Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Bogus Traders

A company is currently cold calling older residents and selling £10,000 boxes to attach into their central heating systems, with promises of a reduction in heating bills. Savings are not guaranteed, and any obtained are unlikely to amount to the cost of the gadget.

The recent bad weather and high winds have bought out bogus workmen cold-calling householders with offers to repair roofs, fences, guttering and remove trees damaged by gusts. Rogue traders will prey on vulnerable householders' concerns about the condition of their property and often undertake work that is not needed, of poor quality and vastly overpriced.  If consumers think work needs to be done as a result of storm damage, they are advised to first check with their insurance company. If you do need to find a trader to do work, get quotes from two or three local businesses or ask friends and relatives to recommend a reputable business. You can also use the Safe Trader Scheme.

For more information visit www.safetrader.org.uk or call 0303 333 1111.

Monday, 21 December 2015

Merry Christmas

Members of the parish council wish you and all those whom you love a very happy Christmas and peace in the New Year.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

December Meeting

Power cuts forced the parish council to cancel its December meeting.  The Minutes of the November meeting will be agreed at the January meeting - 4th January 2016.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

UK Flooding

The Parish Council would like to share our concern and show our support for people currently enduring the severe floods in their towns and villages across the Country and the disruption these have caused to residents of our village as well as other areas within our District who have had to endure loss of power over the past few days.   We hope that you're able to return to normality as soon as possible. 

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Santa Claus is coming to Bolton-le-Sands

Santa and his Sleigh will be brought to Bolton-le-Sands by the Rotary Club of Carnforth on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December 2015.  He will meet with his helpers at The Royal Hotel at 5 o'clock and visit the north of the village on Saturday and south of the village on Sunday.
Proceeds of collections go directly to well known local causes and other Rotary supported charities in the areas of collection.

Stay safe in Lancashire this Christmas

Now that it’s December, the festive season is upon us. We want you to love Christmas and make sure nothing spoils it. The police have got a few reminders on keeping yourself, your families and your belongings safe during this time of year. Simply visit www.lancashire.police.uk/lovechristmas or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Toddler Rhyme Time

     Christmas songs and stories at Toddler Rhyme Time – come and enjoy some festive songs and stories on Monday 14th December at 2.30pm.  This is a free event with refreshments, but booking is essential.  Please call in at the library or call 0300 123 6703 to book a place.

Talk by Author Philip Caine

     Come along and have a brew and listen to author Philip Caine talk about his experiences which led to writing "Picnic in Iraq" on Wednesday 9th December at 2.15pm.  This is a free event and refreshments will be served at the start of the talk, please contact 0300 123 6703 or pop into the library to book a place.

Elderly Targeted By Fake Police Officers

There has been a recent series of incidents whereby fraudsters either phone or attend the home address of elderly members of the public, claiming to be police officers.
The fake officer/s will claim that they are investigating a fraud which they believe the elderly person to be a victim of. The fake officer/s will then request the bank cards and personal identification numbers (PIN) of the victim and claim these are needed for investigation purposes. If the first contact was made by a phone call, the fake officer/s will tell the victim that someone will be over to collect the evidence. In one case the victim was instructed to attend their local bank and withdraw all of the money from their account. The suspect was left alone in the victim’s house whilst the victim carried out the instructions.
Protect Yourself
  • Before letting anyone into your home who claims to be from any law enforcement agency, ask to see their identity card and check it by calling 101.
  • Ask if they can attend at a pre-arranged time when a family member or friend can also be present.
  • If you receive a phone call from a police officer,  ask for their name and force and tell them you will call them back. Wait a few minutes and then use 101 to call them back through their force’s switchboard and verify their identity.
  • The Police will never ask for your PIN or passwords. Do not give this information to anyone.
  • The Police will never request that you withdraw/transfer any money to them.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015


Residents are warned about two men, in a sign-written white van who were handing out fliers for tree surgery and landscaping work, taking cash, then leaving the badly-done work unfinished and debris unremoved.  Residents are advised NOT to do business with cold callers.

