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  • Chipping Cubs – for children aged 8 to 10½  years. Meets every Tuesday during term time from 6.15pm to 7.45pm.

    Please note that waiting lists are generally in operation.

    Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets Scouts apart.

    Through the (...)

  • Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets Scouts apart.

    Through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives.

    From camping and hiking to surfing and paragliding, there are hundreds (...)

  • The 1st Longridge Scouts hut is located on Irwell street, off Berry Lane. We are an active group with three sections – Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

    After Scouts the children feed into the local area Explorer Scout unit – Nomads. Nomads meet in Grimsargh on a Thursday evening.

    To get in touch, (...)

  • All three sections are very active in the village.

    Venue: Parochial Hall, Ribchester

    Beavers Monday Cubs Tuesday Scouts Tuesday

    Contact the section leader for more information regarding availability of places.

    Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets Scouts apart.

    (...)
  • A Gentle Journey provides practical, informational and emotional support for you and your family along every step of your journey through pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.

    Pregnancy should be a time when you can embrace the emotional and physical changes that you are experiencing without fear or anxiety. Your (...)

  • AAWAZ is a local registered charity; we work with women and families, with those people who are in most need.  The name AAWAZ mean Voice in Urdu and is the voice of Asian women across Lancashire and nationally.

    The charity’s work revolves around the principle of self-help, equipping women and (...)

  • Abbeyfield House provides care, comfort and companionship to older people in the heart of the Ribble Valley.  The home has a total of 40 rooms and includes a self-contained dementia unit.
  • Access Ability CIC provides support and services to disabled and deaf people, potential employers, their families and community members within the North West.

    Our projects provide a holistic approach to support, guidance and training through weekly job clubs and social groups within local accessible locations. We work in partnership with (...)

  • The Accrington & District Junior Football League was formed in 1958 and is sponsored by Sterling Properties.

    We currently have 152 teams playing in 10 leagues from under 7s through to u16s.

  • The Accrington Victoria Hospital is a community hospital providing in-patient services and a Minor Injuries Unit for the local population.

    The hospital also has access to dedicated specialist services such as Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Renal services together with a range of out-patient services.

  • Accrington & Rossendale College are dedicated to providing courses which are completely free for anyone who is unemployed, claiming a benefit and actively seeking work.

  • Action for ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) Is a charitable body for people affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders in East Lancashire.

    The organisation is based at the Autism Resource Centre, a specially designed facility in Harle Syke, Burnley, which houses our soft play centre, bouncy castle, activity area, games consoles, internet (...)

  • Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime.

    You can report a fraud to Action Fraud any time of the day or night using their online fraud reporting tool.

    Action (...)

  • Active Lancashire are one of 43 sub-regional sport partnerships operating across England. As a County Sport Partnership (CSP) we are funded by Sport England, by agencies to deliver specific projects on their behalf, by local government and by private sponsorship.

    County Sports Partnerships are an integral part of the Government’s drive (...)

  • ADHD North West is committed to providing a free unique support service to empower and improve the wellbeing of individuals and families affected by an Attention Deficit Disorder and associated conditions.

    We believe in making a difference by improving knowledge, increasing confidence, reducing isolation, and encouraging aspirations.

  • Adult Social Care is part of the Adult & Community Services Directorate of LCC.  It mainly offers support to older people 16+, people with physical disability or sensory impairment; people with a mental illness and people with a learning disability.

  • Advicenow is an independent, not-for-profit website, run by the charity Law for Life: the Foundation for Public Legal Education.

    It provides accurate information on rights and the law.

    We believe that everybody should have access to clear and effective guidance to help them deal with law-related issues.

  • Advocacy Focus provide advocacy support to people over the age of 18 who live in East Lancashire and have an issue with Health or Adult Social Care.

    Advocates support people at meetings in getting their views across to professionals and help people to understand what is being said to them. (...)

  • Age UK Lancashire provide an information and advice service for older people aged 65+ and their carers. The service is free of charge, confidential, independent and impartial.
  • This service provides enhanced support in a comforting environment focused on respect and dignity to encourage social interaction, inclusion in engaging and meaningful activities and to provide much needed respite during the day for families caring for individuals.
  • The Hospital Aftercare Service Supports older people following a hospital discharge, period of illness or injury. The service aims to help you regain your independence and provide low level practical and emotional support.
  • This valuable service gives up to 12 weeks tailored support for older veterans and their families, providing information and advice, practical support at home, access to social events and  opportunities to become more active.
  • Our shops are crucial to the work of our organisation. They help us raise much-needed cash which we can use to provide services which are not funded by other agencies. They are also a great place to find good quality clothes, books and other items and very reasonable prices and also provide (...)

  • We believe in making later life enjoyable and fulfilling. We promote health and wellbeing, provide information and advice, innovative and practical services and support.
  • The Hospital Aftercare Service supports older people following a hospital discharge or a period of illness or injury. They aim to help you regain your independence and provide low level practical and emotional support.

    The service can offer help to adults, if you are registered with a GP within East (...)

  • The duty of the Council is to deal with all matters within its boundaries and which come under its remit.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

    The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees (...)

  • Alston Lane Catholic Primary School is a single form entry school situated on the outskirts of Longridge, Preston. The school primarily caters for Roman Catholic children but children of all faiths and denominations are welcome.

    The school’s mission is … ‘To develop the whole child, leading them towards reaching their (...)

  • Alston Lodge is a stunning Georgian house in 2 acres of lovely grounds on the outskirts of Longridge in the beautiful Ribble Valley countryside. It was established in 1987 when the house was converted into a residential home providing the highest standards of care, comfort and support for the elderly.

    Seven (...)

  • Alzheimer’s Society is the UK ‘s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. We provide information and support to people with any form of dementia and their carers through our publications, National Dementia Helpline, website, and around 3,000 local services.

    We campaign for better quality (...)

  • The British Lung Foundation and Asthma UK are the 2 main respiratory charities in the UK . Both have useful websites packed with information, tips and guidance covering all aspects of living with a lung condition. They are a good place to start.
  • AWEsome – Singing for a Smile is a very special bespoke activity sessions to the community throughout Lancashire and bordering counties including carers and those they care for.

    The activities are based on singing together with percussion instruments, karaoke, memory boxes, dancing. exercise, crafts, games and complementary therapies.

    The people we (...)

  • Balderstone Band are a brass band that practice every Monday evening In Mellor village Hall near Blackburn.

    All new members are more then welcome, Membership is free.  Also anyone who wishes to learn how to play we offer free tuition and we are open to all ages male and female.

    (...)
  • As a church school everything Balderstone St Leonard’s CE Primary School do is firmly rooted in our Christian beliefs and values. We believe in providing a safe, nurturing environment, where every child can feel happy and be encouraged to believe in themselves.

    We are very proud of our small rural primary school. (...)

  • Our school and educational philosophy at Barnacre Road Primary School is all about the child. We aim to produce life long learners who grow up to be successful well rounded individuals ready to make a positive contribution to their community and wider society.

    We achieve this by recognising that each (...)

  • We are proud of the many achievements at Barrow Primary School, which have been the result of hard work by a very professional team of staff, and an equally determined and enthusiastic group of children.

    In our most recent Ofsted inspection (May 2013), we were again rated as an outstanding (...)

  • At Bayfields we all believe in one vision…

    “To determine the best solutions, for unique lifestyles, through complete and world class eye care.” We subscribe to this vision by truly believing that, as a company, we understand completely every single one of our eye care clients’ needs.

    We believe that (...)

  • Be Bosom Friends know that a cancer diagnosis can be an extremely emotional and difficult time not just for the person with the diagnosis but also for the family and friends around them.

    We regularly hear people say that they need help with practical issues such as finances and transport (...)

  • Beech Grove is situated in attractive surroundings close to the popular Edisford Bridge.  The home was originally built as a vicarage to serve St Paul's Church and has since been adapted into a residential care home with facilities to care for up to 32 clients.
  • Each of the Hospices serving East Lancashire provide a bereavement support service.  These services provide a confidential, safe space in which to work through their grief with a qualified bereavement support co-ordinator.
  • Berry Lane Medical Centre is based in Longridge near Preston and has been serving the local community since the 19th Century.

    The Medical Centre is contained in modern, purpose built premises in Berry Lane, Longridge, and provides medical care for approximately 10,000 patients from the surrounding areas of Longridge, Inglewhite, Chipping, (...)

  • Best 2 Know works in conjunction with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Contraception and Sexual Health Services (CaSH).

    Here you can find information about sexual health. This includes contraception, STIs, local services and the places you can get free condoms. Condoms are provided through our Wrapped condom scheme. CaSH provide (...)

  • Billington & Langho Community Centre is run by Billington & Langho Community Association. (BALCA)  New Members are always welcome.

    Billington & Langho Hall is available most weekends for a variety of uses; Socials, Dances, Exhibitions, Table Top Sales, Quiz Nights, Whist Drives, AGM’s to name a few.

    It may be just (...)

  • Parish Councils are the tier of Local Government closest to the people. The next tier of Local Government for Billington and Langho is Ribble Valley Borough Council and then Lancashire County Council.

    As it is the authority closest to the people, parish councils are invariably the first place people will go with concerns (...)

  • Blackburn and East Lancashire Model Railway Society is a model railway society based near Oswaldtwistle Mills. The group exists to promote and facilitate model railway engineering and holds an annual exhibition in Blackburn each October.

    Established in 1965, the Society held its first show in October of that year. Shows (...)

  • Blackburn Arts Club are an amateur dramatic society based in Blackburn, Lancashire.

    We present four productions each season from September/October to April/May at our theatre on Gibraltar Street in Blackburn.

    We have presented over 200 productions over the last 60 years ranging from plays by Shakespeare, Pantomimes, Musicals, Gilbert & (...)

  • At Bolton-By-Bowland, we aim to provide a secure, caring and stimulating environment in which children are encouraged to strive to do their best in all aspects of their development.

    We believe that courtesy, respect and concern for others are as important as high standards of achievement in academic work. To (...)

