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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, 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.

North West Transport Activists Roundtable (NW TAR)

NWTAR, c/o Greater Manchester Transport Resource Unit, St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester M12 6FZ. Tel.: 0162 277 1014. The North West Transport Activists Roundtable is one of eight regional roundtables run under the auspices of the Campaign for Better Transport. 

The Middlewood Trust

Middle Wood, Backsbottom Farm, Roeburndale West, Lancaster, LA2 9LL. Tel.: 015242 21880. Established to provide education and advance research for the public benefit in low-impact living, sustainability and to address growing concerns about long-term damage to the environment. 

Newground

Newground, Bob Watts Building, 193 Bolton Road, Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 3GE. Tel.: 01254 265163. Newground provides environmental and community services to a wide range of clients.  

North Lancashire Friends of the Earth

Paul Martyn, 4 Sylvester Street, Lancaster LA1 5DG. Tel.: Paul Martyn 01524 62146. Friends of the Earth local volunteer groups work to improve the environment locally, nationally and internationally. 

Lancaster and Morecambe Fairtrade District

Global Link DEC, YMCA, New Road, Lancaster, LANCS, LA1 1EZ. Tel. (typetalk): +44 (0)1524 36201. Lancaster, Morecambe and the surrounding areas are officially recognised by the Fairtrade Foundation as a Fairtrade District. 

CPRE Lancashire — Campaign to Protect Rural England

CPRE Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside, Springfield House, Office No. 2, 41-45 Chapel Brow, Leyland, Lancashire PR25 3NH. Tel.: 01772 378 831. We campaign for a beautiful and living countryside. 

Lancaster District CVS

The Cornerstone, Sulyard Street, Lancaster LA1 1PX. Tel.: 01524 555900 ext. 27. We provide support and development services for a wide range of voluntary and community organisations in the Lancaster District local government area. 

Lancaster & Morecambe Lions Club

Andrew Dodgson (Secretary), 11 Lawnswood Avenue, Scotforth, Lancaster, LA1 4NZ. Tel.: 01524 383375. Lions are just ordinary folk who get together and do some extraordinary things. 

Lancashire Association of Boys and Girls Clubs

Lancashire Boys and Girls Clubs, South Place, 1 Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1TQ. Tel.: 01524 65106. Providing positive experiences for young people since 1934. 

Citizens' Advice Bureau

87 King Street, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 1RH. Oban House, 87-89 Queen Street, Morecambe, Lancashire LA4 5EN. Telephone Advice: 01524 400400. North Lancashire Citizens Advice Bureau relies on volunteers to deliver the service, which aims to provide the advice people need for the problems they face. 

Global Link

Global Link DEC, YMCA, New Road, Lancaster, LANCS, LA1 1EZ. Tel.: (typetalk) +44 (0)1524 36201. Global Link operates a library of resources on global issues for teachers and the wider public, and runs exhibitions, workshops and training, and other global learning projects.  

Lancaster & Morecambe Fuchsia Society

The Society meets at the Lansil Sports & Social Club Caton Road, Lancaster. Tel.: 01524 417710 (Secretary — Glenys Dennison). The Society's aim is to encourage and promote the cultivation of the fuchsia, with guest speakers giving talks, demonstrations and slide shows on fuchsia growing. 

Lancaster & Morecambe Computer Club

Lansil Sports and Social Club, Caton Road, Lancaster. Tel.: 01524 903604. Started in 2000. Meets first and third Wednesdays of the month, 7.30pm at the Lansil Social Club. Small friendly club with a good mix of experience. 

Campaign for Real Ale — Lunesdale branch

Martin Sherlock, 22 Cumberland View, Lancaster LA1 4AB. Tel.: 01524 66131. We are the only group in this area trying to speak up for the beer-drinker and pub-goer (and not just campaigning for real ale, despite the name). 

Lancaster Islamic Society

7 Dallas Road, Lancaster, LA1 1TN. Tel.: 01524 64131. Lancaster Islamic Society was established in 1972 by a small group of Muslims residing in the Lancaster area and is used for prayers, recitals and educational purposes.  

The Rainbow Centre

Clarence St, Morecambe, LA4 5EX. Tel.: 01524 415502. Community centre for the over 55's providing fun, leisure and educational activities. 

The Friendship Centre

The Friendship Centre is a social centre for people aged 55 and over in Lancaster district. We are open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30 to noon and provide a wide and changing range of activities and classes, with the opportunity to meet people and benefit from peer support and company 

Morecambe Bay Amateur Radio Society

Morecambe Bay Amateur Radio Society, c/o Trimpell Sports & Social Club, Morecambe, Lancashire LA4 4UP. Tel.: 01524 412984. Morecambe Bay Amateur Radio Society (MBARS) meet for our clubnights on alternate Tuesdays at the Trimpell Sports & Social Club. 

Lancaster District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)

Based in Lancaster Tel.: 01524 33991 We work together across the area campaigning for a nuclear-free Lancaster and for British nuclear disarmament.  

Cats Protection League (Lancaster & Morecambe)

P.O. Box 179, Morecambe, LA3 1WL Tel.: 01524 850112 Cats Protection houses cats and welcomes volunteers.  

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