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Letter from the Editor It was a lovely moment to see Jeremy and Mandy Voakes visit our office to announce the fundraising total from their fabulous Christmas lights.

Sheila Tyson, represnting the NSPCC was just thrilled as the couple informed her that this year’s total came to over £5,330 - a whopping 44% increase from the year before. It was like watching someone being told they had won the lottery. Well done to everyone involved and all those who donated. Read more on page 7.

So is it finally time for the Lido to be refurbished. After numerous false alarms over the years, SLDC’s press relations officer was happy to be quoted as saying...

‘’There is an absolute determination to get something done this time...There is a will and determination to see the lido repaired, made safe and publicly accessible.... Fingers crossed.

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The comments in this Editorial are only general and should not be taken as specific advice. It is important that you seek independent advice before taking any action on the above, or any other, subjects. It should be noted that the value of some investments can fall as well as rise therefore you may get back less than originally invested. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to the future. Independent Investment Associates Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Can she do it? Course she can! To look at her, it’s very hard to believe that Jean Malkin is in her 70th year but that she is and she’s decided to celebrate it by doing something which will ultimately help others. Along with the support of husband, Mick, Jean is going to swim 70 lakes and tarns before the big day on 14th October. Jean has already completed her first swim. On 1st January, on a beautiful clear day when the temperature was just about above freezing Jean plunged into the icy water at Simpson Ground above Staveley in Cartmel, a favourite swimming place for Jean, her daughters and grandchildren but not usually in the middle of Winter! Jean intends to do one a week

in Winter and a lot more in Summer.

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The next foodbank collection will take place on Sunday 5th February between 1 - 3pm in the Father Magner Room at ST Charles Church, Kents Bank Road. Particular items needed this time please are: Steamed puddings - Orange Juice - Soups - Tinned meat. As well as all the usual items. Many thanks for your generosity.

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PTA style committee wanted As has been well documented in this paper, the future of Victoria Hall is under threat and, despite a well-attended meeting and many good ideas and suggestions being put forward, what the ‘Vic’ needs is a pro-active committee to drive it all forward. Using the ethos of a PTA (Parent Teacher Association) the Vic needs an FVA (Friends of Victoria Hall Association) made up of people who have the skills to make a real difference. Victoria Hall Manager, Sally Haines, will be there for guidance but Sally has a very busy and demanding job

and can’t run the committee herself. What is needed is someone with great organisational and people skills to chair the committee, a secretary, a treasurer along with someone with a flair for PR and event management. Do you have the necessary skills and a keen desire to see Victoria Hall succeed by ‘standing on it’s own two feet’? Then please go along to an open meeting on Thursday 16th February at 7pm. Please let Sally or Claire know that you will be attending on either: council@ grangeoversands.net or by calling 015395 32375.

Youth Theatre keeps on giving

The cast and organisers of Grange Youth Theatre would like to offer up a huge thank you to everyone who came to see ‘Cinderella’ as it is because of them that they were able to give a donation to: Action for Children, Grange pre-school, Alder Hey children’s hospital, and a third world child sponsored through World Vision. The cheques were handed over at a Jacob’s Join party which followed the Carol Service at Grange Methodist Church.

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It is worth noting that Davenports will only order four of each design to limit the possibility of their customers running into someone else wearing the same outfit. Be it a dinner at the golf club or a local wedding, Davenports keeps a book behind the counter with a note of which outfit has been purchased for which occasion. Personal service and such a nice place to be.

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Simon Turner of LSH told • Demolition of listed structures and impact on historic fabric Grange Now: “We are looking at• Minimal this revenue as a generation two stage process. • Increased maintenance requirement for landscape The first stage is to repair and restore the lido in order to make it a safe and publicly accessible space (as per the artist’s impression).”

The cost of restoring and repairing the buildings will obviously be considerable and Mr Turner said that they (LSH) are currently developing a strategy for how that will be achieved which will then to passed onto South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) for consideration.

The second phase is to consider occupation of the restored buildings and use of the site. LSH would like to hear

restrictedpotential access down intobusinesses the pool area. from who are interested in utilising space Positives on the site. • Retains historic appearence of the Lido and recognises SLDC’s portfolio holder for its current attractive appearence • Makes the space visible for passersby Finance, Councillor Peter • Retains the space as a relic of the past Thornton, said: “We are working to restore this site in a Negatives way that is sympathetic to its • Restricts access into pool area listed status but also provides • Difficult to secure the site and potential healthy & a sustainable community asset. safety risks • Lack of active use and revenue generator for the town “We share the frustration of local residents that this has been a lengthy process, but we are determined that the work being done now will lead to a solution. “Inevitably it will initially require the investment of quite a bit of money to carry out the work required to re-open this wonderful site to the public, but it is also important that what we do doesn’t become a financial drain on the taxpayers of the district into the future. “We have worked with our steering group, including Grange Town Council and county council colleagues, and have agreed that the options

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into public space and presented create a distinctive public space for that will be at the the promenade area. event on Thursday offer the Positives realistic prospect that this most can be achieved.’’ • Brings whole site into use and allows unrestricted

access through the site concerned that Grange Now, • Potential active uses and revenue generators for the this consultation would once site again leadspace tofornothing beingand • Flexible public use by local community visitors contacted SLDC. A done • Potential for events space spokesman for the council Negatives told us: “I can only stress that there is an absolute • Higher level of initial investment determination to get for something • Increased maintenance requirement buildings and space this time. There is a ‘will done and determination’ to see the lido repaired, made safe and publicly accessible.

It is the hope of SLDC, and the steering group in charge of the project, that once the building is restored it will then attract businesses to the site.”

Councillor Tricia Thomas, chair of Grange Town Council, said: “I think I can speak on behalf of the people of Grange when I say how pleased we are that after so much time, energy and so many ideas this consultation will culminate in a real future for the old bathing pool site.’’

By Matron So Christmas is over and we’re well into the New Year. A new year brings new challenges and our challenge is to unravel the tangled web of finances when moving to a care home. Translating legalese can be a daunting subject and so easy to dismiss; saying you’ll deal with it another day. Well that day has come and we at Boarbank have teamed up with Napthens Solicitors for ‘An Afternoon of Information’. We intend to allay any fears you may have regarding powers of attorney, wills, how and when to complete them and importantly; how much does it cost? Also it’s a chance to question a solicitor free of charge! It will all be happening at Boarbank on Wednesday 1st March at 2.30pm. Please come along and join us for tea, cake and information. Give me a ring or drop me a line if you’d like to know more. We look forward to welcoming you. Telephone: 015395 32288 manager@boarbankhall.org.uk

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Victoria Hall was discussed under item 15 on the agenda and Councillor Peter Endsor reported back on an evening of festive carols, music and readings, organised and hosted by Victoria Hall manager, Sally Haines. Councillor Endsor praised Sally for all her hard work, not just for that evening (15th December) but for all the effort she puts in throughout the year which goes above and way beyond anything which is expected of her. The other Councillors were all in full agreement. Another thank you went to the Lengthsman, John Gilmore. On Christmas Day, the toilets at the lido were broken into and a lot of mess and damage caused. However, no money was taken.

Councillors thanked John for responding very quickly and for managing to get the facility open again on Boxing Day.

Item 8 included the Budget for 2017 -18. It was resolved, by five votes to one, to increase the precept so the Council can continue to run facilities and maintain the Victoria Hall. The Precept is the amount of money that the Town Council asks South Lakeland District Council to collect as part of the Council Tax demand. The effect on Council Tax bills in Grange will be that the section raised for the Town Council will increase by 5.8%. This means that a Band D household will pay an extra 36p a month.

On 24th January, South Lakeland District Council will inform Grange Town Council if an election is required in respect of the Casual Vacancy which came as a result of the resignation of Judith Shapland. The next meeting will take place in Victoria Hall at 7pm on Monday 13th February.

November 19th to December 20th Kerbside recycling comes to Grange

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kerbside collections, but it will take several days to complete. “If anyone hasn’t received a blue bag by the end of January and thinks they should have got one then please give us a call and we will arrange for one to be sent out.’’ County Councillor Bill Wearing told Grange Now: “I’m looking forward to making use of this service and there’s no doubt many residents in our area will benefit. My only wish is that we could have had it sooner!” Guide’s Lot and Berners Close recycling sites are still open for refuse, clothes and shoe donations and carrier bags etc.

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Electric Bike Network Grange Now (sister paper to Dalton & Ulverston Now) is delighted to be appointed as a charge point for the new and exciting initiative – the Electric Bike Network for Morecambe Bay. The network will be up and running later in the spring of 2017 and should encourage more visitors to the area. The future, for both the Electric Bike Network, and increased cycling tourism in the area looks hugely positive and should be of benefit to many local businesses. Now I know you are asking yourself...how is someone going to carry their bike up

to the Grange/Ulverston Now office (on Main Street in Grange) to charge their battery? We did consider installing a lift or perhaps long wires hanging from the windows, but it turns out that the battery on an electric bike can be removed and easily brought in for charging. This leaves the owner some time to visit the local cafes and shops, before returning fully recharged! Now where do I put that puncture repair kit? Morecambe Bay Cycle Way route - which the Electric Bike network will be supporting www.morecambebay.org.uk/ bay-cycle-way/route

Winter Woolies hand out On Tuesday 20th December, Anne Davison, her son and his partner took to the streets of Manchester to hand out the Christmas goodies and warm winter woolies which had been generously donated by residents in the district. Anne has kindly given us an account of the day: “I was absolutely overwhelmed by the

Lights raise a staggering total

Last year, the Christmas lights display at Trevenna, home of Jeremy and Mandy Voakes raised £3700 and unbelievably they have managed to top that this year with people donating an incredibly generous £5,330.75. Jeremy and Mandy came to the Grange Now office to present the cheque to

Romantic Weekend Dinner Menu Saturday 11th & Saturday 18th February, 2017

A Glass of Sparkling Wine & Canapes on Arrival V Cassoulet of Wild & Field Mushrooms a filo pastry casket Bathed in cream, garlic & Chablis, presented in V Roasted Vegetable & Goats Cheese Terrine croutons Finished with a sun dried tomato sauce and toasted Atlantic Prawn & Crab with Avocado Sundae lettuce, lemon wedge and buttered brown bread Bound in a Marie Rose sauce with crisp baby gem Petite Charlotte au Confit de Canard l charlotte with a rich port wine sauce Duck, shallots and wild mushrooms in a little individua Straw V Slow-Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Cheese V Luscious Lemon Zest Sorbet Pie `Carriages` Heart-shaped Chicken Puff Pastry and shallots in a creamy sherry sauce Tender chicken breast pieces, button mushrooms Luscious Lamb Shank Braised in Red Wine almonds With soft polenta, lime pesto and finished with toasted Passionate Paupiette of Lemon Sole a pool of creamy dill & Vermouth sauce Filled with a mousseline of salmon & spinach in

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generosity of everyone that contributed. The day started early for us all and we spent the whole day giving out the Christmas Bags. We had to keep going back to the car to get more as we couldn’t carry them all

the Chair of The Grange District and South Cumbria Branch of the NSPCC, Sheila Tyson, MBE. Sheila said:”Grange committee are hugely grateful for their continued support and it is lovely that it is something that so many people of all ages can enjoy. It was also wonderful that this year, for the first time, NSPCC was included in the lights. There were pictures [of the lights] all over social

at once. People were so very grateful with many putting their items on immediately and we met some real characters that brightened the whole day. One very young lady said it was nice to not be invisible and many were overwhelmed by all the items they were given. At the end of a day which I will never forget, we gave the remaining Christmas bags to two homeless shelters. I can’t thank everyone enough and I will continue to give each time I visit a city now.

media and they were even on the news!” The Voakes’ would also like to say a big thank you to electrician, Brian Cowperthwaite, for coming to the rescue a couple of times - fortunately we avoided Cark being plunged into darkness! Also all our colleagues at Archway Vets for their support keeping the practice running smoothly whilst I was busy up ladders. We hope to see you all again Christmas 2017.”

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New staff for Progression

Progression Solicitors who have offices in Ulverston, Windermere, Grangeover-Sands and Barrow have expanded with the appointment of three new team members.

high standards and commitment to legal training”

George Lonsdale is a senior solicitor with many years’ experience most recently at a firm in Lancashire. He will head the commercial litigation team based in Ulverston. Helen Lloyd joins as a trainee solicitor after working as a paralegal for some years at another firm. “I am delighted to be undertaking my training contract with Progression and chose them because of their

Leonie Bentley has relocated to South Cumbria from London where she has many years legal experience in property and will be joining the property team in Windermere in a support role.

Managing Director Anthony Smith said “Recruitment within the county is recognised as a challenge for businesses, as a firm we work hard to attract the best talent from across the country. We are lucky to have a wide and varied caseload including a great deal of highprofile work and I believe it is this that allows us to continually attract strong talent to the team.”

Enrolment day at Lower Holker Bowling Club Lower Holker would like to invite members, old and new, to join the bowling club for the 2017 season. Enrolment takes place at the bowling green, beside Lower Holker Village Hall between 2 - 4pm. Everyone is welcome. If you have toyed with the idea of taking up bowling why not make 2017 the year you actually do it. Tuition can be arranged, if required. Contact: 015395 58918.

Tim’s Column

I hope you are all enjoying your new recycling bags and getting used to putting them out regularly for collection from your door rather than having to pack your rubbish into the car and drive it along to the old recycling centre. I know that having to sort through your rubbish and put it all into different containers is a bit more work than simply putting it all in a bag and heaving it into your grey bin. But please trust me it really is worth it. Last year the amount of recycled waste collected by South Lakeland District Council was at the highest level ever and with the addition of plastic and cardboard to the list of things that they will collect from outside your door I am fairly confident that this year will be even better still. We are getting very close to the point where we can claim that more waste here is being recycled than put into landfill with the figure standing at 47% recycled last year, up from 43% the year before. I do know, however, that this success can sometimes bring its frustrations when the council needs to reschedule deliveries because their wagons are not big enough to take all of the rubbish that you are putting out for them to collect. So please bear with them, especially at these early stages and take any delays as a sign that you are doing a brilliant job at avoiding sending unnecessary stuff to landfill. It is amazing what some of the things you put in the recycling end up being used for. In Cumbria our council is the first one in the

country to trial using recycled plastic in the resurfacing of roads. Apparently mixing the plastic with the other stuff they use to resurface makes the surface last longer and reduces the carbon footprint. So think about that when you put out your bag full of plastic bottles and tins, you could even be doing your bit to reduce the potholes in our roads! On other issues. I am continuing to press our local hospital trust to provide an Urgent Care Centre at Kendal. Last year we saw a 15% increase in the number of people going to A&E and clearly at times the hospital in Lancaster simply couldn’t cope. We saw several occasions during December when ambulances had to wait more than 2 hours to deliver their patient into the hospital. This is clearly unacceptable. What worries me most is that under the Government’s current plans our local health service needs to find over half a billion of savings over the next four years. That is a frighteningly large amount of money particularly when all we see is demand rising. Finally, I was really pleased that Northern Rail decided to reintroduce their discounted season tickets for students aged between 16 and 18. The additional costs were causing great difficulties for parents not just around Grange but also in Windermere and Staveley where many students also need to use Northern to get to school or college. Let’s just hope that 2017 brings us even more positive news. Thanks Tim

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County Matters

At our January meeting of the Full County Council I raised the issue of Unitary Governance for the whole area of Cumbria. This would involve removing the confusing system we have at present of six Districts and one County Authority. It would provide all the services from housing, social care, children’s services, transport and highways plus a raft of other services under one Council, leaving the Parish Councils alone to do their local work. This would be a major reorganisation but from a recent report from Ernest Young the Accountancy firm this would result in a saving of between 50 to 80 million pounds over a five year period. I have been an advocate for this for some time and will keep on pressing all colleagues from all Councils to bite the bullet and make the decision to help simplify our Council system and make

Mayor’s Report

The Mayoral chain has so far had no 2017 outings, though the period just before Christmas was fairly busy, firstly with an invitation to the very well attended Flower Arranger’s Christmas Gala where we were taken through the construction of an amazing array of Christmas themed floral displays. This was followed a few days later by the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at St Paul’s Church where the choir excelled itself. Looking forward into the New Year I await the results of SLDC’s Lido Consultation which I really hope will bring a sensible and affordable answer to the Lido conundrum, a result which brings

it easier for residents to access all services in a more timely and efficient way. I have just had a reminder from our Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service asking us all to test our smoke detectors every month.Smoke detectors do save lives and it only takes a few minutes each month to check them. At present the County Council Scrutiny Board is looking at the provision of Extra Care Housing in the County. This is housing which meets the requirements of those who do not need high – level residential/nursing care over the next decade. The Strategy is to work with partner councils, developers and housing partners to introduce more schemes where people have their own accommodation rather than residential care or shared housing. Regards Bill Wearing, Conservative County Councillor Grange Division.

