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Car Sharing

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Dear Neighbours Hello again,

It seems a long time since the last Christmas Directory, but here I am back again, with an all new, all shiny Village Link. It was thanks to all your messages of support that those nice people at AQA Magazines decided to step in at a time of difficulty and save the Directories. I can’t state how grateful I am for all cards, phone calls, letters and emails I received and it was great to see how well liked the Directories were.

Emma is now in charge of all advertising...and yours truly retains the Editorship. A major change you will already have noticed is the new A4 format, the Link will also now be a bimonthly magazine with a host of new features which you can get involved with. . . FRONT COVER – Why not send in your local photographs—something really interesting locally please! WHO’S WHO – See page 11. WHAT’S ON – your events?

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Statistically it has been shown that over half of car drivers would share a car to work if they knew someone suitable to travel with. So what can we do? Today on the roads:

Traffic has increased by over 60% since 1980.

Cars are the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions.

Congestion costs the UK £19 billion a year. Public transport costs are rising.

With 10 million empty seats on the road every year and so many of us travelling in the same direction we thought perhaps some of you would like to share some costs.

The benefits of car sharing are great!

These are many reasons to car share; reduced costs, reduced congestion and pollution and improved access in areas with limited public transport. Indeed if average car occupancy was to increase by 10% - with 1.74 persons per car on average - this would reduce traffic on our roads by 9%.

Are there any other community car sharing schemes?

One successful group is the “Rusty Vehicle Sharing Group” which began as far back as 1976 in Leicester. A group of neighbours originally decided that they could share a rusty vehicle. However, today the cars are of a much better quality and the group has gone from strength to strength.

If you are interested in possibly arranging a car share or are looking to find one of those 10 million empty seats this magazine will be opening its pages to you! ...for example:

Newcastle Airport

Daily at 2pm: ring 07979 xxxxxxxx (Dave)

Lowther Street

Daily at 7.50am: ring 07979 xxxxxx (Fred)

Kingmoor

Daily at 8.10am: ring 07979 xxxxxx (Pat)

Burgh Road Ind Estate

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3A THE CRESCENT, CARLISLE Tel: 01228 521777 BOOKING OFFICE Tel: 01228 521666 PRIVATE HIRE

DAY TRIPS

23 APR 26 APR 26 APR

Bus Times 95

Pet Sitting!

Whilst every effort is made to check that these times are accurate at print time, we cannot accept responsibility for errors or later changes.

Monday to Friday Warwick Bridge to Carlisle Bus Station

HARROGATE FLOWER SHOW £25.00 HARROGATE FLOWER SHOW £25.00 THE BEACON, WHITEHAVEN & DUNMAIL PARK £12.00 02 MAY MANCHESTER TRAFFORD CENTRE £12.00 02 MAY NEWCASTLE NIGHT OUT £15.00 03 MAY ALTON TOWERS (INC ADMISSION) £38.00 03 MAY YORKSHIRE DALES £12.00 04 MAY WHITBY £13.00 04 MAY CLYDE COAST & LARGS £12.00 04 MAY BLACKPOOL/ZOO £12.00 07 MAY HOUGHTON HALL GARDEN CENTRE £4.00 08 MAY NEWCASTLE METRO CENTRE £8.00 09 MAY LEEDS SHOPPING £12.00 10 MAY BEAMISH OPEN AIR MUSEUM £23.00 14 MAY SOUTHPORT FOOD & DRINK FEST £12.00 24 MAY FOUNTAINS ABBEY & STUDLEY ROYAL WATER GARDENS £19.00 30 MAY HOLKER HALL GARDEN FESTIVAL £19.00 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Extensions & Conservatories

Installation of Central Heating Systems

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For Local and Professional Building, Plumbing & Heating Services

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Cotehill Village Hall Cumwhinton Jct Rd

1 Croft Park, Wetheral, Carlisle

Bathrooms & Shower Rooms

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Local Index

Listing here is for regular advertisers (free) as well as for businesses

trading in this area; a single line entry is only £3 per issue; a second

line (maximum number) is a further £1. Paid annually in advance; the nearest relevant heading should be used. Feature any mix of your ad page, phone, web or email contact details.

Beauty Therapy Crown Leisure

Building & Planning

Tel: 564272

Independent Gas page 15 Tel: 561222 or 07885 841584

Childcare

Louise English Childminder

page 5

Cleaning

Cumbria Pro Wash Tel: 0759 055 8633 cumbriaprowash@aol.com / Tel: 672094 Purely Dry Clean Carpets

Freedom Clean (016974 75667) GreenBins Tel: 534648

Coach & Mini Bus Hire Alastair Cook Mini Bus Service Irvings Coaches (Tel: 521777)

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page 2

page 9

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Complementary Therapy Helen Hodgson

Councillors

Michael Richardson Barry Earp

Tel: 01768 885967 Tel: 016973 31512 page 13

Dentists

Aglionby Dental Practice

Tel: 711272

Driving Instructors

Roland Lawson (Tel: 546010)

Education

Pennine Way Nursery

page 16

Tel: 697520

Electrical Appliances/Repairs Northern Vacuums (524065)

Electricians

page 12

Greg Metcalfe (01768 896241)

page 6

Ian Cogan Tel: 526521

page 5

GW Electrical

Tel: 510470

Hair & Beauty Therapy

Television

The Gentry

Vets & Pets

BRB Star Beauty

Health & Fitness Heating

Independent Gas Tel: 561222

Home Help Helping Hands

Blue Bird Home Care

Joinery

Garden Services & Supplies Cumbria Pro Wash Carleton Paving

page 14

Tel: 672094 page 5

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QIC Print, qicprint.co.uk

Tel: 513 513

Marketing Menswear

Steed Tel: 599555

page 1

Dolores Marshall (409404)

page 5

Lee Shaw (Tel: 549594)

page 9

Decor8 Tel: 594445

page 4

Optician

Painter & Decorators Ian Hodgson Tel: 541164

page 5

Parish Council

Wetheral Parish Council

561687

Pharmacist

Dalston Pharmacy Tel: 541344 page 16

Photography

Paul Mortimer Tel:016974 73430 page 7

page 10

PictureU Tel: 540 204

Pilates

page 3

Carol Westmorland

Plumbing

Independent Gas Tel: 561222 John Fisher Tel: 560791

Printing

QIC Print: qicprint.co.uk

Public Houses

page 12

Tel: 537004

Tel: 590899

Funeral Directors

John Tremble (Tel: 594831)

page 15

Ian Woodmass

Property

page 3

Tel: 529203

Carol Westmorland (01768 896733) page 3

Entertainment & Leisure Splitz Dancing Tel:562118

Tel: 631039

The Conservatory Tel: 561888

Restaurants

page 9

page 5

Bulman Properties Tel: 819888

Wheatsheaf Inn

page 15

page 9 page 4

Tel: 560686

Lowther Arms Tel: 560905

The Conservatory Tel: 561888

Please mention The Village Link when responding to adverts

page 15 page 4

Go Digital Tel: 597708

page 13

Coomara Veterinary Practice Pet Sitting Tel:577470

Womanswear

Chameleon (Tel: 599770)

High Society Tel: 792880

page 4

page 13 page 8

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Useful Dials Accident Legal Line BT Faultline

