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A Letter from the Editor


What a busy month! New Mayors for Ulverston and Dalton, and a new website for Dalton & Ulverston Now.


The Ford Park Community Group


A Fresh Look for the Lantern Festival


A wall worth building


Friends of Lightburn Park

By next week the election will be over and then we can get on to the serious business of summer; and what a summer it promises to be with festivals and shows galore, myriad local events and sunny days out to enjoy.


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We would also like to celebrate the local police with Sgt Rupert Johnson taking positive steps to support families in our area to bring up responsible young citizens.

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The Ford Park Community Group many people, volunteering at Ford Park is a lifeline because they get to be in a peaceful, supportive and nurturing environment with time out to figure out ‘what next’. There are two basic trading arms at Ford Park, the cafe and the gardens. Mostly people who volunteer work in the gardens, which now includes the shop and nursery, but occasionally, people do volunteer in the cafe too. Typically, there can be anywhere from 5 to 30 volunteers on any one day depending on the availability of the volunteers and the needs of the park.

The Ford Park Community Group initially came together in the 1990s to ‘save Ford Park’ for the community of Ulverston. The small group of self-organised volunteers were determined to make sure that the grounds were available to anyone who wanted a place to sunbathe, play football or frisbee, have picnics, let children run around and generally enjoy some open green space in the centre of town. Although the main objective is still to secure the future of Ford Park for the enjoyment of the community, there is so much more on offer and the social enterprise has become a wonderful oasis for visitors and a refuge for the volunteers who help to keep the park running. Without the volunteers, it would be impossible for Ford Park to meet the relentless financial demands associated with the upkeep of the fields and buildings. Equally, the volunteers benefit from their time at Ford Park too because the staff ensure that it is a truly symbiotic relationship in which individuals who volunteer are valued and given training, the opportunity to learn new skills and (if appropriate) time and space to prepare for next steps in their job search. Ford Park have a clear social inclusion policy in the recruitment and selection of volunteers and this has resulted in a rich and eclectic team of people who contribute to the running of the park. Ford Park volunteers have and do come from all walks and stages of life including retired professionals, people of all ages who are ‘between jobs’ and people with many kinds of life challenges. For

There are a diverse spectrum of jobs that people can choose to do including: horticultural activities, engaging with the public, retail, creative projects and skilled and specialised community projects. Not only do the volunteers learn new skills from the staff at Ford Park and outside experts, but they also bring their own experiences and talents to the table and everyone gets a chance to learn from each other. Some stay for a few weeks or months, others for a number of years, but no matter how long people stay, everyone contributes to the Ford Park story. The volunteers at Ford Park benefit in so many ways. For some it is as simple as enjoying pleasant tasks, making new friends and having social interaction. There are also health benefits from having structure to the day and week, being physically active in nature and being in a socially positive environment. For others, the programme helps them to move forward with new skills, boosted confidence and self-belief and some practical support with preparing a C.V. and applying for jobs.The opportunity to gain new certificates in things like horticulture, first aid, food hygiene and the John Muir Awards can also help to fill in gaps in the C.V. too.

Being part of a community such as this is priceless, especially in this day and age where so many people are only connected to others through a computer or phone. Anyone can become a volunteer at Ford Park all you really need is a desire to be involved. So if you are interested and would like to find out more, you can call to arrange an informal chat with the volunteer manager who is called Cat on 01229 588164 or email her on



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A Fresh Look for the Lantern Festival Volunteer organisers are gearing up for this year’s Lantern Festival on September 16th. The theme is ‘Outer Space’, so maybe we can Committee, Chris Nelson, said, ‘Safety is expect anything from stars our primary concern, and we are liaising to a Klingon Bird of Prey. In a with the police and business owners to change from previous years, ensure the event doesn’t cause issues’. the festival will finish with a The four processions will set off as usual ‘street party’ in the town centre, and meet at County Square at about 8.30 from where the fireworks, set pm. The combined procession will move off from a new location, will through town, then disperse around the be visible lighting up the night centre, with lanterns being displayed in sky. It is hoped that this finale County Square, Market Street and Buxton Photos are courtesy of David Finchett, will help town centre businesses Place car park before the fireworks begin at become involved, and also about 9.15 pm. Look out this summer for the new programmes address safety concerns arising from difficulties at the entrance which will give all the details for the original and best lantern to Ford Park last year. As the chair of the Lantern Festival festival in the UK.

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Ulverston Town Council have launched their Courtesy Toilet Scheme with a map showing the businesses which are happy for people to use their facilities. In the town centre these include Costa Coffee, the Virginia House Hotel and the Red Rose Club, while further out the railway station and Ford Park Coach House Cafe and Bistro are participating. Meanwhile the Market Hall toilets are having a long overdue facelift, with the town council and South Lakeland

District Council funding the work, in order to provide free public conveniences of a good standard whenever the Market Hall is open. While the gents are closed, the ladies and disabled toilet can be used and vice versa. It is hoped that the Courtesy scheme and Market Hall toilet refurbishment will provide a better standard of facilities for locals and visitors, since the only public convenience, in the Gill, incurs a small charge. Opening times for businesses in the scheme vary, so please pick up a map from the Town Council offices or information points around the town.

Build On Build Up - adult learning It is never too late to build on and update your skills. Helen Edmunds, of the local Community Learning & Skills (formerly Adult Education) has just ran a couple of courses targeted at the over 50s with the objective of updating CVs, job searching online (and offline), understanding and researching social media sites for work, writing cover letters and more. Helen is proudly confirming that, from the first course earlier this year, more than 50% of the learners are now in work! The success rate has been equally encouraging for the following courses Helen is teaching. The courses, called Build On Build Up, are over four full days and taught in conjunction with Kendal Jobcentre. Rosemary Harrison, who took part in Helen’s first course this spring says “ For me it was about believing in my own abilities and made me realise that I do have worth, and am a valuable member within the work market.” Caroline Duncan, another learner says “Being on the course with Helen and the ladies and gentlemen of a certain age helped me realise I was not the only person to be unemployed and feeling no longer wanted because of our age. The course helped build self-esteem and regain some self-confidence in myself giving me the drive and determination to approach employers and put myself forward with confidence in my own ability.” Caroline continues “It helped me to move forward and approach each challenge with confidence to let my personality carry me through, eventually securing a job and having two more job offers. Never give up on yourself grab every opportunity with both hands. Take the offers of help even if you don’t think you need it as in the end there is someone there even if you just need to talk.” 01539 713257

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A Wall Worth Building Many walkers will have noticed the ruinous state of one side of the iconic structure often known as the ‘Great Wall of China’ enclosing a stretch of footpath on Little Hoad. The Civic Society has been keen for a while to restore it to its former glory, so that children today can have the same memories as slightly older people of this sheltered route between two open spaces. After being contacted by the society, Tony Breakell of the Drystone Walling Association of Great Britain has kindly agreed that he and other members will take on repairing the wall as one of their community projects. The work will take place, with the permission of the

farmer, on the weekend of 12th and 13th August, but will not interfere with the Hoad marathon races which will take a slightly different route. However, if you are on Hoad either to encourage the runners or just taking a stroll you are welcome to come along, watch members of the association at work on their traditional craft and ask any questions. Although the association will do the actual walling, the Civic Society will need volunteers to help in retrieving suitable stone from the field beforehand. There will


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Friends of Lightburn Park Update

As reported in the September issue of Ulverston Now last year, the Friends of Lightburn Park (FoLP) have made great strides in improving the park and promoting harmony between its different users. Their recent update shows that this progress is continuing, with the wildlife-friendly area now enhanced by a new specially planted bed, bird boxes built by Sir John Barrow school and an impressive 5 star bug hotel made from pallets. Park information will soon be displayed on a new notice board being made by Adult Day Services, paid for by the FoLP and a donation from Cllr Bishop-Rowe. With the support of the PCSO’s and residents of the five streets around the park, who keep an eye out for any disturbance, anti-social

behaviour has been greatly reduced, and successful fundraising means that two new goal posts will be arriving. UVHS pupils have now created the designs for different graffiti on the skate park, and there will be a spray day in July after exams are over. The next step for the FoLP, who work endlessly behind the scenes gardening and looking for funding, is to raise money for a Multi-Use Games Area to replace the old tennis courts. In spite of signs indicating where dogs are not allowed, dog-fouling can still be a problem, but the FoLP, Neighbourhood Watch members and responsible dog-owners have been identifying and reporting offenders to the PCSO’s and SLDC so that enforcement officers can take action. The FoLP and Ulverston in Bloom have worked together since 2014, and it is hoped that the judges of Cumbria in Bloom this year will recognise all the hard work which has gone into making Lightburn Park the lovely space it is today. If you have a spare hour or two to become a volunteer/member of FoLP and make a real difference to your community, contact .