Saturday, 24 October 2015


Petsearch would like to welcome Donna who is to take over the Bolton-le-Sands and districts 'lost and found' pets.  She can be contacted on  07909892884. Leave a message and she will get back to you.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

1700 Homes for Bolton-le-Sands!

New evidence suggests that the District Council should plan for around 9,500 jobs and 13,000 new homes for the years up to 2031 to provide for our growing and changing community.  Have your say on potential sites including losing green field sites between Slyne and Bolton-le-Sands and Crag Bank.  Come along to a Drop-In event.  Tuesday 27th October at the Carnforth Heritage Centre or Wednesday 28th October in Slyne Memorial Hall 2pm to 7pm  To find out more, please visit the 'October 2015 Local Plan' web page.

Farewell to Derek

We understand that Derek, our school crossing patrol officer on the A6, will be retiring on Friday following many years service to the village community.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Remember and Celebrate

"From Bartok to The Beatles"
Enjoy a concert of a thoughtful and uplifting mixture of classical and lighter music in aid of St John’s Hospice
being held at St Margaret’s Church, Hornby on Sunday 1 of November at 3pm
Entry £10 per person (suggested minimum donaon).  Followed by refreshments

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Annual Firework Display

Members of the Bolton le Sands Bonfire and Fireworks Committee are now meeting regularly to finalise their planning and preparations for this year’s bonfire and firework display. As popular as ever, people from far and wide will be descending on the community field at Packet Lane to witness this always spectacular event.
This year’s show will take place on the 7th of November with the bonfire being lit at 6.45 pm and the fireworks show scheduled to follow. Tickets are available from local shops priced at £5. All the usual entertainments, music, burgers, hot dogs, connoisseur coffees and fudge stalls will be there.
Owing to unprecedented demand and in the interests of public safety, entrance to this year’s event will be ticket only. There will be no facilities for paying at the gate on the night.
The committee would also wish to sincerely thank local businesses and The Bay Radio for their continued support.


Monday, 21 September 2015

How should we plan for our district's future?

New evidence suggests that the District Council should plan for around 9,500 jobs and 13,000 new homes for the years up to 2031 to provide for our growing and changing community.  Have your say on potential sites.  Come along to a Drop-In event.  Tuesday 27th October at the Carnforth Heritage Centre or Wednesday 28th October in Slyne Memorial Hall 2pm to 7pm  To find out more, please visit the 'October 2015 Local Plan' web page.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Separating the Salt from the Sand

Morecambe Bay Partnership is running a special public talk exploring and rediscovering Morecambe Bay’s forgotten salt industry in October.

Andrew Fielding, an expert in salt-making, will be exploring the tradition and forgotten industry of salt production. In pre-historic and historic times salt was won from the sea all around the North West coast and is an important part of Morecambe Bay’s heritage. Participants will discover more about the techniques used in the salt-making process and how the industry developed and disappeared over time in Morecambe Bay.

Susannah Bleakley, Director of Morecambe Bay Partnership said: “Morecambe Bay has a long history of salt-making which forms part of its industrial heritage. This is a rare opportunity to discover much more about this unique and fascinating process from one of the UK’s leading experts in the field.”

The event takes place from 2pm on Saturday 3 October at Gaskell Village Hall in Silverdale. Tickets are £2. To book online (using Eventbrite) and for more information follow the link at www.morecambebay.org.uk/events

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Autumn Plant Sale and Talk

Dr T Piearce of the Bolton le Sands Horticultural Society will be presenting a talk on “Victorian Plant Hunters” at their Autumn Coffee evening,. Come and join them at the United Reform Church from 7pm Friday 18th September. Along with their guest speaker there will be refreshments and a raffle. There will be stalls selling autumn bedding plants and spring bulbs, a bric-a-brac stall and a cake stall.

Coffee Morning

Enjoy a catch up with local news and events over a cup of tea or coffee in the Community Centre on Thursday 17th September from 9.45am until 11.15am.  It's only a £1 and all proceeds will go to Holy Trinity Church Funds.  There will be lots to buy, cakes, jams, cards, books and of course the all important raffle.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Pet Service

On Sunday 20th September, the 10.30am service at Holy Trinity will be a family service to which people are invited to bring their pets of all shapes and sizes for a thanksgiving.  If you don't want to bring your pet with you, or if your pet is no longer with us, you can bring a photograph.  Teddy bears and other cuddly toys are also welcome.