0500 192939

0800 800 151

Citizens Advice Bureau

01228 633900

Carlisle City Council

01228 817000

Car Recovery 24hr Childline

Child Protect (NSPCC) County Council

Crime Stoppers

Cruse Bereavement Care Cuedoc

Cumberland Infirmary Dalston Pharmacy Debt Help

Drugs Helpline

01228 527287

0800 1111

0808 800 5000

01228 606060 0800 555 111

0870 1671677

01228 401999

01228 523444 01228 541344

0808 808 4000 0800 776600

Electric Emergencies (United Utilities) 0800 195 4141 Environment Agency

Fire & Rescue Service Floodline

Gas Emergencies

Highways & Potholes Library renewals

Neighbourhood Forum Police HQ

Recycle White Goods Refuse Disposal

0800 807 060

0800 358 4777

0845 988 1188

0800 111 999

0845 609 6609

607310

606570

0845 33 00 247

817200

606708

RSPCA Cruelty Reporting 0870 5555 999

Sure Start Carlisle South 01228 625937 Train Times Traveline

Legal Help

NHS Direct

08457 48 49 50

0871 200 22 33

01228 345 4345 0845 46 47

Water Emergencies (United Utilities) 0800 330 033

Miss Toned Figure Clare Burrell,

Leisure Club Manager at The Crown Hotel Leisure Club, Wetheral. Clare has the titles; 1st Miss Cumbria Toned Figure 2008 1st Miss NABBA North West Toned Figure 2008 3rd Miss WFF Universe Toned Figure 2008 (Germany) 7th Miss NABBA British Finals Toned Figure 2008

H

er other activities are based in Wetheral and include Fitness Instructor teaching Pilates, Yoga, Circuits, Steps, Aerobics, Bums n Tums, Aqua. Also a Member of Triathlon Club, Marathon and HalfMarathon Runner, Tennis. She was amazed to win two competitions last year and just couldn't believe being asked to represent Britain in Germany. This has given her the inspiration to enter again this year. This can be a very expensive and time consuming sport and she says she is extremely grateful to Energy Solutions who were kind enough to sponsor last year. She was also supported by Rob Carey ‘Mr Scotland’ with his training programme, and also the team at Bodytek.

Her diet has to be very disciplined and involves starting the day with chocolate porridge then eating every two hours with the correct balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat, also taking supplements of vitamin C, multivitamins and cod liver oil.. she prefers to compete naturally so doesn’t take additional substances... this can apparently be difficult when members bring in cakes and chocolates for staff...!

Luckily her closest friends are either fitness instructors or interested in fitness so the people around her are very understanding when she has to say ‘no’. She believes everyone should have goals in life and right now this is hers. She wishes you good luck with yours.

Monday 5.30pm, 6.30pm & 7.30pm Thursday 9am (for beginners)

Coming soon... Wednesday evenings Tel: 01768 896733

carol@pilates-cumbria.co.uk

Dancing for Children and Adults Every Thursday at Warwick on Eden Memorial Hall & Warwick Bridge School Splitz specialises in modern jazz/ street dance to popular and chart music. Established in Hexham and Warwick Bridge for 26 and 14 years respectively. For further details please contact Judith on:

01228 562118 m: 07771 60 6005

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Councillor’s Corner

Chef’s Notes with Fraser Souter of the Crown Hotel

Peppered Lamb Steaks with a tomato and courgette crushed potato salad

D

on't make lack of time the excuse for not cooking a good dinner this only takes 20 mins. Lakeland Lamb is coming into season, offering great local produce at good prices and tasting great... Ingredients:

2 x 6-8oz Lamb Steaks, 8-10 Pre boiled New Potatoes 2 Large Courgettes, 8-10 Cherry Tomatoes,

Any soft herb of your choice, Garlic, and Horseradish Sauce

1.

Chop the courgettes into large chunks, then boil or steam until tender, for about 5 minutes. Tip into a colander and lightly press out as much liquid as possible using a potato masher or fork, then chop the courgettes into smaller pieces.

2.

Heat the oil in a pan, add the garlic and tomatoes, then fry briefly until the tomatoes are just softening. Stir in the courgettes and heat through, then add the chopped parsley or coriander and stir through. Keep warm.

3.

Season the lamb steaks and grill for 3-4 mins each side. Serve with the tomato & courgette crush on the side.

COOMARA VETERINARY PRACTICE Carleton, Carlisle CA4 0BU

or try...

Quick Lamb & Ginger Stir-fry Rub lamb steaks with Chinese five spice powder, grill as before. Finely slice courgettes, halve tomatoes & finely shred a small knob of ginger. Heat oil in a wok, add courgettes, tomatoes & ginger and stir-fry for about 3 minutes until the courgette starts to soften. Add the garlic, fry for 1 min, then splash in 2 tbsp soy sauce. Slice the lamb steaks and add to the pan just before serving, along with their juices. Scatter with coriander & serve with rice or noodles. Per serving:

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Neighbourhood Watch Message

There have been a number of recent burglaries at rural premises where offenders have either forced entry, or entered through insecure doors/windows. The premises attacked have been rural post offices, pubs and small shops; and also a number of houses where keys to high value vehicles have been taken and the cars stolen. These offences have occurred throughout north and south Cumbria, and in southern Scotland. They are suspected to have been committed by travelling criminals who drive into the county in high performance vehicles, often bearing false number plates. The burglaries are generally occurring during the night or in the early hours of the morning. Schemes are asked to be particularly vigilant and report any suspicious activity around vulnerable premises, and also to ensure that all premises and vehicles are properly secure. Call 0845 33 00 247 if anything suspicious seen or 999 for immediate response.

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dispose of almost everything. Operating every day from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. closed Tuesday.

All City Councillors receive a yearly Small Scale Projects Budget and Councillor Neville Lishman and myself have used our 2008 allocation on :-

Cllr Barry Ogilvie Earp Tel. No. 01228 562612

e-mail BarryE@carlisle.gov.uk

i) Warwick-on-Eden – Improved Street Lighting.

ii) Scotby – Repaired areas of Tarmacadam and a new pathway into The Steading. iii) Wetheral – New lighting on approach road to the Station.

Accepting the Elected Members Charter Level 1 Award

iv) River Eden Footpath – Shortfall of costs for Interpretation Panels.

My next allocation for funding commences in April and to date I have received a request for a litter bin on the B6263 at Wetheral Pasture and the layby at the bottom of Steel’s Bank. I would now like the Cotehill, Cumwhinton and Aglionby residents to put forward their schemes.

Wetheral Station is to be refurbished this year with the work commencing on April 5th. The footbridge will be closed for a period of time whilst it is repaired and painted in the livery colours of the Hadrian franchise, maroon and cream. Lighting will be significantly improved and the weeds/ rubbish removed. Completion is anticipated within 12 weeks.

Dog Fouling – I have received

numerous complaints from Ward residents about the irresponsible attitude of some dog owners who allow their canine friends to foul areas within the 30 mph limits and fail to pick it up. As a retired Veterinary Surgeon may I point out that not only is it illegal to do this, with a fine of £75, but that it is exceedingly annoying to the public and dangerous as it can cause a serious disease especially in children known as Toxocariosis. This condition can lead to blindness due to the migrating larvae locating within the eye.

As a member of the Executive of Carlisle City Council a number of people have asked me what my Portfolio entails. The title is “Learning and Development” but this involves not only Member and Staff learning but also HR (850 Staff), I.T., Museums (Tullie House and The Guildhall), the Arts, Emergency Planning, Health and Safety, Legal and Democratic, Customer Services and even Polling arrangements. Carlisle City Council’s I.T. Service is in the process of becoming a Shared Service with Allerdale Borough Council. Tullie House could possibly become a not-for-profit Trust in the near future in order to access more funding than at present as part of the City Council.

The Council Staff Training programme has received many plaudits over the last few years and in March accepted the IdeA “Go Excellence Award” and the “Go Whole Organisation Approach Award”. Carlisle City Council became the first Authority in the Northwest to be given the “Get On Award” which recognises excellence in Skills for Life provision. I am a member of the Regional Development Committee of the Northwest Employers Organisation (N.W.E.O.) that meets in Manchester and promotes both Member and Employee learning. This year Carlisle City Council retained its Level 1 status of the Elected Members Northwest Charter and I received the diploma on their behalf from Beverley Hughes, Minister for the Northwest (see photo).