  • Hospice care is not just a building, it is a way of caring for people. Our care aims to improve the lives of people whose illness may not be curable. We help people to live as actively as possible after diagnosis to the end of their lives, however long that (...)

  • Boots is the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2,500* stores in the UK, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores, our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible.

  • Across the eastern half of Lancashire our 140 staff in our centres assist people move into work and into business every day!

    Our strong reputation and proven track record stems from our experience, expertise and success in helping individuals and communities achieve their goals.

    Bootstrap has a new range of (...)

  • A number of factors combine to make Bowland a unique school. Visitors to the school cannot fail to be impressed by the attitudes of our pupils. The friendly and supportive atmosphere in school is, to a large degree, due to the fundamental decency and good-natured approach of the overwhelming majority (...)

  • At Brabin’s Endowed School we aim to :-

    Create a warm and friendly environment for learning in which all are valued and supported. Promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of each child. Encourage individually and help all children to develop their self-respect, independence and integrity. Nurture the (...)
  • Do you know someone who is visually impaired who would like to learn Braille?

    Braille IT delivers free Braille classes – Braille IT offers accredited free tuition in Braille skills to blind or visually impaired, parents and carers at four centres around East Lancashire; Accrington, Blackburn, Burnley, Clitheroe, Chorley and (...)

  • Breathe Easy Clitheroe is your local support group for anyone with a lung condition, including carers, friends and family.

    Monthly meetings provide support and information through regular talks from guest speakers and mutual support from others affected by a lung condition.   Make new friends who know what you’re going through, (...)

  • The Breathe Programme from the Liverpool Chest and Heart Hospital is an open access website which anyone can visit. It consists of a series of videos covering a range of topics including the following categories; Patient family and friends, breathlessness, relaxation techniques, activity & exercise, self management.
  • The British Lung Foundation and Asthma UK are the 2 main respiratory charities in the UK . Both have useful websites packed with information, tips and guidance covering all aspects of living with a lung condition. They are a good place to start.
  • Burnley General Teaching Hospital provides a full range of hospital services.  This includes general and specialist medical and surgical services along with a full range of diagnostic (e.g. MRI, CT scanning) and support services.
  • Croston House is CancerHelp’s day care centre in Garstang.
  • Vine House is Cancer Help’s Day Care Centre In Preston.

    Cancer Help was formed by Margaret O’Donoghue in 1989. The charity was created to fill the gaps that existed in the health service’s treatment of cancer patients and their families. From humble beginnings in a church hall the charity now (...)

  • Carers Link Lancashire is an independent registered charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee whose aim is to support unpaid carers across the boroughs of East Lancashire.

    Carers Link Lancashire was founded in April 2014 from the previous organisation of Carers Link Hyndburn & Ribble Valley and the adult carers team (...)

  • Castleford is owned by Lancashire County Council and managed by Care Services. Care Services is the county council’s in-house provider of social care services to older people living in the community. This includes specialist help for people with dementia.
  • Inspire Integrated Substance Misuse Service offer a wide range of support for anyone worried about their own or somebody else’s substance/alcohol use. We offer advice and guidance to individuals and family members through rapid, open access assessment leading to support and treatment.
  • Champion Bowland is a charity which works to enhance the outstanding landscape of the Forest of Bowland AONB. It provides easily accessible small grants for local projects which benefit the environment, local communities and visitors.

  • Chatburn School was founded over 180 years ago and so has a long-standing history and high record of achievement. It is, above all, a village school serving the people of Chatburn and surrounding communities.

    The school has accommodation for approximately 100 pupils, making it small enough to be friendly but (...)

  • Chatburn Village Hall is situated on Downham road Chatburn approximately half way up on the left hand side. The hall was gifted to the village in 1948 with the parish council being the holding trustees. It is run by a separate committee who are the management trustees.

    The ground floor consists of (...)

  • Set in the picturesque Lancashire village of Chipping, the Memorial Hall was opened on the 14th November 1999 by Mr Jack Berry MBE. It is a community owned facility that is available for hire for a wide range of events. It offers a spacious reception area, three function rooms of (...)

  • Always on the lookout for new members. Beginners and more experienced players always welcome on Tuesday nights between 8 and 10pm. £1.50 per night (racquets provided.)

  • Chipping Children’s Community Alliance (CCCA) is a registered charity providing quality childcare and education to children from the ages of 2-11 years. We operate from a fantastic purpose built facility in the rural Lancashire village of Chipping.

    The CCCA is managed by an elected committee of parents and local community (...)

  • We are a church made up of imperfect people following a perfect God. We are a group of all ages, from babies to octogenarians, and from all walks of life.

    We are headed up by our part-time Pastor Andy Lund, and he is supported by a team of nine Deacons. (...)

  • Chipping is a village situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Ribble Valley.  Chipping Local History Society brings together people who are interested in the history of the village and the surrounding area. The members have a wide range of interests and we have a varied and interesting (...)

  • A local charity that offers free, impartial & confidential information and advice on the problems that people face including debt, welfare benefits, housing, employment, utilities, consumer and relationships.
  • We are a contemporary, innovative dental practice located in Whalley, the heart of the Ribble Valley.

    We offer quality, state of the art dentistry for the whole family at affordable prices and we provide all aspects of general dental care from a routine check up to a full smile makeover (...)

  • We are a group of people from the Ribble Valley and its surrounding areas who all have the same aim: to become better public speakers. Some of us are looking to further our careers, some are self-employed, some are retired, but all of us are looking for an enjoyable evening (...)

  • Providing every opportunity possible to ensure that each person has every chance of achieving their full potential.

    Here at Brookside we strive to attain excellence in a happy, caring, secure and dynamic community, where all are encouraged to fulfil the school aim which is to provide every opportunity possible to (...)

  • Clitheroe Canoe Club is an active and family orientated canoe club. Based just outside Chatburn, Clitheroe on Sawley Road we meet most Saturdays between 12:00 and 16:30 run coaching sessions on our own lake from April through to the first frost. When it turns cold we run courses in the pool January – March. In the long evenings of the (...)

  • The new state-of-the-art £7.8 million building gives the residents of Clitheroe and surrounding areas a hospital fit for the 21st Century.
  • At Clitheroe Country Market you’ll find high quality home-grown, home-made and hand-crafted items.  These are produced by our local producers and sold cooperatively at the weekly market.

    We opened in August 1969, so are proud to have been a part of Clitheroe life for over 40 years. Our markets have a (...)

  • Clitheroe Cricket Club is a thriving local community sports club, whose 9 girls & boys junior teams and 4 senior teams, thriving social section and fund-raising efforts have led to us becoming one of the most successful clubs in the region.

    We also have a bar and function room (accommodating (...)

  • Find news, events and activities affecting Scouting within Clitheroe, the Ribble Valley and the surrounding villages.

    Scouting is very much alive and growing within Clitheroe District. We are now made up of 4 Groups within Clitheroe, 7 in the surrounding villages, 2 Explorer Units for Scouts aged 14–18 and a (...)

  • We are a SWIM 21 accredited, ASA affiliated Swimming Club with 180 members

    Dolphins are based at Ribblesdale Swimming Pool, Edisford Road, Clitheroe with some training at other local pools.

    Our aim is to train and develop emotionally mature, competitive swimmers who can compete at the maximum level of their (...)

  • We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working (...)

  • Non league, family-friendly football club formed in 1877. Currently playing in the Evo-Stik First Division North.

  • The new state-of-the-art £7.8 million building gives the residents of Clitheroe and surrounding areas a hospital fit for the 21st Century.

    The new building has a 32-bedded inpatient ward on the first floor and outpatient clinics and other services on the ground floor, including:

    a restaurant for visitors. Water fountain (...)
  • Services available:

    Public computers Local studies collection Public WiFi Public toilet Scanner Printing and photocopying Access and parking

    Level access is on York street at the side of the library. On-street restricted parking (2 hours) outside library.

  • Clitheroe Methodist Circuit are a part of the Lancashire Methodist District, and have five churches within our Circuit, which are situated in the beautiful Ribble Valley area of Lancashire, stretching from Whalley to Paythorne, with Trinity Clitheroe, Waddington and Chatburn located in between.

  • We are a society whose aim is to provide live entertainment in Clitheroe and enjoy ourselves in the process. We have two regular productions during the year which are a Musical in February and a Play in October.

    The Society operates under the umbrella of Clitheroe Parish Church but we (...)

  • Our school motto, ‘We learn together and support each other’, was chosen by all members of our school community and sums up what Pendle Primary School is all about.

    We pride ourselves on encouraging a caring atmosphere where each child can develop their own talents and abilities , achieving their (...)

  • Clitheroe Pop Choir was founded in 2010 by Susan Sykora. We are a community choir who perform pop, rock and dance songs.

  • Since our foundation in 1554 our school has provided a centre of excellence, offering superb teaching and learning opportunities. We have a very strong academic record and are one of the country’s highest achieving schools. Students benefit greatly from outstanding teaching, exceptional pastoral care and first-class facilities.

    We combine the (...)

  • Clitheroe Rugby Club are a local community rugby club in the heart of the Ribble Valley providing rugby for juniors and seniors.  They also have a function space available for hire.

  • St Mary Magdalene (Clitheroe) Scout Group is one of the oldest Scout troops in Clitheroe with Beaver, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers sections.

  • We believe that through adventure we challenge individuals so that they learn and experience new things that enrich their lives.

    The Aim of the Association is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members (...)

  • We believe that through adventure we challenge individuals so that they learn and experience new things that enrich their lives.

    The Aim of the Association is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members (...)

  • For anyone who is, was or wants to be a member of Clitheroe Tennis club!

    Club nights are Monday and Thursday why not come down for a friendly game? We also have several teams which play competitively in local tennis leagues

  • We are a friendly church based in the centre of Clitheroe.

    Our congregation has a wide age range with lots of fun activities in junior church as part of the Sunday Service.

    There are various clubs and activities for all ages taking place in our church throughout the week.

  • Formed in 1992 from players moving up from the cubs teams in the area, initially comprising just two teams at U10 and U12 level playing in the Accrington Boys League and the Burnley Youth respectively, the club has grown over the years reaching its peak in the 2000-01 season with (...)