Honorary Alderman

Congratulations to our Chairman, Councillor Keith Budden who was awarded the title of Honorary Alderman at Lancaster City Council's meeting in July.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Don’t leave it to chance – prepare for flooding now

Flooding and coastal erosion can have devastating impacts and it's important that you are prepared.  Over 5.5 million, or one in six, properties are at risk of flooding from all types of floods across England and Wales. So rather than leave things to chance, if you think you may be at risk it is important to plan ahead and minimise any potential disruption caused by flooding.   Practical advice on what to do to protect yourself, your property and your community before, during and after a flood can be found in a free leaflet 'Be Flood Ready' available at Bolton-le-Sands Library.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Join Morecambe Bay Partnership at Heysham Village and explore the extraordinary underwater world of Morecambe Bay.

Lancashire Marine Conservation Society will lead a discovery afternoon including an illustrated talk followed by a guided exploration of our local marine and beach life on Saturday 26th September from 2.30pm until 5.00pm at the Royal Hotel, Heysham Village.
Tickets are E4 and booking is essential.
To book a place follow the Eventbrite link from www.morecambebay.org.uk/events
or telephone 01539 734888 or e-mail info@morecambebay.org.uk

Friday, 21 August 2015

'Wanna be a Detective' workshop

Can you catch a criminal? Come along to Bolton-le-Sands Library on Wednesday August 26th from 11.00am until noon to learn how to search a crime scene and question suspects to find out who is lying and who is telling the truth! Will you be able to solve the crime in time? £2.50 per child.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Have your dog micro chipped for free before you're breaking the law

Don't be caught out
Don't be caught out
Lancaster City Council is working in partnership with the Dogs Trust to help local dog owners avoid breaking the law.  In April next year, the Government is introducing a law making it compulsory for all dogs to be micro chipped and an offence if they are not.  In readiness for the new legislation, Lancaster City Council in conjunction with the Dogs Trust, are arranging free micro chipping days to ensure as many dog owners as possible are able to comply with the new legislation.  The next free micro chipping session will take place at Stanley Road Baptist Church Hall, Stanley Road, Morecambe on Thursday, August 27 from 11am until 3pm and open to everyone within the Lancaster City Council district.  If you require further details email dogwardens@lancaster.gov.uk or ring the service on 01524 582935.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Lancaster and District Choral Society 60’s Night

Lancaster and District Choral Society recently held a 60’s Night in the Village Hall, where local Band Tommy J and the Midnights played to a packed house of enthusiastic guests.  £745 was raised in aid of the Choral Society’s Travel Fund. The choir will travel to Cardiff in May 2016 to take part in a massed choir performance involving 30,000 singers to be held in the Cardiff Millennium Stadium.

Many thanks to everyone who supported this event.

Teddy Bear's Picnic

Come and enjoy songs, rhymes and stories in the Library garden on Monday 10th August from 2.30-3.30pm.  Refreshments to follow - no charge.

Coffee Morning

Bolton-le-Sands United Reformed Church are hosting a coffee morning on Thursday 13 August - 9.45-11.15am.  £1 for coffee & biscuits.  Raffle.  Cards.  Homemade cakes, jams and chutney.

Children's Competition

In Bolton-le-Sands Art Society’s recent Exhibition, The Children’s Competition on a transport theme was won by : (Aged 4-6) Mollie Gleave, (Aged 7-9) Oscar Robinson and (Aged 10-11) Eli Bentham, all from Bolton-le-Sands C.of E. Primary School. All entrants should be congratulated as it was so hard to choose only 3 winners!

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Discover the intriguing history of the Bay with some great events in the next few weeks...

Discover the Bay's fascinating stories from our veteran fishermen, the secrets of Warton's Iron Age hillfort and Piel's medieval castle ruins.  
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Discover the intriguing history of the Bay with some great events in the next few weeks... 

Jack Manning knows more than anyone about the history of local fishing.  He’s one of our favourite people, and always a pleasure to listen to, so we really hope that you will join us to hear Jack on Saturday 15 August at 2pm in Grange.  Book now.

Everything that you learn about a place makes it more yours and more fascinating. 

Together with our volunteer history detectives, and professional archaeologists too, we’ve been learning much more about the Bay’s history over recent months.  Our Heritage Open Days  on 12 & 13 September at Warton Crag and Piel offer fascinating new insights to these sites and their secrets.  Places are limited, so please book now

We’re looking forward to welcoming you at these events over the summer. 

And, we continue with other events including beach cleans. Joining in a beach clean is one of the simplest and most satisfying ways to help keep the Bay looking great; the volunteers are friendly and the sun always shines.  Well, at least one of these statements is true… Next dates: 8, 9, 15, 22, 30 Aug. 2, 12, 19, 26 Sept.