Lastly a new amenity facility has opened at the far end of the Industrial Site in Brampton. You can recycle or

Centenary Day Celebration Saturday 6th June 2009 10am – 4.00pm

At The Animals’ Refuge Wetheral Shields

Entertainment for the whole family Helen Skelton (best known for ‘Blue Peter’) Horse & Farrier Demonstrations Exhibitors & Food Stands Musical Performances Dog Agility Bouncy Castle

FREE ENTRY & PARKING Tel: 01228 560082 www.animalrefuge.co.uk

Open daily from 9.30am to 4.00pm Registered Charity 280700

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Who’s Who

Gardening

You can send in an article and photo of any person living in the magazine distribution area; send to claire@carletondirectory.co.uk

You can send in an article and photo of any gardening topic you think would be of local interest: claire@carletondirectory.co.uk

Peas Please

L

John Penn

W

e have one of the top performing musicians of the last 15 years in the Canary Islands on our doorstep.

"How luscious lies the pea within the pod." Emily Dickinson

ast year my son picked his first fresh pea pod and it definitely wasn’t the last one that he was going to pick that day!

It wasn’t just the enjoyment at the crack of the fresh pod opening, and it wasn’t the discovery of several full bodied tempting peas to pick, nor was it the satisfying pop as each one was eased from its comfortable bed. It was the revelation of the taste and that fantastic difference between freshly grown and shop-bought peas.

To me the taste brought back memories of Summer days in my dad’s allotment, picking peas in the shade. A good handful of pea pods later it was decided that 2009 would be the year of the Pea in our household.

Now with the added impetus of healthy living and the credit crunch, growing your own seems the natural thing to do.

Probably the trickiest thing in Carlisle is to try and find a nice sunny part of the garden to grow your harvest. However, luckily peas can handle some of the partial shade we have come to expect. ...that fantastic difference between freshly grown and shop-bought peas...

Sowing should be done anywhere between March and June with the waiting time to your first luscious pea being only 12 weeks away. Whilst it is possible to sow directly, you can take the indoor option and use peat pots or some wet kitchen towel and a windowsill to start them off. It really is that simple, however you must remember that whether sowing direct or planting your seedlings, pea roots are likely to grow deep. It is best to give them about an inch of depth with two inches of space. Bonemeal is an added bonus at this point and it means your little harvest will need no more feeding. Handy Hint – Soak pea seeds in a little water for a few hours before sowing

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With 15 days before your seedlings appear you must remember that juicy peas need moisture, and they should be constantly watered if conditions become dry. As your beloved plants now begin to grow they may be reaching out for a little support. This is best given in the form of canes, and if you feel they need a little extra perhaps consider some netting.

Handy Hint – Look like a professional gardener and pinch out the plants when they reach the top, this encourages healthy lower growth.

Luckily for my son peas are at there best when immature, for him this means he won’t have to wait too long after first spying the growing pods. Picking early also encourages the plant to produce even more juicy goods. Selecting from the bottom upwards is also recommended as these peas are the ones which are ready first. Handy Hint – To keep that fresh taste, pick just before cooking as peas will quickly gain that unwanted shop bought taste once harvested. Finally, remember to enjoy them, whether fresh from the pod or freshly blanched. You will taste no better, just ask my son!

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It was the sounds of J i m i Hendrix and Van Halen that created the desire in John to pick up his first guitar. W h i l s t some of Jimi’s guitars may have met a premature end, John has formed a lasting bond with his “Godin” Guitar which has followed him across the sea.

With his love of 70s rock John first performed at a friend’s party at the age of 16 but it was on the sun soaked beaches of Tenerife where he performed in front of 1000s and to the acclaim of Rick Wakeman of ‘Yes’ fame. It was at a major ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition and up against numerous bands over a number of days John emerged victorious thanks to his self penned song “Let it go”.

John went on to play in all the island’s top venues including Veronicas, Linekers, Dubliner, The Rock Cafe and The Soul cellar.

We can now hear his music at a number of local hotspots. Whilst his Sunday Unplugged acoustic set at The Office is a particular favourite he also heads a local 3 piece band ‘Big Foot’ formerly known as ‘The Waves’. It is also possible to book John for your wedding or party— as an experienced DJ, John is able to provide you with a full evening's music. If you want to hear or see more, visit www.johnpenn-singer.com By the way, John’s acoustic sets can often be enjoyed live at The Office – see you there….

Bluebird Home Care Opens I

Care in your own home...

t was a special landmark on Thursday 5th March as the Mayor of Carlisle, Jacqueline Geddes officially opened Bluebird Care at their premises at Fisher Street in Carlisle.

Hosting the event was owner John Donald, his lovely wife Sandie along with Bluebird Development manager Lorna Liny. Guests included local business people as well as clients who are already benefiting from the superior care being offered by Bluebird. John is convinced his “Old fashioned Service” will be in great demand as he offers, in his words, “The Care you need in the home you love”

We at The Village Link wish John and his team much success for the future— you can contact Jonathan Donald on 591131 or by email on carlisleanddumfries@bluebirdcare.co.uk

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For more information call 01228 564272 Crown Hotel Leisure Club, Wetheral • www.crownhotelwetheral.co.uk

New Studio Opens

‘Picture U’ opened on London Road by the Mayor of Carlisle

P

icture U, a new photography studio in Carlisle opened last month.

The Mayor of Carlisle Jacquelyne Geddes attended the opening celebrations and wish Andrew, the proprietor; all the best of luck. The studio offering wedding photography, portraits and other types of photography promises to be the best value studio in town, with Andrew saying that his goals and aims are to achieve excellent customer service, and bring people the results they want with no obligations or pressure to spend more than they want.

page 10

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Fashion

High Society

by Jessica Farrer of Chameleon

Invest to Impress

Ladieswear, Hats & Accessories

W

elcome to Spring/Summer 2009! There may still be a chill in the air but I am all of a flutter about all of the gorgeous new shapes, styles and colours hitting the shops! There’s nothing like the buzz of taking home that must have item before unwrapping it from a halo of scrunchy tissue paper! This season’s looks are wearable, flattering and undeniably feminine but as ever there are new rules to be followed! This is the essential guide to transitional dressing and living by the new fashion law of investment!

“Invest to Impress” is ‘the’ buzz phrase doing the fashion rounds this season

Warmer than black and softer than grey, navy blue suits everybody and is the perfect shade for transitional dressing – appropriate as the cold weather continues to bite! Having spent many years out of favour, navy is firmly back in the fashion fold and looking hot for spring! A navy trouser is a work wear staple while a shift dress is an elegant option taking you to the office, for drinks and beyond! Dress up with a black patent skinny belt, matching heels and a cropped fine knit cardigan for a chic Victoria Beckham style take! For a more casual look, opt for a crispy cotton light weight jacket and layer over a long sleeve tee!

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By Darren Turnbull CFP,DMS,MCIBS Certified Financial Planner

01228 597986 dturnbull@financialconcepts.co.uk http://www.financialconcepts.co.uk

Beat the Credit Crunch

Y

“Invest to Impress” is ‘the’ buzz phrase doing the fashion rounds this season! Every purchase must be considered from every angle – the days of throw away fashion are numbered and not before time! How much more satisfying is the thought of a sumptuous silk blouse, a fabulously cut pair of jeans or a chic shift that will stay in your wardrobe for years to come?!

Forever fashion is all about choosing beautiful stand alone pieces in scrummy fabrics that will last you a lifetime! After all, a modern yet classic wardrobe is at the root of every woman’s fashion fantasies so permission is granted to indulge!

