Sunday, 30 November 2014

Bolton-le-Sands School

A big 'well done' is sent to the Primary School's football team who competed at Morecambe High School this week.  They played 3 matches, winning them all and scored a hatful of goals!  Great stuff.

A Victorian Christmas Festival

  • Victorian Christmas Festival will be held on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th December from 12.00 - 4.00pm at the Judge's Lodgings Museum in Lancaster.  For more information, phone 01524 32808 or visit

Letter Scams

There seems to be several letter scams circulating at the moment. One consumer reported receiving a letter saying their previous employer owed them money from a pension scheme. The letter asked for
details of the consumer's birth certificate, passport and account. The consumer was immediately concerned as they did not have a pension with their previous employer.
There have been several reports of a letter allegedly from the Peoples Postcode Lottery. The letter states the recipient has won various amounts, such as £850,000, and asks the recipient to ring up to confirm. The number is a premium rate number. Consumers are also asked to pay an admin fee and in some cases people had been asked for £4,200.

Telephone Scams

There have been several reports this month of consumers receiving a call from a trader offering a new boiler under the Green Deal scheme. The boiler is offered for a payment of £299 but consumers later find they have signed a credit agreement and the £299 is just the initial payment. One consumer worked out they would have to pay £11,000 over several years.
Trading Standards advice is to check what energy grants are available by visiting or contacting your local council.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Christmas Tree Switch On

Join the Chairman of the parish council and residents of Abbeyfield at Bolton Lodge for the switch-on of the village Christmas tree on Friday 28th November at 6.00pm,

Monday, 3 November 2014

Remembrance Sunday

On Sunday November 9th, the uniformed groups will march to the War Memorial for a short service at 10.45am starting at Cross Hill.  A road closure has been put in place along Main Road to ensure the safety of all those attending.  This will be followed by a shortened family service in Holy Trinity.

2014 Bonfire and Fireworks Display

This year's show will take place on 8th November. The Bonfire will be lit at 6.45 p.m. and the fireworks are scheduled to start at 7.15 p.m. Tickets are available in advance from the local shops and the price is £4.00 for adults and school-age children, with pre-school children free. Payment at the gate on the night will be £5.00. In addition to the usual stalls and entertainment there will be a hog roast this year.
As in previous years Main Street and Mount Pleasant Lane will be subject to a Road Closure notice from  6.00 p.m. to 8.15 p.m. The Road Closure is required to ensure safe pedestrian access to and from the display,as the popularity of the event grows and a crowd of over 3000 people is expected. 
The Bonfire Committee would like to thank the local businesses and the Bay Radio for their continued support. There will also be a bucket collection in aid of St.John's " Save our Hospice "  campaign.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Doorstep Incidents

Itinerant fish sellers have been reported in the Morecambe area. One elderly lady paid £35 for fish she thought was Salmon – it turned out to be dyed Coley. Consumers are advised to buy from local market traders, fishmongers and pre-arranged roundsmen, who have regular customers in the area and are easy to contact if things go wrong.
There have been several reports of rogue traders carrying out roofing work which is unnecessary, poor quality or extortionately priced. One elderly person was charged £21,000 for a re-roof of a one storey bungalow. Another was initially quoted £200 but was charged £4000 on completion of the work which was of very poor quality.