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a long term future for the site as a public space with imaginative business potential. The New Year will also bring a conclusion to the Consultation on the future of the Victoria Hall. With this in mind I am looking forward to the public meeting on Thursday February 16th at 7pm in the hall, where hopefully, people will come forward to form a committee of friends of the Victoria Hall to lead on fundraising events, advertising and more.

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FEBRUARY Tues 31st (Jan) 7th/14th/21st/28th Cartmel Health Walk - walks for all standards, meet at Cartmel Racecourse grandstand 10.45am. Contact Ewen Cameron on 32319 or e.cameron1@btinternet.com Wed 1st/15th/22nd - Ballroom Dancing Classes. Beginners/ Improvers 7-8.30pm. Intermediate/ Advanced 8-9.30pm with IDTA teacher. Allithwaite Community Centre. Call Emma on 07399 096547. Please note half-term for us is 8th February. Wed 1st/8th/15th - The FEEL GOOD SINGALONG at Allithwaite Community Centre, 11am-12pm. £6 Check website for dates songbirdsonsong.webs.com Thurs 2nd/9th/16th – Singing for Memory at Allithwaite Community Centre.For people with memory or speech difficulties or dementia. Janice 58001, Isabel 36378, Sheila 33422 for information and booking. Fri 3rd/10th/17th/24th - LAKES SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING CLUB – Lindale Village Hall, Lindale – Friday evenings 7.30-9.30 pm. Newcomers – free first class. Just come along to the class or ring Helena Nixon 01524781048 Tues 7th/14th/21st/28th Grange Old Time Dance Club. Popular Sequence dancing at Lindale Village Hall 7.30pm to 10pm. Contact Lis 35512 for details. 17th, 24th Feb - Arnside Country Market re-opens. W.I.Hall Orchard Road Arnside LA5 ODP. 9.30am 11.30am. Free entry, refreshments available.

Tues 14th/21st Circle Dancing. Community dance for all. Allithwaite Community Centre 2.15-4.15. £7 per week. Helen Brooks 015395 35022 Thurs 2nd - Cartmel Peninsula Local History Society in Cartmel Village Hall at 7.30pm. Claire Asplin will talk about the Lindale Cave Excavation. All welcome, nonmembers £2.50 Friday, February 3rd,Grange and District Natural History Society, Conservation Grazing: Cows that work for Wildlife, Dr Bill Grayson, URC Hall 7:30 pm Sun 5th - Grange Popular Sequence Dancing with Grahame and Bernice at Victoria Hall 7.30 to 10pm. Contact Lis 35512 or Grahame and Bernice on 01282 416278 for details.

Sat 11th - ‘Letting off Steam’. Arnside Educational Institute see arts page Mon 13th - Grange Probus. The History of Sir John Barrow. Netherwood Hotel Visitors welcome: £5 including refreshments Tues 14th - Grange Lecture Society. Captain James Cook with Peter Warwick. Victoria Hall 7.15pm. All welcome. £4 on the door. Students & under 18’s: £2.

VICTORIA HALL Wed 1, 8

Dance lessons with James Reeder 7pm

Thur 2, 9, 16 & 23

Yoga with Tracey 10am

Sun 5

Tues 7th - Grange Fibromyalgia and M.E /C.F.S Friends, 2pm to 4pm,Living Well Cafe, Thornleigh Hotel. Enquiries: 33022.

Dancing with Grahame & Bernice 7.30pm

Tue 7, 14, 21

Yoga with Shelley 10am

Tue 7

Storm Chaser 7.15pm

Tues 7th - Mothers & Others. Tiger Lily Trust. 7.30pm. St Charles RC Church. Kents Bank Road, Grange.

Sat 11

50/60 Disco 7pm

Mon 13

Grange Town Council meeting 7pm

Tue 14

Lecture: Captain James Cook 7.15pm

Thur 16

Open Meeting re Victoria Hall Supporters Group 7pm

Fri 17

Michael C.L. Hodgson Property Auction 2pm

Tue 21

U3A monthly meeting 10.15am (Main Hall)

Fri 24

Social Dancing (not sequence) 7.30pm

Tues 28 Sat Mar 4

South Pacific 7.30pm nightly & Sat matinee

Tues 7th - Grange Forum. (11am) Forum Quiz with buffet lunch @ £5. Abbot Hall Hotel, Kents Bank.

Tues 7th - Grange Lecture Society. Storm Chaser with Tom Lynch. Victoria Hall 7.15pm. All welcome. £4 on the door. Students & under 18’s: £2. Wed 8th - Newton & Field Broughton WI. Lindale Village Hall at 7.15pm. Richard Rhodes will be speaking about, ‘My Role as a Police Commissioner’. Sat 11th – 50’s and 60’s Disco. Victoria Hall 7-11pm. Tickets £15 (including supper) Mary Ann 32265 or Isabel 36378.

Tues 14th - South Lakeland Decorative & Fine Arts Society 1.30pm. ‘Getting Plastered’ Dr David Borthwick BA (Hons), Brewery Arts Centre. Entry £10. Fri 17th. Grange and District Natural History Society, Aspects of Aragon: Featuring the Flora and Fauna of Spain, Judith Robinson, United Reformed Church Hall, 7:30 pm Sat 18th - Jumble sale and coffee morning in Storth Village Hall to raise money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation. 10 am: Entry £1 incl refreshments. Mon 20th - Cartmel & District Flower Club 50th anniversary. We will welcome Carol Philpot’s ‘Travellers Tales’ in Cartmel village hall at 2 pm. This is also subscription day. Tues 21st - Grange Forum. (2pm). “It should have been stopped” Maurice Steele. Abbot Hall Hotel Tues 21st - Mothers & Others. Craft night with Sandra and Mum. 7.30pm. St Charles RC Church. Thurs 23 - Grange WI, RC Church Meeting Room. Treating patients in Peru by David Tomison. Contact Margaret 36735 for details. Fri 24th - Lower Holker Bowling Club enrolment day. 2 - 4pm. Fri 24th - Ballroom & Latin Social Dance Evening, Victoria Hall, 7.3010pm. £6 bekrigg@gmail.com Tues 28th - Grange Forum (10.15am). ‘Die Mauer’- The Berlin Wall story. Abbot Hall Hotel. Tues 28th - You will find a warm welcome at the Tea Pot Spot. Drop in between 10.30 - 12. Allithwaite Community Centre.

Capturing the true meaning of the season ‘Friends at Christmas’ are delighted to report that 45 residents of Grange joined together for a meal on Christmas Day at Fishover-Chips. Although not our usual venue we were treated to the usual high quality full Christmas turkey dinner with all the trimmings. The meal was expertly cooked for the second year running by Robert and Sharon Sanbrook and we are most grateful. We are also grateful to Andy Webb for providing excellent musical accompaniment during the day. Planning for this event starts in January and activity begins in earnest in September. We have a dedicated team of volunteers who year after year work tirelessly over many months to bring the event together. For Christmas 2016 we were delighted to have

help from younger members of the community including Maisy Lawton-Thompson who made name badges and William Mitchell Parr. Maisy and William also helped Santa hand out gifts on the day. Our team of volunteers take on various other roles on Christmas Day including collecting guests, preparing and serving food, washing up and organising entertainment. None of this could happen without the contributions we receive on the day and the support of businesses and individuals in Grange who have generously provided cash and gifts of food and other services over the last 10 years. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to: At Home Café, Bagot’s Opticians, Bella Moda, Booths (Ulverston), Builders Supply

Grange, Butterfingers, Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Co, The Chocolate Shop, Co-op, Country House, Cromptons, Davenports, The Fishing Hut, Fletchers, Grange Bakery, Grange Chamber of Commerce and Hoteliers Association, Grange Flowers, Grange Laundry, Grange Now, Hackney and Leigh, Hazelmere Bakery, Higginson’s Butchers, Johnsons the Jewellers, Kacuzi, Karen Rhodes Catering, Lakes Optical, Michael C L Hodgson, Paragon, Postlethwaites, Proctors Butchers, Robinsons Electric, Scissor Sisters, The Shearing Shed, South Lakeland Garden Centre, The Spar, Sunrise Café, The Netherwood Hotel, The Treatment Rooms and VIBE. Fiona Daley, Chair, Friends at Christmas

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FOOD & DRINK

Poached Eggs with Toasted Ciabattas and Caramelised Pancetta We have multi-talented members of staff here at Low Sizergh Barn and Hannah Storton is no exception. Look out for her working in the milking parlour and in the farm shop, which proudly stocks eggs from her flock/flush/paddling/raft of ducks (please choose your favourite collective noun - and yes, we did have to Google them).

Hannah’s duck eggs have inspired our recipe for this month, which is a variation on one featured in Peter Sidwell’s Simply Good Taste (available in the farm shop Shippon, £14.99). Ingredients 2 tbsp vinegar 8 duck eggs Butter 4 Ciabattas, toasted ground pepper

8 rashers of pancetta or streaky bacon

2 tsp honey or icing sugar Method

1. Grill the pancetta until it is crisp, then brush with a little honey or dust with icing sugar. Place in the top oven to keep warm.

2. To poach the eggs, bring the saucepan of salted water to the boil and add the vinegar. Reduce the heat until the water is just bubbling and stir with a spoon to create a whirlpool motion. 3. Crack the eggs into a small bowl so you can slide them into the water rather than dropping them in. 4. Cook for four minutes then remove the poached eggs with a slotted spoon.

5. To serve, butter the toasted ciabattas and top with the pancetta and poached eggs. Mill a little black pepper on top and serve.

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Valentine’s Day! We all need to treat our loved ones from time to time, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to do just that. Love it or loathe it, it is creeping closer… There doesn’t have to be any big romantic gestures or expensive gifts involved (unless your other half has similar expectations to Kim Kardashian or Kanye West). Usually it is the thought that counts. So you could do worse than rustling up a tasty home-cooked dinner complete with Dry Aged Sirloin Steaks, some chunky potato wedges, a bottle of good wine and a sentimental redenveloped card. Higginsons have a Valentines Special Offer running from the 9th – 14th Feb

Coffee and Cake offer

We are now proud to say that we are using Farrers of Kendal coffee, so to celebrate this our February deal is buy a cup of coffee and receive a cake slice for

Two Dry Aged Sirloin Steaks

With a FREE Peppercorn / Mushroom Sauce for £12 (Or 10% off all prime Beef Steaks) Before any panic sets in, you don’t need to be an accomplished cook to pull this off either. Just follow our simple guide to cook the perfect steak… nn Bring the steaks to room temperature before cooking nn Season the steaks, then place them in a very hot pan nn Fry the steaks on each side depending on how you like them cooked nn Rare: Sear for 1½ mins each side, Medium/ Rare: Sear for 2-2 ½ mins on each side, Medium: Sear for 3 mins each side, Medium/ Well: Sear for 4 mins on each side, Well Done: Sear for 5 mins on each side nn Leave to rest for a couple of minutes before serving onto warm plates

a £1.00, nothing better on a cold winters day than a lovely hot cup of coffee and a sweet tasting cake. Our newly refurbished shop is warm and welcoming and there are lots of lovely treats to tempt you. We have now added to our range of

Tarte a la citron and crème custard a mouth watering, ever so Moorish Cheese cake with lots of different flavours available. So why not pop in, get warm, look around, have a chat and treat yourself, because here at Grange Bakery “We know you’re worth it”.

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NATURE & GARDENING

Funding available for students Students being educated for the farming, forestry and the horticultural industry are being encouraged to apply for funding.

The Swales Trust Fund, which is administered by Cumbria Community Foundation, provides awards up to £1,000 to support students who are working towards land- based qualifications. Examples of activities supported include study materials, specialist equipment and exceptional study travel costs. Students who are studying in Cumbria will be given priority. Individuals who are living in Cumbria but are studying outside the county at appropriate institutions, will also be considered. There are no age restrictions on who can apply.

In the previous round of funding, one applicant received funding towards specialist equipment and clothing required for an agriculture diploma at Newton Rigg College.

Ellen Clements, Grants Officer at Cumbria Community Foundation said: “We’re very proud to be managing the Swales Trust, which helps young people who wish to pursue a career in the landbased sector. Given the rurality of Cumbria, it is essential that we invest in our future farmers, foresters and landscapers.”

Applications need to be submitted by Friday 10th March 2017 to be reviewed by the panel on Tuesday 11th April 2017. Visit cumbriafoundation.org or for more information contact Ellen Clementson 01900 825760 or ellen@cumbriafoundation.org

More news from across the pond Grange Now recently reported on the 23 new ducks which were introduced to Grange Duck Pond throughout 2016. To follow on from that, volunteer, Tom Ross, has put together some figures which show what was, and what is estimated to be spent, throughout 2017. Total amount received from the donation pillar was £1664 and out of that, £1205 was spent on new ducks, £303 on floating pellet duck food and £35 worth of miscellaneous costs.

Tom told Grange Now, “Sadly, five ducks have died (monetary loss of £200) some of them are through feeding the ducks bread, and at least six ducks have been stolen,

Calling all bakers Have you ever watched the Great British Bake Off and thought ‘I could do that’ well now here’s your chance to prove it. If you enjoy baking and would like to sell some of your creations, well here is your opportunity.

Arnside Country Market are looking for bakers to join their regular Friday country market at the W.I. Hall. With the weekly market reopening on 17th February, this is a great opportunity for those who enjoy making and baking, whether it be cakes, tray bakes, pies, scones or tarts. Arnside Country Market takes place at the W.I. Hall on Orchard Road every Friday morning from

with a monetary loss of £240. At some point last year, someone left nine domestic farmyard ducks, one of which has since died”. Proposed estimated costs for 2017 are £1700 which includes £200 for an updated replacement identification board (£200), replacement ducks (£600) and pellet duck food (£900).

Tom went on to reiterate the importance of feeding the right food to the ducks as bread has caused the death of several ducks. Pellet duck food can be bought from the Hazelmere Bakery, Paragon or from the container next to the donation box which is situated next to the pond near the toilets.

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In February, there’s a sniff of spring in the air but we’re not out of the wintry woods yet. Harvest any left over brassicas you might have still clinging on and try and clear any remaining beds. If you haven’t mulched these, do it now, and it’s also probably a good time to throw any other supplements (lime, fish blood bone, etc) you use onto your beds (except wood ash which will be washed away).

If you want to take advantage of any sun that there is, you can cover the beds with black plastic sheeting to try and warm the soil a little more quickly but take care not to let rain pool on them as this will compact the soil underneath. At home, you can begin populating your window sills with seedlings of broad beans, leeks and lettuces. As for tomatoes, I tend to get my best results from the cherry varieties and Sungold is my absolute favourite. Tomatoes and Chilli peppers benefit

greatly from an early start, the longer their season the longer they get to fully ripen.

I’m going all out for lettuce this year. I recently visited a fruit and vegetable market in France on holiday and was amazed at the number of different textures, colours and flavours of the varieties on offer some of which are as beautiful as any flower. Lollo rosso, Cos, Batavia, Escarole and Butterhead sound like glamorous and much more favourable destinations compared than a boring old Iceberg. Sow lettuces in seed trays indoors and plant out when they have couple of pairs of true leaves, they don’t need full sun but a decent bit of room and regular watering so they don’t bolt. You could try growing them in between well spaced rows of broad beans.

The ability to reproduce something like this hopefully is one of the great things about growing your own, I usually also grow Tomatilloes (at odds with the way it sounds these more like physalis or Chinese lanterns than tomatoes, each one growing inside a papery husk) and Padron peppers (a naturally occurring form of Russian roulette where one in ten of these, usually exceptionally mild mannered chilli peppers, being devilishly super spicy) every year as kind of living souvenirs.

