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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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:
Built 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:
Any organisation wishing to use any of the facilities in the Pavilion should contact:
Mrs. L. Bailey on 01524 825235
Permit Charges / Bowling Club Membership
12 months commencing 1st April (2018/2019)
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:
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
The 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: Sharman Robinson Tel: 01524 812143 (10am - 4pm Monday - Fridays)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor: David Bateman - email@example.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
Tel: 01524 823606
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
Contact: Tom Stephenson
Tel: 01524 824378
Venue: Community Centre
Contact: Brenda Muir
Tel: 01524 824018
Lunesdale Flower Club
Contact: Elsie Stackhouse (Secretary)
Tel: 01524 64688
Lunesdale Camera Club
Contact: George Smith
Tel: 01524 733020
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.
Tel: 01524 823013/822518
Philately (Stamp) Club
Contact: Mr John Owen (Secretary)
Tel: 01524 241135
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
Contact: Hazel Short
Tel: 01524 822614
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
Tel: 01524 823606
Fax: 01524 823919
Lune Valley Area
Contact the Trading Standards Service via the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06.