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Investment Matters By Jason Crane DipPFS AIFP

May I start by wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year; and a huge thank you for all the positive feedback we receive in respect of the articles we write. As one year comes to a close it is a good opportunity to look back over the previous twelve months and reflect on what has happened to ones finances in light of the ever changing economy. At IIA, we also review the year that has past. A large proportion of new clients we have had the pleasure to work with during 2013 are those with existing investments, pensions, ISAs etc that now require professional ongoing management. Financial markets never sit still but constantly move and evolve. In the same way, your investments will not remain static – everyday volatility will not only affect your portfolio’s overall value, it will also alter the balance of assets within it; what you originally invested in may look quite different today as companies change focus and investment funds re-align their strategies. Just working out the ideal structure of your investments on ‘day one’

As I am sure you have heard, Mary Ann Best the Founding Editor of Grange Now, has decided it’s time for a well earned retirement. The good news is that she’ll be continuing to help with the production of Grange Now for some time to come. I wish Mary Ann all the very best for a long and enjoyable retirement, and of course, I appreciate her support in helping me to ‘learn the ropes’. Regular visitors to the Grange Now office will have noticed a new face over the last couple of months. May I introduce isn’t enough – instead, it is vital to keep an eye on your portfolio to make sure it continues to meet your long-term needs. Of course, your life is unlikely to stand still either. As the years go by, your circumstances – and your long-term goals – are likely to evolve, depending on your family and your income situations, your changing tolerance for risk and your need for capital growth, income or a mixture of the two.And if your circumstances have altered, your portfolio is likely to need a tweak to ensure it fulfils your ongoing requirements. The golden rule is to review your portfolio regularly to ensure your investments remain suitable and relevant to you and that they are generally behaving as you would expect. A regular check and ‘maintenance’ as and when required will help to keep your portfolio in good shape; working with a Financial Planner will ensure your finances remain focused on your long term goals. 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.

myself as the new proprietor. My name is Chris Plumb. I have lived in South Cumbria for many years along with my wife Katie, who teaches in Windermere and our two daughters. Along with Kerstin and Catherine, we will continue to try and deliver the best in local news and information, very much in the way that it happens right now. Please call in anytime and say hello. Our contacts details are: 015395 35453 May I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year.

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Some tickets are still available for the Christmas Day lunch, so if you live alone in the Grange area and would like to join us on Christmas Day, please call Fiona Daley on 33232 or Peter Watson on 33074. Good progress was reported at the meeting held on 14th November with many local businesses already committed to supporting the event again this year. The next meeting for volunteers is Thursday 12th December, 7.30pm, at the Netherwood Hotel.

Charity fund gives Cumbria schoolboy his own set of wheels

11-year-old Joshua Woodward, from Haverigg, was born with global delayed development and severe learning difficulties. Joshua needs constant supervision, limiting his ability to play outside on his own. Joshua attends Sandside Lodge School for children with special needs in Ulverston with his friend Harrison Holmes. Harrison was born with cerebral palsy and has a

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Fun Fund in his name begun by his mum, Joanne, following the theft of his specially adapted trike last Christmas. Harrison’s Fun Fund aims to bring enjoyment to the lives of disabled children and the Holmes tapped into their resources to purchase a specially adapted £300 bike for Harrison. In an interview with another publication, mum Rebecca Woodward said: “The bike will give [Harrison] the chance to get some fresh air and play outside, because he can’t ride a two-wheeler. The help we get from charities like the Fun Fund and Millom Parents & Carers Disability Group is massively important because otherwise we would just be stuck at home with Josh.” Donations can be made to the fun fund through Mrs Holmes on 01229 43264.

Tesco coming to Grange? Grange Now has learned of a possible new Tesco Express store in Grange.The supermarket giant is believed to be considering several sites, one of which is the previous Royal British Legion building on Kents Bank Road. Cllr.Tom Harvey acknowledged the potential for controversy, saying: “What concerns me most is how our already clogged streets would cope with multiple deliveries every week from big vehicles and increased traffic from shoppers.”

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Severe implications for Grange area Everyone will be aware from TV and the press that SLDC’s Land Allocation Plan has been passed as ‘sound’ by the Planning Inspectorate. The plan provides for the building of over 700 houses throughout the vicinity between now and 2025. Excluding the 43 proposed ‘affordable’ dwellings at Berners, there will be about 60 on Trickett’s field (next to the playing fields), about 50 or more on 2 pieces of open land at the lower

Developers can pounce

We may defend our greenfield sites against the onslaught of SLDC’s local development plan (LDF) but without one we could be worse off. Nationwide councils were asked to decide how many homes were needed and identify land to build on whilst consulting residents’ opinions. If councils fail to draw up plans in conjunction with residents then developers

end of Cartmel Road, 42 [see below] at Berry Bank and anything up to 200+ on the green fields between the end of Carter Road and Kirkhead Road, dipping down the hill as far as Greaves Wood Road. A further 30 or so are likely to be built on the other side, just beyond Cardrona Road. These are only indicative. Not to mention about 120 in Allithwaite – and more beyond. All these roofs and roads contribute to flooding. Water can only at the lowest spot - Sedgwick

could exploit the absence of a ‘core strategy’ loophole and virtually move in with their own ideas for developing ripe greenfield sites. In the prime minister’s own Oxfordshire constituency, the village of Bampton is threatened with a proposed 287 houses because the local authority had failed consult with residents to draw up its own housing plans. Affected communities are urged to create their own ‘neighbourhood plan’ and with a majority backing

‘Kerbing’ the School run

Double yellows outside school Now winter is almost here more children will be driven to and from their primary schools instead of walking.  Most senior school pupils travel on the special school bus services, but if not are more likely to be taken by car than walk to school. So be aware that school-run parking is being monitored by some councils to catch parents who park illegally on double yellow lines and prohibited stretches outside schools.  South Lakeland District Council is not as yet using

CCTV to catch offenders but, if it proves successful in the areas it is being trialled, then possibly it may do. If so it could be a lucrative way of raising revenue as Grange Now discovered when driving by local schools at dropping off/picking up times. Whilst most parents park responsibly, some don’t. One 4x4 was parked half on the pavement, straddling double yellows, outside one school and there were other miscreants outside other schools. We won’t name and photograph but please park legally children’s lives are at stake after all! They should have a

Court, for land north of Risedale, and at Kents Bank Station, for the remainder. It cannot escape through the railway embankment. Summer traffic is discounted by the Planning Inspector – seemingly, there ARE no summer ‘events’ to bring chaos. Water run-off? ‘Engineer it’ to ‘disappear’. The fact that it is landlocked is immaterial. Nevertheless, GADAG will not buckle. GADAG continues to treat each application on its merits. Planning Application SL/2013/0691 – Berry Bank / Russell Armer Homes Ltd This is rescheduled to be heard in the VH on 19th December. We

need the town to be counted – the Planning Committee will be on a fuelled high, following the Inspector’s Report. Nevertheless, there are very serious issues regarding access, drainage and vernacular design to be addressed. It is money that drives this highwayman’s stagecoach; whipped on by political outriders. It is not driven by housing need, nor any green agenda, nor by altruism (14 ‘affordable’). For further information contact Peter Nightingale, the Secretary, on either 07751 087 292 or email

in a parish referendum, the plan becomes statutory and councils have to consider it. There is a need for more houses in rural areas but without a ‘core strategy’ rapacious developers can move in. As we go to press the delayed Planning Committee Meeting at the Victoria Hall is scheduled for 19th December regarding the proposed development for 42 houses between Allithwaite Road and Carter Road. clear vision when crossing the road opposite their school, those double yellow lines and hatched areas are there for a reason.  Apart from parking issues parents and other road users driving past schools face 3 points on their licences if exceeding 20 mph and a hefty fine. There is no chance of having the opportunity to take a drivers’ awareness course (available for some speeding offences) to prevent points being added. A police spokesperson told Grange Now, “It is an immediate 3 point penalty and fine for exceeding 20mph in a school zone.” So the message is - please park and drive responsibly near our children’s schools.



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Musical Notes The Royal Opera House Cinema The Nutcracker, Thursday 12th December; Parsifal, Wednesday 18th December. The performances are live from the Royal Opera House at cinema prices. In our area performances will be shown at the Brewery in Kendal, the Hollywood Bowl in barrow and the Vue in Morecambe. For more information visit cinema

Christmas Concert Mothers & Others have organised a Christmas Concert with local artists Vic Hindle and Sue Harrison. The concert will take place in the United Reformed Church Hallon Tuesday 17th December at 7.30pm. The tickets are £4.00 (including coffee and mince pies). Please ring Grange 33678 for tickets, or you can pay on the door. All proceeds are for the NSPCC.

Graffiti Classics 16 strings, 8 dancing feet and 4 voices with 1 aim: to make classical music wickedly funny and fantastically exhilarating. Graffiti Classics bursts the elitist boundaries of the traditional String Quartet with its hilarious all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy show now touring to Arnside in partnership with Highlights Rural Touring Scheme. It’s a classical concert, a gypsyfolk romp, an opera, a standup comedy set and a brilliant dance show all rolled into one! From Beethoven to Bluegrass, Offenbach to Elvis, Strauss to Saturday Night Fever, the group

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Flookburgh Band The Carol Concert will be held at the Victoria Hall on Sunday 16th December at 7:30pm. Tickets £8.00, including refreshments. Tickets can be obtained from Grange Tourist Information, Cockles in Flookburgh, or by calling 015395 59081 to reserve a ticket. The band is looking for a volunteer to assist the librarian to help to sort the music library. A concert with Brett Baker as Guest Trombonist will be held on the 13th April 2013 and the Haughton Weaver on the 18th May 2013, both at the Victoria Hall, Grange. The band look forward to seeing you on Flookburgh Square at 12 noon Christmas Day. Happy Christmas from the band.

Bay Community Singers Bay Community Singers now has 40 members and

we enjoy singing together under Jane Thedham’s guidance. We are pleased to have been invited to sing on Saturday 14th December in St Paul’s Church during the Christmas Tree Festival: our first public performance! We meet at the United Reformed Church Hall on Kents Bank Road on Thursdays, 7-9pm, and our meeting dates for Spring 2014 are January 9, 16, 30, February 6 and 13. After half-term the dates are February 27, March 13, 20, 27, and April 3. The fee is £35 for the 10 sessions including refreshments. If you would like to join us, please come along on 9th January, email or phone: 35517 / 36990.

Westmorland Orchestra

The Westmorland Orchestra’s December concert opens with a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, in the year marking the 60th anniversary of her coronation. It is the stirring march Orb and Sceptre, commissioned by the Arts Council from William Walton for performance in Westminster Abbey during the ceremony in 1953. Conductor Richard Howarth will then leave the platform to make way for Ian Thompson, musical director of Kendal South Choir, who will conduct the assembled forces in Vaughan Williams’ work Towards the Unknown Region. Ian Thompson is a versatile musician: although spending much of his professional life as a singer, he is an accomplished harpsichordist, organist and conductor. Since moving to Cumbria in 1995 he has become much involved in the regional musical scene. In his fifties Elgar wrote two suites entitled The Wand of Youth,

Run by Adele Hewitt and Tessa Hagendoorn, Masquerade Drama Group are currently preparing a small melodrama, ‘A Letter in the Wind’ by Paul Willis, to bring festive fun to the old people’s homes in Grange.

Grange Drama would like to thank all those who bought raffle tickets at our recent production of Alan Ayckbourn’s “Life of Riley”. As a result we were delighted to be able to donate £362 to Grange First Responders. We also wish to thank all those who donated prizes for the raffles, namely, members and friends of Grange Drama along with many local businesses ... in alphabetical order ... Bargain Booze, Butterfingers, Co-Op, Curiosity Shop, Fletchers Greengrocers,Grange Flower Service,Hampsfell House Hotel, Hazlemere Bakery and Cafe, Lucy’s (Grange Plant Centre), Paragon Gift Shop and Spar.

Cartmel Choral Society’s Christmas Concert Cartmel Choral Society’s annual Christmas concert will take place in Cartmel Priory on Saturday 21st December at 7:30pm in Cartmel Priory. Under the musical direction of Adrian Self, and accompanied on the organ and piano by Andy Plowman, audience members will be invited to join in with singing a popular mix of Christmas carols. The choir will also be performing Haydn’s Te Deum, Bob Chilcott’s A Little Jazz Mass and seasonal pieces by John Rutter, Walford Davies,William Matthias, Reginald Spofforth and Tchaikovsky. Tickets are £5, available on the door and profits from the concert will be donated to St Mary’s Hospice, Ulverston and Eden Children’s Hospice.

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based on tunes he had written when young for a children’s play to be performed by himself and his siblings. After the performance of the second suite, the stage will fill for the Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz. The concert takes place on Saturday 7th December, 7.30pm, Westmorland Hall, Lakes Leisure Kendal, Burotn Road, Kendal. Tickets are priced £12 for adults (all areas) and £6 for children. Available from Saturday 23rd November at Lakes Leisure Kendal, tel. 01539 729702. The orchestra always welcomes new Patrons, who can obtain concessionary tickets through contacting Tessa Jones via the orchestra’s website: www.

Christmas window competition will be judged Friday 6th December. This year is the 67th lighting of the tree, and has been made possible over the years by the very generous contributions from Grange businesses and organisations.

Rotary Club October saw us hosting an International Evening at the attended by members of various clubs in Distrcit 1190. H o s t e d by D r S o o nu Verghese we listened to some very thought provoking presentations, Soonu told us about the fight against Malaria in Tanzania. We also learned about the excellent work in Nepal and links established through the Rotary Club of Corkha and their local school and the provision of fresh water and toilets for schools in Africa.

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Rotary have donated £250 to Cartmel Priory School for the YOUNG ENTERPRISE PROJECT. Rotarian Ken Thompson gave an interesting JOB Talk on how after working for Littlewood Stores for most of his working life decided to move to Froome where he ran the Post Office for several years until he retired and moved to Grange.This month Rotarian Peter Watson gave an excellent talk on the Met Office where he worked until he retired. He explained to us how the weather is forecast and weather warnings are indicated.

Furness line electrification

Local MP Tim Farron shows support for Lakes success On 7th November MP Tim Farron asked the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin MP, to electrify the Furness line. Mr Farron

said he wanted to build on the Lakes line success and try to improve the Furness Line. “We need to protect the through trains to Manchester and work to increase capacity on the line. I will keep working with campaigners and other local MPs to do all we can to improve the line.” After lobbying and working with the Lakes Line Users Group, Mr Farron secured agreement to conduct a

Keep safe this winter Electric blanket safety

(L-R) Fire Service volunteers Peter Watson and Frances Brown, Brian McCann (Age UK South Lakeland), a satisfied customer, Angela Stott (TS), PCSO Howard Firth, Hazel Sankey (CCC), Dawn Wright (TS), Steve Jones (TS), Barry Doughty (CCC).

