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
or telephone 01539 734888 or e-mail

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 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 ( 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 or call Help Direct on 0303 333 1111.