A History of Local Fishing

Saturday 15 August, 2pm

Discover the precious fishing heritage of Morecambe Bay through the eyes of one of Cumbria's best known fishermen, Jack Manning. 
Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands.
FREE please book.

Guided walk, tour Piel Castle

Saturday 12 September 4 - 7pm

A unique chance to explore the historically important but often overlooked site of Piel Castle as part of Heritage Open Days. Guided walk to the island and tour of the remains. Booking essential as places are limited.

Warton Crag Hillfort Walk

Sun 13 Sept, 1pm
A special Heritage Open Day guided tour to understand and explore the nationally important archaeological remains over the summit of Warton Crag.
FREE, booking required.

Sea Life Discovery event

Sat 26 Sept, 2.30pm
Discover what lives beneath the waves with Lancashire Marine Conservation Society. iIllustrated talk and guided exploration of our local marine and beach life. Heysham village,booking essential.

Getting Salt from Sands

Sat 3 October, 2pm
Morecambe Bay's forgotten industry will be rediscovered through this talk by salt expert Andrew Fielding in Silverdale. Learn how Bay salt was made, when and where. Booking required

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Sponsored Bike Ride in aid of St John's Hospice by Jon Barry, Mayor of Lancaster

The Mayor of Lancaster, Jon Barry, has chosen St. John’s Hospice as his charity of the year and he came up with the idea of doing a sponsored bike ride around the newly opened Morecambe Bay Cycle Way in one day towing his Mayoral Trailer – otherwise known as the “Mayormobile”.  It is open to public participation and made it into a hospice event. The registration page has been open for 3 weeks. 
The route is NN700 (http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/the-bay-cycle-way) and will pass through Bolton-le-Sands.  The timings are:
 Depart Walney Island 7am
Ulverston - 9am
Grange Over Sands -11.30am
Silverdale - 13.45 pm
Lancaster Millennium Bridge 15.30pm
Glasson Dock 16.30pm – finish

Rogue Roofers

As usual there have been several reports of rogue roofers. In one incident a vulnerable consumer was quoted £220 for roofing work. When they came to pay the bill the trader said he was mistaken and he'd quoted £2,200. In another incident the quote was for £240 but when the householder came to pay the trader claimed they'd agreed £350.
Trading Standards advice is never do business with doorstep traders. If you need help finding a reputable trader for home improvements, property repairs or gardening services why not try their Safe Trader Scheme. For more information visit www.safetrader.org.uk or call Help Direct on 0303 333 1111.

Monday, 27 July 2015

35th Annual Art Exhibition

Bolton-le-Sands Art Society is holding its 35th Annual Exhibition in St Mary's Hall, Bolton-le-Sands from July 30th to August 2nd 10-6 daily (Sun 10-3pm).  Guest Local Artist is Ruth Tyson and all are welcome to come along to view the Exhibition which includes an Exhibition by the local Primary School.  Admission is free.  Refreshments are available.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Get ready for Summer fun around Morecambe Bay

Pull your boots on and head to Morecambe Bay for an action packed summer of events.

Why not try out the fantastic new Bay Cycle Way - NCN 700, which was launched last month? Stretching 81 miles from Walney Island to Glasson Dock, it meanders along the coast taking in the Bay's wonderful heritage sites, villages, towns and views. Find out more here.
So pull on your boots or dust off your bike and come out to explore Morecambe Bay, you never know what you'll find or who you'll meet!

Sound Explorers of Sea Wood

Weds 22 July 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Field recording meets silent disco! Fun for all the family. Bardsea, Nr Ulverston.Booking essential. Children £2.

Understanding your Bay - Documentary Research Training

1 August, Lancaster
 Help us research some of the Bay’s most intriguing historic maritime sites. Booking essential.

Fishing Heritage - a talk by Jack Manning

15 August, Grange
A glimpse into the secrets and heritage of fishing by foot in Morecambe Bay.Bookings open shortly

Beachcleans around the Bay

Throughout July & August
Help keep Morecambe Bay's beaches clean. New volunteers always welcome! Find out more.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Tickets still available for 60's Night!