  • Community Connectors are here for you when you need help and support with daily life. Community Connectors based in the voluntary sector work with the NHS, Community groups and voluntary organisations and are local experts on what’s happening in your area.
  • Community Restart is a modern, forward thinking service that has co-production with service users at its heart. It is dedicated to improving quality of life, promoting opportunities and improving the outcome for people across Lancashire.

    Community Restart works in partnership with people who access the service, carers, mental health specialists, (...)

  • The Connecting Our Community Directory website provides community information to local people.

    It provides information about organisations and how to access their services. You will also find recent news about them and the events they are arranging.  Where organisations have opportunities available you will see this highlighted and linked to on (...)

  • At Cramond House we pride ourselves in providing a wide range of quality dental services, in a calm and comfortable environment.

    New dental techniques and materials are continually being introduced. At Cramond House we strive to keep pace with the latest technology for the benefit of all our patients.

    You (...)

  • We are an independent charity helping law enforcement to locate criminals and help solve crimes.

    We have an anonymous 24/7 phone number, 0800 555 111, that people can call to pass on information about crime; alternatively people can send us information anonymously via our Giving Information Form.

    You don’t have (...)

  • Ribble Valley Crossroads Care is a charity which has been providing specialist support to carers in their own homes, giving carers time for themselves, for over 28 years. In the last decade, we have also become widely respected for delivering high-quality personal care to any individual, whether they live by (...)

  • Cruse Bereavement Care’s vision is that all bereaved people have somewhere to turn when someone dies. Our Areas and Branches offer free and confidential services provided by trained volunteers.

  • Ribble Valley DAA in Lancashire has been working hard for a number of years to help the local community become more dementia friendly via the commitment and action of local individuals and organisations.

    The alliance registered in early 2016 with a firm community focus and welcomes new member organisations from (...)

  • Dementia Connect is a specialist, personalised service provided by Alzheimer’s Society in Pennine Lancashire.

    You can be referred by your GP, health professional or you can self-refer. We can talk to you and your family or carer about your individual needs and provide you with information relevant to you.

    We (...)

  • At Derian House we feel privileged to be counted as the friends of the many families we have cared for and supported since the hospice opened, as well as those to whom we continue to offer ongoing support. We know there will be countless others in the future who will (...)

  • We’re furthering the rights of Disabled people across the North West.

    We are a community group of disabled people providing a range of support services to enable other disabled people to live independently and be active in their local community. Disability Equality is a user led disabled people’s organisation, that (...)

  • We are a private group of friends meeting to share art and craft techniques. We enjoy practising a number of different skills, such as enamelling, textile art, jewellery making, felt pictures, sewing and knitting. Art and craft is a creative outlet that we all enjoy and we help and inspire (...)

  • Children and adults with Down’s syndrome are all unique individuals with their own personalities, family backgrounds and preferences that make them who they are.

    The Downs Syndrome Association provide answers to questions that we are often asked about Down’s syndrome. This information will help you to separate the facts from (...)

  • We are a friendly, modern practice with dental centres in Longridge and Blackburn. We take great pride in providing gentle, high quality dental treatment, and want you to have a pleasant, comfortable experience when you visit us.

    Our dentists offer a wide range of routine and cosmetic dental services.

  • The Drystone Walling Association of Great Britain (Mid Lancs) aims to teach and practice the art of dry stone walling in the countryside.

  • Wax is an important and natural secretion found in the ear. It keeps the ear canal lubricated and protects the ear against dust, dirt and bacteria, which helps to prevent infection.
  • The East Lancashire Bat Group is dedicated to the conservation of bats in the boroughs of Blackburn with Darwen, Ribble Valley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Burnley, and Rossendale that make up Pennine Lancashire.

    Our membership is open to all with an interest in bats.

    We aim to help to conserve bats, their (...)
  • The Campaign for Real Ale is a voluntary organisation consisting of over 180,000 ordinary people, run by an unpaid, elected national executive and backed by a small core of professional executives. It speaks for people everywhere by fighting to save pubs and breweries from closure, attempting to improve quality and (...)

  • Our aim is to provide support to new parents and give them opportunities to meet other families living with Down’s Syndrome.

    We are a great source of local and general information regarding Down’s Syndrome and we hope to raise awareness and understanding in the local community.

    We hold monthly meetings (...)

  • East Lancashire Hospice consists of many different services which are available to people with life-limiting illnesses.

    There is no set pattern or plan for our patients,  each person is assessed and a plan is put together with their health and wellbeing at the centre of all we do.

  • East Lancashire People First is a registered Charity. It was founded by a small group of individuals with learning disabilities, supported by a number of individuals who had no learning disability but were supportive of the aims and objectives of the group.

  • We are a group of local people who know about prostate cancer. We are a friendly organisation dedicated to offering support to men who have had or who are experiencing the effects of this potentially life threatening disease.

    The East Lancs Prostate Cancer Support Group offers a place for free (...)

  • Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets Scouts apart.

    Through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives.

    From camping and hiking to surfing and paragliding, there are hundreds (...)

  • If you or someone you care about has had a stroke, our service can provide advice and support to help stroke recovery. We’ll work with you and people you care about to identify your support needs and plan how these will be met, enabling you to make the best possible (...)

  • As a CCG we commission (buy) local health services for Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Ribble Valley (excluding Longridge) and Rossendale. We receive a budget from the Department of Health to plan and pay for most local NHS services. This includes commissioning planned hospital care, rehabilitative care, urgent and emergency care, most (...)

  • East Lancashire Deaf Society is a non-profit charity, based in Blackburn, which provides support to different deaf groups across Lancashire.

    We understand the diverse range of communication needs of deaf British Sign Language BSL users, deafblind people, hard of hearing people and those who have lost their hearing later in (...)

  • The East Lancs Patient Voices Group (PVG) was established in 2011 and has 12 elected members and an "e-membership." of patients from across Pennine Lancashire.
  • Our aim is good dental health for you and your family through preventative dentistry.

    That means giving you regular dental advice and helping you to care for your teeth yourself to reduce the need for treatment.

    With an Experienced team providing quality care, our dentists have completed prestigious examinations and (...)

  • Elms House supports up to six people with learning disabilities. The home is a large terraced house situated close to shops, buses and the local facilities of Clitheroe.
  • This service will assess any patients contacting them through a series of triage questions and will be either booked into an appointment or signposted to a more appropriate service. For patients requiring a dental practice that is currently accepting NHS
  • This service will assess any patient that contacts it through a series of triage questions and either booked into an appointment or signposted to a more appropriate service.
  • We offer 24 people who have experienced homelessness, accommodation and meaningful work in one of our social enterprises.

    Emmaus Burnley covers the whole of Pennine Lancashire including Burnley, Rossendale, Hyndburn, Pendle, Blackburn with Darwen and Ribble Valley.

  • The England IMLT investigates and prosecutes illegal money lenders while supporting those who have borrowed money from a loan shark. Illegal Money Lending Teams in Scotland and Wales ensure the entire UK is working to stop loan sharks.

    Each team is comprised of specialist investigators and Liaise Officers who have (...)

  • The Family Health & Wellbeing Consortium is a membership organisation providing a structure to support partnership and multi-agency working across members to deliver commissioned and grant funded services throughout Lancashire and the North West.

    Ultimately the work of the Consortium benefits children, families and adults of all ages in the local (...)

  • FareShare FoodCloud is a scheme which helps charities and community groups access the free, unsold, surplus food from a day’s sales at your local Tesco supermarket.

    Using the simple mobile technology FoodCloud, we have already helped over 6,000 UK charity groups to access hundreds of tonnes of fresh, good quality, (...)

  • First Choice Credit Union exists to help local people to save and provides affordable and responsible loans. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works within our common bond area. Our common bond is Rossendale, Hyndburn, Preston, Ribble Valley and the Parliamentary Constituency of Bury North.

    To become a (...)

  • Gisburn Festival Hall provides social, leisure, recreational and other facilities to enhance the lives of all the people of the Parish of Gisburn.

    The hall relies on grants, donations and fundraising events for the upkeep of the facilities.

    Find out all the latest news of events at Gisburn Festival Hall (...)

  • We are proud of our school and the children’s academic and personal achievements.

    We care well for all our pupils and ensure they enjoy learning in a happy, safe and secure environment.

    We want our children to achieve the highest standards and we work hard to ensure they reach their (...)

  • At Grindleton, we aim to provide a secure, caring and stimulating environment in which children are encouraged to strive to do their best in all aspects of their development.

    We believe that courtesy, respect and concern for others are as important as high standards of achievement in academic work.  To (...)

  • Grindleton FC are an amateur football club in Grindleton, Lancashire.

    Grindleton Football Club was formed in the mid 1960’s following amalgamation of two local pub sides. After many seasons in the Clitheroe League, the Club migrated to the Craven & District League and are now members of the ELFL.

  • The Pavilion is an outstanding facility for the village and wider community. It is available to book for public and private events. It has a large hall with lovely views over Pendle Hill.

    There is direct access to the secure children’s play area directly from the hall. A well stocked (...)

  • The community charity with a green heart.

    We’re passionate about creating a future where everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and where everyone can reach their potential.

    Groundwork MSSTT helps to change places and change lives across parts of Greater (...)

  • HARV Domestic Violence Team provides services that identify, support and protect adults, children and families living with violence, exploitation and/or abuse. They provide confidential services based around the needs of the individuals at risk.

    At HARV we provide professional and quality support and services to women and children experiencing domestic (...)

  • Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria is one of 44 STP footprints that have been established across England to deliver the NHS Five Year Forward View vision of better health, better patient care and improved NHS efficiency.

    It represents 33 NHS and local council organisations, along with third sector partners, and (...)

  • Healthier living is a free, confidential and professional non-clinical HIV support service

    Healthier Living aims to provide HIV specialist advice, support and information to all residents of Lancashire living with HIV or affected by HIV. The service aims to enable each person to manage their diagnosis and to reach their (...)

  • Healthwatch Lancashire is the public voice on health and social care in the county with the role to listen and the power to significantly influence change within the health and social care system.

