Welcome to the Fairfield Association

The Fairfield Association was formed by residents and friends of the Fairfield area of Lancaster (England) in October 1996, in response to the threat of housing development on a long-established children’s play area (Fairfield Green).

We saved Fairfield Green, improved it and installed new play equipment. Other projects have followed, notably the conversion of an area of 2.2 acres of unused land into the Millennium Green and Community Orchard; recently we established a nature reserve on farmland nearby (Fauna). All our projects have been initiated by the community, and we are committed to full public consultation throughout the period that plans are being developed.

The Association is a registered charity, with the following object:

The preservation, enhancement and maintenance of public areas and amenities in the City of Lancaster, in particular the Fairfield area, for the benefit of the public.

We raise funds through subscriptions and donations, for example by becoming a Fairfield Friend, and other fund-raising activities and community events. If you would like to join us, membership is open to everyone sympathetic to our aims, whether or not they live within the Fairfield area. We are proud that all sections of the community, young and old, have been involved in our work and helping us raise the money needed. In addition, our work has been supported by many organisations including Lancaster City Council, Lancaster Green Spaces, the Probation Service and the National Lottery (through the Millennium Greens Fund and the Community Fund).

Our largest annual event is the neighbourhood Fun Day, held on Fairfield Green (by the play area) on the first Saturday in July; we also organise carol-singing at Christmas (in the local community) and organise regular tidy-up sessions in Fairfield Green and the Orchard. There is an Annual General Meeting in May or June every year as well as regular committee meetings, the dates of which can be found on the Calendar. Our meetings are open to all interested members, and reports are placed on the website in the Meetings section of the 'Supporting Us' area. There is a regular newsletter, and newsflashes may appear on the website from time to time.