Lancaster and District Choral Society is holding a 60's night (60's dress optional) with Local Band Tommy J and the Midnights on Saturday 8th August at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm) in Bolton le Sands Village Hall.  Admission is by TICKET ONLY £7 NUMBERS STRICTLY LIMITED.  All enquiries to 01524 824820.  Bring your own drink and glasses.  Come along for a fun night.  There will be a grand raffle.  All proceeds to Lancaster and District Choral Society Travel Fund 

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Lancashire Children's University

On Tuesday over 30 children from Bolton-le-Sands School went along to Lancaster University for a special Children's University graduation ceremony. This event celebrated the voluntary learning experience that the children have gained over the past year.  

Tag Rugby

The sensational Tag Rugby team of Bolton-le-Sands School represented this district at the Spar Lancashire School Games that were held in Blackpool on Tuesday.  In very hot and humid conditions the girls and boys played some fantastic rugby and were winners in the group stage.  This enabled the team to qualitfy for the prestigious 'cup' competition and they played some very good teams from across Lancashire.  In the end the team won the bronze medal for 3rd place overall - a really excellent effort!

Kwik Cricket Team

Year 5 Kwik-cricket team represented Bolton-le-Sands school at Trimpell Club recently and did really well.  They had a record of 'played 3, won 3'.  On a different note, due to the school's association with the cricketing authorities, including the ECB, the school has been given a gift by one of cricket's main sponsors, Yorkshire Tea. They now have 10,000 packets of tea to use as we will!!  

Friday, 5 June 2015

Family Fun Celebrations for launch of new Morecambe Bay Cycle Way

There will be bicycle-themed mini festival at Glasson Dock in Lancaster on Sunday 14th June, with live music, street theatre, and much more, as part of celebrations for a new cycle trail around Morecambe Bay. The event is organised by Morecambe Bay Partnership and the charity Sustrans, as part of the opening of the new long-distance Bay Cycle Way  and to welcome the inaugural riders as they finish the new route, which runs from Walney Island to Glasson Dock.
 Everyone is invited to join in the fun at Glasson Dock between 1.30pm and 5pm on Sunday 14th June. They will be greeted with an afternoon of family fun celebrations, including live music with Rhythm Rascals, Penny Farthing and Clown Bikes from Cycles Recycled, balloon modelling, face painting and storytelling. There will also be a chance to find out more about the new Bay Cycle Way, try out electric bikes, and pick up a copy of the cycle route map. There will also be a limited number of free giveaways for those arriving first!
 At 3pm there will be shouting, cheering and flag waving, as the intrepid band of cyclists who have completed the first full ride of the Bay Cycle Way cross the finish line. The Mayor of Lancaster will be on hand to officially welcome them home.
 For those who fancy getting on their bike, there is a FREE marshalled  MUSICAL CELEBRATION RIDE  from Lancaster’s Millennium Bridge to the Glasson Dock celebrations, at 2pm. Cycle 5 miles on flat traffic free cycle path, with the fantastic musical Boom Bike – everyone is invited to join the fun! Meet on the Millennium Bridge at 1pm to bling your bike before setting off!
The 130km Bay Cycle Way has been made possible with funding from the Coastal Communtiies Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund. It is developed by Morecambe Bay Partnership and Sustrans and is the latest addition to Sustrans’ National Cycle Network. The launch event is part of activities across the country to mark the Network’s 20th anniversary.
 For more information about the celebration event or the Bay Cycle Way look up www.morecambebay.org.uk orhttp://www.sustrans.org.uk/events/four-day-morecambe-bay-cycle-way-ride


Gates open onto the Playing Fields at 1.00pm for the 2015 Bolton-le-Sands Gala.  Fun for Everyone.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Well done choir!

On Wednesday afternoon, children from Years 3 & 4 from the local primary school joined members of Holy Trinity Mother's Union and their guests at a cream tea event in the village hall.  The children sang really well and enjoyed the experience.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Guided Walk Celebrating the Bay's Railway Heritage Arnside-Milnthorpe - Sunday 26th April‏

