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Our Lancashire

Our Lancashire is the Lancashire wide initiative to bring groups and communities together to make Lancashire a greater place to live work and play. Supported by public services and organisations across Lancashire this is the one stop shop for groups and events.

Our Lancashire was launched in late 2019 and was set up as an online hub for community groups and organisations to promote their gatherings, fundraising, or awareness events.

Let’s Join Together’ is the motto of this county-wide initiative to reduce social isolation and vulnerability and help to build and support strong and caring communities. Our Lancashire’s website is bursting full, with community activities, friendly groups, and fun events to encourage people from all ages to get involved within the county. From parent and toddler groups, youth activities, to walking clubs and mental health support groups Lancashire does seem to have it all! Due to current lockdown restrictions many of the activities are online so you can have more time to try out new groups without any travel time!

Community Rail Lancashire (CRL) is pleased to be able to support this community venture and intends to encourage our Friends of Stations and other adoption groups to join Our Lancashire. Our Lancashire doesn’t charge any joining fee, any advertising fees or any commission, we are there as a free resource for the people of Lancashire.

Caroline Holden, one of CRL’s Community Rail Development Officers, along with Tony Ford, Chair of the South Fylde Line CRP have already met Sam Osborne from Our Lancashire on St Annes-on-the-Sea station to discuss how CRL and its four CRPs might be able to help spread the word.

Tony Ford and Sam Osborne at St Annes-on-the-Sea station

About Our Lancashire

Created and funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, and supported by public services and organisations across the county, Our Lancashire is county-wide social action network to bring groups and communities together to make Lancashire a greater place to live, work and play. It aims to reduce social isolation and vulnerability and help to develop safe and confident communities. The website gives groups a free online platform to help them network, promote activities and encourage people to find and join them.

For more information about Our Lancashire and its public services member organisations, please visit

Our Lancashire is part of Lancashire Volunteer Partnership (a one-stop shop for public service volunteering).

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