Snowdrop Weekends

A rare opportunity to visit the Holker Gardens during the Winter time. The Gardens will be open from 10.30am to 4.00pm on the 17th – 19th & 24th – 26th February Gardens & Park £8.50 adults, children free

9.30 to 11.30 and is free to enter. A wide range of local artisan producers offer, cards, candles, chocolate, jewellery, wood craft, baking and local hand crafts. There is even a fresh fish stall. Why not find out more by calling Sharon Moreton on 01524 762043

Arnside Country Market Reopens 17th Feb Then every Friday morning 9.30 - 11.30 W.I. Hall Orchard Road Arnside We’d love to meet you. Free entry - refreshments available.

Free parking and free entry to the Café, Food Hall & Gift Shop which will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3rd February.

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ART & MUSIC

ARNSIDE HIGHLIGHTS Letting off steam!

Saturday, 11th Feb at 7.30pm Letting off Steam is a show of entertaining rhythms, rhyming and ranting from three of the North’s top female wordsmiths. Kate Fox will stir you with moving verse and then have you laughing at the daftness of life. Supported by Union Jill’s soaring songs, Kate’s stand-up poetry is delivered with wit, passion and energy. ‘Letting off Steam’ will poke fun at the things that are tricky in life and celebrate the things that make it all better. Get away from irritations and obligations with uplifting verse, comedy and surprising stories. Ticket information below

Artist of the month singer/songwriter David Kay Photo by Graham Binns

A View from the Edge

Sunday, 5th March at 7.30pm

We’re delighted to say that our artist of the month this month is the extremely talented, David Kay. Many of you will have seen David perform locally but if you haven’t, you really should. I know you live locally, are you Grange district, born and bred? Do you have siblings? I’ve lived in Cark-in-Cartmel all my life (20 years) but I was actually born in Lancaster so not quite born, bred and buttered. I love living around here, there’s a lot of beautiful places in the area that mean a lot to me and I forget how lucky I am to live here sometimes. I have one brother who is two years my senior; he’s a primary teacher and lives in Bolton now, so it’s always nice when he comes home for a while. We’re very close and he’s one of my best mates too so that’s nice, I know a lot of brothers fight but we’ve grown out of that now I like to think. When did your love of music start? Are other members of your family musical? I can’t really remember a time when I wasn’t listening to music, I’ve been lucky enough to have been brought up in a house where music always seems to be playing. I distinctly remember having an early love for The Beatles; me and my brother used to sing Yellow Submarine and Can’t Buy Me Love with my Dad when we were very young. Both my parents have an awesome music taste, which is where I’ve picked up some of my favourite artists from, particularly Jackson Browne and James Taylor from my Mum and The Jam and Damien Rice from my Dad. My

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brother is into some great music too and is an extremely talented bass guitarist. Which instruments do you play and are you self-taught? I play guitar, mainly acoustic nowadays, but I started with electric. I sing, play harmonica, a little bit of bass and I’m currently trying to learn the piano (New Year’s resolution) but that’s still in its very early stages so there’s still time to burn our piano and give up completely - it seems to be going okay at the minute. I’ve had guitar lessons through school and college from Richard Tordoff, Paddy Garrigan and Steve Porrit, all of whom are great musicians and have been a great help. I’ve not had lessons for years now and just learn things myself; writing my own music seems to help a lot. When and where was your first gig? My first gig was on New Year’s Eve of 2012 at The Engine Inn in Cark. It was a nice night filled with a bunch of friends and family. I played with my brother on bass that night which was fun too. I’ve since played over two-hundred gigs of my own material which include tours around the UK and a tour in Europe, playing in Germany, Czech Republic and Vienna back in June 2016 with my mate and fellow singer/songwriter Joe McCorriston. I’m itching to get touring again… What inspires you, and/or what has inspired you when writing songs? I can get inspired by anything depending on the mood I’m in. I love to write songs about people and relationships between them, that’s something that’s always

interested me greatly. I make up a lot of characters in my songs or exaggerate characteristics of people I already know to make new characters. I’ve just finished writing a new EP that follows a relationship between two fictional characters and that’s been a lot of fun to write. I’m inspired a lot by the music of Billy Bragg because I think he’s the master of writing songs about everything and nothing. Some of his music is incredibly powerful and political, but then other times he writes about the simplest things in life. He’s the kind of writer that I reckon could write an amazing song about literally anything and that’s the kind of songwriter I aspire to be like. What have you got planned for this year? This year I want to write and play as much as possible, continuing to try and get more and more people to hear my stuff. I’m currently recording a brand new EP that I’ve mentioned and I’m really excited about releasing that because it’s totally different to the music I’ve released previously and I believe it to be the best stuff I’ve written, musically and lyrically. I’m going to try and do more touring around the UK and hopefully do a few full-band gigs; I’ve got the foundations of a band together so it’s just a case of rehearsing and booking the gigs now. I feel like at the end of 2016 I relaxed a bit on the music front due to other commitments, but I’m eager to start writing, playing and promoting again now. I’m looking forward to seeing what this year has to offer. Facebook: davidkayacoustic davidkaymusic.bandcamp.com

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Arnside Highlights is delighted to be hosting Owdyado Theatre Co with their play: ‘A View from the Edge’. Private eye and troubled sleeper Charlie Daniels is hired by the seductive Elise Hillerman to investigate the disappearance of her husband - a prominent gallery owner. Meanwhile writers Charlotte & Dan struggle to write their new noir-inspired theatre show about an art forgery ring. A View from the Edge provokes a mind-bending journey through dreams, imagination & real life. Contains original score from Ben Sutcliffe, (The People’s String Foundation), and is directed by award winning film and stage director Brett Harvey (Weekend Retreat). Owdyado Theatre produce original work that tours across the UK. More Info www. owdyado.co.uk Tickets are £8 – adult, £4 child and are available from Sue Hayward 01524 762254 suediane57@gmail.com Suitable for ages 14+

Levens Choir named as finalists In the second Cumbria Life Culture Awards, Levens Choir are one of five choirs who have been nominated for ‘Choir of the Year’. The awards presentation takes place on Friday February 3 at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, from 7.30pm and will be hosted by Stuart Maconie. Former Artist of the Month, Jess Gillam will be performing. There are still a few tickets left (£20).


Organ Recital with Peter Crompton

On Saturday 4th March, Peter Crompton is giving an organ recital at Cartmel Priory with all proceeds going to Christian Aid.

Peter received the honorary title of Organist Emeritus on his retirement as Director of Music at the Royal Hospital School, where he presided over the magnificent four manual organ of the cathedral sized chapel for nearly forty years. As a recitalist and accompanist, Peter has appeared at many major venues including St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Liverpool Cathedral and the Royal Albert Hall, where he has played the mighty Willis organ for the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance for twenty years! It is broadcast on BBC television and radio and attended by Her Majesty the Queen and other members of the Royal Family as well as the Prime Minister and other leading members of the government.

He has also performed at many leading concert venues and cathedrals throughout this country and abroad. Peter has also broadcast on BBC Radio 2 & 3 and has made several highly acclaimed recordings on the organ of the Royal Hospital School. The latest entitled ‘Encore’ on the Regent label will be available on the night of the recital. Peter was also recently the subject of the popular ITV programme ‘Surprise, Surprise’ playing the iconic Wurlitzer organ in the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool. Recent recitals have included the Organ Festival at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, the Moot Hall in Colchester and the Corn Exchange, Ipswich and future recitals include the Victoria Hall, Hanley, the Chapel of the Royal Hospital School and Westminster Cathedral. Enjoy an evening of wonderful music at Cartmel Priory on Saturday 4th March at 7.30pm. Tickets for the recital cost £10.

A Miscellany of Music, Mirth and Merriment To celebrate St Patrick’s Day on Friday 17th March, Victoria Hall are planning a fun evening event to mark the occasion. You wine, dine and dance to the wonderful music of The Sands Band and friends. Tickets will be available from the Tourist Information Centre from the beginning of February but if you would like more information please ring: 015395 32375. More info next month!

Leave winter behind and head to the South Pacific Enjoy the blue seas, skies and thrilling songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein musical ‘South Pacific’, courtesy of Grange Amateur Operatic Society. This romantic show has not yet been performed in Grange, and has some incredible players, some new and others who are tried and tested! ‘Some enchanted evening’, sung by Emile (Steve Low) to Nellie Forbush (Eleanor Font – Tom Gray’s sister) will carry you up into the clouds that surround the magical island of Bali Hai, an island full of native girls, french girls, marines, sailors and seabees, who remind us that ‘There is nothing like a dame’, and also singing about the irrepressible “Bloody Mary” (Ann Heap) and her beautiful

daughter Liat (Daisy Skyrme). Whilst Lieutenant Cable (Simon McCleery) uses is lovely tenor voice to tell of his love for Liat in ‘Younger than Springtime’. The nurses try to help Nellie, ‘Wash that man right out of her hair’, but to no avail.

New faces, Mark Payne and Alistair Rae join with Mick Malkin to complicate the action until a happy ending beckons with the adorable children – Amos Rand and Alice Payne, Nerissa Blatchley and Max Burrow bring a tear of happiness with “Dites mois” as this happy show climaxes. Jane Thedham and Jean Malkin continue their winning formula from last year’s show ‘Annie’ as Musical Director and

Producer with Gail Low doing the choreography, Hilary Stubbs Stage Manager and Costumes and Bob Somerset ensuring the sun shines bright with his lighting effects on Colin Burrow’s beautiful, exotic scenery.

The Victoria Hall is, of course, the venue for the show which has six performances to choose from between Tuesday 28th February and Saturday 4th March. Tickets are available from Saturday 4th. February at Grange Information Centre in person, or credit card phone bookings on 015395 34026.

Concessions available for Saturday matinee and Tuesday evening performances. Please support live theatre in Grange and your Victoria Hall.

Two local lasses release very different books! This month, Grange Now was contacted by two young ladies with a connection to the area, who have each published their debut books.

Firstly, Justine Atkinson contacted us about her book ‘Cartmel Characters - Modern Life in a Medieval Village’. The book provides an insightful account of the array of colourful characters that reside within the village; from world-renowned Michelin star chef Simon Rogan, to a once surgeon to the Royal family, the village dog, founders of the famous Cartmel Sticky Toffee pudding, a local landlord, a young lady who rears birds of prey, and most importantly the longstanding residents of the village. The book is available in shops across Cumbria including, Low Sizergh Barn, Bookends in Carlisle and Keswick, Fred’s

Grange Drama Grapevine The reading of Blithe Spirit, an improbable farce written by Noel Coward heads Grange Drama’s Spring Play reading programme and there is talk that Hay Fever will follow in the summer! Blithe Spirit was the longest running West End play of the twentieth century until Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap came along. Noel Coward is possibly better known because of his connections with the film Brief Encounter, as its screenwriter and co-director

Bookshop in Ambleside, Perfect English - Cartmel, Unsworth’s Yard - Cartmel, and Kerr and Sons bookshop - Cartmel, with more in the pipe line. It also also available on Amazon: www.amazon.co.uk/ dp/1788086783

Former Grange Now deliverer, Cheryl Muir also got in touch to tell us about her debut novel, ‘Angel of the Night’. Currently living in London, Cheryl grew up in the area and attended Grange Primary and Cartmel Priory School

and the ‘locational success of Carnforth Station’ years later.

Grange Drama first staged Blithe Spirit at the Cumbria Grand Hotel in 1990 and record audiences attended and they witnessed a never to be forgotten delivery by Eve Baynes of Madame Arcati’s famous line - “Is there anybody there?” This role is one many actors still dream of performing and the next best thing is to come along and read the part in this well known and highly improbable farce. Why not join us on Thursday 23 February at Grange Institute starting at 7.30 pm. Do you have to book a seat for this? Not yet but

before moving to Vancouver in 2009. Cheryl told Grange Now: “Not only was the book partly written while I was in the Lake District, but it’s also the setting for a major scene in the book in which the leading man experiences childhood tragedy that shapes him throughout the rest of his life.” Angel of the Night is an erotic thriller and Cheryl says the book is available for purchase online via major retailers including Amazon and Waterstones.

Coward may yet oust Ayckbourn in the popularity stakes with both actors and readers.

Latest news of The All England One Act Drama Festival is that Grange Drama, are busy alongside Cosgood Players as they rehearse Ken Smyth’s latest play Who do you think you are? Also involved in local publicity for the festival please make a diary note to support this event on Saturday 25 March 2017 at Victoria Hall when several Cumbrian AmDram groups will be taking part. www.grange-drama.org.uk

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2017 has well and truly begun now but February can often feel very wintry and cold. Please remember that a warm welcome awaits at all our services. This includes our joint services with our Methodist friends, second Sunday of the month at the URC and third Sunday at the Methodist Church.

Our Women’s Guild continue their sessions on Wednesday afternoons at 2.30pm, to which everybody is welcome. Rev’d Jo Rand leads a Devotional meeting on 1st February, while on 8th February there is a games afternoon. On 15th February Alison Adam is speaking and on the 22nd, Zelma Hallett’s talk is entitled ‘I Remember’. On 18th February, we are continuing our tradition of a Social Evening, with supper and entertainment in the hall. Tickets available shortly.

Churches Together in Grange and District At a meeting on 12th January we looked to the year just beginning. Dates were set for Lent Lunches: 12noon to 1.30pm.

3rd March, The Women’s World Day of Prayer is at Johns’ Flookburgh on Friday. The Service is followed by refreshments. The theme this year has been prepared by the ladies of the Philippines, “Am I being unfair to you?” All welcome. 10th March St Charles Catholic Church

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As part of the Cartmel Peninsula Team ministry, we began the new year on January 1st with a very meaningful service of Holy Communion at St Paul’s Church, Grange. This was a joint service for all the churches in the team and we look forward to working more closely together in the coming year. The following week at St Mary’s we hosted a very successful curry night which included a presentation about the work of ‘Children of Hope’ in Uganda – a charity which seeks to provide education and health care as a means of empowering orphans and other children from impoverished families with

St Paul’s, Grange

Christmas was a wonderful time of diverse services, something for everyone, with the Boarbank Advent Carol Service in a beautiful setting, the Grange CE Primary School nursery nativity with lots of ‘oohs and aahs’, traditional singing and words at the Carol Services at both Fell Church and St Paul’s, Christingle with crib, lights and candles, special Communion services on Christmas Eve and

hope for their future. One of our members is part of a short term team of medics and others who are visiting Uganda this month and we look forward to an update on their return. The proceeds from the curry night, together with a recent sponsored 40 mile bicycle ride by one of our church

families, raised just over £1,000 for this work.

Christmas Day, all in addition to our ‘normal’ services.

As usual, we had pleasure in supporting a range of charities through our Christmas services including The Children’s Society and Water Aid.

We now look forward to Cake and Candlemas, a service by candlelight, at 3.30pm on Sunday 5th February. Cake services started in 2016 and have been very successful with all generations. They are short, lively and everyone is invited to take part. At our after school event on 2nd February we will be making candles to use in the service – and we will have enough for everyone! So come along to the service on 5th and enjoy the warmest of welcomes.

Director, the Priory Choir, the Staff and Children of Cartmel CE Primary School and all who worked behind the scenes.

The music and singing was superb; costumes were creative and at times, wonderfully amusing; acting by the main characters showed them to be true thespians; stagecraft was evident with timely entrances and exits and the children shepherded by their Headteacher, Teacher and School Governor, flouting their excellent sheep masks, were delightful!All in all a real success and a very entertaining performance. To say this was just a rehearsal was astounding!Could this become an annual treat? Let’s hope so!

New Year’s Day was celebrated as a Cartmel Peninsula Team service, led by Rev’d Rachel Stavert in St Paul’s. About 120 people attended and greatly enjoyed this opportunity to worship together.

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Toast Church at Grange Methodist Church did a modern presentation of the Nativity story. Martha, studio presenter from ‘Bethlehem Today’, was in contact with Amos, a roving reported, delayed by a traffic jam. He was able to interview some bystanders, (members of the congregation), shepherds, the innkeeper’s wife, and the kings, travelling from the East. This was

interspersed with appropriate carols, new and old. Music was provided by guitars, viola, cello and piano, and Jo, our minister, reminded us of the truth of the story and the true meaning of Christmas.