On National Older People’s Day, 1st October, the Victoria Hall hosted an electric blanket safety testing day. Led by Trading Standards, this multi-agency safety initiative brought together Cumbria County

Council, Age UK South Lakeland, the fire service and neighbourhood watch to improve older people’s safety in their homes. According to Steve Jones of Trading Standards, who carried out the checks, around 1000 blankets were

Christmas lights at Trevenna This year’s Christmas light display at Trevenna should be up by the 1st December. The display is always impressive and can be found by turning left immediately

on entering Cark from the Cartmel Road. There is a collection box on the front gate post by the house with all donations going to the NSPCC.

feasibility study into the electrification of the Lakes Line which is estimated to cost £16 million. Recently, at the request of the Furness Line Action Group (FLAG), Mr Farron invited the Office of Rail Regulation to South Cumbria to travel the route and see the need to improve services. The ORR advises the Government on the railways and suggests improvements for the network. tested over the course of the 2 week-long Cumbrian programme. A staggering 52% of these blankets were deemed unsafe for use and the owner given a replacement free of charge. Barry Doughty, portfolio holder for safer and stronger communities, dubbed the initiative a “positive safety intervention” with immediate action taking place to keep older people safe. Not only did the team make people more aware of the safety of the products they were buying but lives and money will also be saved by avoiding fire hazards. Grange neighbourhood watch and Age UK were on hand to ensure that other issues relating to older people’s safety and wellbeing in their homes, which might otherwise have gone under the radar, have been noted and support provided. The team hope to engage in future multi-agency events of this kind to further protect the increasingly older population in Cumbria.

Remembrance Sunday On Sunday 10th November the collection at the St Paul’s Church civic service raised £390.45 for the British Legion. Many thanks to all who contributed.

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A huge thank you to all the generous people around Grange who once again have wrapped and filled shoeboxes for children in Romania who would otherwise have nothing to look forward to at Christmas. Once again, you have risen to the occasion, and we have over 8,000 shoeboxes to go on the truck. By the time you read this, our local distribution team will have arrived in Romania and will be travelling round villages distributing your gifts to excited children. You can keep up to date on our Facebook page, and as soon as possible there will be pictures on the website: Your personal gifts will mean a lot to a child this Christmas, so thank you. Rosemary Webster Chairman Boxes of Hope, Cumbria Photo: Barbara Squires spirited away our huge pile of Christmas shoeboxes during November to needy children in Romania. Here they are beginning their journey – are those sleigh bells we can hear? (015395)

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We are delighted to report that one of our Grange readers has completed the 2013 North West Public Libraries Reading Rewards Challenge and won the prize for Cumbria. The target was to read at least 8 books in 8 categories which encouraged readers to try something new. The Challenge runs from June to October each year so you can sign up next Summer and see if you are up to the challenge. North Lonsdale Embroiderer’s Guild will be displaying a range of their work in the Library from 2nd to 23rd December. They will also be having a ‘Stitch In’ from 10 am to 3 pm on Friday 6th December – come along to find out what they do and have a go. Rhymetime with stories and songs for pre-school children and their carers will be from 10

Book Shelf to 10.30 am on 2nd and 16th December, so come along and join in the fun! Grange Toy Library will be merging in 2014 with Cumbria Library Service to provide PreSchool, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 sacks in a new format. In order to make this change, please can ALL toy library items (excluding Explor-A-Sacks) be returned to the Library before Christmas. Grange Library will be joining in with the Christmas Tree Festival at St Paul’s Church from 5th December. This is the first time we have taken part so look out for our tree. Best Selling Historical author Deborah Swift will be visiting the Library at 2 pm on Thursday 12th December to talk about writing and her new book, A Divided Inheritance, which is set in London in 1609. Book your tickets through the library (£1

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Bay Search & Rescue are again ready for winter and ready to support our local communities in the advent of heavy snowfall and flooding. Every year we support the emergency services in times of adverse weather – police, fire and ambulance.This year we cover a larger area than ever before: Flookburgh, Grange, Cartmel and surrounding area, Levens, Milnthorpe,Arnside, Beetham, Holme, Burton, Silverdale, Carnforth, Bolton-le-Sands and beyond. Using our tracked Hagglunds and our Land Rover means we can access almost anywhere in any conditions. Please use your emergency services sensibly this winter. We wish you a safe and enjoyable winter.

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including refreshments) for an interesting afternoon. Families can start to get into the Christmas spirit the traditional way with our free Christmas event. Come to the Library and celebrate Christmas as the Wordsworth Family did, with Christmas music, festive crafts and special Christmas stories from 10.30 am on Thursday 19th December. This event is run by the Wordsworth Trust. We have 2 consultations in the Library at the moment: Cumbria County Council Budget 2014/15 Consultation – booklets available to collect including forms to send back your comments. South Lakeland District Council Polling Districts and Polling Places Review – the document setting out proposals is available for people to consult in the Library. If you’ve not yet written all your cards or bought all your gifts, our

Christmas cards & gifts are on sale until Friday 20th December. 70% of the proceeds go directly to the specified charity. We have a range of Christmas books available to borrow in the Library, with topics including cookery, decorations & gifts to give you ideas of things to make as well as novels to enjoy over the festive period. The Library will be closed between Christmas and New Year. We close at 1 pm on Tuesday 24th December 2013 and re-open at 9.30 am Thursday 2nd January 2014. All libraries will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Barrow and Kendal Libraries will be open on 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th December and until 1 pm on 31st December. We wish all our library members and readers a Peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Christmas homelessness fears During November Shelter launched an emergency a ppeal a fter of ficial figures revealed that 922 children in the North West are homeless and in temporary accommodation. The charity warns that this Christmas morning they face waking up without a home of their own, with many living in cramped and difficult conditions in emergency hostels or B&Bs.

Across Britain the charity warns that there are 80,000 children who will be homeless this Christmas. For families whose emergency housing is a bed and breakfast – the numbers of which now stand at a ten year high – this Christmas will be particularly bleak. With homelessness rising, the charity is bracing itself for a surge in demand for its advice services and launching an emergency

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If you shop using Ebay then don’t get caught out buying from outside the UK where your consumer rights are not as strong if there’s a problem. Under ‘Item Location’ select ‘UK only’ to generate a list of items that are within the UK. Sending parcels can be expensive. If you have internet access you could consider using www.; it is cheaper than Royal Mail and they collect from your home. There’s also Collect+ if you can drop your parcels off at one of their collection outlets, more info at To keep costs sensible amongst relatives or work colleagues, how about a ‘Secret Santa’. Get your priorities right and don’t fall behind on the

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appeal for donations to fund its work helping homeless children. Every December the charity receives calls from thousands of families, with advisers on duty every single day in the Christmas period - including on Christmas Day - to help families at risk of losing their homes or living in B&Bs. To support Shelter’s emergency Christmas appeal visit shelter. or text HOME to 87080 and donate £3 to answer a call for help.

routine bills. If you do get into money difficulties, get advice as soon as you can from your local Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). For telephone advice and/or to make an advice appointment contact 015394 46464. If you don’t need us for advice, how about helping us by becoming a volunteer or making a donation? Not many people realise that we are a charity.

All change at the Chocolate Shop Nick and Shirley would like to wish the new owners all the best and would like to thank all their customers. They wish everyone a very Happy Christmas.

Unique Christmas gifts The Beach hut Gallery welcomes you to browse and purchase unique Christmas gifts designed and made by local artists and crafts people. Begins Friday 22nd November until 31st December. Open Friday to Sunday 11am – 5pm and by arrangement, please see website for further details, www.


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Welcome to our Autumn newsletter. We have a new activities organiser, Andrew Bond, who started in September. Whilst we waited for him to start, our staff got heavily involved in activities and thoroughly enjoyed spending more time with residents.


After the excitement of the Strawberry Fete, it was nice to get back to normal with Margaret Chapman coming on Tuesday mornings to do music to movement with residents. She also comes back on Tuesday afternoons to do hand massages for residents and returns on Thursday mornings to play games and do quizzes with residents. Our singing group with Jean, Margaret and Elaine continued every Thursday afternoon.I am always grateful for their enthusiasm and support in coming to The Old Vicarage, the residents love singing with them.


During August, we had a number of baking sessions. Each time the residents made some fairy cakes, which of course then had to be eaten after tea. We used up all the icing, hundreds & thousands and colours we could find. A sweet tooth defeats savoury every time!


Andrew Bond, our new activities oragniser started this month. He has 6 years experience working in Barrow as an activities organiser.

In the middle of the month, Folksy Theatre returned with their “Lets face the music and dance” show, they made us laugh and cry and we look forward to their return.

Jane, Margaret & Sybil showing Jane Pape came at the end of Valerie Singleton how to do it July and made decoupage cards with residents using small squares Jane came at the end of the and butterfly shapes, they are on month and she helped the display in our dining room. residents make a hanging parrot mobile with pens, card and some ingenuity. It was like watching Blue Peter at its finest! STAFF NEWS

Sarah Loy went on maternity leave in August. She has since had a beautiful boy called Joseph. Returning to us is Laura Hodgson, who is also our staff member of the season. Amy Killinger has completed her NVQ level 2 in care and Dawn Barnes after a lot of hard work has finished her NVQ level 3.

Nice Knitters Needed Our new activities organiser is many things, but not a knitter! If you like to knit and fancy company, coffee and cake, please drop by. We’d love to meet you

We did some indoor and outdoor gardening towards the end of the month, with many of the residents taking part. We discovered that Ellen used to do the flower arranging at Cartmel Priory and she was able to advise us how on to do it.A few days later Kathleen & Alice and Sue and Amy took advantage of the amazing weather and made lots of hanging flower baskets. Sue showed a lot of ingenuity in choosing where to place them!

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We swopped around our dining room and lounge in September, and bought 2 new dining suites. The new dining room is now quieter with great views into the garden. Andrew has lunch with the residents, sitting with residents who like some conversation with their meal. The old dining room has now opened up as a second sitting room.

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Christmas Day At the Royal Oak

(Only a few tables remaining) Prawn & Crab cocktail with Marie Rose sauce Chicken Liver paté, red onion marmalade, toasted brioche Cream of parsnip soup, potato crisps, bacon bits Goats cheese, walnut and rocket salad, garlic croutons Traditional roast turkey, bread sauce and rich roast pan gravy Roast shoulder of pork, baked apple, cider jus Poached plaice and prawn roulade, buttered leeks, new potatoes, chive butter Wild mushroom and spinach en croute, creamed potato, mustard sauce Christmas pudding, brandy sauce and mixed fruit compote Royal Oak sticky toffee pudding, caramel, vanilla ice cream Winterberry pavlova, Madagascan vanilla cream & kirsch syrup Selection of local cheese, chutney, oakcakes

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‘Tis the season at the Netherwood We would like to wish all our guests a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and we hope to have the pleasure of sharing this very special time of the year with you. Our Winter Warmer lunch special, available daily from 12 until and 2pm, in our cosy bar and lounges, is a soup and sandwich combo with a festive flavour, at the great price of £8.95pp. And our delicious three course festive lunches with tea or coffee and mini mince pies from 12 until 2pm in our panoramic restaurant. Please note our special offer meals are all subject to availability. It’s not too late to book a Christmas Party Night (£28.95 pp midweek and £37.50 pp weekend), and we are also holding a Special Netherwood Party Night on Friday 6th December which includes a delicious turkey buffet

followed by Christmas pudding and disco - all for just £16.00 per person – with all house wine just £16.00 per bottle! Tickets are available now! As New Year approaches, join us for the glamour of our New Years Eve Gala Dinner & Dance or tuck in to our hearty NewYears Day Champagne Brunch. Or why not see in the New Year at our “Last Chance To Party” January Party Night on Friday 3rd January, which features a posh fish ‘n’ chips supper and a fabulous disco, just £18.50 pp. Please note all our events must be pre-booked. We are holding our annual Wedding Fayre on Sunday 5th January 2014, which is the perfect opportunity for all “Brides and Grooms To Be” to come and see what Netherwood has to offer,talk to our wedding coordinators and meet our trusted local suppliers. Entry is free.

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Something for everyone Many visitors to the Lakeland Motor Museum are pleasantly surprised by the size and diversity of its amazing collection of historic vehicles and motoring memorabilia. The Lakeland Motor Museum is a great learning resource for all ages, especially children, helping to develop knowledge, skills and understanding. A free quiz is available for every child and provides a fun challenge to seek and record their findings. Children are rewarded for their efforts in

completing the quiz by means of a souvenir medallion. Café Ambio is located immediately adjacent to the museum and is accessible separately. This light and spacious facility with oak tables and leather chairs offers stunning views over the river. The Lakeland Motor Museum is the perfect all weather attraction providing something for everyone, including a free to join local residents discount scheme which provides generous savings off public admission. Open daily except Christmas Day from 10.00.


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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Our welcoming gift shop is among the best of places to find the perfect gift for any occasion and can be visited separately to the museum.

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Visit our riverside Café Ambio, serving morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea. Advance purchase museum tickets at a special 2 for 1 price make an ideal stocking-filler. Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, Newby Bridge, South Lakeland, Cumbria LA12 8TA Tel: 015395 30400

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Fire service cuts? The Fire Brigades Union North West has warned of the consequences of reports that Cumbria County Council’s budget consultation could see the closure of a retained fire station and the loss of 5 fire engines and 40 retained firefighters. FBU NW claimed that emergency response times will be slowed, leading to more deaths and injuries as a result of a reduced ability to deal with fire, floods, traffic incidents and other emergencies. The spokesperson stressed that:“Every firefighter, whether retained or whole-time, plays a crucial role in protecting public safety: there are no ‘backroom’ savings to be made.” Fire and rescue service bosses said they were considering the removal of one of the two fire engines based at each of five stations in the county – Penrith,Whitehaven,Workington, Maryport and Kendal - as part of a £500,000 budget cut faced by the service. Cumbria’s chief fire officer, Dominic Harrison, has also taken voluntary redundancy. His responsibilities will now be shared between the remaining four directors.

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Grange First Responders We held our ninth annual meeting on November 18 and heard from Team Leader Judith Newton about the range of activities during the year. The team of responders has 12 members who have had an outstanding successful year attending 266 calls of which the majority (128) were in Grange and the remainder in descending order were in Flookburgh (65), Cartmel (27),Allithwaite (27), Field Broughton (13) and Lindale (12). Two of our most experienced responders have qualified as Enhanced First Responders with a third currently undergoing training. Since Januar y they have responded to 122 calls making the total for this year 388. This is a phenomenal outcome making the Grange and District team one of the busiest in Cumbria. In addition Judith Newton, Peter Gillespie and Susan and Alec Lishman have

received commendations from the North West Ambulance Service in recognition of their outstanding professionalism. Elsewhere in this edition you may have seen that Grange Drama donated the proceeds of the raffles held at their recent production. We are grateful to them for supporting the scheme and appreciate the generosity of the playgoers who raised a magnificent £362. In addition we have received an unexpected donation of £50 from the members of Newton and Field Broughton WI towards our defibrillator fund. Surprise donations like this keep our spirits up and are wonderful demonstrations of the local community’s high regard for the quality of service from our front line volunteers. I hope that having learnt a little of what we have done through the year may inspire someone who would like to join us either as a community first responder or as a member of

the management committee. We are particularly short of responders in the Lindale / High Newton area; so please get in touch if you are interested, or know someone who may be keen to get involved in this rewarding voluntary work. Our Team Le ad e r, Judit h Newt o n (telephone 015395 34896) will be pleased to provide you with more information. We have a vacancy on the committee due to the resignation of Peter Watson who is leaving the area. Peter has served for two years and we will miss his presence and contribution to our work. Please get in touch on 015395 32510 for more details if you would like to take his place. Although it seems a little early, as at the time of writing we have some way to go before December begins; please accept the very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year from all us.


