Local Amenities

Bolton-le-Sands Fire Station:

Bolton-le-Sands Fire Station

The current building located on Bye-pass road was built in 1970 and houses two appliances, a retained pump and one reserve pump.  The station is a retained Fire Station and firefighters are not on site 24 hours a day. There has been a Fire Service based in Bolton-le-Sands since 1939 which for many years was led by members of the McGaffigan family.

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Bolton-le-Sands Library:

Bolton-le-Sands Library

The library opened in April 1973, and was closed in 2016 following Lancashire County Council funding cuts. It reopened again on 3 December 2017.

Monday  - 9am-1pm

Tuesday  - Closed

Wednesday - 9am-5pm

Thursday - 9am-7pm

Friday - 9am-5pm

Saturday - 9am-1pm

Sunday - Closed

Sports & Recreation Pavilion:

Sports & Recreation PavilionBuilt in 2000 with funding from the National Lottery and several public and private organisations.

Currently used by the Bolton-le-Sands Tennis Club and two Bolton-le-Sands Football teams. Tennis Courts are for public use except during the following times:
Summer: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 6.30pm until dusk and Sundays 2pm - 5pm.  Winter: (September until end March) Tuesday from 1pm until dusk.   Club meetings are on Monday evenings from 6.30pm until dusk and Saturday afternoons from 1.30pm until dusk. Junior coaching is on Saturdays from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

Any organisation wishing to use any of the facilities in the Pavilion should contact:

Mrs. L. Bailey on 01524 825235

Email: lesleybailey1954@yahoo.com

Bowling Club:

Permit Charges / Bowling Club Membership

12 months commencing 1st April (2018/2019)

Bowling Green

Full membership (including team competitions) £43

Social membership (not eligible for team competitions) £30

Single session £2.50

Juniors (under 15) free when playing with an adult permit holder

Winter bowling on No. 2 green only

Winter only Permits £20

Bowling during the winter period is limited to permit holders only.

Permits are available from Geoff Forrest, Bowling Club Secretary

Tel: 01524 824346

Old Free Grammar School:

Old Free Grammar School

Popularly known as the Old Boys School is a comfortable, recently refurbished meeting hall for up to 60 people. The hall is currently used by the Parish Council and many village and other organisations.  There is free car parking adjacent.

Hiring charge £9 per hour.

To hire this hall contact:

Mrs. Joan Baker on 01524 824384

Village Hall:

Community CentreThe Village Hall, known locally as the Community Centre (Registered Charity No: 700264) is available for hire. It is built on land initially owned by the  Coulston family, purchased by the Bolton Le Sands Welcome Home Committee (to give servicemen returning from the second world war recreational facilities) and subsequently transferred to Bolton Le Sands Parish Council (BLSPC) by a deed of covenant dated 16 March 1948  held by them. During 1975 a Community Centre Committee raised funds to build the Centre from the local community and grants were received from The Department of Education and Science, Lancaster City Council, Lancashire Education Authority, the former Lancaster RDC and the Parish Council. The Centre was opened in April 1976, it being managed by a local committee who drew up a set of management procedures. The surrounding land and the car park, are owned and maintained by the Parish Council.

Hire Charges: (1 April 2019)

Meeting Room 1: £9/hour

Main Hall (includes kitchen facilities): - £12/hour from 6pm Sunday - Thursday (off peak)

                                                                              - £13/hour from Friday 9am - 6pm Sunday (peak)

Day Hire: 9am - 4pm - £110 Monday - Thursday (off peak)

Day Hire: 9am - 4pm - £130 Friday - Sunday (peak)

Evening Hire: 6pm - Midnight - £120 Monday - Thursday (off peak)

Evening Hire: 6pm - Midnight - £150 Friday - Sunday (peak)

Main Hall Day and Evening Booking subject to a £50 deposit. There is a £5 admin charge for one off bookings.

If alcohol is to be brought on site and sold, a Temporary Events Licence must be obtained from Lancaster City Council. The deposit will be refunded provided that hall is left in the condition that it was found (clean & tidy) in line with the conditions of hire the hirer is responsible.

The village hall holds a PRS for Music licence, however if regular users wish to play recorded music they must hold a PPL Public Performance Licence. This does not apply to one off events e.g. weddings, funerals, parties etc as these are classed as private events.

Booking Secretary: Tel: 07367 066918 (10am - 4pm Monday - Fridays)

Email: blesbookings@gmail.com


Defibrillator at Bolton-le-Sands Surgery

There are 3 defibrillators located in the village and 3 others nearby. A defibrillator is a machine used as a common treatment for life-threatening heart conditions. Defibrillation consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the heart.

All the Defibrillators are available for public access when you notify the Ambulance Service by calling 999 in the event of a medical emergency. The operator will inform you of the nearest accessible Defibrillator and support you through the emergence whilst you are waiting for an Ambulance. No training is necessary to use the Defibrillators as they talk you through how to use them.

Inside the Spar Shop ,Main Rd. Bolton le Sands. Available during opening hours 07.00 to 22.00. Funded by the Women’s Institute BLS.

Outside the Community Centre Bolton le Sands Available 24hrs.

Funded by the Community Centre and BLS Parish Council.

Outside Brookfield Doctors Surgery A6 Bolton le Sands Available 24hrs.

