Meet others in your community
Meet others in your community
Build a remote-controlled car, bird box making, martial arts, candle making and a community café. Just some of the many free activities on offer to Leyland residents via the community-run The Base project.
The Base is a community centre on Bannister Drive in Leyland, Lancashire. It is a place for the whole community to get involved, with drop-in sessions for women, men, and children and is run by residents for residents. Our role is to help residents devise and decide on the best activities and groups to run and support volunteers to make their ideas happen.
Working in partnership with local volunteers, we run a community café each week. There’s a chance for a bacon butty and a brew and to meet others in your community.
Plus, The Base runs youth clubs run each week, providing activities for a range of ages to provide positive opportunities.
We also run a Community Shop - the Base One Stop is a community shop that provides community members from Leyland's Broadfield area with access to good quality food. Members pay a small weekly fee, and anyone from the community can join.
Please check our Facebook Page: @thebaseonbroadfield for the most up-to-date details on the latest times and activities, or you can call Andrea on 07976 707 826.
Mark Simpson – Volunteer
“Andrea is clearly leading the work there with energy, passion and genuine care for the people of our community. She cares more about people than statistics, and is already using her role to facilitate all who are working for the good of the community.”
Jenny Fairhurst - Police Community Support Officer
“Our collective observations of The Base so far are all positive. We are particularly impressed with the youth club and how this has allowed potential support to be put in place for those children in the community that need it most. It has also been lovely to see the community coming together at the events that have been arranged at The Base.”
The Base One Stop
The Base One Stop is a community shop that provides community members from Leyland's Broadfield area with access to good quality food. Members pay a small weekly fee, and anyone from the community can join.
Anyone who wishes to join the scheme needs to complete a simple registration form. There is no joining fee; members just pay £2.50 per week and in return can select 10 items of food from the shop. The value of the shop varies, but this will typically be between £15 and £20. There will also be ‘special offers’ available as well as free items from week to week. It is a fantastic way for the community to top up their weekly shop.
The Base One Stop is predominately supplied by Fareshare, a large charity that receives excess and surplus food stock from most big supermarkets and manufacturers.
Fareshare then redistributes it to charities and community groups, like ours, for a fee. The food they provide is very varied, and we never know what we are going to receive each week, so the choice of food will vary.