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The shiny paper has been on test in the last two issues. A mixture of feedback but mostly positive so this month we’ve gone shiny paper throughout. The main reason is that photographs appear sharper. We have also increased size and gone full colour. This is in response to feedback from you, our readers, who have said that the writing is too small. So hopefully you like the changes but please let us know. The good news for Catherine our editorial and features writer is that she has been offered a full time position with Mind, the mental health charity. Many of you will know that she has worked there part time for some years. It’s good news for her as that is her career choice but bad news for us here at Grange Now as we are losing her. In the short time I have been at Grange Now Catherine has been a tremendous asset to the paper with a calm, efficient approach and a tenacious observance of good grammar. May I welcome David Boyer from Kents Bank who appears for the first time this month as our new cartoonist. David’s work is original, funny and cuts to the quick of local issues. If you need an artist with a keen eye and a quick wit, please let us know and we’ll put you in touch. Perfect for a present with a difference. We have a ‘sports in our community’ feature this month. If we have missed your activity or club then please get in touch. It’s a great time of year to start something new so I hope you find something of interest. Your contributions to the paper are welcome on the understanding we are clear to publish them both in the paper and on the website at at our discretion. Sadly the Bookshelf and Tim Farron’s column were not included this month due to space limitations but these are published on our website. Thank-you to Kerstin, Catherine and Glenn for all the extra effort required this month to resize the paper. You are a great team. Happy Valentines (if you believe in all that…..) or just Happy February if you prefer, Chris. -

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grange now | February 2014

Information Centre change It has been proposed (and agreed by a majority vote of councillors at  the January Town Council meeting) to  move the  Town Council office downstairs to share space with the Information Centre. This will mean a two-thirds reduction of the area for the Information Centre but as you will read in their report below, there  shouldn’t be much difference to services provided and goods stocked. The Town Council officers will be gaining a higher profile and easier accessibility  to the public. All well and good and hopefully so but the cost is likely to be added to Grange council tax payers bill via the precept, which means residents will be paying for the move. The precept has already increased by over 60% since 2010/11. Grange Council Tax is now 40% of that levied by SLDC. The office move is suggested to cost between £12,500 to £17,000.  The vacated office on the first floor could be let to help offset the cost of the move downstairs over a period of time Grange Now has also learnt that the additional £12,500 of expenditure for the move in the current financial year  means the council’s spending projection for 2013/14  will show a deficit of over £21,000 and can only be financed by raiding emergency reserves. Should the cost rise to £17,000 the deficit would accordingly rise to more than £25,000.  There is already an attractive and inviting Information Centre (previously known as the Tourist Information Centre) in situ with council staff  offices upstairs. A

previous Town Council agreed that council officers would make themselves available by walking downstairs to anyone infirm or disabled and  unable to walk upstairs. Preliminary costs for a stair lift or an elevator were investigated to see if either were feasible but it was found the costs would be too high. The TIC was saved from closure by the Town Council a few years ago, when South Lakeland pulled the plug. Now the cost is borne by Grange Town Council (i.e. counciltax payers) with the necessary and valuable assistance of volunteers. Grange Now learns that sales have been dropping in the Information Centre since 2011, as visitors increasingly use the internet to plan their holidays. Grange Town Council has the task of providing and running services previously undertaken by the District Council. It also owns and manages the Victoria Hall (Grange’s only item of silver left in the much decried local government changes of 1974). Apart from the income received from letting the Hall, thanks to the foresight of a previous  GTC, it was the first council in the county (and possibly the country) to provide a Police Office, when Cumbria Constabulary closed the police station. Keeping all the services going is a drain on the Town Council’s budget, the wages and salaries bill being the largest single element. It can’t be an easy job to decide where cuts have to be made.

T.I.C. Comment As you may have realised the Information Centre is temporary closed. This is due to the exciting refurbishment that is taking place. Whilst we are closed there will be a small selection of rail and bus timetables, free walk leaflets and some general information available during opening hours in the entrance of the Victoria Hall. You can also contact us on the following e-mail address Whilst the Information Centre will be reduced in overall size we are delighted that the future of the service has been secured and that we will remain open and running our normal opening hours throughout the year. We will be sharing office space with the town council team who will be moving downstairs making the Council more accessible and visible to the public.

We will still be stocking our usual range of goods: maps, books, walks leaflets and information of the area along with accommodation listings and cards and goods with a local feel from some of our talented artists in the area. Our volunteers will be on hand with their extensive knowledge to help you get the most out of your stay or to help generally with anything that is needed by our residents. We look forward to seeing you all shortly and thank you for the support you have given to the Information Centre since it was saved from closure by Grange Town Council who are committed to keeping this valuable service open. Lynne Harrison-Speight, Grange Information Centre Manager 015395 34026

At the recent consultation meeting at the Victoria Hall, dozens of local people expressed their concerns to representatives from Cumbria County Council, who have invited the public to have their say on proposed budget cuts. Many local residents turned up to find out more details of the proposed cuts to bus subsidies, particularly whether or not it was already ‘a done deal.’ Two documents were available for residents to complete. The feedback

form on the budget consultation document itself and also a passenger survey. As reported in last month’s Grange Now there are many implications if bus services are cut. From loneliness for older residents, access to health care, younger people getting to college and tourists connecting out from the railway stations or central Grange to the smaller villages. The increase in the number of houses proposed

for the area will of course only aggravate the problem. Looking ahead the matter of Council cut backs including the bus services will be decided at a full council meeting mid February. Whatever is agreed will then take effect in the financial year immediately following. Without doubt cutting the bus subsidies would have a negative effect for many people in the area. There have been large scale protests and petitions across the county so let’s hope the council think again.

County Matters

effect on our rural life here in the Cartmel Peninsula. I agree with these comments and I have been informed by colleagues all over the County that this is the feedback they are receiving. I hope that the Lib/Lab Administration will now listen to all our views and find savings from other areas and preserve our rural bus services. The two highways schemes which I mentioned in my last report relating to Park Road/ Esplanade and Lindale Road after consultation with the Town Council

will now be implemented by the County Highways team. I will also be presenting a similar scheme to the Upper Allithwaite Parish Council which will cover High and Low Newton and hopefully this will be accepted as well. Lindale Playground Group have asked me for help in finding funding for their last phase in the playground redevelopment on the Lindale playing fields. I hope to have some positive news for them by the time I write my next report. Regards, Bill Wearing Conservative County Councillor, Grange Division

Bus cuts - A step too far?

I would like to thank all those residents who contributed to the County Budget Consultation especially those who attended the session in the Victoria Hall on the 15th January The County Officers present were kept busy all afternoon and in to the early evening supplying information and returning forms. The main theme that emerged from your comments was that cutting bus subsidies and consequently services would have a devastating

‘Holidays For Dogs’ what it is and how it works It’s a brilliant concept that started about twenty years ago, where a dog lives in a normal home environment and gets cared for like one of the family, while their owners are on holiday.

And here in Cartmel, we have our very own ‘Holidays for Dogs’, which is run by Wendy Warwick at Top Dog Sitters Ltd (now in its fourth year). Wendy previously had the same business in Surrey 14 years ago, so understands the importance of finding that ‘special’ holiday home. How does it work? Every dog is different (as owners appreciate), so Top Dog Sitters start by learning as much about your dog as possible. Its habits, likes, dislikes and they then talk through the homes they have

available, to make sure they find the one that suits your dog the best. They arrange for you to visit, so you can make sure you think the home is ‘perfect’ as well. They have various homes available – for the active, out-going dogs and for the shy, retiring ones. But the most popular are the homes that only have one dog to stay at a time, as they get all the time and attention, and don’t have to share their holiday home with anyone else! See below for contact details.

Parish Hall Closure

After a year-long consultation process with the community, it is with regret that the Parochial Church Council (PCC) has unanimously decided to close the Parish Hall for lettings with effect from 31st July 2014. It was not an easy decision to make as the PCC knows that the Parish Hall is a valued part of the community of Grange. With several other meeting spaces in the near vicinity, however, the Parish Hall is no longer financially viable in the medium to long term. The clinic and the Cartmel Peninsula Team office will remain open in the Parish Hall building until an alternative use is found for the building or the premises are sold.

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Investment Matters By Jason Crane DipPFS AIFP

According to Nationwide Building Society the average price of a UK home increased by 8.4% during 2013. Whilst this is welcome news for homeowners (although some would argue property remains overvalued) it adds further pressure to potential Inheritance Tax (IHT) liabilities. Although property prices are rapidly rising, the IHT threshold (known as the ‘nil rate band’), at £325,000 per person is not, and is set to remain at that level until 2019. Above this limit, estates are taxed at 40%. The result of course is that more of a family’s wealth is paid in tax. For married couples or civil partnerships, any unused nil rate band can be passed onto a surviving spouse, meaning that the amount of an estate that remains free of IHT could be up to £650,000. At first sight the nil rate band appears extremely generous, and for many it will cover their entire estate value; however, it is important to remember that your estate is made up of all of your assets; property, savings, investments etc. In addition to this any significant gifts made from your estate within 7 years of death will be brought into the overall IHT calculation. For those whose estate would be chargeable to IHT; should your assets continue to increase in value faster than the nil rate band increases then only 60% of growth will remain for your beneficiaries. From income tax to value added tax (VAT), we pay tax on earnings throughout our lives, to then have to see a further 40% paid to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is far from ideal. As with all taxes, careful Financial Planning can help to minimise or even mitigate altogether any future IHT liability. You can give away up to £3,000 a year, which is known as your annual allowance, and this will be immediately exempt from IHT (If you do not use your allowance one year, you can carry it forward to the next (only one year can be carried forward)). There is also a small gift

exemption, meaning you can give up to £250 to as many people as you like. Wedding gifts up to £5,000 for parents, £2,500 for grandparents and £1,000 for everyone else are eligible as well, as are donations to qualifying charities. Gifts of cash or assets worth more than the annual allowance will also be exempt as long as you survive for seven years from the date of the gift (not quite as straightforward if the gifts are made to a Discretionary Trust). These are known as potentially exempt transfers. ‘Gifts out of income’ are free from IHT; the gifts must form part of normal expenditure, be made out of income and they cannot reduce your standard of living. Spending capital and/or income is perhaps the easiest way to reduce your estate; however, it is important to remember that your estate includes all your assets, therefore if you spend on an item of value your estate value is likely to remain the same or indeed may increase if the item purchased could be a form of investment (for example a valuable painting). Although, as noted above, there are allowances available, they may not be significant enough to have much of an effect on your personal liability. IHT planning can be very complex; however, there are many ways to reduce any future liability, perhaps even to nil, leaving more of your estate to your beneficiaries and less to HMRC. IHT is not related to age; if you think you have an IHT issue, or you are very likely to have one in the future, the earlier you start to put plans in place will determine the level of tax you could save your chosen beneficiaries.

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.

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Kents Bank Road rumpus Poor old Kents Bank Road, from Cross Street to Pig Lane,  for  years the poor relation of Grange as far as any  interest  has been  taken  in traffic management or calming, pavement widening, a crossing or any road safety feature come to that. Pedestrians and drivers both suffer. Despite trees being removed in St Charles Field - to possibly allow, as Father Parker said at the time, for SLDC to widen the narrow stretch of pavement as a safety measure, Grange Now has learnt some trees have to go back! Something to do with a planning issue apparently. Cars are parked legitimately along one side of the road (at least for an hour) but this narrows the carriageway considerably. Delivery lorries can cause havoc especially near the junction with Albert Road. Tradesmen’s vehicles  parked adjacent to the junction with Main Street at lunchtimes, to grab a take-away meal add to the mayhem.  Vehicles attempting to go in both directions at the same time cause the majority of holdups. There really is only room for one way.  So could this be the answer? A One-Way for this stretch of Kents Bank Road has been mooted before but never got further than the pages of Grange Now with a plan by the Town Council when the late, lamented Frank Brooks was Town Clerk.  Being Grange, naturally reasons against a one way included an argument about which way! Clockwise or anticlockwise and whether it should also encompass the top end to Cox’s Corner as well. (Jury still out on that). If Kents Bank Road became one way cars could still park as they do now, or bays could be created alternately along both sides of the road creating chicanes which would result in a natural traffic calming. Pavements could be widened and a crossing created

(if still necessary). Another, surely much less popular option, would be to double yellow both sides of the road which should at least ensure the car park is fully utilised. Maybe this is SLDC’s cunning plan. If that wasn’t all, the defunct British Legion premises on Kents Bank Road could become another convenience store which has raised hackles and delight in equal measures. Taking a straw poll of local mums Grange Now found that the majority supported this, especially if it was to be a lowcost convenience store.  ‘I know we have fantastic independent shops,’ said one mum,  ‘But I can’t afford to shop in them.  The convenience stores we currently have can’t compete on prices with larger supermarket chains so I have to drive to Kendal or Barrow. I’d much rather be able to shop more  economically in Grange.’ Another mum told us, ‘I wish it was an Aldi coming!’ However  it was also agreed a Booth’s store would benefit the town. ‘There is room for both,’ was the main opinion. It will certainly give all of us more choice to shop locally. Poor old Kents Bank Road. It does need a fairy godmother to wave a magic wand, maybe a bustling new convenience store could be the answer. It will no doubt  encourage more traffic, pedestrian and vehicular from the centre of town - but you never know, maybe the new store would be encouraged to pay for some long-needed improvements to our poor relation. Why not give us your opinion?

SLDC has given the company behind the application for a convenience store on Kents Bank Road, in the old British Legion premises, (no confirmation it is Tesco by the way), until the end of January to come back with some amendments to their original application regarding the siting of bins and noise level assessment. 

Simon Fawcett, planning officer, told Grange Now, ‘If this isn’t forthcoming by the deadline then the application will be refused. Of course we could be asked to extend the period which we can do. If we receive the amendments by the end of January the application will go before the Planning Committee on the 27th February.’

Mr Fawcett confirmed the application was for A1, A2 & A3 use as reported last month (shops, hot & cold food premises and professional/business premises) but said the council hadn’t been told on whose behalf the application is being made.  ‘It wouldn’t make a difference even if we knew,’ he said. ‘The application for a convenience store will be judged purely on whether it would be acceptable in that location.’