Finance

17 swan street

longtown

01228 792880 The weather is the British Fashionista’s constant nemesis! In the recent weeks we have taken a battering from snow, rain & wind – none of which are conducive to looking fabulous! This transitional period is therefore the perfect time to showcase one of this seasons hottest trends - the trophy jacket! An investment in its own right – your coat should stand proud as the ultimate in style statements! This is the season of colour so be bold and go for a striking piece in hot pink or sunshine yellow! A black & white print is a great alternative while oversized bows and beaded buttons are bang on trend! A chunky knit cardigan is great for layering and endless in its versatility! Muted shades of coffee and cream are perfect with jeans while a vibrant

Please mention The Village Link when responding to adverts

purple piece will look great cinched in over a silk satin dress! This season is all about sense and sensability! A great pair of jeans is the best place to start when planning your investment wardrobe! A prize blouse, a great coat and a fabulous piece of knitwear are also staples that will last a lifetime! However, don’t forget to have fun! That’s what fashion is all about and there are oodles of exciting prints and shapes to keep us smiling through the gloom! Happy Shopping and don’t forget to browse next months column for more on the new season trends!

ou will be acutely aware of the economic problems throughout the world, with the current banking crisis and so called ‘credit crunch’, not to mention the dreaded “R” word as we enter what could be a deep and prolonged recession.

In this climate there is an upturn in people looking for good independent financial advice in respect of their finances. One of the most important pieces of advice we give our clients is to start with a ‘spring clean’ of their finances.

The most important part of any financial planning is to draw up a budget and closely look at all aspects of monthly expenditure... most people are very surprised when they see how their money gets spent each month. You must earn more than you spend, as this is the single biggest threat to your finances, and we suggest the following categories to analyse your spending: • In your Home • Insurance

• Eating & Drinking

• Motoring and Travel

• Card and Loan repayments • Family & Childcare

• Savings & Investments • Leisure 21 Warwick Road Carlisle t: 01228 599770

www.chameleonfashions.co.uk

• Health & Beauty • Clothes

• Education & Courses • Big One Offs

• Odds & Sods

You should compare prices for utilities and food and ensure that there is no expenditure that you would deem unnecessary. Good ideas to improve your situation:

• Sell an old thing for every new one you buy eBay... car boot sales...? • Leave credit and debit cards at home – only take cash then you won’t be tempted to overspend.

QUALITY PAINTING AND DECORATING

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Tel: 01228 549594 Mobile: 0796 708 7348 leroy_shaw@hotmail.com

• Sleep on it – you often don’t want things as much the next day. • Keep a list of your debts in your wallet – you will be reminded every time you open it! • Accept help.

• Think of credit cards as debt cards – the banks money, not yours.

The premier agency dealing exclusively with the letting and management of residential properties in and around Carlisle, with:

• Pay yourself pocket money - pay bills and give yourself pocket money.

• Avoid shops then you can’t be lured into spending money. • Stick loose change in a savings jar – it soon adds up. • Make your own at home – pizza, beer, etc. • Use eBay to rent short term items at low cost. • Have a ‘no-spend day.

• Organise nights-in for friends and family rather than going out.

• Don’t take the kids to the supermarket - do your shopping online and you will only buy what you need.

Many areas of expenditure can be reviewed by an Independent Financial Adviser and advice given on perhaps reducing mortgage payments, life cover requirements, House and Contents Insurance, savings schemes and pension payments. They can also help with potential tax planning. It is also important that you plan for the future as we all hope to retire some day and for most people they would like to do this as early as possible so planning needs to start as early you can.

Alastair Cook

MINI BUS SERVICES 14 & 16 seater mini bus for hire

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01228 401022 m: 07719 378157 74 Edgehill Rd, Carlisle

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Telephone: 01228 560791 Mobile: 07825 380 975

To advertise please call 592942 or emma@aqamagazines.co.uk

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Fashion

High Society

by Jessica Farrer of Chameleon

Invest to Impress

Ladieswear, Hats & Accessories

W

elcome to Spring/Summer 2009! There may still be a chill in the air but I am all of a flutter about all of the gorgeous new shapes, styles and colours hitting the shops! There’s nothing like the buzz of taking home that must have item before unwrapping it from a halo of scrunchy tissue paper! This season’s looks are wearable, flattering and undeniably feminine but as ever there are new rules to be followed! This is the essential guide to transitional dressing and living by the new fashion law of investment!

“Invest to Impress” is ‘the’ buzz phrase doing the fashion rounds this season

Warmer than black and softer than grey, navy blue suits everybody and is the perfect shade for transitional dressing – appropriate as the cold weather continues to bite! Having spent many years out of favour, navy is firmly back in the fashion fold and looking hot for spring! A navy trouser is a work wear staple while a shift dress is an elegant option taking you to the office, for drinks and beyond! Dress up with a black patent skinny belt, matching heels and a cropped fine knit cardigan for a chic Victoria Beckham style take! For a more casual look, opt for a crispy cotton light weight jacket and layer over a long sleeve tee!

page 8

By Darren Turnbull CFP,DMS,MCIBS Certified Financial Planner

01228 597986 dturnbull@financialconcepts.co.uk http://www.financialconcepts.co.uk

Beat the Credit Crunch

Y

“Invest to Impress” is ‘the’ buzz phrase doing the fashion rounds this season! Every purchase must be considered from every angle – the days of throw away fashion are numbered and not before time! How much more satisfying is the thought of a sumptuous silk blouse, a fabulously cut pair of jeans or a chic shift that will stay in your wardrobe for years to come?!

Forever fashion is all about choosing beautiful stand alone pieces in scrummy fabrics that will last you a lifetime! After all, a modern yet classic wardrobe is at the root of every woman’s fashion fantasies so permission is granted to indulge!

Finance

17 swan street

longtown

01228 792880 The weather is the British Fashionista’s constant nemesis! In the recent weeks we have taken a battering from snow, rain & wind – none of which are conducive to looking fabulous! This transitional period is therefore the perfect time to showcase one of this seasons hottest trends - the trophy jacket! An investment in its own right – your coat should stand proud as the ultimate in style statements! This is the season of colour so be bold and go for a striking piece in hot pink or sunshine yellow! A black & white print is a great alternative while oversized bows and beaded buttons are bang on trend! A chunky knit cardigan is great for layering and endless in its versatility! Muted shades of coffee and cream are perfect with jeans while a vibrant

Please mention The Village Link when responding to adverts

purple piece will look great cinched in over a silk satin dress! This season is all about sense and sensability! A great pair of jeans is the best place to start when planning your investment wardrobe! A prize blouse, a great coat and a fabulous piece of knitwear are also staples that will last a lifetime! However, don’t forget to have fun! That’s what fashion is all about and there are oodles of exciting prints and shapes to keep us smiling through the gloom! Happy Shopping and don’t forget to browse next months column for more on the new season trends!

ou will be acutely aware of the economic problems throughout the world, with the current banking crisis and so called ‘credit crunch’, not to mention the dreaded “R” word as we enter what could be a deep and prolonged recession.

In this climate there is an upturn in people looking for good independent financial advice in respect of their finances. One of the most important pieces of advice we give our clients is to start with a ‘spring clean’ of their finances.

The most important part of any financial planning is to draw up a budget and closely look at all aspects of monthly expenditure... most people are very surprised when they see how their money gets spent each month. You must earn more than you spend, as this is the single biggest threat to your finances, and we suggest the following categories to analyse your spending: • In your Home • Insurance

• Eating & Drinking

• Motoring and Travel

• Card and Loan repayments • Family & Childcare

• Savings & Investments • Leisure 21 Warwick Road Carlisle t: 01228 599770

www.chameleonfashions.co.uk

• Health & Beauty • Clothes

• Education & Courses • Big One Offs

• Odds & Sods

You should compare prices for utilities and food and ensure that there is no expenditure that you would deem unnecessary. Good ideas to improve your situation:

• Sell an old thing for every new one you buy eBay... car boot sales...? • Leave credit and debit cards at home – only take cash then you won’t be tempted to overspend.