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out significant words to do with Christmas. Members of the congregation, appointed as shepherds, wise men and angels, had calls when their roles were mentioned. Again, Jo closed the service with thoughts of Christmas and prayers. The children and congregation then tucked into a delicious buffet spread, provided as a Jacob’s Join, by parents and friends. Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year.


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SOCIETY ROUND-UP Allithwaite & Cartmel WI At the first meeting of 2017 , members were welcomed and wished a Happy New Year by the President. Following the business, the speaker, Ken Taylor was introduced and gave a fascinating talk about a holiday in Peru. As this was predominantly a bird watching trip, he showed some wonderful shots of the very brightly coloured native species. The journeys within Peru were hair raising but more than worthwhile as his slides so clearly showed. Machu Picchu was a highlight of the trip and he gave a wonderful photographic account of its discovery. The next meeting will be Tuesday February 7th. Grange Soroptimists Club members met early in January for a business meeting. Singing for Memory restarted on 12th January and will be held weekly on a Thursday morning at Allithwaite Community Centre except for half term. If you or someone you know has problems with memory, mild or moderate dementia or problems with speech why not consider attending. Ring Isabel 36378 or Janice 58001 or Sheila 33422 for information and to book. Our next big event will be the 50’s and 60’s disco Feb 11th in the Victoria Hall. This was very popular when we held one two years ago. Tickets £15 including supper. Ring Isabel 36378 or Mary Ann 32265. Anyone interested in joining the club or getting further information on events or our work/ Singing for Memory sessions see our website www.sigbi.org/grangeover-sands/ 3P’s Group In the Autumn, the group purchased 2,700 tulip bulbs, for the walls of the Ornamental Gardens, with help from County Councillor Bill Wearing, these were then planted by Continental Landscapes. At the present time, we are working in the Ornamental gardens at the end of the pond by the sluice gate, with the agreement of SLDC, cutting back overgrown shrubs, brambles and tree pruning. Continental Landscaping is assisting by chipping the debris so that it can be used as mulch on the shrub beds. We have also put in a request to SLDC for repairs to be done to cracked paths and collapsed pond edges during the next financial year. LOWER HOLKER WI At our December meeting we spent a relaxing afternoon making Christmas decorations whilst enjoying far too many Christmassy refreshments (don’t mention the diet). The January meeting was postponed until later in the month, when we enjoyed a ‘working’ lunch at the

Please remember: our limit for society reports is 200 words, to ensure everyone gets in. Flookburgh Garden Centre Cafe. Wednesday 1st February is our next regular open meeting which will be in Flookburgh Village Hall, when Jennifer Snell will give an illustrated talk. ‘Old Ulverston in Slides’. We start at 2pm, and all friends and visitors are most welcome to attend. £3 including refreshments. The March meeting is at Lower Holker Village Hall on 1st March. GRANGE PROBUS CLUB On Monday 9th January 2017 a mixed audience of Grange Probus members were entertained to an informative talk by Bob Mathews on Hugh Lowther the 5th Earl of Lonsdale. Known as the Yellow Earl for his penchant for the colour, the earl led an extravagant, some might say dissolute, lifestyle which ultimately led to the collapse of the family fortune. Nonetheless he was a world renowned sportsman and explorer and is remembered among many things for donating the original Lonsdale belts for boxing and as the founder of the Automobile Association. Bob encouraged all to visit Lowther Castle which is the subject of significant investment particularly on renovating its gardens. PROBUS is a club for retired men and women of the area to get together once a month to chat, have coffee and enjoy a talk on a wide range of topics from invited speakers. The Club meets on the second Monday of each month in the Netherwood Hotel. If you would like more information on the Club and its activities please contact either: Chairman - Ken Thompson 01539534898 or Secretary -Ewen Cameron 01539532319 Grange WI We have a really interesting year of talks and activities planned for 2017. These include speakers from a range of charities, someone who worked in local media and what should be an inspirational talk on how to change your life entitled ‘Never too late’. Our branch will be hosting a larger meeting in May and have booked a very popular musical group called ‘Pandora’s Handbag’ to entertain everyone. We will be crafting away for the various shows in the summer months, then baking and jamming for the Edwardian Festival and treasure-hunting around the town to name but a few things. See the Library Noticeboard for a full list of our events. So if you have been thinking about joining the WI then now is the time to do it. Grange WI meets in the Meeting Room of the Roman Catholic Church on Kents Bank Road at 7.30 pm on the 4th Thursday of the month. For more details please contact Margaret on Grange 36735. Grange Forum We kick-off our February meeting on Tuesday 7th at 11.00 am with our popular Forum Quiz. There is buffet lunch at £5 per head. Ann Anderson, as usual, compiles this brain teaser. On the 14th there is no meeting. On 21st of February we are entertained by Maurice Steele whose film and commentary are always superb. The title of his talk is “It should have been stopped.” Fascinating! This meeting is at 14.00 hours On the 28th Malcolm Kimber will tell us the story of the Berlin Wall. The talk is entitled “Die Mauer.” And will be at our usual time of 10.15 am. We are encouraged by the number of ladies who are choosing to join the Forum Club. Our meetings are held at Abbot Hall, Kirkhead Road, Kents Bank. Please call Alan Anderson for further details - 015395 33696.

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Grange Lecture Society On 10th January photographer Keith Holmes returned to talk about the villas and gardens of Lake Como in Northern Italy. His lecture, while also taking in the city of Como and the picturesque small towns around the lake, concentrated, with the aid of some stunning photography, on the historic lakeside villas, most of them still in fine condition, and their colourful gardens full of exotic plants and trees. Starting with the Villa d’Este, now a famous luxury hotel, Keith’s photographs featured some of his favourites, among them the Villas Melzi and Balbianello, all pictured against a backdrop of mountains and lake. He talked about their history, architecture and the various layouts of the gardens, and mentioned some of the famous people who have lived in them. Keith’s lecture will have tempted many of his listeners to visit (or revisit) the area. On 7th February, in an illustrated lecture entitled ‘Storm Chaser’, Tom Lynch, who goes in pursuit of violent storms as a hobby, shares his experiences of the area known as Tornado Alley in the midwest of America, and on 14th February historian Peter Warwick returns to talk about Captain James Cook.

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Witherslack WI Ann Walshaw chaired the January meeting, attended by 18 members.The £10 challenge quiz raised a good deal of money & Jackie Ratcliffe won 1st prize. Final arrangement were made for the late Christmas dinner on January 24th. The 6 resolutions for the AGM were read through and 3 were chosen by a show of hands. Competition winners for the last year were: 1st Sarah Bradley 2nd Dorothy Ainsworth 3rd Jean Hudson. The speaker Claire Louise Chapman spoke with great enthusiasm about the mental health charity “Growing Well” which is based at Low Sizergh Farm on a 6 acre site.”Volunteers” in need of some support can come one day a week and help in the growing of 5 tons a year of organic vegetables.These are sold to Crop Sharers who commit to taking a bag every week for a year.The paid staff are professional mental health experts.Many people are helped by this gentle form of therapy and gain confidence to get on with their lives. Next meeting : February 14th Ron Croy on “Mountains from Molehills” Visitors welcome. Tel: 52302

Mothers and Others Members had several festive meetings in the run up to Christmas. November 29th - A pottery demonstration by Ken Lumb produced a Christmas tea light holder and members did their very best to produce an identical one. December 6th - A cookery demonstration by Julie Woodburn provided savoury and sweet items which were sampled and enjoyed. The evening ended with our 3M’s: meringues, mince pies and mulled wine. December 13th - Some members attended the Cartmel and District Flower Club’s annual gala. The flower arranger, Alison Cooper, demonstrated her art with some fabulous arrangements to celebrate Christmas. On 10th January a bingo evening and Jacob’s join supper was enjoyed by all.

Flookburgh Village Hall Bonus Ball Winners. 07 Jan. No 38 Brian Greaves; 31 Dec. No 25 Eileen Kester; 24 Dec. No 12 Maureen Barker; 17 Dec. No 08 Edwina Murthwaite. We wish a Happy and Prosperous 2017 to all friends of the Village Hall. 2016 has been a very busy year for the hall, with many of our projects completed. Bookings are up and fundraising has been very successful. We have to thank the Frieda Scott Charitable Trust, The Hadfield Trust , The Grange and Cartmel Community Fund and all other donors towards our chimney fund. Builders will now start the dismantling of the chimneys mid January. The main hall is to be rewired this week and the kitchen was rewired in December, all of these undertakings would have not been possible without the generosity of you good folk. As the new year progresses we hope to have a new kitchen installed (which would have been done but for the trouble with the chimneys taking priority), so please all keep supporting all the activities the hall provides . Tai Chi (Tuesday 10.30 - 11.00 am) Youth club (Thursday 6.00 - 8.00pm) Mother’s Union, W.I., Young Farmers and our library

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St Mary’s Hospice Friendship & Support

Group The group meet every Friday 2- 4pm in the Father Magner Room, St Charles Church, Kents Bank Road, in Grange. Do you or a family member/friend suffer from cancer or a life-shortening illness? Are you caring for someone or are you recently bereaved? St Mary’s Hospice Friendship and Support Group is here for you. Please drop in for a friendly chat, to make new friends, and/or just to enjoy time together. All are welcome. For more information contact Marie on 33279. Newton & Field Broughton WI The January meeting heard member, Sue Needham, give information about this year’s Resolutions and a vote was taken and forwarded to the Federation Office. Following this a Moving Quiz organised by Enid Bushby was held and enjoyed by all. The next meeting will be held on 8th February when Richard Rhodes will speak about ‘My role as a Police Commissioner’. Visitors are welcome.

Lower Holker Village Hall Saturday 25th February concert by Lizzie G and her band. Doors open 7.00 pm for 7.30 start. Tickets cost £6.00 and are available from Geoff on 015395 58883 and Rhona on 015395 58636., or Hall on 015395 58304 Or alternatively pay on the door. Thursday is Table Tennis and Badminton Day. Table Tennis available from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm in Billiard Room. Bats and balls provided. Cost is £2.00 per person per hour or £1.00 per person per half hour. (Group bookings contact Caretaker). Badminton available from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm and from 3.30.pm to 9.00 pm in Main Hall. Racquets and shuttlecocks NOT provided. Cost is £12.00 per hour, £6.00 per half hour. If would like to play any other day phone Caretaker. If interested in Scottish Country/Ceilidh Dancing, contact Rhona on 58636. The number for the hall is 015395 58304 (ansaphone) when caretaker not available. Follow us on Facebook at :lowerholkervillagehall Ulverston Victoria High School Swing Band Saturday 29th April tickets £7.00, Grange Rotary As the first event of the New Year, the Club held a fund raising Frugal Lunch at the home of Rita and Colin Denby which managed to raise the sum of £230 for charity. On 25 January we welcome Colin Milner who was formerly Head Teacher of Grange-over -Sands Primary School. Appropriately his talk is titled, ‘Reflections of a Head Teacher’.


Our own Dr Richard Fell will be our speaker on 1 February. His subject is, ‘Expensive Scare’. Knowing Richard as a Cartmel Character and as a man of one thousand and one stories we look forward with anticipation to this one. On 9 February, the Club has arranged a social lunch at Kendal College of Education’s Catering Department. We hope to support the students and give them an opportunity to showcase their culinary skills. On 15 February the Club will be testing their grey matter in the form of an inter-committee quiz to be held at The Pheasant Inn Allithwaite. Grange Fell Golf Club Course looking in great condition considering the time of year, we held two Competition in December, on Sunday 18th we played a 3 Sixes team Stableford winning team was Mike Garnett, Pete Mason and Rob Hutchinson with a score of 84 pts, on the 27th we played a All Prize Competition winning player was Russell Kay with 41pts. This year Grange Fell is holding a Open, this will be held on Thursday 4th May it will be a 18 Hole 4BB Stableford entry £18 which is open to Gents, Seniors, Ladies and Mixed Pairs for entries call or text 07534372452. Our Darts Team which play in the Grange and District League are holding a Darts Open Competition on Saturday 4th March from 12.30pm entry £3 this open to all whether you’re a league player or not, refreshments will be available more details and entries can be found by calling or text 07976720156. or email entry for both events to info@grangefellgolfclub.co.uk A big thank you goes to our decorating squad for painting the clubhouse. A note to our members that our AGM is now a week earlier on Saturday 18th February at 7.30pm. Grange and District U3A The 2017 general meeting programme got off to a splendid start with “ Music in Nature” presented by Edward Lawton. A very varied programme follows throughout the year at 10.15 am on the third Tuesday of the month at the Victoria Hall except in July when we will have our summer event. On 21st February Sophia and Brian Fuller will visit us again with one of their outstanding slide presentations – this time “Norway Nature”. The Victoria Hall was the venue for our Burns Night Supper which was accompanied by a feast of entertainment. Whilst members enjoyed the traditional fare, a display put together by our Digital Photography Group portrayed the mountains, lochs and valleys of Scotland with towns, castles and monuments along with words from Burn’s poems. We learnt about the Highland and Border pipes with Duncan and Elisabeth Bell and enjoyed listening to their songs and the pipes and fiddle. There were recitations all followed by dancing to the music of the Sands Band. More details of U3A’s many activities and groups can be found on the Grange and District U3A website at www. u3asites.org.uk/grange, at Grange Library and on posters around the town. Cartmel and District Flower Club On Monday 16th January members met for a ‘Dabble Day’ and we made felt brooches, paper flowers and decorated containers which will be used for the next meeting on Monday 20th February. This is when we will celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary and when we welcome Carol Philpot’s ‘Travellers Tales’ in Cartmel village hall at 2 pm. This is also subscription day. We hope it will be a memorable meeting for our Golden Anniversary. Grange Lions The Lions were very active in the run up to Christmas being out and about with the sleigh and holding a well-attended coffee morning in Flookburgh Village Hall. The Village Hall event raised over £400 which we will use to support local causes and individuals and we raised over £1,000 with the sleigh in conjunction with local groups. We would like to offer our sincere thanks to all those who supported us over this period. We’d like to remind you that every penny raised goes to the events we support as each Lion member pays a subscription which covers all administration costs. We have also sent some money to an orphanage in Kenya to pay the education costs of some young people who otherwise would not be able to attend school. Our social whirl continues with a weekend away in Blackpool at the end of January. The Lions are accompanied by a few friends and have had an excellent time in previous years. We are a small and very focused team who enjoy each other’s company and would welcome with open arms anyone who would like to join in with our activities. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month and have regular social meetings in between. Please call me, Lion Dave Stubbins, on 07807 836591 for more information.

Lawrie Woodley on ‘Growing old’ (part 2) Last month, we ran the first part of an article written by Grange resident, Lawrie Woodley, on ‘growing old’ from a male point of view. Men are very often not keen to discuss their health or feelings on the matter and we are very grateful to Lawrie for writing this article for us. This month he concentrates on eyesight and exercise. Eyesight will, probably, have deteriorated to the point of needing glasses much earlier in life as will have loss of hair. This really is down to luck with one’s genes as some people will keep their hair and their good vision much later in life than others. Those who now have glasses will, not unexpectedly, have a change in prescription as time goes by. All of these signs are to be anticipated with advancing age and are quite easily accommodated but it is the more serious ones that mustn’t be ignored. Is one’s breathlessness due to overweight or lack of physical exercise or is it the early indication of heart trouble? Is loss of balance (and, in some cases subsequent loss of confidence due to getting older) the precursor to something more sinister? This is where there is a need to discuss matters with someone else. Initially it could be one’s wife who can, perhaps, give a cogent explanation for any concerns and, at the same time, reassure. However, this may be where the idea that a GP should be consulted could arise. At the same time there’s someone who’s looking out for you and trying to identify how serious your concerns are – be it your wife or GP. Unless your concerns are unfounded and there’s nothing to worry about, often the GP’s remedy can be a course of medication. Invariably, once this course is adopted it will be for the rest of one’s life and then another problem can rear its head. This can either be that the body has an adverse reaction to the tablets etc. and causes unwanted side effects or that they’re not doing the job. In the first case further medication may be prescribed to counter these side effects or,in the second case, the GP will use the dreaded words ‘Let’s try something else’. Whichever way, you’re hooked! On the positive side, many of the conditions presented by old age can be counteracted by surgery. With heart problems this can be by way of Pacemakers, Stents, By-passes or replacement parts. With dodgy knees or hips, replacement or corrective surgery is almost ‘run of the mill’ and can be carried out until quite late in life.

