Silverdale parish council represents the community when meeting with various organisations. It also operates three charities:

Silverdale Children’s Playground Charity

Situated in Cove Road, the George Whitaker Memorial Children’s Playground was created in ???? following a legacy of the land from a resident of Silverdale (George Whitaker). Local residents then raised the funds to equip the playground with swings, a zip wire, Burma trail, climbing frame and tower and cone climber for children up to 14 years of age. There is a seperate, fenced-off area for toddlers and younger children with cradle swings, multi climbing unit, seesaw, and several ‘springy’s’. The UK Government’s Welcome Back Fund, administered by Lancaster City Council supplied more picnic tables and benches for the playground in 2022. Over the last few years, hundreds of sapling trees have been planted around the perimeter of the grounds and a semi-mature arborteum provides welcome shade during the summer months. For the safety of users, regular inspections of the equipment and grounds are carried out by the Parish Council and Lancaster City Council.

The Public Watering Places Charity

This charity (500269) has been set up to enable Silverdale Parish Council to look after the village’s public watering places: Burton Well; Bankwell; and Woodwell. for the livestock belonging to owners or occupiers within Silverdale, and for such persons to access water themselves.

The Public Quarries Charity

This charity (500270) has been set up to enable Silverdale Parish Council to look after the quarry at Burton Well Scroggs, to ensure pubic safety and to conserve and maintain the area’s biological habitat.

The parish council also represents the community on the following Trusts:

The Mansergh’s Apprentices Trust

‘The Mansergh Trust’ was established in 1700 by Thomas Mansergh of Borwick to award grants to apprentices in ‘the old Parish of Warton’ i.e., Warton, Carnforth, Silverdale, Borwick, Priest Hutton, Yealand Redmayne and Yealand Conyers. The grants, aimed at helping with travel costs or buying the tools of the trade, are awarded to young people aged between 16 and 20, who live in one of the above areas and who are in an apprenticeship with an employer.

If you know of any young person who may qualify, please ask them to attend the next meeting of The Trustees, usually held twice a year (May and November) at The George Washington Hotel, Warton. The young person should be accompanied by a parent or guardian and the Trustees will need to see some evidence of their apprenticeship. Such evidence could include a piece of coursework or a letter of reference from their employer. For dates of the next meeting, to register further interest or for information prior to attending please contact Shaun Foreman of Ratcliffe & Bibby Solicitors on 01524 734884. Email: