Bolton-le-Sands Fire Station:


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

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

Regular events at the Library:

Monday – Baby Bounce and Rhyme 9:15 – 9:45
Monday – Story Time 9:45 – 10:15
Wednesday – Homework Hour 15:30 – 16:30
Thursday – Get on line at your library (basic computer skills) 10:00 -11:00
Thursday – Family History Surgery 14:00 – 15:00
Friday – Scrabble Club  10:00 -12:30
Friday – Craft and Chat Group 14:00 – 15:00
Saturday – Lego Club 10:00 – 12:00

First Wednesday of the month – Book Club 11:00 -12:00

For more information, visit the library website

Sports & Recreation Pavilion:


Bolton-le-Sands Sports and Recreation Pavilion

Bolton-le-Sands Sports and 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:

We are lucky to have two tennis courts in Bolton le Sands which are open to the public most of the time. The courts and pavilion are used by Bolton le Sands Tennis Club at specified times, but use is free to anyone who wants to turn up and play at other times.

The Tennis club is a small friendly club with approximately 30 members: with 1 ladies’ team, 1 men’s and 2 mixed teams.

Club Times

During the Summer the courts are reserved for club competitions at the following times:

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 6.30pm until dusk*

Sundays 4pm until dusk

*During winter the courts are only reserved for club competitions on Tuesday & Wednesdays.

Club Meetings & Coaching

Club Meetings – Monday 6.30pm to dusk.

Junior Coaching – Saturday 10am to 11am

At all other times the courts are available for public use.

The tennis club has the use of a pavilion with their own room, changing rooms, toilets, and a kitchen. Fees to join the Tennis club are £50 a year for full members, £15 for students and £10 for juniors. Balls are available at the club.

Pam Clarke: 07775563258
Maureen Forrest: 01524 421266
Graham Clarke:  07833636470

Bowling Club:


Bolton-le-Sands Bowling Club

Bolton-le-Sands Bowling Club

Established in 1981 Bolton-le-Sands Bowling Club is located off Packet Lane next to the children’s playground.  The Club has two greens one with floodlights; games of bowls competitive and social are played throughout the year, winter and summer.  We can lend bowls to those new to the game and taster sessions can be arranged for anyone wishing to try out Crown Green Bowls.

Annual Permits:

Full Permits: For those playing in any of the leagues – £50

Social Permits: For anyone wishing just to play a friendly game of bowls but does not wish to play in league games – £35

For permits or further information contact Geoff Forrest

Tel: 01524 824346



Old Free Grammar School:


Bolton-le-Sands Old Free Grammar School

Bolton-le-Sands 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:


Bolton-le-Sands Village Hall

Bolton-le-Sands Village Hall

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.

For full details visit the website: Bolton-le-Sands Community Centre


We are delighted to announce the installation of a new defibrillator at the South end of the village. This addition increases the total number of defibrillators in Bolton le Sands to 4. The new defibrillator, sponsored by the BLS Women’s Institute and BLS Parish Council, can be found in the old phone box situated on the corner of Slyne Road and Bypass Road, across from Broadlands Drive.

What is a defibrillator?
A defibrillator is a device that gives a jolt of energy to the heart. It helps get the heart beating again when someone is in cardiac arrest and their heart has stopped.

You might also hear it being called a defib, a PAD (public access defibrillator) or an AED (automated external defibrillator).

How to use a defibrillator
If someone is in cardiac arrest, call 999 and start CPR. If you’re on your own, do not interrupt CPR to go and find a defibrillator. If it’s possible, send someone else to find one. When you call 999, the operator can tell you if there’s a public access defibrillator nearby.

Anyone can use a defibrillator. You do not need training. Once you turn it on, it will give clear step-by-step voice instructions.  Many defibrillators also have visual prompts and images showing how to use it.

The device checks the person’s heart rhythm and will only tell you to give them a shock if it’s needed. You cannot shock yourself or someone else accidentally.

For more information visit:

Defibrillator Locations:

Slyne Road Phone box on the corner of Slyne Road and Bypass Road, opposite Broadlands Drive. Available 24 hours.  Funded by the Women’s Institute BLS and BLS Parish Council

Sands News, Coastal Road Garage, Bolton le Sands. Available 24hrs. 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 (Ash Trees) Doctors Surgery A6 Bolton le Sands Available 24hrs.
Funded by Carnforth Rotary Club.

 Other nearby defibrillators

Archers Café Red Bank Farm, The Shore, Bolton le Sands. Available 24hrs.

Morecambe Lodge Farm, Shore Lane, Bolton le Sands.  Available 24hrs.

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.

See map showing locations.

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
Editor: David Bateman – 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


Tide Times (Morecambe)


29 May 2024

Time Type Height
03:50 high 8.33m
10:45 low 1.96m
16:24 high 7.9m
23:03 low 2.4m

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