Policing Update

Please therefore moderate your speed and use the car parks, especially the one on Kents Bank Road which is now 20p for half an hour. Local residents have also brought to our attention the anti-social use of the car parks in Grange, especially in the evenings. We have been patrolling these areas much more frequently and have had positive feedback from many of the residents who live nearby.

We are living in an area that is very safe and suffers little crime. We are however keen to set up more No Cold Calling Zones and a number of locations are being looked at in both the town and the villages. You can use our non-emergency number of 101 if you want to get in touch and we will soon be having regular surgeries at our office in the Victoria Hall. PCSO 5186 Firth

British Legion planning application

We have again been asked by local residents to focus on both speeding and parking. We have arranged a few days every month when we will be out and about dealing with these perennial problems. We will be using the RADAR gun in a variety of locations and we will also be issuing parking tickets in the centre of Grange.

Donations for Dima

Keith, Kerstin, Karl & Jakob would like to thank everybody concerned for their kind donations to Dima. The £250 raised over Christmas will go a great way to support him and his family in Belarus, near Chernobyl. Dima will be coming again this July. Also thank you to our neighbours for the very kind Xbox donation!


Due to an administrative error there was an image in last month’s edition of Grange Now’s advert which should not have appeared. Grange Now design and print advert included an image of a leaflet for Cartmel Food Market which was in fact designed and printed by ‘An Eye’. We apologise for this error on our part.

Lost & Found Lost necklace

Last October a necklace was lost in Grange. The necklace is silver with a pink glass cluster pendant. If found, please call 33253.

Wedding ring lost

plain gold, lost in Grange on Monday 20th January. Reward contact 35574

Glasses found

A pair of reading glasses were found in Crown Hill car park on Saturday 18th January. If you think these might belong to you or have further information, please call in to the Grange Now office.

Key found

A silver house key was handed in on 7th January, found outside near the Grange Now office. If you think this might belong to you or have further information, please contact us.


Deputy Mayor’s Report

Norman John Bailey Norman John Bailey, Mayor of Grange, who has often been described as the ‘Gentleman Mayor’, has sadly passed away at St Mary’s Hospice. The hospice was actually one of the Mayor’s chosen charities along with Bay Search and Rescue, monies for these being raised by the Chamber of Trade events and the recent Christmas Tree Festival. Married in 1957 to Jackie, he leaves three children, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Born in Sheffield Norman moved to Morecambe as a boy and attended Lancaster Grammar and, later, Morecambe Grammar Schools. He went to Newcastle University, gaining his degree in metallurgy. After National Service in the R.A.F., Norman joined Richard Thomas and Baldwins and moved to the steel town of Scunthorpe. He then went on to be Chief Metallurgist and Quality Control Manager of an integrated steel works and was an advisor to the design team for Anchor Steel Works - the jewel in the steel industry’s crown. In the 1970’s Norman had a change of direction and went on to be General Manager of a Building Group in the town. In 1984 he and his wife moved to Windermere; the children were now grown and flown. They then built their business - Windermere Lake District Holidays, until selling in 1991. Outside work he was secretary of the North Lincolnshire scientific society. Having been a rugby player Norman then took up golf. He became a Director of Scunthorpe Golf Club Ltd and very involved in the club management. Moving to Windermere he once again became involved with the Golf Club and was treasurer for 8 years, and privileged to be Captain in 2000. The same year Norman moved to Grange and subsequently became involved with Grange-over-Sands Golf Club. As a member of Probus he became their representative on the Britain in Bloom committee in 2011. Also in 2011, he became an independent member of Grange Town Council and enjoyed being involved with many aspects of the local community. Norman had the honour to become Mayor in 2013. Norman lived till his eightieth year and lived a very full life with a large family. He enjoyed a successful career and made a great voluntary contribution in all the places he lived through sporting clubs, committees and, ultimately, as Mayor of Grange. He was proud of Grange and a true gentleman who will be missed by many.


grange now | February 2014

I am sure most, if not all of you, are aware that our Civic Mayor, Councillor Norman Bailey, died on New Year’s Day, aged 79. Joining the Council in August 2011, Councillor Bailey was the best sort of Councillor any constituent could wish to represent them. He was an astute man, diligent and careful, always questioning, always wishing to know the consequences of an action as well as the benefits. In particular, Councillor Bailey put the monthly, as well as the annual, budget and financial statements under very close scrutiny, asking questions and continuing until he was satisfied with the level of detail in the answers.

Among the many projects which Councillor Bailey was involved in was the refurbishment of the War Memorial. This he was passionate about, believing that the people of Grange should have a memorial to the fallen that they could be proud of and which would reflect the honour the town held for those named on it. Despite being unwell for some time, Councillor Bailey always attended meetings when he could, even getting Jackie, his wife, to drive him the short distance to and from the Victoria hall so that he could participate. In fact, a few days before he died he was still grilling me on the phone and in person about the forthcoming budget! Last Spring, Councillor Bailey was elected as the Town’s Civic Mayor, a duty he took very seriously. During his months in

post, he worked relentlessly in conjunction with the Chamber of Trade as well as St Paul’s Church to raise money for his chosen Mayoral charities, Bay Search and Rescue and St Mary’s Hospice. When all the accounts are completed, hundreds of pounds will be winging their way to these two local groups.

As well as being an excellent Councillor, Councillor Bailey was also a very nice bloke! A family man, he was kind, thoughtful and generous and had a quirky sense of humour. We will all miss Councillor Bailey’s thought provoking comments and questions but perhaps the thing we will miss most is his lop sided grin. Tricia Thomas Deputy Mayor.

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to so many people who have helped and supported Norman and myself through last year in so many different ways. Also to thank you for your generosity in donating to St Marys Hospice in his memory. He would have been touched by this as his Mayor’s charities were the hospice and Bay Search and Rescue. Thank you. Jackie Bailey.

Town Council Update

be sent to Cumbria County Council Budget Consultation in relation to the proposed cuts to subsidised public transport which could result in the stopping of travel grants to young people aged over 16 and the removal of bus subsidies, the result of which could severely affect the 532 service and others. After some debate, it was decided to defer any decision about the running of the Promenade Recreation Ground

for the 2014 season, until a number of questions could be fully answered. The Council draft budget was considered but full discussion of this item was deferred until after any decision about the running of the Promenade Recreation Ground was made. A further Full Council Meeting will be called on Monday January 27th at 7pm in order complete this. The next Councillor Surgery will be held on 20th February.

Road Closure

be signposted via the B5277 to Grange, B5271 Lindale and the A590. March 5 to 28: Lane Ends to the Causeway, north of Haverthwaite. Diversion via local roads. The reason is the laying of a new pipe which will run along the B5278 from near Bigland Wood to Low Wood Bridge where it will divert into farmland around Haverthwaite village and pass under the A590 before re-joining the road at

the junction of Lane Ends and ending at The Causeway. Access will be maintained at all times for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists. There will be no impact on the A590, which will be crossed by laying the new pipe inside an existing underpass. Project co-ordinator Bill Slater said the scheme was vital to prevent winter water shortages in places like Coniston, Hawkshead, Grizedale, Greenodd, Haverthwaite and the Crake and Rusland Valleys.

As a way of attempting to keep people better informed about what Grange Town Council have been engaged in during the past month, we will be including three or four key points based on items discussed or actioned at the monthly Monday evening Full Council meeting. Councillors requested that a robust reply

A public information event will take place at St Anne’s Church Hall in Haverthwaite between 3pm and 7pm on Thursday February 6. The event is being held by United Utilities to highlight the nature of road closures which will take place as follows. February 24 until March 23: B5278 between Low Wood Bridge and Bigland Hall Caravan Park. Diversions will

Christmas lights at Trevenna We were really pleased with this years display but after the first couple of

days the weather took a turn for the worse, which stayed for the whole month! We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone that visited and donated. It was

unbelievable to see cars still queuing in the middle of the gales, watching the lights going sideways! We are delighted to say donations surpassed previous years with the total raised this year being

£1800, which will all go to the NSPCC. Obviously enough incentive to do it all again next year and we think there is just room for a few improvements! Jeremy and Mandy Voakes

Friends at Christmas When Christmas Day dawned bright and clear, it was a big relief for many, not least the organisers, drivers and guests at the Friends at Christmas dinner. The URC Church Hall had been prepared on Christmas Eve and looked glorious. It was bedecked with white linen tablecloths provided by Grange Laundry, decorated with balloons from Grange Flowers, plants from Grange Plant Centre, gifts from Paragon, At Home, Cromptons and Bella Moda.  Volunteers worked hard to prepare 14lbs of carrots provided by the Co-op, a similar quantity of sprouts donated by Fletchers, the two turkeys and potatoes came from a combined effort from Fish over Chips and J Procter. Other food items came from a long list of contributors including the Lymehurst, Higginson’s, Butterfingers, Hazelmere, Grange Bakery, the Chocolate Shop, Ainsworth’s and Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Shop and Sunrise Café. Cooking started early on Christmas Day morning and the meal was served to perfection at 12.30pm. Santa arrived after the meal to hand out presents; live music, games and quizzes followed. The day ended with the Queen’s Speech. Other contributors included Davenports, Country House, Vibe, Treatment Room, Michael C L Hodgson, The

Netherwood, Postlethwaite’s, Johnson the Jewellers, Poole Townsend, Hackney and Leigh, Wilson Robinson, Robinsons and Bagot’s. It was a genuinely joyous occasion enjoyed by 46 guests who would otherwise have been on their own on Christmas Day. It couldn’t have happened without the support of the businesses of Grange and the many volunteers. Friends at Christmas Committee would like to thank everyone who contributed, both on the day and behind the scenes. Special thanks to the new volunteers, Santa and the drivers, but especially to the 46 guests who gave their companionship to others to make it a memorable day. We have already started planning the 2014 event and look forward to seeing you there! Friends at Christmas Committee

Thank you

from the food bank

We are writing to thank the churches and organisations in Grange for their generous donation of some 302.5kgs of food. We would be grateful if you would let all contributors know that their generosity is much appreciated by the food bank and those we are called upon to serve. In October, the Ulverston food bank fed 23 adults and 13 children with 283kgs of dried and tinned food along with some toiletries and other essentials. We received almost 700kg of donated food that was processed and delivered to the food bank’s warehouse in Barrow.

The Ulverston satellite food bank is well established after being welcomed into Bethany Christian Church in the centre of town, near the bus stop. We open 3 days a week, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11.OOam to 1.OOpm. The main collection point is open every morning in the Parish Church. The food bank has 21 trained volunteers who work in the drop-in, process the donations and take them through to Barrow and return with the food boxes made up in Barrow to provide a balanced diet of emergency food enough for 3 days. The next appeal for the Ulverston and Barrow food bank is on Sunday 2nd February in the Parish Hall, Kents Bank Road, between 1 and 3 pm. All items would be very gratefully received.

Britain’s friendliest business? The Pheasant Inn

Allithwaite’s Pheasant Inn has found itself in the final of a national competition to find Britain’s friendliest business. The pub, on Flookburgh Road, Allithwaite, became one of 20 finalists in the award sponsored by Liberis, one of the UK’s largest providers of small business funding. The judges noted that the Inn “really stood out” amongst strong competition. The Pheasant Inn is run by the Jones family and, if it wins

the coveted title of ‘Britain’s Friendliest Business’, the owners will receive a cash award of £10,000. The company impressed judges with its strong entry and they were particularly impressed by the pub’s drive for community involvement and good customer service.

The Inn hosts regular darts and quiz nights for locals, organises and prepares Meals on Wheels twice a week, hosts two Age Concern lunches every month and raises money for the local netball team. And, if taxis are scarce, the Jones will even give holidaying guests a lift back to their accommodation. Each finalist in the competition must now get as many Facebook ‘likes’ as possible, the number received being considered by the judges when they make their final decision. You can support the businesses on Twitter @LiberisUK using the hashtag #BFBiz and on Facebook at BritainsFriendliestBiz.


Grange Xmas Extravaganza - Thank you

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Many months of hard work and preparation by Grange over Sands Xmas Extravaganza Committee came to a magnificent culmination on Saturday 14th December. Such was the herculean effort by all involved, that President Peter Endsor was reluctant to single out anyone for praise except for a massive thank you to Paul Richardson of PSR Marquee Hire, whose free gift of a heated marquee in Kents Bank Road car park  made it all  possible on the day. The day kicked off with the rythmic accompaniment and stretched

Lycra of Tasha’s ‘Zumba dancing Flash Mob’ as they toured the town’s hot spots. Lycra of a very different kind was on display at Reg Brown’s electric bicycle stand, where the very latest locally produced cycling  technology could be examined and tried out. A very emotional moment took place when our then mayor, Norman Bailey, left his sickbed and braved the cold and damp to lend his personal support to the extravaganza, encouraging everyone as he toured the stands, with his wife and his son by his side. 

Campaigners condemnation at train ticket price hikes

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Railway campaigners are calling for better train services in response to recently increased train fares – a 3.1% rise on the average ticket. Indeed a single ticket from Barrow to Carnforth on the Furness Line will set rail users back £10.60, with peak return tickets now £11.80 a day. Chairman of the Furness Line Community Rail Partnership, Peter Robinson, said: “Certainly, in this area there’s inadequate capacity, not all stations have a good service and services are irregular. When fares are increased it should mean services are improved. He continued: “It’s a lot of money for a ticket when often people get turned away because there’s only one coach and it’s full. The one that calls at Grange at about 11am is especially bad and by that point it’s been anhour-and-a-half since the last train.”

The six monthly general meeting of the Group on the 16th of January in the Victoria Hall expressed concern at the continued damage to the Promenade sea wall following the recent high tide. Promises by the District Council, many months ago, to repair the sea wall and the broken stations and rails of the balustrade have not been fulfilled.

Fares increased across the UK at the start of January and will see ticket prices rise by an average of 3.1%, up to a maximum of 5.1%. MP Tim Farron said: “The cost of living is a struggle for many, so to be putting up rail fares is a big blow for people who have no choice but to pay, while those who do have a choice will be pushed back into using their cars. “If the cost of train travel is too much, tourists will either come by car, which is not what we want environmentally, or they will go elsewhere.” In 2010 several MPs, including Tim Farron, took a stand against rising ticket prices. Recently more than 50 Labour, Liberal Democrat, Green Party, and Scottish National Party MPs have signed a parliamentary motion calling for the re-nationalisation of the UK’s railways, which was tabled earlier this year.

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As the deputy mayor Patricia Thomas released the balloons, the weather took a turn for the worse, so visitors drifted toward the shelter of the marquee where craft stalls, 2 bars and a hog-roast gave way to ‘’Grange Has Got Talent’’ where the 4 local primary schools competed at music, singing, dancing and gymnastics. The winner, Laurence Diffey of Flookburgh, stunned everyone with his skill at the piano. The planning is now underway for Extravaganza 2014 and the Chamber invites ideas for the event from one and all.

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The Group is still waiting to find out if the District Council will be dredging the silt from the bay at the southern end of the Ornamental Pond. The condition of the ramps providing access to the toilets in the Ornamental Gardens was also highlighted along with the difficulty of opening the door of the newly renovated disabled toilet. Many sections of the garden paths are also in need of renovation as they are a trip hazard. The delivery of trees, shrubs and plants for the area cleared of bamboo is expected in February. It was good to note that the District Council has renovated and painted the three shelters on the Promenade and, thanks to Councillor Bill Wareing, the Group has been able to obtain funds to provide a seesaw in the larger children’s playground on the Promenade to replace equipment which had to be condemned. We are anticipating work being undertaken throughout the three parks during the week of the 10th February by Continental Landscapes following discussions with the District Council. The proposal to provide pictures of old Grange from the Frith Collection in the Main Street underpass has had to be deferred, for the time being, due to complicated issues between Network Rail and Grange Town Council. We do think, however, it is time Network Rail tidied up the embankment and fence alongside this Car Park, and we will make an attempt to encourage them to do so. We hope to provide a further exhibition in the library of work being carried out by the Group. Ron Shapland, Chairman.

What’s New and Exciting at the Uplands Hotel? Monday to Wednesday


2 courses for £9.95 12 ‘til 2.30PM & 5PM ‘til 8PM

Friday night is Steak Night

3rd onwards - 2 courses £9.95 from Mondays to Wednesdays 13th - Afternoon Tea with pianist, Craig Manchester 22nd - Enjoy our new menu whilst listening to singer/pianist 27th - Afternoon Tea with pianist, Craig Manchester

Thursday 20th March

2 steaks for £25 plus A La Carte menu.

Highly popular J.K as ‘Robbie Williams’

Alternate Thursday Afternoons Afternoon Teas, sandwiches, home made cakes etc. Come along and listen to our resident Pianist, Craig Manchester, former pianist in B.B. King’s Jazz Club in New York. From 13th February 2.30 - 5PM, bookings advisable.

Alternate Saturdays

Enjoy our new A la Carte menu and entertainment by a pianist/singer - blues/ swing/jazz. Starting 22nd February

Every Sunday Traditional carvery with local produce from 12.0 clock

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3 course dinner and Robbie WIlliams tickets £34.95, Limited Number Book now for a fantastic evening, dining promptly at 7PM.


8th - Music while you dine 13th - Afternoon Tea with pianist, Craig Manchester 20th - Robbie Williams Tribute 22nd - Music whilst you Dine 27th - Afternoon Tea with pianist, Craig Manchester 29th - Dave and Steve - Rat Pack Songs (2 of a Kind) 30th - Treat your mum this Mother’s Day, carvery from 12 noon. Watch for details of… Frank Sinatra tribute and meal on Thursday 17th April Neil Diamond tribute and meal on Thursday 29th May. Bookings advisable for all events.

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Healthy Steps Podiatry Clinic at Bobs Hair and Beauty

Expert treatment and advice is available for all problems related to or caused by your feet.

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Richard Vernon Personal Training Circuit Class with Kerry Tuesday mornings 9.30 United Reform Church Hall

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Diabetes and the feet

Many people with diabetes know that they have to take special care of their feet and it is important to understand how and why foot problems develop.

Over a time high blood glucose levels can cause damage to the feet by affecting the nerves and the blood vessels. Because damage to the nerves and blood supply to your feet

happens gradually, it’s important to know what to look for and how to spot the signs of any change. By checking your feet regularly you can spot the signs of any damage

Free health seminars for Foundation Trust members Members of the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust can take advantage of a series of seminars taking place across hospital sites in Cumbria and Lancashire.

Organ donation: Time to talk

NHS Blood and Transplant are urging people to consider organ donation as 65 people in Cumbria were left waiting for a transplant over the festive period. 21 people in Cumbria have received a life-saving organ transplant from a deceased donor this year. But to help save more people everyone, including the 156,058 people on the NHS Organ Donor Register in Cumbria, is being urged to talk to their families about their donation decision. A spokesman from NHS Blood and Transplant said: “Fewer than 5,000 people each year die in circumstances where they can donate their organs, so we need to ensure that every potential donor who wants to donate is not prevented from doing so because their family do not know what they would have wanted.” To register as an organ donor or to find out more information, visit:

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early. This means that you can get help quickly and can prevent the damage from getting any worse. There are a number of different things for you to look out for. Changes to nerves; tingling or pins and needles, numbness, pain, sweating less, changes in the shape of your feet, hard skin. Changes to blood supply; cramp in your calves, shiny, smooth

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Senior managers and clinicians will be featured at the seminars, which will take place at hospital sites run by the trust, including Westmorland General Hospital (WGH), Furness General Hospital (FGH) and the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) and are free for members of the Trust. The first is an interactive session at FGH on Tuesday 21st January run by Steve Fairclough and will explore medical records in the 21st century. Steve is the head of health informatics and will explore the trust’s new electronic patient record system, Lorenzo. Other seminars including: ‘Creaky hips and squeaky knees’ with Mr Matthew Freudmann, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, on January 28th at WGH and on January 30th at FGH.

Whiter Teeth

I would like my teeth to look whiter and the staining to be removed. How can I achieve this?

In order to remove staining and build up from your natural teeth you would require a scale and polish with the dental hygienist. At this appointment the hygienist will remove any calculus and plaque deposits from your teeth and finally finish off with a full mouth polish. Many patients notice an immediate result as the coffee, tea, red wine and smoking stains will disappear. We also have an air flow unit that can remove even stubborn

skin, thickened toenails, cold, pale feet, wounds or sores, pain in your feet. It is important to have your feet checked on an annual basis. A podiatrist can look for changes to your nerves and the blood supply as well as checking the shape and condition of your feet. by Judith Anders

‘Cancer: myths and reality’ by Pauline Robinson, lead cancer nurse, features all you need to know about cancer, including tips on how to reduce your risk of contracting the disease. This takes place at RLI on 11th February, WGH on 25th February and FGH on 13th March. Further seminars include an overview of hospital food, including the trust’s work with BBC TV chef, James Martin, with Barry Rigg, head of patient environment (26th March RLI; 2nd April FGH). Barry will also explore the role and value of Health and Social Care volunteers on the same dates. Places will be booked on a first come, first served basis. Register online at or telephone the membership office on 01539 716 642. Alternatively you can email your name, address, contact number plus the name, venue and date of the event you wish to attend to: Non members can join beforehand by contacting the membership office or visiting: how-to-become-a-member/

stains, if you would like to make an appointment with Smiles Dental, call 015395 34554 and the appointment will cost as little as £54.50. In order to whiten your teeth and lift the shade higher than your natural tooth colour you would require tooth whitening. Tooth whitening is a fast, simple, safe and effective way of achieving your brighter whiter smile. At Smiles Dental we offer a free consultation for tooth whitening and can provide you will all the support, advice and care required during this treatment. If you would like to secure your free consultation please call us now on 015395 34554. You can smile with confidence at Smiles Dental.


What’s On - February Sat 1st Feb Beach Hut Gallery ‘Start to Finish’ exhibition at Kents Bank Station until 9th March. Tel 35414 www. Sun 2nd Feb Popular Sequence Dancing w Graham & Bernice, Victoria Hall Grange 7.30. Enquiries 35525 Mon 3rd Feb Grange Photographic Society ‘It’s all Greek to us’ John & Barbara Smith, URC Hall, Kents Bank Road Grange 7.30pm Tue 4th Feb Grange Forum ‘The long way to the Longitude’ Dr Ian Saunders, Abbot Hall, Kents Bank 10.15am Tue 4th Feb Allithwaite & Cartmel WI ‘Chernobyl’s Children’ Allithwaite Community Centre, 2pm. Tue 4th Feb Grange Fibromyalgia & ME/CFS Friends Living Well Cafe, Thornleigh Hotel, Grange 2-4pm Tue 4th/11th/ 18th/25th Feb Popular Sequence Dancing Lindale Village Hall 7.30-10pm. Enquiries 35512 Tue 4th/11th/25th Feb Dancing Classes Allithwaite Community Centre 8.1510.15pm. £5 incl refreshments, enquiries 0796 469 3232 or 0776 2499 364 Tue 4th Feb The original Grange Book Group: ‘Edgelands’ Paul Farley & Michael Simmons Roberts. Enquiries 32574 Wed 5th /12th / 26th Feb Gentle Exercise Classes, Abbot Hall Hotel Conference Room, Kents Bank 9.1510.15am. Enquiries 07855 135 714 Wed 5th Feb Newton & Field Broughton WI ‘Old Hall Farm, Bouth’ Lindale Village Hall 7pm Wed 5th Feb Lower Holker WI ‘Aromatherapy’ Catherine Hunt, Flookburgh Village Hall 8pm. Visitors welcome £3 Thu 6th Feb Grange Art Society talk, demonstration & workshop, Allithwaite Community Centre 11am-4pm Thu 6th Feb United Utilities information event re road closure and water utilities upgrade, St Anne’s Church Hall, Haverthwaite 3pm-7pm Thu 6th Feb Cartmel Peninsula Local History Society ‘Only half a story: historical letters’ Professor Brian Wilson, Cartmel Village Hall 7.30pm. Nonmembers welcome £2.50 Thu 6th Feb Grange Methodist Church Open Fellowship Programme ‘A URC Minister’ 7.30pm. All welcome Fri 7th Feb Cartmel over 60s AGM & stall, Cartmel Village Hall 2.15pm. Enquiries 31302 Fri 7th/14th/28th Feb Parent & Child Dance Class 6.30-7.30pm & General Dancing Class 7.30-9pm Cartmel Primary School Hall. Enquiries 0796 469 3232 or 0776 2499 364 Mon 10th Feb Grange Photographic Society ‘Interpretation, Interpretation, Interpretation’ Rod & Margaret Smith, URC Hall, Kents Bank Road Grange 7.30pm Mon 10th Feb Cartmel Fell Local History Society ‘A Mansion fit for Demolition – the Story of Grizedale Hall’. Enquiries 68389, Tue 11th Feb Grange Forum ‘Mountain Rescue’ Martin Cooper, Abbot Hall, Kents Bank 10.15am. Visitors invitation meeting Tue 11th Feb Allithwaite Lunch Club, Pheasant Inn 12.30. To book 36526 Tue 11th Feb Grange Methodist Women’s Network Programme ‘Slides of the Himalayas’ Don Austin, Methodist Schoolroom 2.30pm Tue 11th Feb Grange Lecture Society ‘Namibia – Land of Contrasts’ Keith Offord, Grange Victoria Hall 7.15pm. £4/£2 (students under 18)


Thu 13th Feb Townswomen’s Guild, ‘It’s all Greek to us’ John Smith, St Charles’ Room, Grange 2pm Thu 13th Feb Grange Art Society ‘Arthur Bristow Competition’, Allithwaite Community Centre 2pm-4pm Fri 14th Feb Grange Natural History Society ‘The Natural History of the Honey Bee’ David Walmsley, Furness Beekeepers, URC Hall 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £2 Sat 15th Feb RSPCA Westmorland Branch, Pet microchipping event, table top sale & coffee morning, Parish Hall 9.30 – 12noon. Admission 20p, all welcome. Enquires 67665 Mon 17th Feb Grange Photographic Society ‘What makes a successful competition image?...don’t ask a judge!’ Alan Walker, URC Hall, Kents Bank Road Grange 7.30pm Tue 18th Feb Grange Forum ‘Fascination for Fungi’ Mike Hall, Abbot Hall, Kents Bank 10.15am Tue 18th Feb Grange U3A ‘Discovering Lakeland Villages’ Andy Lowe, former National Park Conservation Officer, Grange Victoria Hall 10.15am. Tue 18th Feb Grange Lecture Society ‘Steam Yacht Gondola’ Dennis Whittaker, Grange Victoria Hall 7.15pm. £4/£2 (students under 18) Tue 18th Feb Grange Drama Spring Play Reading Programme ‘Tea for Tommy’ June Metcalfe, Grange Institue 7.30pm. Thu 20th Feb Grange Art Society Allithwaite Community Centre 2pm-4pm Thu 20th Feb Grange Methodist Church Open Fellowship Programme ‘Local Scouting’ Barbara Leader 7.30pm. All welcome Fri 21st Feb Grange Garden Society ‘Hydrangeas’ Sheilagh Newman, URC Hall Kents Bank Road, Grange 2pm Fri 21st Feb Cartmel over 60s: talk by South Lakeland Mind, Cartmel Village Hall 2.15pm. Enquiries 31302 Sat 22nd Feb NSPCC & local charities ‘Winter Sale of Clothes & Clutter’ Lower Holker Village Hall 10-12 noon. Admission £1 incl coffee & biscuit. Enquiries 33285 or 58488 Mon 24th Feb Grange Photographic Society Print Competition, URC Hall, Kents Bank Road Grange 7.30pm Tue 25th Feb Grange Forum ‘Memories of the 2012 Olympics & Para Olympics’ Frank Jordan, Abbot Hall, Kents Bank 10.15am Tue 25th Feb Grange Methodist Women’s Network Programme ‘This is my Story’ Mrs D Wright, Methodist Schoolroom 2.30pm Tue 25th Feb – Sat 1st Mar Grange Amateur Operatic Society presents Lionel Bart’s ‘BLITZ’, Victoria Hall, Grange 7.30pm nightly & matinee 2.30pm Saturday. Tickets at Butterfingers from 10th Feb or ring 34098 to book Thu 27th Feb Ulverston Jazz Appreciation Society meeting, Malt Kiln Village Hall Bardsea nr Ulverston 7pm. £2 see Thu 27th Feb Grange WI ‘It shouldn’t happen to a Nurse’ Eileen Belshaw, Grange Institute 7.30pm. New members welcome 27th Feb Eggerslack Woods – Woodland Management, SD 406785 Morecambe Bay Nature Improvement Area Volunteer Work Parties 10am-4pm. Enquiries or 0775 377 5968 Fri 28th Feb Grange Natural History Society ‘Badgers: Scapegoats or Villains?’ Ian McMurdo URC Hall 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £2

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Priory Hotel Celebrate 20 months The Priory Hotel in Cartmel has now been open for 20 months following a major refurbishment. Gary, Julie & Stephen would like to thank all their customers who have made this a success. After a busy Christmas and New Year, there are some exciting plans for the coming months. A special Valentine’s menu has been created and bookings are strongly advised for Friday the 14th and Saturday the 15th February. New chef Michael Haines joined the Priory Hotel in November having previously worked at some of the larger hotels in the area and he has quickly become

a valuable member of the team. His new menus are now available and can be seen on the website at With breakfast, lunch & evening meals served 7 days a week, the Priory also have a Sunday Lunch menu available 12 noon 6pm. So why not treat a loved one to a Priory Hotel lunch, dinner or even a gift voucher? Just call 015395 34070 to arrange.

Valentine’s Meals at Netherwood Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and at the Netherwood Hotel we are offering the perfect romantic package to share with the one you love. Start the evening with welcome drinks and canapés, followed by a gourmet dinner, and then relax by the fire with coffee and chocolate dipped strawberries. Your meal will be accompanied by music from talented local pianist Glen Giffney, creating the perfect atmosphere for a wonderfully idyllic evening. And if you want to make a the night even more special, why not take advantage of our Valentine’s Bed


s e n i t n e l a VDay Special Menu

Friday 14th February

3 courses for £22.50pp With a complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival.

and Breakfast rate of just £60.00 per double room. The meal is just £79.00 per couple. Booking is highly recommended (a deposit of £20.00 per meal booking or £50.00 deposit per room booking is required). Don’t forget that throughout February and March our delicious traditional Sunday lunches, served 12.00 noon – 2.00 pm in our delightful, elevated restaurant with wonderful views over Morecambe Bay, are only £17.95 per person. Look out as well for information on our upcoming Mother’s Day and Easter events. Please call us on 015395 32552 for further information or to make a booking.

The Coffee Pot Open Valentine’s evening 3 course meal including glass of wine (vegetarian options)

£14.99 per head

A deposit of £10 per person is required to confirm your reservation.

Cark in Cartmel LA11 7NU Contact us on: 015395 58501

Booking essential

Aynsome Manor Hotel Cartmel, LA11 6HH

Fine Dining in our award winning Georgian Restaurant. Log fire comfort with professional and courteous service. 4 Course Sunday Lunch £18.95 2 course Dinner £23.00 Good Hotel Guide. AA Red Rosette Reservations Telephone

015395 36653

07534 385 414

18 Main Street Grange-over-Sands

Make a special date at the Priory Hotel this Valentine’s weekend

Valentmineneu’s Available on Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February in the evenings.

Pre dinner champagne cocktail followed by a deliciously tantalising 3 course menu with lots of choice for £25 pp.

Friday 14th & Saturday 15th February View our delicious menu online.

Priory Hotel The Square, Cartmel

An extensive choice of coffees and homemade chocolates. Wide selection of premium malt whiskies, cognacs and liquers. Make a night of it.

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Valentine’s night 14th February

(Fish and Chip Supper available from 5.30 until 6.30 on that night.)

We are back to normal after the Christmas rush Lunches Wednesday to Saturday £12.50 for two courses 12.00 to 1.30

Traditional Sunday Lunch

£16.95 three courses and coffee Booking advisable

Early Bird

Monday to Saturday from 5.30 to 6.30 £14.95 for two courses.

Fish and chip supper

every Friday 5.30 to 8.00 night £12 fish chips and a pud

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Society Round-up Wombelles Cancer Support Group The group had a nice Christmas lunch at the Strickland Arms. Our next meeting, on Tuesday 18th February at CancerCare in Kendal, is a Thai cookery demonstration. New members, male or female, welcome. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at CancerCare in Kendal, unless we have an outing arranged. Pop in for a chat and refreshments. For information, ring 07770 851 896. Phone checked daily for messages.

Allithwaite & Cartmel WI The first meeting of the New Year saw another full house to witness the entertainment group showcasing their various talents in song, poetry, monologues, a sketch and the highly amusing ‘trademark’ pantomime. The performances were all well received by the audience. The next meeting is on Tuesday 4th February at 2.00pm when the speaker is Olwyn Keogh who will talk to us about Chernobyl’s Children.

Embroiderers’ Guild North Lonsdale Branch This month our members were looking forward with anticipation to our book making workshop with Elizabeth Shorrock. The book had three parts; photographic pages, pocket pages and concertina pages with a hard back and an embroidered spine. Elizabeth showed us how to cut the board, cover and line to make the cover of the book. We had all brought different papers with us so the finished books would all look very different. We were given the sizes and numbers of pages with Elizabeth on hand to sort out any problems! We then made folds to the pages and, with a measured template, made

the holes ready for stitching. Stitching of the pages to the spine was demonstrated and a few of the members completed their book. The rest took them home to finish. We were all very pleased with them. All thanks go to Elizabeth for leading us carefully through the stages. The next meeting is Tuesday 4th February when we will be making a piece of Black work with Dorothy Pearce. 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.

Grange-over-Sands Golf Club Another Quiz night was held on 22nd January which was enjoyed by all who attended, there is another Quiz on 26th February so come along and test your memories and have a fun evening for £6 a head including supper. To book please call 015395 33180

At our January 2014 meeting Denis Sanderson, who is a Grange Probus member, gave a talk/slide show entitled “Malaya in the ‘60s”. Denis had lived in Malaya during that time working as a teacher. The topic touched on many aspects of Malayan culture, infrastructure and agriculture. All made very interesting and informative by Denis, who we trust will be back to tell us about more of his travels in other parts of the world. The Grange Probus Club members meet on the second Monday of each month, 10am at the Netherwood Hotel, G-O-S. The next meeting is on the 10th February 2014 with a talk on “The Canal System of England and Wales” by Martin Cooper. New members are always welcome.

The Pro has his Saturday competitions ongoing which are open to men and ladies; there is also an Open competition on 2nd February, open to members and nonmembers. It is a shotgun start at 11 a.m. followed by a meal. If you wish to play call Nick to book a tee time. Tel: 015395 35937. There is to be a Valentine’s evening ‘do’ with entertainment on Saturday 15th February, to book please call in the Clubhouse to reserve your place and pay £10 for the evening, including a 2 course meal. If you are considering joining as a member we have special offers on at the moment so please do not hesitate to give us a call to discuss your options. Tel: 015395 33180, Option 4.

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Newton & Field Broughton WI

The 2014 season began on January 13th, with the AGM, followed by presentations from members about their recent research.

The January meeting of Newton & Field Broughton WI was a busy one! After the business meeting a member gave a comprehensive explanation of the four resolutions in order that members were aware of their contents before voting for one of them. Following this, the meeting divided into teams of 4 to take part in a quiz which had been prepared by a fellow member. This was enjoyed by all the participants and small prizes were awarded to those with the highest scores. Subscriptions were paid and monies for the dinner on 22nd January were also collected. The speaker at February’s meeting will be a representative from Old Hall Farm, Bouth. The meeting will be at Lindale Village Hall on 12th February, starting at 7.30pm.


Grange Men’s Probus Club

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Grange WI Ladies enjoyed a festive feast in December at the ‘At Home’ Bistro in Grange.   We recommend the lemon meringue roulade and tiramisu desserts.  Our February meeting is on Thursday 27th at 7.30 pm in the Institute – half way down Grange Main Street – opposite Barclays Bank.  Our speaker will be Eileen Belshaw whose talk will be ‘It Shouldn’t Happen to a Nurse’.  New members are welcome to join us. For more information contact Gillian Bailey on 015395 34019 or Joanne Harvey on 015395 32932.

Cartmel Fell & District Local History Society

Mike & Nancy Houston talked about their memories of the artist Norman Lee, who was their next-door neighbour during the last five years of his life. Some of his paintings were compiled into the Society’s 2014 Calendar. Then Helen Caldwell reminisced about Crossfields joinery and boat-building firm of Arnside, and finally Beryl Offley read interesting snippets about Cartmel Fell from the British Newspaper online archive. At our meeting on February 10th, member Suzanne Tiplady will be giving a talk titled “A Mansion Fit for Demolition”, which will reveal the story of Grizedale Hall. For more information, contact the Secretary, Jeni Boothman, on 015395 68389 or jeni.

Grange Cancer Support Drop In If you have cancer or any other life-limiting illness,

or if you are looking after someone or are bereaved because of a life-limiting illness, then we can support you. We meet every Friday, 2-4pm, in St Paul’s Parish Hall, Kents Bank Road, Grange. For more information, please ring Marie on 33279 or Betty on 32035.

South Lakeland Mind During January we were warmly welcomed as guest speakers by Witherslack WI. It was an excellent evening spent discussing common conceptions of mental health issues and the kind of support we can provide. It was lovely to meet all the ladies and get an insight into the workings of an essential community group. 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: http:// www.southlakelandmind. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest news: southlakelandmind

Cartmel Art Society January is a busy month for the society. At our first afternoon session members explored techniques for creating “Wintry Effects”, and later in the month Graham Twyford and Jackie Hadwin will join us to lead our members in separate all day workshops in oil and watercolour respectively.

Grange Ramblers On Wednesday 11th December 15 walkers met on a fine day at Staveley, walked up Kentmere Valley, then over Hugill Fell. The route went to Ings, carried on past Borweck Fold and met the Dales Way then returned to Staveley. The walk was led by well known mountaineer and fell runner Ian Conway. Monday 16th December: 8 walkers set off from Ship Inn, Sandside back road, then crossing and recrossing the main road to Dallam estate and over the hill to Beetham. At Highwood the ground was muddy and slippery in parts, till we came to Fairysteps. Some took the magical steps, others took the roundabout muddy route through the woods continuing to Storth. The 5 mile walk was led by Alan Heaton. On 16th January, 10 Ramblers and 2 dogs set off from Broughton-in-Furness for a 5.5 mile circular walk around Galloper Pool and Black Moss. The walk

followed the old railway track before diverting onto the road and taking the footpath to Butterstead Wood, and on to Latter Rigg wood. Brief sunshine provided the opportunity to admire the views and have a lunch break before descending to Black Moss. The route was taken past Wall End to the start. Leader: Alec Bottomley.

Lower Holker WI Three visitors joined members at the January meeting when Mr Jack Manning told us about the ancient Fish Traps in the bay that he surveyed when they were exposed by the shifting tide. He also showed some short films from his collection. Members will be taking part in the ‘Passing on of the Baton’ which is to travel round the country to end its journey in London in 2015 for the national centenary celebrations. The February meeting will be held at Flookburgh Village hall on 5th February at 7.30pm. Catherine Hunt will tell us of the uses of aromatherapy. Competition: A Favourite Perfume.

Grange Lecture Society Gail Morecambe, daughter of Eric, the funny man of comedy duo Morecambe and Wise, spoke to the Society on 14th January about ‘Life with my Father Eric Morecambe’. Gail, who has a busy schedule giving talks about her father, showed - with the aid of some humorous anecdotes - what it was like living at home with Eric (chaotic, but great fun) and how as a young girl she coped with having a famous father (she persistently avoided telling people Eric was her dad). She spoke about how he met Ernie Wise and their close working relationship; also about her mother Joan (a great mum, devoted to her father) and her grandparents who looked after her and her brother when Joan was with Eric on tour. Two lectures take place this month: on 11th February wildlife photographer Keith Offord will give a presentation on ‘Namibia – Land of Contrasts’, and on 18th February Dennis Whittaker will speak about the Steam Yacht, Gondola. Both lectures begin at 7.15pm in the Victoria Hall. Finally, on 25th February a members’ lunch will be held at the Netherwood Hotel with serving magistrate Graham Farrell as Guest Speaker.

Grange & District Art Society A busy time for the society with an excellent turnout for the fascinating demonstration by Marianne Birkby who produced an unusual representation of a kingfisher in an industrial

Please remember: our limit for society reports is 200 words, to ensure everyone gets in. setting by means of ‘Inktense’ pastilles as the main tool in a mixed media image. On Thursday 6th February (11.00am to 4.00pm) well respected book illustrator Richard Johnson will be discussing and demonstrating his work in the morning and leading a workshop in the afternoon to practices some of his techniques on a pre-determined project of your own. Richard specialises in children’s illustrations, imagery and character design, for more information regarding his work please see www. richardjohnsonillustration. Please note that lunch is not included however tea and coffee will be available for a small cost. All are welcome; - £10 for members and £15 for visitors however spaces are limited and booking is essential. The workshop requires individual preparation prior to the event. Please contact Pat Smith 015395 35811 or Susan Page 01229 861443. In addition, our new evening venture starts on Friday, February 7th at 7.15 pm, at St Paul’s Church Hall, Kents Bank Road. We look forward to seeing you.

Grange Lions Following a short Christmas break members of Grange Lions met to discuss another successful run of Santa and his sleigh. The amounts collected on the various nights were as follows. Grange area with the pre-school playgroup: £165.75; Allithwaite with the BMX group: £225.86; Flookburgh/Ravenstown with Lions members: £178.25; Grange/Lindale with Lions members: £185.34. Donations will be made to the pre-school playgroup and the BMX group and other local Lions charities will also benefit. Our annual weekend away takes place at the end of January with a stay in Blackpool at The Cliff’s hotel. We will be enjoying each other’s company with family and friends.