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No Cold Calling Zone The latest ‘No Cold Calling Zone’ was launched at Fairfield in Flookburgh in October. This is the first zone established in Flookburgh and will provide a significant deterrent to rogue traders and bogus callers. Doorstep Crime is a serious concern in Cumbria with over 250 reported incidents reported in 2012. There is also a concern that incidents tend to be under-reported due to fear or embarrassment. The aim is to place

power in the residents’ hands, particularly the elderly, giving them the confidence to say NO to bogus callers, rogue traders, bogus officials and thieves. Identified by signs at the entrance to Fairfield, it gives a clear signal that rogue traders are not welcome and that householders will not buy on the doorstep. Additionally residents will be provided with a door sticker which states that the resident does not wish to receive cold calls to their home. To

the side of the sticker is a telephone number for the resident to report any incidents. Howard Firth, Police Community Support Office said: “We are pleased to be part of this multi-agency partnership working, which aims to benefit the community. Anyone who has information about doorstep crime is encouraged to contact Tr a d i n g S t a n d a r d s via Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 08454 040506 or report the matter to Cumbria Police on 101.

District Report

Over the past couple of weeks you would have seen the demolition of the Berners pool, and maybe with mixed emotions. We have to look forward and to the development of the 40 or so properties which will provide much need social/affordable housing for LOCAL PEOPLE who can live near family and support the very good local schools, churches and businesses so grange can remain a vibrant place to live. The Lido is still a contentious issue and SLDC and the bidding company for the lottery funding gave a presentation at the Victoria Hall. Their idea was simple: an outdoor Lido pool with a number of associated facilities around it to provide an income stream year round, this was described as the best chance of achieving Heritage Lottery Funding. I have challenged the officers at SLDC to explain and the answer is that we probably have to go down this route,so the lottery funding group are in the process of

doing a feasibility study to see if it can work. When this is exhausted we can look at the ideas which can work and be a success. I attended a site meeting at Bailey crossing with network rail with a view to closing the gates. I know this is a contentious issue but we have to look at safety first. I will support the closure with the re-routeing of the foot path to go through the underpass and on to the promenade although I appreciate some colleagues, such as Cllr. Harvey, and manyTown Councillors do not share this view. Councillor Harvey and I have £1,000 each from the New Homes Bonus to spend in Grange and we would like suggestions as to where this money could be invested to help the local people,but it has to be match funded and for capital expenditure – i.e. not for the running costs of something. Finally we would like to wish all the people of Grange and the surrounding areas a Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year. Cllr Andrew Gardiner

Private Eye mentions Berners In the Halloween special edition of Private Eye there was a small piece on Berner’s Pool, now finally demolished. It reminds readers that the pool, opened in 2003,was designed by Hodder Associates.

Its Christmas


Where has the time gone to? Santa’s little elves will be wrapping and packing up his sleigh shortly with some festive bounty from Bobs! So heres wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a fantastic 2014. A huge big thank-you to all who raised £455 for breast cancer at our ‘Bobs night in’. It was fabulous (if not a little hectic!). Also a huge thank-you to all Bob’s team.You are fantastic. Bobs wouldn’t be what it is without you. Merry Christmas everyone Love, Al xx 129 Station Road Cark in Cartmel

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The design was given an award by the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2004 and closed in 2006 – due, say Private Eye, to ‘its excessive running costs and insuperable defects.’ Grange and district was left without a

public swimming pool and £3.5m of public money was down the drain. They add that the architect ‘of this little masterpiece’, Stephen Hodder, is now serving as president of the RIBA.

Deputy Mayor’s Report

There were two dates in my diary this month: November 10th and 11th. November 10th was a perfect day weather-wise for the annual town commemoration of those who gave their lives in conflict. After a very well attended and moving service at St Paul’s Church we marched down Main Street to the Ornamental Gardens and the War Memorial, for the laying of wreaths and a short service. The sun shone, the sky was blue and the turnout was amazing. The following day, Armistice Day, dawned wet and cold. Those of us gathered at the War Memorial huddled under umbrellas to observe two minutes silence and hear the plaintive call of the Last Post, followed by prayers for the fallen. The atmosphere was sombre and so was the weather. These ceremonies give plenty of time for thoughts and memories. It struck me that there are so many names not on memorials anywhere – those who were horrendously injured both mentally and physically, but survived, their lives and often those of their families, blighted forever. And this still goes on now. We see all too graphically on our televisions and in our newspapers, those who are still sacrificing their youth and their health for the sake of their country. Let us remember them too. Tricia Thomas, Deputy Mayor.

County Matters As you will have seen in the press recently the County Council have published their Budget Consultation for next year. This consultation ends on the 20th January 2014 and I would like everyone to look closely at proposition 24 which would cease to subsidise bus services. This will have a marked effect on our rural bus services as most will have some form of subsidy from the County at present. I will urge everyone to fill in the consultation document

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Firstly, a bit of an update on the Furness line electrification. I was called to ask a question of the Transport Minister in Parliament the other day and took the opportunity to ask him if he consider supporting the case for electrification. His response was quite positive, he said he was aware of the desire for the line to be upgraded and that he would look into our case. So it is now up to us to produce a persuasive case, something that I am sure, with the help of the Furness Line Action Group, we are more than capable of delivering. One of the issues that has been causing a lot of people to get in touch with me is street lighting in villages. Much of this is provided by lights that are attached to the poles and pylons owned by BT and Electricity Northwest. In response to the death of a BT employee working on one of these poles Electricity Northwest announced that

and feed back to County that this will have a devastating effect on rural transport if bus services were to be withdrawn because of this proposal. Ask the County Council to find other savings as I will be doing to avoid a meltdown in rural transport services Another proposal from the Lib-Lab County Administration is the implementation of on-street car parking charges which would have a severe effect on our small to medium size towns in the County. My colleagues and I in the Conservative Group on the

The order for trees, shrubs and plants for the winter planting in the Ornamental Gardens has now been placed and final ground preparations are being made. Unfortunately it has not been possible to

Gum Health

Tim Farron’s Column

My gums bleed when I brush my teeth, does this mean that I have gum disease? Gum disease is inflammation of the gums caused by bacteria in plaque which, if not removed through daily brushing and flossing, can build up.The bacteria can inflame your gums, eventually extending to underlying tissues and the bone that support the teeth.This can cause teeth to become loose or fall out. Gum disease is extremely common and affects 3 out of 4 adults over the age of 35 in the UK. 83% of people show signs of gum disease. Gum disease isn’t just something that happens later in life, more than half of teenagers show some symptoms. Smoking causes 50% of all cases of gum disease in the UK.Signs

whenever a pole or pylon they were responsible for needed replacing they would take the opportunity to remove the light. As a result we face the very real possibility of lots of small villages being cast into darkness with massive safety issues. I submitted a motion to the House of Commons condemning this decision by Electricity Northwest and asking them to change their minds. Within a couple of days I received a letter from BT saying that they promised not to remove lights from any poles that they were responsible for, either outright or jointly with other companies. So that just left Electricity Northwest. Well I have now heard from them and they have agreed to provide a fund of £250,000 for Cumbria to address any issues that their decision has caused. This is good but to be honest not good enough. This is for the whole of Cumbria and Eden District council alone estimates that it would need more than £1 million to replace all the lights that are at risk in their area. I still don’t understand why only Electricity Northwest, of all the companies that use poles

Council will be opposing these propositions and if you agree please fill in the consultation document before the 20th January. The consultation document can be found on the County web site at www.cumbria. or hard copies are available at Grange Library. As we all prepare for Christmas I would just like to wish everyone a happy and enjoyable time with your family and friends. All the best, Bill Wearing, Conservative County Councillor Grange Division.

persuade the District Council to allow the removal of the silt and rotting vegetation from the adjoining pond area. One good piece of news, however, is that the Promenade shelters have been painted. Please note

of gum disease are red, puffy, swollen or bleeding gums, bad taste and bad breath.The early stages of gum disease can often be reversed with effective brushing and flossing; good daily oral hygiene will help keep plaque from building up. Cleaning by your dental hygienist is the only way to remove plaque that has built up and hardened into tartar. After successful treatment it is important to take extra care of your gums as gum disease can reoccur.Your dentist will advise you on how best to look after your gums before, during and after treatment.You should make an appointment to see our dentist if your gums are painful, inflamed or if they bleed when you brush your teeth.To make an appointment at Smiles Dental please call us on 015395 34554.

to deliver their services, feel the need to take this action. I will keep pressing them on this. Congratulations to the Morecambe Bay Partnership on winning nearly £2 million in funding for improved facilities for visitors to this area. They have many exciting plans for how they are going to use this money to celebrate the Morecambe Bay area, not least to construct a cycle route from Walney to Glasson Dock. This sounds like exactly the type of cycle route my family and I like as I can’t imagine there will be many hills! Finally can I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2014. My office will be closed between Christmas and the New Year but you can always leave a message for us to deal with as soon we get back to work. As ever you can contact me by writing to, Tim Farron, at Acland House, Smokehouse Yard,  Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4ND or emailing me at tim@ Thanks for your support in 2013. Tim

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Society Round-up

Please remember: our limit for society reports is 200 words, to ensure everyone gets in.

Grange Chess Club Grange Chess Club played their first game in Cumbria’s Premier Division (for many moons and possibly ever. Anyone have records of a previous campaign?) last month. A visit to Egremont was very successful as Grange A scored three wins and one draw against the SASRA A team and were temporarily top of the league! Meanwhile Grange B team also made an excellent start to the campaign with two wins in the second Division South with new member Phil MacDonald star performer with two wins out of two. Grange Junior chess club is recruiting new starters to the game at 4-30pm on Tuesday evenings at the Commodore. Those interested should contact Hilary Austin on 32322. The annual Xmas Lightning Chess event is scheduled for Monday evening, December 23rd, 7pm, at the Commodore. Mince Pies and special festive prizes.All welcome free to enter on the night.

Allithwaite & Cartmel WI

At a very well attended AGM, the committee prepared and served a lunch of baked potatoes with salad and various fillings followed by delicious fruit brulées. Members,in small groups, were encouraged to discuss and select ‘An InspiringWoman’ and share the outcome of their discussions with the meeting.  Helen Keller and Malala were amongst famous women included, but the majority were most inspired by their own family members. The next meeting will be at 2pm in the Community Centre on Tuesday December 3rd. In other news, one of the two teams from  Allithwaite & Cartmel WI were winners in the recent Federation quiz at the Gilpin Bridge Hotel, the other team taking fourth place.  

Townswomen’s Guild

John Parker gave us a welcome travelogue with blue skies and blue seas around the Greek Islands at our November meeting. Remembrance Day was commemorated with our Vice Chairman, Liz Scott, laying the wreath at the War Memorial. Other members were in support on what was a glorious sunny day. Our next meeting is Thursday December 12th at 2pm when Joan Bentley will be doing one of her wonderful Christmas flower arrangements. Everyone is welcome to come to St Charles’ Church room. Before that members and friends will enjoy Christmas lunch at Uplands on Thursday December 5th, 12.30 for 1pm. And on Saturday December 7th our members will join all the other TG members from the Furness area at a carol service at St Paul’s Church, Barrow, at 2pm. Any enquiries please to Sylvia on 32215.

Grange PROBUS Club

On the 11th November John Butcher gave an illustrated talk entitled ‘The Thirlmere Hundreds’. The Hundreds in the title referred to the approximate length of time the reservoir had existed, the distance to Manchester and the annual rainfall of the area.

John showed photos of the building of the dam and the subsequent tunnelling required.This amazing feat of engineering involved tunnelling under Dunmail Raise and installing a line of tunnels and pipes which delivered water to Manchester using only the power of gravity. John completed his talk with a description of recent work and surveys. PROBUS is a club for professional and business men who have retired from their normal occupations. The club meets on the second Monday of each month in the Netherwood Hotel. New members are always welcome. If you would like to learn more, contact: Chairman, Tom Derbyshire, on 015395 36734; or Secretary, Ewen Cameron, on 015395 32319.

Witherslack WI

The 89th Annual Meeting took place with President Ann Walshaw in the chair. She was re-elected, as was Secretary Pauline Hodgson and Treasurer Shirley Christie. Two new members have joined the committee. The institute had a successful year with members involved in many activities and some excellent speakers.The membership stands at 22. Lin Bowman, in her report on the Council Meeting, said it was excellent with very good speakers. The Federation now has 2,139 members and 2 new WIs have been formed. The team for the quiz at the Gilpin Bridge venue had not done well but enjoyed the evening.The tea outing to Kitridding Farm was good and the group meeting at Brigsteer very interesting. Next meeting: December 10th. Magician, Chris Winnick. All welcome. Tel 52302.

Grange Lecture Society

The Society was privileged on 29th October to be addressed by Professor Joyce Hill, Emeritus Professor of Medieval Literature at Leeds University. In an illustrated talk,of the life and achievements of The Venerable Bede (c.673-735), the Jarrow monk regarded as one of the leading scholars of early medieval Europe. We learnt how in the monastery library at Jarrow Bede imbibed from boyhood the works of ancient classical as well as early Christian writers,and himself became the author of a wide range of scholarly works written in Latin, among them the Ecclesiastical History of the English People for which he is best known.We learnt too, among much else,why Bede was calledThe Venerable – not an official title apparently, but simply the apt adjective chosen to complete the metre on his Latin epitaph. Perhaps the best way of following this fine lecture was with something totally different, and soprano Kathy Lewis duly provided it when she returned on 12th November with more entertaining stories of her time as a singer on cruise liners. On 3rd December at 7.15pm in the Victoria Hall geologist David Edwards will speak about ‘Our Energy Future’.

Cartmel Art Society On 13th November Graham Twyford returned for the first of two all

day oil painting workshops, the subject being “Buttermere”.The follow up session is in January.We welcome all our members to the Christmas Party on 27th November, 1.00-4.00pm, when we shall be painting and drawing from a selection of Christmassy objects accompanied of course, by a glass of punch and a mince pie to help us into the Christmas spirit!

Grange & District Lions

The Grange Hotel was once again the venue for our Charter Lunch at the beginning of October & well attended by various lions clubs from around the area. Old friends & new had the chance to catch up on all the news from Grange Lions & enjoy a good meal. Despite rainy weather a successful bonfire party was held at The Pastures, Allithwaite. A friendship meeting was held at the beginning of November where two members of staff at Cartmel Priory comprehensive school were invited to judge the peace posters done by some of their pupils.This is a national competition designed to foster awareness of world peace in young people. £100 was donated to the art department by the Lions and the two winners have been entered into the national competition.At the same meeting we completed our Boxes of Hope for Romania.Santa has dusted off his sleigh and will be touring the area on the following dates so have your letters for Lapland ready: 9th & 10th Dec - lower Grange & town centre; 11th Dec - Flookbrough & Ravenstown; 13th Dec - Cartmel square & Cark village; 16th Dec - Grange Fell & Lindale; 17th Dec – Allithwaite. Our weekly raffles continue at The Cumbria Grand Hotel, raising money for Eden House children’s hospice and other Lions local charities.Another event planned for the end of November is our Presentation & Social night at which cheques will be presented to St Mary’s Hospice, Eden House children’s hospice & Kidsafe.

Grange & District Photographic Society In November we welcomed nature specialists Brian and Sophia Fuller of “WildTalks” presenting their excellent Year of Nature, Richard Speirs DPAGB APAGB with a fascinating and humorous evening of personal images, and Sheila Davies DPAGB with a collection of AV’s from around the world. To round off the month members’ work went under the spotlight with our annual projected images competition. Only two meetings in December: on the 2nd Chairman Malcolm Kimber presents ‘The Dales Way’, his illustrated account of walking the Dales High Way from Skipton to Appleby; on the 9th Nick Withers, Wilkinson’s Cameras, Kendal, brings up to date news of latest developments in equipment together with some seasonal special offers. We extend seasonal greetings to all readers and hope to see you in the second half of our season which resumes on 13th January with something special to start the New Year. Meetings start 7.30pm at URC Hall, Kents Bank Rd.

