See a list of all the Greenspace groups in the district, with links to their website or Facebook page. Our definition of a greenspace groups is that they enhance land for more than private benefit, on a voluntary basis.
The next Greenspace Groups Forum will be held in on October 24th at Lancaster University
The next Lancaster Green Spaces Forum will be a meeting between LGS groups and the Lancaster University student union group, Green Lancaster, on Tuesday October 24, 2017 from 17.00 pm into early evening. At this forum, we will learn what university students are doing and share what we are doing to identify common interests and possible points of connection and collaboration.
The Forum will begin with a tour of Green Lancaster’s EcoHub in the South-west area of campus, marked ECO on the university map [http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/media/lancaster-university/content-assets/documents/maps/campus-map.pdf], just off Alexandra Park Drive. Due to sunset at 17.53, the tour must begin at 17.00, continuing until about 18.00. Even if you can only come a few minutes before sunset, it will be worth it!
After the tour, we will move into Green Lancaster’s lovely stone barn centrally located in the EcoHub, with wood stove to keep us warm, for hot drinks, sharing our work with each other, and discussion of possible ways to collaborate. If anyone would like to show pictures of what your group is doing, there are AV facilities in the barn, including Powerpoint.
This is a really important Forum for our community at a time when green spaces are not a high priority with the government; we can do more together than separately. Please pass this invitation along to anyone who might be interested who is not on our mailing list.
Transport: There are cycle routes and regular and frequent Stagecoach buses from the city centre to the university. The nearest bus stop (marked ‘Lonsdale College’) is almost exactly opposite the EcoHub. This bus stop is served by number 3, 3A, 4, 41 and 42 buses from Lancaster City Centre. Alternatively, there are also number 2, 2A buses that serve the underpass, approximately 10 minutes’ walk away from the EcoHub. Those who need to drive will find ample parking close to the EcoHub; the cost is £2 for 2 hours before 18.00 and free after 18.00 (bring correct change).
Trustee opportunity: Lancaster Green Spaces is a registered charity and one of our trustees is standing down later in the year. We are therefore looking for someone who is interested in green space issues for the whole district. We have very few trustee meetings and the demands on trustees are few. Although public open space is under threat (as always), developments give opportunities to create new public spaces and enhance existing ones. If you would like to know more, please email Simon Gershon using this link