Another aspect of growing older is that one’s reactions slow down but this can be so gradual that it’s not noticed until a problem occurs. How many times have we chided the slow driver ahead when we finally overtake them to find out that it’s an older person? It could be that they are simply unaware that they’re going too slowly or that they’re just driving within their capability of taking any evasive action should a problem arise. It could, of course, be that, unlike you, they’re in no particular hurry to get anywhere! Any road traffic accident where it’s reported that one of the drivers is 75+ will invariably evoke the response, ‘They shouldn’t be on the road at their age!’ But when it comes to you, you’re reluctant to give up your independence and that’s when someone else has to make the decision for you. It’s either going to be, again, your GP, family members or, in the worst case scenario, the Authorities. The sad fact of life is that when your licence is taken away you’re probably going to have to visit the doctor or hospital more often, anyway; you now have to rely on fairly basic public transport or outside bodies such as Council Community Transport Schemes. It just makes your frustration that much more infuriating. Exercise is important at any time, but more so as one ages. The inability to drive could be offset by being able to walk to a place you may have driven to before. This may be just ensuring you can walk to the nearest bus stop or it may be walking into town to do some light shopping. That house you bought when you were young and had such a lovely view may now be a nightmare when you have to get back up the hill to get home. Regular exercise before then will help to reduce that worry. It could be worthwhile joining a local gym. Not because you’re going to run the London Marathon or lift heavy weights etc., but because you can walk on a treadmill in all weathers and just get off when it suits. You’re not stranded out on a walk in the locality if you do get into difficulty and you have to get home; if you do feel you are in any trouble in the gym there will be a supervisor who will be able to help. There are also static bikes that you can use which are a non-impact form of exercise and don’t involve worrying about road traffic; again, you can dismount when you feel you need to. There are, of course, ailments that come with ageing against which we seem to have no defence, e.g. Cancer, Dementia or Parkinson’s Disease and these must, inevitably be excluded from any suggestion of prevention by exercise etc.

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LETTERS

Letters to the Editor are published on the understanding that they may have to be shortened to fit available space. Publication of a letter in no way reflects the views of Grange Now. All letters must be accompanied by a name and address even if the correspondent requests anonymity. In this case ‘name and address supplied’ will be added.

Dear Editor, Well done Flookburgh Band. A big thank you to Flookburgh Band and their M.D for a wonderful evening (17th December) of Christmas music, carols and splendid drum solo. It was so uplifting. A good time

Dear Editor, Grange over Sands NSPCC would like to thank Joyce Church for kindly donating £300 which she had received from friends and family on the occasion of her 80th birthday instead of the usual presents.

Dear Editor, I wish anyone in Grange the best of luck if they are trying to book a taxi at short notice. They may have more luck if they need one in a few days time.

Kenny’s retirement has left a huge gap in the local transport system. He will be a hard act to follow. I think the remaining taxi folk would welcome someone to cover the short journeys needing a quick response.

The Voluntary Car Scheme is a godsend. It is well-organised, reliable and the volunteers are brilliant. We are very grateful for this but it is not a taxi service.

Dear Editor, Could Kents Bank residents be made aware that they can avoid the stress of finding a parking place in Grange town centre, and long seasonal queues at the post office there by driving in the opposite direction - to Allithwaite Post Office. Online shopping may be convenient but it is far from convivial. Where else but Allithwaite Village Shop can you find a

was had by all, audience and band. We are so fortunate to have such as Band as Flookburgh with their MD, John Iveson, and we look forward to next year’s series of concerts. Local supporter and well wisher. Name and address supplied. Grange

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We are most grateful for their generosity, particularly Joyce, as this donation will go towards helping vulnerable children in this area.

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Understandably, it must be booked in advance. Likewise with Rural Wheels.

The little bus service passes the new Medical Centre [Grange] about every two hours. This is not much help if you cannot walk that far and have no alternative transport. Giving up your car is a huge decision to make. It would be easier if you could rely on local transport when you needed it. SLDC have to follow certain guidelines of course, before a taxi licence can be issued. However, the stringent route planning knowledge required might be putting someone applying for a licence. Name and address supplied.

lost and found service for wandering terrier puppies? Paula and her husband are at the heart of village life, they donated all the oranges for St Mary’s Christingle, as well as prizes for the free tombola at the Grange & District Christmas Ceilidh. I just wish the luscious Grange Bakery vanilla slice did not have my name on it so often! Jean Platt, Kents Bank

Last month’s Grange Now reported that I had resigned from the Town Council, so I would like to inform readers that it was for two reasons which I said at the time.

I could not agree with six others on the Town Council to give the franchise of running the recreation area on the promenade to a firm for five years rent free, and secondly I did not agree with the proposal to increase the Council Tax. Judith Shapland

May I enlighten residents in view of the comments made at December’s meeting of the Town Council and reported in Grange Now, by 2 cycling enthusiasts for the promenade to be designated as part of the Morecambe Bay Cycleway with a stated 78% of residents in support.

Despite the SLDC on- line survey, compiled by Morecambe Bay Partnership with the questions heavily weighted to produce the desired result and aggressively promoted to cyclists to respond, only 248 replied, the majority not residents.

These are the facts, extracted from a SLDC on line survey report, just 95 were from the LA11 postcode area, 59 were cyclists. Considering the thousands of residents in the area who use the promenade, to state 78% of residents supported the inclusion of the Promenade as a listed route is misleading.

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Thank you very much Tessa Finn (member of Grange over Sands NSPCC Committee)

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SLDC had numerous issues to consider including legal, pedestrian safety, the land alongside Yew Tree recreation ground is owned by Network Rail, permission was granted for a footpath only, the footway underpass is below the required safety height for cyclists to name a few. Morecambe Bay Partnership withdrew its original proposal for the promenade route and have stated (confirmed by SLDC to GTC) the promenade will not feature should further spurs be added to the route.

Some cyclists should be content with the current arrangements and not force their cycling expansion agenda to the detriment of others that could open an assortment of issues and backfire. Discussions for improved signage especially at underpasses and bridges is welcomed.

VISIT OUR NEW PREMISES AT REGENT HOUSE Open Mon to Fri 9am–5pm and Sat 9am–1pm No New Year Hangovers for Grange property! With the national media and certain ‘experts’ forecasting a wide range of possibilities for the property market in 2017 it is often prudent to speak to local experts to see how activity levels differ in your area to the all too often generalised opinions within the country as a whole. Grange and the surrounding villages benefit from a niche market with potential purchasers coming from both the local vicinity and a wider catchment of affluent buyers looking to relocate, retire or revel in this quaint South Lakes setting. Poole Townsend ended 2016 strongly achieving 150% of our sales target in December to cement our place as the best performing agent in the town, whilst January has seen an impressive influx of New Instructions and sales proving that the housing market is still buoyant in Grange and the surrounding area. The mix of traditionally styled property and newer built developments caters for every taste and we have seen and sold every type, shape and style of home over the last year and the beginning of this. With the housing market in Grange only set to get busier as the year progresses maybe now is the time to speak to a local expert on a FREE and NO OBLIGATION basis to see how we can guide you through the buying or selling process. Alongside our highly skilled property team, our expert solicitors can guide you through several aspects of law ranging from property to probate as well as wills and trusts. With conveyancing included in our sales packages, our local and experienced solicitors add an additional level of skill and security to your property sale or purchase. Don’t be misled by generalised opinion. Speak to Poole Townsend, the local market leader in property sales, for expert advice on local property.

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SCHOOL REPORT A joint performance with The Priory Church Choir of ‘Rock Nativity’ on Sunday 8th January had us celebrating Epiphany in true style. This was certainly a whole community event in which the Headteacher, a teacher and Governor from school played the shepherds and the children, their sheep. The choir played a vast array of other roles from Mary and Joseph to Angel Gabriel and Herod. There was a large audience of around 150 people and the experience for the children of performing in live theatre, with Musical Director, Producer and Choir was superb!

As Spring approaches, we have many exciting trips and events planned. We are working on the Bright Stars Competition with our ‘business partner’ Cartmel Racecourse. This seeks to encourage entrepreneurial skills, giving

Allithwaite Primary Happy New Year everyone! This term at Allithwaite CE Primary School our school value is ‘courage’.

We will be exploring the value in Church with Reverend Rachel, in school assembly with Mrs Elliott, in our PSHE

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children an idea of what life in business is all about. The children are given £50 by the organisers and have to ‘grow it’ during the project. The judges also look at team building, creativity, leadership and effort. The whole school will be visiting Tatton Park before lessons with our teachers and throughout school life. We have begun to discuss how courage takes bravery and perseverance, reflecting on the first time we tried to ride a bike. We have watched and been amazed by the bike skills of Danny McAskill. This has inspired us to want to try new sports, musical instruments and other experiences in school this term, showing the

Easter, looking at a range of topics. The children and staff will be dressing up to explore what life was like for Victorians, Anglo Saxons and Tudors. This trip will be the perfect opportunity for us to enjoy some living history all together. courage to try new things. The teachers are now busy making plans to enable this to happen. The Tawny Owls will soon have the new experience of incubating, hatching and raising chicks. A responsibility that will certainly take courage and commitment. Our value learning will accumulate in a whole school art project, which we will display in St Mary’s Church.

Grange Primary The children at Grange School would like to thank St Paul’s Church for welcoming them to church on the last day of term and helping to make the Nursery Class Nativity so special.

There was a sense of anticipation when the candles along the isle were lit and the children, who were watched by their friends and families, made their way to the front to create the tableau. Music was provided by pupils in the school choir and the school recorder band. The spring term has started well and we have already competed in the local Cross Country event at Casterton School, where one pupil was

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selected to represent us at the Championship Cross Country. The children in KS2 are looking forward to taking part in Young Voices in Manchester on 10th February. Children from all over the North West will

be joining together to be part of the largest children’s choir on the planet. At the Manchester Arena there will be up to 8,000 young people creating an amazing sound and brilliant atmosphere!

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The festive season at Cartmel Priory

The Cartmel Priory School Christmas Concert took place on 15 December. There were accomplished musical performances and readings from individuals and groups of students, including a beautiful solo performance at the beginning of the carol Once in Royal David’s City by Lydia D, Amy S singing ‘Yours’ by Ella Henderson, Andrew B playing pieces by Bach and Joplin on the Saxophone, ‘Away in a Manger’ sung by Martha R accompanied on flute by Joe W and Suzannah B on saxophone,and Lewis B on piano playing his own interpretation ‘Butterflies and Hurricances, Caves, Fragments’. The audience also had the opportunity to sing carols accompanied by the school band, comprising both pupils and teaching staff, creating much seasonal jollity.It is only possible to detail a small number of performances but every pupil should be proud of their confident and skilful singing and the music played. Thank you to everyone that came along to support the Christmas Concert, which we hope will become an annual event. Emily C, Jess H and Charlie E were the winners of the Cartmel Priory School Christmas Gingerbread House Competition. In total, 28 pupils took part, including GCSE pupils and lunchtime club members from Years 8 & 9. All entries were fantastic, showing great variety, skill and innovative use of ingredients. Visit our schoo lfacebook site (Cartmel Priory CofE) to view the video of all entries in the Gingerbread Village! Many congratulations and well done to the winners, and also to Rachel C, runner up, whose house is pictured.


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New Beginnings at Flookburgh school

Storytime/Rhymetime for pre-school children is on Thursday mornings from 10.30 am on the 2nd, 9th & 16th February (not on 23rd which is Half Term). Parents, grandparents and carers are welcome to come along with their little ones for half an hour of stories and rhymes.

As well as welcoming in 2017 at Flookburgh we also welcomed our new nursery children into school. It hasn’t taken long for them to settle in and begin enjoying all that our fabulous nursery has to offer. This term our Christian value is ‘Courage’ and all the children from nursery through to yr6 have showed a great understanding of what it means to be courageous and brave. We have a fantastic new facility for our EYFS at Flookburgh called Tapestry, a very useful piece of educational software. Each child in Class 1 (inc Nursery) has an online learning journey which allows the teachers to upload the children’s work, photographs and observations enabling parents/ carers to have constant access to their child’s progress. Parents also have the option of logging in and adding achievements and ‘Wow! Moments’ so that their teachers can see what they are doing at home too. There are some fantastic topics and activities to look forward to this term for all the children in school and all information can be found on our website. For anyone looking for nursery provision please feel free to contact us to arrange a visit and see how much we have to offer.

South Lakes Community Learning & Skills

The New Year has come and gone, January has passed us by, the days are slowly getting longer and spring is approaching. What better time to venture out after rainy days and dark nights in to learn something new?

The vast majority of our Language courses are continuing into Term 2 and we are still taking enrolments for these. Perhaps, you would like to learn a completely new language or pick up where you have previously left off. Courses on offer are; • Spanish for Beginners, Monday 18:00-19:30 & Spanish

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The monthly Dementia Drop In will be on Tuesday 7th February from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. A representative from the Alzheimer’s Society will be available to provide advice and guidance for diagnosed individuals and their family and friends. If you want to find out more, drop in for a chat (no need to book).

The Library has a selection of Books and Booklets about Dementia including information for carers and life stories. We also have Dementia Resource Bags on a range of topics which

can be shared with an individual with dementia as a starting point for conversations including schooldays, the 50’s, countryside, sport, seaside, food, gardening & work.

volunteers who continue to provide home deliveries, IT sessions and support the Macmillan collection. The time contributed by all our volunteers in performing these tasks enables library staff to concentrate on core library services.

On the 8th & 9th February there will be winter energy advice sessions with Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAFS) from 11am to 1pm. No need to book, just bring in your energy bills and receive advice on how you can reduce them.

Grange Library has a display area which can be booked to display artwork or information on an organisation or interesting topic. Last year’s bookings included 3Ps, Neighbourhood Plan, Brownies, Local History Society, Artwork & Embroidery. There is no booking fee, the only charge is a commission on items sold. To find out more, ask in the Library.

Do your children/ grandchildren get bored in the Half Term holiday? Why not bring them to the Library and borrow books or storysacks for free or DVDs for a small charge.

Do you have old Wellies, Mobile Phones, Stamps, Glasses or Wool you no longer need? Why not bring them into the Library to recycle. They are collected in the blue boxes in the Library porch and marked with details of the charity they benefit.

