Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Junior Tennis Coaching

Michelle Nolan is restarting junior tennis coaching on Saturday May 7th 12.30 till 1.30pm.  All welcome.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Exciting Events in the Bay!

Want to experience some of the Bay's wonders? Join the Morecambe Bay Partnership  for some more exciting events this Spring.

They have lined up a host of activities and events to help you to explore Morecambe Bay's beautiful coastline, its intriguing cultural heritage and its abundant wildlife. Forthcoming opportunities including wildlife walks, historic research, bird song identification and a family beach art workshop.

Take a look at their Spring events leaflet or search their events here. Early booking is recommended!

They are also excited about the Bay Archaeology Festival: Rediscovering the Bay's old ways, taking place 16 - 31 July. There will be walks, talks, guest speakers and lots of family fun - so pop the dates in your diary and look out for more details, coming soon.

If you have some spare time, some skills to offer and a willingness to get involved, they're keen to hear from new volunteers - please do contact them to find out about our current volunteer and training opportunities.

We hope to see you at one of our events soon!

Eider Courtship Walk

Sunday 24 April, Bardsea

Join eider expert, Mike Douglas, for an opportunity to view some of the Bay’s most beautiful birds, eider ducks, as they engage in their seasonal courtship rituals on this outdoor walk around the Leven Estuary.

Tickets: £4 Book now.

Wildlife Taster Day: The Wonderful World of Waders

Saturday 30 April, Rampside

Treat yourself to a day out, learning about the Bay's breeding waders and discovering the amazing birds of Foulney. We will also show you how to carry out a simple bird survey.
Tickets £10 Book now

Understanding the BayDocumentary research for volunteers - Ulverston

Initial training - two full day workshops on 30 April and 7 May 2016, 10am-4pm

Become a history detective! Help uncover and collect historical and archaeological information about a variety of heritage sites around the Bay by delving into records and rediscovering old documents.
FREE event Book now

Wildlife Taster Day: Bird Song

Saturday 14 May, Grange-over-Sands

Ever wondered how to recognise bird song in your garden? This is a chance to explore the sounds of Brown Robin nature reserve, Eggerslack Wood and Hampsfell to capture a whole range of birds from the common to the less common.

Tickets £5-£10 Book here

Bay Beach Art Workshop

Wednesday 1 June, Morecambe

Come and join land artists for a fun-filled family day creating fabulous beach art sculptures with items found along the shoreline.
Using pebbles, shells, seaweed and sand we will make stacks, spirals and colourful circles and discover the wonderful natural beauty of Morecambe Bay.
Tickets £2 Book here

Friday, 8 April 2016

The dangers of Morecambe Bay Sands

Visitors to these shores should be vigilant when it comes to the tides.  The rapid and fast-rising incoming tides, unpredictable quicksands and shifting channels already make the sands some of the most dangerous in the UK.  Today, it was reported to the parish council that a visitor ignored the warnings of passers by and stayed on the beach too long resulting in nearly drowning when being cut off by the tide.  Three fire engines, the air ambulance, paramedic and ambulance, coastguard, lifeboat and hovercraft were called to the scene and saved the woman and her dog but next time she might not be so lucky.  So the parish council would like to impress upon all those who visit our shores, check the tide times, watch out for quicksand, don't venture onto the sands in vehicles.  

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Telephone Scams

Residents have been receiving telephone calls claiming to be ringing from their local Council, working in collaboration with the NHS asking about a recent accident.  No such collaboration has been set up with your local Council – be suspicious if you receive such a call.

Residents of Lancashire have also been receiving a call stating you may be awarded a Good Citizen Grant to the value of £3000 to £5000.  The telephone number seemed to be London based.  This is a scam and will be an attempt to get bank details from you or an attempt to obtain an advanced fee.  

For regular updates on the latest scams and doorstep incidents why not visit the Trading Standards facebook page

Doorstep Incidents

Doorstep callers selling pots, pans and knives have been reported in the Preston area. Some of the products claim to be branded goods but are suspected to be counterfeit.  No cancellation rights are required to be given for goods bought on the doorstep under the value of £42.