    When it comes to health and social care, we all want the best services we can get. Now, (...)

  • Helping Hands is a small friendly group for people that suffer with anxiety.

    The group started 2 years ago and meet every Friday morning 10:30 until 12:00 at the Community Room at Clitheroe fire station.

    They are open to anyone who would like make new friends and be with like-minded (...)

  • High Brake House Residential and Dementia Care Home in Clitheroe, Lancashire has been run by Brierley Care for the last 10 years. Our family run home is situated in the picturesque Ribble Valley.
  • Hillside Specialist School is a Specialist School for Communication and Interaction in Lancashire for students aged three to nineteen years with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    Pupils take part in a wide ranging personalised curriculum. At Hillside Specialist School we have built an eclectic approach to pupils learning, taking into account current (...)

  • Home-Start offers a unique service. We recruit and train volunteers, who are usually parents themselves, to visit families at home and offer them informal, friendly and confidential support.

    The families we help have at least one child under 13. We support parents as they grow in confidence, strengthen their relationship (...)

  • Homewise is the local Home Improvement Agency for Hyndburn and Ribble Valley and has been operating since 1987.

    Homewise is a charitable organisation that provides services to local communities by providing a comprehensive, impartial help and advice service on all aspects of home adaptations, repairs and maintenance with additional schemes (...)

  • Homewise is a non profit making organisation that offers free advice and support to help people living with Dementia stay safe in their home.

    The Memory Matters Project is funded through the CCG and covers East Lancashire. They regularly assess people that live in Rossendale and surrounding areas in order to adapt homes and (...)

  • Make the world a little friendlier! Spend a day or a weekend with an adult international student, learning about their culture, showing them your local area and inviting them to experience your own home life.

    Volunteer hosts invite students to visit for a day so the student can experience ‘real’ (...)

  • Hurst Green Memorial Hall (Also known as Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley Memorial Hall) is a fantastic venue for parties, meeting and Village events. It is supported only by donations and fund raising.

    It is a large, spacious hall with sprung floor perfect for weddings, large and small events.  It has (...)

  • Promoting, understanding and respect through equality and diversity in our community.

    Hyndburn Cultural Association had been commissioned by Hyndburn Community Empowerment Network (HCEN) to develop and establish a Black and Minority Ethnic Forum (BMEF).

  • Hyndburn and Ribble Valley CVS was set up in 1998 and is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. We are part of a local and national network of over 200 CVSs.

    We are members of the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA), National Council for (...)

  • Hyndburn parkrun is a free weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Wilson Playing Fields, Woodland Drive, Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 5SD. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever (...)

  • Find out what’s really happening in your area – receive regular crime updates, information on road closures and learn about what your local neighbourhood policing team is doing.

    In The Know is the free messaging service brought to you by Lancashire Police where you decide when and how you are (...)

  • KELFF became a group in 2014 and meet monthly in Burnley.

    Their aim is to inform about the unconventional oil and gas industry which could be about to start with the permission of our Government, in spite of the Paris agreement regarding climate change.

    We have found that there is (...)

  • Monday lunchtime badminton group.

    Monday 1.00pm – 2.30pm. Lower Hall, St Mary’s Centre.

     

  • Lancashire Adult Learning provide learning for adults throughout Lancashire.

    Most people know about the courses we offer on the public programme – they include Languages, ICT, Visual and Performing Arts, Health and Well-being, Access to Higher Education, English and Maths – and other areas of work too.

    Not so many (...)

  • We work through personal contact with over 40 affiliated clubs throughout Lancashire, who have over 20,000 members aged between 8 and 21 years.

    Our aim is to assist and support these clubs in providing a safe and exciting place for young people in which they can participate in a range (...)

  • We are a group member of the Badger Trust. Here are some of the things we do:

    We provide information and education about badgers to members of the public in the form of leaflets, and through our website and social media. We also provide talks to schools and community groups (...)
  • Lancashire BME Network (LBN) is a recently formed entity, resulting from the merging of Lancashire Womens Network (LWN) and Lancashire BME Pact (Pact) in 2014.

    Having worked closely over their respective histories on a number of programmes and initiatives, the boards and members of each felt it appropriate to formally (...)

  • Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.4million people. The services provided include community services such as health visiting, podiatry, sexual health and dentistry as well as inpatient and community mental health services. The Trust covers the whole of the county and (...)

  • Children’s University is a charity that works in partnership with schools to develop a love of learning in children.

    We do this by encouraging and celebrating participation in extra-curricular activities in and outside of school. The impact of these activities is proven to be positive which is why we’re committed (...)

  • Founded in 1839, Lancashire Constabulary covers some 2,000 square miles. The county has a population of nearly 1.5 million with a rich diversity of communities, all with specific policing needs.

    The Constabulary is split into three divisions, West, South and East and our Headquarters is based in Hutton, Preston with (...)

  • The county council exists to serve everyone who lives or works in Lancashire, helping people to be healthy, happy and enjoy a good quality of life. We’re also here to protect the most vulnerable members of our communities who need some extra support.

    Some of our services are very visible (...)

  • The Lancashire Emotional Health in Schools Service delivers training and support to Lancashire high schools to help them feel more skilled and confident in identifying, understanding and managing children’s mental health difficulties.

    We are a small team of experienced clinical psychologists who work with schools to increase their knowledge and (...)

  • Formed in 1973 as the Rossendale Society for Genealogy and Heraldry (Lancashire), the Society now has twelve branches in Lancashire, together with one in London where members meet regularly. The society also has a worldwide community of family historians with roots in Lancashire. Please check out the benefits of membership (...)

  • The Branch was established in July 1996 and normally meets six times a year on Saturday Afternoons per events calendar – 1 pm to 4.30 pm.

  • Led by young people, for young people, Young Farmers Clubs are voluntary organisations providing anyone aged 10 to 26 with opportunities to meet lifelong friends, learn new skills, and make a difference to their local community.

  • Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service – Clitheroe provides fire and rescue services on behalf of the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority to the people living or working in Lancashire.

    Covering just over 3,000 square kilometres and growing ever more culturally diverse, Lancashire is a county of real contrasts: from urban conurbations (...)

  • There’s no such thing as a typical day for a fire and rescue service. We never really know what we could be dealing with when the alert sounds. But from chemical spills to house fires; road traffic collisions to rescuing trapped animals; you can be sure we’ll do our best (...)

  • Lancashire LGBT are a registered charity working across Lancashire (including Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool) for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGB and/or T) people, with the aim of supporting LGB and/or T people in Lancashire to be happier, healthier and well connected.

    Their vision is to ensure Lancashire is (...)

  • The Lancashire Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Lancashire County Council.

    We provide information about services across the county for families of children with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND), covering areas including health and social care, education, early years, finance, transport, leisure activities and (...)

  • We are more than a mental health charity.  We’re a passionate movement leading the mental wellbeing revolution in Lancashire.

    Our vision is Mental Wellbeing for All and with your help we can stop misconceptions about mental health, develop resilience in people from an early age and work with communities to (...)

  • The Safe Trader Scheme is operated by Lancashire County Council Trading Standards Service and its aim is to assist residents of Lancashire to find reputable traders for property repairs, home improvements, gardening services, mobility aids and other services around the home.

    Whilst Lancashire County Council Trading Standards do not approve (...)

  • We help veterans and service personnel, and their families, in the local community and we rely on public donations to continue our work.

    Our commitment is to provide support with experienced, non-judgemental and friendly advice, as well as a variety of practical services which cover a range of social, family (...)

  • The Lancashire User Forum was originally set up in 2006 and is a county wide group for individuals, family, friends and carers who have been affected by addiction.

    In its infancy it was made up of a handful of service users supporting each other. Now the LUF is made up (...)

  • If you have been a victim of crime, whether recently or in the past, we are here to help. We provide emotional support, information and practical help, regardless of whether you have reported the crime to the police. All of our services are free and confidential.

    Lancashire Victim Services has been established (...)

  • The Lancashire Volunteer Partnership was established in 2016 between public services who wanted to provide one gateway into public service volunteering.

    Our aim is to make volunteering for public services rewarding and to provide opportunities for people to make a real difference in their local communities.

    By bringing these opportunities (...)

  • The Lancashire Wellbeing Service is a targeted service provided across Lancashire, aiming to support adults (18 years plus), families and carers who are understood to have long term health conditions, low level emotional health and with lifestyle or social issues. The service predominantly works with people at high or moderate (...)

  • The Lancashire Wellbeing Service is a targeted service provided across the twelve districts of Lancashire and aims to support adults (18 years plus), families and carers deemed to have (either by professional or self-analysis) multiple long term health conditions, low level emotional health and with lifestyle or social issues.
  • The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside is your local branch of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust charity, working to protect wildlife and nature for the future.

    We are a key voice for nature, both locally and nationally. We manage reserves, deliver specialist projects and have a people and (...)

  • Our vision is that women, and their families, in the communities we serve are able to achieve their potential, develop their assets and skills and live safe, healthy and prosperous lives.

    Our mission is to provide high quality, integrated health and social care services in Cumbria and Lancashire to women (...)

  • Our vision is that women, and their families, in the communities we serve are able to achieve their potential, develop their assets and skills and live safe, healthy and prosperous lives.

    Our mission is to provide high quality, integrated health and social care services in Cumbria and Lancashire to women (...)

  • Our vision is that women, and their families, in the communities we serve are able to achieve their potential, develop their assets and skills and live safe, healthy and prosperous lives.

    Our mission is to provide high quality, integrated health and social care services in Cumbria and Lancashire to women (...)

  • Our school is a Church of England Primary School, welcoming forty children into each year group. We are situated on Whalley Road in Langho and serve the local villages of Langho, Billington and Brockhall. The school was founded in 1873 and the Christian principles on which it was founded are (...)

  • Your local Numark pharmacy offers a range of services to help you. From advice about medicines and ailments, to helping you quit smoking or manage your diabetes – your pharmacist does much more than just dispense prescriptions.

    Remember, the most important service your local Numark pharmacy can offer is advice (...)

