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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. […]

Supporting NEET young people

Child Action North West has a new project in West Lancashire called ‘Invest in Youth’ funded by the National Lottery Fund. The role involves working with young people ages 15-24 years who are ‘NEET’ – not in education, employment and training and who have a barrier such as a wellbeing issue, substance misuse, homelessness etc. […]

New wellbeing initiative for expectant and new mums

The Sewing Rooms are launching a new project called Growing Strong.  Biophilia Walks are designed to help expectant and new mothers feel good and function well. By utilising silent disco headphone technology, the team have designed and developed nature walks around Skelmersdale to music. These walks offer participants the opportunity to get active, meet a […]

Community Centre thanks Lisa and Zack for their support

Lisa Banister and her son Zack were excited to hear that they had won a £20 gift card for Co-op in a prize draw recently. “It was fabulous news!” said Lisa, who entered into the draw for completing a survey by Hesketh Bank Community Centre. Having lived in Hesketh Bank all her life, Lisa was […]

West Lancashire Engagement Day

The event, taking place on Monday 18 March 2019 at Tanhouse Community Centre, will explore opportunities for creating a robust and fit for purpose framework across West Lancashire that would see Children and Young People accessing a Things to Do and Places to Go programme throughout our communities.   The event will be delivered in […]