We are delighted with the support we are receiving from our new volunteers who are getting involved with storytimes, author events, storysacks etc. We would also like to acknowledge the support of our longstanding

Children don’t come with instructions Which is why Sarah and David Tomison are holding a five week parenting group at Allithwaite Primary School. Sarah, a primary school teacher and her dentist husband David, have raised four children and they describe parenting as “one of the hardest but most rewarding jobs you will ever do”. The sessions are open

Continuation 19:30-21:00, Ulverston French Continuation, Tuesday 18:00-19:30, Ulverston Moving on with Italian, Tuesday 19:00-20:30, Ulverston Italian for Beginners, Wednesday 18:30-20:00, Cartmel Greek for Beginners, Wednesday 18:00-20:00, Ulverston Advanced French Thursday 10:00-12:00 & Intermediate French 13:00-15:00, Lindale Italian for Improvers, Thursday 18:00-20:00, Ulverston

If you are looking to begin a gentle exercise routine, following illness or rehabilitation after surgery, or simply want to get back into exercising again, then maybe our Healthy Hearts classes may be suitable for you. We have classes on a Tuesdays and Thursdays in

to anyone who cares for a child under the age of eleven. Each session starts with a short video presentation, with a Christian ethos, which acts as a discussion starter. Parents/carers are then free to ask questions, share or contribute towards the encouragement of positive parenting. The sessions are free, except

Ulverston and on Mondays and Thursdays in Grange with our excellent tutors, Elaine Towler and Ann Stemp whom are fully qualified BACR Phase IV instructors. For those of us with a strong creative and artistic side, we have a number of arts and crafts courses and weekend workshops planned for the end of winter and start of spring including Creative Collage, Glass Fusing, Improve Your Painting Skills, Hand Build Ceramics, Sewing, Felt Painting Workshop and Stained Glass Workshop. Before the Christmas break we had a lot of interest and Learners enrolled onto our IPad for beginners and IPad for Improvers courses which we unfortunately had to postpone. Perhaps you were lucky enough to receive an IPad

015395 36323 Mon –Fri 09:00-14.00 (24hr answerphone) adulted@cartmelprioryschool.co.uk

for an initial £5 charge to cover the cost of a booklet, which you will be given on the first evening and also the cost of refreshments. The classes begin on Tuesday 7th February (7 - 9 pm) and they will be held at Allithwaite Primary School. If you would like to attend please either call into the school office or ring 015395 32144 or 015395 83455.

as a Christmas gift and would like to learn how to use it to its full potential. I am confident that we have found a tutor willing and able to deliver courses for us in the near future so please watch this space or contact the office for more details. As many of you are aware we are in the process of moving our Cartmel office to Kendal Library. I would like to reiterate that this is not the end of Adult Education courses in our area. We will continue to provide a full range of courses for all Learners, young and old across the South Lakes area, information on all of our courses can be found online www.cumbria. gov.uk/learningandskills Kevin Fothergill Community Learning and Skills Manager, South Lakeland.

www.cartmeladulted.org.uk

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THE OLD VICARAGE NEWSLETTER Allithwaite, Grange-over-Sands

Welcome to our Winter Newsletter, the last few months have been filled with a wide range of activities, culminating in an amazing December. October

The calm before the busy months of November & December, we spent October making a wide range of arts & crafts, including Halloween decorations, pressed flower ornaments, our mural for the Somme anniversary, carving pumpkins for Halloween and making an amazing guy for Bonfire Night. We used the pumpkins to make delicious spicy soup. During the month we had singer Rachael Mercer come and visit us for the first time. She sang and danced with our residents and we look forward to having her back.

November

Our month began with our bonfire & firework display. It was cold but we were fortified by our homemade soup, hotdogs, hot drinks and gingerbread cake and we had lots of friends and family to make it a great night.

There was lots of music with another great visit from Jean Marks the accordionist and we were generously invited by Cartmel Priory School to see their performance of Oliver. Several OLD residents wentVIC and they loved it. We can’t wait for the next one.

Home Safari visited during the month and we invited pupils from Allithwaite Primary to join us in meeting their python snake, skunks, meerkat, tortoise and iguana. The residents loved stroking and holding the animals. Rachael Mercer making her debut performance singing old time songs

Holker Hall Snowdrop Festival Laurel & Hardy Museum Visit

Lakeland Motor Museum Outing

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Santa & the snowman with Folksy Theatre

We had our Residents’ Christmas Party with music from John Mario with our now customary singing and dancing. Both Allithwaite Primary School and Acorn Montessori came to perform their Christmas plays – the only thing better than one group of adorable child entertainers is two. A volunteer choir came from Kendal to give us a traditional carol service and our residents also attended the St. Mary’s Church carol concert. With their final concert of the year our Vicarage Voices performed with a string quartet - we haven’t had one for a long time and Glen Giffney, the brilliant local pianist visited after Christmas for a New Year Concert.

After enjoying playing during our Old Vicarage Olympics we had a series of scrabble competitions throughout the month. Some of our residents are so good they should be starring on Countdown! Origami Artist Visit

The month started with Folksy Theatre coming to perform their traditional Christmas Show.

We started early on our Christmas decorations making baubles, wreaths and a huge banner.

It may have been dark and grey, but that didn’t stop us from going out for coffee and cake in Grange.

Forthcoming Events

December

Home Safari with Pepe the skunk We ended the month with haggis to celebrate St. Andrew’s day – it tasted divine.

We viewed the Christmas lights in Cark and went out to get two fresh trees from Stribers Farm. Christmas Day came and so did Santa with huge bags of presents. We had a 3 course Christmas Meal with lots of wine and sherry.

If you would like to come and look around or want further information please ring us on 015395 33703

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ACCOMMODATION

RE-FURBISHING OR MOVING HOME? Family/friends re-union? Simply hire a fully-furnished, carefully maintained two or three bedroomed, two bathroomed apartment at Hazelwood Court. Off-road parking and superb views at all-inclusive Winter rates. Tel: 015395 34196 email: stay@hazelwoodcourt. co.uk

ACCOUNTS & SELF ASSESSMENT

We are looking for the following staff to join our small friendly team for the season Chef/Cook Housekeeper Front of house All Full time positions All enquires contact Uplands on 015395 36848

FOR HANDS ON ASSISTANCE with accounts, Self Assessment and VAT. Locally. Call 015395 58916. ANTHONY CLYNES ACCOUNTANTS Accounts, Self Assessment, PAYE/wages Bookkeeping/VAT Personal, friendly service - Contact Tony 07778 485 475 (Grange) Winster Accountancy Services Ltd A complete service for all your accountancy & taxation needs Phone: 015395 36649 Email: advisor@winster-accountancy.co.uk

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

LOCAL TEACHER, 20 years experience, phone Michael 015395 31781 www.fmalexandertechnique.co.uk E-mail michael@fmalexandertechnique.co.uk (Home visits available)

ARCHITECTS

ROGER ARMSTRONG ARCHITECT, Lindale. Design / Property Advice / Applications. Tel 015395 34314. lakelandesigner@gmail.com

Sundays-Thursdays 9 April – 5 October 2017

Shop Assistant Potting Shed Gift Shop

To work approximately 9½ hours per week over 2 days, plus 4¾ hours on alternate Sundays and some holiday cover. Applications by 27th February

Catering Assistants Bellingham Buttery Tea Room

To work approximately 24 hours per week including alternate Sundays and holiday cover. Applications by 10th March By Email: houseopening@levenshall.co.uk By Post: Levens Hall, Kendal Cumbria, LA8 0PD

Top Dog sitters Full Time Administrator Based in Grange 5 days a week (7 hours a day) Must love dogs and talking about them, as that is what you will be doing all day. Must be: - Confident on the telephone - Have strong computer skills - Be highly organised - And able to multi task Please send your CV to wendy@topdogsitters.co.uk

ARCHITECTURAL

PLANS DRAWN New Build, Extensions, etc. Stuart McMinn BSc HND ABEng. Tel: Holme 01524 781081 Mob 07729 845147.

ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING

DRAWINGS FOR EXTENSIONS, loft conversions, new builds etc. Phone B.J. Walker F.T.C. Building Science. 015395 52211. bernard@bjandjwalker.com

BATHROOMS

Bathroom Installations by Paul Tilley Part or full installation service. All aspects of plumbing and tiling. Accessible bathroom installations. Professional, local, friendly service iKBBi registered.Tel 07799 388998

BOOKS

JABBERWOCKY BOOKS Secondhand and collectable books bought including e p h e m e r a . W i l l t r a v e l t o v i e w. Please contact 015395 35125 or e-mail mountain.fry@btinternet.com DAISYROOTS BOOKS Collectable and contemporary books. Main Street, Grange. Open Mon-Sat 9:30 – 4.30. 015395 38817

BUILDERS / MAINTENANCE A B WILSON & SON Over 35 years experience in building, roofing, joinery and general maintenance Also custom made decking, sheds, wood stores and summerhouses. All jobs considered. No job too small. Contact Adrian on (015395) 58412 or 07904 119535

CARE SERVICES

Bay Home Care Family run provider of home care services. Delivering high quality individual care and support to help Adults maintain independence within their own homes. We are fully registered with the CQC and bring together over 20 years combined experience within the care sector to support our community. If you are looking for friendly, experienced and consistent care, delivered at a pace that suits you, please contact Phil or Sarah on 015395 34987 or visit us at bayhomecare. org.uk.

CARPETS

Home Delivery Carpets Ltd Outlets in Grange, Kendal, Ambleside & Barrow Tel: 07905 687 672 www.homedeliverycarpets.com

CARPET CLEANERS

CARPET CLEANING UNLIMITED and upholstery too. Give Peter Jewell a ring on 01229 885685. Member of the National Carpet Cleaners Association. ULVERCLEAN Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Specialists. For a true deep clean contact Lee Grundy on 01229 586703 Champion Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Grange over Sands call 015395 62390

CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANER

Carpet and upholstery cleaner, Power Washer,Wallpaper Stripper. Dehumidifier for hire. Postlethwaites 015395 33040

CAT CARE

GOING ON HOLIDAY? Hospital Stay? Last Minute Departure? Whatever the reason I will take care of your cat(s) in their own home in your absence. Fully insured and excellent references. Kennel Maids Professional Pet Care. 015395 52099. 0776 176 7344 WWW.P4WS.CO.UK

CHIMNEY SWEEP ROB CHAMBERS All types of chimneys and flues Member of the National Association of Chimney Sweeps HETAS Approved. Fully Insured Tel: 01229 588025 Mobile: 07881 921529 ANDREW BACKHOUSE CHIMNEY S W E E P LT D 2 3 y e a r s o f q u a l i t y w o r k m a n s h i p i n y o u r a r e a Tr a d i n g Standards Approved 015394 45117 or 07763 145 594 MJ SWEEPING Chimney Sweep. Fully insured. Member of the National Association of Chimney Sweeps. Allithwaite, Grange over Sands. 015395 32587

CHIROPODIST/PODIATRIST

SUE LAWTON (S.R.Ch,D.Pod.M,M.Ch.S) HCPC Registered Chiropodist. Registered & qualified for 25 years. Home visits covering Grange, Ulverston & surrounding area. 015395 83625 DAVE HEMMINGS M.Inst.Ch.Pod. HCPC Registered. Home visits Grange & surrounding areas. 015395 35487 or 0773 644 8702 CHIROPODY CLINIC Milnthorpe. Ground floor clinic/parking available, Bridge End Business Park, Park Road, Milnthrope. HCPC registered/ degree in Podiatric Medicine. Over 20 years NHS/private experience. www.judithswift.co.uk 015395 64303 Dr Anders - Podiatrist. Expert treatment and advice for all foot problems. Dr Judith Anders PhD is a highly trained degree qualified Podiatrist with over 20yrs experience. Tel: 07584 301653. www.dranderspodiatry.co.uk

CLEANING SERVICES

DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL

Regular, builders, spring cleans, Holiday change overs, End of Tenancy Helen 015395 35277 or Lakelandmaids@gmail.com

CLEANER. Quality cleaning and laundry services. Reasonable rates. Hours available. Call Joan on 0770 622 1466 / 07979 127 318 or e-mail jrcleaningservices@talktalk.net A&M CLEANING regular, one-offs, spring cleans, Holiday Lets, Office Cleaning. Fully insured. 015395 32195 or 07747 404775 CARTMEL CLEANING COMPANY locally based, reasonable rates for domestic and commercial cleaning service. Call Dawn or Marian 07980 972780 or 07814 822032 and 015395 36155 / 58508

CLOCK & ANTIQUES RESTORER

HANDYMAN SERVICES Clock, Barometer, Furniture Repair and restoration undertaken also minor domestic household repairs. No job too small. Tel: (015395) 33664 Mob: 0750 4888 426 ask for Tim e-mail: tim1492@outlook.com.

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

Complementary Therapist offering Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Reiki. A n g e l a P o l l a r d 0 1 5 3 9 5 3 5 11 9 angelapollardtherapies1@gmail.com www.angelapollardtherapies.co.uk Health and Wellbeing Spa Days at Grange Hotel Fall in love with Holistic Massage this Valentine’s - Vouchers for treatments, Spa Days, Weleda Healthcare products - Couple Massage Spa Days call 015395 32183, 07957 861408 or grange@ therelaxationroom.co.uk

COMPUTER SERVICE

COMPUTER HELP AT HOME. For computer problems or tutorials in plain English. Call Graham Brook a certified computer engineer on 015395 60868

Would you like a new computer set up for you in your own home? Call Graham Brook of Computer Help at Home on 07787 727 443.

COUNSELLING

AND PSYCHOTHERAPY. Sally Holligan. UKCP Reg. Appointments in Allithwaite. Tel 015395 35760 www.cumbriacounselling.com

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Phobias (inc. school phobias), anxiety, depression, addictions, confidence and self esteem. Speak to a professional caring therapist. Experienced in working with adults and children 0779 284 3807 www.fairweathertherapy.co.uk

COUNSELLOR / EMDR THERAPIST Louise Tych, BACP Accredited. EMDR is NICE approved for PTSD/Trauma/ Flashbacks. Appointments in Grange. www.southlakescounselling.co.uk 07775 610480 LIFE COACHING Qualified life coach, confidential service to bring out the best in you. Career, relationships, confidence, or other issues. 07795 661719 www.stephenthrift.co.uk

CURTAINS & SOFT FURNISHINGS

Curtains, Roman Blinds and soft furnishings made for you, also clothing alterations. Call Joanne Airey at Sew’n’Sew on 015395 34215

The Leading Edge - curtains, blinds and soft furnishings, made to measure and hand sewn. For further information please contact Shirley Kirby on 015395 34230 or 07772 973426.

DOG BEHAVIOUR/TRAINING

ONE-to-ONE DOG BEHAVIOUR and Training Solutions. Martin Gleadow 015395 63567. SPECIALIST IN RESCUE REHABILITATION & SOCIALISATION Wendy Senior - Kennel Maids 07761 767 344 WWW.P4WS.CO.UK SEE US ON FACEBOOK

CARTMEL CANINE CLUB Puppy & beginner dog training classes Cartmel Village Hall Wednesday evenings. Please contact Robert or Charlotte 07946 318264 cartmelcanine@gmail.com

DOG GROOMING

Professional Dog Groomer, fully qualified, free local collection & delivery, out of hours appointments. Lamberts Pet Supplies, Main Street, Grange 015395 36544 SHAMPOOCH formerly StudioK9 for all your dog grooming needs. Fully Insured. Est. 1990. www.studiok9.co.uk Tel: 015394 48387

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DOG WALKING

DOG WALKING - SOCIALISATION PUPPY WALKING and other services available. KENNEL MAIDS Professional Pet Care. 015395 52099. 0776 176 7344 WWW.P4WS.CO.UK See us on Facebook. LOVE OF PAWS DOG WALKING Solo or group walks, home visits, other daycare options available. Fully Insured. Please call Katie - 07471 944500.

DRESSMAKER JOLLYMOSH DRESSMAKING clothing alterations, soft furnishings & curtain making. Large selection of fabrics available. Joanne on 58804 / 07850 087 099 or jollymosh@live.co.uk Curtains, Roman Blinds and soft furnishings made for you, also clothing alterations. Call Joanne Airey at Sew’n’Sew on 015395 34215

DRY CLEANING

LINDALE POST OFFICE. Offers available. Call in for details. Tel: 32231

DRY STONE WALLING

GARDEN WALLS, FIELD WALLS, Stone Facing. Established 1997. Contact Neil Stanway 015395 31382 mob 07748 271078

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS T W Electrical (Cumbria) Ltd Electrical Contractors, Domestic, Commercial and Industrial, NICEIC Approved Contractor Free estimates given, Call 015395 59089 or 07702 792 916

ENGRAVING

E N G R A V I N G / T R O P H I E S Kendal Trophies 01539 740217 www.ulverstonsportsandkendaltrophies.co.uk

FLOWERS - The Flower Stop Flowers for all occasions, deliveries throughout South Cumbria www.theflowerstopsouthlakes.co.uk ring Carol on 015395 38991.