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Grange Golf Club The Pro’s winter comps on a Saturday are now ongoing, anyone is welcome to join in, men and ladies. The ladies annual coffee morning was held on Wednesday 6th November when records were broken again because at total of £1,270 was raised for club funds in just two hours.The ladies all worked very hard to make this a very successful event and thanks go to all the ladies and everyone that came and took part in the event. Another successful quiz night was held on 13th November and a good supper was served to complete the evening.The next Quiz Night is on Wednesday 18th December which is open to all, members and visitors, just let us know if you intend to come along and we can make sure there is supper for all. Entrance is £6 each, which includes supper.

Flookburgh Village Hall

Bonus ball winners: 9th Nov no. 13 Pat Mikosz, 2nd Nov no. 27 Colin Burrows, 26th Oct no. 9 Joan Hulme, 19th Oct no. 15 Trevor Jones. As 2014 approaches, we at the Hall have been remembering 2013 – what a memorable year that was. The kitchen has a new domestic water boiler and a new cooker range. The free standing central heating boiler has been replaced with a wall mounted boiler. All this has been achieved by the tireless work of the committee and kind donations from the generous people of Flookburgh and the surrounding districts. Hopefully by next summer the exterior will be painted and the front door replaced. The hall is now used more than ever. Bookings are on the increase, bringing in much needed revenue. The Friday library continues to be a great success.A friendly get-together over coffee and biscuits for all and a terrific selection of books.The committee would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. For room hire contact Barry on 015395 59075 / 07989 596 141; or Howard on 015395 59451 / 07811 458 694.

Cartmel Fell & District Local History Society

An enthusiastic group of members and visitors gathered in November to hear Dr. Ian Saunders give an illustrated talk about “Antique Maps and their Makers” – with emphasis on North West England. Dr. Saunders started by recounting the origins of mapping, leading up to the production of the first county maps of Britain in the 16th century. These continued to be refined for about two hundred years. Then, in the mid 19th century, the Ordnance Survey began to dominate mapmaking as it does today. Finally, he amused his audience with a few oddities and eccentric maps. December’s meeting will feature Ian Lewis, curator at Swarthmoor Hall, talking about the history of The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). This will be followed by a Jacob’s Join supper.The 2014 season begins on January 13th, with the AGM and presentations by members about their recent research. Subscriptions will be payable at that time. For more information, contact the Secretary, Jeni Boothman, on 015395 68389 or

Grange and District U3A

Grange and District U3A is a thriving organisation with over 300 members. We hold a General Meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands when members can listen to an invited speaker and meet socially over a coffee and biscuit.The main activities take place in the interest groups

which are co-ordinated by members. Several have been established in the last 12 months golf, birdwatching, scrabble and geology, a German group and a second French group, ‘French Too’. A short walks group now complements the high fell walking group. There is something for all tastes and interests! Recent group activities included a visit to Caerlaverock by the birdwatching group, a hilly circuit of the Rusland Valley by the cycling group and a guided tour of Lancaster by ‘Local Explorers’. More Information about Grange and District U3A can be found at www.u3asites., in the resources room of the library and in leaflets at the Tourist Information Office.

South Lakeland Mind

We are holding our very first coffee morning on Tuesday 17th December, 10am – 1pm, at Stricklandgate House, 92 Stricklandgate,Kendal.Please do join us for a morning of festive fun and scrumptious treats. And make sure to visit the Grange Now office on 19th for the Christmas Bake-Off Challenge! Delicious cakes made by the staff will be on sale with proceeds in aid of SLM. We’re always looking for people to help out with our fundraising efforts.This needn’t be a big commitment, just a couple of hours every now and again can be a big help. Have a bad Christmas jumper competition in your office and ask people to sponsor you, or hold a pub quiz – whatever you want to do. You can even raise money while Christmas shopping online:log on to www. and follow the instructions.You can even download the Find & Remind toolbar so no fundraising opportunity is missed! Grange drop in is held every Monday afternoon, 1:30 – 4pm, in the Young Cumbria building beneath the fire station, Kents Bank Road. All are welcome for a cup of tea and a chat and to seek advice and support. For more information telephone the Kendal office on 01539 740591, email enquiries@ or visit our website:

Grange & District Art Society

The society held its Annual General Meeting on November 7th. Committee members were confirmed for a further year with the exception of the treasurer, Eddie O’Neil. Eddie has been involved with the work of the committee for many years and wishes to ‘retire’. His place has been taken by Susan Page; however he has kindly agreed to work with Susan until she feels able to fully take control of the society’s finances. There was a vote of thanks to Eddie and a small gift was presented in appreciation of all his work. The main points from the meeting were: it was agreed by members that the format for future meetings should be one demonstration each month which will be open to all visitors at a cost of £5: evening meetings should be made available in the New Year (more details next month), an Equal Opportunities Policy was entered into the Society’s constitution and it was agreed that the cost of subscriptions remain the same for another year.We have welcomed six new members this year and would like more. Our Winter programme is on display in the library and any one interested in joining or simply wishing to attend the demonstrations should speak with Pat Smith 015395 35811 or Susan Page 01229 861443.

Grange Fell Ladies’ Golf

The Winter competitions are now under way and the first, a Stableford, was won by Veronica Hall.The following week’s Medal Competition was won by Margaret Popper. The Yellow Ball competition was won by a team: Margaret Popper, Beatrice Hall and Carol Campbell. We are looking forward to the Christmas

nine-hole all-prize-draw competition on 10th December when there will be a Jacob’s Join, a Bring & Buy stall and a Quiz.

Embroiderers’ Guild North Lonsdale Branch

This month we began making and embellishing clothes for a Pixies washing line led by one of our own members Sandra Walsh.The idea had originally been suggested by another member, Agnes Halliwell, who thought it might be fun to decorate our Christmas party with the line plus clothes. Sandra had cut out various templates for hats, trousers, jackets etc. which we were able to use so the clothes were similar in size.The outfits were cut out of patterned and plain felt and then sewn together. The clothes were then embellished with pockets, stitch, buttons and bobbles until they were totally individual. There was a lot of giggling as members tried to make their outfit as showy as possible! By the end of the afternoon all the outfits were cut out and stitching had begun. Members took their outfits home to finish off and will bring them back to the Christmas party where they will be pegged to the line to decorate our room. It was a fun day and our thanks go to Sandra W. for organising it. The next meeting is Tuesday 3rd December when it will be our Christmas meeting with a Jacob’s Join. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month and new members are welcome. If interested, please contact the secretary,Anne Covell, on 01539 737049.

Coffee Club

November’s speaker was Peter Bone, a Church Army Captain from Skelmersdale, with colleague Craig Sinnott. Peter told us how the Church Army was founded by Wilson Carlisle in 1822 and that Skelmersdale was created as a New Town to accommodate folk ejected from the Liverpool slums in the 1970s. Initially it was fantastic but, as the big firms left and unemployment grew, the town went downhill. Peter and his family came there to build a community spirit amongst what had become a largely purposeless population. He started by meeting folk, like Craig, around the pool table at the local pub. He listened to them uncritically, gained their confidence and earned their respect, even starting a pub carol concert.Then he and his wife, Lynne, opened a café serving cheap healthy meals developed a centre for the sale of clothes, toys and books at reasonable prices. Their council house became a place where people could come to rest and talk, and enjoy a weekly house group ‘church’. This month 33 members of the local community are producing the pantomime ‘Aladdin’ much to their surprise and delight. The Church Army ministry has raised people’s aspirations and self worth.The next meeting of Coffee Club is on January 14th at Abbot Hall at 10.15am when Janet Chapman will talk about “Families in Overseas Mission”. Everybody welcome.

Trefoil Guild A long trek up a scenic Peruvian trail was described and illustrated by Elspeth Jones to fascinated members of the guild. Next month there will be an inter-guild carol service in Dalton on December 11th.

Grange Ramblers

An evening of Pie and Pea supper was held on Friday 11th October at the Parish Hall with music and an illustrated talk by Maurice Steele on a ‘Desert and Wildlife Safari of Namibia’ - it was very much enjoyed by everyone. On Wednesday 9th October, 14 ramblers met at Otterbank at the start of a seven mile walk. Heading out over field paths the walkers soon joined the Dalesway which took them to Black Moss Tarn,

with pleasant views of the Whinfell range en route. The walk next passed through Patton Bridge and Haveriggs and on to Whinfell Tarn, where a lunch stop was made. The return journey was via Biggersbank and Selside. The leader was Richard Thorpe. December walks: Wed. 11th Staveley/Ings 8 miles Tel: 58495, Mon. 16th Dallam Tower/Fairy Steps 5 miles Tel: 59373, Mon. 30th Christmas walk Haverthwaite Beck 5.5 miles Tel: 31785.

Cartmel & District Flower Club

It is always a real pleasure to attend Cartmel Flower Club’s AGM. With such lovely food available at our Jacob’s Join lunch,and then a really stimulating business meeting afterwards. Mrs Patricia Whitehead, the retiring club President was presented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Our new President is Mrs Joan Bentley. Joan has been working extremely hard as the Chairman last year, as well as demonstrating and successfully representing the club at various local exhibitions and shows.This year Joan was also invited to join SueWareing, Jane Burns and Linda Stoker in a team exhibition at Tatton.The team was awarded RHS Gold Medal, a truly magnificent achievement. We welcomed new Chairman Angela Procter. Mrs Hazel Allen continues to be Club Secretary as well as the new Vice Chairman and area representative. Mrs Sandra Barton, who has beenTreasurer for 5 years, has sadly retired but continues to be on the committee. The new treasurer is Mrs Rosemary Scholes, also a successful flower demonstrator representing the club team in local shows. All other members were voted on to serve the club for a further year.

Grange Cancer Support Drop In

Last week we had a coach trip to Barton Grange Garden Centre. It rained nearly all day but it didn’t dampen our spirits at all. The Christmas decorations were amazing and there was everything you could possibly need to make your home sparkle. This is advance notice to say that the Drop In will be closed Friday 27/12/13 and back again 3/1/14.We meet every Friday, 2-4pm, in the Parish Hall, Kents Bank Rd, Grange. If you have been touched by cancer, or any life-limiting illness, come along and see if we can support you. For more info, please ring Marie on 33279 or Betty on 32035.

Newton & Field Broughton WI

The WI had a very interesting talk on the sky at night at their November meeting. Some of the many stars, constellations and planets were illustrated with slides and the whole task was very informative. Unfortunately the evening was very overcast,wet,and not suitable to go outside and look at the sky, but, following a show of hands, it is quite likely that a group will go to Field Head Centre at a later date to try to put the theory into practice. The meeting on December 11th will be the Christmas party. Everyone was asked to take their own plate, dish and cutlery and those who have volunteered to make a pudding were asked not to forget them. There will be entertainment after the meal. The meeting will be at LindaleVillage Hall starting at the earlier time of 7pm (not 7.30 as usual).

Lower Holker WI

The December meeting will host Joan Bentley giving a Floral Demonstration titled Deck The Halls at Flookburgh Village Hall the meeting starts at 7.30pm visitors are most welcome to come for the start of the demonstration at 8pm, a cup of tea and mince

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pies will be served at the end. The January meeting on January 8th will be an open meeting too because we have Jack Manning coming along to tell us about the discovery of old fish traps in the bay and other fishy tales of life in the village, this will be held in our other venue Holker Village Hall (upstairs Supper Room) 7.30 business 8pm talk begins, all friends will be most welcome.

Grange Men’s Forum

Forum turned to three of its own members to provide the entertainment at their meetings at Abbot Hall Hotel during November. Ken Taylor made a brief visit to Iceland in the hope of seeing the Northern Lights and came back with stunning pictures. Club secretary Alan Anderson has also been travelling to see parts of the Silk Road. His travels in Uzbekistan and Kyrgystan took in a major junction of the route. The third member to take the stage was Chris Abram, who took his audience down Memory Lane with his lecture ‘Britain Remembers’, which put the spotlight on the Sixties. Jonathan Denby, who lives in Grange, told the story of his expanding South Lakes hotels business over the past 21 years. He paid generous tribute to several members of his staff ‘ all ladies ‘ who had played a key role in the success of his enterprise. He also described his experience taking part in the Channel Four documentary ‘The Hotel’ centred on his Damson Dene Hotel.A masterclass on the lives of the Brönte family was provided by Isabel Stirk,who marvelled at the literature which came from the pens of the sisters. December meetings: 3rd, past times in the Cartmel valley by Janet Niepokojczycka; 10th, Christmas quiz presented by Ann Anderson.

Grange Bridge Club

At theAGM in November the committee was re-elected en bloc. The officers are Chairman: David Strawbridge, Secretary: Bob Bagot, Treasurer: Derek Frobisher, Tournament Director: John Maclachlan. Committee members: Alan Anderson, Jean Frobisher, Marie Hicks, Chris Wilkinson. We are pleased to announce a victory over Kendal in an inter-club match during November. This follows the win over Windermere earlier in the year. Grange is a very popular club and meets on Tuesday evenings at the Netherwood Hotel at 6.45pm, but, because of Christmas functions, we will be at different venues on December 10th and January 7th.Visiting players are always welcome. Our annual New Year Dinner will be on the 14th January at the Netherwood Hotel.We are always keen to attract new members. If you already play Bridge or are learning to play, please get in touch we may be able to help. For more information, ring 32510.

Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday 7th December, 10am – 4pm, at St Paul’s Church Hall. Admission will be free.Thanks to all the crafty people who have supported our craft fairs and have helped us raise money for Alzheimers.

Church News St Mary’s, Allithwaite December looks set to be a busy month at St Mary’s as we enter the season of Advent and begin to look forward not only to Jesus’ coming as a human baby at the first Christmas but also to His return as King at His second coming. We begin with a party (a ceilidh) held jointly with friends from Hope Church in Grange at the Allithwaite community centre on November 30th, and the following day will see the launch of an Angel Festival when we expect to see angels in various shapes and forms appear both in the church, the school and around the parish. The next Messy Church after school on Monday, December 2nd for

Grange Methodist Ivy Johnson was in charge of the Women’s Network meeting at Grange Methodist Church on 22nd Oct. and she chose to conduct a ‘Beetle Drive’. Teams of four competed and there was much fun as doubtful illustrations of beetles developed. Marion Briddock, President, chaired the meeting during which arrangements were announced for the Christmas Lunch and Carol Service. Thursday of that week, produced a very different interest in games, when Frank Jordan spoke to the Open Fellowship about his experiences of being a volunteer at the Olympic and Para-Lympic games 2012. Having been a tennis

St Charles The big news in the Parish this month is the closure of St Cuthbert’s Chapel of Ease at Flookburgh. Naturally, many people are upset and cannot understand the reason why. Declining numbers, ageing priests, too many Churches are the obviously basic reasons. But ask the question: where have all the baptised Catholics of Flookburgh and environs hidden themselves? I do think it is time for ‘resting’ Catholics to reassess the reasons for their absence from St Cuthbert’s. Supermarket shopping, children and travel to various Sunday morning activities and probably a lack of real understanding of the meaning, significance and importance of Eucharist in one’s life. It is a very secular and materialistic society in which we live and the power of advertising makes the idea of a Sunday morning Mass rather unattractive. Still, the Church has survived far worse

children and parents/carers,will also have a definite angel theme and on Saturday, December 7th the church will be open for angel displays and an angel workshop.To coincide with that “Café Allithwaite” will be open between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm providing a range of refreshments in the Mary Lambert Hall.The Angel Festival will culminate at our annual “Big Christmas Sing” onWednesday, December 11th in church at 6.00 pm accompanied by mulled wine and mince pies – followed by a visit to The Pheasant for more refreshments and carol singing. The themes for our Sunday morning services have continued to be based on Richard Foster’s book “Celebration of Discipline” and conclude on the first two Sundays

of December appropriately with the themes of “Guidance” and “Celebration”. On December 1st we are also looking forward to a visit from Church Army Captain Peter Bone who will give a short presentation about his work in Skelmersdale. On December 15th there will be a “Nativity” All-Age worship service at 10.45 am and at 6.00 pm a traditional candle lit service of lessons and carols (with more mulled wine and mince pies!) The services at Christmas include a Crib Service for children at 4.00pm on Christmas Eve, a midnight communion at 11.30 pm and a family communion at 10.00 am on Christmas Day. All are very welcome to join us.

umpire for many years, and knowing Wimbledon Club and area well, he was based there. Over 250.000 applications were received for 72.000 posts. Although a tiring and taxing time, he thoroughly enjoyed the time, and proudly wore the uniform for his talk. Stanley Harrison chaired the meeting and Dorothy Brennand was the pianist. Friday 8th Nov saw about twenty ladies of Grange Methodist Church busy in the schoolroom. There was a lot of chat ands a lot of work going on as they cut and glued, wrapping Christmas Shoe boxes for children in Eastern Europe. These will be filled on Nov. 22nd and within a few days will be on their way via International Aid.

