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Your Independent Community Magazine Appleby • Penrith • The Eden Valley

Giving Up the Fight with Floods Mothering Sunday Coal and Wet log Ban the Honest Truth An introduction to Soroptimists All Ears for the Eden FM volunteers

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GIVING UP THE FIGHT WITH FLOODS

Appleby is a unique community, due in part to the two words people hear when they say they live in the former county town of Westmorland - floods and fair. Storm Desmond on December 5, 2015, put Appleby firmly on the news map as the town centre was devastated by floodwater - and living on The Sands we experienced first hand the long, hard battle to get back into our property. The name of our road, the former A66 gives a clue to the historic nature of flooding in the area. The Sands refers to the sandy silt left behind on the road after the River Eden bursts its banks. However, the levels reach during Storm Desmond where unprecedented, and it highlighted a significant change in the intensity of flooding not just in Appleby but across the UK. After more than £48,000 insurance claim to restore our home and possessions and eight months living in temporary accommodation, we returned to our house on The Sands in August 2016. Rather than replace like for like, we used our Government grant, provided through Eden District Council, and flood grants from Cumbria Community Foundation and Appleby 2

Town Council, plus our own savings to try and make our home flood resilient. This required a shift in mind set. We gave up the fight with the flood to work on managing the floodwater in our home. We could not stop the flooding, but we believed we could manage the situation to make it quicker, cheaper and easier to get back to normal. And Storms Ciara and Dennis were the first tests of our resilience plans - more than 150mm (6in) of rain fell in the county in 24 hours, with water levels in Appleby within 60 cms (2ft) of those seen during Storm

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Desmond in 2015. And for three weeks we have lived with Flood Alerts and Flood Warnings. So what difference did our measures make? Storm Desmond River level 4.75m Flood level in our home 1.5m Cost of items lost and damage to property £48,000  Storm Ciara River level 4.15m Flood level in our home 5cms Time to return home 24 hours Cost of items lost and damage to property £00.00 So what did we do? • Replace the wooden floors and carpet, with concrete floors and tiles.  • Tanked the walls and floors  • As electrics downstairs had to be replaced entirely, we ensured the new wiring came downwards, and plugs were fitted higher than before.  • We purchased a new style of flood gate which held back the water for longer to give us more time to get our furniture upstairs or on the dining room table • We bought a solid wood dining table which could be dried out and polished up again if flooded

• Replaced our gas fire with a log burner so we could get heat to dry out the house quicker • Had the fuse box lifted about flood level • We replaced our traditional piano destroyed in 2015 with a (slightly) lighter electric version we could lift onto the table (with help from our friends and neighbours) • We had our replacement BT line installed on the first floor • Bought a plug-in landline rather than cordless telephone which didn’t rely on the mains electrics • Reduced the amount of furniture and items we stored downstairs • Made a flood plan of what we would do when we receive a flood alert, flood warning, and sounding of the flood siren. CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

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CONTENTS Giving Up the Fight with Floods by Karen Morley-Chesworth 2-3&8 Contents & Introduction 4-6

Coal and Wet log Ban the Honest Truth Hearth and Home 20 - 21

Afternoon Tea with Paul Laidlaw by Butterworth’s Solicitors 7

An introduction to Soroptimists By Lee Quinn 22 - 23

Luxury Oak at Affordable Prices at Cumbria Oak 9

All Ears for the Eden FM volunteers By Lee Quinn 24 - 25

National Minimum Wage & Statutory Rates by Quinn HR 10 - 11

Helping you to be Ready – Nat Broad 26

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UCC Ceilidh and Curry Night Fundrasier for India trip 27

Clear out your Gutters and Remove the Green 13

Razzmatazz head to Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End 28 - 29

Coronavirus - What do we Know? Researched by Lee Quinn 14

Prevention of Young Suicide By Hannah Bradley 30

Another Conversion for Joe Marshall and his Team by Lee Quinn 15

Shap Chippy National Award Press Release 31

Stick with print and let’s have a look at a book by Lee Quinn 16 - 17

Penrith Town Council Annual Town Meeting 2nd Reminder 29

Penrith Town Council Survey: Gathering Youth Views on Penrith 17

Churchill Retirement Living Show Complex Now Open 32

March Word search by Charlotte Quinn 18

Front Cover - Across Ullswater in Winter By Lee Quinn

Pamela’s Quiz-word Challenge

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Mothering Sunday by Pam 19

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WELCOME TO YOUR MARCH EDEN LOCAL, which starts distribution around the first week of this month.

Mother’s Day AT N O RT H L A K E S Sunday 22nd March Treat Mum this Mother’s Day.

In so many Eden Locals, I have started this opening knowing that the rest of the magazine is complete, however, with the month of February, whilst it is not over at the time of me writing this opening, I am far from finished on this March magazine! Sometimes, even for someone who talks a lot, as I do, we are lost for words when it comes to writing. It’s often in that moment of almost silence, apart from a faint hum of my computer and the clock ticking on the wall. I don’t know about you, but I have found February to be quite an exhausting month. In my mind I know that the Eden Local, in less than 24 hours of me writing this, it will be complete and in print. In less than seven days of that actually happening, it would have started the delivery through doors again, hence you have it in your hand. We all have to rely on selfmotivation, but I ask myself how many people do we rely on to complete many of those things that help us to stay motivated? We have all shared in some shocking weather recently. Whilst this publication is a week ahead of where it was last year, last March I was talking about temperature changes of – 7 to + 20 degrees. I was talking about the ‘Beast from the East’ and the snow, in the March magazine 2 years ago. February into March - this will be remembered for a lot of things. My question to myself is, ‘when are we going to get some good news and a break?’ Then this morning on my day of print, I see beautiful blue skies, snow covered fells and a break in the weather! Throughout February, with my links to Eden FM, I reported on the weather. A lot of my work and time out is dependent on the weather, which I’m sure it is for many of us. We’ve had disruptions due to the flooding, the water supply problem, power cuts, road works, rain, hail and snow showers. I have lived here long enough to appreciate the beauty of the Eden Valley, but the devastation of flooding is something else. Millions of people have recently experienced this on a grand scale across the UK. I like to look for the simplest of solutions, because there must be one, and whilst I have spent many hours in the last 30 days researching flooding locally, the reality of acceptance and the fact I believe is that we will never be able to predict how much rain comes out of the sky, but we can and have to do something with it when it lands. In my calls to the Chair of Yanwath and Eamont Parish Council, who was in between the village hall’s new windows going in, we discussed the challenge his parish has. I hope to follow this up with a story soon. The first article this month is by Karen Morley-

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Chesworth, which is an account of the reality of the situation and the challenge they have accepted as a family living on the Sands in Appleby. There is a lot of information out there, but you need to know where to find it. In a flood area you can get alerts to your phone directly from this website www.flood-warning-information. service.gov.uk. A lot of people that read this magazine or the local paper might not go online, and there are many people out there who have a computer, but they are not confident in how to use it. There is so much we need to know if only we knew where to find it. I started looking at flood reports, investigative reports produced after an area has flooded and the recommendations. Some of the reports which could relate to where you live range from 3 pages to over 40 pages of very important information. I have also, for those who live in these areas, worked out a way that you can obtain a printed version of these reports which are generally only online. Printed documents - what a revolution! Pop into Penrith Posters in Market Square Penrith and Chris the owner can print these for you for a very small price. Something which Eden Local and the Cumberland and Westmorland Herald have in common is of course print. They are, however, totally different types of print, and when I saw a post on social media suggesting that I would be pleased that it may be closing, my response as a reader and as a supporter shouldn’t have come as a surprise, because on numerous occasions the Eden Local has urged its readers to support and buy the local paper. I didn’t get a response from that person - that’s social media for you I suppose! I wasn’t surprised. February for those that read our social media posting saw the story unfold on the ‘King of local print on King Street’, from the announcement of potential closure to how it survived. Seeing a picture of its new owner Andrew Barr, who appeared in the paper as a 6-year old boy, brought home more the need to protect print in hard copy and preserve today for tomorrow. It comes at a cost. Memories aren’t cheap and when you ask yourself those questions one day - where is that photo I had on my phone, or that picture I shared on social media with the world, the special birthday, that picture of our family 20 years ago, where will it be? Those black and white pictures I have in an album that I put on to a memory stick and gave to one of my nan’s great granddaughters, who has now printed them off and shared them with her own children, together sitting on the sofa, will this just be a memory not captured in the future in hard copy? Printed media serves as a reminder of our past, current news and tomorrow’s history - a document that preserves the present, that becomes a part of our future, because many of us will have nothing to look back on if we are not careful. Our grandchildren, by not having those photo albums and that scrap book with clippings from the paper, may lose those memories forever. Print media needs advertising to survive. It’s a fact and there is a shift in advertising to social media. We need people to read and understand the ‘Danger of just Data’. I was probably one of thousands who thanked Andrew Barr for saving the Herald; it’s what we do. What comes next is something I’ll look forward to

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seeing. Maybe one local multimedia platform using all methods of media, covering everyone’s needs and all demographics, together is the future? This month, we feature our first book review and local author, and already we have our next review. This content, as an interview is recorded, as well as being summarised in print it will become parts of radio content and shows on Eden FM. In fact, we are hoping that working with the groups and businesses behind both Eden Local and Eden FM, will be able to use the new systems in place to create talking advertising on air, bringing print to life. Eden FM is one of many organisations based in the Eden Valley, and part of its revenue is generated through the Eden Local. It is a fact that many established groups, that for many years have been raising funds in the community, like the Eden Local, also need a lift. This isn’t a financial lift, but a lift in numbers. The Eden Valley in the last few years has lost a number of events - The Penrith on a Plate, Penrith Goes Orange, and more recently the Appleby Carnival organisers announced there would be no carnival this summer. With traditional, seasonal stories this month, we are supporting some good causes, and on pages 22 – 23 I have a short article about Soroptimists, following a meeting with Pat Newsham, the Secretary, SI Penrith & District. We certainly had a good chat, which means the next one will be potential be another radio show. To finish, I would add that the future of groups like the Lions, the Soroptimists, the Rotary, the Masons and others, that have raised £1000’s for the community, are dependent on new members who may have experienced the kindness of these groups and the charity, next month I’ll tell you more.

Until then……

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& FREE LEGAL ADVICE AND VALUATION SURGERY Butterworths Solicitors are teaming up with Paul Laidlaw and his team to bring you an opportunity to have your most prized possessions and family heirlooms valuated by one of the country’s leading experts. Paul has made regular appearances as an expert on BBC's 'Bargain Hunt', 'Antiques Roadtrip', 'Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip' and most recently 'Flog it!'. Butterworths Solicitor’s team will be available to provide free legal advice on matters such as: Single and Joint Wills, Trust Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney, Care Home Fee Protection, Probate, Prepaid funeral plans, Divorce, Child Contact, Conveyancing, Civil Litigation , Dispute Resolution and Personal Injury. Butterworths can also provide FREE home visits at no extras costs.

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We are signed up for the free flood warning service where we get a call on the landline, mobile phone, text and email when the Environment Agency issue a flood warning or alert - it’s easy to do online at https:// www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188. We are also very grateful to the flood volunteers in Appleby who give up their time to ensure we are safe. They knock on every door in the flood zone when we have a warning, to ask if we need any help. Flood resilience is big business. Flood gates and doors are very expensive, and I did have one supplier say to me: “I don’t know why you’re worried about the price, you’re not paying for it, you’ve got a grant.” But we wanted to ensure every penny of that grant was spent wisely, to gain the most benefit to make our home resilience. Like all those flooded in Appleby in 2015, we could apply for grants from the Government, Cumbria Community Foundation and Appleby Town Council. And we are very grateful to these organisations, and we hope our home shows how these grants really do make a difference.  We can see extreme weather is becoming the norm, and as sea levels rise, so will 8

river levels. We are not complacent. We are always looking at better ways to make our home more resilient - and I will NEVER leave family albums downstairs again after having to dry out what I could and throw away all my daughter’s school photographs after Storm Desmond. For more information on how we continue to work to improve flood resilience for our home, follow us on cumbria24.com.

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Whilst employers are not required to advise employees of the changes to NLW and NMW rates and how they may affect them, it is probably a good idea to do so in order to avoid numerous queries.

Don’t forget it is against the law for employers to pay workers less than the NMW or NLW and there can be serious penalties for breaches.

So, what should you be paying from 1 April 2020, to ensure you don’t fall foul of the Law? • The NLW is the minimum pay per hour most workers aged 25 and over are entitled to by law. It will rise to £8.72 (currently £8.21) The NMW is the minimum pay per hour most workers under the age of 25 are entitled to by law. There are different age brackets as follows: • The adult rate for workers aged 21 to 24 will rise to £8.20 (currently £7.70)

• The apprentice rate will rise to £4.15 (currently £3.90)

Also remember that there may be reasons why your staff may not actually be receiving the correct, minimum rates of pay. This could be: • where your staff are required to purchase part or all of their uniform • where your staff are required to take unpaid breaks or attend meetings (unpaid) • where you make deductions from staff wages for work-related events • where you are offsetting staff ‘benefits in kind’ against their pay

• The youth development rate for workers aged 18 to 20 will rise to £6.45 (currently £6.15)

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PAMELA’S QUIZ-WORD CHALLENGE All you have to do is find the answers to the quiz questions in the word search. It’s as simple as that!

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7. The spacecraft ‘Messenger’ orbited which planet between 2011 and 2015? 8. What would you be preparing if you were using a French Press? 9. Which is the longest river in China at 3,915 miles? 10. How would you write the year 2016 in Roman Numerals? 11. What is the name for mashed chickpeas, blended with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic? 12. New York State has what city as its capital?

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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Here is some guidance in brief, posted by the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England. For the benefit of those not online and those who may want to have more facts on the situation, a full and daily report is available at the link below from 2pm every day. www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirusinformation-for-the-public

Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice

Situation in the UK NUMBER OF CASES As of 26th February 2020, a total of 7,132 people have been tested in the UK, of which 7,119 were confirmed negative and 13 positive. The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on this page every day at 2pm until further notice. If more cases are confirmed in the UK, it will be announced as soon as possible by the Chief Medical Officer. As of 25th February 2020, a total of 6,795 people had been tested, of which 6,782 were confirmed negative and 13 positive. These figures included the 4 cases from the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship. INFORMATION ABOUT THE VIRUS A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

The UK is now one of the first countries outside China to have a prototype specific laboratory test for this new disease. Healthcare professionals who are contacted by a patient with symptoms following travel to Wuhan have been advised to submit samples to PHE for testing. Individuals should be treated in isolation. After the experience of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003, PHE developed a series of diagnostic tests to detect any member of the family of coronaviruses. These have been used for several years, and were able to detect the first UK case of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in 2012. With the first reported publication of the genome sequence of a 2019 novel coronavirus, PHE was able to rapidly develop further specific tests for this virus, working with the World Health Organisation and a global network of laboratories. When a clinician suspects novel coronavirus (COVID-19), they take samples from the nose, throat and deeper respiratory samples, package and send them safely to PHE Colindale. PHE can provide a laboratory result from this specific virus on the same working day. PHE also has the capability to sequence the viral genome and compare this to published sequences from China, if a case occurs. This will provide valuable information on any mutations in the virus over time and allow an improved understanding of how it spreads.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China. If you have returned from these areas since February 19th and develop symptoms, however mild, you should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS111. You do not need to follow this advice if you have no symptoms. DIAGNOSIS AND ANALYSIS Based on current evidence, novel coronavirus (COVID-19) presents with flu-like symptoms including a fever, a cough, or difficulty breathing. The current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild. Those who have died in Wuhan appear to have had pre-existing health conditions. 14

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Marshall Conservatory Conversions

Some reasons why you might want to convert this Winter

Can you use your conservatory every day of the year? Is it like a fridge in the Winter and a greenhouse in the Summer? Is it not the room you thought it could be, because when it rains, unlike the television, you can't turn the noise down of the rain lashing down on the roof? This time next year, you could be turning the thermostat down, or maybe up? You could of course still be growing tomatoes or lemons, and keeping the milk cool whilst listening to music or the television with your earphones in?

Here are some reasons why people replace their glass roof with a real roof. • We save up to 85% on conservatory heating bills • Reduced over heating in the summer months • 90% noise reduction from the weather • Massively reduced glare from the sun • No less than 10 years guarantee on all conservatories It's Another Great Conversion by Joe Marshall and his team, which meant another job for me to ring the customer about to find out how it had gone. The customer was none other than Rugby legend and local lad Peter Corley, former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s and 1980s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, England and Cumbria, and at club level for Broughton Red Rose ARLFC, Workington Town, St. Helens and Whitehaven. But what did he have to say about the job? Was it completed on time and as quoted? Peter explained that it was completed on time, the lads worked really hard as a team, and Joe, the captain was pretty much with them all the way. Peter went on to say that it wasn’t just the best quote Peter had received, but it couldn’t be beaten.

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We talked about how cold the conservatory had been and how that great space was going to waste as it could never be used properly. It was difficult and also expensive to heat. The transition now is a room with the perfect temperature, drop lighting in the ceiling, and Peter can enjoy that room with a view and the wall mounted TV, of course. In fact it’s not just Peter that is pleased. Joe has already quoted on jobs for three of Peter’s neighbours and starts work on one of these very soon. That’s another win in taking a space and making it into a real asset for the home and all the family, now available all year round!