Grange Garden Society The January meeting was an informal event where the members gathered to pay their subscriptions for the coming year. They also enjoyed a quiz which had been set by Hilary Price, this proved to be challenging but enjoyable. This was followed by a Jacobs Join where members had provided a most excellent buffet. We now look forward to the coming year with a programme of excellent speakers commencing on the 21st of February with a talk on Hydrangeas to be given by Newman. If you are at all interested in gardening then please come and join us in the URC Hall at 2.00pm. Full year’s membership is

only £12 and you will be made most welcome.

Grange Men’s Forum Members and guests gathered for lunch at the Grange Hotel to celebrate the 66th anniversary of Forum’s foundation. The club’s aims today are as they were when the first meeting was held – to foster friendship and goodwill and to provide opportunities to keep in touch with educational, scientific and social aspects of life. The club’s weekly lectures at Abbot Hall Hotel, Kents Bank, have now resumed. Talks during February are: 4th (in the conference centre), History of navigation from the Greeks to the Geeks, by Dr Ian Saunders; 11th (open meeting for ladies and other visitors), Mountain rescue, by Martin Cooper; 25th (in conference centre), Memories of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, by Frank Jordan. There will be no meeting on February 18th. Forum’s theatre outings continue to be well supported and three more are being organised. February 20th, Opera del Luna’s production of The Mikado at the Theatre-by-the-Lake, Keswick; March 19th, Evita, at the Palace, Manchester; April 17th, Brassed Off, at Blackpool Grand. Tickets for all three are still available. Enquiries and bookings to Donald Shepherd (Grange 33475). The club meets on Tuesdays at Abbot Hall Hotel, with coffee at 9.45am and lectures at 10.15am. New members and visitors (£2) are always welcome. Enquiries to Alan Anderson (Grange 33696).

Coffee Club In January we welcomed Janet Chapman. After working as a teacher in Blackpool, Janet went in 1984 to teach young kids in Malaysia but in the 1990’s she left the beautiful jungles of Malaysia for the concrete jungle of Manila where she taught 6-7 year olds until 1998 when she had to return to UK. Realising the needs of families working in a country with a different culture, she joined a team seeking to care for and equip such families providing encouragement, educational support and resources. Initially this involves home visits, introducing the children to others facing a similar unknown future. She helps parents and children anticipate possible problems. After they have left she keeps in touch with all 153 British children while they are abroad. When they return to UK for home leave she runs reunion camps and welcomes them back and helps them face life here where future education or schooling may be required in a Britain that

has changed much since they first left. The next Coffee Club meeting is on February 18th when Graham Jones will talk about his 2000 mile walk of discovery round Britain’s coastline. Coffee at 10.15am at Abbot Hall. Everyone welcome.

Grange & District U3A Grange and District U3A sends New Year best wishes to all in the Grange area and hopes to see a good proportion of our friends and neighbours at our meetings and activities during the year. We are 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 interest groups of which there are more than 30. The special events held over the Christmas and New Year period (film night, murder mystery meal, seasonal special meeting) were popular and successful. The interest groups continue with their activities and are planning programmes for 2014. There is something for all tastes and interests, whether your passion is for the sedentary and cerebral (mah jong, history and bridge), the creative (crafts, music and photography) or the active (walking, snooker and geology). Come and sample what we have to offer. Information about

Grange and District U3A can be found at www.u3asites., in a ring binder in the resources room of the library and in leaflets at the Tourist information Office.

Townswomen’s Guild Because there is no meeting in January, members enjoyed a ‘TG at Home’ at Sylvia’s with nibbles and drinks in front of a roaring fire.

Grange & District Photographic Society

There is a change to our programme in February. Because Liz was suddenly called away to family in America, John Smith will give us a presentation. He and Barbara have enjoyed many holidays in Greece so the title is ‘It’s All Greek To Us’. Visitors are very welcome to join us on Thursday 13th February at 2pm in the St Charles Room for this talk. The Luncheon Club will go to the Brown Horse at Winster on Thursday February 27th. Please let Sylvia know if you wish to go and get details. Enquiries please to Sylvia on 32215.

Society meetings resumed in January with the visit by Adrian Almond who gave an impressive presentation of landscapes, seascapes and other material; Paul Williamson  delivered a fascinating account of his travels across the North American Frontiers very ably illustrated with prints and the month ended with DVD/ members  presentations. On 3rd February Society members and confirmed Grecophiles John & Barbara Smith bring sights, sounds and some history of the Greek islands with “Its All Greek To Us” presented in AV form. On 10th Rod & Margaret Smith from Yorkshire revisit with “Interpretation”, exploring ideas for expressing the world around us in an individual way. On 17th Alan Walker ARPS EFIAP EPSA DPAGB presents his “What makes a successful competition image?” using both successful and not so successful entries made to international and top competitions. The 24th is our Annual Print Competition, also to be judged by Alan Walker. All starting 7.30pm at URC Hall, Kents Bank Rd, Grange. Non members most welcome - admission £3.00.

Grange & Cartmel Neighbourhood Forum The next meeting of the Grange & Cartmel Neighbourhood Forum will be held at Cartmel Village Hall on Tuesday 11th February 2014, starting at 7.00 pm. Details of the agenda will be circulated nearer the time. Funding is still available for Community Grants, but completed applications must be received by Tuesday 28th January.  To check if your project would be eligible for funding and to get an application pack please contact Kelly Alty viakelly.

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Sports in our Community... Fitness at any age can help you stay in shape over the course of your life and, luckily for readers of Grange Now, there are plenty of sports teams and activity groups in your area. Being part of a sports team is a positive step for your health and happiness. It’s time to dust off your kit - which will you join? If you are part of a local sports team or activity group and feel you’ve been overlooked, just get in touch with your details. We would be happy to let our readers know all about you!

Allithwaite Bowling Club

Pictures This page going clockwise Grange Ramblers out enjoying days walk Grange fell golf club Castle Head field study centre Facing going clockwise Bigland Hall Riding Club Allithwhaite playground Cartmel Valley ‘Lions’ Baseball Club Lower Holker Football Team, This photo, taken around 1950, shows the long tradition of local sports clubs in the area. Here we have the line up of the Lower Holker Football Team, courtesy of Frank Lomas. North Lonsdale Lawn tennis club

Located off Quarry Lane in Allithwaite, the Club is a very friendly and welcoming one. We currently have 7 teams playing in various leagues and divisions. One of these teams is particularly aimed at beginners to crown green bowling. In addition to the league games we hold several Club Competitions throughout the season and we also hold regular informal Round Robin competitions; usually one per month on a Sunday, these round robins also include a Jacob’s Join. These are always popular as it is a friendly afternoon of bowling and socialising. We would like to welcome anyone who may be interested in bowling, to contact either our secretary Gillian Yates on tel. 01539 824203, or our Chairperson Alan Balderstone on 015395 34323. Alternatively turn up at the bowling green on our registration day Saturday March 1st at 2 - 4pm to speak with club members, and, weather permitting, have a try at crown green bowling.

Cartmel Football Club Maybe you are a member of a sports club that we have missed on this feature. If so, send us a picture and a short article and we’ll try and get it published in future editions.


This is the first season we have entered three teams into the North Lancs league and what a success the decision to form the third team has proven to be! Under the management of Liam Appleby they currently sit second in Division Four. The second team, managed by David Cowperthwaite, are doing equally

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well having only tasted defeat once in Division One so far and currently sit in third place with cup interests still on two fronts. The first team under the leadership of Cartmel veteran Paul Airey are also sitting in third in their league, the Premier Division, and are still in the league’s Senior Cup competition - after a poor run of form in October the first team results have started to pick up and we were even awarded the North Lancs team of the month for December. Training is currently held on a Wednesday at Dallam School on the 3G, 7pm start, with new players always welcome.

Crown Green Bowling Did you know that coaching is available for crown green bowlers, whether new to the game or more advanced players? The British Crown Green Bowling Coaching Scheme provides qualified coaches who will help you to improve your standard.

Many local clubs have already used the scheme much to their advantage, so why not join them?

Contact Alan Beaumont (BCGBA Coach and County Coaching Officer) on 01524 761038 or alan. for further details.

Lindale School Offers a variety of sports clubs; some running continuously through the school year and others

are offered in separate blocks for specific sports. Clubs are fully inclusive and are limited only by the age-groups to which they are offered. Currently we have Games club for Y4/5/6 children, Football club for Y3 – 6 children, Multiskills club for Y1/2/3 children running weekly throughout the year, and two Gym club sessions for this half term. During the year additional activities will be offered in short blocks to enable children to practise towards competitions e.g. High 5 Netball, Key Step Gymnastics, and Quicksticks Hockey.

Grange-over-Sands Golf Club Golf really is good for your health. You’ve probably heard the saying that golf is a good walk spoilt but playing golf really can bring you some impressive health and wellbeing benefits. It is a powerhouse of all the core ingredients that doctors recommend for optimum physical and mental health and wellbeing. So why not give golf a go? Here at Grange Over Sands Golf Club there are opportunities to do just that without committing to membership or buying expensive equipment. We’re holding taster sessions at the Club, with expert tuition provided by our PGA Professional, Nick Lowe. These are absolutely FREE! For further details contact the Club on 015395 33180 or visit the website Discover for yourself the benefits of golf!

Grange Fell Golf Club Grange Fell Golf Club is a magnificent 9-hole golf course set on the slopes of Hampsfell, above Grange-Over-Sands. Looking down the Cartmel Valley with Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland fells in the distance it has a view second to none. The 9 holes are a challenging test of golf with a par of 70. The Club is noted for its friendly atmosphere and camaraderie between members and visitors alike. More details can be found about membership or hiring the club room by visiting our website www. or calling in at the club.

Grange Ramblers The Ramblers www.ramblers. is a national charitable organisation which promotes walking – particularly health related – and is dedicated to maintaining access to public Rights Of Way; Grange Ramblers is your local group.

You are welcome to come on any of our local walks as a “taster” and we will be very pleased to welcome any new members. Details of our current walks programme are available on the Grange library notice board. Contact: Tel. 015395-31785.

North Lonsdale Lawn Tennis Club Our newly re-laid courts have settled in well, thanks to the generous funding from United Utilities after the damage sustained in 2012. A new small club pavilion will shortly replace the current, rotting, 30 year-old structure. This is expected to be in use early in the new season. The winter programme is very active with adult club sessions on Sunday afternoons, evening floodlit sessions and afternoon Vets matches. Starting in the early spring, there will be an open club session on Saturday afternoons for beginners and nonmembers. This is a good opportunity to try your hand at tennis without committing to joining the club. Contact: David Houghton if you are interested in joining these enthusiastic juniors. Previous playing experience is not necessary. Tel: 015395 34933 / 07443469273, or e-mail:

Allithwaite Archery Club We are a small, friendly group who meet on a Sunday  morning from  10.00 am to 12.00  midday, weather permitting, at Allithwaite Playing Fields, which is just off Quarry Lane, Allithwaite. 

The group has a full range of equipment for use by beginners, or you can bring your own equipment if you have shot before. I am a qualified leader and can teach all the skills required so that you can enjoy your time with our group. Children from age 8 to 16 years are welcome

but must be accompanied by a parent. Total cost is £1.50 per session. If you require any further information about our group please call me, Philip Pascall, on: 015395 36207 or email:

Local Riding School Bigland Hall are encouraging new and lapsed riders in the saddle using the ‘Take Back The Reins’ – a series of riding lessons that reach new skills and give confidence on horseback in a relaxed and social environment. The British Equestrian Federation launched the tailored series of lessons under its London 2012 Legacy project ‘Hoof’ that aims to get more people reaping the benefits of horse sports. Soaking up fresh air, toning muscles, forging new friendships and building a relationship with a horse are just a few of the many benefits of riding. It is never too late to start or re-discover a love of horses. Don’t just take our word for it; give it a go for yourself!

To book your place please contact Zara Myers Cumbria Rural Academy, Bigland Hall, Brow Edge, Ulverston Cumbria, LA12 8PB. Tel no: 015395 30333 or look online: www.biglandhall. com

FSC Castle Head Castle Head field centre near Lindale is part of the Field Studies Council (FSC) The FSC is an independent charity receiving no statutory funding; we therefore rely on fees paid by our visitors and on the

generosity of donors, trust funds and grant bodies to finance our activities.

Castle Head is primarily a residential centre and includes a Georgian house built by John Wilkinson the Ironmaster. Our main area of activity is working with primary and secondary schools from all over the UK and beyond, providing Geography, Science and ‘EcoAdventure’ (a mix of environmental and outdoor adventurous activities) to complement all stages of the Curriculum. University courses at all levels are also a major part of our work. In addition we work with organisations such as Rotary, youth orchestras and the National Citizen Service programme delivering personal development courses. We also run day visits for local schools, Cartmel Community Adult Education Centre and groups such as the Brownies.

Cartmel Valley ‘Lions’ Baseball Club The club is based at Cartmel Priory School, where we have our diamond and facilities. We field 3 youth teams and an adult team in the BBF Northern Leagues. Boys and girls from 6 yrs -16yrs. Training takes place during the summer term, every Thursday evening (from 6.30 pm) with home and away games played most Saturdays from May to August. Adult league games are on Sundays. We attend tournaments held between the North West clubs every year. We also provide winter indoor sessions. New members always welcome 6 yrs and over.

Lower Holker Football Club c1950

Back row, left to right: John Wilson, Syd Banks, Bill Townley, Rupert Foxon, Jack Lomas, Arthur Cowperthwaite, Archie Wilson. Front row, left to right: Fred Dickinson, Dick Burrow, Robert Hill, Bob Davis, Norman Cavin, Freddie Miller. Photo credit Frank Lomas

Allithwaite Playground Committee Last year was such a fun year for the Committee and the local community, with lots of wonderful events, including the Spring TableTop Sale; the fun-filled BBQ in the Park; and the Hallowe’en disco. We are especially thankful to the incredibly generous support of Pat Brooks, who shaved her head last summer to raise an enormous £500 for the playground. We are humbled by her kindness.