QUALITY PAINTING AND DECORATING

ing er hang ting Wallpap d exterior pain n a r o ri Inte service ice Friendly ates and adv m ti s e e Fre

Tel: 01228 549594 Mobile: 0796 708 7348 leroy_shaw@hotmail.com

• Sleep on it – you often don’t want things as much the next day. • Keep a list of your debts in your wallet – you will be reminded every time you open it! • Accept help.

• Think of credit cards as debt cards – the banks money, not yours.

The premier agency dealing exclusively with the letting and management of residential properties in and around Carlisle, with:

• Pay yourself pocket money - pay bills and give yourself pocket money.

• Avoid shops then you can’t be lured into spending money. • Stick loose change in a savings jar – it soon adds up. • Make your own at home – pizza, beer, etc. • Use eBay to rent short term items at low cost. • Have a ‘no-spend day.

• Organise nights-in for friends and family rather than going out.

• Don’t take the kids to the supermarket - do your shopping online and you will only buy what you need.

Many areas of expenditure can be reviewed by an Independent Financial Adviser and advice given on perhaps reducing mortgage payments, life cover requirements, House and Contents Insurance, savings schemes and pension payments. They can also help with potential tax planning. It is also important that you plan for the future as we all hope to retire some day and for most people they would like to do this as early as possible so planning needs to start as early you can.

Alastair Cook

MINI BUS SERVICES 14 & 16 seater mini bus for hire

Day Trips · Excursions · Sports Outings · Weddings · Airport Transfers · Corporate Work

01228 401022 m: 07719 378157 74 Edgehill Rd, Carlisle

John Fisher Wetheral Pastures, Carlisle

Plumbing · Heating · Boiler Replacement Central Heating Systems Overhauled Oil Tank Installation · Log Burning Stoves · Bathroom Installations Small Building Works · General Handyman Registered Business

Telephone: 01228 560791 Mobile: 07825 380 975

To advertise please call 592942 or emma@aqamagazines.co.uk

page 9


CROWN HOTEL

Leisure Club

Beauty Room ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆

Facials JESSICA hand & feet treatment Swedish massage Stone therapy massage Aromatherapy massage Eye treatments Waxing Body treatments Tanning with Fake Bake Wedding make up Party / Special Occasion make up

Pamper Days Choose 2 of the following 1/2 hour treatments: ◆ Back & Shoulder Massage ◆ Mini Facial ◆ Mini Manicure ◆ Mini Pedicure Price includes a light lunch and full use of the leisure facilities. A dressing gown will be provided and slippers will be issued as a gift to take away.

from only £49

The Leisure Club is perfect for an invigorating start, for a day of pampering or to wind down from today's hectic lifestyle, with its 12 Metre Swimming Pool, Whirlpool, Squash Courts, Two Fully Equipped Gymnasiums comprising all the latest fitness equipment, Sauna, Solarium and Steam Room. With our family friendly atmosphere, there's something for everyone. Membership from £38.50 per month.

For more information call 01228 564272 Crown Hotel Leisure Club, Wetheral • www.crownhotelwetheral.co.uk

New Studio Opens

‘Picture U’ opened on London Road by the Mayor of Carlisle

P

icture U, a new photography studio in Carlisle opened last month.

The Mayor of Carlisle Jacquelyne Geddes attended the opening celebrations and wish Andrew, the proprietor; all the best of luck. The studio offering wedding photography, portraits and other types of photography promises to be the best value studio in town, with Andrew saying that his goals and aims are to achieve excellent customer service, and bring people the results they want with no obligations or pressure to spend more than they want.

page 10

BE AMAZED!

COME TO PICTURE U FOR A STUNNING

PORTRAIT PHOTO SHOOT A VARIETY OF STYLES, VIBRANT COLOURS, INCREDIBLE DETAIL

WEDDINGS FROM £170 · PORTRAITS FROM £10 EXTRA PRINTS FROM JUST £2.50

WITH THE CUT OUT OF THIS AD, I’D ALSO LIKE TO OFFER 25% OFF ANY STUDIO SITTING.

Prize Wordsearch

sponsored by

WIN A £25 GIFT VOUCHER Irving’s Coaches of Carlisle are kindly offering you the chance to

To enter simply find all the listed words in the grid below. Once you have found them, use all 15 unused letters in the grid to spell another reason to visit Irving’s Coaches Booking Office. Send the completed form to the address below!

Alton Towers Blackpool Boyzone Canal Cruise Day Trips

Edinburgh Zoo Fun

Grand National

Newcastle Metro

Hire

Sound of Music

Harrogate Flower Show

Irvings Coaches Holidays

Lionel Richie Loch Lomond

Mothers Day Tour

Skipton Market

Strictly Come Dancing Travel Shop

Wet n Wild

PRIZE WORDSEARCH ENTRY FORM

$

Send to: Carleton March Wordsearch, 75 Cumwhinton Rd, Carlisle CA1 3JB

357 london road · carlisle CA1 3JQ info@pictureustudio.com T: 540 204 M: 07731 532 962 pictureustudio.com

Please mention The Village Link when responding to adverts

Name ............................................................ Tel:..........................................................

Address: .......................................................................................................................... Email address: ................................................................................................................

Answer ............................................................................................................................

Closing date for entries is May 5th.

To advertise please call 592942 or emma@aqamagazines.co.uk

page 7


Who’s Who

Gardening

You can send in an article and photo of any person living in the magazine distribution area; send to claire@carletondirectory.co.uk

You can send in an article and photo of any gardening topic you think would be of local interest: claire@carletondirectory.co.uk

Peas Please

L

John Penn

W

e have one of the top performing musicians of the last 15 years in the Canary Islands on our doorstep.

"How luscious lies the pea within the pod." Emily Dickinson

ast year my son picked his first fresh pea pod and it definitely wasn’t the last one that he was going to pick that day!

It wasn’t just the enjoyment at the crack of the fresh pod opening, and it wasn’t the discovery of several full bodied tempting peas to pick, nor was it the satisfying pop as each one was eased from its comfortable bed. It was the revelation of the taste and that fantastic difference between freshly grown and shop-bought peas.

To me the taste brought back memories of Summer days in my dad’s allotment, picking peas in the shade. A good handful of pea pods later it was decided that 2009 would be the year of the Pea in our household.

Now with the added impetus of healthy living and the credit crunch, growing your own seems the natural thing to do.

Probably the trickiest thing in Carlisle is to try and find a nice sunny part of the garden to grow your harvest. However, luckily peas can handle some of the partial shade we have come to expect. ...that fantastic difference between freshly grown and shop-bought peas...

Sowing should be done anywhere between March and June with the waiting time to your first luscious pea being only 12 weeks away. Whilst it is possible to sow directly, you can take the indoor option and use peat pots or some wet kitchen towel and a windowsill to start them off. It really is that simple, however you must remember that whether sowing direct or planting your seedlings, pea roots are likely to grow deep. It is best to give them about an inch of depth with two inches of space. Bonemeal is an added bonus at this point and it means your little harvest will need no more feeding. Handy Hint – Soak pea seeds in a little water for a few hours before sowing

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With 15 days before your seedlings appear you must remember that juicy peas need moisture, and they should be constantly watered if conditions become dry. As your beloved plants now begin to grow they may be reaching out for a little support. This is best given in the form of canes, and if you feel they need a little extra perhaps consider some netting.

Handy Hint – Look like a professional gardener and pinch out the plants when they reach the top, this encourages healthy lower growth.

Luckily for my son peas are at there best when immature, for him this means he won’t have to wait too long after first spying the growing pods. Picking early also encourages the plant to produce even more juicy goods. Selecting from the bottom upwards is also recommended as these peas are the ones which are ready first. Handy Hint – To keep that fresh taste, pick just before cooking as peas will quickly gain that unwanted shop bought taste once harvested. Finally, remember to enjoy them, whether fresh from the pod or freshly blanched. You will taste no better, just ask my son!