  • Lankin-Fa Ju-jitsu is one of the towns’ longest running clubs, which has been going for nearly 30 years! The style is heavily based in real self-defence, but it is not a sport!

    Sensei’s Dave Heaton and Lee Watson are both 3rd Dan instructors and we have a large member base. (...)

  • Lauren’s Place was born in June 2014 after the tragic and public death of Lauren Johnson, aged 17, from Oswaldtwistle, who took her own life by falling from the highest point of Accrington Arndale Centre.

    Lauren was known to have had mental health issues and was failed by the gap (...)

  • Whether you’ve always wanted to learn to dance, you’re planning a cruise, getting married, just want to polish your style, add some new steps or simply want to practise, socialise and put what you know into action, then Let’s Dance is the place for you.

    We are committed to delivering (...)

  • Founded in 2010, we began with a small class in Burnley and now offer more than 12 classes per week across East Lancashire, including our exclusive Lighthouse Aqua Tai

    The gentle art of Tai chi is great for all ages & levels of physical fitness. Tai chi is recommended by (...)

  • “The Lloyds Pharmacy Prescription Delivery Service will help you save the time and hassle of getting to your local pharmacy, or GP surgery, for your repeat prescription medicines.

    “You can also set up an account for someone else if you are their family member, guardian, or carer. This service uses (...)

  • “The Lloyds Pharmacy Prescription Delivery Service will help you save the time and hassle of getting to your local pharmacy, or GP surgery, for your repeat prescription medicines.

    “You can also set up an account for someone else if you are their family member, guardian, or carer. This service uses (...)

  • “The Lloyds Pharmacy Prescription Delivery Service will help you save the time and hassle of getting to your local pharmacy, or GP surgery, for your repeat prescription medicines.

    “You can also set up an account for someone else if you are their family member, guardian, or carer. This service uses (...)

  • We are a Church of England school with a distinctive Christian ethos and have a close working relationship with both church and community. We provide a happy, safe and stimulating environment where all children can develop to the best of their ability.

  • We are a thriving cricket club in the heart of the Ribble Valley.

  • Longridge Hall & Lodge is found in the heart of the strong and close community of the town of Longridge, just eight miles from Preston. Two purpose-built care homes sit together on the site, providing 24hr residential care for 30 residents in the Hall and round the clock specialist dementia support for (...)

  • We are passionate in the belief that every young person deserves an outstanding education, and we prepare every young person for life through a consistent approach to excellent behaviour, good manners and hard work, embodied in our school’s core values: ‘Respect, Learn, Grow, Together’.

    These values underpin all aspects (...)

  • Services available here

    Public computers Local studies collection Public WiFi Public toilet Scanner Hot drinks vending machine Printing and photocopying Plasma screen Baby changing WiFi Printing Access and parking

    There is a car park at the library as well as a bicycle park.

    The library has a ramp for easy (...)

  • St Wilfrid’s School has existed since 1871 and is a Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided School for children of statutory primary school age.

    Our School is Christ centred.

    We are supported by the parish and Diocesan community in order to help parents in the education and formation of their children in (...)

  • The council meets in the Station Building on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

    Members of the public are very welcome to attend and if they wish to speak they are able to do so only in Public Participation and then allowed 3 minutes relevant to any item (...)

  • Longridge U3A was formed in April 2014 and now has over 120 members and 19 groups.

    We are a branch of the University of the Third Age Movement which nationally has over 300,000 members. We welcome retired and semi-retired people from Longridge and the surrounding villages who wish to meet (...)

  • Longworth House care home was lovingly converted from a family home in 1988 into a residential Care Home for the elderly and remains to this day owned and managed by the family.

    The house has been renovated to provide a “Home from Home” environment for 28 residents. Set in it’s (...)

  • Low vision (visual impairment) is when your sight can’t be corrected with glasses or contact lenses, or by any medical or surgical treatment. Low vision is more common in older people. The most common cause is age related macular degeneration (AMD).
  • Clitheroe's favourite home from home is a large detached residence in the heart of the Ribble Valley. With ample parking, beautifully secluded and landscaped gardens, it is the perfect retreat for your loved ones when the time comes.  
  • The ‘Move More’ project helps people with cancer across East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen to become more active. Their exercise specialists will help you find effective and safe ways to be active and stay active, no matter where you are on your cancer journey.

    They provide support including:

    One (...)
  • Situated in the tranquil village of Chatburn, near Clitheroe, The Manor House and its team of committed, caring staff offer day care, respite, residential, nursing and palliative care in a supportive, stimulating environment, promoting dignity, independence and happiness.

  • We are a family based Opticians that has over 50 years of knowledge. Here at Martin Berry Opticians we pride ourselves on offering excellent customer service and a fantastic range of glasses with exceptional lens choices.

    All our years of experience means that we are dedicated to giving professional eyecare. (...)

  • Services available here:

    Public computers Local studies collection Public WiFi Access and parking

    There is a small car park available at the library.

    There is a ramp entrance to the library for easy access.

  • Your local Numark pharmacy offers a range of services to help you. From advice about medicines and ailments, to helping you quit smoking or manage your diabetes – your pharmacist does much more than just dispense prescriptions.

    Remember, the most important service your local Numark pharmacy can offer is advice (...)

  • At Mellor St Mary, Church of England Primary School, we aim to provide a safe, happy Christian environment with a high quality of care to all of our members.

    The Christian faith and its teachings will be the basis for every aspect of life at our school. This school is (...)

  • This service is available to people with new or very recent minor eye problems to get the help that they need quickly and easily closer to home. Under this scheme, any patient can self-present with a minor eye condition to an optometrist who provides this service.
  • Moorland is a non-selective, co-educational school which teaches a combination of ‘Day Students’ within the Lancashire area and ‘Boarding Students’ from across the UK and overseas.

    Our student intake has always been broad since we offer more than simply academic excellence.

    Our main admissions criteria centre on favourable school reports, (...)

  • Exercise helps all lung conditions. Whenever we start to exercise , even if its a gentle walk , the little hairs which line our lungs start to get more active as well, so they are able to help clean out the lungs faster. Any kind of exercise is useful.
  • My Lungs My Life is a website made by NHS Scotland.  The homepage has buttons that take you to asthma, COPD or “My Child has Asthma” Please take a look around their site.
  • The myCOPD website includes a range of videos and guides that can help you to live well with COPD. Inhaler Technique, relaxation for breathlessness, pollen forecasts and sputum clearance exercises are just a small selection of the areas covered with myCOPD.
  • Neighbourhood Watch (in some areas known as Home Watch), is one of the biggest and most successful crime prevention schemes in the UK.

    Our mission is to improve community life by listening to and supporting our grassroots members, co-ordinating national activities on their behalf, supporting regional co-ordination and representing the (...)

  • Nest Lancashire has been set up to support young people aged 10 to 18 who have been affected by crime or subjected to bullying, threats or harassment. You can talk to us in confidence and all of our services are free of charge. Our aim is to help you recover (...)

  • NHS Choices was launched in 2007 and is the official website of the National Health Service in England. With over 48 million visits per month, we have become the UK’s biggest health website accounting for a quarter of all health-related web traffic. We strive to be a world-leading, multi-channel service (...)

  • Your North West Air Ambulance Charity takes advanced healthcare to scene; reaching, treating and transferring patients to definitive care as quickly as possible and working collaboratively with our partners to ensure they are transferred to the best treatment centre thus improving chances of survival and reducing the risk of long (...)

  • North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust provides 24 hour, 365 days a year accident and emergency services to those in need of emergency medical treatment and transport.

    Our highly skilled staff provide life-saving care to patients in the community and take people to hospital or a place of care if (...)

  • We seek to develop spiritual awareness; to encourage a sense of self-worth; challenge students to achieve; instil mutual respect and understanding, and teach the value of service to others.

    We believe that being part of a Family brings us so many benefits and opportunities. We encourage respect, honesty and a (...)

  • Out & Proud in East Lancashire is a voluntary social and peer support group for those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*(LGBT).

  • PAPYRUS prevention of young suicide are a national UK charity working to prevent suicide in young people.

    The PAPYRUS national confidential help line – HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 – gives support and practical advice to young people worried about themselves and to anyone else concerned that a young person they (...)

  • We offer information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers.

    We meet on alternate months for a bring and share lunch. Join us – and meet other people affected by Parkinson’s in your area.

  • The North West Ambulance Service undertakes approximately 1.2 million non-emergency journeys every year.  We provide Patient Transport Services in Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cumbria and we have four Contact and Control centres in Preston, Carlisle, Oldham and Chester.

    We employ approximately 800 staff, 150 call takers, controllers and planners, (...)

  • Pendle Community Hospital in Nelson provides in-patient intermediate care and medical beds.  The hospital comprises of three wards each accommodating up to 24 patients.
  • The Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership is led by the Forest of Bowland AONB, but will involve working with other local partners.

    The partnership aims to: restore, enhance and conserve the heritage and landscape of Pendle Hill; Reconnect people with their past and their landscape; bring the two sides of the (...)

  • Pendleside Medical Practice provides primary care for Clitheroe and surrounding areas.

  • Pennine Community Credit Union has three branches that are conveniently located in town centre premises in Nelson, Colne and Burnley.

    If you would like to discuss opening a savings account, or affordable borrowing with one of our highly trained members of staff in a private and confidential environment then you are (...)

  • Pennine Lancashire Community Farm is small registered charity working across the boroughs of Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale and Ribble Valley in the area of Pennine Lancashire. Our work takes place in a variety of outdoor settings which include: community gardens, woodlands, working farms and public parks.

    As a charity we have (...)

  • Pennine Prospects is a unique rural regeneration company created in 2005 as a champion for the South Pennines, the dramatic upland landscape that stands prominently above the urban centres of Greater Manchester, the Lancashire valleys and West Yorkshire. It is an award-winning partnership organisation that has attracted over £5million of (...)

  • Clive Grunshaw is the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire.

    “As your Police and Crime Commissioner it is my job to ensure that the policing needs of Lancashire communities are met as effectively as possible. I aim to bring communities closer to the police, build confidence in the system and restore (...)