FOR SALE

LANTERN CHARITY SHOP, Allithwaite; lots of great items for sale. Open 9.30-4.30 Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Church Road, Allithwaite LA11 7QH. 015395 34701 eirene@cantab.net

FURNITURE RESTORERS

J & M RESTORERS ANTIQUE & MODERN furniture restored & finished. Porcelain repairs. Paintings restoration. French Polishing. Est 40 years. 015395 68915

FURNITURE REUPHOLSTERY

SITTING PRETTY Antique traditional and modern furniture re-upholstered locally by time served craftswoman. 20 years experience. Lesley Fursey 01229 464607 www.southlakesupholstery.co.uk

GARDENING

GRANGE GARDENERS for GARDEN MAINTENANCE & DESIGN Extensive plant knowledge We maintain gardens all year round Call Michael Thornborough 015395 32118 mobile: 07796 674 861 www.gardendesigncumbria.com FERNLEIGH GARDEN SERVICES all aspects of maintenance, lawn care, complete clearances, tidy ups, planting, tree work, painting, hedges, pressure washing, waste removed. College trained, call George 0779 686 7762 or 015395 35716

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GARDEN SERVICES

DJ DIXON OF GRANGE Gardens maintained to the highest standards, mowing, hedges, trees, pressure washing, overgrown gardens cleared - no job too big. Fully insured. For a high quality service with an outstanding reputation. Mobile: 0771 320 3609. GARDEN MAINTENANCE, grass/hedge cutting, weeding, pruning, treework, dry stone walling, paving, fencing. James Hawksley Ltd Tel 07980 354 651 / 01524 784869 Professional, effective, experienced and reliable Gardening Services for larger gardens/ grounds. Small, large and difficult grass areas cut. Trees, hedges and shrubs beautifully pruned. Renovation projects undertaken. Call Hamish Foulerton. Tel 07747 788 370 or 01539 730501. COPELAND LANDSCAPES, stonewalling, patios, tree work, hedge cutting, fencing, etc. Established 1980. 01524 730 022 or 07815 955 961 M.T.HOWARTH Garden maintenance carried out to a high standard incl mowing, hedges, tree work, fencing and pressure washing. Overgrown gardens cleared and rubbish can be removed. All jobs considered large or small. HOME: 015395 33182 MOBILE: 0789 4737 069 Samantha Hodgson Ltd Garden & Border Design. Plant advice from window boxes to full border makeovers. Over 25 years plant knowledge. Tel 07760 192 083 or 015395 52458. E-mail sam@samanthahodgsonplanting.co.uk Tree Stumps Removed

GET A QUOTE ONLINE or call Peter on 01539 720441 stumps1066@gmail.com www.Tree-Stumps-Removed.co.uk PATRICK GARDENS. Reliable & diligent - complete gardening services and DIY help. Outstanding reputation for high quality service. Tel 015395 33872 or 07748 642 463 A.R. DICKSON Countryside Services, Fencing, Walling, Landscaping, Gardening, Tree & Woodland Work, Fire Wood and Kindling For Sale. 0782 4736 255 angus1990@btinternet.com

GARDEN CLEARANCE Grass and hedge cutting, strimming and fencing. Ron’s Tidy Garden. Tel: 01229 580345 Mob: 07904 151964. Reliable and honest

PAUL GIBBONS Grass cutting, Pruning, Weeding, Planting, Strimming, Leaf clearing 015395 58492 / 0790 8843 714

GRAHAM’S GARDEN SERVICES Friendly and reliable service for all your garden requirements. Our services include Grass Cutting, Garden Maintenance, Patios Jet Washed, Walling, Fencing and hedge cutting. Telephone 07815 313 828 or 015395 58664

Lawns mowed, hedges trimmed, overgrowth strimmed, branches shredded and leaves blown away! Also DIY. Local and friendly. Call Simon on 07950 912212 or 015395 34640. Gary Seymore Landscape Specialist. All types of garden work undertaken. 40 years experience. Contracts undertaken. Tel: 07932 035 531.

GROUNDWORKS

S & A H O D G S O N LT D . P l a n t & Groundworks Contractors. 9 ton excavator with a rototilt Site clearence, water mains and land drainage. 015395 52458 / 07836 782707.

HANDYMAN SERVICES CONT

I’m your local, friendly handyman for painting, repairs and general DIY around the home. I can do most things! All jobs considered. Call Simon on 07950 912212 or 015395 34640.

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HEARING SERVICES

St Johns Hearing Centre, Main Street, Grange. Comprehensive Hearing Service. Free home consultations. Full aftercare service. Hearing tests, Repair service, Batteries and Accessories. Gentle Wax Removal Service. 40 Years experience. Tel 015395 36391

HELP WITH THE HOME Hannah’s General Services. Help at home including errand running, cleaning, household maintenance, gardening, pressure washing, dog walking, house sitting and many other odd jobs. Call Hannah on 07713116789.

HOLIDAYS FOR DOGS THE ORIGINAL HOLIDAYS FOR DOGS PROFESSIONAL PET CARE SINCE 2000 KENNEL MAIDS Professional Home Boarding Dog Walking • Cat Care • Small Pets Pet Sitting • Doggy Day Care Fully licensed with SLDC Fully insured & Excellent References PLEASE NOTE We are not an agency or a franchise WE DO NOT BOARD OUT DOGS TO THIRD PARTIES We are mature professionals Having worked as a team for more than 10yrs We can provide fully checkable references and are highly recommended by our local Veterinary Practice Tel 015395 52099 Mobile 0776 176 7344 WWW.P4WS.CO.UK Beware of imitations. See us on Facebook

HOLIDAYS FOR DOGS No Kennels Or Cages Your Dog Lives As Part Of The Family Meet Your Sitter And Visit Their Home No Hidden Costs Or Extras 015395 28858 www.topdogsitters.co.uk Follow us on Facebook

Building Conversions Joinery Kitchens

Bathrooms Redevelopment Refurbishments Windows

- And all aspects of building Mark.J.Garrett 07740 927 610 garrettm1@sky.com

Mark Walmsley Building & Joinery

Mark offers a complete Builder & Joinery service - Renovation - Extensions - Loft Conversions - Doors - Kitchens - Staircases - Windows -

Mark 32126

HOUSE CLEARANCES

House Clearances, Houses, Garages, Shedscleared and all contents removed. For prompt reliable and confidential service contact Graham Walkden. Tel: 015395 32793/62378 WA House Clearance & Removals WE PAY CASH FOR HOUSE CLEARANCES! Garages, sheds etc 07528 049 516 / 015395 59469

IRONING

IRONING by Lisa 015395 35422 or 07976 512487

Veronica Brockbank

Domestic ironing service Over 20 years experience in professional laundry

015395 32461

JOINERS/BUILDERS

BB Wilson & Son All aspects of Joinery and Building from Ground Work to Slating Landscaping, Conservatories Loft conversions, Extensions. Established 50 years, no job too small Free estimates. Tel: 07972 811 706 - 015395 58340

HANDYMAN SERVICES

Gutter Cleaning and Handyman Contact Joshua Lewis: 07531 581440 / 01229 581082

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I.R. Logan Quality Joinery & Building Services No VAT on labour Mobile: 07712 556904

Joinery & Developments Ltd.

Full Building & Joinery services New builds, renovations, extensions, bathroom’s, kitchen’s, windows, groundworks Ian 07765 513 412 / 015395 36316 (Cartmel)

LANDSCAPING

HARD LANDSCAPING fencing, walling, block paving, flagging, paths, patios, driveways, ponds. Free estimates, all work guaranteed. Call Martin Eland 015395 59472, mobile 07821 260 730. HARD LANDSCAPING FEATURES created in wood, water and stone. Dry stone specialist. 20yrs experience. George Newton 07818 802 659 or 015395 30469 Bradley Reeve Landscaping, stone walling, patios. Tel 015395 36938 or 07788 688427

LOCKSMITHS

LOCKS EXPRESS the only Locksmiths based in Grange. 24 Hour Callout. All Lock Problems Solved;Locks opened, repaired & fitted. Trading Standards Approved & Police (CRB) checked. Domestic & commercial work. Car keys cut. Eden Mount Road, Grange. Freephone 0800 783 1104. Mob 07886 831336.


MASTIC ASPHALT

FLAT ROOFS, Valley gutters, Balconies, Flooring, Building work & Paving. Tel: JR Ellwood Ltd., 015395 68306 / 07773 572 712

MINDFULNESS Mindfulness courses now running locally, including 8 week Mindful Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness In Schools training. Improve your wellbeing, discover calm and contentment and find the space in your mind through Mindfulness. Contact Tracey 07969 447 545. spaciousminds@aol.com Mindful Yoga Classes, Thursday mornings 10 - 11:30 Victoria Hall. Mindful movement, serene stillness and finding space within. Everyone welcome - just drop in and relax. Contact Tracey 07969 477 545.

PAINTING & DECORATING CONT

Andy Huddart • 35 years experience • free no obligation quotes

BUILDING SERVICES stone facing, water mains and drainage. Pressure washing, painting. Free estimates, all work guaranteed. Call Martin Eland 015395 59472, mobile 07821 260 730.

Painter & Decorator

07766 337 625 andyhuddart@btinternet.com

MOBILE HAIRDRESSER

MICHELLE 34904 or 07974 812 094 CHARLOTTE Hairdresser and Gel Nails. Grange 32989 or 07966 543223

Phillipa freelance male and female hairdresser, please call 07979077411 for an appointment

Michelle Breeze / Chez Michelle Salon or Mobile. Experienced Unisex Hairdresser in Allithwaite. Grange 33908 or 07791955476.

MONUMENTAL MASONS

ABLE MEMORIALS - Monumental Masons. Time served masons with over 30 years experience. New memorials, Second inscriptions, repaints, regilds and renovations. Free estimates and home visits given. 3 Wildman Street, Kendal LA9 6EN. Phone 01539 735583 or 01524 784920. PARKIN and JACKSON-Monumental Masons. New memorials, second inscriptions, repaints, regilds and renovations. Visit the showroom on 14 Appleby Road, Kendal LA9 6ES. Telephone 01539 722838. Free estimates and brochure on request.

NURSERY SCHOOL

ACORN MONTESSORI Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:45 - 3:15. Monday & Friday 8:45 - 12:00. Contact Melanie Knight 015935 35629 / 07971 828 797.

OPTICIANS

MB Designs Inside and outside Painting Wallpapering l Fully insured Quality work l Free quote & advice

01539 623239 or 07709 977 619 markbarker77@gmail.com

PERSONAL TRAINER

FITNESS AND WELLBEING Personal Training with Elaine in the comfort of your own home. Specialising in rehabilitation and re-introduction to exercise. 07855 135714

PEST CONTROL ECOSHIELD ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES PEST PREVENTION AND CONTROL 24Hr Rapid Response. Domestic & Commercial Free Surveys & Quotations. Rodents, Insects, Moles, Wasps, Bed Bugs, Fleas,Squirrels, Woodworm etc Members of British Pest Control Association and The Safe Trader Scheme Tel: 01524 730129 / 07504 224695 Email: info@ecoshieldenvironmental.co.uk Web: www.ecoshieldenvironmental.co.uk

LAKELAND OPTICAL Main Street, Grange 015395 32951. Independent Optician Eye Examinations & 500 frames in stock. “See better, look better, feel better!” www.lakelandoptical.co.uk

TOWN & COUNTRY Pest Control Over 25 years experience. Most up to dates methods. 24 hour service. All aspects covered including Cluster flies. Wasps, Fleas. Rats, Mice, Moles. Tel. 015395 62795. Mob 07887 977 085. www.tandcpestcontrol.co.uk

OSTEOPATHY

PLASTERING

STATE REGISTERED OSTEOPATHS Jolyon and Val Wardle, caring and experienced practitioners, are available weekdays at Em J’s hair salon on Kents Bank Road, Grange to treat a variety of conditions. 015395 58647

NJR PLASTERING all plastering work considered. Free quotes. Contact Niall on 015395 58221 or 07917 458911

PAINTING & DECORATING

R I C H A R D W YAT T P L U M B E R F r o m bathrooms to ball valves no jobs too small. Daytime 0777 260 2506, evenings 015395 35653. ADRIAN A TURNER LTD, Central Heating and Bathrooms Gas Safe Registered.Tel: 015395 34775 Mob: 07821 813062. A. TYSON PLUMBING & HEATING. See main advert back page. Tel 015395 32761. Mob. 0796 738 4114

Lee Logan Ltd. Quality Painter & Decorator + Tiling. Reasonable rates. Tel: 07708 213079

STEVEN T WELSBY EST. 1979 Your Local Painter & Decorator City & Guilds Advanced Full Technology Certificate Fully Insured GRANGE OVER SANDS 015395 34499

Stephen J. Brown CGLI Advanced Craft Trained Professional Decorator Paper Hanging Specialist Covering all aspects of trade 30 years experience, Free Quotes Tel 015395 35229 or 0798 902 5850 RED Painting & Decorating All aspects of decorating including wallpapering. Des Irwin 015395 36288 / 07771 636 842

Wayne Dawson painting and decorating. Over 10 years experience. All aspects of decorating undertaken. For free quotation contact 07557 902 229 or 015395 58630 Email waynedawson1206@gmail.com Or via Facebook

POWER WASHING

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND ULVERCLEAN can now offer a true deep cleaning to those dingy looking areas. Contact Lee 01229 586703 or 07858 757 215 for free quotation.

PLUMBING & HEATING

JOHN RHODES Plumbing & Heating Gas Safe Registered Working locally for 35 years Newton in Cartmel 015395 31585 07810 881910 TAYLOR Plumbing & Heating Engineers Gas Safe Registered Lindale Darren Taylor 07778 394 206

PORCELAIN RESTORATION

Porcelain & Ceramics Repair. Paintings restored. J&M Restorers 015395 68915

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

RECLAIMED OAK BEAMS

We have hundreds of Fantastic Reclaimed Oak Beams & Timbers in Stock. Original & Restored - From Small Shelves & Fireplaces to Huge Beams! Give us a call or Visit us near Ulverston Tel: 07920 117 047 or email: lakeswoodwork@gmail.com

REMEDIAL THERAPY

RELIEF AND REHABILITATION of Back Pain, Stress, Sports Injuries and Muscle Dysfunction. Contact Mr. G. Grayrigge IIST (Dip) ICHFST, (Adv. Dip) Biomechanics & Sports Medicine on 015395 36483. Home Visits Available. www.grayrigge.com e-mail: info@grayrigge.com DAVID JACKSON 20 years clinical & teaching experience, specialising in muscle, joint, injuries and sciatica. Assessment treatment & Rehabilitation of injuries. Contact 015395 83592 www.albamaleaf.co.uk MASSAGE and Craniosacral therapy for back, neck and shoulder pain. Meg Henderson 015395 36298 www.meghendersontherapy.co.uk

REMOVALS Steele`s Removals ltd Local * National * International Secure Self- Storage 24hour access + Self-Drive Removal vans Storage facilities in Flookburgh www.steelesremovals.co.uk info@steelesremovals.co.uk 01229 820 777

REPLACEMENT UPVC

DOWS IAN BUCHAN WIN ar gu anteed

ship quality workman UPVC WINDOWS, DOORS, CONSERVATORIES, FASCIA SOFFITS ETC.

Call Grange 015395 32593 07971 698 541 lakes covering the south upvc in e nc rie pe ex 23 years

Chris Shawcross

Replacement Double Glazing Units, Windows, Doors, Conservatories, Facia Boards & Gutters in uPVC. Free Estimates

Tel: 015395 58214 Mob: 0789 969 0259

SCRAP METAL

Scrap Metal Collector Steve Robinson

washing machines, dryers, used car batteries & scrap cars collected Steve 07967 934 945

SITUATIONS VACANT

Cartmel Surgery require Cleaner Approx 6 hours per week – days to suit but would need to be done after 6.30pm or before 8.00am. Contact Janice 015395 36366 for more information.

STONE WALLING

BRADLEY REEVE Landscaping, stone walling, patios. Tel: 015395 36938 or 07788 688427.

STORAGE

G E N E R A L / C A R AVA N / B O AT STORAGE. Lawler 34136.

TAXIS ARRIVE TAXI Local and long distance journeys. Professional, reliable and friendly service.Quality, comfortable vehicle 07710 287 957 or 01539 730216.

6-seater Hackney/Private hire. Local/Long Distance. John Keith owner/operator. Contact 015395 58778 mobile 07974 111543 O RP E NTH MIL

& KIRKBY LONS (015395)

63405

DAL E

24/ 7 Taxis (01539)

758015 K EN D AL

7 days a week taxi service 4,6 & 8 seater cars wheelchair access vehicles we do all work inc airports, stations, hospital/docs, shopping and tours. Accounts and Contracts available.

