Stories in brief
Animals benefit from toys gift
Sainsburys Morecambe have donated their unsold Sport Relief dog toys to a local wildlife charity. Pictured are Lindsay Clark from Wolfwood (left) and Delia Liver from Sainsburys with the toys which will be donated to Wolfwood wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre in Lancaster.
Extended Post Office counter opening hours
Residents will have access to Post Office counter services for more than 100 hours a week with the modernisation of an existing branch. The post office counter at One Stop on Lancaster Road near York Bridge in Morecambe, will close for refurbishment at 5.30pm on May 12 and will reopen at 1pm on May 15. The new branch will be open from 7am until 10pm from Monday to Sunday. Branches on Victoria Street, Morecambe and Glentworth Road West, Morecambe will be serving customers during the closure. Post Office area manager Anne Clark said: “We are confident that this new modern service will meet the community’s needs. This modernisation is part of a major investment programme and marks a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”
Oysters part of new initiative
Oysters from Morecambe Bay are being put in the sea in Somerset as part of an initiative to revive shellfish farming. The trial is taking place in Porlock Bay, where the harvesting of oysters died out almost 100 years ago. If the two-year trial costing £17,000 is successful, Porlock Bay Shellfish intends to set up a business. Roger Hall, from Porlock Bay Shellfish, said: “In 1874, Porlock oysters attained a national reputation for quality and taste. But in the late 19th Century, the Porlock oyster industry was stopped short, amid reports of ships from the east arriving and systematically emptying the oysters beds in the channel.” The new oysters have been reared on Walney Island in Morecambe Bay since the early 1980’s.