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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.

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.  

Animal Rights Group (Lancaster & S. Lakes)

c/o Larc, The Basement, 78a Penny Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1XN Tel.: 07504551891 LARG are a group of concerned people who are campaigning towards a better world for animals. 

The Wagon & Horses

27 St. Georges Quay, Lancaster, LA1 1RD. Tel: 01524 846094. Overlooking the River Lune on the quayside below Lancaster Castle, this traditional pub and B&B serves serves home-cooked food made from local ingredients. Our six lovely, cosy rooms are the perfect place to stay. 

The Storey Creative Industries Centre

The Storey CIC combines one of Lancaster’s finest Grade 2 listed buildings, with a 21st century infrastructure. The SCIC contains a theatrical auditorium, lecture theatre, tasting gardens, rentable offices, workshop spaces, exhibition space, meeting rooms and a cafe & bar.  

The Borough

We are a bustling Michelin-recommended pub / restaurant / hotel located in the centre of historic Lancaster, spread over two floors of a Georgian town house. The Borough has sumptuous en-suite luxury rooms perfect for any occasion. 

Skerton Community Centre

King George's Field, Lancaster, LA1 2JH. Tel: 01524 380818. Skerton Community Association offers activities and services from here to a wide range of local people across different age ranges. 

Barton Road Community Centre

Barton Road, Lancaster, LA1 4ER. Barton Road Centre sits on the edge of Barton Road Fields in South Lancaster. It's a lively centre offering a range of activities to local people. Come and see for yourself! 

Lancaster Kofukan Karate Club

A well-established Karate club with venues in Skerton, LMC, Morecambe and Milnthorpe.  

Christchurch Halls

Broadway, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA4 5BJ. Tel: 0782 564 8227. We have two halls for hire, and rental of either (or both) can be for a morning; afternoon; evening or just by the hour. A letting includes the use of both toilet and kitchen facilities. Click link for more info.  

Lancaster & Morecambe Diabetes Group

A friendly support group for diabetics; meets on the last Saturday of each month all ages welcome. 

Vale of Lune Rugby Club

Powderhouse Lane, Lancaster, LA1 2TT. Tel. 01524 235 322 

John O' Gaunt's Bowmen (Archery)

This is a a long established Target Archery Club based in the Lancaster / Morecambe area, shooting a wide range of bows ranging from the traditional Longbow to the modern Compound. 

The Robert Gillow

64 Market Street, Lancaster, LA1 1HP. Tel:01524 36092 

LESS: Promoting sustainable living

The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TH. Tel: 01524 66100. Community Interest Company delivering practical projects supporting local people to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. We have lots of volunteering opportunities and work mainly in the areas of food growing and energy. 

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