TIMBER GARDEN BUILDINGS

Creators of Amazing Garden Spaces! Bespoke Timber Garden Buildings Traditional or Contemporary Designs. Hand Built High Quality Sheds, Summerhouses, Garden Offices, Workshops, Cabins, Boat Houses, Mini-Lodges & Camping Pods. Give us a call to discuss your ideas & we can make them come to life! Call Nathan on 07920 117 047 email: lakeswoodwork@gmail.com www.gardenbuildingscumbria.co.uk

TREE SURGEON

OH TREE SERVICES - Qualified and insured arborists/tree surgeons. Please contact Oliver on: 015395 30756 or 07904 698 794 www.ohtreeservices.co.uk

TO LET

Flat to let. S/c 1 bed 1st floor. Kents Bank. £325 pcm. 0796108 651.

TUITION

Learn to speak French, German, Spanish. Groups of 4 or 1 to 1. Contact Sonja Vietoris 015395 35667 or text 07846 846 807. PIANO & THEORY TUITION. Experienced, patient teacher has vacancies for pupils of all ages, from beginners to Advanced. Contact Jean Kitchen ALCM. DipMus(OU). CT ABRSM. Tel 015395 35306 Primary mathematics tuition Early help leads to continued success. Retired Primary Headteacher and Ofsted inspector. Enhanced DBS. References available. Please contact 07717 848 080 for initial chat. Philip Watson BA(Hons) A(Mus)LCM: Teacher of Saxophone and Musical Theory, Exam Coaching 01539 734914

info@grangenow.co.uk

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WANTED

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Woodlands Restaurant & Pine Lodges Meathop, Grange-over-Sands Cumbria, LA11 6RB NOW RECRUITING!

REQUIRE FULL TIME / PART TIME

Chefs Assistant and a Receptionist

Opportunities now exist for SEASONAL FULL TIME ADMIN WORK IN THE RACECOURSE OFFICE PART TIME ASSISTANCE IN THE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT

CASUAL WORKERS ON RACE DAYS Saturday 27th May Monday 29th May Wednesday 31st May Friday 30th June Sunday 2nd July

CARERS REQUIRED

Heydays Care & Support Services

Full and part time positions available various shifts to suit, around Grange Over Sands, Newby Bridge or Barrow rates from £7.80 plus paid mileage and travel time.

Call Kelly or Dawn 015395 52548

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Bespoke professional wedding photography, from £200.00. 01229 463375 www.chriswarnerphotography.co.uk

WILD BIRD SEED

The 2017 race dates are:

Own transport needed

Call Roz: 015395 34128 or e-mail whpl.admin@gmail.com www.whpl.co.uk

Wanted - TOOLS, gardening, joinery, engineering etc. Garages cleared. Tel 32793 VINYL RECORDS bought, anything considered. 07957073438 / 015395 58627 Simon STAMP COLLECTIONS, OLD COINS / medals and pre-1960 picture postcards purchased. Will visit to view. Tel Smith 07721 651751 email fillatellic@yahoo.co.uk Old suitcases, trunks, leather bags, wooden boxes, tool boxes, wooden ladders, galvanised buckets, watering cans, kitchenware. Peter 015395 62811

WILD BIRD SEED - FREE DELIVERY THROUGHOUT KENDAL & SOUTH LAKES Good variety available in bulk bags. Tel: 01539 821910 / 07890 565223.

WINDOW CLEANING

Saturday 22nd July Monday 24th July Saturday 26th August Monday 28th August We welcome application letters including a C.V to Cartmel Racecourse, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6QF or to pam@cartmel-racecourse.co.uk

SKB WINDOW CLEANING Any window, any height glass, frames, sills, doors cleaned. solar panels, gutters, conservatories. Fully insured Simon - 015395 62877 or 07783 802 192

FREE FOR SALE

Deadline 17th February 2017, subject to space. Single items max £200, in writing to our offices or e-mail info@grangenow.co.uk, include your name and address. Hand Mincer £5; Bistro Style Wood/ Metal table & 2 chairs £20; Quest Windsor Elite Awning(alloy poles) 280x200 £50; White pedestal basin with taps £20. All good condition. Tel: 58582. 3 foot Pine bunk beds. Excellent condition. 1 mattress included. £50. 58325 Thule roof bars for VW Tiguan or car with similar roof rails, as new £95 (cost new over £200) Phone 01539532630 or mob 07498339498. LG tv 28”, Mar 2016 for caravan rarely used cost £180.00, accept £90.00 35681 Graco Junior Maxi car seat 15-36kg hardly used £20 Tel: 35787. RSPB AG80 SPOTTING SCOPE + tripod stand. As New £150 015395 83920. Ladies Craghopper Zipped Jacket, waterproof & windproof, Size 20, never worn £25. Coloroll king-sized fitted sheet, brand new £5. Two Fogarty hollow fibre pillows, never used, £15. Tel: 33702. Lapidary Equipment (grinding, polishing). Electric chain-saw & cable: almost new. Toploading single phase Pottery Kiln and furniture, as new. Offers and to collect in Grange 33722. Ironing board, light weight, new. £10. 33818. Roland Electric Piano model-hp plus 300,complete with carrying case. Used professionally, but suitable for learning to play. £150 ono. 07484870427

To advertise in the Grange Now Classifieds section Proof call: 015395 35453

www.heydayscare.co.uk

Due to continued growth South Lakes Services are seeking dedicated team members to take over a number of new accounts whilst at the same time help drive our business forward.

The Old Vicarage

CARERS REQUIRED Country Home for the Elderly

Heydays Care & Support Services +

Allithwaite Full and part time positions available various shifts to suit, around Grange Over Sands, Newby Bridge or Barrow rates from £7.80 plus paid mileage and travel time.

· Ulverston Grange – over Now- Sands

Proof

Call Kelly or Dawn 015395 52548 / 01229 808023

www.heydayscare.co.uk

Grounds Person

We are looking for an experienced Groundsman/Gardener to care for and maintain grounds. The position would suit an experienced, hardworking, highly motivated & enthusiastic individual who is able to work alone and alongside our grounds team. • • •

Day Care Staff

Cleaning Support Supervisor

Working alongside our cleaning manager you will learn our business inside out, and be available to help train and grow the business. This is a hands on cleaning position predominantly working Monday Friday, afternoons and early evenings depending on work demand. • Vehicle and driving licence essential. • All applicants must undergo DBS check. • 30 hours per week good rates of pay.

We are looking for kind and friendly individuals with good communication skills and who are genuinely caring • Full & Part time positions & flexible hours • Travel allowance, weekend & overtime extra pay • NVQ training & wage increases for qualifications • Day Care wages from £7.70 The right attitude is more important than care experience For further information please contact Charlotte Gregson on 015395 33703

Holiday Property Cleaners

Like cleaning? Take pride in your work?...then why not join our expanding team of holiday property cleaners, cleaning and preparing a wide range of different holiday properties throughout the area. Change over days Friday’s, Saturday’s and Monday’s 10.00am – 4.00pm but other hours and contracts available to suit. All equipment, uniform and training supplied. (Please note this is cleaning only position no laundry required, all done on site). Own vehicle essential.

or email: theoldvicaragecarehome@gmail.com

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Driving licence essential (Towing licence desirable) Grass cutting & Strimming experience necessary. 40 hours per week.

Grange now | FEBRUARY 2017 - Next deadline 17th FEBRUARY

For more information call

015395 36956

www.southlakesservices.com


AERIAL SPECIALIST

ROOFING

K2 The North's leading Aerial & Satellite Service

ROOFING LTD

Specialists in all aspects of roofing • Slating • Tiling • Pointing • Lead work • • Flat roofing•

Satellite - Sky - Freesat Upgrades - Installations - Repairs European & International

• Chimney repairs • Fascias, Soffits • Guttering, cleaned Over 25 years in domestic and industrial flat roofing and sealed

Repairs, replacements and overlays • Green Roofs • Insurance backed warranties • Insulation specialists Windermere: 01539 897 892products with a life expectancy in 01539 725 080 01229 463 168 • BBA approved excess of 40 years JOINERY & BUILDING CONTRACTORS We also offer • Thermographic Surveys • Consultancy • Condition Reports Contact your local Aerialek Engineer

W.G.BROWNLIE Ltd.

IGLS. 29 Greengate, Levens, Cumbria. LA8 8NF

• Repairs, replacements and overlays • Green Roofs • Insurance backed warranties • Insulation specialists WE ALSO OFFER • BBA approved products with a life expectancy in l 40Thermographic Surveys l excess of years Welalso offer Consultancy l Condition Reports l • Thermographic Surveys • Consultancy • Condition Reports

01524 730666 or 07772 884690

01524 730666 or 07772 884690

www.westmorlandflatroofing.co.uk / info@westmorlandflatroofing.co.uk www.westmorlandflatroofing.co.uk info@westmorlandflatroofing.co.uk

01524 730666 or 07772 884690 Joinery & Building Contractors

All high quality Bespoke Joinery. Extensive local experience in holiday homes & second homes since 1999.

l Over 25 years in domestic and l industrial flat roofing l Repairs, replacements and overlays l l Green Roofs l l Insurance backed warranties l l Insulation specialists l l BBA approved products with a life l • Overexpectancy 25 years in domestic and industrial flat roofing in excess of 40 years

www.westmorlandflatroofing.co.uk natural slate, info@westmorlandflatroofing.co.uk tiling, leadwork,

nnComplete roofing services;

chimneys & velux installation

nnExtensions & renovations nnLoft Conversions nnRefurbishments nnConservatories, windows & doors in uPVC or Timber

nnHardwood Flooring Specialists

Tel: 015395 60673 Mob: 07810 602999

email: wgbrownlieltd@gmail.com

LTD.

INSURANCE

DEBORAH SCOTT, OUR ULVERSTON PERSONAL INSURANCE ADVISOR

Your local reliable roofing service SPECIALISTS IN LISTED BUILDINGS, NATURAL SLATES, COMMERCIAL & DOMESTIC ROOFING

Deborah joined us in August 2016, having worked as a Financial Specialist in Ulverston. Deborah also had a long career locally as a Manager in the Travel Industry and brings with her a wealth of customer service experience. She is able to help with motor and personal insurance needs and looks forward to welcoming customers old and new. Appointments are also available if you prefer to call into the office where free parking is available. Call 01229 581 581 for a quote or pop in NFU Mutual Office, Unit 2, Daltongate Business Centre, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7AJ

• • • • •

Slate & Tile repair Chimney Work Guttering Ridge tiles Re-Roofs

• Lead Work • All Felt & Fibreglass flat roofs. • Wood & UPVC Facia Boards

We offer a full loft conversion service from initial planning application through to completion of work.

Registered Velux window installer

Grange: 015395 35635 Mobile: 07770 303033 Email: info@askroofing.co.uk FREE ESTIMATES

Agent of The National Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Society Limited.

info@grangenow.co.uk

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DRIVING SCHOOLS

DB Driving

PLUMBING & HEATING

JOINERY & BUILDING

A.TYSON

Hodgson Builders

Deborah Black ADI, Dip DI •Friendly, patient, lady instructor •Tuition tailored to your needs •Confidence building & pass plus Tel:01539 722777 Mob:07977 542853

PLUMBING AND HEATING

Gas Central Heating & Bathroom Installer

Your local choice for all building & roofing work

Drive to Arrive

• HIGH QUALITY • FRIENDLY SERVICE • • REASONABLE RATES •

Fibreglass Flat Roofing System

Over 20 years experience

FREE ESTIMATES Tel: 015395 32761 Mob: 0796 7384114

015395 35983

www.hodgson-builders.com

07900 435 409 015395 35201

AERIAL SPECIALISTS

07764 609 387

Photo &ne id v eo droeys roof survble availa

Moor Lane, Flookburgh

www.southlakesstorage.co.uk

TAXIS

Plumbing & Heating Engineers

T. DIXON

ECONOMICAL TAXIS LTD

Locally established with over 40 years experience.

Est. 1968 NORTH WEST AERIAL SPECIALISTS

P & J BUSHELL

5423

CAR SERVICING & REPAIRS

Miniheat Ltd. Est. 1968

PLUMBING AND HEATING ENGINEERS - GAS SERVICE AND REPAIR - NG/LPG 2 DEVONSHIRE PLACE, KENTS BANK ROAD, GRANGE-OVER-SANDS

015395 33515

015395 32053

office@miniheat.co.uk

Alnat Business Park, Lindale

• MOT’s • Servicing & Repairs • Diagnostics for all vehicles • Tyres & Exhausts Brand new designated bay for Cars, Vans & Campervans up to 4 tonnes

Adrian A. Turner Ltd Plumbing & Heating Engineer

T: 015395 34775 M: 07821 813 062

H2O AAT

LOCKSMITH • Gas, LPG, • Vaillant Solar Accredited • Unvented Hot Water • General Plumbing • Central Heating • No Call Out Fee

The o Locksmnly it based inhs Grange

• Trading Standards Approved • Locks Opened, Fitted & Repaired • Domestic, Commercial & Auto • Car Keys Cut & Programmed • Police (CRB) Checked • 24 Hour, 7 Day Service • OAP Discount

4, 6, 8 & 16 seater mini-buses and a disabled access vehicle available

GRAHAM FAULKNER Ltd.

BUILDING & JOINERY SERVICES 30 years experience

• New Builds • Renovations • Extensions • Loft Conversions • uPVC & Timber windows & doors • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Tiling

Ring Paul or Joan Tel: Flookburgh 58901

GLAZING Glazing & Joinery Service Replacement double glazing Windows & Doors in wood & uPVC by quality craftsmen

Mob: 0787 602 5976 Tel: 015395 64587

015395 31096

E-mail gfaulks1@hotmail.co.uk

GARDEN SERVICES

A reliable family run business based in A Professionally qualified—20 years exper For all your Gardening requirem No job is too big or

Construction Maintenance REDHILLS LANDSCAPES LTDDesign

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All Lock Problems Solved richardwyatt@live.co.uk

07772 602 506 / 015395 35653

PAINTING & DECORATING PAINTING & DECORATING

ll 18 years experience ll Internal and external

www.locks-express.com

(MANCHESTER DAILY)

Tel: 34063 or 35425

Head Office, 7 Pinewood Avenue, Bare, Morecambe, Lancs. LA4 6HW. Tel: 01524 415969 Mob: 07814 388756

Eden Mount Road, Grange Freephone: 0800 783 1104 Mobile 07886 831336

SEAPORTS, STATIONS AND AIRPORTS

No Call Out Fee Prompt, friendly service

43 years experience. FREE estimates, All work guaranteed AERIAL & SATELLITE SPECIALIST GRANGE AND DISTRICT COVERED ON A DAILY BASIS

Contact David for a free quotation 015395 61887 or 07732 362 186

A complete service from plans to paintwork Established local firm Free estimates and advice 015395 33241 / 077535 74538

Accountants and Business Advisers Whether you require start up advice, help with your year-end accounts, help with your Self-Assessment or a full on-going bookkeeping and support service, we can help you.

015395 36163 www.bfmsltd.co.uk

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DAVID ROCKLIFFE GENERAL BUILDING

All aspects of building work undertaken. Extensions, plastering, tiling etc. Over 30 years experience. No VAT on labour (015395) 33530 or 07754 439 694

Driveways & Paving

Patios, Decking & Steps Walling: Inc Dry Stone Planting & Turfing Garden Rooms Ponds and Water Features Planters & Pergolas Fencing, Gates & sheds

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 Layout and constructio drawings / material schedules.

General Garden Tidy-up Deck / Timber Treatment

 Detailed estimates

Tree pruning / Felling

 Impartial, practical adv

relating to gardening a land management

Lawn Treatments Mowing & Planting Jet Washing Decks / Patios / Steps

Contact David or Nicola Sm

01524 761028 or 07909 748075

Based in Arnside with over 20 years experience for all gardening requirements

Extensions - Renovations - Conversions - Alterations

ACCOUNTANCY AND BUSINESS ADVICE es

Caravan & Boat Storage

Wareing & Son

www.drivetoarrive.com

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SECURE SELF STORAGE

Corgi Registered

All aspects of driver training based on police methods. Donna Watson ADI ROSPA (Gold) Advanced

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