Community Events

The Arnside Broadsheet is celebrating its 40th Anniversary! 
The Arnside Broadsheet started in January 1998 as a one-woman production and, thanks to that woman - Sheila Petersen - along with all the many volunteers who have helped over the past 40 years in various capacities, be it production, delivery or support, it continues to thrive and develop - this website being proof of its continued development. A very big 'Thank You' to all concerned.
Can You Help?

Arnside Broadsheet needs help with sorting and distribution of the Broadsheet.
Can you spare approximately one hour every few months to assist with the sorting and distribution of packs of Broadsheets to our team of distributers/ deliverers? Please call Ann Guy on 01524 761338  or e-mail for more information. 

RNLI Arnside Branch - Secretary Required
The Branch is currently looking for a new secretary. If you can help with fundraising in support of the vital work of the Lifeboats, please call Mike Crabtree on 01524 761105

Silverdale Art Trail - 22nd to 24th June 2018 need:
An accessible base in Silverdale to store/distribute catalogues and publicity between April and June
Help and expertise in posting items on Social Media.
Assistance with Marketing & Publicity.
New Treasurer required from 2019. Support will be given over a transitional period.
People needed to knit and crochet shapes to decorate or 'Yarn Bomb' the Trail. All ideas and busy fingers appreciated!
Join the Planning Group, you just need an interest in the community and the promotion of a range of accessible art and craft.
For any of the above, contact Clare or Jess at
To take part you must register by the end of February 2018. Contact: 

Arnside Allotments  -  are looking for a supplier of horse manure. If you can help, call Wilfred Gill on 01524 762124.

The Arnside & Silverdale AONB Small Grants Fund has over £1900 available to give to small non-profit-making projects before April 2018. If you are seeking funding for a project, you can apply for a grant using the forms on our website: Please read the guidance notes first to check your project meets our aims and objectives. 

1 x Full Allotment Available in Ashmeadow - Anyone interested, contact Julia Holroyd (Trustee of the John Barnes Charitable Trust) on 01524 761998 for more information. 

Flats Available at Millom Court  - Studio and one bedroomed flats for the over 55's, from £109 per week. All have cooker and fridge/freezer, partial heating and hot water included in the rent, manager on site during the week, 24 hour emergency call system. Housing Benefit welcome. Lively social scene. Call Johnnie Johnson (Housing) on 0345 305 5335 

Age UK South Lakeland  - Tablet Loan Scheme 
A new scheme to loan Tablets to people who are isolated and have no IT equipment. Contact: Helen Prince

 Arnside and Storth Community Transport Group - This newly formed group would like to thank all who responded to the recently delivered transport questionnaire. The group is now looking to form a committee to oversee the running of the group and is looking for any interested volunteers. If you are interested and require further information, please call Edgar Shepherd on 01524 761132 (evenings only).
The Arnside Ladies Choir  have just started work on their Spring Programme. If you would like to join us, we meet every Friday from 2 - 4pm at the W.I. Hall, Orchard Road. New members are most welcome so, if you enjoy singing, come and try us! For more information call:  01539 831719  or visit:
Help Protect The Bay’s Amazing Birds
Want to know more about Morecambe Bay’s amazing waders and wildfowl? Look for dedicated volunteers - out at coastal locations throughout the winter, equipped with binoculars and telescopes and sporting distinctive Morecambe Bay Partnership blue fleeces.
The ‘Natural Ambassadors’ celebrate and help protect the birds and explain the importance of not disturbing the birds whilst they are ‘roosting’ (resting) or feeding, particularly two hours either side of high tide. Waders and wildfowl must eat a large proportion of their body weight to stay warm through winter and waste twelve times as much energy if flying to escape a danger, be that a human, or a dog running on the sands, than when roosting.
Want to become a Natural Ambassador? Contact Annabelle Kennedy at Morecambe Bay Partnership, on 07760 884357 or