The Fairfield 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 help us raise the money needed. In addition, our work has been supported by many organisations including the National Lottery (through the Millennium Greens Fund, the Community Fund, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Awards for All), The Lancashire Environment Fund, Lancaster City Council (Millions for the Millennium), the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Lancaster University Wind Turbine Community Benefits Fund, the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund and the Lancaster Community Fund.
We have many fund-raising and fun community events throughout the year. Our largest and most popular event is Fun Day which is held on Fairfield Green play area on the first Saturday in July. We also organise an Easter Egg Hunt in the Community Orchard, Carol Singing around Fairfield on Christmas Eve and celebrate Wassailing in January and Apple Day in September. If you prefer to roll your sleeves up there are regular work sessions in the Orchard and across the Flora and Fauna reserves and we are always looking for volunteers. 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 site. We publicise our news through a regular newsletter and members’ mailing list, and updates also appear on the website and twitter feed.
If you are interested in learning more about the history of the Association, please visit the ‘Our History‘ page, which includes an article tracing its development that was published in the local history journal Contrebis (Volume 35 pp. 70-78) in 2017.