Queens Award for Voluntary Service

About Us

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.

Our green spaces

We are responsible for developing, preserving and maintaining a number of green spaces in the area, including Fairfield playground, Fairfield Community Orchard, the Fairfield Nature Reserve and the Aldcliffe Road Triangle.

Donations and membership

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.

Funding support

In addition, our work has been supported by many organisations. See the list of funders.

News and events

The association organises a broad range of events throughout the year, details of which appear on the calendar and on our notice boards at the Sibsey Street end of Fairfield playground, the Orchard and in Fauna.

In addition to regular newsletters, the community-related news items are posted on the news section of this website, and Twitter and Facebook .


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 is in the autumn every year, as well as regular committee meetings, the dates of which can be found in the online calendar. Our meetings are open to all interested members. Information, agendas and minutes can be found 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.

Our history

If you are interested in learning more about the history of the Association, please visit the main history page. There is also an in-depth article tracing its development in the local history journal Contrebis (Volume 35 pp. 70-78) in 2017.