  • Read CC was founded in 1878 and a founder member of the Ribblesdale Cricket League in Lancashire. We have played in the Ribblesdale Cricket League ever since!

    2013 saw new Changing facilities at Read CC, including an improved clubhouse for our Crown Green Bowling Club. Our major funders are displayed (...)

  • Our school is a caring, friendly, and welcoming village church school nestling in the Ribble Valley, which attracts children from a wide area and where every child is important.

    We value each member of the school community and work to encourage the potential of all. We like to celebrate achievement (...)

  • As well as being Award-Winning Recyclers, we act as a safety net for vulnerable and marginalised people. We offer accommodation, education, training and work experience to homeless and long-term unemployed individuals, with the aim of helping them back into full-time work and finding them a place to call home.

  • Red Rose Recovery provide community based opportunities for ex-offenders and people in recovery across Lancashire.

    Our provision recognises and builds on beneficiaries, gifts and skills, creating a positive environment for individuals, often viewed negatively, to move forward.

    We can help people take up activities that contribute to their further development (...)

  • RELATE offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through their website.

    this area is covered by the Blackburn Centre.  All enquiries, for all centres, go through the number (01772) 717597.

    The opening hours for appointments and enquiries are:

    Mon to Fri 10.00 to (...)
  • There’s not much more important than local community..

    And that’s why here at Ribble FM we reflect and enhance the local area, the towns and many villages which make up this unique place. Ribble FM operates a truly local and professional radio station.

    After months of hard work the dream (...)

  • We are a small group of enthusiastic amateur artists who meet every Tuesday morning in a very spacious light airy room. It is a self-help group doing our own thing but learning from each other. New members would be made most welcome.

  • Welcome to Ribble Valley Breast Friends a weekly support group for anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer in the Ribble Valley.

    We understand taking the first step is always difficult but Ribble Valley Breast Friends is here to offer you the support and encouragement needed to empower you (...)

  • We provide free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people’s lives.

    Our goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face.  We’re an independent charity and part of the Citizens Advice network across England and Wales.

    People come to us with all (...)

  • The Association is self-financing and is fortunate to have the support of Branch Committees within the Constituency. All Conservative supporters are encouraged to join and engage in either political or social activities. Running a Constituency is a time consuming task. There are very few paid employees in any Constituency Association. We (...)

  • Ribble Valley First Aid provide first aid at various events in the Ribble Valley and also provide first aid training.

    We meet at the Old Grammar School every other Monday 6.30pm until 8pm and are looking for volunteers who have a few hours a week to spare.

    You don’t need to (...)

  • We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis.

    We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working (...)

  • Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game that is widely played across the world and is officially recognised by both UEFA and FIFA.

    The nature of the game places a large emphasis on technical skill and ability in situations of high pressure, and is subsequently an excellent breeding (...)

  • Ribble Valley Homes was established after accepting the transfer of properties from Ribble Valley Borough Council. Since then, Ribble Valley Homes has been dedicated to improving homes to a higher standard and delivering a high standard of quality services in well-balanced sustainable neighbourhoods.

    While managing 1,155 housing units, Ribble (...)

  • The Ribble Valley Constituency comprises all the Ribble Valley Borough together with parts of South Ribble Borough, including the wards of Bamber Bridge East, Bamber Bridge West, Coupe Green & Gregson Lane, Farington East, Farington West, Lostock Hall, Samlesbury & Walton, Walton-le-Dale East, and Walton-le-Dale West.

    Ribble Valley Labour Party is (...)

  • Ribble Valley Music is a not-for-profit organisation run by unpaid volunteers to meet the demand for quality live music of all types across the Ribble Valley.

    The majority of events take place within the Ribble Valley Music Festival from spring to autumn at a number of landmark venues including churches (...)

  • Ribble Valley Netball Club is a thriving club offering the chance to train and play netball at any age.

    With around 200 members the club offers training sessions to age specific groups across a variety of local venues.

    The club is supported by a team of CRB checked , qualified (...)

  • Ribble Valley Short Break Service provides short term accommodation and support, for up to six people with a learning disability. The house is a detached property in a residential area, towards the outskirts of Clitheroe.
  • We are a mixed group of individuals who enjoy getting together for an afternoon of Scrabble. Any level of play welcome. The more regularly you play the more you improve. We meet every Tuesday afternoon from 1pm – 4pm. There is a weekly charge of £2 per person to cover (...)

  • The forum provides a voice for all older people living within the Ribble Valley,

    Anyone is welcome to attend, but the group is particularly keen to involve those aged 50+.

    Members are unpaid and therefore passionate about the voluntary work they are committed to in the community. We feel that (...)

  • Ribble Valley Shopmobility is a charity funded organisation which provides mobility scooters, manual and powered wheelchairs and power packs to enable people with limited mobility to shop independently and use the town centre facilities. The scheme may be used by the young or old regardless of whether their disability is (...)

  • Ribblesdale is situated in the market town of Clitheroe, at the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley.  The school has a long and distinguished tradition, meeting the needs of many young people who have grown up, lived and appreciated the local area and contributed to its economy.

    Ribblesdale High School (...)

  • Ribblesdale Pool is located in Clitheroe and offers a range of facilities including, swimming pools, football, netball and tennis courts.

  • Ribchester Amateur Theatrical Society perform plays and pantomimes in the village of Ribchester, Lancashire. The society enjoys large audiences from all over the North West and prides itself on producing high quality productions.

    Our aim this year is to encourage new members to join the society either in a back (...)

  • St. Wilfrid’s is a Church of England Primary School, located in the historic village of Ribchester, famous for its Roman connections. The school was built in 1859 and has been expanded over the years to serve the residents of the village and the surrounding area.

    The Christian principles on which (...)

  • Lying at the heart of our tranquil village – by the banks of the River Ribble and adjacent to St Wilfrid’s Church – Ribchester Village Hall is a popular community location.

    The Hall is frequently used as an event venue or meeting place by community groups, schools, businesses and individuals; (...)

  • The Women’s Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation’s aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK. The WI celebrated (...)

  • Canterbury Care was established in 2005, there are currently 10 care homes throughout England and Scotland. The head office is at Wythall, South of Birmingham and is managed by a head office team and a network of regional managers and support staff.
  • The Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital provides a full range of hospital services to adults and children. This includes general and specialist medical and surgical services along with a full range of diagnostic and support services.
  • “Welcome to S W Allen where we offer you independent eye care using the latest techniques and technology.

    “If you think that  your eyes may need testing, or if it’s been a while since you had your last pair of glasses or contact lenses,  contact us in our branch that is closest (...)

  • About 18 months ago, we had the idea of supporting our local businesses and our community via a refurbished village facility.

    This facility has been named The Sabden Link – linking up the village businesses and the people of Sabden so that we can all help and support each other (...)

  • Sabden Parish Council’s role is to maintain and improve the quality of rural life in the parish for the benefit of all residents, whilst improving amenities whenever appropriate and within budget. Conduct affairs according to the recommended codes of practice and ruling legislation. Ensure accounts are appropriately managed and audited (...)

  • We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on.

    Sabden Primary School is a place where children feel safe within a happy, stimulating and attractive environment. All children are encouraged to enjoy learning and develop lively and enquiring minds.

    Our work is celebrated regularly and as a school (...)

  • We believe that through adventure we challenge individuals so that they learn and experience new things that enrich their lives.

    The Aim of the Association is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members (...)

  • SafeNet protects victims and survivors of domestic abuse through the provision of safe refuge and support services
  • Working together to make Lancashire a better place for this and future generations; by targeting vulnerability, increasing resilience and reducing crime.

    The Community Safety Agreement sets out how we will work together to address the community safety priorities for Lancashire. It is owned by the Lancashire Chief Executives Group, as (...)

  • Every child of God matters here at Salesbury Church of England Primary School and we endeavour to ensure pupils experience a happy, peaceful, secure, stimulating and purposeful environment in which there is a strong sense of belonging and where all the children are continually motivated to enjoy and make the (...)

  • Our branch has been providing support to people in our local area and beyond for almost 50 years.

    We have been on New Park Street since 1973 – in the heart of Blackburn town centre.  We offer emotional support in person, by telephone, by email and by text and on (...)

  • Samlesbury War Memorial Hall is a non–profit making organisation and a registered charity.

    It is situated close to Blackburn and Preston and is just 2 miles from junction 31 on the M6.

    The Memorial Hall offers excellent facilities and ample off road parking.

    It is available for private hire for (...)

  • We provide a comprehensive range of services:-

    Regular examinations and second opinions Intra-oral and panoramic radiography Hygienist services Traditional amalgam and gold restorations Tooth coloured fillings, inlays, veneers, crowns and bridges Periodontal (gum) treatment Root canal treatment Extractions Removable partial and full dentures Sports gum shields Wisdom tooth removal (by (...)
  • This service is available to people with a minor ailment, where it is not necessary to wait for a GP appointment, enabling them to be helped quickly and easily close to home. Any patient can self-present to a Pharmacist providing the Community Pharmacy service in East Lancashire – See local details.
  • Selnet – Social Enterprise Lancashire Network is the lead body in Lancashire for social enterprise and through its membership is able to bring together a wide range of businesses working for the social good to network, form consortia and inter-trade.

    We support hub meetings across Lancashire and engage with social (...)

  • Shared Lives is a service that matches adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, older people and/or mental health needs with carers and their families, to live within their home.

    Shared Lives means people who need support can choose to become part of a real family, instead of staying in a (...)

  • Shelter’s Lancashire service in Blackburn offers comprehensive free specialist housing advice and guidance. If you’re homeless, facing homelessness or simply need guidance on a housing issue, we can help.

    Trained Shelter advisers offer face-to-face advice on a wide range of housing topics, including repossession, eviction, repairs and responsibilities, disputes with (...)

  • The aim of the Shout network is to bring together businesses in the region who can collaborate, support, recommend and do business with each other.

    We’re aware that many people have a fear of networking events, expecting to be standing in a corner with no one to speak to, or (...)

  • Showley Brook Residential Home for the Elderly is a 15 bedded residential home based in Wilpshire in the Ribble Valley.