Great la’al WalkFest

Helped by the fine weather Ulverston WalkFest organisers have reported another successful year with numbers increasing year on year. Participants came from near and afar - Finland, Australia, London, Holland, the Midlands and Lancashire. Peter, 81, who came all the way from Pembroke in his caravan, went on a walk every day for a week. Themed walks, such as the Copper Mines, Iron Age to Iron Mine and Mining Cists and Cairns, continued to be popular and walkers who attended the Rusland Moss walk were rewarded with a wonderful display from the Ospreys. The most wellattended walk this year was the Herb Walk with Sarah Atkinson from The Medicine Garden in Ulverston. Ulverston WalkFest organisers are keen to keep the walk fees as low as possible so everyone can enjoy the benefits of the walks. Ulverston Town Council helps to keep the fees low with annual financial support for this popular local festival. Images from this year’s festival will soon be available on

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CancerCare, a local charity that supports people affected by life limiting conditions in South Lakeland and North Lancashire, has set up a bigger base in both Ulverston and Barrow. There has been a CancerCare massage therapist based at Furness General Hospital

for 16 years but there has been a gap in the community. Now, CancerCare is offering their massage and counselling services at the Trinity Church Centre & Hindpool Community Centre in Barrow as well as various locations in Ulverston. Rachel Minshull, Barrow development officer for CancerCare, said: “CancerCare have been in Lancaster and Kendal for over 30 years. Last year the trustees undertook research to assess the need for our services in the wider community in the Furness area. The research came back positive and the trustees put the money together and, with the help of funding from The Sir John Fisher Foundation, created my post to develop the service here.”

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By 2016, Premier Inn had realised their promise and raised £7.5 million for charity, The Great Ormond Street Hospital. Perhaps Ulverston’s charities can benefit from such experienced fundraising credentials. “Progress on the site has been good since the start of works in March, and we’re hoping to open early next year,” said Michael Low of Camargue UK. Nick Johnston, the Acquisitions Manager at Premier Inn said, “We’re excited to have started work on this site, where we

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Extension proves a hit at local pub The new extension at the Black Dog in Dalton has proved to be extremely popular amongst locals. Owners, Mark and Christine Corkill are delighted with the public reaction of the new bar, which opened last month. The renovation, which took a few months to complete, has seen the bar repositioned into a more suitable place, freeing up further room for a dining area. “The new bar has made our life a lot easier”, Mark said. “Previously the bar was situated in the centre of the room, so it became really congested quite easily”. “Now we can have people drinking at the new bar, whilst others can sit down. We are very pleased with how it’s turned out”. The pub had its first real substantial event since the renovation, with a 3 day beer festival on the 26th, 27th and 28th of May, with live music and food provided each day.


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To be or not to be...concrete

Welcome to the new Town Mayors!

In April, Barrow MP John Woodcock informed South Lakeland District Council that he shares the concerns of his constituents about the proposed building of a concrete batching plant in Lindal. However, Highways England offered no formal objection other than recommending “conditions be attached to any planning permission that may be granted”. Mr Smith, clerk to Lindal and Marton Parish Council, has summarised that all six relevant local authorities and the majority of local residents have expressed disapproval to this proposal. He reiterates the requirement of “exceptional circumstances” in order for the council to deviate from its Local Plan. “There is a very democratic reason why the Local Plan should be accorded great weight.” After 10 months of continued communications between residents, councils and government officials the decision date has now passed. After all the proposals, planning applications, assessments, surveys, reports and responses resulting in 278 documents on SLDC’s website, how will their decision affect the people of Lindal and the A590? SL/2016/0600

On the 15th of May a new Town Mayor was elected by Ulverston Town Council. The new Mayor, Cllr. Paul Smith has been a town councillor for six years, and will be supported by the new Deputy Mayor Cllr. David Webster. Cllr. Ann Thurlow was elected new Town Mayor to Dalton with Newton. Welcome to both our new Mayors and thank you to the outgoing Mayors. Ulverston Town AGM - Bright Stars At the Ulverston Annual General Meeting Mark Wilson, the outgoing Mayor, celebrated the year with presenting donations to local organisations to distribute the funds collected for Mayoral Charities. Children from Croftlands Infants School came to the AGM to give a wonderful presentation of their “Bright Stars “ project. ‘Bright Stars’ is a project aimed a developing entrepreneurship and community involvement across Cumbria. In Ulverston the Oxley Group is mentoring primary school pupils to take on smaller business projects, and see them through to completion. The children then select charities to receive the monies they have raised. Oxley Group Manager Jayne Moorby, together with Croftlands teachers explained how the project successfully raised £633 from a £50 seed corn grant.


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In recent years the Sir John Barrow Cottage, in the hamlet of Dragley Beck on the southern edge of Ulverston, has been unused and empty following the winding down of Heritage First! (formerly the Ulverston Heritage Centre). They had been using it as a small museum dedicated to Sir John Barrow, who was born in the cottage and went on to have an illustrious career, serving on expeditions to China and South Africa, before becoming the longest serving second secretary to the admiralty where he was particularly involved in promoting arctic exploration. A public consultation carried out by Ulverston Town Council, who own the cottage, in 2016 demonstrated

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50 Gems of Cumbria by Beth and Steve Pipe Amberley Publishing 2017 Available from Sutton’s Books £14.99

Visitors who tend to go only to tourist honey traps and walkers who keep to their familiar routes should quickly invest in this book. The authors clearly have a deep love and knowledge of Cumbria and of the nooks and crannies, features and events not usually mentioned in standard guidebooks. The 50 gems they have chosen range from Bowness-on Solway to Smardale Gill, and the book is packed with clear travel instructions, background history and beautiful photographs. A book which includes the Sir John Barrow monument and Foulshaw Moss, together with some of your reviewer’s personal favourites such as St Bees Head and Arnside Knott, is a welcome addition to the body of works on Cumbria.

‘I’ve Got Rhythm’ - An Evening of Popular Music What’s on in Dalton?

We hope to see you in Kendal Town Hall on Tuesday July 4th , 7pm, when Levens Choir joins forces with the celebrated jazz band from Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale for a summer’s evening of foottapping jazz numbers and standard favourites! From Lloyd Webber’s ‘Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat’ to George Gershwin’s ‘Summertime’ and Billy Joel’s wistful ‘ And So It Goes’ to James Morgan’s upbeat take on ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’, the award-winning choir will show a very different side to its character from recent concerts! The choir runs a Choral Scholarship scheme to encourage talented young

singers and we’re delighted that our current scholars, along with the QES jazz musicians will show their skills with ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’, ‘Libertango’, ‘When Sunny Gets Blue’ and many others. The singers and players come together for a stomping version of Fats Waller’s ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Gershwin’s ‘I Got Rhythm’.

This will be a relaxing evening full of fun! Come and join us but do note the slightly earlier start time than normal. Tickets are available from The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal or at the door. As usual, admission for children and students is free.

Moorside - and Pylon Update Following an announcement by NuGen at Moorside to pause their project and conduct a strategic review, on the 16th of May National Grid also announced that it had decided to pause their work to get consent for the connection to Moorside. In the run up to the uncertainty around Moorside, there were signs that National Grid had taken notice of protests against their proposed



giant pylons across the Duddon estuary and Furness. As reported in a previous Ulverston Now, these 50m high pylons are to connect the planned new Moorside power station with the National Grid at Heysham. The National Grid has announced there are ‘modifications that we could probably make to our design’, and the Nopylons group is hoping for an alternative plan which takes the environment and the natural beauty of the area into account.

The Saxophone Story: A night listening to Peter Dyer

For anyone who has a love for the saxophone or simply enjoys listening to music, then go along to the Dalton Community Church on Wellington Street, on Saturday 10th June. As well as providing a masterclass in playing, Peter Dyer will also take you through the history and development of the instrument, through Jazz, Swing and Easy Listening. The concert starts at 7pm.

Fascinated where your family originates from?

Genealogy: Tuesdays 1-3pm If you are interested in making your own family tree, then pop along to Dalton Drill Hall on Nelson Street, Dalton. For more information please contact 01229 831 425, or you can find further information on the Facebook and Twitter pages.

Craft and Chat:

Go along and meet new friends as you knit, crochet, embroider or take part in any other craft you enjoy! If you are interested then go along to the High Tide Café, at Dalton Leisure Centre, on a Wednesday, 1.30-3.30pm. It’s absolutely free, just bring yourself!



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Final Preparat ions in place re ady for Car ni val Se ason After months of hard work and scrupulous planning, four local Carnivals are set to take place over the next couple of weeks. Local councils and committees have worked tirelessly to ensure that each event will run as efficiently and as enjoyably as possible. Askam and Ireleth is taking place first, on Saturday 3rd June. Dalton’s is the following Saturday, whilst Ulverston’s is the 1st of July. There is also the eagerly anticipated return of Barrow Carnival after a couple of year’s absence, with the event been held on Saturday 24th June. Anyone wishing to require further information regarding the events can contact the particular organisers through the various social media forums.

Askam & Ireleth Carnival: Several local bands, dance groups, as well as two schools from Askam and Ireleth are set to take part in this year’s Carnival. Both St Peter’s school, Ireleth and Askam Village School will participate in the parade, as well as Dalton Town Band, St Andrews Pipe Band and Milnthorpe Steel Band. Milliom Band will also be playing, positioned near the railway station. One of the senior organiser’s, Pat McMullen believes that the Carnival is the final product of all the hard work and dedication, The Askam Community Events group put in. “Our primary aim is to provide a safe, fun-filled day for the village and wider community”, said McMullen. “We have a good working relationship with out PCSO who attends most of our meetings. “We arrange all the mundane ‘must haves’, like portable toilets, fencing, road marshal’s and of course insurance to name but a few”. McMullen also admits the group start planning almost as soon as the previous carnival is over, further highlighting the true scale of work that goes into planning such an event. “At the end of the day, our aim is to simply provide an enjoyable day for everyone in the village or further afield and that in turn maintains a happy community atmosphere”. The parade starts at Parklands Road at 12.30 on Saturday 3rd June, with the event concluding at Duddon Sports field, where there will be a variety of stalls and rides.