A guided walk organised by Morecambe Bay Partnership from Arnside to Milnthorpe led by Adrian Taylor from the Cumbrian Railways Association.  A chance to explore Morecambe Bay through the story of its railway.  Enjoy the views and wildlife of the Kent Estuary whilst learning more about the history of the Kent Viaduct and The Furness Railway.  Features along the way include Arnside Station and goods yard, the Arnside to Hincaster branch railway, Sandside Station and Quarry, and the site where the impressive Bela Viaduct once stood near Milnthorpe. 
Please wear sensible walking shoes or boots and bring a waterproof and any drinks or snacks you may need along the way. Meeting point: Arnside Pier - Time: 2pm - Route length: 6.5km or 4.1 miles.  Cost: £3 per person as a contribution towards the return coach transport. This will be provided from Milnthorpe back to Arnside at approximately 16:30
Unfortunately this walk is not suitable for wheelchair users.
Booking Essential: Please book your place via our website www.morecambebay.org.uk/events

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Bolton-le-Sands Floral & Horticultural Society

Share some memories of Eric Morecambe at our Annual Hot Pot Supper. At only £7 per person, our legendary hot pot is not to be missed. Tickets must be purchased from Colin on 824931 before Saturday 11th April. Book your place now for this very popular event 

Monday, 6 April 2015

Rogation Walk

The ancient English practice of "Beating the Bounds" during Rogationtide early in May was a walk by villagers around the boundaries of their parish to mark them out.  Let's honour the tradition in an enjoyable way by going for a walk together within the parish.  Let's meet up at 10,00am on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May outside Holy Trinity Church for about a two-hour walk.  Bring stout shoes, children and dogs.

Youth Group

For the past few weeks a small group of young people aged year 8 and upwards have been meeting at Holy Trinity Church from 5pm to 6pm.  These meetings have been well led by Pat Allen and Mark Hamblett.  If you are interested in joining the group, why not come along on a Sunday evening?  Check with Jason Hillis (01524 824001) for details of meetings.

Monday, 30 March 2015

From the FOBLES

Great news!  The Race Night held recently at the County Hotel in Carnforth raised a fabulous total of £1626.65

Easter Worship

Good Friday
At 10.00am on Good Friday, Holy Trinity will be open to children and families for worship, crafts and music. This will be a child-centred event that will appeal to many families.
Easter Day
Easter Day will begin at 7.00am with a fire that will be lit on the shore near Archer's cafe. This 'first fire of Easter' will be used to light candles signifying the glory of the resurrection. Following this, bacon butties and hot drinks will be served in Archer's. What an excellent way for early risers to begin Easter Day.
The main Easter service will be held at Holy Trinity later in the morning at the usual time of 10.30am.

Election of Parish Councillors

To become a Parish Councillor, simply collect your nomination papers from the Returning Officer at Lancaster Town Hall any time between 9.30am to 4.30pm  Monday to Friday.   Completed papers must be returned to the Committee Room C, Town Hall, Lancaster no later than 4pm on Thursday 9th April 2015.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Lenten Lunch

Holy Trinity Church will hold a Lenten lunch in Church on Wednesday April 1 – soup, bread and cheese £6. This will follow the MU coffee morning in the Old Boys’ School.

Dance School

Join Alysia Gilda and pupils at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Bolton-le-Sands when she opens the doors to her Dance School on Saturday March 28. She invites children from the age of 3 to join in the dance classes and enjoy meeting new friends and their parents. Pre-school 9.30am; Reception 10.00 and Year 1 10.45. Please contact Miss Gilda on 822207 or Facebook page to register your interest.

Easter Bingo

Come along to the Easter Bingo organised by Bolton-le-Sands Angling Club.  There are good prizes and all are welcome.  Be in the Community Centre on Thursday 2nd April at 7.00pm for 7.30pm for a great night.

Parish Annual Assembly

The Chairman invites all residents of Bolton-le-Sands to the Annual Assembly.  This is Your Meeting where you can have a say in matters relating to Bolton-le-Sands and raise any issues of interest.  Please come along to the Community Centre on Thursday 26th March at 7.30pm to exercise your right to participate in local democracy.  Refreshments provided courtesy of the W.I.

Saturday, 7 March 2015


The library is closing at the end of March until July for refurbishment.  You can change your book at any Lancashire library until Bolton-le-Sands reopens.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Door-to-door fish sellers

Trading Standards is still getting reports of door-to-door fish sellers pressuring residents into buying very large quantities of expensive fish. One householder paid £350 for a box of fish and another was charged £45 for a packet of fish. In both cases the fish did not look fresh and there were concerns it was not as described.  Consumers are advised to buy this type of product 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.