The park continues to be such an important hub for the children in the village, who come in droves to the park after school every night in the warmer months. With your support we have been able to repair the Trim Trail and the swings this year, which are so well loved and well used by the local children. We are so grateful to everyone in the community who supports this essential and cherished playspace. We always welcome fresh faces to the Committee and to the mowing rota, so if you feel like doing something rewarding and fun for the kids in your community in 2014, please contact Mandy Freewoman on 33523.


Church news

St Paul’s, Grange

St Paul’s was delighted to welcome guest preacher Rev Celia McCulloch to the service on Sunday, 12th January. As part of the church’s Ministry of Healing, Rev McCulloch told how Jesus was baptised by John and through that baptism the spirit of God came down giving Jesus the power to heal. She explained that the ministry of healing is about comfort and peace as we open ourselves to God so he can make us whole. She asked us to come in prayer on behalf of others, those whom we knew or knew of, of places where there were wounds to heal and to

St Charles

Christmas and New Year over for another year. Resolutions made – and broken! We look forward to the lengthening of days and, hopefully, less rain. Even the ducks, if there were any, would, I’m sure, be fed up! Christmas services held no disasters and were well supported, as was the Mass welcoming in the New Year. Closure of St Cuthbert’s has faded into the background. Only 4 suggestions for future use have been put forward. The June Baker concert was a great success. A full house

We are pleased to announce that Rev McCulloch will be the guest speaker at the Women’s World Day of Prayer service being held this year at St Paul’s church on March 7th.

During January, St Paul’s was glad to be the recipient of the Cross of Unity from Churches Together in Grange and District. This wooden Cross is moved around all the different churches in the

thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Many thanks to St Paul’s for the use of the Parish hall for the mulled wine and mince pies, which rounded off the evening perfectly. £500 was raised for the Rosemere Cancer Centre. ‘Put it in a safe place for next year’. Naturally when ‘next year’ comes round, everyone has forgotten the ‘safe place’! The lot of the Grange Hotel pre-Christmas – the crib cannot be found! What will cranky old Fr Parker say? Fiona’s grandmother saved the day – her long ago knitted crib figures came to the rescue. However, a prayer to St Anthony & St Jude (hopeless cases) proved

Grange United Reformed Church

On Saturday 11th January 2014 at 2pm we had an Induction Service welcoming Rev’d Martyn Coe to the Churches of the South Lakes Group, which comprises of Grange, Kendal, Sedbergh and Carver (in Windermere). The Moderator of the North West Synod, Rev’d Richard Church, led us in worship and introduction and Alison, Martyn’s wife, led us in the singing. During the service, a friend and colleague of Martyn’s, the Rev’d Dr Peter Stevenson, from the Crossway

Grange Methodist Church

On the Sunday prior to Christmas, the URC Church Choir joined forces with the Methodist Church Choir in Grange, and presented a programme of Christmas music and readings, ‘Down the Ages’. Afterwards, the choirs and congregations shared fellowship over tea and coffee, in the schoolroom. At the Christmas Morning service in Grange Methodist Church, there were many visitors, and the minister’s family lit the Advent Candles. Then the Rev Joe Daley had various items connected with Christmas and challenged us to think about where the items, representing a tradition, had originated. The offering was for the charity, ‘Action for Children’. The new session of Grange Methodist Church Open Fellowship began with the Rev Joe Daley as speaker.


ask in silence as we held these people and places in love before God. After the Eucharist, many members of the congregation went into the Lady Chapel for healing. It was done in silence and proved to be a new and very moving way to ask for healing.

area to represent the unanimity of our Christian faith.

At the January Parochial Church Council meeting it was decided to continue supporting our three chosen local, national and international charities for a further three year term. Consequently, we have been able to send amounts of £900 each to Springfield House, the Church Army and US (formerly USPG). In February the members of the Church Council will spend their annual Away Day in Kendal where they will spend time in reviewing the Mission Action Plan and set objectives for 2014. This year, in addition, an assessment of the church buildings will be undertaken.

the answer – the ‘lost’ crib was found in time! Well done the Grange staff.

New Sanctuary lighting was in place in time for Christmas. The leap in faith has been a great success. Many thanks to Kentsford Designs for their advice, speedy delivery and fitting. An excellent job – for years to come, hopefully. Two deaths over Christmas reminds one of our mortality.

The Parish Social Committee’s Christmas dinner at the Grange was very successful and thoroughly enjoyed by all. The Men’s Group enjoyed a very interesting talk by Dr Phizacklea – on male illnesses!

friends from all over the country. It was so good to meet everybody on such a very special occasion. It was evident how much hard work and organisation had gone into the preparing of such a spiritual and rich service, with delicious refreshments and fellowship after. We thank everyone who played a part and helped in any way to make this service of induction and welcome so special. We ask for God’s blessings on Martyn, Alison, Simon and Rebecca as they settle into the Grange Manse, begin their new life, get to know us all and enjoy the beauty of Grange and the South Lakes.

His interesting talk covered fictional characters who were superheroes, whose actions helped ordinary people. The most famous was Superman, but also interesting was Spiderman and Robin to name but a few.

films of Superman. The link for this talk was people in the Bible who had done great things for others; obviously the most famous was Jesus Christ.

Country Crafts Shop Albert Mews (Opp. Post Office) Grange-over-Sands Knitting wool, Needlework kits, Haberdashery, Papercrafts, Art materials, Cards, Gifts, Toys, Games Knitting circle meets every Sat AM

Tel Pat on 015395 38850


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On Friday, February 28th at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall a Beetle Drive has been arranged together with a Fish and Chip supper. This promises to be a fun-filled evening so to ensure you don’t miss out, please write your name on the list at the back of church to reserve your place.

Saturday 11th January was an afternoon to forget! Although I was visiting two elderly sick parishioners, I forgot completely my acceptance of an invitation to attend the induction of the Rev Martyn Coe at the URC. My abject apologies to Rev Martyn and the URC parishioners. That was not all, however. On returning from my visit to the sick, I called in to ‘At Home’ with a friend, for a cup of coffee. Having enjoyed a pleasant conversation with two gentlemen from Abbot Hall, we duly departed without paying! My sell-by date has indeed passed! I look forward to my forthcoming holiday!

Church, Elephant & Castle, treated us to a sermon of joy and insight into Martyn’s ministry to date. Mr Norman Burnell presented Martyn with a Bible as a welcoming gift from the South Lakes Group of Churches and the Rev’d Nick Ash and Rev’d Tony Wells presented a copy of the Ecumenical Declaration of Intent. This is the written Intention, as said in the service, which is so beautifully put for us all: “Together, by God’s grace, we will work and pray for the visible unity of the church in the way Christ chooses.” The Church was full. Over 170 people came, not only from Grange and the South Lakes, but also family and

In the 1930’s two Jewish men had published cartoons, which later became

Changes are in the air for St Paul’s branch of the Mother’s Union. Meetings will still be held on the first Wednesday afternoon of the month in the church meeting room with guests speaking on a variety of interesting topics, but as from this year the branch will come under the chairmanship of the Deanery Mother’s Union President.

On Saturday evening, 18th January, the Open Fellowship members invited others to join them in a New Year Party, in the schoolroom. This was

I am always interested as to why baptised Catholics cease to practice their faith, and I invite any interested person willing to discuss their reasons to contact me (015395 32731) sometime in early March (am on holiday during February). Knowing reasons might help one to reflect on what I, as Parish Priest, could possibly do to help. Also, if it is many years since you ‘rested’, you will find a different Church today. Anyway, I simply make the offer. God bless. Fr P. PS: To be intoxicated is to feel sophisticated, but not be able to say it.

Picture: Rev’d Dr Peter Stevenson, Rev’d Sarah Moore, Rev’d Martyn Coe, Rev’d Richard Church.

fun and the games and quizzes were organised by Stanley Harrison. Glenda Clark arranged the supper which was a Jacob’s Join, and the table sported some lovely refreshments, contributed by those who came.

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Arts & Music Prom Art Indoors

Prom Art’s main events will continue on the Prom in Grange during 2014 ‘ last Sunday of the month ‘ April to September. We are also looking at hosting some indoor events in the Spring and Autumn.  If you are a current exhibitor or are thinking about becoming an exhibitor then please come along to our Welcome Event on Wednesday 5th February at the Cumbria Grand Hotel at 8pm. The Prom Art Committee will be there to explain about future events. Refreshments will be available. To book a place or for more information, please contact the Prom Art Chairman, Peter Nightingale, or phone 07751 087 292. And don’t forget to look at our website for more information about the coming season and any extra events

Grange Drama

Recently June Metcalfe, author of ‘Tea for Tommy’, came to talk to some of us about her latest play, set in August 1915 at Preston Railway Station. Given that plans for WW1 events are being planned throughout the UK, we are delighted that she has given us permission to hold a public reading of her new work here. Readers may not know that the Preston Pals have finally been recognised and are commemorated by a plaque at this station. Our second reading of ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ was recently performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and seen by drama members, Jim & Florence Robson, who were delighted to find Charlie Russell in the cast of this 1920’s whodunit spoof. She appeared in Grange Opera’s pantomimes as a youngster whilst her mother Fiona acted with our company. She too is well remembered for her portrayal of

the Duchess of York (the late Queen Mother) in a play about the abdication of Edward VIII. What chance connections. Lastly Charlotte Jones’s play ‘Humble Boy’ is a wry, witty and very funny portrait of middle class England set in a garden. Grange Drama has a penchant for “stage gardening” and you have only to look back to some of our recent Alan Ayckbourn productions to know that.

We have some new group members starting in January and some spaces if anyone else aged between 9 & 11 years would like to join us. We have a new venue: we will meet at Cartmel Village Hall on Wednesdays, 6.00pm till 7.15pm, from January the 8th. Contact Adele on tel: 36650.

Masquerade Drama Group

We performed at The Old Vicarage for the residents and also at Allithwaite School for the whole school. The audience enjoyed booing the villain and cheering the hero.

Rusty Bullets Charity Gig

Leven Valley support group for St Mary’s Hospice are proud to present Rusty Bullets music to suit all ages - on Saturday March 1st 2014 at Greenodd Village Hall. Tickets cost £7.50, including a pie & pea supper, but please be aware that tickets are limited. Doors open 7.30pm to 12 midnight. There will be a licensed bar and raffle, etc. Come along for a fun night out and support your local hospice. All proceeds to St Mary’s. Tickets are available from: Dot Crabtree (015395 30132); Sylvia Chadwick (015395 31685); and Marion Wilson (015395 31779).

The Royal Opera House Live

The Vue cinema, Barrow in Furness, will be screening live the Royal Opera’s Don Giovanni by Mozart on Wednesday 12th February at 6:45pm, and the Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty on Wednesday 19th March at 7.15pm. The Vue Cinema can be found behind Tesco, parking is free. Tickets are £15 each. Tel: 08712 240 240 or visit: roh to book.

Grange & District Amateur Operatic Society

The unquenchable spirit of wartime Britain, the highs and lows, comedy and tragedy, is being captured by Grange Amateur Operatic Society on stage in the Victoria Hall, Grange, on Tuesday 25th February - Saturday 1st March, nightly at 7:30pm plus a Saturday matinee at 2:30pm. This lively show, written by Lionel Bart of ‘Oliver’ fame, is set in the east end of London in 1940, and really tells the story of those war years lived out in Britain during that time. With well known songs and even ‘Vera Lynn’ (well, in voice only!) making her mark. A strong cast of experienced players are supported by thirteen local children - recruited from the ever popular local panto’ - playing evacuees and really getting into the mood of the 1940’s childhood experience of evacuation, gas-masks and all! Do come along and re-live your memories of that period of history, or experience it for the first time, air-raid sirens included! Tickets are obtainable from ‘Butterfingers’ from Monday 10th February or by telephone: 015395 34098.


School Reports Acorn Montessori School

After a busy autumn term culminating in a Christmas party and performances of their nativity play for two local nursing homes, Allithwaite Primary School and their own families, the children at Acorn Montessori Nursery School enjoyed their Christmas break.

Cartmel Priory School In early December, a business called ‘Quirky’ was involved in the Young Enterprise Christmas Trade Fair at the Westmorland Shopping Centre in Kendal, along with other South Lakeland schools.

This term we have lots of exciting things planned – we will be looking at winter with all things cold and we may be the only people wanting snow! Chinese New Year will follow with the Year of the Horse. The children will be making their own fans, red envelopes and a huge dragon for the classroom and will look at how the festival is celebrated and enjoy a celebratory meal.

Allithwaite Primary winnings to benefit community

Allithwaite Primary School, which was recently awarded £3,000 for IT equipment, plans to bridge the generation gap between pupils and elderly residents by sharing newfound IT knowledge. “The youngsters will use the tablets in lessons and then pass on what they’ve learned to older people in the community,” said head teacher Brian Jones. “We want people to be able to use our school more.” The school was one of two across the county chosen for the maximum £3000 award from Lloyds Bank, thanks to the votes of local people. In addition, the school’s PTA also donated £1,000 towards the scheme, which will pay for a further seven tablet computers. The plan is now for staff and pupils to hold coffee mornings in school at which pupils would take it in turns to demonstrate their knowledge. Transport will also be provided to elderly people who wish to take up IT lessons.

