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CIL Monies confirmed for new Community Centre

The Trustees of Hesketh Bank Community Centre are celebrating after West Lancs Borough Council confirmed £100,000 funding towards their new building. Since 2010 the Council have collected Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) monies from new developments, which must be used to support infrastructure schemes in the borough, from which they have awarded the funding.  The bid […]

Agreement reached at Public Meeting

Hesketh Bank Community Centre, which is currently celebrating it’s 75th year, is pleased to announce that, at a Public Meeting on Monday 2nd December, agreement was reached on its redevelopment plans. Steve Kirby, Chairman, said, “We have had numerous discussions with interested parties and supporters for over a year and, as a result, we now […]

Village plants rose to remember Maureen

Hesketh Bank Community Centre and Becconsall U3A have planted a rose in Hesketh Bank ‘Queen Elizabeth II’ Community Garden on Station Road to remember the life of Maureen Baldwin, who sadly passed away earlier this year. The rose, called ‘Ask Maureen’, was purchased by Hesketh Bank Community Centre and the commemorative plaque was kindly donated […]

Parish Council supports Community Centre plans

Hesketh Bank Parish Council has committed £50,000 towards building a new Community Centre serving the village and surrounding area. At its October meeting, the Parish Council formally approved an application from Hesketh Bank Community Centre for the monies as part of a bold redevelopment plan which hopes to see the new facility up and running […]


Colleagues from across the NHS, third sector and local government in the North West will soon bid a sad farewell to a highly respected NHS boss, Mike Maguire. Mike who is currently chief officer for NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), will leave the organisation in early April 2020. Mike boasts an impressive 38 […]

Community Centre hosts Artisan Sales

Back by popular demand, Hesketh Bank Community Centre will be hosting monthly Artisan Sales throughout the winter. The events, organised by Sue Ellis, will be held on Sunday 6th October, Saturday 2nd November, Sunday 8th December, Saturday 11th January and Sunday 2nd February between 11am and 3pm. Sue said, “The Centre in raising funds to […]

Macmillan to launch a new cancer support group in West Lancashire

A new support group is being launched next week to help anyone affected by cancer across West Lancashire. The Macmillan Aughton Cancer Support Group is aimed at anyone affected by cancer, either directly or as a carer, colleague, family member or friend, in Aughton, Ormskirk and the surrounding area. The group will hold its first […]

StreetGames arrives in Skelmersdale

Young people aged 11-19 from all over West Lancashire can come and enjoy sport, music and a safe place to chill out with new ‘Doorstep Sport’ sessions.   ‘Doorstep Sport’ is a nationally recognised scheme run by the charity StreetGames, which also offers work experience and training opportunities for those aged over 16.   A […]

Local Charity Sporting Challenge enjoy the Bat Walk around Ruff Wood

Local Charity Sporting Challenge have a busy month , they have received a donation of £200 from Arnold Clark. On the 20th May the members took part in a Bat Walk around Ruff Wood let by Harold and Michael who are Bat Conservation Trust Volunteers. The night was really interesting and everyone enjoyed it. For […]

Are you a Voluntary, Community or Faith Sector organisation working with the residents of Lancashire or South Cumbria?

If so, Active Lancashire and Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria would like to hear from you. Active Lancashire are carrying out a survey as part of a piece of research to develop a better understanding of the ‘digital picture’ and social prescribing readiness of Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector organisations in Lancashire and South Cumbria. […]