Social Action

What is Social Action?

Social Action is about people working together, taking responsibility for their local area and helping to create the society that we want to live in by doing the little, practical things that together can add up to big social change.

It is also about setting an example in your community that says you don’t have to accept the status quo or wait for someone else to challenge it – if you want to see a change in your area you can make it happen.

Far too many communities in the UK have been robbed of their independence and communal strength through the culture of dependency that grew up under Labour’s Big Government and Social Action is one of the ways you can start to work for and with your local communities to change that.

Whether by volunteering your time or expertise (formally or informally), fundraising for or with local charities, serving as a governor or a special constable or setting up your own community group or charity there are a huge range of ways that you can play your part in strengthening your local community and giving the Big Society a boost in your area.


West Lancs Social Action Team.

Here in West Lancashire our West Lancs Social Action Team have been involved in a litter pick in Blackacre Lane in January 2012; involvement in a project to paint the school railings of an Ormskirk Primary School and our team ran a successful Shoe Box Appeal in December 2012. In 2013 we carried our projects in Skelmersdale, Burscough, Ormskirk and Bickerstaffe. We also ran another Shoe Box Appeal in December 2013. Further projects took place in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The team are working with others to tidy up parts of West Lancashire and complete other projects. If you have a project you would like to discuss, phone our office during the week or Edward on 07971 299606. Alternatively email


Do you have a Facebook page?

The West Lancs Social Action Facebook page is found here-!/WestLancsSocialAction

Where are your events listed ?

Our events will often be in the local press also why not take a look at the page below for social action projects-


Where are your events publicised ?


Events are reporte on here -