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Saturday 10th June

After last year’s event was dampened by a deluge of rain, there has been meticulous planning over the past 12 months to ensure this year ends on a more positive note. Neil McDougall, Chairman, Jamie Samson, Vice-Chairman and Secretary Darren Herbert have been at the centre of the planning, which includes the various events on Dowdales field afterwards, as well as the actual parade. “We literally started looking forward to this year, as soon as the last one finished”, says McDougall. “We have been meeting up once a week over the past few months just to ensure everything is covered”.

Saturday 3rd June


Dalton Carnival:


The parade, which will include Dalton Town Brass Band, Dalton United Football Club and Dalton Scouts, will begin at 1pm, with the gala following afterwards on Dowdales School field. And after last year’s frustration, McDougall is praying the weather is significantly better this time round. “Obviously it makes a massive difference, and to some extent determines how many people will show up. If we are lucky and get sunshine, it’s by far one of the most enjoyable and iconic days of the year”. Dowdales school field will be open from 10am on the day of the carnival, with a £1 entry charge for adults.

17th June

The world record breaking festival is back! This June, Ulverston will once again erupt in a multicolured feast of live music, DJs, circus, street theatre, live street art, window painting, yarnbombing, interactive workshops, comedy and a cornucopia of various other weird and wonderful activity. Yes, that’s right, the world record breaking Another Fine Fest is back to rock the

Photos are courtesy of Kevin Milner

Another Fine Fest

cobbles with the fourth instalment of it’s free multi-arts, family friendly festival! 8 partner venues - A musical fest within a fest! With the help of several local promoters and the support of eight official partner venues, Amigos, Sun Inn, Kings Arms, Hope & Anchor, The Piel, The Mill, Rose & Crown and the Farmers, the festival brings you lashings of Rock, Indie, Jazz, Blues, House, Techno, Breakbeats, Hip Hop, Disco, Reggae, Funk, Folk, World, Country, Psychedelic and more late into the night!

Two outdoor stages The Market Cross stage runs from 10am to 5pm and will play host to a variety of street theatre, circus workshops, live music, a mass fruity gathering (banana dance!) and a spectacular finale consisting of a 100 piece drum band known as the Bang Gang. So then people, we ask that you start shining up your dancing shoes and make sacrifice to the solar deities. Help us bring in the sunshine once again for this year’s spectacular ANOTHER..FINE...FEST! Dave Crossley - Festival Director

Banana Dance 17th June at AFF

Last year Another Fine Fest splatted it’s way into the Record Books staging the World’s largest ever shaving cream pie fight with 1,180 flan flingers. This year the festival that celebrates the birth of homegrown cinema legend Stan Laurel is paying homage to the quintessential comedy fruit: the banana. At 2pm on Saturday 17th June, more than 50 citizens will mass on Market Street in Ulverston, each with a hand crafted, giant cardboard banana, to perform the comedy spectacle of the year. Inspired by the 1943 Hollywood hit The Gang’s All Here, which made legend of Carmen Miranda in her tutti frutti hat; the

banana bunch will recreate a moment from the film, which has long since been forgotten. Imagine, if you will, a line of ladies and gents joyously flexing their giant yellow fruit to the hip swiveling sounds of Harry Bellafonte’s Day-O, sung by Kendal’s awesome Fellside Singers. It’s a sight you definitely don’t want to miss, indeed,

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Our banana dancers look forward to performing what promises to be an artistic yet fruity extravaganza and will be remembering the advice of the 1943 US censors who insisted bananas be held at the “waist not the hip” to avoid lewd displays.

11.30am Parade start from Band Stand, Barrow Park. Fun fair and more on both days - Barrow Park

24th June

This year will see the welcome return of Barrow Carnival with a Dance Gala on the Saturday and Live Stage on the Sunday. The Opening Parade on Saturday will start from the Band Stand in Barrow Park and do a short walk towards the Dance Field. There will be a fun fair, stalls,food and much more on both days. Additionally Race for Life

one might say, an essential part of your festival five a day.

is taking place on the Sunday - adding to the festival atmosphere in and around Barrow. Putting Barrow back on the Carnival map this year, it is hoped that this year’s carnival event will raise enough funds for a street parade next year.

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Ulverston Carnival:

This year the Carnival is supporting five local charities, Ulverston Mind, Hart Street Mencap Centre, Ulverston Inshore Rescue, Furness Carers and Furness Animal Refuge.

Saturday 1st July

Ulverston Carnival will take place on Saturday 1stJuly, through the streets of Ulverston and then onto Ford Park Field.

Collectors will be walking on the parade to collect any donations people are willing to give and Qazi feels a sense of satisfaction in been involved in a notoriously good-willed local celebration.

The theme this year of the parade is ‘The World of Entertainment’, meaning many people will be dressing up and walking through the town alongside various floats featuring members of the local community.

“Everyone involved is so proud to support such worthy causes and I would ask as many people to get involved as possible, whether as a steward, collector or just to have fun”.

One of the primary organisers Robert Qazi believes the event brings a party atmosphere and celebrates the authenticity of the town.

The traditional dancing competitions will take place on Ford Park at 10.30am, with the parade starting at 1pm.

“It honestly is a special, unique day of the year”, says Qazi. “It brings everyone together and shows off what Ulverston has to offer”.

Furness Tradition The Merry Neet 6th to 9th July

Well-loved Furness Tradition is returning for its 19th year with more musicians, street performers, dancers and storytellers taking over the venues and streets of Ulverston. The Festival opens with Steve Wharton’s Cumbrian

Retro Rendezvous Friday 14th to Sunday 16th of July

Ulverston’s Retro Rendezvous is THE vintage and retro festival of the Lake District. It’s a full weekend of fabulous retro fun. Music, food, dance, cinema, clothes, markets, cars, motorcycles, drink and the famous Velo Retro old school cycling events. It’s about as


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Songs and Tales event at Natterjacks Coffee House on Thursday followed by an opening music session at the Hope & Anchor. On Friday things will begin officially with the opening “Merry Neet” mixing dance and festival performers at the Coronation Hall. On Saturday the town will be filled with dance and music - with dance displays from Morris, clog and sword dancers around the town and music from three Cumbrian bands at the Market Cross. At noon there is a concert featuring all the festival guest artists in the Coro Supper Room and in the evening the main event of the weekend is a big concert and dance event in the Coro bringing together all of the festival guests and the Tumbling Tom Big Band.

On Sunday as well as dance displays outside the Coro, there will be workshops, a music session and a final afternoon concert from their festival

much fun as you can have with your retro clothes on! So put it in the diary and get ready for one of the great weekends of the summer. For 2017 Retro has hired both the Coronation Hall and taken an option on marquee provision, so it will be virtually weatherproof! It all kicks off with legendary Rock and Roll / Swing outfit Jackson Sloane and the Rhythmtones at the Coro on Friday July 14th!

guest artists. The festival also features three guest tellers including Ian Douglas’ with his “Madame Bridget’s Golden Orb of Prophesy” show, and a late night fireside story session. For concerts, guest artists and dancers see their website - and for tickets. Or just come to town and enjoy all the events and music from some of the best in their field.

Artist of the Month


Jennifer Street

Since moving to Ulverston from Manchester in 2012 Jennifer Street has been actively involved in the local community, providing all manner of creative workshops under the guise of Matrix Circus. Jenny was the brains behind the spectacular Lantern Finale in 2015 as well as The Community Spark Project which illuminated the fields and brought the magic to the Magic Orchard party in Pennington. vulnerable on stage as a clown, if people aren’t laughing it’s really hard on your ego and emotions but you can’t let it bother you because you need to keep your energy positive and have the courage to carry on with your show. You have to be very in tune with your audience, it takes a great amount of empathy to listen to what your audience wants and skill to improvise a live response that keeps making them laugh. Which skills do you think are particularly important to be a successful circus performer? This limited my practice and my expression so I slowly had to gain the confidence to practice in front of others. Then one day I got asked to perform at a festival for a free ticket and the rest is history. Now I love the stage. I love the way it brings people together for a good time, the connection between performer and audience, the adrenaline rush, creating shows that can inspire or change the way people think. I love to share what I have learnt and what circus has taught me and I hope it will bring others fun and enjoyment too.

With Matrix Circus she has hosted a variety of workshops at various venues throughout Ulverston Town and has also danced and performed at the annual Halloween Walk at Ford Park and at Monster Monster events. At the forthcoming Another Fine Fest Jen will be offering free circus and pebble painting workshops as well as a spectacular a circus cabaret.

When did you decide to run away and become the circus and what inspired your decision? It has never felt like a decision to become a circus performer but more of a compulsion. I was instantly captivated by the art form eight years ago when I saw my friend dancing with fire and I immediately had to have a go. I found it calming to dance with fire and unlit hula hoops and poi, like a movement mediation. So at first it was a way to deal with anxiety, an activity that gave my mind fascinating patterns to focus on when I was stressed. For the first two years I found it difficult to practice in front of other people because I was so shy.