Rogue Traders -Roofing

There have been a number of bogus traders offering home repairs and maintenance this month, roofing seems to be a particular favourite.  Trading Standards advice is never do business with doorstep traders. If you need help finding a reputable trader for home improvements or property repairs why not try the Safe Trader Scheme. For more information visit www.safetrader.org.uk or call Help Direct on 0303 333 1111.


Enjoy a night at The County Hotel Carnforth on Friday 13 March for an evening featuring: bucks fizz on arrival, canapes during the evening, fun horse racing, dancing to the fabulous local band Twentyfourseven and a bacon butty (or veggie equivalent) to end the evening.
All this for just £12.50 per person. Ticket numbers are limited so act now to secure yours, bring some friends along too. Tickets are available from the school office or from FOBLES committee members. See you then - it's going to be a fantastic evening.

The School has a fab new stage!

Everyone at school sends the FOBLES a really big thank you because a new modular stage has been delivered to school this week.  The stage covers 16 sq metres and can be used flexibly according to the school's needs. The stage is also equipped with steps, a valence and with safety railings that will prevent falls / accidents. The total cost of the stage was a little under £4000 and the school is indebted to the FOBLES for their generous support.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Annual Parish Meeting

The Chairman invites all residents of Bolton-le-Sands to the Annual Assembly.  This is Your Meeting where you can have a say in matters relating to Bolton-le-Sands and raise any issues of interest.  Please come along to the Community Centre on Thursday 26th March at 7.30pm to exercise your right to participate in local democracy.  Refreshments provided courtesy of the W.I.

Coffee Morning

Lancaster & District Choral Society are holding a Fundraising Coffee 
Morning on Thursday 26th February in Bolton le Sands Village Hall from 
9.45am to 11.30am. There will be a Grand Raffle and various stalls 
including Kitty Brown (Carnforth) Accessories.
£1.00 includes Tea/coffee/biscuits

Monday, 16 February 2015

Horticultural Society Talk

Come along to a fascinating local talk about Ripley School at the Old Boys School at 7.30 on Monday 16th February. Entrance £1 + Raffle.  Hope to see you there smile emoticon

Friday, 13 February 2015

School News

The children have now broken up for the half-term holiday and will return to school on Monday 23 February.  Meanwhile two teams were sent to a Tag Rugby tournament that was held at Heysham High School this week. Both sides (BLS Blue and BLS Yellow) played really well and were a credit to the school.  In the end the BLS Blues (the 'Dragons') won the tournament and brought a super trophy back to school to add to their collection.  Well done the Blues!

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Holy Trinity's 'Office Hour'

Holy Trinity's 'Office Hour' will be held every Wednesday evening from 6.30 - 7.30pm. This is an opportunity for anyone to come and find out about the life of the church and the things that are happening in the community.  It is also a time when you can meet Rev Nancy for a chat or to arrange a wedding or a baptism, for example.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Safeguarding Morecambe Bay's Birdlife

Join a workshop to consider how to safeguard important bird breeding sites and roosts in Morecambe Bay from recreational disturbance.  It will take place on Wednesday 18th February from 6pm-9pm at The Golden Ball Inn, Snatchems, Morecambe.  Booking is essential, and places must be booked by 5pm on Tuesday 10th February (subject to places being available).
To register go to www.morecambebay.org.uk/events, go to Events where you will find the link for booking. The event is free.  Hot food is provided.

Road Closure

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Lancashire County Council have under Section 14(2)(b) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, temporarily restricted any motor vehicle or cycle from proceeding over that length of The Shore, Bolton Le Sands Green Bank to Morecambe Bank. It is necessary because of the likelihood of danger to the public that the prohibition should come into force without delay.
An alternative route for vehicular traffic affected by the closure is via: -
The Shore – St Michaels Lane - A6 Bypass Road – A5105 Coastal Road – Shore Lane – Pasture Lane – The Shore and Vice Versa.
The temporary closure is necessary to allow Emergency Utility Works to be carried out.
The prohibition of vehicular traffic will operate from 0800 Hours on Tuesday 27th January 2015 until 1700 Hours on Thursday 29th January 2015, or until completion of the works if earlier.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Bolton-le-Sands Primary School

A big 'well done' to the school's football team who qualified to play at the Globe Arena during Morecambe's match against Tranmere Rovers in front of 2500 spectators last Saturday. At half-time the team played some lovely football in very difficult conditions and were really unlucky to lose 1-0 to Lancaster Road following a penalty.