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It was the sounds of J i m i Hendrix and Van Halen that created the desire in John to pick up his first guitar. W h i l s t some of Jimi’s guitars may have met a premature end, John has formed a lasting bond with his “Godin” Guitar which has followed him across the sea.

With his love of 70s rock John first performed at a friend’s party at the age of 16 but it was on the sun soaked beaches of Tenerife where he performed in front of 1000s and to the acclaim of Rick Wakeman of ‘Yes’ fame. It was at a major ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition and up against numerous bands over a number of days John emerged victorious thanks to his self penned song “Let it go”.

John went on to play in all the island’s top venues including Veronicas, Linekers, Dubliner, The Rock Cafe and The Soul cellar.

We can now hear his music at a number of local hotspots. Whilst his Sunday Unplugged acoustic set at The Office is a particular favourite he also heads a local 3 piece band ‘Big Foot’ formerly known as ‘The Waves’. It is also possible to book John for your wedding or party— as an experienced DJ, John is able to provide you with a full evening's music. If you want to hear or see more, visit www.johnpenn-singer.com By the way, John’s acoustic sets can often be enjoyed live at The Office – see you there….

Bluebird Home Care Opens I

Care in your own home...

t was a special landmark on Thursday 5th March as the Mayor of Carlisle, Jacqueline Geddes officially opened Bluebird Care at their premises at Fisher Street in Carlisle.

Hosting the event was owner John Donald, his lovely wife Sandie along with Bluebird Development manager Lorna Liny. Guests included local business people as well as clients who are already benefiting from the superior care being offered by Bluebird. John is convinced his “Old fashioned Service” will be in great demand as he offers, in his words, “The Care you need in the home you love”

We at The Village Link wish John and his team much success for the future— you can contact Jonathan Donald on 591131 or by email on carlisleanddumfries@bluebirdcare.co.uk

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We supply, deliver & install most leading brands of:

Washing Machines Fridge Freezers Vacuum Cleaners Tumble Dryers Electric Cookers Built-in Appliances Dishwashers Gas Cookers and many more...

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Councillor’s Corner

Chef’s Notes with Fraser Souter of the Crown Hotel

Peppered Lamb Steaks with a tomato and courgette crushed potato salad

D

on't make lack of time the excuse for not cooking a good dinner this only takes 20 mins. Lakeland Lamb is coming into season, offering great local produce at good prices and tasting great... Ingredients:

2 x 6-8oz Lamb Steaks, 8-10 Pre boiled New Potatoes 2 Large Courgettes, 8-10 Cherry Tomatoes,

Any soft herb of your choice, Garlic, and Horseradish Sauce

1.

Chop the courgettes into large chunks, then boil or steam until tender, for about 5 minutes. Tip into a colander and lightly press out as much liquid as possible using a potato masher or fork, then chop the courgettes into smaller pieces.

2.

Heat the oil in a pan, add the garlic and tomatoes, then fry briefly until the tomatoes are just softening. Stir in the courgettes and heat through, then add the chopped parsley or coriander and stir through. Keep warm.

3.

Season the lamb steaks and grill for 3-4 mins each side. Serve with the tomato & courgette crush on the side.

COOMARA VETERINARY PRACTICE Carleton, Carlisle CA4 0BU

or try...

Quick Lamb & Ginger Stir-fry Rub lamb steaks with Chinese five spice powder, grill as before. Finely slice courgettes, halve tomatoes & finely shred a small knob of ginger. Heat oil in a wok, add courgettes, tomatoes & ginger and stir-fry for about 3 minutes until the courgette starts to soften. Add the garlic, fry for 1 min, then splash in 2 tbsp soy sauce. Slice the lamb steaks and add to the pan just before serving, along with their juices. Scatter with coriander & serve with rice or noodles. Per serving:

367 kcalories, protein 34g, carbohydrate 5g, fat 24 g, saturated fat 8g, fibre 2g, salt 0.29 g

We cater for all animals great and small and offer a full range of services to all, at competitive prices and a friendly service

Free Clinics including:

PUPPY & KITTEN CHECKS OLD FRIENDS CLUB Weekly Puppy Playgroup every Wednesday 6.00pm - 6.30pm

Dental & Weight Checks Ultra Sound Scanner Purpose-built premises

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The Carleton Directory The Village Link

(for Carleton & Parkland Village) (for Wetheral & Scotby)

To book at The Conservatory Restaurant or Walton’s Bar please telephone 01228 561888

Neighbourhood Watch Message

There have been a number of recent burglaries at rural premises where offenders have either forced entry, or entered through insecure doors/windows. The premises attacked have been rural post offices, pubs and small shops; and also a number of houses where keys to high value vehicles have been taken and the cars stolen. These offences have occurred throughout north and south Cumbria, and in southern Scotland. They are suspected to have been committed by travelling criminals who drive into the county in high performance vehicles, often bearing false number plates. The burglaries are generally occurring during the night or in the early hours of the morning. Schemes are asked to be particularly vigilant and report any suspicious activity around vulnerable premises, and also to ensure that all premises and vehicles are properly secure. Call 0845 33 00 247 if anything suspicious seen or 999 for immediate response.

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Tel 01228 524740

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Insertion rates from only £3 per issue Display rates from only £16 per issue

Ring Emma on 0797 27 189 31

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dispose of almost everything. Operating every day from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. closed Tuesday.

All City Councillors receive a yearly Small Scale Projects Budget and Councillor Neville Lishman and myself have used our 2008 allocation on :-

Cllr Barry Ogilvie Earp Tel. No. 01228 562612

e-mail BarryE@carlisle.gov.uk

i) Warwick-on-Eden – Improved Street Lighting.

ii) Scotby – Repaired areas of Tarmacadam and a new pathway into The Steading. iii) Wetheral – New lighting on approach road to the Station.

Accepting the Elected Members Charter Level 1 Award

iv) River Eden Footpath – Shortfall of costs for Interpretation Panels.

My next allocation for funding commences in April and to date I have received a request for a litter bin on the B6263 at Wetheral Pasture and the layby at the bottom of Steel’s Bank. I would now like the Cotehill, Cumwhinton and Aglionby residents to put forward their schemes.

Wetheral Station is to be refurbished this year with the work commencing on April 5th. The footbridge will be closed for a period of time whilst it is repaired and painted in the livery colours of the Hadrian franchise, maroon and cream. Lighting will be significantly improved and the weeds/ rubbish removed. Completion is anticipated within 12 weeks.

Dog Fouling – I have received

numerous complaints from Ward residents about the irresponsible attitude of some dog owners who allow their canine friends to foul areas within the 30 mph limits and fail to pick it up. As a retired Veterinary Surgeon may I point out that not only is it illegal to do this, with a fine of £75, but that it is exceedingly annoying to the public and dangerous as it can cause a serious disease especially in children known as Toxocariosis. This condition can lead to blindness due to the migrating larvae locating within the eye.

As a member of the Executive of Carlisle City Council a number of people have asked me what my Portfolio entails. The title is “Learning and Development” but this involves not only Member and Staff learning but also HR (850 Staff), I.T., Museums (Tullie House and The Guildhall), the Arts, Emergency Planning, Health and Safety, Legal and Democratic, Customer Services and even Polling arrangements. Carlisle City Council’s I.T. Service is in the process of becoming a Shared Service with Allerdale Borough Council. Tullie House could possibly become a not-for-profit Trust in the near future in order to access more funding than at present as part of the City Council.

The Council Staff Training programme has received many plaudits over the last few years and in March accepted the IdeA “Go Excellence Award” and the “Go Whole Organisation Approach Award”. Carlisle City Council became the first Authority in the Northwest to be given the “Get On Award” which recognises excellence in Skills for Life provision. I am a member of the Regional Development Committee of the Northwest Employers Organisation (N.W.E.O.) that meets in Manchester and promotes both Member and Employee learning. This year Carlisle City Council retained its Level 1 status of the Elected Members Northwest Charter and I received the diploma on their behalf from Beverley Hughes, Minister for the Northwest (see photo).