Do you possess the wanderlust that is typically associated with circus performers? For sure! I can not resist an adventure. Last year I spent 3 months in an artist habitat and mini-paradise called Tadah, in the mountains of Antalya, Turkey. This year I’m moving between Cumbria, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Lancaster, performing, teaching and attending master classes. I’ll go anywhere to expand my learning and explore new ways to grow. Fire dancing in the middle of the Nevada desert with 300 other performers at Burning Man Festival has to be a personal highlight. You are currently at circus school at Newcastle’s Circus Central - what have you learnt since you joined up and has there been anything that you have found particularly challenging? I am training aerial silks, hoop, trapeze, contortion, physical theatre and floor acrobatics with contemporary dance and break dance influences. Learning to be a clown has to be the most challenging module. I did not expect it to be a spiritual experience but it was. You are so

The same skills as it takes to be a successful artist in general. Dedication to and love of what you are doing, commitment to train and progress every day. Courage to take risks and try things that may fail, devotion to keep going throughout the tough times. Ability to adapt with the changing times, business skills, learning how to connect to new audiences and adapting your art to suit the digital age. Circus in particular is largely based on community and so keeping connected to your world-wide circus artist community but also inspiring and building new connections with all people. I have been so lucky to receive such a great response and support from the people of Cumbria. Tell us a little more about your involvement with Another Fine Fest which is coming up imminently. Another Fine Fest is one of my favourite days of the year. I love it more than Christmas. This year I will bring talented artists home with me from the circus to give you the ultimate circus cabaret. They love to juggle, hoop dance, clown and play. and now for the first time in years we will also bring aerial hoop and trapeze to the streets of Ulverston. With a mix of contemporary, traditional, strange and wonderful acts you are in for a treat. What next for Matrix Circus? My next ventures for circus in Cumbria are hosting regular classes and workshops for adults, developing youth circus and creating shows with the local community for the community. My eventual dream would be that have a studio space just for this.

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Friday 16th Another Fine Fest Present Tony Law - Laurel & Hardy Museum - 7.30pm - £10 Multi-award-winning Law presents a sneak peak of his brand new Edinburgh Fringe show, featuring the inimitable surreal comedy-art that has made him one of the most celebrated live performers this side of the Atlantic. This is the only ticketed show of AFF - all other events, shows, workshops and displays are entirely free. Tony has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News and as a panellist on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, before truly gaining recognition in the UK. His 2012 Edinburgh show, Maximum Nonsense, was nominated for best comedy show, after which he landed more high-profile TV appearances on Have I Got News for You, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and Comedy Central’s The Alternative Comedy Experience. Also in 2012, he won the Chortle Award for Breakthrough act - 14 years after starting out in comedy.

Saturday 10th Ulverston International Music Festival Present - Remi Harris Trio - Coronation Hall - 7.30pm £16/£2 students / under 18s The Remi Harris Trio take gypsy swing characteristics and infused them with influences from jazz, blues, rock’n’roll, funk, world music and more. They play an eclectic mix of original compositions, jazz standards and new arrangements of music from Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, Peter Green, The Beetles and more. Saturday 24th Songwriting workshop - Parish Rooms - Church Walk - 10.30am - £25 A workshop for everyone from absolute beginners to those with some experience who’d like some fresh ideas. No need to play an instrument or read music, but please bring instruments if you have them. To book email caroline.

Local auctioneers 1818 have launched their own inquisition after two life size carvings of Spanish soldiers, or Conquistadors, were discovered at a house clearance near Ulverston.

The firm’s expert David Brookes says he has never seen anything like them in his 35 years of valuing antiques. What he does know is that they are a pair of 19th century carved wooden statues, modelled in the style of native Spanish Conquistadors, and possibly made in the Black Forest region of Germany. Standing just under 7-foot-tall, including detachable plinths, the bare-chested warriors are depicted wearing animal skins and a helmet. Mirroring each other, they hold clubs which rest on their shoulders. The bases are well decorated with animal

Peter Digs A Den, a children’s book by artist Kate Brunskill and author Amy Stretch-Parker, both from Ulverston, is the story of a small boy with a big idea. A boy, who with sheer determination and effort, digs a den large enough for his entire family and all their pets to sleep in. Set in Coniston, at the foot of the Old Man, the book is written in a simple poetic style and aimed at children aged 2 to 7. Amy and Kate has just launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding project to cover the costs of self-publishing their book. Once the target of £3,800 is reached they will take the finished book to local schools,

The statues will be sold at 1818 Auctioneers two day sale on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 June at the firm’s saleroom at Junction 36, just off the M6. They are estimated to make between £3,000 and £5,000 but, says Mr Brookes, they could easily exceed that figure given how unique and wellmade they are. Anyone with information can contact David Brookes on 015395 66204.

organisations and festivals to promote. If interested in supporting Kate and Amy see their project page on Kickstarter ‘Peter Digs A Den’ or follow their progress on facebook or Instagram @peterdigsaden

PRINTFEST 2017 visitors, more artists and more sales than ever before. This year’s PrintFest had more than 1,700 visitors and sales of around £53,000.

With more than 50 artists, from Bristol to Scotland, displaying their work and with visitors from all over Britain and abroad. The 2017 PrintFest returned to Ulverston at the end of April, attracting more

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“Beyond that, they are a complete mystery and one that we could do with solving” said David Brookes.

A small boy with a Big Idea

photo: Founders Award presented to artist Katie Edwards (rh) by Printfest Patron Tim Rebertson, Judy Evans and Ronkey Bullard


masks and seated heraldic figures.


Chair of PrintFest, Sally Bamber said “It was hugely successful in that we have broken all records, but it is not just about numbers,”. Sally continued “It was about confirming Printfest at Coronation Hall, as one of the many festivals in the festival town of Ulverston.” “Many people remarked on the quality of the work and also the diversity, with the different printmaking techniques on display,” she added.


Go see - Morecambe Bay Drawings ‘along the Coast Road from Roa Island, via Aldingham and Humphrey Head, to Heysham’ by Kelly Stewart - at Kendal Brewery Arts Centre until 10th June

Ulverston Jazz Appreciation Society Always with a warm welcome for jazz oldies and newcomers alike, the Society meets monthly at Bardsea’s Malt Kiln Village Hall. On 22nd June the programme will include; Marty Paich - The West Coast pianist and leader; A Half Hour with Hodges - Johnny Hodges and his exquisite

alto saxophone; The Art of Pepper - another great alto saxophonist of a later era, Art Pepper

The music starts at 7pm, and tasty refreshments are included £2. More information from Roy Booth at 01524 853335, or

The magic of Peter Pan Chapterhouse Theatre Company are delighted to present an all new production of Peter Pan at Holker Hall on Saturday 5th of August. You can join Wendy, Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter, far, far away on the magical island of Neverland. There they encounter the enchanting mermaids, magical fairies and the cruellest pirate of them all, Captain Hook. The theatre event, in support

of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, is set in the lovely and atmospheric Courtyard at Holker Hall. On a summer’s evening, with delicious food and drink available from the Courtyard Café and Ilex Bar and Brasserie - does it get any better? For tickets and information

or why not pop into the Courtyard Café next time you are in Cark-in-Cartmel!

An Excellent Choice....

“Found ourselves in Cark at lunchtime, and didn’t have anything planned so thought we’d try the Rose & Crown. Very good decision! Warm welcome, interesting menu, excellent beer selection... My chicken stuffed with Cumberland sausage and wrapped in smoked bacon with a creamy leek sauce and vegetables was delicious and my husband was very happy with veggie cannelloni served with garlic bread and salad. And the portions were huge! At under £25 with a drink each, it was good value. If we lived locally, it would be one of our regulars!” TRIP AVDISOR

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Peter Pan Written by J M Barrie. Chapterhouse Theatre Company are delighted to present an all new outdoor theatre production of Peter Pan. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French and in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, J.M.Barrie’s timeless classic is brought to life in a brand new adaptation by award winning writer Laura Turner, with beautifully designed costumes, music and songs. Join Peter and his friends for what promises to be the most magical evening of the summer.

Saturday 5th August 2017 Gates open 4pm, Show starts 6pm Tickets available now; Adult £15, Child £10, Family of 4 £44 from The Courtyard Cafe or online at Contact us - 015395 58999 or

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June What’s on


• Pie, Peas & Film Night . Hope & Anchor, Daltongate, 6.30pm onwards for Pie & Peas, then the Roxy for the film, All for only £10 • Knit & Natter, Crochet & Chat Group - Virginia House, Queen Street, Ulverston 1-3pm & 6.30-8.30pm. Making Hats for Special Care Baby Unit, Octopuses for Premature Babies and Twiddle Muffs for Dementia Sufferers. All welcome, £2.00. Contact Joyce 0777 5664532 • Tea & Chat Dalton Community Church, Wellington Street Dalton. Come and have a cuppa and a good chat. No Charge. 10am-11.30am • Good Tones Singing Group - back room at Ulverston Methodist Church, Hartley Street. 7pm til 8pm. £7 Adult singing group songbirdsonsong. or Facebook - SONG BIRDS Ulverston • Tai Chi Classes, Croftlands Community Centre 5.10 - 6.40pm, £6. Contact sarah.mccormack26@ or • Circuits, Walking Football 55+ Ulverston Leisure Centre with Age UK • Leave ‘em Laughing Chess Collective, meets every Mon & Tue night from 7pm at The Stan Laurel Inn, The Ellers, Ulverston. A friendly bunch of chess enthusiasts, new people welcome.