We can lonely imagine the pleasure these give even and the boxes are valued by children who have so little. On Tuesday, lady members of the Women’s Network at the Methodist Church in Grange-o-Sands met for their usual meeting. After a few announcements, including details of the Christmas Lunch, President Marion Briddock introduced the speaker, Ralph Wilkinson. Ralph has been a member of theWesleyan Historical Society for many years, and spoke about the society. He then went on to describe the brides of founders Charles and John Wesley. Home life was difficult because they were itinerant preachers. One visitor was a member of the society, and a direct descendant of Charles Wesley.

situations than this and I’m sure she will survive this, providing the practicing Catholics recognise their evangelising responsibilities and ‘resting’ Catholics start having a re-think. Possibly no fundamental reason – simply I didn’t go to Church for a week or two and now I don’t go at all – perhaps it is simply laziness or I got out of the routine and it is not easy to go back. Why not ask the priest or a friend who is Catholic? For interest’s sake, Mass times now are 9.00am and 10.30am on Sunday at St Charles throughout the year.However,all that said, may I take this opportunity to thank all the people of Flookburgh and the Parish who have worked hard to maintain St Cuthbert’s over the many years. I remember and pray particularly for those men and women who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith who worked tirelessly to establish St Cuthbert’s. May they rest in peace. It is now the responsibility of the

whole parish to see to the growth and deepening of faith in what are difficult times in a very secular and possibly post-Christian era. There can be no place for grudges, gossip or backbiting.We profess to be Catholic Christians – let us behave as such and be a credit to past members of St Cuthbert’s.I’m sure other things have happened in the Parish but that will be for another time. Today is a time for the parish – to thank God for what has been and to re-group and go forward in faith and rediscover and invite and encourage those ‘resting’ members of God’s family. God Bless Fr.P PS (different from normal) For Catholics (‘resting’ or otherwise) together with any interested parties, an opportunity for quiet reflection, prayer and reconciliation (confession). When? During Advent – Wednesday 4th, 11th, 18th December.Where? St Charles. All welcome.

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Grange URC A Christmas Fayre will take place in the URC Hall on Saturday December 14th, 10am -12 noon….See you there! On December 22nd: ‘Carols through the Ages’ - come and join with us in the combined Methodist/URC carol service in the Methodist Church at 10.30am. Christmas Day at the URC: everyone welcome to our morning service at 10.30am led by the Revd. Carole Marsden.

St Pauls Grange St Paul’s was full to capacity for the annual Service of Remembrance which commenced with the calling out of the names of those brave men from Grange who gave their lives in the two World Wars. After a moving service, that included an eloquent address by the Rev. Joe Daly, the procession left the church and followed the Flookburgh Brass Band to the Ornamental Gardens where wreaths were laid at the foot of the War Memorial. The Windermere Deanery Network Youth Leader, Chris Mason, gave a presentation to the congregation during the service on the 17th November. He explained how he works with young people in both the north and south of the Deanery, visiting schools, setting up clubs and activities as well as supporting the many volunteers who help with the various youth groups. A reminder that the Parish Hall is open every Tuesday morning between 10 am and 12 noon for those wishing to drop in for a cup of coffee and a chat. Many thanks to all those who are supporting this most successful venture. The Christmas Tree Festival being held at St Paul’s for the first time promises to be spectacular. Over 30 decorated trees will be on display daily until January 2nd and the event will be launched with a welcoming reception on the 5th December at 7 pm to include wine, mince pies & nibbles as well as music, including the first public performance of St Paul’s augmented choir under the leadership of Musical Director, Charles Edmondson. On Saturday14th December  (Extravaganza weekend) Grange Community Choir will be singing in St Paul’s Church as part of the ChristmasTree Festival celebrations. Come along at 11am for an hour of singing followed by coffee and mince pies. The choir will also play a leading role in the annual Carol Service on Sunday 22nd December at 4 pm. All are welcome to attend and refreshments will be served after the service. On Christmas Eve services start with the graveside candle service at 4 pm at Grange Cemetery. After a short service of remembrance, candles will be lit and placed on the graves of loved ones. This will be followed at St Paul’s by the children’s favourite service of Christingle at 6.30 pm and Midnight Communion will commence at 11.30 pm. On Christmas Day, there is a choice of two Communion services, at the Fell Church at 9.30 am or at St Paul’s at 11 am. The members of St Paul’s would like to wish everyone a very joyous Christmas and a peaceful New Year and we look forward to welcoming you to St Paul’s over the coming Christmas season.


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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. We do not print anonymous letters.

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I would just like to compliment the drivers of Grange and area who have tried to negotiate the full length of Fernleigh Road in the last 2 days (30th & 31st Oct) and have been unsuccessful due to the road being blocked outside Carleton House due to the United Utilities fitting water pipes to the property. I has been somewhat amusing to watch vehicles drive past a sign that says ROAD CLOSED AHEAD only to be confronted by another sign in the middle of the road along with barriers saying ROAD CLOSED. The 2 signs are about a 100 feet apart. Just after the road was closed i was amazed to hear one lady driver demand that the road be opened so that she could drive through the road works, the demand was made to the workmen who were digging the trench, needless to say she had to reverse back and turn round and go from whence she came.  Its even amazing to watch how many vehicles drove past the Road Closed Ahead sign then have to reverse back towards Murrell Hill/ Fernleigh Avenue in an attempt to turn round,. I was even more amazed to see a Police Van try and do exactly the same thing last night ! The mind boggles . And these drivers have signed their driving licences to confirm that they are fully conversant with the Highway Code ! I think not. There was ample warning at either end of Fernliegh Road that it is was being blocked as from the 30th October and the signs are still there (31st Oct) yet they still come ! Oh well, modern motoring, just ignore any road signs, it be reet sod it! Name and address supplied

I have only been fortunate enough to live in beautiful Grange for two years but been dismayed at the deterioration of the old Lido for many years. It was ridiculous to spend £15,000 on the latest survey and like published in the Grange Now November issue – what a waste of time and money! To have another pool would be a bottomless money pit. A retractable roof, however, is a good idea – especially if it was to cover a giant sand pit, then Grange-over-Sands would have sand! A water splash feature would be great with stripped deck chairs around the sand pit and traditional beach huts selling “seaside fayre” and local crafts.An onsite café with gallery or memorabilia. I do hope SLDC gets its act together with English Heritage and Lottery funding to restore this wonderful project and enhance Grange-over-Sands (very soon). Linda Jepson, Grange

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I read with interest the article by Ron Shapland on behalf of the 3 Parks Committee in the November issue of ‘Grange Now’. Surely the Promenade at Grange is theTown’s most important asset and its deteriorating condition without attention is real cause for concern. It deser ves far greater  if not first priority and action now.  David Taylor, Lindale

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Cumbria County Council, like most councils, has had its grant from national government severely

cut over the last three years and has already had to cut its expenditure by £88 million a year during that time. Cuts will continue to the extent of £80 million over the next three years. A public consultation has been launched to obtain the views of the public on how the council’s expenditure should be further reduced. Copies of the consultation document are available from the library or on-line at.www.cumbria. You can raise your concerns and object to the County Council in a variety of ways. Some of these are detailed on the website. Peter Robinson, Kendal and District Bus User Group, TravelWatch North West Grange

Dear Mary Ann, It has been a privilege and a pleasure to work with you for the past almost 4 years. It has been a joy to be in an office with such an intelligent,well spoken and forthright woman.You are an example to us all and I have learnt an immeasurable amount from you. I would like to wish you my heartfelt best wishes for a retirement where you have time to travel, read, write and to spend with your family. Yours sincerely, Kerstin

Dear Mary Ann, I would like to thank you for your support and guidance over the last year and a half as I found my feet in a new job with a very different environment from my previous education and work experience. I have learnt a lot and really enjoyed working alongside you. I would also like to say a big thank you from South Lakeland Mind for your support in my dual role – you

have been a great boss and it’s been a pleasure working with you.Wishing you all the very best in retirement. If at all possible don’t work too hard! Catherine

Dear Mary Ann, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work on this fantastic publication, and for putting so much faith in me.You have officially published 267 editions of Grange Now, you built this business from nothing! and have continued to provide the people of Grange and surrounding areas a fantastic publication.You should be extremely proud of what you have achieved. I’ll be honest, publication day just wont be the same without you, and even though you’re taking ‘early’ retirement, I don’t feel like I’m loosing an Editor, but rather gaining a friend. Now, get back to writing that Novel and see you very soon for drinks. Glenn x

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I would like to say congratulations on your achievement of starting Grange Now back in 1991, and seeing it through 267 editions. Wow! May I also thank-you for the opportunity to continue the story. I sincerely hope to see our ‘new features writer’ make regular contributions for a long time to come.. My very best wishes for a long and happy retirement, full of fun times and happy memories.........and of course.... HAPPY CHRISTMAS! Chris.


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continuing the coppice work as well as some selective thinning throughout the winter.Volunteers are always welcome. The cattle are off the reserve now and we may be replacing them with Fell ponies soon, so dog walkers please keep this in mind when visiting. No Hawfinch sightings yet, but I am keeping a lookout. The waxcap fungi are showing, including the rare “ballerina” waxcap. I will be running a winter tree identification walk on Sunday January 5th, so meet at Grange station at

10am. This is a free event with a little competition at the end with a prize. To look for: We may get visits from Waxwing and Brambling again this winter as they are on the mainland. It’s always worth checking finch flocks for Brambling and other visitors. There are some Twite on the promenade again this winter and can sometimes be seen at the junction box in the Elm tree. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Tony (Hon. Reserve Manager)

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This year’s coppice work was kick started with the Grange Fell care day on the 13th and we had volunteers from all over helping out on Brown Robin as well other areas in Grange. A good coppice session was done, as well as children from Allithwaite School, who cleared lots of scrub for the wild flowers. A great day and thanks to Friends of the Lake District and the NIA for organising it. We shall be

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British Horse Society honours Cartmel couple During November, Jean and David Rogers received the leading equestrian charity’s ‘Bodynfoel’ Award for excellent service in promoting the work of the Society. The Rogers, of Cartmel, are integral to the running of many of the committee’s events, and Jean is also chairman of the North’s regional committee. As owners of the BHSApproved Birkby Cottage Stables, they have welcomed many visitors to BHS events and competitions. Jean has diverse equestrian interests and is highly regarded for her expertise as a horsewoman, training successful competitors across all disciplines, from side-saddle to carriage driving. The award was presented by BHS President Martin Clunes, a role in which he takes great pleasure. “This is what I love about the BHS – the fact that people who are passionate about horses are not just talking about what needs to be done, but getting out there and doing it. The hard work and dedication of our volunteers and supporters never ceases to amaze me, and it is a real honour to be here today recognising these wonderful achievements.”

Cark Station hosts Lord Cavendish Readers may recall news of refurbishments to Cark station covered in the October issue of Grange Now. The improvements, including complete refurbishment of the main passenger shelter with the provision of new seating, windows and glass doors, four new raised gardens, new CCTV, repainting and a safer walking route from the station to nearby Holker Hall, was celebrated on Friday the 25th October. The total cost was over £45,000 funded by Northern Rail, Cumbria County Council, a grant from ACoRP and the Furness Line Community Rail Partnership. The celebration was opened by Lord Cavendish who remembered the station from his early days at Holker Hall and he was delighted to see

the station looking very smart once again. Craig Harrop from Northern Rail indicated plans to install customer information screens at the station in the future and to bring other stations along the

line up to a similar standard. A new advertising panel for Holker Hall on the station’s fence shows passengers that it is only a 15 minute walk to get to one of the area’s major visitor attractions.

Simon Rogan: Claridge’s chef in residence Claridge’s has revealed that Simon Rogan will be the next chef to take up residence in the restaurant of this exclusive London hotel. Simon, whose Cartmel restaurant, L’Enclume, holds two Michelin stars, will be the successor to Gordon Ramsay and will begin a 10-year

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Grange Toy Library Grange Toy Library is changing! After nearly ten years running as an independent charity it is merging with Cumbria Library Service. In order to achieve this merger we shall need to stop issuing any toy bags from the end of November. However the KS1 and KS2 Explor-a-Sacks will still be available to borrow as usual. If you have any toy bags currently on loan, please return immediately. Once our reorganisation is complete toy bags will be available to borrow again. Mary, Anne and Emma would like to take this opportunity to thank all the local families who have helped to make the voluntary managed Toy Library so successful.

Make new friends and help others at Age UK The Age UK shop in Grange would like to thank you all for your continuing support for this local charity helping older people in South Lakeland. If you feel you could help us further by volunteering in our shop we really do need you. It’s a great way to meet new friends. Just call in the shop for a chat, we would love to see you.