Lastly a new amenity facility has opened at the far end of the Industrial Site in Brampton. You can recycle or

Centenary Day Celebration Saturday 6th June 2009 10am – 4.00pm

At The Animals’ Refuge Wetheral Shields

Entertainment for the whole family Helen Skelton (best known for ‘Blue Peter’) Horse & Farrier Demonstrations Exhibitors & Food Stands Musical Performances Dog Agility Bouncy Castle

FREE ENTRY & PARKING Tel: 01228 560082 www.animalrefuge.co.uk

Open daily from 9.30am to 4.00pm Registered Charity 280700

To advertise please call 592942 or emma@aqamagazines.co.uk

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Local Index

Listing here is for regular advertisers (free) as well as for businesses

trading in this area; a single line entry is only £3 per issue; a second

line (maximum number) is a further £1. Paid annually in advance; the nearest relevant heading should be used. Feature any mix of your ad page, phone, web or email contact details.

Beauty Therapy Crown Leisure

Building & Planning

Tel: 564272

Independent Gas page 15 Tel: 561222 or 07885 841584

Childcare

Louise English Childminder

page 5

Cleaning

Cumbria Pro Wash Tel: 0759 055 8633 cumbriaprowash@aol.com / Tel: 672094 Purely Dry Clean Carpets

Freedom Clean (016974 75667) GreenBins Tel: 534648

Coach & Mini Bus Hire Alastair Cook Mini Bus Service Irvings Coaches (Tel: 521777)

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Complementary Therapy Helen Hodgson

Councillors

Michael Richardson Barry Earp

Tel: 01768 885967 Tel: 016973 31512 page 13

Dentists

Aglionby Dental Practice

Tel: 711272

Driving Instructors

Roland Lawson (Tel: 546010)

Education

Pennine Way Nursery

page 16

Tel: 697520

Electrical Appliances/Repairs Northern Vacuums (524065)

Electricians

page 12

Greg Metcalfe (01768 896241)

page 6

Ian Cogan Tel: 526521

page 5

GW Electrical

Tel: 510470

Hair & Beauty Therapy

Television

The Gentry

Vets & Pets

BRB Star Beauty

Health & Fitness Heating

Independent Gas Tel: 561222

Home Help Helping Hands

Blue Bird Home Care

Joinery

Garden Services & Supplies Cumbria Pro Wash Carleton Paving

page 14

Tel: 672094 page 5

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QIC Print, qicprint.co.uk

Tel: 513 513

Marketing Menswear

Steed Tel: 599555

page 1

Dolores Marshall (409404)

page 5

Lee Shaw (Tel: 549594)

page 9

Decor8 Tel: 594445

page 4

Optician

Painter & Decorators Ian Hodgson Tel: 541164

page 5

Parish Council

Wetheral Parish Council

561687

Pharmacist

Dalston Pharmacy Tel: 541344 page 16

Photography

Paul Mortimer Tel:016974 73430 page 7

page 10

PictureU Tel: 540 204

Pilates

page 3

Carol Westmorland

Plumbing

Independent Gas Tel: 561222 John Fisher Tel: 560791

Printing

QIC Print: qicprint.co.uk

Public Houses

page 12

Tel: 537004

Tel: 590899

Funeral Directors

John Tremble (Tel: 594831)

page 15

Ian Woodmass

Property

page 3

Tel: 529203

Carol Westmorland (01768 896733) page 3

Entertainment & Leisure Splitz Dancing Tel:562118

Tel: 631039

The Conservatory Tel: 561888

Restaurants

page 9

page 5

Bulman Properties Tel: 819888

Wheatsheaf Inn

page 15

page 9 page 4

Tel: 560686

Lowther Arms Tel: 560905

The Conservatory Tel: 561888

Please mention The Village Link when responding to adverts

page 15 page 4

Go Digital Tel: 597708

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Coomara Veterinary Practice Pet Sitting Tel:577470

Womanswear

Chameleon (Tel: 599770)

High Society Tel: 792880

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Useful Dials Accident Legal Line BT Faultline

0500 192939

0800 800 151

Citizens Advice Bureau

01228 633900

Carlisle City Council

01228 817000

Car Recovery 24hr Childline

Child Protect (NSPCC) County Council

Crime Stoppers

Cruse Bereavement Care Cuedoc

Cumberland Infirmary Dalston Pharmacy Debt Help

Drugs Helpline

01228 527287

0800 1111

0808 800 5000

01228 606060 0800 555 111

0870 1671677

01228 401999

01228 523444 01228 541344

0808 808 4000 0800 776600

Electric Emergencies (United Utilities) 0800 195 4141 Environment Agency

Fire & Rescue Service Floodline

Gas Emergencies

Highways & Potholes Library renewals

Neighbourhood Forum Police HQ

Recycle White Goods Refuse Disposal

0800 807 060

0800 358 4777

0845 988 1188

0800 111 999

0845 609 6609

607310

606570

0845 33 00 247

817200

606708

RSPCA Cruelty Reporting 0870 5555 999

Sure Start Carlisle South 01228 625937 Train Times Traveline

Legal Help

NHS Direct

08457 48 49 50

0871 200 22 33

01228 345 4345 0845 46 47

Water Emergencies (United Utilities) 0800 330 033

Miss Toned Figure Clare Burrell,

Leisure Club Manager at The Crown Hotel Leisure Club, Wetheral. Clare has the titles; 1st Miss Cumbria Toned Figure 2008 1st Miss NABBA North West Toned Figure 2008 3rd Miss WFF Universe Toned Figure 2008 (Germany) 7th Miss NABBA British Finals Toned Figure 2008

H

er other activities are based in Wetheral and include Fitness Instructor teaching Pilates, Yoga, Circuits, Steps, Aerobics, Bums n Tums, Aqua. Also a Member of Triathlon Club, Marathon and HalfMarathon Runner, Tennis. She was amazed to win two competitions last year and just couldn't believe being asked to represent Britain in Germany. This has given her the inspiration to enter again this year. This can be a very expensive and time consuming sport and she says she is extremely grateful to Energy Solutions who were kind enough to sponsor last year. She was also supported by Rob Carey ‘Mr Scotland’ with his training programme, and also the team at Bodytek.

Her diet has to be very disciplined and involves starting the day with chocolate porridge then eating every two hours with the correct balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat, also taking supplements of vitamin C, multivitamins and cod liver oil.. she prefers to compete naturally so doesn’t take additional substances... this can apparently be difficult when members bring in cakes and chocolates for staff...!

Luckily her closest friends are either fitness instructors or interested in fitness so the people around her are very understanding when she has to say ‘no’. She believes everyone should have goals in life and right now this is hers. She wishes you good luck with yours.

Monday 5.30pm, 6.30pm & 7.30pm Thursday 9am (for beginners)

Coming soon... Wednesday evenings Tel: 01768 896733

carol@pilates-cumbria.co.uk

Dancing for Children and Adults Every Thursday at Warwick on Eden Memorial Hall & Warwick Bridge School Splitz specialises in modern jazz/ street dance to popular and chart music. Established in Hexham and Warwick Bridge for 26 and 14 years respectively. For further details please contact Judith on:

01228 562118 m: 07771 60 6005

Next Issue

of ‘Village Link’

You can advertise in this publication from as little as £3 per issue! (yes, that’s 37 pence per week).

