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