• French Lessons. Ou La La French Lessons, 3 levels of lessons by native French speaker. At Natterjacks. 01229 582190 • South Lakes Jive, Beginners class 7.45pm, Improvers class at 9pm and after that Freestyle until 10:30pm! Red Rose, Ulverston. £6, doors open at 7:30pm. All beginners welcome

• Gleaston Craft Group, 7-9pm, Gleaston Village Hall. Every Tuesday except 2nd Tue of the month. £2 per session incl tea/coffee & cake. All welcome, contact Barbara tel 869968 or barbara.birch@hotmail. • Social Club Barrow & District Society for the Blind. Ostley House, Abbey Road, Barrow 6.30pm-8.30pm. Tel 01229 820698


• Creative Support, 7pm - 9pm A fun evening catering for those with learning disabilities. Come and meet others for a drink, a dance and a singalong. Red Rose, Ulverston. £1 per session, over 18s only. Call Malcolm on 07523 284865. • Mindfulness Classes at 2pm - Dalton Community Centre • Knit and natter in the Coach House,Ford Park. 1pm - 3pm all welcome. • Table Tennis, 7pm Gleaston Village Hall & Green Committee. £1 per session. JTU - Bring your own drink. Contact Barbara tel 869968 or

• Yoga Classes, Croftlands Community Thursdays Centre 7.30-9pm, £6 drop in • Ulverston Outdoor Market




The Adventures of ROBIN HOOD WEDNESDAY 21ST JUNE 8.00PM VIP reception from 7pm : wine, canapés, “The Roxettes” jazz band, archive film clips £12 in advance (film only: £6 on the door) Profits to St. Mary’s Hospice (other classic offerings : “BRIEF ENCOUNTER” Tues 13th June 4.00pm, “REBECCA” Thurs 6th July 8.00, “CABARET” Sat 15th July 8.00, “NOW VOYAGER” Thurs 27th July 8.00)





with organ accompaniment by David Ivory, 6.00pm (£6 - £7.50) (combined ticket £13) Roxy 01229 582 340 | Royalty 015394 43364 |

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• Digital Photography Classes on a Thursday 7-9. Dalton Community Centre


Dalton Community Association Coffee Morning A free information


• Thursday Club Barrow & District Society for the Blind. Ostley House, Abbey Road, Barrow 1.30pm-3.30pm. Tel 01229 820698 • Thursday Club Dalton Community Church, Wellington Street Dalton. Armchair exercises, varied entertainment, a cuppa and a chance to socialise. School term times. No charge, 2pm-4pm.


• Children’s story time 09.30-10.30 Friday's during term time at the Ulverston Library. • Yoga Classes Croftlands Community Centre, £4 drop in 10am - 11am • Age UK Coffee Morning 10.3012noon. Ulverston Parish Church


• Ulverston Outdoor Market, • Coffee mornings in the Coronation Hall. • Old Time Dancing 7.30pm-11pm, Red Rose, Ulverston. Red Rose club’s very own night featuring live music from the in house band and dancing to old time music. A great time to be had for only £5/member and £6/ non-members.


• Pub Quiz at the Swan - Fun pub quiz with gallon of ale prize and inclusive supper. Starting 6.30pm • Free meat raffle Devonshire Arms, Ulverston - One drink = 1 raffle ticket, drawn at 6pm (customer can claim price only if in pub at time of draw)


& advice coffee morning between 10:30 and 12:00. MIND, Age UK and Furness Spiritualists. Everyone welcome, free refreshments provided. Contact 01229 463929

Happy Mind, Happy Life (6th & 13th) Drop-in Meditation Classes

in the Temple for World Peace, Ulverston. Everyone Welcome. See website for details on dropin classes in your area. Tuesdays 7:30-9pm £5. Manjushri KMC 01229 584 029

Lee Nelson – Serious Joker! Cheeky chappy Lee Nelson takes to the Coro stage with his hilarious stand-up comedy show. 7.30pm. Coronation Hall, Ulverston. Tickets £20 tel 01229 587140 Ulverston International Music Festival – (7th - 17th) or tel 01229 587140 Askam & Ireleth Carnival - parade starts at 12.30pm Country Fest - 2-day event at the Westmorland Show ground, “Graduation” - Film Club at the Crooklands with Sheep Dog Roxy, (15) (Romanian language Trials, culinary delights including with English subtitles), (127 min) a Food Zone, Farming Zone, 8pm. This fascinating film is about Young Shepherd event, WI compromises and the implications and much, much more www. of the parent’s role. Directed by the brilliant Cristian Mungiu.




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• South Cumbrian Retirement Brass Band, 10am. Red Rose, Ulverston. Free tea, coffee and biscuits. • Country Market, from 9.30am to 11.30am in the Coronation Hall. Home made bakes, preserves, craft work, cards, gifts, plants & vegetables. • Knit and Natter at Natterjacks night time coffee house, 7:30pm. All welcome. • Breast feeding group 09.30 - 11.30 at the Ulverston Library • The Feel Good Singalong - back room at Ulverston Methodist Church, Hartley Street. 10.30am - 11.30am. £6. Open to everyone, or Facebook - SONG BIRDS Ulverston • Coffee mornings in the Coronation Hall. • Lakeland Orienteering Club - NavNight, 6.30pm - 8pm Red Rose, Ulverston. Basic navigation and map reading skills. Contact Richard LeckyThompson 01229 716021 or navnight@lakeland-orienteering. • Circuits, Walking Football 55+ Ulverston Leisure Centre with Age UK • Choral Society Meetings, The society welcomes new members. 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm. Ulverston Methodist Church, Hartley St. Contact : Pam Gillam 01229 716321. • Poker, Texas hold ’em poker with inclusive supper. 8pm at the Swan, Ulverston

Olde Ulverston Tearooms, Age UK Lunch Club, 1st Monday of the month. Booking required 01539 728180


Weekly events





The Olde Mill, Bardsea, - Age UK Lunch Club, 2nd Friday of the month. Booking required 01539 728180

South Cumbria Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group meet

at Ford Park Cafe Ulverston, 2nd week each month at 2pm. Come along to meet people who are going through the same experience as you. Contact 0749 546 7055, e-mail rag995@outlook. com or find us on Facebook

Barrow Male Voice Choir Concert

with St Peter’s School - Duddon Sports Club, Askam 7.30pm. Concert is raising funds for St Peter’s Church, Ireleth


Dalton Carnival - Gala field open

from 10am, parade starts at 1pm


Prayers for World Peace - (11th &

25th) including a short teaching, guided meditations and inspiring prayers.Everyone welcome. 10:30 to 11.45am in the Temple. Free class. Manjushri KMC World Peace Temple 01229 584029 www. Civic Sunday - Ulverston- The community of Ulverston is invited to join the parade to and from Ulverston Parish Centre to take part in the Civic Service. The parade will be led by Ulverston Town Band and will start from Coronation Hall at 10.15am Flaming June Afternoon Tea - at Swarthmoor Football Club, 2pm4pm Afternoon Tea, food, music, a magician and competitions. If you want to join in the competitions, please just bring your entry along. Contact Jackie on 583174 for more information. Swarthmoor Community Group

Walk across the sands to Piel Island - leaving Snab Point on

Walney 4.30pm (returning at 8pm) and led by experienced local guide John Murphy. Bring family, friends, a picnic and your wellies! The Vision Support Centre is hosting the walk to raise funds for the visually impaired. Places are limited – ring 01229 440556 or call in to the centre in Cavendish Street, Barrow.

art, comedy and more. www.



Swan Lake (23rd & 24th) by

Maria Fischer’s School of Dance Saturday 7pm to 11pm. Live Music 7pm. Coronation Hall, Ulverston. Performances, Raffle, Family Fun Tickets £12 / £10 tel 01229 587140 & Games

The Joshua West Foundation –

Sunday 12noon until 4pm Joshua’s Sports Day Family Fun, Sports & Activities. See our schools pages for more info


Armed Forces Day Parade – in Dalton to show recognition and support for our armed forces. The parade sets off from The Drill Hall, Nelson Street at 10am and Summer Fair & Huge Car Boot will finish at the War Memorial Haverthwaite Playing field from on Station Road, where a short 9am. Entry £2 (under 16s free). service will take place Taffy Thomas, Furness Morris Barrow Carnival, Barrow Park from Dancers, Little Beasties, Magician, parade from 11.30 Bouncy Castle and much more. Woodland Crafts & Tales Weekend, Leven Valley Fundraising support (24th & 25th) (Rusland Horizon) group for St Mary’s Hospice. at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, nr To book car boot space £7/£8 Newby Bridge 10am-5pm. contact 015395 30132 / 31779 Storytelling, Charcoal earthburn, Wake Up Smiling- how to basket swilling, local history, transform your life through outdoor games, demonstrations & meditation - Public Talk with have a go sessions, food & music! international teacher Gen-la Free entry www.ruslandhorizons. Kelsang Dekyong 11am-12:30pm. org Manjushri KMC, Temple for World Peace, Ulverston. £5 please register in advance via




Coro Hall Charity Bingo Night

Cartmel Race Day from 11am,

races start ca 2pm. Cartmel Race Concert - Tom Jones ca 6.30pm. Contact 015395 36340

Dalton Community Association Film Club. will be showing “

Shadowlands“ at 2pm. Admission £4 incl refreshments. For information call 01229 463929

Barrow Male Voice Choir Memorial Concert for Thomas Round with

Barrow Savoyards 7.30pm. St Paul’s Church, Hawcoat Lane/ Abbey Road, Barrow

July 1st

Ulverston Carnival Ford Park from 10.30am, parade starts at 1pm

Lee Nelson – Serious Joker - 8pm.

