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COMMUNITY GROUPS

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Community organisations, groups, societies, clubs and networks. Volunteering Opportunities.

For all Creative Arts, Theatre, Music and Writing groups see our Gallery section 

For Transport and Cycling groups see Transport

Not all the listed items for this section have been carried over yet from our previous website. 
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Sub-categories:

Animals

Animal Welfare, Interest & Protection.  Domestic, Livestock, Working, Rescue & Wildlife. 

Community Centres Cultural Groups Environmental Organisations

Environmental and ecological sustainability groups

Faith & Spirit

Religious, faith and spirituality groups. 

Farming & Local Food Source Production Games & Gaming Health & Disability Support Groups
Heritage Groups

Heritage, historical and archeological organisations

LGBTQ+

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and other groups relating to sexual and gender orientation.

Literary Appreciation Overseas Aid
Political Parties Pressure Groups

Local groups which form around a campaign to influence an issue of public policy

Seniors

Groups & Services for older / elderly people

Social & Philanthropic
Special Interest

Groups we don't have a classification for - yet:-)

Sports & Fitness

Active Sports, Fitness & Physical Pursuits Clubs, Classes & Businesses. Instructors. Sports Equipment Suppliers. Cycling

Support Groups

Support & Self-Help Groups. For illness-related / carers / disability see our Health & Disability section.

Technology

Groups related to technology

Trades Unions Volunteering Opportunities Youth Organisations

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Lancaster School of Tai Chi Chuan Beginners Class

This class serves the student wishing to use Tai Chi and QiGong as a combative component against specific ailments. It is also used as an introductory course for the student wishing to study Tai Chi as a martial art. Contact: Larry Jones 07579 965 016.

City Church Lancaster

City Church is a vibrant and growing church in Lancaster. We are a community passionate about meeting with God and making Jesus known across our city, nation & beyond.

Krav Maga Classes in Lancaster and Morecambe

Krav Maga Lancaster, is the ideal way to learn self defence and keep fit on the West Coast. We've regular classes in Lancaster and Morecambe and to join our classes it does not matter if you're a couch potato or an elite MMA athlete. We'll help you learn self protection.

Lancaster and Morecambe Astronomical Society

Lancaster and Morecambe Astronomical Society meet on the first Wednesday of each month (except July and August) at the Church of the Ascension, Michaelson Avenue, Torrisholme LA4 6SF, at 19:30 for talks and observing sessions. £1.50 per meeting, under 18s free. Tea and coffee included.

Salt Ayre Leisure Centre

Following a £5m refurbishment (2017) Salt Ayre boasts a wide range of high quality indoor, water and outdoor facilities & activities for all ages and fitness levels. We also offer an extra programme of exciting supervised activities for children through the school holidays.

The Centre @ Halton

A vibrant and welcoming community centre in the heart of Halton, offering indoor and outdoor facilities, with a fantastic skate park. We have a huge number of classes and activities, from sports and exercise to community activities and events for all ages. We also have a friendly and popular cafe.

Iyengar Yoga Class

Tuesday morning: 10.00 - 11.30am with teacher Rozz Cutler at The River Room, Halton Mill, Mill Lane, Halton, Lancaster, LA2 6ND. rosemarycutler@yahoo.cm Cost: £42 for 6 consecutive weeks. £8 drop in per class.

Neuro Drop-In Centre

Based at Lancaster Farms, Stone Row Head, Lancaster LA1 3QZ. Tel: 01524 840762. Our Centre offers a one stop Drop-in for everyone affected by a neurological condition: multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, ME, stroke, epilepsy, motor neurone’s, MG, Acquired Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, MSA etc.

Williamson Park

54 acres of beautiful parkland in Lancaster with enchanting woodland walks and play areas, natural amphitheatres and breathtaking views to the Fylde Coast, Morecambe Bay and the Lake District. Based on the Taj Mahal, the park's Ashton Memorial is host to Art Exhibitions and private functions.

LuneLab Makerspace

LuneLab Makerspace, Halton Mill, Mill Lane, Halton, Lancaster LA2 6ND. Tel.: 07980 000 682. LuneLab Makerspace is a community workshop based at Halton where makers of all descriptions can meet, learn, swap skills, and work both individually and collaboratively.

Hua Xian Chinese Society - Lancaster & Morecambe

Hua Xian Society, 58 Queen Street, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA4 5EP. Tel: 01524 833793 / 07745 873200. The Hua Xian Chinese Society is a not-for-profit volunteer led community association.

The Gregson Centre

Gregson Community & Arts Centre, 33 Moorgate, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 3PY. Tel: 01524 849959

Animal Care

Animal Care, Blea Tarn Rd, Scotforth, Lancaster, LA2 0RD. Tel.: 01524 65495. Animal Care has existed in various forms for over 30 years and has helped thousands of animals find happy forever homes.

Lancaster District Bus Users Group

Lancaster District Bus Users Group exists to further the interests of bus passengers throughout the Lancaster District, including Morecambe, Heysham, Carnforth and the surrounding rural area.

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Lancaster Archaeological & Historical Society

The LAHS is over 40 years old. During the winter the society runs a lecture programme at St. Paul's Hala Hall in Scotforth, Lancaster. Field trips to sites of historical and archaeological interest are made during the summer. The Society's official journal Contrebis is published annually.

Lancashire LGBT

Lancashire LGBT offers lots of opportunities for people to find support and we are always developing new opportunities for LGB&T people in Lancashire. Check out our Peer & Social Support listings for an up to date list of groups in Lancashire, and our News page for upcoming events and meetings.

Lancaster & District YMCA

Fleet Square, Lancaster LA1 1HA. Tel.: 01524 32737. Lancaster and District YMCA (now part of Fylde Coast YMCA) was founded in 1879 and has a proud history of providing both centre-based and community outreach services.

Whirlwind Theatre Productions

54 High Road, Halton, Lancaster, LA2 6PS. Tel. 01524 811794. We are more than a Youth Theatre and work on an ensemble basis where the strongest is only as strong as the weakest; therefore all are suported in a caring, structured environment.

Sizergh Castle & Garden

Sizergh Castle, near Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE Sat Nav: LA8 8DZ. Tel: 015395 60951. National Trust. Beautiful medieval house, gardens and estate, at the gateway to the Lake District. It features a pond, lake, wildlife, national collection of ferns and superb limestone rock garden. Café, shop, events.

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