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What’s On in December Sat 30th Nov Grange Lions Coffee Morning, Flookburgh Village Hall 10am-12noon Mon 2nd Dec Grange Photographic Society ‘Dales’ High Way’ Malcolm Kimber & ‘A Walk on the Wild side’ Alan Jones, URC Hall 7.30pm Tue 3rd Dec Grange Forum ‘Past Times in the Cartmel Vale’ Janet Niepokojczycka, Abbot Hall, Kents Bank 10.15am.Visitors welcome £2 Tue 3rd Dec Grange Fibromyalgia & ME/CFS Friends Living Well Cafe, Thornleigh Hotel, Grange 2-4pm Tue 3rd Dec Grange Lecture Society ‘Exploring for Shale Gas’ Paul Matich,Victoria Hall 7.15pm. £4 (£2 students) Tue 3rd Dec The original Grange Book Group ‘A Delicate Truth’ John Le Carré. Enquiries 32574 Tue 3rd/10th/17th Dec Dancing Classes, Allithwaite Community Centre 8.15-10.15pm. £5 incl refreshments. Enquiries 0796 469 3232 or 07762 499 364 Tue 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th Dec Drop in coffee morning at the Parish Hall 10am-12noon Wed 4th/11th/18th Dec Gentle Exercise Classes, Abbott Hall Conference Room 9.1510.15am. Enquiries 07855 135 714 Wed 4th/11th/18th Dec & Mon 23rd/30th Dec Slimming World, Allithwaite Community Centre 7pm. Enquiries 0770 387 5578 Wed 4th Dec Lower Holker WI ‘Deck the Halls’ by Joan Bentley, Flookburgh village Hall 7.30pm Thu 5th Dec Grange Art Society Christmas Lunch Thu 5th Dec Cartmel over 60s Christmas Lunch,Village Hall 2.15pm Thu 5th Dec Christmas Tree Festival Welcoming Reception St Paul’s 7pm Thu 5th Dec Grange Methodist Fellowship, Old Hutton Ladies’ Choir 7.30pm. All welcome Fri 6th Dec The Embroiderers’ Guild, North Lonsdale Branch: Stitch In at Grange Library 10am -3pm Fri 6th Dec Dallam School Christmas Bingo & Festive fun for all the family, Dallam School Hall 7pm. Tickets on the door, enquiries 65165 Fri 6th Dec Grange Natural History Society Members’ Evening, URC Hall, Kents Bank Road. Visitors welcome £2 Fri 6th/13th Dec Parent & Child Dance Class, 6.30-7.30pm. £3/adult £1/child. General Dancing

Tuition Classes, 7.30-9pm. £5 incl refreshments. Cartmel Primary School Hall. Enquiries 0796 469 3232 or 07762 499 364 Sat 7th Dec – 2nd Jan Christmas Tree Festival, St Paul’s Church Grange 10am-4pm Sat 7th Dec Humphrey Head Beach Clean, Morecambe Bay Partnership. Meet at car park top end of beach & bring gloves. Contact 38120 Sat 7th Dec Cartmel Grange Christmas Fair with Santa’s Grotto (0-12year) 2pm-4pm. £3 per child Sat 7th Dec Graffiti Classics; classical music – Comedy cabaret string quartet, Arnside Educational institute, Church Hill, Arnside 7.30pm. Enquiries 01524 762254 Sat 7th Dec Westmorland Orchestra w Kendal South Choir, Westmorland Hall Lakes Leisure, Kendal 7.30pm.enquiries 01524 412837 Sun 8th Dec Spooniversity, Brown Robin Nature Reserve 12-4pm, £5. To book e-mail or tel 0796 1054 114 Sun 8th Dec Popular Sequence Dancing with Graham & Bernice, Victoria Hall, Grange 7.30pm. Enquiries 35525 Mon 9th Dec Flookburgh over 60’s coach trip to Dobbies’ Garden Centre nr Preston. Depart The Square 10am. To book call Eileen 34472. All welcome Mon 9th Dec Grange Photographic Society Wilkinson Cameras’ Presentation, Nick Witham URC Hall 7.30pm Tue 10th Dec Grange Forum Christmas Quiz, Abbot Hall, Kents Bank 10.15am.Visitors Invitation Meeting Tue 10th Dec Allithwaite Lunch Club, Pheasant Inn 12.30. To book 36526 Tue 10th Dec Grange Methodist Women’s Network Christmas Lunch & Carol Service, Schoolroom 12.30pm Tue 10th Dec Cartmel Flower Club Christmas Gala, Grange Victoria Hall 7.30pm. Tickets £7 incl wine/festive enquiries 33581 Tue 10th/17th Dec Popular Sequence Dancing, Lindale Village Hall 7.30-10pm. Enquiries 35512 Wed 11th Dec Newton & Field Broughton WI Christmas Party, Lindale Village Hall 7pm Wed 11th Dec Grange Methodist Fellowship, Carol Singing. All welcome Fri 13th Dec Grange Garden Society Christmas Luncheon Sat 14th Dec Christmas Fayre United Reformed Church,

URC Hall Grange 10am-12noon. Admission £1 incl coffee & mince pie Sat 14th Dec The New York Metropolitan Opera @ Vue Cinemas Barrow; Falstaff 17.55pm. 08712 240 240 Sun 15th Dec Light up a Life Service (in aid of St Mary’s Hospice) St Mary & St Michael Priory Church Cartmel 3.30pm Sun 15th Dec Flookburgh Band Carol Concert, Grange Victoria Hall 7.30pm. Tickets £8 incl coffee & mince pies at TIC, Cockles store or contact Tony 59081 Tue 17th Dec South Lakeland Mind Christmas Coffee Morning, delicious cakes & good conversation, front room Stricklandgate House, 92 Stricklandgate, Kendal 10am-1pm Tue 17th Dec U3A Presentation on dialect poems & Morecambe Bay short film, Jack Manning. Followed by mince pies & music, Victoria Hall 10.15,Visitors welcome Tue 17th Dec Mothers & Others, Christmas Concert in aid of NSPCC, United Reformed Church Hall, Grange 7.30pm Tue 17th Dec Cartmel Village Hall ‘Carols for All’ 7.30pm with Pie & Peas Supper & glass of wine £9. To book 36378 Wed 18th Dec Grange Methodist Fellowship, Carol Singing. All welcome Thu 19th Dec Grange Now Xmas Bake-Off Challenge from 10am. Homemade cakes available at the office. Proceeds to South Lakeland Mind Fri 20th Dec Cartmel Food Market 10am-4pm www. Sat 21st Dec Cartmel Choral Society’s Christmas Concert (in aid of St Mary’s Hospice), Cartmel Priory 7.30pm. Tickets £5 on the door Sat 21st Dec Carol Singing CtiG outside Grange post office 10.30am Sun 22nd Dec Carol Service followed by refreshments, St Pauls 4pm Tue 24th Dec Graveside Candle Service, Grange Cemetery 4pm, Christingle Service, St Paul’s 6.30pm, Midnight Communion St Paul’s 11.30pm Wed 25th Dec Flookburgh Band Christmas Day Carols, Flookburgh Square 11.30am Sat 28th Dec Let’s Dance Christmas/New Year Celebration Dance, Coronation Hall Ulverston 7.30-11pm. Organist Charles Brown. enquiries 01229 861 685.

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A Cumbrian butcher scooped top prize in the North region prestigious Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2013. Higginsons of Grange, of Grange Over Sands impressed the judges with the transformation of its shop from traditional to modern. The judges said “This is a superb, well-rounded, business….The main shop has a cosiness and warmth about it that makes shopping a pleasure.” After accepting the award at the spectacular Plaisterers’ Hall in London, Owners, Stuart and Pauline Higginson, said they were “Delighted to be announced as the winners of the 2013 North of England Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards, particularly as this year marks our 30th year in Business. Winning the award is a wonderful tribute to all the hard work that goes into the business by our staff and is a fantastic way to Stuart & Pauline Higginson (centre) recieving celebrate the occasion”. their award as Butchers shop of the year 2013 Grange Now - December 2013 - Page 24

157 volunteers turn out for Grange Fell Care Day

Hospice Neighbours need Volunteers St Mary’s Hospice is looking for volunteers in the Ulverston & South Lakeland area to become Hospice Neighbours. The volunteers need to be over 18 and will help patients and families who are living with life-shortening conditions and wish

to remain at home. Hospice Neighbours will be asked to provide practical help and/or companionship. The volunteers will not be providing medical or personal care. Are you friendly, willing to be part of a team? Do you want to help people in your local community? Can you

commit to a few hours a week? For more information and an application form please visit: www.stmaryshospice. Or contact Anne Atkinson, Hospice Neighbours Project Manager on 01229 580305 Email: neighbours@

This Bradley Apple is a Beauty A fabulous number of community volunteers including 70 children turned out on a cold day on Wednesday 13th November to help improve the woodlands and natural environment around Grange. The Fell Care Day involved 10 conservation activities across four sites (Eggerslack Woods, Brown Robin Nature Reserve, Lime Kiln Woods, and Grange Community Orchard) and was jointly organised by the Morecambe Bay Limestones and Wetlands Nature Improvement Area and Friends of the Lake District. Activities included coppicing, removing invasive sycamore, cutting back woodland bramble and removing grass from 80 fruit trees in Grange Community Orchard.Volunteers also installed

a handrail alongside steps on a footpath and rebuilt 10 m of dry stone walling. The habitat restoration work will benefit a range of birds and plants, as well as rare species such as high brown and pearl bordered fritillary butterflies, and the wax cap fungi. 70 children from three local schools took part in the day Grange, Lindale and Allithwaite primary schools; as well as young people from the Mosaic Young Champions project which aims to encourage young people to get involved with and explore the Lake District National Park and pick up skills along the way. More than 300 pieces of cake were kindly donated and eaten by volunteers! Well done to everyone involved - a great community effort.

The Bradley Beauty apple was found as a wilding growing on the edge of Nichols Moss which is one of the three Mosses at Witherslack. The tree itself is unusual in producing suckers and has a tendency to coppice. The apples on the original tree are small, green and

unremarkable. However when grown on more fertile soil are much larger, more prolific and striped with red splashes. Tree growth is vigorous and generally healthy. The fruit is medium large with a strong flavour. It is self fertile, ripe in mid October, keeps until December, and is both a cooker and eating apple. It is a heavy cropper. Bob Bradley

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ort p e R l o o h c S Allithwaite CE Primary

Allithwaite School raised £107.57 for Breast Cancer Awareness by having a dress down day, in pink of course, to raise money for this worthwhile cause. The children produced some excellent work during writing week recently. The topic was ‘Mystery Happenings at Allithwaite.’ There is a Lloyds Bank  fund which provides grants to support more than 1,300 local good causes in villages, towns and cities across England, Wales and the Isle of Man. Between September and November, the public voted for the shortlisted causes of which Allithwaite School was one. The two groups with the most votes in a community will each receive £3,000 and the other two, £300 each.  We are eagerly awaiting the results and will let you know how we got on. The PTA hosted a successful “meet and greet” event for all the children one Friday afternoon after school, offering them free beefburgers and drinks, and teas and coffees for the parents and carers. The weather was good so we could have the event outside and Rev Rob very kindly manned the barbecue and Ellen Bradshaw (who happened to be passing) stepped in offered to cut the bread - thank you very much!  It was an excellent opportunity for everyone to meet socially and not have to pay for anything!  School will soon see the delivery of a new bench which was funded by Alex Owen from Year 1. During the holidays, Alex held a bake sale at his house to raise money for St Mary’s Hospice and the PTA and an outstanding £140 was raised.Having heard about Alex’s excellent fundraising, Playdale have very generously agreed to both deliver and install the bench free of charge for which we are very grateful.  The children were invited to dress down for Children in Need and bring in a teddy; the children baked cakes and sold them raising £148.98 for the charity.The PTA is hosting the annual Christmas Fair on Friday, 29 November 2013 from 6pm - 8pm.  We look forward to welcoming you. Year 5 and 6 have also been very active as part of the Fell Care Day, helping clear the grassland in Brown Robin Wood. The children had a very rewarding day and thankfully the weather was in our favour!

School Report

School Report

Cartmel Priory

It might feel like winter, but children were singing ‘the sun will come out tomorrow’ in Cartmel Priory School, when pupils and staff took to the stage to perform this year’s school production ‘Annie’. The cast and crew worked hard throughout the term with a busy schedule of rehearsals to put together one of our best ever musical shows. There is so much talent in school, with outstanding performances from Emily Barker as Annie, Lucia Harrington as Miss Hannigan and Murray Adams as Mr Warbucks. Murray is currently performing in 3 separate shows so we hope he does not get his lines mixed up in any of them! For some of our cast it was their third production as part of the team; Jonty Benn and Sarah-Jayne Dalton have had main character roles in Bugsy Malone, Grease and now Annie. Sadly this was their last musical at Cartmel as they are in Year 11 and will soon be moving on to 6th form studies.

Grange Pre-school

Come and join the fun at Preschool. This half term we sprinkled glitter to represent fireworks and enjoyed investigating lots of other shiny objects. Try our emergency vehicle construction set and uniforms, including helmets. There are puzzles, stories,music and craft activities for you to explore too.We will

It was great to have staff and pupils cast alongside each other, with Mrs Rea, Mrs Wright and Mrs Dodwell as the lovely Boylan sisters, Mrs Howcroft as Fred McCracken and Mr Nicholson playing a very credible, if somewhat unpredictable , President Roosevelt! Many of our younger school pupils participated in the production this year and gave us a strong chorus, especially the orphan girls with great performances from Amy Shepherd, Molly Cowley, Jess Walmsley and Lydia Dobson. I am sure we will see many of these in leading roles in the future. Other rising stars included James Mason who

really made the part of Drake his own,Annabelle Nicholson as Lily St Regis and Josie Gudgeon as Lt. Ward. A big thank you goes to the following people, without whom the show would not have been able to go on, Mrs Sullivan and Mrs Milledge, Miss Brown, Mrs Dean, Mr Ridal and Mr Bacon.Thank you also to all the wonderful parents for their support with the show. We wish all of the Cartmel Priory students taking part in Jack and the Beanstalk, the Grange Panto, the best of luck. Break a Leg! Mrs Ashcroft (Deputy Head) Watch out for Androcles and the Lion in the New Year!

be making cards and gifts as well as enjoying an end of term party, so there is plenty to keep us busy. Look out for us at the Grange Christmas Extravaganza on Saturday 16th December. We will be at the Keg and Kitchen providing Children’s activities, including face painting, games, decorating biscuits, etc., plus mulled wine for the adults. Do you have a child aged 0-4

years? Call Nichola on 58414 for details of our play sessions or to arrange a free visit. Grange Preschool is affiliated to the Preschool Learning Alliance and complies with Ofsted requirements. Sessions are run by highly qualified and experienced staff.We have been serving the Grange Community for over 40 years and now appear on Facebook.

Christmas Panto

To climb a magic beanstalk and return with a golden egg-laying hen (Eleanor Johnson) and a golden harp (Jessica Walmsley) is the story of true panto’, and Grace Heap, playing the adventurous Jack, accomplishes the task in style. Jack also returns with a beautiful princess, played by Chloe Owens. Grange Youth have a talent for producing a wonderfully funny, traditional, child-friendly pantomime, and this year is no exception. Jack’s idiot of a brother, Simon, (Molly Hirst) and his ‘Dottie’ mum (Maria Stubley) and Buttermilk the cow (Elisia Carter and Lucy Davis), bring out much of 637-2 LAKE_Layout 1 11/11/2013 10:07 Page 1




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the humour, along with comedy duo Snatchet (Amy Shepherd) and Scarper (Molly Shires), aided by eight-yearold Reece Carter, playing Humphrey, Equerry to the King (Murray Adams) and Queen (Lucia Harrington). The ‘baddies’ are a 7ft 6in giant (Josh Callon) and a Witch (Katie Richardson) plus an evil Ratman (Kyle Theobald), who are eventually thwarted by a lovely dancing fairy (Katie Gregory). There is a total cast of 47 young people aged between 7yrs and 17yrs, who are waiting to welcome you to the Victoria Hall, Grange on 5th, 6th, and 7th. December to join in the fun! Tickets can be obtained from Grange Library from Monday 25th November or telephone bookings ring 015395 34098.

