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Changes to council services and opening times this Christmas

13/12/13: There will be a number of changes to the availability of Lancaster City Council services and facilities this Christmas. Closure of public buildings Lancaster and Morecambe town halls and the council's housing office on Cable Street, Lancaster will close for Christmas at 3pm on Christmas Eve and re-open at 9.00am (until 5.00pm) on Monday 30th December.

Clear up well under way after major storm hits Lancaster and Morecambe area

6/12/13: Council staff are busy cleaning up after the storm today - a full team were at work clearing leaf fall in Skerton before it blocked drains this morning Lancaster City Council staff are working hard clearing up the aftermath of Thursday’s storm. High winds caused disruption as they battered the district, bringing down trees in place like Grimshaw Lane, and causing damage to buildings.

Meet artist Chas Jacobs this weekend at Ashton Memorial

29/11/13: Lancaster artist Chas Jacobs has an exhibition at the Ashton Memorial this weekend (Saturday 30th November - 1st December) and will be on hand to talk about his work and sign the back of any works sold. Original paintings, canvases, limited edition prints and cards will be available.

Salt Ayre Sports Centre services under review, Butterfly House future uncertain as cuts bite

24/10/13: Uncertain future ahead for Council services. Photo: Lancaster City Council Lancaster City Council’s Cabinet is to receive proposals for reviewing a number of the council’s services as it looks to tackle its bleak financial future, including Salt Ayre Sports Centre and facilities in Williamson Park.

Volunteers invited for for Park legacy 'Greenfingers' project

5/9/13: Bluebells begin to emerge where Rhododendron once stood. Fenham Carr in Williamson Park Greenfingers is a volunteer group in Williamson Park that is creating a lasting legacy for all park users by removing invasive plant species, re-introducing native species and creating new wildlife habitats.

Robin Hood Helps The Homeless

27/8/13: Generous Dukes theatregoers were inspired by Robin Hood to give to the poor this summer. Thousands of people saw The Dukes new version of Robin Hood in Lancaster’s Williamson Park during its five-week run and at the end of each performance, they were invited to make donations to local homeless charities.

Robin Hood Bows Out

8/8/13: Robin Hood will be heading out of Lancaster in just a few days after spending his summer entertaining thousands of people in Williamson Park. The Dukes new version of Robin Hood proved so popular that its run was extended for a week but on 17th August, the famous outlaw will fire his final arrow in the park.

Time to take in the Merry Men!

3/7/13: Here's some fab production pictures from The Dukes' latest outdoor show Robin Hood, which opens on Friday in Williamson Park and runs until 10th August!

Bay Blue Art goes on display in the Williamson Park's Pavilion Café

24/5/13: Oyster Catchers by Steve Smith‘Bay Blue’ is a new collection of images including photographs and paintings from around Morecambe Bay by local artist Steve Smith, now on display at the Pavilion Café in Lancaster's Williamson Park.

Animal attractions set to "awe..." at Williamson Park

22/5/13: Photo: Lancaster City Council Meet Dandelion who, along with her new friend Burdock, is one of the very cute new additions to the small mammals area in Williamson Park's animal attraction. Other new additions to the mini beast house include Poison Dart Frogs, Green Flower Beatles and Katydids.

'Enjoy' the latest from Williamson Park in Lancaster

22/5/13: Williamson Park in Lancaster has produced a brand new digital magazine called ‘Enjoy’ which is crammed with news and summer events. In the first edition, find out what the volunteers group have been up too. Plus, meet two new furry residents in the animal garden - Dandelion and Burdock and see how you can get involved in Love Your Zoo Week.

Get outside and go exploring this May half term holiday

7/5/13: Youngsters in the district are invited to get up, get active and join in the fun with Lancaster City Council this half term holiday. With more than 22 exciting sports and arts events on offer for young people aged 5 to 16, there's bound to be something for everyone.

New homes for birds at Williamson Park

11/3/13: park staff and Friends of Williamson Park prepare to install 50 new bird boxes in the Fenham Carr area of the park. Photo courtesy Lancaster City CouncilBirds at Williamson Park can look forward to feathering their nests in brand new homes this year thanks tothe 50 new bird boxes recently installed in trees at Fenham Carr.

Work begins to restore Lancaster's iconic Ashton Memorial

17/1/13: Photo: Ant MercerSpecialist restoration work to one of Lancaster’s iconic landmarks has begun. The steps leading to the Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park have been closed for over a year due to the condition of the foundations and support structures below ground, which has made the steps unsafe for use by members of the public. Work to restore the steps commenced in December.

Bark in the Park back next month

9/1/13: Join local charity CancerCare for Bark in the Park 2013 next month: a sponsored dog walk and fun dog show to be held on Saturday 16th February at Williamson Park, Lancaster. Put your pooch to the test with a sponsored dog walk and fun dog show.

Join award winning artist for a workshop at Williamson Park

26/10/12: An award-winning artist is inviting people to take part in a workshop this November at the Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park. Theworkshoptakes place on Saturday 10th November from 10am - 4.00pm and aims toprovide inspiration for a future exhibition ‘Memory/Loss’ which will take place in the Ashton Memorial in Spring 2013.

Robin Hood heads for Lancaster next summer

4/9/12: Robin Hood - set to storm Lancaster next year. Photo courtesy The Dukes Legendary outlaw Robin Hood will be setting up camp in Williamson Park next summer - when The Dukes return with their acclaimed outdoor walkabout theatre season.

Play Day brings a day of fun for local children

4/8/12: A day of fun activities brought hundreds of children to Williamson Park on Wednesday, as Lancaster City Council celebrated National Playday. The action packed day started at 10am and went on until 4pm and all activities were free. Children took part in den and fire building, face painting, treasure hunts and balloon modelling.

Play Day comes to Williamson Park

24/7/12: Lancaster City Council is inviting you to celebrate national Play Day nest week, with an action packed day of activities and adventure at Lancaster's Williamson Park. The event is part of the Get out and play! campaign, which is calling on everyone to help make sure that children and young people across the UK have the time, freedom and space to play outdoors.

Share your views on council parks

27/6/12: Visitors to lancaster's Williamson Park and Happy Mount Park in Morecambe are being asked for their opinions of the parks and their facilities to develop a better service for the future. Lancaster City Council has ambitions to develop the visitor economy by improving services and provision in parks, ensuring that customers are involved in the process.

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