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Ormskirk’s Gingerbread festival 2018

If you like gingerbread, you will love Ormskirk’s Gingerbread Festival. Packed with special spiced offerings at cafes and restaurants and stalls full of the traditional treat, the third annual Ormskirk Gingerbread festival looks set to be a sweet success. Opened by the Lord Mayor at 11am, this free festival takes place around Ormskirk’s town centre […]

Speed your way to Ormskirk’s Motorfest to bank a great day out!

This August bank holiday Monday sees Ormskirk’s popular Motorfest ride back into town. Why not cruise down to the town centre to see a whole host of classic cars and motorcycles for free? Hosted around the Clock tower and Coronation Park, the collection of classic and contemporary vehicles are a feast for the eyes and […]

The Liberty Centre is looking for a volunteer gardener! Can you help?

Now that the warmer weather is upon us, The Liberty Centre’s garden is requiring some TLC! Are you a keen and committed gardener? Do you have some spare time and would like to volunteer? Why not make the most of the sunshine and do something good at the same time! If you are interested in […]

Peter Cousins CEO of Brighter Future Workshop Stepping Down.

After 15 years as CEO of Brighter Future I will be stepping down over the next few months due to ill health. I am saddened to do this but I do not want my health to have a detrimental effect to the long term future of Brighter Future. Now at 70 I believe this is […]

The Green Fayre: Celebrating rural life in a festival for all the family

West Lancashire boasts some of the most scenic countryside. The breath taking panorama’s at Beacon country Park’s viewing point are a feast for the eyes and the dense woodland of Fairy Glen can be explored following the sounds of the trickling streams and the fragrance of the wild flora. The urban parkland of Ormskirk offers […]

Be a part of it: Ormskirk Dance Festival returns.

The 24th June 2018 sees the return of Ormskirk’s Community Dance Festival. For the 4th year running, the Dance festival will take place in Coronation Park, Ormskirk, from 11am – 4pm, and this free, family friendly event promises to be a great day of entertainment for all. Run by Divine Days Community Arts CIC, this […]

Putting the ‘bee’ in Ashurst Beacon

Rare species of bees have been protected in West Lancashire thanks to a £15,000 grant from the Whitemoss Community Fund. The ‘Places for People and Pollinators’ project has been delivered by Lancashire Wildlife Trust for past two years at the historic Ashurst Beacon and looks to manage the grassland habitat which is particularly valuable for […]

Create a piece of your family history at Ormskirk’s Medieval Weekend

Imagine living in Ormes Kikja, a newly formed 12th century town, with a thriving market where farmers bring their livestock to sell, tradesmen congregate around the cross and pubs heave with the merry money made from this activity. A time of Knights and chivalry, Barons and Ladies. Imagine the sights, smells and sounds around you. […]

Charity in the blood: Heart of gold Harry raises £5000

Harry Eaton, brother of the award winning charity worker and Men-Aces founder, Carl Eaton, has achieved his own badge of honour by raising £5,000 for the British Heart Foundation, proving that charity runs through the Eaton family veins. Skelmersdale born Harry, who has learning disabilities, volunteered at the British Heart Foundation shop in the Concourse […]