TIC News

We will continue to open over the winter period Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm and closed Sundays. Over the Christmas period he office will close on Thursday 19th December at 2pm and re-open on Monday 6th January 2014 at 10am. Some dates for your diary:On December 5th,6th,and 7th Grange Amateur Operatic Society Youth Panto present Jack and the Beanstalk. Matinee on Saturday afternoon at 2.30pm with evening performances at 7.30pm. The ever popular Flookburgh Band’s Christmas Carol Concert will be held on Sunday 15th at in the Victoria Hall at 7.30pm. Further details for all these events are available from the Information Centre. Christmas ideas? We have a wide selection of local interest books plus dvds, maps, 2014 Tide Timetables, calendars, and plenty of other gift ideas. From everyone at the Information Centre we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to be of assistance to you in 2014. Lynne Harrison-Speight

Say their name at Christmas

The Compassionate Friends, who support families after the death of a child, is launching the “Say their name at Christmas” campaign to coincide with TCF awareness week (1st 8th December). A worldwide candle lighting ceremony will take place on December 8th, supported by the charity’s new film “SayTheir Name”, which highlights the problems parents and siblings face after the death of a child. TCF Trustee, Shaun Hewitt, said:“Christmas is one of the most difficult times for any family that is grieving for the child that was such a vibrant part of their lives. An estimated 6000 people under the age of 20 die each year in the UK, leaving behind 20,000 – 30,000 newly bereaved parents and siblings. For more information visit: or tel: 0845 123 2304.

Thank You I would like to say a huge thank you to the very kind lady who handed my hearing aids in to the pharmacy on Kents Bank Road last month. Unfortunately she didn’t leave any contact details so I have been unable to thank her personally, but I’m hoping she reads Grange Now and will find out how extremely grateful I am that I’ve been reunited with them. Thank you again for taking the trouble to hand them in.

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Adult Education

Our Learn to Run courses have been such a success that Sue is planning to do some follow on classes in the New Year, allowing people to progress and also hopefully starting another beginners Learn to Run class, subject to sufficient interest. If you want to sign up for the beginners, please get in touch. Sue has seen some amazing results and ladies who have never run before have been achieving up to 2 ½ miles before stopping, which has dispelled the memories from school days and instilled in those on the course that it is never too late to learn to run. As we head towards Christmas we have some classes still to run which include a Silversmithing and Enamelling workshop on December 7th with popular local jewellery maker Amanda Hunter. In Ulverston, Marilyn Hale will be running a Glass Fusing workshop from her own craft studio on the 7th December, an ideal opportunity to make a unique and personalised gift for loved ones.We still have some spaces on the second Willow Weaving course to run this academic year on the 25th January 2014 which is run at Castle Head Field Centre as well as A Beginners Guide to the Night Skies on the same night. The week before on the 18th January there is A Guide to the winter skies using Astrophotography After Christmas we are hoping to put on some additional classes to the brochure which include another Get to grips with your iPad and iPhone as I am sure many people may find that Santa brings them this as a gift. We also have a new weekly Buying and selling on eBay course, starting 14th January. Our popular cookery tutor,JulieWoodburn, starts a Vegetarian cookery course on the 15th January, which looks at tasty meals which will help cut down your meat intake without losing some of the variety and nutrients. You’ll discover there is more to it than nut roasts. We have a number of art classes starting in the New Year which include Life Painting in Oils and Acrylics starting the 8th January for 6 weeks; textures and surface painting starting on the 7th January for 5 weeks and our usual weekly classes to improve your painting skills on Tuesdays in Cartmel and Thursdays in Ulverston at Quaker Barn.We also plan to have an improvers guitar course in Ulverston starting January so names are being taken now. We have moved the Nuno Felt techniques course from its weekly slot to a Saturday workshop, due to take place on January 25th at Cartmel village Hall. Depending on how ambitious you are you can make a scarf, waistcoat or evening stole using the pleated technique.

Some others NEW courses additional to the sequential images. We have been so close brochure include Christmas and chocolate to running a number of classes but have cup cake decorating with Dorothy King. On been short of one or two learners.We can this 4 hour class, taught by a fully trained revive courses if we get sufficient interest patisserie chef who runs her own cake so if you like any of the next topics then making and sugarcraft business you will get in touch, your call and enrolment might learn different and unusual techniques to make all the difference.They include,Painting decorate your Christmas cake festively and in Acrylics, Creative machine embroidery, designed to be eye catching.This takes place felting techniques, creative papermaking November 30th at Croftlands Community and silk paper making. Centre. Also we have a series of one day The award winning DanceAtikk,run by Lucy workshops looking at How to plan your Everett, is now running a class specifically Wedding, run by local registrar Sue Oliver, designed for children aged 18 months to starting in February 2014. Down the years 3 years called Didi Dots.The class lasts 45 she has gained enormous experience so minutes in length and is a good introduction knows firsthand some of the pitfalls and for them starting Street Dance at 4 years. can offer practical and cost saving advice Spaces are still available so call to enroll. as well as broaden your horizons to what is on offer. So whether it’s organising a We are regularly updating the website, wedding on a budget, making up the guest Facebook and Twitter pages so please like list, producing those church flowers, making us, if you haven’t already, to keep up to personalised favours or selecting the right date with what is happening at the Centre. ambience music -all will be covered and As bad weather is always being predicted helpful handouts provided so you will leave in the long range forecast, please look at certainly better equipped to make the day our website for cancellations. If you do not memorable. hear from us please always assume a class If you are looking to teach and impart is on. We try to reduce cancellations to a your skills to others why not enroll on our minimum but we also take learner safety Level 3 Award in Education and Training. very seriously. Please check emails or your This nationally recognised qualification answer phone messages if it is snowing as enables you to teach in any higher or we make every effort to contact people. further education establishment and is Regards, Jude Godden, Adult Education the threshold qualification required. It is Manager Cartmel and Ulverston run over 13 weeks and does not involve any formal examination but is taught by assignment and micro teaching experience. If you fancy getting to grips with a “meaty” intellectual CALL 015395 36323 TO ENROL NOW! topic why not challenge yourself and your beliefs NEW CLASSES STARTING IN and enrol on Moral DEC & JAN 2014 Philosophy, due to start Silversmithing and Enamelling -07/12 on the 14th January. Beginners Guide to the Night Skies Topics covered will -25/01 include is a massacre Willow Weaving 25/01 justified if it brings a war to an end; Is there Buying & Selling on eBay 14/01 such a thing as objective Vegetarian Cookery -15/01 morality and if so, how is it to be grounded? Christmas & chocolate cup cake decorating 30/11 We are keen to get off the ground our Visual Life painting oils & acrylics-08/01 Storytelling which runs Upholstery workshop 25/01 from the 18th January, Get to grips with your iPad/iPhone – running over 3 sessions. jan14 The workshop will introduce the learner to Visual Story Telling -18/01 the potential of graphic Level 3 Award in Education and storytelling and allow Training-23/01 the learner to explore Moral Philosophy- 14/01 their own unique visual language and produce a piece of narrative with


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HIGHLY EXPERIENCED NHS Therapist available for private work, Thurs / Fri’s, Grange. Louise Tych, BA Counselling, MBACP Accredited. Professional help for issues including depression,loss,anxiety,phobias and low self esteem. 07775 610 480

TRAVELS TO YOU. All aspects covered. From pulling to leadership issues, Martin Gleadow. Tel: 015395 63567


Professional Dog Groomer, fully qualified, free local collection & delivery, out of hours appointments. Lamberts Pet Supplies, Albert Road, Grange 015395 36544


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. NEED A DOG WALKER? Local, honest, reliable lady with a couple of hours to spare. Lifelong experience and ownership of dogs. All breeds welcome. Hourly/ half hourly rates. Tel Grange 38842


DOLLS HOUSES and accessories now stocked at Kendal Trophies, 26 Kirkland, Kendal. 01539 740 217

DOUBLE GLAZING THE COMPLETE SERVICE – from replacing a single misted unit to a complete home refurbishment. Call us for a free estimate 015395 35311. ConserVCARE – All round Care and Repair for your property


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


GARDEN WALLS, field walls, walltop fencing, grant work. 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/TROPHIES Kendal Trophies 01539 740217 / Eddie Sharp Sports 01229 587519.


CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANER Power Washer,Wallpaper Stripper. Postlethwaites 015395 33040


CLOTHES for sale in good condition; Dinner Suit, Camelhair Coat, Sheepskin Coat, Gabardine Mac (beige), chest size 40” 015395 58629 Lancashire pine farmhouse table 5’x3’ 6 seater without chairs £120 with chairs £220. 2 bedside tables £25. 2 kitchen breakfast bar chairs £25. Mamas & Papas rocking horse £20. Horizen electric treadmill 12months old (cost £800) £300ono. Cross Trainer £60. Electric Fire & surround very modern excellent condition £125. 0779 543 6425



J & M RESTORERS ANTIQUE & MODERN furniture restored & finished. Porcelain repairs. Paintings restoration. Picture framing. Est 38 years. 015395 68915


SITTING PRETTY Antique, traditional and modern furniture re-upholstered locally by time served craftswoman. 20 years experience. Lesley Fursey 01229 480638 ANDREW POWELL UPHOLSTERY. Trading locally for 17 years in all aspects of antique, traditional and modern furniture restoration 015395 33284.

A COMPLETE SERVICE from building a new conservatory to simply replacing of tired panels. Hinges, handles and locks. Exterior and interior deep-clean valeting of conservatories using professional access and cleaning equipment . Contact the specialists: ConserVCARE 015395 35311 AND PSYCHOTHERAPY. Sally Holligan MBACP (Accred). UKCP Reg.Appointments in Allithwaite.Tel 015395 35760


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GARDEN SERVICES DJ DIXON OF GRANGE Gardens maintained to the highest standards, inc. 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. James Hawksley Ltd Tel 07980 354 651 / 01524 784869 HARD LANDSCAPING, patios, fencing, decking, ponds, walling, paving. James Hawksley Ltd Tel: 07980 354 651 / 01524 784869 GARDEN CLEARANCE grass and hedge cutting, strimming and fencing. Ron’s Tidy Garden. Tel: 01229 580345, Mobile: 07904 151 964. Reliable and honest HAMISH FOULERTON: Hedges, Shrubs, Tree Pruning, Felling, Strimming, Lawn Cutting, Planting, General Gardening. Highest standards, 10 years experience, references if required. J Tel: 07747 788 370 or 01539 730501. COPELAND LANDSCAPES, stonewalling, patios, tree work, hedge cutting, fencing, etc. Established 1980. 015395 33165. Mob: 07850 171 798. M.T. HOWARTH. Hedges, shrubs, tree pruning, grass cutting & strimming & Power Washing. All jobs considered.Tel: 015395 33182 Mob: 0789 473 7069. Garden Services BRYAN DAWSON. Grass cutting, General Gardening and Handy Man. Tel: 015395 33174. Mob: 07522 441 087. SAMANTHA HODGSON Garden maintenance, planting, all type of garden work considered. 18 years horticultural knowledge. Please call: 07760 192083 or 015395 52458. ANDREW CRAGG General Garden Work tel 015395 35176

GLAZIER Complete Glazing Services Broken Glass Replaced Misted Double Glazed Units Replaced Stained Glass Window Repairs Stuart 015395 52036


S & A HODGSON LTD. Plant & Groundworks Contractors. JCB and tracked excavators with operators. Site clearence, water mains and land drainage. 015395 52458 / 07836 782707.


GUTTERINGS CLEANED of all debris. Free Estimates. Contact Robert Alexander. Tel: 01229 587923. ONE STOP GUTTERING SOLUTIONS From cleaning leaffall and silt, to blocked downspouts, we can restore your flow. Need New guttering? We provide the complete service. ConserVCARE 015395 35311


HANDYMAN SERVICES by qualified Electrician. Electrical repairs, decorating, flatpacks, joinery & plumbing. Competitive prices. Trevor 015395 35303. Mob: 0771 7080 451. FERNLEIGH HANDYMAN SERVICES.General property maintenance. Resonable hourly rate. Call 07796 867 762 or 015395 32756 HANDYMAN & property maintenance + small building works. Call David on 0777 174 0011 or message 015395 35343


MEDICAL HERBALIST and skin clinic for Psoriasis, Eczema and Dermatitis. Tel 59364 / 0770 450 7748.


KENNEL MAIDS PROFESSIONAL PET CARE SINCE 2000 THE ORIGINAL HOLIDAYS FOR DOGS 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 almost 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


House Clearances, Houses, Garages, Sheds cleared and all contents removed. For prompt reliable and confidential service contact Graham Walkden. Tel: 015395 32793/62378

WA HOUSE CLEARANCES & REMOVALS A professional service with: House & Garage cleared and cleaned Single items delivered to full loads. All rubbish removed Furniture bought for cash Phone 07528 049 516 or 015395 59469 OUT of SIGHT House Clearances 07743 086 764


Stuart Graves Professional Hypnotherapist, Integrative Psychotherapist, Master Practioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming Enabling you to solve your own issues,leading to healthier,brighter,more positive outcomes. Believe in possibility, for there is no failure, only feedback. Every behaviour has a positive intention. You can’t not change. Contact Email: Phone 015395 65893


IRONING by Lisa 015935 35422 or 07976 512487


CURWEN JOINERY & DEVELOPMENTS LTD, New builds to renovations, Property maintenance including Roofing and Building work, Internal Woodwork, Building and Decorating. Serving Domestic and Commercial properties & holiday homes. Prompt & Professional Services from Time Served joiner. Ring Ian 015395 36316/0776 5513 412. DAVID POSTLETHWAITE LTD Carpentry & Joinery, see our advert on page 26. MICHAEL THE JOINER 30 years experience. All joinery undertaken. Small jobs welcome. Free estimates 015395 34406 / 07455 282 373


T.S. METCALFE Time Served Joiner and Contractor. All aspects of work undertaken, no job too small. Competitive rates. Free estimates.Tel 0784 355 6741 or 015395 31486 E-mail 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: 015395 59039 - 015395 58340


LANDSCAPING, FENCING, paving, patios, driveways ponds, drains. Martin Eland. 015395 59472. Mob: 0782 1260 730. HARD LANDSCAPING FEATURES created in wood, water and stone. Dry stone specialist. 20yrs experience. George Newton 0781 880 2659 or 015395 30469


Washing, drying, ironing Collection & Delivery service available Holiday Cottages & Guest Houses welcome Call Joan on 0770 622 1466 E-mail


LOCKS EXPRESS the only locksmiths in Grange, 24 hour callout. All lock problems solved; locks opened, repaired & fitted. Cumbria Trading Standards Approved & Police (CRB) checked. Domestic & Commercial work. Safes fitted. Car keys cut & programmed. Eden Mount Road, Grange. Freephone 0800 783 1104. Mobile 07886 831336


MASSAGE and Craniosacral therapy for back, neck and shoulder pain. Meg Henderson CNHC 015395 36298


FLAT ROOFS,Valley gutters, Balconies, Flooring & Paving. Tel: JR Ellwood Ltd., 015395 68306.



John Nottingham Grange 34904, or visit DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND ULVERCLEAN can now offer a true deep cleaning to those dingy looking areas. Contact Lee 01229 586703 or 07860 874301 for free quotation.


MICHELLE Grange 34904 CHARLOTTE – Mobile Hairdresser 07966 543 223 or 015395 32989 LADIES & GENTS HAIR AT HOME 20 years experience in the Grange over Sands area. Contact Joanne 015395 35279 07717 836 926

C & L PAVING Specialists in Indian Sandstone laying Flagging Blockpaving/Fencing/Walling/Groundworks Free, no obligation, written quotations (015242)22012/07896 754 833

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. 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.