The distribution is reliable, as most copies are delivered by the families of advertisers; there is also an online version:

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Just ring Emma on 0797 27 189 31 or email her. You can also discuss other marketing ideas; inserts,

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Car Sharing

You can list your destination and timing along with your contact details; send to claire@carletondirectory.co.uk

Dear Neighbours Hello again,

It seems a long time since the last Christmas Directory, but here I am back again, with an all new, all shiny Village Link. It was thanks to all your messages of support that those nice people at AQA Magazines decided to step in at a time of difficulty and save the Directories. I can’t state how grateful I am for all cards, phone calls, letters and emails I received and it was great to see how well liked the Directories were.

Emma is now in charge of all advertising...and yours truly retains the Editorship. A major change you will already have noticed is the new A4 format, the Link will also now be a bimonthly magazine with a host of new features which you can get involved with. . . FRONT COVER – Why not send in your local photographs—something really interesting locally please! WHO’S WHO – See page 11. WHAT’S ON – your events?

Indeed, if you wish to donate or submit a short article on any useful localinterest topic or event, please continue to send these, preferably by email to: claire@carletondirectory.co.uk

Due to popular demand for continuity there was a real hurry to get the new edition out, however that has not prevented them from containing the usual mix of local business, competitions, bus time tables, councillors’ newsletters and useful information. If you are a local business and you wish to advertise in the next edition please contact Emma to discuss various types of advertising and promotion; she can help you get the most from your marketing budget. Emma is contactable either at: emma@aqamagazines.co.uk or on 01228 592942 or 0797 27 189 31 As always;

Best wishes, Claire x

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Statistically it has been shown that over half of car drivers would share a car to work if they knew someone suitable to travel with. So what can we do? Today on the roads:

Traffic has increased by over 60% since 1980.

Cars are the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions.

Congestion costs the UK £19 billion a year. Public transport costs are rising.

With 10 million empty seats on the road every year and so many of us travelling in the same direction we thought perhaps some of you would like to share some costs.

The benefits of car sharing are great!

These are many reasons to car share; reduced costs, reduced congestion and pollution and improved access in areas with limited public transport. Indeed if average car occupancy was to increase by 10% - with 1.74 persons per car on average - this would reduce traffic on our roads by 9%.

Are there any other community car sharing schemes?

One successful group is the “Rusty Vehicle Sharing Group” which began as far back as 1976 in Leicester. A group of neighbours originally decided that they could share a rusty vehicle. However, today the cars are of a much better quality and the group has gone from strength to strength.

If you are interested in possibly arranging a car share or are looking to find one of those 10 million empty seats this magazine will be opening its pages to you! ...for example:

Newcastle Airport

Daily at 2pm: ring 07979 xxxxxxxx (Dave)

Lowther Street

Daily at 7.50am: ring 07979 xxxxxx (Fred)

Kingmoor

Daily at 8.10am: ring 07979 xxxxxx (Pat)

Burgh Road Ind Estate

Daily at 8.40am: ring 07979 xxxxxx (Tim)

Please mention The Village Link when responding to adverts

3A THE CRESCENT, CARLISLE Tel: 01228 521777 BOOKING OFFICE Tel: 01228 521666 PRIVATE HIRE

DAY TRIPS

23 APR 26 APR 26 APR

Bus Times 95

Pet Sitting!

Whilst every effort is made to check that these times are accurate at print time, we cannot accept responsibility for errors or later changes.

Monday to Friday Warwick Bridge to Carlisle Bus Station

HARROGATE FLOWER SHOW £25.00 HARROGATE FLOWER SHOW £25.00 THE BEACON, WHITEHAVEN & DUNMAIL PARK £12.00 02 MAY MANCHESTER TRAFFORD CENTRE £12.00 02 MAY NEWCASTLE NIGHT OUT £15.00 03 MAY ALTON TOWERS (INC ADMISSION) £38.00 03 MAY YORKSHIRE DALES £12.00 04 MAY WHITBY £13.00 04 MAY CLYDE COAST & LARGS £12.00 04 MAY BLACKPOOL/ZOO £12.00 07 MAY HOUGHTON HALL GARDEN CENTRE £4.00 08 MAY NEWCASTLE METRO CENTRE £8.00 09 MAY LEEDS SHOPPING £12.00 10 MAY BEAMISH OPEN AIR MUSEUM £23.00 14 MAY SOUTHPORT FOOD & DRINK FEST £12.00 24 MAY FOUNTAINS ABBEY & STUDLEY ROYAL WATER GARDENS £19.00 30 MAY HOLKER HALL GARDEN FESTIVAL £19.00 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Warwick Bridge

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Scotby Rd End

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Carlisle Bus Station

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SHOWS

‘BOYZONE’- NEWCASTLE £49.50 WE WILL ROCK YOU-SUNDERLAND £52.00 ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW £13.00 EDINBURGH TATTOO £45.00 EDINBURGH TATTOO £45.00 EDINBURGH TATTOO £45.00 DISNEY ON ICE-NEWCASTLE £34.00 SPANDAU BALLET-NEWCASTLE £63.00 ‘UB40’ – NEWCASTLE £49.50 ‘SOUND OF MUSIC’-SUNDERLAND £54.50 MAMMA MIA -TOP TICKET NEWCASTLE TBA ‘STRICTLY COME DANCING’ – NEWCASTLE £61.00

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75

Monday to Friday Cotehil to Carlisle

Cotehill Village Hall

0726

Cumwhinton Jct Rd

0732

0933 0818

Then

0939

at

33

1708

1914

2214

1639

1714

1920

2220

43

1643

1718

1725

1925

2225

Until

Wetheral Green

0737

0823

0943

Scotby Royal Oak

0741

0827

0947

47

1647

1722

1729

1929

2229

Park Rd Scotby School

0743

0829

0949

49

1649

1724

1731

1931

2231

0954

54

1654

1729

1936

2236

1002

02

1702

1737

1941

2241

Victoria Place

0752

0843

1740

Monday to Saturday Brampton to Carlisle

Brampton Market Place

0636 0736 0804 0823

04

34

1804 1846 1934 2034 2322

Warwick Bridge

0644 0744 0812 0831 Then

12

42

1812 1854 1942 2042 2330

Scotby Rd End

0649 0749 0817 0836

17

47

1817 1859 1947 2047 2335

Carlisle Bus Station

0700 0800 0826 0850

26

56

1826 1908 1956 2056 2344

Until

Saturday Warwick Bridge to City Centre

Warwick Bridge

1018

1440

1559

1819

Scotby Rd End

1022

1444

1603

1823

Carlisle Bus Station

1040

1455

1614

1832

Central Heating Boiler Renewal & Services

0933 0818

0939

Then at

33

1633

1730

1814

1914

2214

1639

1736

1820

1920

2220

43

1643

1740

1824

1925

2225

39

Until

0823

0943

Scotby Royal Oak

0827

0947

47

1647

1744

1828

1929

2229

Park Rd Scotby School

0829

0949

49

1649

1746

1830

1931

2231

0954

54

1654

1835

1936

2236

1002

02

1702

1841

1941

2241

Tesco 0843

75

1755

Sunday Cotehil to Carlisle

Cotehill Village Hall

1144

1344

1544

1744

2014

2214

2314

Cumwhinton Jct Rd

1150

1350

1550

1750

2020

2220

2320

Wetheral Green

1154

1354

1554

1754

2024

2224

2324

Park Rd Scotby School

1159

1359

1559

1759

2029

2229

2329

Tesco

1208

1408

1608

1808

Carlisle Bus Station

1213

1413

1613

1813

2043

2243

2343

685

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Wetheral Green

Victoria Place

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Bathrooms & Shower Rooms

95

75

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Brampton Market Place

1010

1110

1310

1410

1610

1710

1910

1929

Warwick Bridge

1016

1116

1316

1416

1616

1716

1916

1935

Scotby Rd End

1021

1121

1321

1421

1621

1721

1921

1940

Carlisle Bus Station

1029

1130

1330

1430

1629

1730

1930

1949

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