Thursday, 23 November 2017

Re-opening of Bolton-le-Sands Library

Bolton-le-Sands Library will be reopened by County Councillor Peter Buckley, Cabinet Member for Community and Cultural Services on Monday 4th December 2017 at 9.00am.

Severe weather bulletin – Flooding response update 23 November 2017

Lancashire County Council had staff out throughout the night, from both its Highways teams and its Resilience service, responding to flooding in various parts of the county. Last night's flooding, particularly affected the north of the county. The problems were caused by the sheer volume of rainwater.  Fortunately, when the rain stopped at around 4am this morning, the flooding cleared quite quickly. Out of hours highways teams across the county, including drivers on standby for gritting duties, spent all night assisting the emergency services and the Environment Agency, clearing drains and culverts, putting out warning signs and delivering sandbags. At one point overnight there was no access into Lancaster from the north, south, east or west and Highways England closed the M6 at junction 34. Staff worked overnight and managed to get the main routes into Lancaster open in time for rush hour, with just one issue on the A6 south of junction 34. Resilience staff also worked through the night, helping to co-ordinate the county response and supporting rest centres and have continued to support residents into today. Highways staff have been taken off normal daytime duties today and will be out assessing damage to highways, clearing any debris left on roads or washed into drains. Staff from the council's Flood Risk Management team are visiting residents affected by flooding today, to offer advice and support.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

A Christmas Bouquet

Christmas is just around the corner and what better way to get in the mood but to attend "A Christmas Bouquet" on Saturday December 2nd at 7.30pm in Bolton-le-Sands Community Centre. An evening of popular Christmas songs, carols, monologues, solos and duets by the Ladies of Note Singers. Tickets are £7 and all proceeds go to the Village Gala Committee. Contact 01524 824820 for more details.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017


The official position remains that Bolton-le-Sands library is in the list of libraries that are anticipated to be reopened sometime between November 2017 and April 2018. Across Lancashire there is a tremendous amount of work being done to reinstate closed libraries and so unfortunately, they cannot be any more specific than that when it comes to timescales for individual buildings. Rest assured Bolton-le-Sands library will once again open its doors for public enjoyment and use.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Road Closure - St Nicholas Lane

Lancashire County Council consider it necessary to close St. Nicholas Lane to motor vehicles, cycles or pedestrians, for approximately 20 meters either side of the rail bridge from 0800 hours until 1600 hours on Sunday 19th November 2017 or until completion of the works to allow rail bridge examination works to be carried out.  An alternative route for vehicular traffic affected by the closure is via: - St Nicholas Lane – Mill Lane – Hawthorne Road – St Nichols Lane and vice versa. 

Monday, 13 November 2017

Remembrance Day Service

What a great turnout for yesterday's Remembrance Service on such a lovely winter's day . A special thanks to the organisers and to all those who helped to ensure the service went well.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Remembrance Day 12th November

The parish council invites you to join with them at the War Memorial, Slyne Road, at 10.55am on Sunday to reflect and remember those who died in war.  After the ceremony, why not stay and have a look at the refurbishment works that have been done so far.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Morecambe Winter Gardens

A talk by Evelyn Archer on Morecambe Winter Gardens is being given in the Old Boy's School on Thursday 16th November from 7.30pm until 9.00pm on behalf of the Horticultural Society.  Entrance £2 plus raffle and refreshments.  All welcome.

Bolton Le Sands Bonfire and Fireworks Display

Its the annual bonfire and fireworks display at Bolton-Le-Sands this Saturday, 4th November.  Gates open at 6.00pm.  Please do NOT to bring any Sparklers or Private Fireworks. Any found will be removed by stewards.  This is A TICKET ONLY EVENT. and cost £5 per person with children of a pre-school age free. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the various ticket outlets.  Car parking is strictly limited in the village and we ask to not block any roads or access.  There will be refreshments available to buy and toilets will be provided on site.

Please enjoy the event and follow any orders given over the PA or by the stewards. This is for your own safety.

Free Public Lecture - Lancaster University

What might Social and Health Care look like in 2025?
Government predictions suggest that the number of people aged over 75 will rise 35% by 2025. Many people will remain healthy and independent as they get older, but an increased number will need additional support at a time when the country as a whole is struggling to meet the existing needs of the population. Funding, resources and ways of working have become important political, social and health challenges.
A keynote talk from Professor David Croisdale-Appleby OBE will set the scene before a panel discussion asks the question: what will public and professional health and social care look like less than 10 years from now, and what new solutions are required?

You can book your place by calling 01524 592190.
Wednesday 8th November 2017
6.30pm - 8pm. Doors at 6pm
LICA Building, Lancaster University, LA1 4YD
Keynote talk and panel discussion, with opportunities for Q&A. Complimentary refreshments will be served before and after the lecture.

Road Closure - The Shore

Notice has been given by Lancashire County Council that it intends to close off the road outside property Morecambe Bank from 08.00 hrs on Tuesday 7th ovember until 17.00 hrs on Thursday 9th November 2017 or until completion of the works within this period to allow necessary works to be undertaken.  Diversion via Pasture Lane will be in place.