Come see hilarious prankster Simon Brodkin develop his cheeky chap character Lee Nelson on the Coro stage. Coronation Hall, Ulverston. Tickets £20 tel 01229 587140


The Old Farmhouse, Ulverston –

8pm £6 per book. Coronation Hall, Ulverston. Tel 01229 587140


entitled ‘Throw Nowt Out’ by Arthur McDonald at 7.30pm. New venue for the club - Ulverston Wednesday of the month. Booking Methodist Church, Hartley Street. required 01539 728180 £8 with refreshments

Age UK Lunch Club, 3rd Monday of the month. Booking required 01539 728180

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Ulverston and District Flower Club’s Summer Gala Demonstration

The Farmers Arms, Spark Bridge Age UK Lunch Club, 4th


Age UK Lunch Club, 3rd Wednesday of the month. Booking required 01539 728180 Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Ulverston Club (Barrow & District presented by Ulverston Live Society for the Blind) Methodist Music 7.30pm. Coronation Hall, Church, Neville Street, Ulverston Ulverston. Tickets £25 tel 01229 1.30-3.30pm. 3rd Wednesday of 587140 every month. Tel 01229 820698


Eamonn Fleming – Confabulation

– A one man show of funny stories relating to music, memory and making stuff up! 7.30pm. Coronation Hall, Ulverston. Tickets £13 (01229 587140)


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Kitchen Garden WOODLAND CRAFTS AND TALES If you and your friends and family are looking for a day out with a difference, then head to Stott Park Bobbin Mill on the weekend of 24th and 25th June. Between 10am and 4pm on both days the Rusland Horizons scheme is putting on a programme of free events to celebrate its successes and discoveries so far and the work of its volunteers. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the scheme aims to help us understand our landscape better and to involve the community in restoring and maintaining this beautiful environment. The two days will feature demonstrations of traditional crafts, some of which you will be able to try. There will be a charcoal earthburn, hazel hurdle making, swill basket making, traditional bridge building, other greenwood crafts and dry stone walling, as well as an oral history installation, storytelling and short walks on local history and wildlife. Whilst enjoying some food and drink you can also take the opportunity to learn how you can get involved in the scheme as a volunteer. For more details, look out for adverts and posters or go to, where you will also find information on their exciting apprenticeship programme.






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There are lots of things to do in June, so if you like pottering and tinkering about in the garden, this will be one of your favourite months of the year. The colours are fabulous, like the intense green foliage, the multitude of vibrant and beautiful blooms and of course there are plenty of fresh vegetables to eat. In the kitchen garden, the tomatoes will require daily attention, you’ll be pinching out the side shoots, tying up the stems and feeding the plants once the first truss is setting fruit. Cucumbers will be similarly needy too! Keep earthing up potato plants and start harvesting the first earlies which are usually ready about now if you planted them about 10 weeks ago. Salad leaves will be in abundance in June and they are so fresh and tasty at this time of year. Pea shoots, chives, spring onions, celery leaves are also ready and make a lovely salad. You might also have some leafy greens like chard and perpetual spinach available too. Broad beans will be ready for harvesting towards the end of the month, as will the first peas if you are lucky! If you have space, keep doing successional sowings of carrots, French beans, Borlotti beans, sugar snap peas, radishes, beetroot, lettuce and other salad leaves. Now that the risk of frost has passed, you’ll be able to plant out all the tender vegetables like courgettes, squash, tomatoes and sweet corn. As well as all the veg, you will also be harvesting some fruit like rhubarb, strawberries, redcurrants and possibly blackcurrants if the weather is warm enough! June is also the month of Ulverston in Bloom and the annual Ulverston Open Gardens event which takes place on 24 - 25 June 2017. Entry is £3.50 and programmes are available from Bargain Booze, Gilliam’s Tea Shop on Market Street and the Coronation Hall Box Office. Kay Hebbourn Planting, picking & plating vegan food, permaculture & green projects- Sustainability Blog

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News from the Farm

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Although we’ve finished lambing, we have four orphan lambs to feed 3 times a day. The weather has been glorious so we’ve been walking them out of the barn and into the garden in the daytime, so they have fresh grass to nibble on and sunshine on their backs. Having been pretty much focused on ewes and lambs for the past two months, and working 16-18 hour days, it’s been quite a struggle to find the energy for all the other jobs that need attention... and then we get sidetracked anyway! Last week, Tony came round with some fertilised goose eggs, so we’ve got two incubators running and 19 eggs slowly rotating for 28 days. We will ‘candle’ them soon to see if they’re developing. I have to say that it’s just magical to shine a torch on an egg and see a life developing in there. Over the last week, we’ve been taking

our cattle out. We have to keep most of them in over winter otherwise our fields would be mud baths with nothing green left for them to eat in spring. When we do let them out, it’s wonderful to see mature animals prancing playfully. For the calves, it’s a whole new world to discover. Not all our animals stay close to home - we do a lot of conservation grazing for various organisations. So, at the moment you can see some of our cattle at Hay Bridge Nature Reserve in Bouth and some on The Helm in Kendal which is owned by Friends of the Lake District. The pastures closer to home have to provide food for the coming winter; in the form of silage. It is time for the grass to grow thick, sweet and full of goodness. John Atkinson & Maria Benjamin Nibthwaite Grange Farm

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Come and explore the 21 gardens across Ulverston that will be open over the weekend of 24th and 25th June. Brochures with maps will be around the town and available at Coronation Hall. Tickets are £3 at any of the open gardens and allow you to visit all the gardens. Children go free and details of times are in the brochure. Refreshments, toilets and plant sales are available at some of the gardens.

Becks to Bay

A number of local organisations led by South Cumbria Rivers Trust have come together to form the Becks to Bay catchment partnership. The partnership is open to anyone with an interest and love for the area of South Cumbria, including communities, local businesses, landowners and tourist organisations. Join in and share your views. www.btob. or contact the Rivers Trust on 015395 30047

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Dalton St Mary’s: Planning for school production to be put on hold until after SATs Exams

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School secretary Lynda Hodgson believes the summer production is the ideal opportunity to showcase pupil’s talent. “A lot of hard work goes into it, all the staff get together and there is a lot of meticulous planning”, Hodgson said. “Over the years we have had some fantastic shows and this year will be no different”.

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Planning for Dalton St Mary’s annual summer production is been put on hold until after all exams have finished. With pupils from Year’s two and six just recently finishing their SATs exams, the school thought it would be suitable to leave it until all academic tests have concluded. Although the actual content of the production hasn’t yet been decided, the dates for the event have been made, with two shows on the 6th and 7th


Beginning of May the launch of a public fundraising appeal took place at YMCA Lakeside, Newby Bridge. The YMCA is going to create a new state of the art school facility at Lakeside, at a cost of £6.8M. The new facility will support the YMCA in their work with children from schools around the county as well as disadvantaged children. The fundraising appeal is for the last £500,000 of the total cost. The day and residential programmes are already making a difference to more than 7000 children and young people who currently visit YMCA Lakeside each year. Guests from local companies, the local community and The High Sheriff of Cumbria, Mr Alistair Wannop, were invited to tour the site which is already one of the largest professional outdoor activity centres in the country. The guests were then treated to a demonstration by Dowdales School pupils

undertaking an obstacle course, zip wire and crate stack activity.

Afterwards guests gathered in front of the jetty where schoolchildren from Greengate Junior School, Barrow handed a flag to the President of YMCA Fylde Coast Ian Paterson and Chief Executive John Cronin to declare the fundraising appeal formally launched by the raising of the flag and cutting of a ribbon. Sam Rayner, Chairman of Lakeland and a member of YMCA Lakeside Sub Committee formally thanked those present and asked them to consider ways in which they could support the fundraising appeal. For more information on how you can support YMCA Lakeside and the ‘Changing Young Lives’ appeal see email: info@supportlakeside. or phone 01253 893928


THE JOSHUA WEST FOUNDATION Fundraising Weekend Ulverston Sports Club, Priory Road

SATURDAY 17th of June 7pm to 11pm Music, Raffle, Family Fun & Games Special performances by Teen Indie Band Pesky & Mark Cumberland ‘A Tribute to Elvis’ £2.50 per person including Pie & Peas (on the door) SUNDAY 18th June 12noon until 4pm Joshua’s Sports Day Family Fun Sports & Activities

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Pupils from St Paul’s CE Junior School, Barrow, are helping to give Bay Hospitals Charity’s Bayb’s Maternity Appeal a “Big Push”!

school playing field or yard pushing the likes of mini wheelbarrows, dolls’ prams, toy lawnmowers or vacuum cleaners or even toy cars – in fact anything with wheels that requires a shove!

The current campaign for local primary schools is to hold a sponsored “Big Push” this term. Pupils are encouraged to complete laps around the

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The Bayb’s Maternity Appeal for Furness General Hospital’s new Maternity Unit, currently stands at just over £55,000, and is aimed at giving local newborns the best start in life.

Heidi Bowron, of Bay Hospitals Charity, said: “The summer term is always the fun term and we see the “Big Push” as a fun way for little children to enjoy some exercise in the fresh air while helping us with the more serious business of raising money for the appeal. For further info visit

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A season to reflect for Paul Cox and Barrow AFC After a season which promised so much, Barrow AFC supporters were left feeling a sense of disappointment after the Bluebirds missed out on a chance of promotion to the Football League. Despite finding themselves in a play-off place for the majority of the season, Paul Cox and his players will be left frustrated, after a loss of form at a crucial part of the season. A magnificent 20 game unbeaten run saw them seemingly in an ideal position leading into the New Year, but their form in the latter months of the campaign, was

indifferent throughout. Arguably the one aspect of the season which will frustrate Cox and the supporters the most, was the inability to perform against so called ‘lesser’ sides. Defeats against York and Southport, both whom were eventually relegated from the division, subsequently cost them dear. Although the Bluebirds have shown a clear progression this season and a 7th place finish is more than respectable, Cox, the players and supporters alike will be left with a feeling of what might have been.