FITNESS AND WELLBEING Personal training with ElaineTowler at the gym or your own home. 07855 135 714

ACORN MONTESSORI Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 – 12.30. Wednesday 9 – 1.30. Tuesday & Thursday 1 – 3.30pm. Contact Melanie Knight 015395 58628 / 07971 828 797

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



STATE REGISTERED OSTEOPATHS Jolyon and Val Wardle, caring and experienced practitioners, are available weekdays at Parish Hall to treat a variety of conditions. 015395 58647.


OVEN CLEANING SERVICE South Lakes. Domestic oven cleaning specialists. For more information or to book your appointment telephone Keith Hill on 01539 739622


Lee Logan Ltd. Quality Painter & Decorator + Tiling. Reasonable rates. Tel: 07708 213079 P Millea 25 years experience. Free quotations any size job. For a friendly service phone 015395 67969 Mobile anytime 0791 048 4667 E. SIMMONS Quality Interior & Exterior Decorating City & Guilds Qualified Fully Insured Member of Painting & Decorating Association CARTMEL – 07974 746 148 HUSBAND & WIFE TEAM. Exterior & interior decorating. Gyprock coving fitted. Free estimates. Contact Robert Alexander 01229 587923 IAN WILKINSON High Class Painter & Decorater City & Guilds advanced craftsman, 25 years experience, fully insured Decorating to be proud of Tel 01539 731 440 Mob 07733 022 504 e-mail 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

Trustworthy Lady Interior Decorators Deer Park Decorators Quality, Tidy Work at Reasonable Rates Call Michelle on tel 015395 66149 or 07876 645751


RELIEF AND REHABILITATION of Back Pain, Stress, Sports Injuries and Muscle Disfunction. Contact Mr. G. Grayrigge IIST (Dip) ICHFST, (Adv. Dip) Biomechanics & Sports Medicine on 015395 36483. Home Visits Available. web: e-mail:


NJR PLASTERING for all your plastering needs, inside & out. Ring Niall on 07917 458 911 or 58221


RICHARD WYATT PLUMBER From 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 JOHN RHODES Plumbing & Heating Gas Safe Registered Working locally for 35 years Newton in Cartmel 015395 31585 07810 881910


MK1 CARS - Any distance.Any time. Ring GARY on 07772 340 831 for a quotation

REIKI HEALING & CRYSTAL COURSES Sacred Space - Jane Swales Reiki Master Teacher Experienced Healer & Crystal Therapist Creating space for you in a hectic world Appointments in Foxfield and Ulverston Tel 07841 581 979


UPVC OR WOOD FRAMES, double-glazed with latest eco-energy efficient glass, we can quote from a single window to multiple window replacement; complete frames or single misted units. Contact the specialists ConserVCARE: 015395 35311 mob: 07768 322259


BURGLAR ALARMS, Security Lighting, CCTV Cameras, Door andWindow locks. Installation & Repairs. Call for advice and quotation. GRANGE SECURITY AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES. Tel: 015395 35032. Prop: Bill Corscadden.


Heyday Care & Support Services now recruiting part time & full time support workers for Grange-over-Sands and surrounding villages. Excellent rates of pay starting from £7.40 and mileage allowance. Flexible hours. For more information please call Kelly or Dawn on 015395 52548 HEYDAYS CARE & SUPPORT SERVICE recruiting sleepover staff 10pm-8am. Excellent rate of pay. Please contact Kelly or Dawn 015395 52548 Monthly delivery round available in Grange area. Good rates of pay. Contact Grange Now 015395 35453


LADY PAINTER & DECORATOR all jobs considered. Grange area. Ring Fiona 07985 592 463

BRADLEY REEVE Landscaping, stone walling, patios.Tel: 015395 58221 or 07788 688427.

David Hodgson Painter & Decorator Over 25 years experience Free Estimates 015395 34438


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HETAS Approved Installer of Wood & Multi-fuel Stoves. Chimney Lining and all associated works. Contact us on Tel 07920 117 047 or 01229 587419 Email: telfords001@


FOR STRENGTH & VITALITY.Mondays 7.30-9pm. 6 weeks £30. Beginners taster £5. St Paul’s Parish Hall, Kents Bank Road. Info Graham Dyer 58132

TILER & PLASTERER TILER & PLASTERER Also general builder Time served Tradesman David Wilson. Tel: 58624. Mobile: 07765 999 456


LANGUAGE TUITION By Professional Linguist in French, German, Spanish & Portuguese up to A Level or just conversational. Tel: Emilia Giffney 015395 34798 Mb 0786 751 3299. MATHS TUITION Dr Helen Edwards Examiner and experienced maths tutor – offers secondary tuition tailored to individual requirements. Early start gives best opportunity for improvement. For more information phone 015395 33586 MUSIC TEACHER: LRAM,ARCM.Vocal and Piano tuition. Theory: coaching for examinations. 015395 32875


DOORS & CONSERVATORIES From complete new installations, to minor repairs. We Assess, Advise, Appraise and Act – Contact the specialists ConserVCARE: 015395 35311 mob: 07768 322259 Traditional Leaded Windows Design-Construction-Installation Repairs-Restoration-Encapsulation Glass for any Decor Contact Stuart 015395 52036 or 0775 941 5516

VENUE FOR ALL OCCASIONS HALECAT HOUSE & GARDENS Available for holiday lets and as a wedding venue 015395 52387

TO LET lineage 28p per word + VAT Semi display from £10 + VAT


FREE FOR SALE Corner cupboard £85. Nest of Tables £25. Stool £25. All excellent cond 34919 Waders Waterman green chest, size 8, as new £25. 32612 Hotpoint tall Freezer, frostfree £195 (cost £369). 32405 Washbasin, stand & taps good cond £30. 36159 UPVC Windows w double glazing units, free. 35544 Pine Dining table & 4 rush seated chairs £70. Lancashire Pine coffee table £25. 32607 Men’s Barbour sleeveless jacket, new, dark green (44” chest) £35. Ladies’ Aquascutum green jacket (size 12-14) £49. 36579 Deep Fat Fryer DeLonghi white, easy clean £20ono. Microwave Panasonic 800W, dark brown £20ono. 32283 Gent’s Roadster Bike, as new £35. Folding Shopper Bike £25. 32072 TV Panasonic 26” w Freeview & stand, remote, handbook; perfect working order £60ono. 36554 G Plan teak dining table, seats 6, extends to 8, good cond £30. 83568 2 chrome towel rail radiators, as new, 900x1200mm & 600x1500mm £50ea. 32071 Ladies’ & Gents’ Bicycles, excellent cond £40ea. Floorstanding uplighter lamp,frosted glass,ex cond £15.Duplo Lego bucket £12. Shoebox of mixed Lego £12.All ono 31873 E.L.C. various, eg.HappylandVillage,LittleTouch- Leap Pad, Rocket, Moon Buggy,Alien £3 - £10. Mothercare Doctors toy case, instruments, coat £4. Charlie & Lola Wooden Playhouse w 3 play sets, wooden figures £5 Thomas the Tank Engine helter skelter train set £3. Exercise Stepper £10. 34799

WINDOW CLEANING EXPERIENCED WINDOW CLEANER. Available for work, any area, reasonable rates. Tel: 015395 35062 GRANGE WINDOW CLEANERS For a free quote phone David 0750 777 1890. Support local. SKB WINDOW CLEANING any window, any height glass, frames, sills, doors cleaned every time. solar panels, gutters, conservatories. Fully insured Simon - 015395 61107 or 07783802192


YOGA FOR ALL: Become stronger, more flexible, relaxed and revitalised. Monday, 7-8.30 pm, Grange Methodist Hall. Newcomers welcome. Fully qualified and experienced teacher. Contact Cathy Lubelska,BWY Dip. REPs Level 3, on 015395 34377 or 0781 429 2266.


Free for Sale next deadline is Friday 13th Dec, subject to space. Single items max £200, in writing to our offices or e-mail: and supply name and address Cross Trainer £50. Electric Stepper £30. VAX Carpet Shampoer £45. Office chair, removable arms £15. 32265 Mobile gas cabinet heater w full gas bottle, excellent cond £50. 32793 Lancashire pine corner TV stand £90. Pine drawers £50. Large pine drawers £150.TV Logic 19” LCD in box £50. Victorian pine washstand £100. 0779 543 6425 Girls’ Columbia snow boot as new (size 12) £10. Emu UGG boots beige & pink (size 12) £5.Aigle horse riding boots (size 13) £5.Togz waterproof trousers (age 5-6) £5.Togz allin-one waterproof (age 3-4) £5. 07855 135 714 Nordic Rider exercise machine w instr & training tape vgc £25. 4 x Desktop computers £30 the lot. Inkjet printer £15. 33951 Multi Purpose Ladder w scaffold plates, new (cost £100) £49. Salton Electric Dish/Plate Warmer Table, free Standing £10. 34599. Raleigh ladies hybrid bike £50. Apollo unisex hybrid bike £50. Giro ladies cycling helmet, small, £10.Topeak Sport floor pump, £10. All as new 35751 Gents’ Nitro cycle, 15gears,all terrain 25” wheels £90ono. Ladies’ Isis Cycle, 10gears £90ono. Double pannier & bags w waterproof covers £20. Black & Decker 240W wallpaper stripper steamer £15. 34325

Tel 015395 58760 or 58846



All aspects of building work undertaken. Extensions, plastering, tiling etc. Over 30 years experience. No VAT on labour (015395) 33530 or 0775 4439694


Keep fit & exercise at home with a

CROSS TRAINER Full body workout at your own pace without going to the Gym.

£(co7st 0£200) ono

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David Postlethwaite Ltd Carpentry & Joinery


THE LANTERN CHARITY SHOP needs “Good as New” items. Open: Thurs, Fri, Sat 9.30am - 4.30pm. Church Rd, Allithwaite. Tel: 33458. Wanted - TOOLS, gardening, joinery, engineering etc. Garages cleared. Tel 32793 VINYL RECORDS bought, anything considered.Tel 0780 524 6743 / 015395 58627

3 Bedroom House

Main Street, Flookburgh FCH, off street parking £550 per calendar month

• Kitchen Fitting • All aspects of internal joinery • Fencing & Decking • uPVC / Wooden facia, doors & windows • No VAT on Labour Cost • Free Estimates

Evie Plumb

Tel: 015395 36962 Mob: 078 1597 8998

Pride of Lakeland Young Musician of the Year Award

Booking now for the Christmas period for pubs hotels and private parties


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Built on Reputation All aspects of Carpentry & Joinery Doors • Staircases • Window frames • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Loft Conversions • Extensions Free Estimates • Fully Insured Established 10 years

Brambles, Church Walk, Flookburgh

Tel: 015395 59035 | 07964 410 649




Est. 1968 NORTH WEST AERIAL SPECIALISTS 43 years experience. FREE estimates, All work guaranteed AERIAL & SATELLITE SPECIALIST GRANGE AND DISTRICT COVERED ON A DAILY BASIS Head Office, 7 Pinewood Avenue, Bare, Morecambe, Lancs. LA4 6HW. Tel: 01524 415969 Mob: 07814 388756 Grange Now - December 2013 - Page 30

Lake District Mobile Locksmith

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Electronic locks, door/gates, Secure Entry Systems Access control/intercom Discrete Service Locks changed Police CRB Approved

Call for a quote/estimate Tel: 015395 68170 Mob: 0782 748 1922



D.J. Marwood

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

Car Servicing and Repair Tyres & Exhausts Diagnostics for all vehicles Now selling car oils, accessories & parts Unit 17, Alnat Business Park, Lindale 015395 33515

The on ly Locksm iths based in Grange

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

Tony Hudson

Your Local Landscape Gardener and General Builder Mini Digger available Mobile: 0779 1517 680 Home: 015395 35918


New Builds Renovations Kitchens

Extensions Loft Conversions Bathrooms

uPVC & Timber Windows, Doors & Conservatories From Design To insTallaTion 25 years experience no VaT on labour

Tel: 015395 64587 Mob: 0787 602 5976 E-Mail: PAINTING & DECORATING

Steven Lycett • • • •

Painter & Decorator 30 Years Experience Exterior & Interior Free Estimates

Tel: 07971 053 791

Chris Shawcross

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

Tel: 015395 58214 Mob: 0789 969 0259

Your local reliable roofing service



Peter Moorby 5 Mill Close Cark in Cartmel Cumbria LA11 7PB

Tel: 015395 60673 Mob: 07810 602999


Also double glazed units into wood and aluminium


• Extensions • Renovations • Loft Conversions • Refurbishments • Replacement Windows, Doors & Conservatories in uPVC or Timber • Hardwood Flooring Specialists All high quality Bespoke Joinery Extensive local experience in holiday homes & second homes since 1999 IGLS. 29 Greengate, Levens, Cumbria. LA8 8NF

Joinery & Building Contractor

please call for any enquiries and for free quotes


W.G. Brownlie Joinery & Building Contractors

REPLACEMENT UPVC New Window and Door Installations Existing Window & Door Repairs


• Slate & Tile repair

• Re-Roofs

• Chimney Work

• Lead Work

• Guttering

• All Felt & Fibreglass flat roofs.

• Ridge tiles

• Wood & UPVC Facia Boards

We offer a full loft conversion service from initial planning application through to completion of work. Registered METROTILE suppliers and installers. METROTILE can be used on log cabins, lodges and domestic outbuildings. METROTILE carries a Manufacturer’s Guarantee of 40 years.

Registered Velux window installer

Grange: 015395 35635 Mobile: 07770 303033 Email: FREE ESTIMATES

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Learners Pass Plus Motorway


Defensive Advanced Improvement

Driving Assessments/Confidence Building Manual & Automatic Peter Stas ADI (top grade) Ex-police instructor Donna Watson ADI ROSPA Advanced Driver

Glazing & Joinery Service

DB Driving

Leven Valley Electrics

From individual sockets to full rewires

The local service you can rely on Tel: 015395 30370


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


We build locally Top Quality... • Log Stores • Oak Mantles & Fire Surrounds • Wheelie Bin Shelters • Caravan Gas Bottle Stores

Stewart Hadwin 015395 31096


Tel: 015395 35983

FREE Theory Test trial see Safe driving – an investment for life


Replacement Double Glazing Windows & Doors in wood & uPVC by quality craftsman. FENSA Registered. No VAT.

• Dog Kennels & Homes • Bespoke Sheds & Garden Offices • Camping Pods • Bespoke items or “off the shelf ” designs

We build to order & most available within about 7 days


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Wareing & Son

Plumbing & Heating Engineers Locally established with over 40 years experience. No Call Out Fee Prompt, friendly service

Tel: 34063 or 35425


Discounts for O.A.Ps Cleaning out gutters. Tel: 0773 236 2186 Great prices for interior work or external staining


PAINTING & DECORATING GENERAL CARPENTRY For all your property restoration & maintenance needs. 25 yrs exp. Tel: 015395 33640 Mob: 07776 360190 Email:


Hodgson Builders Your local choice for all building & roofing work

See our web site Tel: 07900 435409 015395 35201

PLUMBING AND HEATING Over 20 years experience


Gas Central Heating & Bathroom Installer Corgi Registered


FREE ESTIMATES Telephone: 015395 32761 Mobile: 0796 7384114

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David Melling & Partners

Full range of building & design services Call us for knowledgeable free advice and estimates



David Melling Tel 015395 32840 Mobile 07817939971 e-mail Members of Federation of Master Builders and Trust Mark

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Mobile: 07712 556904


Miniheat Ltd. Est. 1968






015395 32053

Adrian A. Turner Ltd

Plumbing & Heating Engineer Tel: 015395 34775 Mob: 0782 181 3062

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