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Lancashire ( LAN-kə-shər, -⁠sheer; abbreviated Lancs.) is the name of a historic county, ceremonial county, and non-metropolitan county in North West England. The boundaries of these three areas differ significantly.

The non-metropolitan county of Lancashire was created by the Local Government Act 1972. It is administered by Lancashire County Council, based in Preston, and twelve district councils. The ceremonial county has the same boundaries except that it also includes Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen, which are unitary authorities. The historic county of Lancashire is larger and includes the cities of Manchester and Liverpool as well as the Furness and Cartmel peninsulas, but excludes the Bowland area of the West Riding of Yorkshire transferred to the non-metropolitan county in 1974.

The ceremonial county borders Cumbria to the north, Greater Manchester and Merseyside to the south, North and West Yorkshire to the east, and the Irish Sea to the west. Although Lancaster is still considered the county town, Preston is the administrative centre of the non-metropolitan county.

Climate action[edit | edit source]

  • Climate Action Preston on twitter.com, added 16:33, 23 August 2021 (UTC)

See List of climate assemblies, Lancashire

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

Brockholes nature reserve, (Wikipedia) - Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside, (Wikipedia)

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Halton Lune Hydro

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

Community-powered support for Fylde on getsatisfaction.com

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

In 2005, Lancaster was one of six English towns chosen to be cycling demonstration towns to promote the use of cycling as a means of transport.[1]

Ethical consumerism[edit | edit source]

Lancaster Cohousing

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Incredible Edible Lancaster, facebook - Incredible Edible Rossendale

Towards sustainable economies[edit | edit source]

The Preston Co-operative Development Network – Preston City Council, councils.coop

Resources[edit | edit source]

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Events[edit | edit source]


May 6 - 7 National Festival of Making


September 28 Incredible Edible Harvest Celebration, Incredible Edible Rossendale

News and comment[edit | edit source]


Don't frack with us: meet the victorious activist 'Nanas' of Lancashire, Oct 13[2]

In an era of brutal cuts, one ordinary place has the imagination to fight back, Aditya Chakrabortty, Mar 6[3]


Preston campaigners launch legal challenge to fracking in Lancashire, Oct 19[4]


Incredible Edible Rossendale's Harvest festival attracts 1,500 revellers, September 29[5]

External links[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Lancashire

References[edit | edit source]

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