Electrifying Cycling around Morecambe Bay! In what is being hailed as a first in the country,

a brand new electric bike network run by local businesses is launching around Morecambe Bay this summer. It provides the perfect way to explore the villages, towns, countryside and coastline of Morecambe Bay with the assistance of an electric bike - without the strain of steep inclines or having to break a sweat!

It uses the Visit England Award winning Bay Cycle Way (NCN700) as the main spine of the Network, with hire and Photos are courtesy John Sutcliffe



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charge points located around the Bay, from the Furness Peninsula to Lancaster, making it what is believed to be the UK’s first long distance cycle route that is accessible by electric bike. It is hoped the new network will open up cycling around the Bay to a wider range of people such as those who are new or returning to cycling, and those who lack confidence or feel that their fitness is not up to exploring the area on a traditional bike. It will also bring additional business to local cafes, accommodation providers and attractions in the area.


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Electric bike hire and charge points will be available at Gleaston Water Mill (Furness), Velo Bikes (Ulverston), Coal Yeat Cottages (Broughton Beck), Lake District Bikes (Lowick), and many others. Please see the website for the full list. Charge points available at: Conishead Head Priory, Grange Now (Grange), and Arnside Chip Shop. Bespoke Bikes in Flookburgh will offer a charge point and, as a centre of technical expertise for e-bikes, will be able to help with any technical issues. The network launches in July 2017. Find out more at:

Furness Firecrackers’ have found a new home! After a challenging two years, two popular roller derby teams have found a new home at GLL/Better’s Ulverston Leisure Centre. The centre’s tennis building is now giving them a regular training venue and scope for future expansion and new members. The Furness Firecrackers formed with a women’s team in late 2010 and had gone from strength to strength with the addition of a men’s team, The Barrow Infernos. Rebecca Jones, Chair of The Furness Firecrackers said “Both the Firecrackers and the Infernos have now completed training sessions in our new venue, excited does not describe how we are feeling! Our first new intake session has taken place with over fifteen skaters joining us. We have also booked Better, Kendal Leisure Centre for May 28th

to host our first home game in two years. The future for the League looks great and we always welcome new players!” GLL Partnership Manager for South Lakeland, Derek Jones said, “This was a great opportunity to work with local teams to ensure they could remain sustainable and continue with the successful development of roller derby in the borough. Hopefully we’ll soon see some more league wins and further international players very soon!” Further details on the game and joining the League can be found on their facebook page @furnessfirecrackers

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“Cumbria Rugby Union are casting their net far and wide to provide participation opportunities for males and females, old and young” says Liam Nicholls, England Rugby Development Officer for Cumbria. A recent growth and dedicated support in the Women’s and Girls Game coupled with the development of several ‘Touch Rugby’ Centres has meant that chances to ‘have a go’ have never been greater. Liam continues “Whether contact rugby, a slow introduction via touch rugby or purely the health and fitness benefits of the latter, there is something for everyone. Rugby is a game for all shapes and sizes and with the touch offer the health and fitness benefits are excellent, plus the non-contact nature means that it can be mixed ages and gender and many clubs run family touch sessions through the summer months.” Speak to Garry Holmes, your local community coach for Barrow and South Lakes, if you are interested in getting involved, 07545 921 474 or see

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70th anniversary of Ulverston Pantomime Society Do you have any photos from any of the Ulverston Pantomime Society’s performances over the years?

The society is looking to pull together a series of displays of memorabilia and photos to celebrate their 70th anniversary - a significant milestone both in the town and society’s history. The society, originally affiliated to the British Legion, has been producing pantomimes for

Inner Wheel Club of Ulverston

“The Life and Times of a Sewer Rat”, was the title of a talk given to members of the Inner Wheel Club of Ulverston by Mr.Geoff Wood at the April meeting. Mr. Wood was welcomed and introduced by President Charlotte Wills. Members were somewhat apprehensive about the talk when hearing the title but the majority enjoyed a most interesting and informative talk about the history of sewers, drains and toilets. Mr. Wood was a civil engineer and had always been with United Utilities working on sewers. He spoke about

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and have photos etc that could be used in the recognition of this fabulous moment. Ulverston for 69 years since just after WWII. Maybe you or a member of your family were involved over the last 70 years drainage in Roman times, showing toilet facilities of that day and continuing with the various improvements through the years, the earth closet, a pail closet and a tipler closet. Mr. Crapper invented the first flushing toilet. In Sedbergh there are still three drain covers made by T. Crapper & Company! There are 35,000miles of sewers between Crewe and Carlisle, sewerage being 99.5% water. The business meeting followed and President Charlotte reported on her visit to Nottingham for the National Inner Wheel conference. She was accompanied by six Club members. One of the speakers was John McCarthy who talked of his imprisonment as a hostage.

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Ulverston & District Flower Club

Ulverston and District Flower Club is holding their Summer Gala Demonstration on Monday 3rd July at 7.30pm. The Gala is titled ‘Throw Nowt Out’ by Arthur McDonald. Please note that it will be at a new venue for the club Ulverston Methodist Church, Hartley Street. Entry is £8.00 with refreshments.


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Furness U3A

Opened by Claire Hensman, the Lord Lieutenant for Cumbria, Furness U3A had a very successful event at the Coro

Hall, Ulverston for their Open Morning on Tuesday May 9th. Most of the current 60 interest groups were on hand to explain about what they did and to recruit new members. The event was attended by

members of the public 20 of whom were so impressed by what was on offer they signed up as members. The ukelele group played in the background and Come Sing serenaded those attending the event.


Luxury travel with Fussell Travel Service Owned by Paul and Victoria Fussell, and based in Leece, Fussell’s Travel Service provides bespoke day trips and tours for school groups to a variety of destinations throughout the UK and beyond. The business was established in 2012 to organise residential trips for a handful of Cumbrian Schools. Since then, the business has grown rapidly and now has at least 50 schools each year from across Cumbria who use Fussell’s Travel Service to arrange and book their school trips.

schools for their tours, the decision was taken in early 2017 to apply for a licence to begin operating their own coaches from their base in Ulverston. Their first vehicle arrived on 4th May and plans are already in place to add further coaches during the next 12 months.

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When not being used on their own tour program, their coach will be available to the general public for private hire. As Paul explains, ‘It is our intention to offer high quality coach hire within the South Lakes and Furness area. Customers want to hire a coach, knowing that they will be safely transported to their destination in comfort and in style – and our new coach will certainly do that’.

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Saturday June 10th. 7 pm Dalton Community Church Wellington Street. The saxophone story with Peter Dyer - Peter will talk to us and play his saxophone to take us through the history and development of the instrument through jazz, swing and easy listening. No admission cost, collection for our refurbishment fund

Weekly Events Mondays Dalton Community Church, Wellington Street, Dalton. Tea and Chat. Come and have a cuppa and a good chat. No charge. 10am till 11-30am Thursdays Dalton Community Church, Wellington Street, Dalton. Thursday Club. Armchair exercises, varied entertainment, a cuppa and a chance to socialise. School Term times. No Charge. 2pm till 4pm

Tuesday 13th June 2-30pm. Midweek Communion Service at Dalton Community Church, Market Street, Dalton. A short service lasting

Urswick Church

The Power of Pentecost Exhibition - Come along to Urswick Church until Sunday June 11th anytime between 10am-4pm and experience our all age interactive exhibition in church, discover the power of Pentecost. Admission is free and all are most welcome. Seated Exercise Class Beginning Thursday June 8th in Urswick Parish Room, 2-3pm, these guided exercise

South Lakeland Community Learning and Skills (Adult Education)

We have a number of courses about to begin, see the information below. All of the course details can be viewed online by visiting our website learningandskills and searching in the South Lakeland area.

Should you have any questions regarding our courses or enrolling, we can be contacted via email on or telephone on 01539 713257. We are happy to take suggestions for courses you would like to see in South Lakeland from September onwards, please pass these on via the above email address.

classes are free of charge. Refreshments can be purchased. GET FIT WHILE YOU SIT! A weekly short Communion Service is held in Urswick Parish Room every Wednesday at 10.30am, followed by drinks and a chat. For further details of all our services please visit our website on

New courses we are taking enrolments for:

Get to know your iPad. Courses aimed at beginners although more experienced will also benefit. Friday 16th and 23rd June, 10:00am-12:30pm at Ulverston Library Saturday 17th and 24th June, 1:30pm- 4:00pm at Grange Library

Friday 30th June and 7th July, 10:00am -12:30pm at Cartmel Priory School. Fee £17, concession £8.50

Spanish for Holidays. Saturday 10th June, 10:00am-4:00pm @ Grange Golf Club. £20 German for Holidays. Saturday 1st July, 10:00am-4:00pm @ Grange Golf Club. £20

These intensive, one day courses are an ideal opportunity to pick up some basic vocabulary, phrases

