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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. 
You can still find the old 'Community Groups' listings archived here.
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Sub-categories:

Animals

Animal Welfare, Interest & Protection. Domestic, Pet, Livestock, Working and Rescue.  Animal Exhibits.

Arts & Crafts Area

Artists & Groups in Fine Arts, Digital, Crafts & Other Media. Suppliers. 

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 Venues

Venues for hire for events, Performance, Meeting & Function Rooms

Volunteering Opportunities
Youth Organisations

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All listings under 'COMMUNITY GROUPS' and any of its subcategories are shown below.

The Butterfly House

Williamson Park's original Edwardian Palm House now houses an ever-changing display of tropical butterflies. Walk amongst some of the world's most beautiful tropical species, including brilliant Swallowtails and cleverly camouflaged Owl butterflies, within a natural habitat. 

Happy Mount Park, Morecambe

Happy Mount Park is proud of its reputation of being a traditional seaside park for people of all ages. Brass Bands, Gardens, Cafe, Crown Green Bowling, Tennis Courts, Splash Park, Crazy Golf, Putting Green, Adventure Playground, Swing Boats, Railway, Trampolines, Basketball and more! 

Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

The award-winning Heritage Centre is located within a busy working railway station, offering the visitor a wealth of attractions, facilities and a fascinating range of exhibitions, including The “Brief Encounter” exhibition and the Thomas the Tank Engine Playroom.  

CancerCare

Slynedales, Slyne Road, Lancaster LA2 6ST. Tel. 01524 381820. CancerCare was established in 1983 to provide support to cancer patients and those around them in an informal, relaxed manner. 

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. 

Lancaster & District Conservation Volunteers

Project Organisers: David & Liz Alexander: Tel. 01524 412938 (7–9 pm). Tree planting and maintenance…hedgerow restoration and management…drystone walling…ponds and school nature reserves…orchard management…footpath management…fencing. These are just some of the jobs the group undertakes each year. 

Lancaster and Fleetwood Conservatives

Lancaster and Fleetwood is a constituency created for the 2010 General Election and is represented by the Conservative Member of Parliament Eric Ollerenshaw.  

Leisure Lakes Bikes

103 Penny Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1XN. Tel. 01524 844389. Leisure Lakes Bikes are a large UK cycling retailer and family run business. In store you’ll find a big range of bikes, clothing, parts and accessories for all types of cycling. 

Zak Yates (A2Zuk Fitness)

Zak Yates is a fully qualified personal trainer, who will tailor your sessions to your own abilities and needs. Zak is able to take clients from across the Lancaster area, and can come to you if that is more convenient. Zak also runs weekly 'Zak Attack' classes at various local venues.  

The Marine Conservation Society (Lancashire Area Group)

Dr Barry Kaye, 30 Greenfield St., Lancaster, Lancashire. LA1 3QE. Tel.: 01524 581431. The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the voice for everyone who loves the sea. We work to secure a future for our living seas, and to save our threatened sea life before it is lost forever.  

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. 

Galloway's (Sight Impairment)

We are a local charity based in the North West of England that supports people living with blindness or a visual impairment. 

The Townswomen's Guild

Sociable and general activities for a wide age group of women. The Lancaster & Morecambe Federation is comprised of three local Guilds which meet regularly across the district, which includes Heysham & Carnforth.  

Lancaster & Morecambe University of the 3rd Age (L&M U3A)

Group meetings at Lancaster Friends Meeting House. Monthly Meetings at The Dukes Playhouse. Tel.: 01524 771511. If you are retired or semi-retired, keen to learn new things and live within a reasonable distance of Lancaster, then Lancaster and Morecambe U3A has a lot to offer you. 

Lancaster Chess Club

The club meets at Reform Club, 1 Great John Street, Lancaster, LA1 1NQ. Tel.: 01524 60242 (Club Secretary). We hold a variety of club tournaments. There are also tournaments run by the local league. Players of all standards are welcome including those who just want to play friendly games. 

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. 

Lancaster and Morecambe Trades Union Council

David Barnes (Secretary), Lancaster & Morecambe TUC, 178A Lancaster Road, Morecambe LA4 5QP. Tel.: 07985 762573. Umbrella group for trade union branches to discuss and campaign on political and employment issues. Also operates resource centre for trade unions and public groups. 

Mourholme Local History Society

The society for the Old Parish of Warton, Lancashire. We look at all aspects of local history - agricultural, manorial, social, industrial - as well as an examination of some of its prominent families. 

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 Morecambe Winter Gardens

Morecambe Winter Gardens, 209 Marine Road Central, Morecambe LA4 4BU. Tel. 01524 422180. The Morecambe Winter Gardens opened as The Victoria Pavilion theatre in 1897 and is situated on the resort’s central promenade, overlooking Morecambe Bay. 

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