    Caring for both ladies and gentlemen, we are registered with the Care Quality Commission to provide personal care and accommodation for the over 65s.

     

  • Sightline is an innovative service focused on delivering practical and emotional support to blind and partially sighted people, through a free* telephone helpline. The helpline 0800 587 2252 is open 365 days a year and is staffed by visually impaired volunteers who are able to use their own experience of (...)

  • The school’s committed, caring and professional staff and governors are united in aiming for excellence and ensuring that every child reaches their full potential.

    We cherish working in partnership with parents and watching your children grow from strength to strength in both ability and independence. We hope that by choosing (...)

  • Skiggle is currently a self-funded, non-profit on-line community that was launched in August 2016 by Christine: a mother whose young son, with Cerebral Palsy is the inspiration behind the idea. We are based in Preston, Lancashire and are currently in the process of applying to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

    (...)
  • Our school is situated in an idyllic rural environment within the village of Slaidburn.

    It serves the villages of Slaidburn, Newton, Tosside and the surrounding countryside of the Forest of Bowland.

    We provide high quality education for all, in a warm family atmosphere. Our small classes and stimulating setting ensure (...)

  • Slaidburn Country Practice is a very rural practice within the Royal Forest of Bowland serving the whole of the Hodder Valley and its surrounding villages.

    Slaidburn Health Centre was purpose built in 1974 and has recently (2009) been extended and upgraded to enable continued and future delivery of 21st Century (...)

  • Slaidburn Silver Band have entertained the communities of the Hodder and Ribble Valley for over 100 years and are proud of our achievements in that time.

     

  • Slaidburn Village Hall is the ideal venue for meetings and events for groups on a regular or irregular basis, parties, weddings, ceremonies, christenings, birthdays, funerals, etc, staged performances of music and drama and lots more.
  • Snowdrop Doula is a Community Interest Company which enables me to provide more services to families in East Lancashire. We now have funding to provide free Doula services to families within East Lancashire. This service can include one to one antenatal classes/support,birth support and/or postnatal support. This is entirely flexible. (...)

  • Smile is a not-for-profit organisation which provides a mediation service, helping people to resolve conflicts and disputes within their communities, at home or in the workplace.

  • Our aim is simple – to give our customers a top quality optical service combined with the best eyeware deals available anywhere in the country. We have modern well-equipped stores, throughout the Lancashire area.

    We pride ourselves on our commitment to quality, value and service – here for every aspect (...)

  • Spice develop Time Credit systems that value everyone’s time, no matter who they are.

    Time Credits open up new opportunities to try new things, learn, be healthier and have fun. Spice work with communities of all kinds, across many sectors.  Spice are passionate about the power within communities, and think (...)

  • Across the country there are scores of people battling dementia, depression and loneliness. We work with these people encouraging them to relive their memories about sport.

    We support older people across the UK living with dementia, depression and loneliness by engaging them in social activities and helping them to recall (...)

  • Spring into Phab is a multi-activity group run by people who have a learning disability, who want to be able to make a difference in the community.  This group was set up by eight volunteers in October 2015, after their youth club was closed down.

    The group undertook training in business (...)

  • St Andrew’s is a church of special distinction with its unusual pews, three-decker pulpit and carved chancel screen. The amber stone came from the surrounding fells.

    It is open daily from 9.30 am. to dusk. Sunday services are 11.00 am.  An oasis of peace.

    Contact 01200 446478 (Priest-in-Charge) or 01200 423855 (John (...)

  • At Saint Augustine’s we believe that every person is made and loved by God. This is why we respect one another. Within our school community our young people will learn to act justly, love tenderly and recognise God in their lives.

    Our school helps families to educate their children in (...)

  • St Catherine’s is a beautiful small church built around 1900. It has been altered very little since it was first opened.

  • St Cecilia’s RC High School is a small and friendly learning community on the eastern fringe of the Ribble Valley . We have a truly comprehensive intake and serve families from around the town of Longridge, ranging from rural farming communities to inner city Preston.

    While the majority of our (...)

  • The church is in the middle of the picturesque village of Waddington and was built between 1899 & 1901 although the oldest part of the church is the Tower, this has remained

    unchanged since 1501.

  • Dalehead Churchyard, four miles northeast of Slaidburn, on the edge of Guisburn Forrest, was established during the late 1930’s when the site of the old Parish Church made way for Stocks resevoir. St James’ Church was rebuilt, stone by stone, on an area of upland pasture, and those buried in (...)

  • Clitheroe St. James’ C.E Primary School is an inclusive Christian Primary school providing a caring, stimulating, loving environment where your child’s education and wellbeing are our main focus.  A school where children can develop to the best of their ability both intellectually and physically.

    ​Our school is a (...)

  • St James’ Church Clitheroe is a vibrant church in the heart of the Ribble Valley in Lancashire, and are part of the Church of England.

    We are made up of people of all ages, backgrounds and personal circumstances and are always keen to welcome visitors and those wanting to know (...)

  • The Hall, originally a Church of England primary school, has been modernised to provide an adaptable and comfortable facility, which is ideal for parties, meetings, christenings and events which require more compact accommodation than a village hall.

    Inside there is a meeting room with good lighting and heating, which leads (...)

  • The school is situated in the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley and it is the oldest and smallest Jesuit school in the country.

    We are a very caring Roman Catholic school with exceptionally high academic standards. In our latest OFSTED report, the inspector noted that this is an outstanding (...)

  • A community centre at the heart of Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley community, St Mary’s Centre is an inclusive and accessible Community and Arts venue run by St Mary’s Church.

    If you need somewhere to hold an event or meeting, stage a show or private function, as a “one off” (...)

  • All children and their families from all religions and backgrounds are welcome at St Mary’s School. We are an inclusive school that celebrates diversity.

    Although we are a Catholic school, we love to find out about all faiths and cultures and we positively encourage all our children to be respectful (...)

  • We are a very caring Roman Catholic school  situated in the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley. We seek to promote high academic standards for all. Our children’s spirituality is nurtured and developed and we aim to develop a strong sense of generosity to others in word and deed.

    At (...)

  • St Mary’s Primary School is in the fortunate position of being surrounded by beautiful countryside whilst still enjoying very easy access from the surrounding villages.

  • Our school is set in the beautiful village of Sabden right in the heart of the fantastic scenery of the Ribble Valley. Although the school was founded in 1877 the current building was built and opened in 2000 and consequently we benefit from a beautiful environment that is perfect for (...)

  • Located in the historic town of Clitheroe, St. Michael & St. John’s Parish Centre is situated directly opposite the town centre car park. We offer three rooms of varying sizes, accommodating a total of 300 guests.In addition we are fully equipped with disabled access and facilities.

  • St. Michael and St. John’s is a Roman Catholic Primary School provided by the Diocese of Salford and is maintained by Local Authority (LA) as a Voluntary Aided School.

    We are located in the heart of Clitheroe and serve the families of the town and surrounding villages. Priority for admission (...)

  • St. George’s Church at Dunsop Bridge is situated in the centre of the village which Ordnance Survey has designated the “Centre of the United Kingdom.”

    A monthly service of Evening Prayer is held with a service of Holy communion held quarterly.

    Services held at 2.00 pm during winter months, 7.00 (...)

  • St. Wilfrid’s Church in Ribchester covers the wider Parish of St. Wilfrid’s with St. Saviour’s at Stydd. These churches are part of the Anglican Communion, within the Diocese of Blackburn.

    St. Wilfrid’s, Ribchester with St. Saviour’s, Stydd is proud to be part of a United Benefice with the nearby parishes (...)

  • STEP is a new service which has been set up to support people who regularly attend the Emergency Department due to the complex nature of the issues they face. The Emergency Department is not always the right place to support the mixture of physical, social and mental health issues faced (...)

  • Stephen Taylor Opticians have been delivering outstanding eye-care services in Longridge since 1984, supporting the people of Longridge, Preston and the Ribble Valley. With a focus on excellent customer service this independent practice has continued to grow extensively demonstrating its remarkable success.

    From the first point of contact with the (...)

  • Join our programme of free circular walks.

    Walking has lots of benefits and is one of the easiest types of exercise people can do, however the best way to gain the health benefits from your walking is to walk briskly.  Walking briskly for 30 minutes a day can help reduce the (...)

  • “We really need to get to know our pupils as well as possible, to know what ‘makes them tick’, to know their capabilities, and to challenge them to achieve their personal best academically and in many other areas of school life.

    “Academic performance and exam results are really important but (...)

  • Our service is free and we can support any smoker of any age, over 12 years old.

    Call Freephone 0800 328 6297 to speak to your local service, and we will help you make that first step.

    You will be given information about all the stop smoking products available. If (...)

  • Talking Therapies provides evidence based treatments for people aged 16+ with mild to moderate anxiety and depression and help patients manage the psychological and emotional impact of long term health conditions e.g. COPD, diabetes. Patients are able to self-refer and receive an assessment without needing to see their GP first.
  • The service is open from 2pm to 10pm, every day of the year. Young people are welcome to ring on 0800 511111, text on 07786 511111, email talkzone@lancashire.gov.uk or visit www.facebook.com/LancashireYZ to talk about any issue that concerns them.

  • T.E.A.M R.I.S.E is a Community Interest Company supports anyone residing in East Lancashire who has a learning disability, is vulnerable or socially isolated.

    This great project has had a great impact on a wide number of people and has supported people with learning disabilities in all areas of their lives, with (...)

  • The Castle Medical Group provides primary care for Clitheroe and surrounding areas.

  • Numark is made up of over 3,000 independent pharmacies throughout the UK.  Your local Numark Pharmacist can offer you specialist advice about medicines you may be taking and about your health in general.

    The organisation was formed over 50 years ago to help support pharmacists give their customers the best service possible.

  • The Croft Care Home is a two storey detached property, close to the centre of Whalley.  There are 26 single bedrooms, some with en suite facilities.
  • I have had a life long passion of fabulous textiles and creativity, of which I have experimented for more than 40years. I learnt the most of my skills from my grandmothers, of which one was a skilled Tailoress and also my Mother and other female relatives.  We never had idle (...)