Ulverston Library Young Volunteers (aged 14 to 24) are needed for the Summer Reading challenge 2017; application forms available from the library. Closing date 30th June. 5th – 11th June. Book Start week - ‘Let’s Explore the Outdoors’ 1st – 15th July, Duncan Cooke photography exhibition Get To Know Your ipad - introduction courses 16th and 23rd of June 10am to 12.30. Contact Community Learning and skills on 01539 713257 or Alzheimer’s Society - Drop-in Dementia Information Sessions for people with dementia, their family and carers every 4th Thursday of the month, 10.30-12.30pm. No need to book just turn up. Community groups meeting at the library Adult reading group 13.30-15.00 1st Wednesday of the month Breast feeding group 09.30- 11.30 Tuesday Children’s story time 09.30-10.30 Friday Connecting Mums 09.30-12.30 Friday Ulverston Library 01229 404151 uk/libraries and knowledge to help you enjoy your holiday to the full Healthy Hearts. Free exercise classes, specifically designed for people recovering from health problems. See the website or phone for course details, times and dates. Batik Workshop with Caren Threlfall. Saturday 17th June, 10:00am-4:00pm. Ambleside Parish Centre. £20, £10 concessions

One day creative course, covering all the techniques associated with Batik. Create samples for your reference and make a piece of art to take home and be proud of. You will learn how prepare silk for painting, explore the use of hot wax as a resist, the application of dyes and paints and how to fix and finish your work. Felt Making for Beginners with Caren Threlfall. Tuesday 1:00-

Safe and Well visit

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) will be contacting you in the near future to arrange to undertake a Safe & Well visit. Contacting people will be undertaken either by calling on the phone or delivering a Safe and Well calling card asking for you to contact us. The visit will still involve a fire safety education and checking of smoke alarms, however will now include a ‘light touch’ health questionnaire to identify people that could benefit from further support in relation to: Falls Prevention in the home Smoking Cessation assistance Alcohol Reduction Assistance Social Wellbeing CFRS is delivering these Safe and Well visits to help our health partners to help more people live a full and independent life in their own home with some support where needed. Please register your details with Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service on our Free phone number:

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they already have. You will learn different techniques associated

with making pieces of felt and 3D felt object, covering the different fibres, processes of wet felting,

needle felting, making 3D vessels and bags, felt flowers and beads

and ‘nuno’ felting. You will make a series of samples and also some

finished pieces to take home and be proud of.

Kevin Fothergill

Community Learning and Skills Manager, South Lakeland

015397 13257 Mon –Fri 09:00-14.00 (24hr answerphone) 30

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Animal Welfare (Furness) - providing sanctuary for distressed animals until loving forever homes found. Contact Cattery 01229 836955 or Barrow / Ulverston Shops 01229 811122 / 01229 581402 www.


MVC Design Plans drawn for planning permission and building regulation approval. Contact Mark Carroll 07730 661656, 01229 588208 or email


ROGER ARMSTRONG ARCHITECT, Lindale. Design / Property Advice / Applications. Tel 015395 34314.


Nails @ Home Yours or Mine. Qualified nail technician. Shellac nails / toes £15. Rockstar £18. Huge range of colours. 0752 3115 758.


Daisyroots Books Main Street, Grangeover-Sands. Second-hand books. Local History, Climbing, Railways & much more. Full range of OS maps. Open 9:30 - 4:30 Mon - Sat. 015395 38817


J. Brown Building


CLEANER Quality cleaning and laundry services. Reasonable rates. Hours available. Call Joan on 0770 622 1466 / 07979 127 318 or e-mail

JS Cleaning Your local, professional cleaning service. Contact Jane on 01229 584891, 07966 028404 or


VHS Video Tapes transferred to DVDs. £8 per tape. 01229 463375


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Phobias (incl school phobias), anxiety, depression, addictions, confidence and self esteem. Speak to a professional caring therapist. Experienced in working with adults and children 07792 843 807

DOG SERVICES ONE-to-ONE DOG BEHAVIOUR and Training Solutions. Martin Gleadow 015395 63567

( 07534 280 012



TOPSHINE CAR WASH ULVERSTON Ltd Valeting services from £5. Collect our wash tokens and get 5th Express wash free! N Lonsdale Terrace, Ulverston 07982 726438


ULVERCLEAN Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Specialists. For a true deep clean contact Lee Gundry on 01229 586703 or 07858 757215


ANDREW BACKHOUSE CHIMNEY SWEEP LTD Established 1992. Trading standards approved. All types of chimneys and flues swept. Camera surveys. 015394 45117 or 0776 314 5594 ROB CHAMBERS All types of chimneys and flues Member of the National Association of Chimney Sweeps HETAS approved. Fully insured 01229 588025 Mob: 07881 921529


CLEAN CHOICE - High Standard Domestic and Commercial Cleaning Service. Contact Emma on 07795 441324/ 01229 889490 or email

Rise & Recline Chairs, Electric Beds and general furnishings supplied by Furness Furniture Ltd, 19 Nelson St Dalton 01229 208536. Free local delivery.



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

GARDEN CLEARANCE Grass and hedge cutting, strimming and fencing. Ron’s Tidy Garden. Tel: 01229 580345 Mobile 07904 151964. Reliable and honest Lawns mowed, hedges trimmed, overgrowth strimmed, branches shredded and leaves blown away! Also DIY. Local and friendly. Call Simon on 07950 912212 or 015395 34640.

Garden Maintenance lawn care, weeding, edging, planting & veg garden installation, pruning. Single & regular jobs in Ulverston undertaken. Call Kay on 07545 211170.


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

HAY & STRAW MERCHANTS Hay & Straw Merchants Single bales, Large bales, Full and Half loads available. Williamson Bros Ltd 07850 704234


FREE* HOUSE CLEARANCE SERVICE *Please note: there must be enough items of re-sale value to cover our labour costs and tipping fees. We Buy Furniture ~ Brica-Brac ~ Tools ~ Jewellery ~ Gold & Silver ~ Antiques. Contact Guy for a FREE quote on 01229 715114 / 07990 664476

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND ULVERCLEAN can now offer a true deep cleaning service to those dingy looking areas. Contact Lee 01229 586703 or 07858 757215 for a free quote

SEAMSTRESS Thimbles & Needles wedding, bridal dresses ,clothing alterations & repairs gents including also leather, upholstery. 87 Market Street, Dalton. 0758 3938018. TREE SURGEON


PiedPiper Northern Ltd Reputable pest management company providing a professional, courteous and prompt service by expertly trained staff. 01229 480 463

EDDIE SHARP ENGRAVING TROPHIES pick up/drop-off Domus, King Street. Contact Kendal Trophies 01539 740217


LOCKSMITHS LOCKS EXPRESS LOCKSMITHS 24 Hour Callout. All Lock Problems Solved; Locks opened, repaired & fitted. Trading Standards Approved & Police (CRB) checked. Domestic & commercial work. Car keys cut. We cover all the Furness area. Tel 01229 550056. Mobile 07886 831336.

Painter and decorator, C&Gs qualified. Professional. Dust free sanding. Interiors. Exteriors window repair, ten year guarantee. Contact Tess 07462 416945

Tree Stumps Removed GET A QUOTE ONLINE or call Peter on 01539 720441



Not fulfilling your potential? “Issues” holding you back? Break free with the help of a fully qualified Counsellor and experienced Personal Adviser. Telephone Hugh on 07780 610427



Extensions & Renovations New Builds - Ground works Maintenance - Windows Roofing - Fascias - Gutters Kitchen & Bathroom fitting Plastering & Rendering




OH TREE SERVICES - qualified and insured arborists/tree surgeons. Please contact Oliver on: 015395 30756 or 07904 698 794


STAMP COLLECTIONS, OLD COINS / medals and pre-1960 picture postcards purchased. Will visit to view. Tel Smith 07721 651 751 email OLD SUITCASES, trunks, leather bags, wooden boxes, toolboxes, wooden ladders, galvanised buckets, watering cans, kitchenware. Peter 015395 62811


SITUATIONS VACANT Staveley-in-Cartmel Parish Council Parish Clerk/Financial Officer The Parish Council would like to appoint a new Parish Clerk/ Financial Officer for approximately 145 hours per annum currently £10.63 per hour. Applicants will need to be computer literate, able to prepare agendas and record minutes, financial procedures and be able to correspond with external organisations on behalf of the Council. Previous experience would be advantageous but training will be provided. If you are interested in applying for the position or require further information, please contact the Clerk. Closing date for applications is 4pm on 30th June 2017. Clerk - Mrs Sarah Shires Email:

Cartmel Surgery

Dr S D Milligan & Dr H M Lovatt Cartmel Surgery Cartmel Grange-over-Sands Cumbria LA11 6PH

Medical Receptionist

We are a rural dispensing Practice looking for a Medical Receptionist to join our small friendly team. The successful applicant must have excellent IT & communication skills. Knowledge of QOF and EMIS web would be desirable, but enthusiasm, hardworking and willingness to learn is essential.

Hours of work: - Monday 12.30-6.30pm, Tuesday 10.30am–6.30pm and Friday 12.30-6.30pm with additional hours to cover holidays/sickness when needed. Pay dependable on experience and option to join NHS Pension Scheme. Apply with CV to: Janice Longmire, Practice Manager at the above address/ email, closing date for applications Friday 16th June. Job Description and Specification are available at

Tel: 015395 36366 email

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M.E.L. Furniture Restorers

20 yearsRestorers experience in all aspects of Furniture furniture restoration. Specialising in

All aspects of all types of seat weaving including furniture restoration hand woven & pre-woven canework undertaken. Specialising in all types oftransforming seat lives by design Enquiries (015395) 36269 weaving including hand woven & prewoven canework

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Naturalfree Woodland initial consultation Burial Ground “Return to the Earth, naturally”


available on certain bikes


cashback On all Freego bikes purchased before 31st Dec 2016

Bottle of House wine for all tables of four booked in the month of June Burton-in-Kendal

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01524 782442

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

3 Lowther Gardens, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 7EX

015395 36163




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