Funded by Carnforth Rotary Club.

Outside the entrance to St. Luke’s Primary School Slyne with Hest. Available 24hrs.

Funded by Slyne with Hest Primary School Rota Kids Project.

Outside the entrance to the Community Centre Slyne with Hest. Available 24hrs.

Funded by the Community Centre.

Outside Carnforth Railway Station entrance Available 24hrs.

Funded by Carnforth Rotary Club and supported by Carnforth Station.

Parish Magazine:

The Messenger is the Parish Magazine for Bolton-le-Sands and Nether Kellet, containing news and articles from the churches and community organisations.

The email address for the Messenger is htmessenger@hotmail.co.uk

Editor: David Bateman - bateman30@hotmail.com Tel: 01524822065.  

Subscriptions Secretary: Kathy Edwards 01524824518.

Annual Bonfire & Fireworks Display:

Founded in 1971 following an accident at a private fireworks party in the village, the display is run annually for a  nominal entrance fee in early November by professionally trained members of the committee, who are all unpaid volunteers.

Chairman: Malcolm Lawrie

Web: www.blsbonfireandfireworks.org.uk

Tel: 01524 823606

Email: malandlizlawrie@gmail.com

Badminton Club

Meet Mondays & Thursdays at 7.30pm

Venue: Community Centre

Contact: Colin Carruthers

Tel: 01524 824588

Chinese Brush Painting Society

Meet 2nd Monday of each month 11am - 3pm

Venue: Old Free Grammar School

Contact: Mrs R Taylor

Tel: 01524 822775 or

Miss Sheila Hamlyn

Tel: 01524 38055

Community Playground Project

A local award winning playground designer with support from Lancashire County Council has been commissioned to guide the redevelopment of the playground to create a fun place for the children and families of the village. The Community Playground Project (CPP) has been formed to raise funds to redevelop the village playground, where the equipment is aging and the design dated.

For further information click here to view the CPP webpage.

Contact: Linda Leake (Secretary)

Tel: 01524 823338

Cricket Club



Website: www.blscc.ndo.co.uk

Fishing Club

Contact: Tom Stephenson

Tel: 01524 824378

Friendship Club

Venue: Community Centre

Horticultural Society

Contact: Brenda Muir
Email: brendaobinmuir@tiscali.co.uk

Tel: 01524 824018

Lunesdale Flower Club

Contact: Elsie Stackhouse (Secretary)

Tel: 01524 64688

Lunesdale Camera Club

Contact: George Smith

Tel: 01524 733020

Mothers Union

Venue: Village Hall

Contact: Hazel Short

Tel: 01524 822614


A lost and found register to help reunite lost pets with their owners. We provide information to deal with most situations plus telephone numbers for animal centres.

Contact: Margaret

Tel: 01524 823013/822518

Email: margaret@localpetsearch.org.uk

Website: www.localpetsearch.org.uk

Philately (Stamp) Club

Contact: Mr John Owen (Secretary)

Tel: 01524 241135

Email: widowtwankey@googlemail.com

Tennis Club

A small, friendly club with approximately 30 members with 1 ladies, 1 men’s and 2 mixed teams. Courts are reserved for club competitions:  Summer: each Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 6.30pm until dusk and Sundays 2pm - 5pm.  Winter competitions (September until end March) each Tuesday from 1pm until dusk.   At other times the courts are for public use. Club meetings are on Monday evenings from 6.30pm until dusk and Saturday afternoons from 1.30pm until dusk. Junior coaching is on Saturdays from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

The club has the use of a pavilion with our own room with changing rooms, toilets and a kitchen. Fees are £25 a year for full members and £10 for students. Membership is free for juniors. Balls are available at the club.

Contact: Pam Clarke Tel: 01524 858405 or

Contact: Pam Holding Tel: 01524 733805

Thwaite Brow Conservation Group

Are a group of volunteers in Bolton le Sands who meet once a month to look after the community woodland. Come and join us!

For further information click here to view the Thwaite Brow webpage.

Secretary: Louise Belcher

Tel: 01524 824191

Email: wizbelcher@gmail.com

Women’s Institute

Contact: Hazel Short

Tel: 01524 822614

Clubs & Societies


Holy Trinity (Anglican)

Contact: Rev Nancy Goodrich

Tel: 01524 823106

St Mary of the Angels (RC)

Contact: Rev Canon John Gibson

Tel: 01524 732940

Christ Church (URC)

Contact: Rev Yolande Burns

Tel: 01524 824027


Bolton-le-Sands C of E Primary

Headteacher: Tim Cross

Web: www.bolton-le-sands.lancs.sch.uk

Blog: www.blsblogs.net   

Twitter: @tweetBLS

Tel: 01524 823606

Fax: 01524 823919

Thwaite Brow Conservation Group Facebook Page

Lancashire Police

Lancashire Police

Web: www.lancashire.police.uk


Web: www.lancashire.police.uk/my-area/morecambe/bolton_le_sands

Lune Valley Area

Lune Valley Area Police Facebook Page

Trading Standards

Contact the Trading Standards Service via the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06.

For more information about the Safe Trader Scheme visit www.safetrader.org.uk or call 0303 333 1111.

Thwaite Brow Conservation Group Facebook Page