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Cartmel Primary School one of the best in the country

Cartmel C of E primary school has been ranked in the top 10 performers in the country. The national league tables found Cartmel C of E primary to be the sixth best from measurements of reading, writing and maths ability. The tables measured the percentage of pupils who achieved level four or above in reading, writing and maths between the ages of seven and 11. Other high performing primary schools locally included Arnside, Windermere’s Goodly Dale, Heversham St Peter’s, Holme, Selside, Storth and Lindal and Marton. South Lakes MP Tim Farron has congratulated pupils, parents and teachers: “In South Lakeland we are lucky to have so many good schools but Cartmel Primary really have gone above and beyond. I want to pay tribute to Sarah Firth, her staff, the pupils and their parents for their wonderful achievement.” Grange Now spoke to headmistress, Sarah Firth, who gave her response to the good news: “I am delighted that the hard work of the whole school has been recognised. The league tables however don’t tell the whole story. The most important aspect of our school is that all the children are happy and want to learn; they make fantastic progress during their time with us. This is down to the dedication of all staff who know each

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Lindale Pre-School Nursery

The Nursery has had a great start to the New Year and has welcomed four new arrivals lately. There are changes afoot at our School House building with the start of work on our small garden area—a new fence is already up and there are plans to revamp the space with lots of equipment for play and education in time for the warmer weather. The Nursery has also moved into the digital age with the purchase of a new Hudl tablet, on which children can play counting, reading and writing games. Some of the children are already proving themselves more au fait with tablets than their parents!

child exceptionally well, ensuring any gaps in their learning are quickly identified. High expectations mean that our children are continually challenged and have access to an

which includes a web-cam, instructions, figures and a backdrop. The kit costs £10 and they come in fairy tale and monster themes. The kit was designed by Emilio, pictured below receiving the award. Products are available from Quirky HQ at School if you are interested in finding out more. Thanks to Grange Rotary for their support in sponsoring the Young Enterprise Programme, which runs for a period of 12 months. The project forms part of the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness course, which prepares pupils for later life by developing a range of skills.

Our topics for the term include winter weather—though unfortunately it’s been in short supply at the moment! Undaunted, children have been painting lots of snowy pictures, made a 3D snowman and learnt about the Antarctic and its penguins. The animal theme has continued with a safari project and a Nursery trip to the South Lakes Wild Animal Park to learn more about exotic creatures and their habitats. Next up on our imaginary jet-setting tour of the world is China, when we will learn all about Chinese New Year, followed by the Caribbean and its great food, and France. For any more information about the Nursery or to enquire about places for your children, call 07977 203 513 or email lindalepreschoolnursery@

enriched curriculum that meets their individual needs. The support from parents, governors and the local community is greatly appreciated.”

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

Dear Editor, I have a polite request to drivers in Grange. When you are attempting to park your cars along busy Kents Bank Road, in your rush to grab a free space, would you mind not mounting the kerb with no regard to passing pedestrians?  If you struggle with parallel parking, or with parking safely in general, perhaps you could spare 20 pence to park in the car park? Today outside the Co-op, where the pavement was very busy, a driver drove forwards and mounted the kerb, well on to the pavement and only narrowly missed my two young children who were skipping happily along, chatting about Christmas.  Unfortunately this is a frequent event, particularly along the stretch between the deli and the co-op.  Today I really thought my youngest son was going to be run over. I was so shocked and busy comforting him that I forgot to write down the registration number of the car. Please be assured that if this happens again, I will be reporting any offenders to the police, after I have politely pointed out your wholly inconsiderate and dangerous behaviour. This time an accident was narrowly avoided, but Christmas could have been very different for all of us this year. Name and address supplied.

Dear Editor, I would like to thank everyone who helped me after my fall downstairs at Victoria Hall on Saturday 7th December when I was going to see the pantomime. Also a big thank you to the children of the pantomime for the plant they sent me. I have now made a full recovery and I have my plaster off my broken wrist. Mrs J. Garnett, Lindale

Dear Editor, Could you please explain to dog owners who are leaving dog poo lying around the implications of children picking the stuff up, or stepping in it and it getting into their eyes or mouth. Maybe they’d think more about leaving it behind. I am a new resident to Grange and disgusted at how dirty it is with the stuff. I was walking along Kents Bank Road last week holding my 1 year old daughter’s hand as she walked along with me, she suddenly bent down to pick something up, it was dog poo, left by the owner of a dog. I walked up Allithwaite road yesterday and there is an absolutely massive one there on the pavement not far from the school. A guy shouted back to me to watch out for it as either the pram or my daughter would have gone in it. It must have been a pretty big dog, but it’s so naughty and making me quite angry. Just before Christmas, I took my daughter to playschool at the nursery school on the playing fields. There must have been a poo on the path as someone accidently walked a fresh one into the school all over the floor/carpets where the babies play with the toys, putting them into their mouths. What is wrong with people leaving this filth around? Every day we go for a walk to the band stand park and we come back with dog poo on her shoes, my shoes or on the pram wheels. One time she jumped up onto a bench it was on her shoe and then went all over her trousers and onto her hands. It’s disgusting. Do people not care about young children or even the community? The streets of Grange are lined with it.  Dog poo can cause blindness. It happened to a lad I was at school with; he rubbed it into his eye and hasn’t seen out of that eye since. Is there anything we can do as a team to sort these people out? I’ve lived in Spain and Morocco for the last 14 years, where there are hundreds of stray dogs mooching about, and you don’t see dog poo like you do in this lovely small town. I’m sure it will affect tourism too. Name and address supplied.

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Dear Editor, I attended the Town Council meeting on Monday evening and was dismayed to learn of the council’s intention to alter the Tourist Information Centre, for the purpose of making the area into an office for council staff. The Tourist Information area would then become a small 2m wide corridor. The whole of the Cartmel Peninsula relies on tourism and the Victoria Hall is the only centre providing this service. The 10 largest businesses in the Peninsula are all tourist-based. They provide work for all manner of local trades people. We need therefore a strong tourist presence in the area and we were indeed lucky to have it staffed by dedicated local volunteers (unpaid) who gave it a personal touch. The cost for the alterations were spoken of £17 thousand pounds! No plans were available for the public to look at and yet 6 members of the Town Council voted for it, and there was only 1 abstention. Surely the Victoria Hall is a listed building and any alterations are subject to building regulations and should reflect the quality of the building. How is such an expense to us, the rate payers, justified when the budget is already overspent and the cost will have to come out of the limited reserves. Judith Shapland, Grange


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THE OLD VICARAGE NEWSLETTER Allithwaite, Grange-over-Sands

Greetings from everyone at the Old Vicarage. We’d like to take this opportunity to send you good wishes for 2014.


During October the residents painted bird’s nest boxes and the gardeners put them up. At Halloween the residents carved some very impressive pumpkins, which also meant we could have pumpkin soup that day. During the month several residents made foam keyrings with Andrew.


We held our annual Bonfire Night Party on November 5th with lots of food, friends and fireworks. The residents made the guy over several days, making papier mâché masks for him and Ellen & Margaret sewed on hair and sideburns. At the start of the month another entertainment group visited, Music for Health. They sang and danced and played music instruments. We also had a professional therapist start coming in on 9th November to teach residents Tai Chi!


Residents made lots of decorations for the Christmas trees. They painted pine cones and made star decorations that hang on the tree in the conservatory. Christmas baking involved making delicious Xmas truffles and mince pies. The pies were so good we made them twice! We had lots of visits including from Allithwaite Primary School whose children came and sang carols. Allithwaite Montessori School performed their nativity play for us and the Masquerade children’s drama group also came and impressed everyone with the their latest show.

Ace Puppets came to visit The Old Vicarage. They will be coming back to the New Year to help residents Flookburgh Brass Band came on 8th make their own puppets. December and put us in the spirit with some moving music. On Christmas Eve we had the panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, at tea time the residents picked the winning raffle tickets for our Christmas raffle

Ellen and Margaret clearing out those pumpkins Over several sessions into November the residents painted and decorated jam jars to use to put small candles in for the bonfire night party. A new entertainment team, Worldwide Dream Productions, came and sang songs from the 1940s, they dresed in military uniform and provided a rousing show.

We had our annual Residents’ Christmas Party on the 10th December. Our cooks made a wonderful buffet and we were entertained with carols and songs. On Christmas Day, Santa Claus gave out the presents The Old Vicarage and staff had bought for the Is that the Rockets red glare residents. The residents had a great in the background? meal made by Kath with turkey and Andrew organised flower arranging all the trimmings with wine and sherry with residents and at the very end of and a lovely Christmas pudding with the month, residents planted hyacinth rum sauce. bulbs in jars so they could watch them grow.

On a sunny 24th October residents, accompanied by staff, went to Holker Hall for an afternoon tea organised As November came to a close by Age UK. There was a brass band residents began to make Christmas decorations for the Old Vicarage. and lots of food. At the end of the month Patricia, Ellen and Annette went with staff to Age UK Christmas Party at the Forthcoming Events the Netherwood Hotel. There were carols by local children. Folksy Theatre The Choir ladies, who had been away Coming in January in October, returned in November Professional Singer and in fine spirits. We had classic war Yvonne Patterson songs and carols later in the month January to get everyone ready for Christmas.


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The Old Vicarage currently has a few vacancies, if you would like to come and look around or want some information please ring on 015395 33703.

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Fancy a new F-rock? Look who’s just opened: F-rocks Boutique Ladies’ Dress Agency! We are already offering an array of high-end high street and designer wear. Whatever you are looking for - whether it’s tops, bottoms, dresses, shoes or accessories - we have something for everyone, including casual and evening wear at bargain prices. So come on ladies, take a look in your wardrobe now – got something you will never wear or have stopped wearing? Bring it along to us, we will sell it for you and you can find something else new too! Here at F-rocks Boutique we act as a third party, selling clothes, shoes and accessories for ladies who simply don’t have the time to do it themselves. All designers welcome from Vivienne Westwood to Laura Ashley and Monsoon, all we ask is that items are in excellent, saleable condition – laundered and with all the buttons etc. Your very own local dress agency,

Well Christmas came and went in a blur, so now as they say - ‘New Year, New Look’ - and that’s what we’ve done here at ‘Bobs’. It’s been make-over central for the salon and our clients. The salon has a new look which has inspired our clientele to change their look too, long to short, red to blonde or a bit of everything!!! Shellac with foil, gel or acrylic extensions, blow drying lessons (sounds simple but makes a huge difference), curly blows, straightening techniques, it’s all going on here at Bobs. Fancy a change you won’t regret??? There’s no better time to visit ‘Bobs’ for a free one to one consultation to get 2014 off to a great start. Love Al xxxxx 129 Station Road Cark in Cartmel

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F-rocks Boutique, has opened at Stafford House, Kents Bank Road (in the old opticians). Jo and Kath welcome you Monday to Saturday, 10am till 4pm (winter hours). So pop in, have a browse and a chat, and get your wardrobe refreshed. Your beautiful items will be on sale for 6 weeks; any unsold items, if chosen not to be collected, will be donated to the North West Air Ambulance, F-rocks chosen charity to support. We are also fund raising for this by taking part in Sunday’s Zumbathon - more activities to be announced! Contact us on 015395 34320 or Facebook

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Adult Education We are now starting in earnest our brochure for September 2014 and invite people to send in their ideas for courses. If we can find a tutor with the expertise to deliver it, we will endeavor to translate your suggestions into local courses. We have postponed the Beginners Pilates class as we are short of 3 people for viability and propose to start it on the 24th Feb at 9:00am. We have a number of Saturday workshops in February, all on the 1st February which includes Caring for People with Dementia, Family History and how your computer can help with a genealogy search, a Painting in Watercolour workshop at Sedgwick with Bob Henfrey, Music Improvisation workshop, Making Music on your Computer and a Silversmithing and Enamelling workshop at Cartmel School. For those who enjoy more active and physical pursuits we have a Pilates Master Class with Sue Hotchkiss on Saturday the 8th Feb, suitable only for those who have some experience in Pilates and an Alexander Technique and

how to live with your computer workshop on the 15th with Michael Hardwicke. Are you currently dealing with a bolshy teenager and find difficulty communicating effectively with them? We have a one day workshop Helping Troubled Children and Teenagers: Key Tools and Techniques on the 1st Feb which will look at effective therapeutic communication with a child or teenager in terms of “what to say and how to say it,” and how to undertake difficult conversations. On the arts and craft front we have a number of exciting workshops which include a Glass Fusing workshop on the 1st Feb at Marilyn Hale’s own studio, a Crochet and Chat workshop for those who have done some crochet in the past but wish to refine their skills from the 15th to the 29th March, How to Do Batik on the 1st Feb and a Rag Rugs workshop on the 8th Feb both with Caren Threlfall and a Paint in Acrylics workshop with Peter Threlfall on the 1st February. We have postponed our Buying and Selling on eBay

weekly class and plan to start that the end of Feb but we still have spaces available, so declutter your house or acquire some new treasures at a fraction of the cost! If you love cookery and your New Year’s Resolution is to eat more healthily why not sign up to our lively cookery classes with Julie Woodburn who will be looking at wholesome wholefoods and stimulating the creative juices on what can be achieved, starting 5th March. If you do photography now and have some knowledge, but would like to improve your technique why not sign up for our weekend landscape photography class aimed at those beyond beginner level, due to run 8th and 9th Feb at Grange Hotel. As well as improving your photography you might be planning your big day as a Christmas proposal and we have a workshop designed to take all the stress out of those wedding plans, led by Susan Oliver who has years of experience in helping people to make their wedding day special. This workshop will run on the 8th Feb. We are taking names for

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running classes which we Naval Expansion 1558-1912 hope to re-start again in taught by Rob Martin who March, once it is a bit warmer. is equally enthusiastic and We aim to run another knowledgeable, starting 26th Beginners class and also one Feb. for those who have taken the Jude Godden introductory course, looking at more ambitious runs over Adult Education Manager Cartmel and Ulverston varied terrain. If you fancy getting to grips with a “meaty” intellectual topic why not challenge yourself and your beliefs and enrol on Moral Philosophy, due to start 25th February. Topics covered will include, ‘is CALL 015395 36323 a massacre justified if it TO ENROL NOW! brings a war to an end’; NEW CLASSES STARTING IN Feb 2014 ‘is there such a thing Beginners Pilates 24/02 as objective morality Caring for people with dementia – 01/02 and if so, how is it to be Buying and selling on eBay – Starts end Feb grounded?’ Moral Philosophy- 24/02 Finally we have some Family history – how your computer can help local history classes 01/02 coming up, the first Wholesome wholefood cookery-05/03 taught by the highly Intermediate landscape photography w’end engaging local historian -08/09th Feb Robin Webster, which How to plan your wedding—08/02 will look at the local Pilates Masterclass-08/02 history of this Peninsula Alexander technique-how to live with your from the 12th century to computer – 15/02 the present day using Improvisation workshop – 01/02 primary sources and his Painting in Watercolour w’shop-01/02 extensive repertoire of Silversmithing & Enamelling -01/02 anecdotes and Heroes, Pirates or Fools: British

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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. UKCP Reg. Appointments in Allithwaite. Tel 015395 35760


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 PSYCHOTHERAPIST & HYPNOTHERAPIST Karyn Segers – UKCP member. Clinical Hypnotherapy, Attachment, Re-parenting & Inner Child Therapy, Regression & more. Appointments Kendal, Ulverston, Cumbria & South Lakes. Tel: 07729 265 369. Email:

dental practice

Smiles Dental We provide high quality dental care close to home! Dental health is important, let us maintain your smile Both early and late appointments available Now registering new patients To book an appointment Tel: 015395 34554 or email:


Travels to you. All aspects covered. From pulling to leadership issues, Martin Gleadow. Tel: 015395 63567 SPECIALIST IN RESCUE REHABILITATION & SOCIALISATION Wendy Senior - Kennel Maids 0776 176 7344 WWW.P4WS.CO.UK SEE US ON FACEBOOK

Dog Grooming

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

Dog Walking

D O G WA L K I N G - S O C I A L I S AT I O N - 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

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

Dry Cleaning

Lindale Post Office. Offers available. Call in for details. Tel: 32231

dry stone walling

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.