  • The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of 46 AONBs in the UK. AONBs are landscapes whose distinctive character and natural beauty are safeguarded in the national interest.

    The Forest of Bowland AONB covers 312 square miles of Lancashire and North Yorkshire; from Longridge and Clitheroe (...)

  • The Grand Choir is a community choir. Formed in 2010 it has a mixture of ladies and gentlemen and young people.

    “We sing a variety of music from popular, shows and also we also perform at Weddings. We meet at The Grand on Monday evenings during term time. Our Musical (...)

  • By offering an exciting entertainment programme and a diverse range of participatory performing arts, The Grand’s vision is to bring wholesome engagement of the Arts to individuals of all ages.

    This journey begins from the early years and continues every step of the way through to adulthood through our various (...)

  • The Personal Support Unit (PSU) is a national charity, with an office based at Preston Combined Court.

    Volunteers provide free emotional and practical support in civil and family cases; issues such as access to children, divorce, debt, eviction and money claims. We can help at all stages of the court (...)

  • Roefield Specialist Care's facility Thistle Manor, is a residential care home offering hospital-equivalent levels of care from a Consultant Psychiatrist-led Multidisciplinary Team.
  • Thorneyholme Primary School is in the unique position of being located at the official Centre of the United Kingdom, surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Bowland Fells. It enjoys very easy access from the surrounding villages and is only a short distance through the Trough of Bowland to Lancaster.

  • The proposal for Thornley community space at the old Thornley school will aim to create a social hub. Offering a place for people to meet for social interaction and to promote and facilitate activities for the people of Thornley and surrounding parishes.

    There has been a growing wish to utilise Thornley (...)

  • We are Time to Change, the growing social movement changing how we all think and act about mental health. Still too many people are made to feel ashamed or isolated because they have a mental health problem but we’re here to change that.

  • We began bead weaving in 1999 creating jewellery, ornaments and pictures using beads. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month from 2pm to 4pm and on the third Saturday from 10am to 3pm to work on our own projects.

    In addition, classes are also arranged at other times (...)

  • This church walking group meets on Thursday mornings for walks of approx. 5-6 miles in length around different parts of the Ribble Valley and neighbouring areas.

  • The church at Trinity is made up of people who love Jesus. The ages of our congregation ranges from 3 to 93 and there is a real sense that we are a family. At the core of what we do is worship that seeks a balance between contemporary and traditional (...)

  • This weekly group for 0-5s and their carers, meets on Thursdays during term-time from 9.15 am to 11 am. Cost £1.50 per family, including refreshments. Join us for free play in our baby room and toddler “rally” room, craft and song time. All welcome. No need to book. Come along (...)

  • Understanding Autism North West is a registered charity providing a specialised therapeutic service for individuals and families affected by Asperger’s syndrome and high functioning autism (AS/HFA).

    The therapists at Understanding Autism North West have both professional and personal experience of living with the differences presented by autism spectrum conditions. We (...)

  • Longridge U3A was formed in April 2014 and now has over 120 members and 19 groups.

    We are a branch of the University of the Third Age Movement which nationally has over 300,000 members. We welcome retired and semi-retired people from Longridge and the surrounding villages who wish to meet (...)

  • Up & Active is here for everyone, whether you want to lose weight or just get more active, we can help. With a wide range of courses and activities available, we’ll soon have you Up & Active.

  • The Up and Active team supports local people to lead a heathier lifestyle through supporting individuals become more active and loose weight.
  • We’re dedicated to helping as many people as we can experience the endless positive benefits of Martial Arts. Our program will make changes in you almost overnight. Weight loss – not a problem, self-defence – done, confidence building – we live for that, top level fitness, conditioning and muscle tone – goes without saying.

    We provide high quality Martial Arts (...)

  • Veterans In Communities (VIC) is an ex-services charity based in Haslingden that covers East Lancashire and parts of Greater Manchester. VIC was established in September 2012 and granted charity status early 2013. We support serving, ex-service personnel, their families and members of the emergency services who have experienced difficulties with (...)

  • Victim Support is the independent charity for victims of crime in England & Wales. Last year Victim Support offered more than 1 million victims of crime support.

    We give emotional and practical help to people who have been affected by crime in Lancashire. We’re an independent charity and you can (...)

  • VisitClitheroe.co.uk is the official website of Clitheroe, Lancashire. Managed by The Clitheroe Chamber or Trade and Commerce and local business owners, this site is designed to give you all the information you need about Clitheroe, what’s here, what’s on and what to do!

    Set in the glorious Ribble Valley, Clithere (...)

  • We believe that through adventure we challenge individuals so that they learn and experience new things that enrich their lives.

    The Aim of the Association is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members (...)

  • As our mission statement says; we learn together with ‘enjoyment, challenge and Christian values’. I firmly believe that if children are to learn and to succeed, then they need to enjoy school.  Here at WWB school, everyone’s main priority is to foster a love of learning.

    I believe that ALL children (...)

  • The Club is a ‘private members’ club situated in the village of Waddington Lancashire.  Membership is currently £10.00 per year.

  • Waddington Methodist Church can be found on the main road running through Waddington.

  • A parent and toddler group that meets every Friday (term time only) in the Church Hall.

  • The Women’s Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation’s aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK. The WI celebrated (...)

  • The Welfare Rights Service provides free and confidential advice to make sure that you are claiming all of the benefits you are entitled to.

    We can help you:

    Get all the benefits you are entitled to Understand how your benefits are affected if your circumstances change Appeal if you disagree (...)
  • We want all of our customers to make the most of their health.  Our services are provided by qualified pharmacists, who are available without having to make an appointment.

    As a provider of primary healthcare we are here to save you trips to your GP and A&E departments, to help (...)

  • The Western Front Association (East Lancs Branch) welcome anyone with an interest in the Great War, whether they are WFA members or not. You are guaranteed a warm reception.

    The Western Front Association was formed in 1980 to maintain interest in the First World War (1914-1918). The ‘WFA’ works to (...)

  • Whalley & District Lions Club’s intention is to support a range of projects in its local community – including health and youth initiatives, where you can get involved.

    If you would like to find out more, support our projects or join us for fun and friendship, please contact us or (...)

  • Whalley Art Group is a lively class for adventurous beginners and intermediates who find themselves “stuck in a rut”.

    Students are encouraged to draw and paint all kinds of pictures in all media.   The first half hour of each class is spent together as a group improving skills. For (...)

  • This weekly group meets on Tuesdays in term-time from 9.15am to 11am, at Whalley Methodist Church (side entrance). Cost £2 per family, including refreshments.

    Join us for free-play, crafts, snack and circle time.

  • We are a Group of people interested in History and Local History in particular. We are Friends of the Grammar School and collect information for the Heritage Room situated within the Old Grammar School.  We meet every last Thursday in the month at 7.30pm as a rule but other times for (...)

  • Our church is a group of people who share a love of God. We enjoy worshipping, sharing in a variety of weekly activities and having fun together. We also support and encourage each other in living our Christian lives.

    The Methodist Church is a mainstream Christian Church. It has a (...)

  • Whalley Old Grammar School Community Centre is owned and managed by Whalley Educational Foundation, a registered charity, run for the benefit of the local community by volunteers.

    Its primary aim is to aid the education of children but any form of educational activity is promoted and supported by the Foundation.

  • We have six teams in the East Lancashire Table Tennis League in three of the four divisions catering for all abilities. Home matches are on Wednesday night and we have practise on Saturday mornings for members and non-members. Ring Eric if you would like to know more.

  • Whalley Village Hall exists for the benefit of the inhabitants of Whalley and neighbourhood by associating with voluntary and other organisations, in a common effort to advance education, social welfare and recreation and with the object of improving the condition of life for said inhabitants.

    The Village Hall is not (...)

  • The Women’s Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation’s aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK. The WI celebrated (...)

  • Sue is a trained horticulturalist and teacher based in Lancashire offering a personal garden advice and design service and running gardening courses. She runs evening classes at the venue and her aim is to make gardening fun and help people at all levels develop their skills and knowledge. For up-to-date (...)

  • This is a small traditional handicraft group that uses hand tools to produce finished products.

    Members design and make wood products suit their individual interests and are taught specific skills to produce workmanlike end products.  Anyone interested, young/old, can join the group, there is no age limit.  We meet on (...)

  • WEA are the UKs largest voluntary sector provider of adult education in England and Scotland.

    Founded in 1903, the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality, professional education into the heart of communities. With the support of nearly 3,000 volunteers, 2,000 tutors and over 10,000 members, we deliver friendly, accessible (...)

  • YMCA is a youth and community charity, supporting young people to belong, contribute and thrive in their communities. All profits raised at our charity shop go towards its work. We sell everything from clothing and furniture to electrical goods and more.

  • Yoga helps us develop Harmony, Flexibility and Strength in our bodies and mind.

    An experienced and qualified British Wheel of Yoga Tutor I enjoy guiding Students in a safe, interesting, professional and fulfilling way.

    Students of all ages and with any specific concerns are welcome. Please contact me to discuss.

  • We meet on Mondays 7.30 – 9.00 pm and Wednesdays 9.15 – 10.30am. A gentle approach to Hatha yoga, building strength whilst finding softness in yoga postures with breathing practices. Class sizes are small and beginners are very welcome. One to one sessions are also available.

  • Yoga is for everybody… no matter what your size, shape or current level of fitness. Whether you’re new to exercise, training for a marathon or simply looking to relax, yoga will increase your strength, flexibility and overall well-being.

  • We work with local charities across Lancashire to identify girls that truly deserve to attend their Prom but may not be able too due to circumstances out of their control.

    Many of the girls are terminally ill or young carers who look after their sick and disabled parents or siblings; (...)

  • Young Addaction are the countywide commissioned young people’s substance misuse service for under 25’s. Young Addaction Lancashire – East offer information advice, guidance or treatment for any substance; illicit, prescribed or legal and alcohol. We cover Burnley, Pendle, Ribble Valley, Rossendale and Hyndburn.

    Our work is mainly conducted in one (...)

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