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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. 

David Morris MP presents Skerton High petition to Parliament, backs campaign to save it

1/11/13: Skerton High pupils and Robyn Holtham with David Morris MP in London yesterday. Photo courtesy Hands Off Skerton Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris has presented a petition to save Skerton High Schoool to Parliament, signed by 3500 people opposed to the closure plans outlined by Lancashire County Council.

National Protest on rail fares today

3/1/12: Yesterday, rail passengers faced inflation-busing fare rises in the UK. Today is a national day of passenger protest organised by the Campaign for Better Transport, who are urging commuters not to pass up the opportunity to voice your views on rip-off fares.

'Robin Hood' Tax on banks to get Green support?

22/2/10: Proposals for a proposed "Robin Hood" tax on bank operations may get support from the Green Party this week, thanks to its local parliamentary candidate Gina Dowding.

20 Is Plenty: Curb Speed Limits Now, Say Greens

12/10/09: Lancaster's Green Party will be launching a campaign for 20mph speed limit on every residential road in the district at a public meeting on 21st October.

Health campaigners to lobby top Tories

3/10/09: North West wellbeing and health campaign group Our Life is lobbying top Tories gathering in Manchester next week at the Conservative Party annual conference to call for action to be taken on irresponsible drinks promotions to tackle the rising unhealthy drinking culture in the region.

Stand Firm on Binge Drinking, Say Campaigners

17/9/09: North West region-wide wellbeing and health campaign group Our Life has expressed concern at reports that the government is considering delaying new laws to tackle the rising unhealthy drinking culture in the UK. The delays may also impact on locals, where the most recent statistics on alcohol-related crime run into the hundreds.

Call for Mental Health Unit Plans to be Scrapped

26/9/08: Green Party County Councillor Chris Coates has called for Lancashire Care Trust (LCT) to scrap their plans for new mental health unit at Royal Albert fields, off Ashton Road in Lancaster, and to start the site selection process again.

Ridge Lea Petiton - Last Day to Sign

9/9/08: Local author Andy Diggle has been in contact, noting Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust proposal to try to sell off Ridge Lea Mental Hospital to property developers and then build a whole new facility on a wholly inappropriate greenfield site, instead of properly redeveloping the existing location.

Post Office Plans Srutinised

18/1/08: The future of the district’s Post Offices will be discussed at the next meeting of Lancaster City Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee at 6.00pm in Morecambe Town Hall on 30 January, and locals are invited to attend.