila Rigby for nominating Community Playground Project to be the recipient of funds raised.
An application for a grant to Lancaster Green Spaces for £500 towards the cost of trees was successful and Lancaster Community Fund has donated £500 towards the project.
After a successful, well supported year of fundraising the playground will reach its full potential and when completed will provide the community of Bolton-le-Sands with a recreational area they can thoroughly enjoy and be proud of. Thank you to all who have contributed in any way to make this eagerly anticipated playground refurbishment possible.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Easy Wednesday Walking

Do you want to lose weight, get fit, enjoy fresh air scenery and wildlife, meet new people, make new friends?  Join the Easy Wednesday Walking Coach  - talk as you walk or walk as you talk.  Sociable walking eases away the stress of life!
The walks are in the following areas:  21st May - Bowness and 4th June - Settle.
To book or for further information phone Jim on 851487

The Social Group

Wednesday Outings - Do you enjoy a day out by coach with friends to a place of interest at the lowest possible cost?  Excursions this month are:
14th May - Scenic tour of Wharfedale
28th May - Guided Tour of Bowland ending at Boundary Mill for discount shopping
11th June - M & S Walking Heritage tour of Leeds.
Members pay £9 plus cost of attraction.  Visitors pay £1 surcharge.  Membership is £5 per year.
To book or request information phone Adrian on 824652.

Horticultural Society Coffee Evening

You are invited to a Coffee Evening on Saturday 17th May at 6.30pm at the Community Centre.  There will be plants to purchase and coffee and tea available.

Flights of Fancy

New book by Nether Kellet author available from Carnforth Bookshop or via the internet at Amazon selling at £6.99

Fashion Show

Kitty Brown Boutique is holding a Fashion Show in St Mary's Church Hall on Tuesday 27th May at 7.30pm.  Entrance £5 which includes refreshments.  Lots of accessories including jewellery, scarves bags etc as well as plenty of clothes including good value, quality sale rail.  All major credit and debit cards accepted.

Diocesan Summer Festival

Bishop Julian invites you to the Diocesan Summer Festival on Saturday 21st the Diocesan Eucharist, exhibitions, workshops, food and family fun and Sunday 22nd June the Evangelistic Mission Event at the ArnoldKEQM School Lytham.  Book the date - more details to follow.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Leighton Hall Launches Locals Resident Pass

Come and explore your own back garden!
Residents with an LA5 postcode are now able to apply for a resident’s card to receive 50% off
admission into Leighton Hall during the summer season.
Please download the form from their website
bring it along to Leighton Hall with a current utility bill and you will be issued with a resident’s card to
use as many times as you wish during open days over the summer season.
Email: Tel: 01524 734474
(Terms & Conditions apply, not valid at Special events, please see website)

Trinity Sunday

The three persons of God the father, the son and the holy spirit - 3 churches : 1 community.  Come along to Bolton-le-Sands Community Centre on Sunday 15th June at 3.00pm for music, crafts and activities; school choir with a short worship service and of course, refreshments.

Gardening and Tree Pruning - Doorstep Callers

The spring weather seems to have prompted a number of incidents of rogue traders offering tree pruning and gardening work. In one incident a trader offering a tree cutting service asked for £200 up front to hire the necessary equipment to do the job. The consumer paid in cash but unfortunately the trader was not seen or heard from again.
In another incident traders targeted two elderly gentlemen and offered to cut several trees. The consumers paid £1500 in cash but then the traders demanded a further £200 to take away the debris.
Trading Standards advice is to never deal with cold callers.
Contact the Trading Standards Service via the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 08454 04 05 06

Letter Scam

There have been reports of a letter circulating claiming the recipient has won £825,000 in a prize draw. The letter asks for an administration fee to claim the prize.
Trading Standards advice is to never respond to unsolicited letters.
To report fraud and internet crime contact Action Fraud at

Telephone Scams

Unfortunately, the PPI scam seems to be circulating again. One consumer reported getting a call from a man who claimed he was from the Office of Fair Trading and said the consumer was owed £5000 for mis-sold PPI connected to a mortgage. The caller demanded a £250 Ukash voucher to be paid on delivery of the cheque.  If you believe you have been mis-sold PPI please contact the Financial Ombudsmen Service on 0800 023 4567 or visit . T

In another incident a consumer said they were cold called by a trader offering personal loans. The consumer accepted the offer and applied over the phone. They were subsequently asked for £200 and £140 by Ukash voucher to release the loan.

Trading Standards Advice is never deal with cold callers. Ukash vouchers should always be treated as cash and consumers should remember to be just as wary about who they give them too. For further advice about Ukash vouchers visit

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Forever England

10th Anniversary Concert in honour of St George celebrating English music and culture, past and present with affection and humour at Holy Trinity Church on Saturday 31st May from 7.30pm.  Tickets are £10 each or 2 for £15.  Please phone Margaret on 01524 8244110 for further information.