Community Services

Caton Community Library
Address: Victoria Institute
Brookhouse Road
Caton
Lancashire
LA2 9QT
Long Description:

The Victoria Institute houses the Community Library. After Lancashire County Council closed the Caton library in 2007, Caton Community Library Trust was established to provide a service for the people of Caton-with-Littledale Parish and the wider Lune Valley. The Victoria Institute took on the running of the Library in 2016 when the Caton Community Library Trust was dissolved. Everyone is welcome to browse and to borrow the books, all of which have been donated and include a good range of favourites and latest bestsellers.

The Community Library is open during the Institute’s normal office hours which are Monday to Friday between 9:30am and 3:00pm. The Library is maintained by Volunteers.

Phone Number: 01524 771733
Long Description:

Caton Gala is an annual event, held in early June on the Station Field.  It is run by a hard-working committee who meet monthly in The Station.

We would love to welcome new members to the organising committee, if you can assist in any way, please contact Wendy Strickland (07855 590004) or Rosemary Horner (01524 770036). They can, as can all committee members, also be contacted by e-mail at “catongala@catongala.co.uk” or via our Facebook page.

Owner Name: Caton Gala Committee
Parish Council
Address: 23 Maplewood Avenue
Preesall
Poulton le Fylde
FY6 0PU
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The Parish Council works on your behalf. Why not come along to a Parish Council Meeting on the second Tuesday of the month (except August) at 7:15pm in the Victoria Institute.

If you have anything to raise with the Parish Council this can be done at the start of the meeting, in the Open Forum.

Planning applications are considered at Parish Council meetings. Paper copies of applications are not available but can be viewed online the Lancaster City Council website .

The village Emergency Plan is under the tab marked Downloads.  The Parish Council’s Code of Conduct, Financial Regulations and Standing Orders are there too.

Phone Number: 07882 949110
Owner Name: Mrs Gill Mason, Clerk to the Parish Council
Long Description:

The Link is published monthly and hand delivered free of charge to the residents of Caton & Brookhouse. It carries the latest news and advertising in an easy to read format.
Articles must be sent by e-mail to the editor, at:  catonlink@talktalk.net.

The deadline for copy is the 15th of the month for inclusion in the next edition

The Link is not published in August.

Recent copies of The Link are now available on our website.

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Phone Number: 01524 771551
Owner Name: Anne Jackson
Twinning Group
Long Description:

On 12th April 2008 the twinning of Socx and Caton-with-Littledale was formalised. Socx is located about 6 miles south of Dunkirk and has a population of about 1000.
Anyone in the parish is welcome to attend our fund raising events throughout the year and also join the trips to Socx and the events when they come to Caton. We particularly encourage families with children to take part as our activities are open to all ages.

TWINNING CHARTER
On this day, 12th April 2008, the people of Caton and Brookhouse are honoured to formalise the twinning of our villages with Socx (France).

We are confident this relationship will enable the development of true and durable bonds of friendship and encourage mutual respect and understanding between our communities.

Our common aim is to promote cultural, linguistic and tourist exchanges between the people, schools and associations from each village.

Ruth Gibbons
Chairman of Caton & Brookhouse Twinning Association

Joyce Pritchard
Chairman of Caton-with-Littledale Parish Council
CONVENTION DE JUMELAGE
Ce jour, 12th April 2008 les habitants de Socx sont heureux de pouvoir créer des liens profonds d’amitié vrais et durables entre leur village et ceux de Caton et Brookhouse (Lancashire, Grande Bretagne) à l’occasion de leur jumelage.

Ils sont sûrs que cette union encouragera le respect mutuel, la compréhension et les liens réciproques entre des communautés.

Ils s’engagent à développer les échanges culturels, linguistiques et touristiques entre les écoles, les associations et les citoyens de tous âges, de chaque commune.

Andre Dassonville
Le Président de L’Association de Jumelage de Socx

Michel Gonon
Le Premier Adjoint au Maire de Socx

Phone Number: 07775 802676
Owner Name: Tricia Griffiths
Address: Barnardo’s Lancaster Office
Storey house, Whitecross Business Park
Lancaster
LA1 4XQ
Long Description:

Lancashire Supported Lodgings Project are looking for volunteers who can offer support and lodgings to a vulnerable young person at a crucial time in their life.

If you have a spare bedroom and the time and desire to offer practical and emotional support, you are exactly who we are looking for.

We know that a supportive, stable home environment can make a huge difference to a young person’s chances of moving on successfully.

As a lodgings provider, you don’t have the same responsibility as a parent or foster parent, and the young person will have their own project worker. Most lodgings are for between 8 weeks and 2 years. During this time, you’ll receive a weekly payment and ongoing support from Barnardo’s.

Interested? Contact Terri Wolstenholme on 07919 520977 or e-mail lancssupportedlodgings@barnardos.org.uk

Phone Number: 07919520977
Phone Number 2: 01524 389655
Owner Name: Terri Wolstenholme
Caton Community Library
Address: Victoria Institute
Brookhouse Road
Caton
Lancashire
LA2 9QT
Long Description:

The Victoria Institute houses the Community Library. After Lancashire County Council closed the Caton library in 2007, Caton Community Library Trust was established to provide a service for the people of Caton-with-Littledale Parish and the wider Lune Valley. The Victoria Institute took on the running of the Library in 2016 when the Caton Community Library Trust was dissolved. Everyone is welcome to browse and to borrow the books, all of which have been donated and include a good range of favourites and latest bestsellers.

The Community Library is open during the Institute’s normal office hours which are Monday to Friday between 9:30am and 3:00pm. The Library is maintained by Volunteers.

Phone Number: 01524 771733
Address: Victoria Institute, Brookhouse Road
Caton
Lancaster
LA2 9QT
Long Description:

The Victoria Institute lies at the heart of Caton village, which is located in the beautiful Lune Valley and Forest of Bowland AONB only 5 minutes from J34 of the M6 motorway.

Managed as a charity, the Institute offers a range of rooms available to hire for community, private, and business events. Founded in 1888, the Victoria Institute has been refurbished and extended over recent years to create  a comfortable, well equipped venue.

The accommodation has been developed with flexibility of use in mind and, being arranged on one level, it is easily accessible by all. There is an accessible toilet. This vibrant resource centre is an important aspect of social life in the village, and many Clubs and Societies run regular activities in the Institute building. We have a large Hall, two good size meeting rooms, a small meeting room,well-equipped  kitchen, and an IT Resource Centre, so most needs can be met whatever the size and nature of your planned event.

The Victoria Institute is also the village Emergency Centre.

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Phone Number: 01524 771733 (9:30am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday)
Owner Name: Peter Collins, Community Support Worker