Furniture Restorers

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

Furniture Reupholstery

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

Gardening Paradise Gardens Your local, friendly & reliable Gardeners Think Paradise for all your gardening needs 015394 37721 or 07500 454 599 GRANGE GARDENERS for GARDEN MAINTENANCE & DESIGN Extensive plant knowledge We maintain gardens all year round Call Michael & Elizabeth Thornborough 015395 32118 (leave a message if out) FERNLEIGH GARDEN SERVICES all aspects of maintenance, lawn care, complete clearances, tidy ups, planting, tree work, painting, hedges, pressure washing, waste removed. College trained, call George 0779 686 7762 or 015395 32756

Garden Services

DJ Dixon of Grange Gardens maintained to the highest standards, mowing, hedges, trees, pressure washing, overgrown gardens cleared - no job too big. Fully insured. For a high quality service with an outstanding reputation. Mobile: 0771 320 3609. GARDEN MAINTENANCE, grass/hedge cutting, weeding, pruning, treework, dry stone walling. 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 high quality, professional garden maintenance. Grass cutting & strimming. Trees, hedges & shrubs pruned. Fencing, patios, planting & garden tidy-ups. 15 yrs reliable experience. 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 GARY SEYMOUR LANDSCAPE specialist. All types of garden work incl grass cutting contracts undertaken, commercial and domestic. 40 yrs experience, reliable 0793 203 5531.

General Maintenance

PAINTING, DECORATING, Tiling, joinery. No job considered too small, all work to a very high standard. Contact Brian Jackson Mob: 0791 786 5296.


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

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

Handyman Services

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.

Holidays for Dogs

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


Holiday Home to let in central Grange. Sleeps 8+cot; 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms Ideal for family reunions/visiting friends! Contact Sarah & Richard 01539 536292

House Clearances

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


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


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


HARD LANDSCAPING fencing, walling, block paving, flagging, paths, patios, driveways, ponds. Free estimates, all work guaranteed. Call Martin Eland 015395 59472, mobile 07821 260 730. 10% off Jan+Feb!

Laundry Services

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 Therapy

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

Mastic Asphalt

Flat Roofs, Valley gutters, Balconies, Flooring & Paving. Tel: JR Ellwood Ltd., 015395 68306.

Mobile Hairdresser

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

Monumental masons

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

Nursery School

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


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

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

PAINTING & DECORATING 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


PAINTING & DECORATING 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 LADY PAINTER & DECORATOR all jobs considered. Grange area. Ring Fiona 07985 592 463 David Hodgson Painter & Decorator Over 25 years experience Free Estimates 015395 34438

Paths drives & Patio Cleaning

John Nottingham Grange 34904, or visit


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

power washing

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


BUILDING SERVICES stone facing, water mains and drainage. Pressure washing, painting. Free estimates, all work guaranteed. Call Martin Eland 015395 59472, mobile 07821 260 730. 10% off Jan+Feb!

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


REFLEXOLOGY & REIKI HEALING Reflexologist, Reiki Master Teacher – Karyn Segers Reflexology, Reiki Healing & Workshops, Transformational Workshops, Hot Stone Massage & more. Appointments Kendal, Ulverston, & South Lakes. Tel: 07729 265 369, email:


UPVC or wood frames, doubleglazed 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 and Window locks. Installation & Repairs. Call for advice and quotation. Grange Security and Electrical Services. Tel: 015395 35032. Prop: Bill Corscadden.


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


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 V i s i t s A v a i l a b l e . w w w. g r a y r i g g e . c o m e-mail: TAKE CARE INJURY & SPORTS THERAPY CLINIC Grange over Sands. Specialising in the treatment of Sciatica, Muscle & Joint injuries, Back problems, Shoulder problems, Sports Massage, Remedial Massage, Injury Rehabilitation, Soft tissue injuries. FHFST (Fellow of Health, Fitness and Sports Therapists). FICHT (Fellow of the International Council of Holistic Therapists). ATLM (Association of Therapy Lecturers) Contact David A Jackson on 015395 83592 mobile 0787 961 8911


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

Plumbing & Heating

Situations Vacant

CHEF’s ASSISTANT with kitchen experience required to help in busy Café Restaurant in Grange. Flexible working hours. Apprentice also considered. Please contact Dave at Cappuccino’s on 015395 34079

Stone Walling

Bradley Reeve Landscaping, stone walling, patios. Tel: 015395 58221 or 07788 688427.


General/caravan/BOAT storage. Lawler 34136. CARTMEL. Storage available in recently refurbished barn. Secure & private location. Tel 015395 34290


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

Tai Chi

FOR STRENGTH & VITALITY.Mondays 7.309pm. 6 weeks £30. Beginners taster £5. St Paul’s Parish Hall, Kents Bank Road. Info Graham Dyer 58132

Tiler & Plasterer

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

Porcelain Restoration

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


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 MATHS or engineering tuition at GCSE and above 07966 435 093

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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


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 OLD STAMP ALBUMS collections, accumulations etc. (collectore not dealer) Tel 015395 34482

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

Situations vacant

Prom Art is Hiring…

Prom Art is recruiting stewards for our 2014 season of art and craft events held on Grange Promenade and in our indoor venue at the Cumbria Grand Hotel.

The role involves • Marshalling traffic • Advising and assisting exhibitors and visitors • Staffing our Information Point • Helping in any emergencies We are looking for up to 10 people aged 16+ who are reliable, and confident when talking to people. You also need to be fit enough to walk along the Prom or up and down stairs several times during a shift. Payment is £7ph on a freelance basis. Training and equipment are provided.

Please contact the Prom Art Chairman on or telephone 07751 087 292.

Clerk to Governors Required Leven Valley C.E. Primary School

The Governors wish to appoint a wellorganised, enthusiastic person to provide administrative support for the governing body. • 48 hours per year • Prepare 6 meetings through the year • To start as soon as possible • Single Status Pay Grade BS2A • £14,880 per annum pro rata For further details and application form, please contact the school office, by email or download details from our website. Closing date for applications 4pm on 14th February 2014


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

Free for Sale next deadline is Monday 17th February, subject to space. Single items max £200, in writing to our offices or e-mail: and supply name and address Morphy Richards Bread Maker white, only used once £40ono 58174 Floor standing bathroom corner unit, chrome w 3 glass shelves, as new £12. Felt backed beige carpet, as new 4m x 4m £85. 33702 Disney Princess kitchen £18. Various ELC eg Happyland Village, Little Touch- Leap Pad, Rocket, Moon Buggy Electronic till/card machine £3 - £10ea. Large wooden & plastic castles incl figures £8 ea. Charlie & Lola Wooden Playhouse incl 3 play sets, wooden figures £5 Thomas the Tank Engine train set & computer £3-£5. 34799 Railway themed magazines, large amount incl Steam World issue 1, Steam Railways, Steam Classic & a few British Railways Illustrated £60. 58008 2 large mirrors 46.5” x 36.5” incl frames, beveled glass, as new £45ea (cost £85ea). 32630. IKEA 3’ pine single bed w mattress, excellent cond + 2 wooden underbed storage boxes £50. Ekornes reclining leather swivel chair, burgundy £50. Stanley wood 2’6” sideboard unit £20. Pine bench seat 3’6” w storage under seat £20. 4 brown leather dining chairs £75 together (cost £100ea). 35627 Brown leather 2 + 3 seater settees, good cond £150 pair. 58593 Red Stagg Junior Drums £50ono (cost £250). Single bed w matress, light wood Bensons for Beds, as new vgc £60 33962

business for sale

Business For Sale

Photo Strut and Folder Makers (retirement on health grounds)

Interested ? Contact David Carter

015395 32815

Unit 2 Station Yard TO LET

Grange Town Centre Shop /Office to Let

Situated opposite the PO in an excellent location. Reception area, main room, rear office, wc & kitchen (shared) Lease negotiable. £80 pw. Available from end of February. Tel 07740 174 537

lineage 28p per word + VAT Colour lineage 38p per word +VAT Semi display from £10 + VAT Contact us for inside back page and front & back page advertising Building Services

David Rockliffe General BUILDING LTD

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

Carpentry & Joinery

car servicing & repairs

Painting & decorating

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

015395 33515 locksmith

Steven Lycett

All Lock Problems Solved

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

Tel: 015395 36962 Mob: 078 1597 8998


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

please call for any enquiries and for free quotes

T: 015395 32135 M: 07747 145 766

Also double glazed units into wood and aluminium Peter Moorby 5 Mill Close Cark in Cartmel Cumbria LA11 7PB

Red Painting & Decorating All aspects of decorating including wallpapering

Des Irwin 015395 36288 07771 636 842

Tel: 07971 053 791

Specialists in UPVC

9 Westcliffe Gardens, Grange over Sands


Chris Shawcross

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

25 Years Experience Insurance Backed Warranties Professional and Reliable

Tel: 015395 58214 Mob: 0789 969 0259

01524 730666 or 07772 884690

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

David Postlethwaite Ltd Carpentry & Joinery

New Window and Door Installations Existing Window & Door Repairs

• Painter & Decorator • 30 Years Experience • Exterior & Interior • Free Estimates

Eden Mount Road, Grange Freephone: 0800 783 1104 Mobile 07886 831336 The o Locksmnly it based inhs Grange

Replacement uPVC

roofing joinery & Building

W.G. Brownlie Joinery & Building Contractors

• 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

Tel: 015395 60673 Mob: 07810 602999


Your local reliable roofing service Specialising in all aspects of roofing incl. Natural Slate

• • • •

Slate & Tile repair Chimney Work Guttering Ridge tiles

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Re-Roofs Lead Work All Felt & Fibreglass flat roofs. Wood & UPVC Facia Boards

Brambles, Church Walk, Flookburgh

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

Aerial Specialists

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.

Tel: 015395 59035

T. Dixon

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

Registered Velux window installer

Grange: 015395 35635 Mobile: 07770 303033 Email: Free Estimates 27


plumbing & heating

DB Driving

A.Tyson Plumbing and Heating

Deborah Black ADI, Dip DI

•Friendly, patient, lady instructor •Tuition tailored to your needs •Confidence building & pass plus T:01539 722777 M:07977 542853

painting & decorating

We build locally Top Quality...

Over 20 years experience

Discounts for O.A.Ps

Gas Central Heating & Bathroom Installer

Cleaning out gutters. Tel: 07732 362 186 Great prices for interior work or external staining

Corgi Registered

C.K. Mills Painting & Decorating

• High Quality • Friendly Service • • Reasonable Rates •

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

Tel: 015395 35983 Safe driving – an investment for life

Free Estimates Tel: 015395 32761 Mob: 0796 7384114

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

David Melling

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

Electrical contractor From individual sockets to full rewires

Locally established with over 40 years experience.

Tel: 34063 or 35425


Miniheat Ltd.

Fibreglass Flat Roofing System Tel: 07900 435409 015395 35201

. LOG A N I.RQuality Joinery & Building Services No VAT on labour

Mobile: 07712 556904

Tel: 015395 30370



A Star Taxis

Caravan & Boat Storage

2 devonshire place, kents bank road, grange-over-sands

All airports and Seaports covered Local & long distance runs available Hospital Appointments

Moor Lane, Flookburgh




P & J Bushell

Lake District Mobile Locksmith

Plumbing & Heating Engineer

T: 015395 34775 M: 07821 813 062

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

Seaports, Stations and Airports

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

Call for a quote/estimate Tel: 015395 68170 Mob: 07827 481 922

Ring Paul or Joan Tel: Flookburgh 58901



Glazing & Joinery Service

Economical Taxis Ltd

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

Mobile: 07805 862 658

07764 609 387 / 015395 58126

015395 32053

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

Stewart Hadwin 015395 31096

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M: 07920 117 047 T: 01229 587419

Now wIth Two Cars

Plumbing and Heating Engineers - Gas Service and Repair - NG/LPG

The Grazers



ry See our display F Delive coming to Ulverston Auction Mart Take a look at what we can do...

Est. 1968

Your local choice for all building & roofing work

• 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


Adrian A. Turner Ltd

Hodgson Builders

• Log Stores • Oak Mantles & Fire Surrounds • Bin Shelters • Caravan Gas Bottle Stores

The local service you can rely on

No Call Out Fee Prompt, friendly service

Mason K night David Melling & Partners

T: 015395 33640 M: 07776 360190 Email:

Plumbing & Heating Engineers

joinery & building


General Carpentry For all your property restoration & maintenance needs. 25 yrs exp.

Wareing & Son

wood storage

Tony Hudson


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

Grange’s Premier Private Hire Taxi

07772 340831 Lakes tours - A day at the races Airport transfers Shopping trips - Hospital visits

Illustration by David Boyer

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