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STICK WITH PRINT AND LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT A BOOK BY LEE QUINN

It was Paul Westmoreland’s second visit and interview at the Eden FM studios. The first time was back in 2017 at our studios in Friargate, Penrith, when he discussed his first book ‘Raineland’, which was published in 2017. Looking back, Eden FM has moved twice since then and now at its new premises at Cumbria House, Paul was in the studio with me to discuss his second book ‘Christmas Night’, which was published at the end of 2019. Yes, I know it’s almost Easter, but we are already in March. Paul Westmoreland was born and raised in Nottingham. The aim of our interview was to discuss his new book, which we did starting with the cover of his ‘Christmas Night’ novel. We also had a good look at his website which has a great collection of short stories. Paul’s professional life has been as a teacher in Buckinghamshire, then Leeds and finally twenty-three years in Carlisle. Paul Westmoreland lives with his wife in Penrith where ‘Christmas Night’ was completed. If you missed the 30-minute interview on Eden FM 107.5, you can listen to it again in our April schedule, as these interviews will be replayed 2pm 1st April & 8th April before being loaded on to radio click and listen again page.

About the book “It IS you, though, only you just don’t look the way I thought you would. But it’s the right name.” James

Rayburn, Rector of Saint Luke’s, faces various challenges as Christmas approaches.

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These include a sense of his own weakening faith, unhappy memories and what to say in his Christmas sermon. But Rayburn is to be distracted by the arrival at his house, one wintry night, of a sick, exhausted and seemingly destitute teenage girl called Corrie. “Only now did the chill in her body and the aching in her legs take their toll, for only now did the unthinkable terror that ‘they’ might catch her take hold – catch her before she could complete her mission.” Who is this mysterious Corrie? Who is the mysterious person called Standerd who has apparently followed her? “I dunno whatever made you think you could hide from me, Corrie, cos I said I’d find you, and I trusted you with a secret.” “Clearly, she will need time to adjust before she begins to confide in James Rayburn as she recovers in the safety of the rectory. But by then, Corrie’s journey has led her to meetings with others in the narrative, including Kate Raynor, the Dowling family and several of the rector’s friends and colleagues. That journey, and the road she takes, “with its demanding, relentless highway” are ever before us as we come at last to Christmas Night.”

About the book “Nothing could have been lovelier... than the vision of Raineland Lodge presented to her by imagination and memory.” The ruins of an ancient priory, some lost church silver and a tale of the English Civil War are all a part of Raineland’s long story. Joy Fleetwood returns to her old family home hoping it can provide refuge and can restore a way of life she knew before her days as a nurse and missionary. Perhaps too she can find once more her weakened faith and renew here her love for Tim Wenlock whom she has known from childhood and whose family and hers have long been close. But family tragedy has played its part during her absence. The deaths of her uncle in Africa and of her brother have affected her mother and grandfather who safeguard her little nephew at the old home. Secrets and personal feelings it seem, refuse to be left untouched as the story unfolds. “He did not come. It could never again be as it was.” As part of Eden Local’s and Eden FM’s commitment to ‘Stick with print and let’s have a look at a book’ campaign, in May we are launching a new show on Eden FM and we’ll be inviting local writers and readers from across the county in to talk about books. We will be working closely with The Hedgehog Bookshop in Penrith, which is an independent bookshop owned by Evonne

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GATHERING YOUTH VIEWS ON PENRITH The Penrith Town Council Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) launched a youth survey at their ‘Kahoot’ Event on 14th February, 2020. You can find out more about the Youth Panel and the ‘Kahoot’ event on the ‘Youth Advisory Panel’ page on the Town Council website.

Pearson. They have a good selection of books for all ages; children’s books, cards and gifts downstairs. Non children’s fiction, categories and local interest books are situated on the first floor. The Bookshop has an ordering service. Books can be delivered to the shop usually in 1-2 days with no delivery charge. Every month they have a new indi book of the month for children and adults and often have new releases, signed by the author, in stock. Starting from this month, we have featured Paul Westmoreland’s books in print in your Eden Local. These are available in the Hedgehog Bookshop. Next month I’ll be talking to Alan Cleaver and Lesley Park about their ‘Get Lost’ and we’ll also feature it in print in your Eden Local. Via Eden FM’s website, switching on in March you’ll be able to click and listen again to all of our interviews, current and from the past.

The survey, which includes questions to inform Penrith Leisure Centre and Cumbria County Council as well as youth-oriented organisations in the town, was compiled by the Town Council’s Youth Panel to gather young people’s views on Penrith and what’s available for them in the town. Young people aged 14-25 who live in or close to the town are encouraged to answer the questions and express their opinions. The survey is available on-line and in hard copy. It will be open for 6 weeks, closing on 27th March 2020. The online version is available via a link on the ‘Youth Advisory Panel’ Page of the Town Council Website (shortened direct link: https://bit.ly/2P24tTl). Hard copies are available from the Town Council Office, Unit 2, 19-24 Friargate, Penrith CA117XR and from the Penrith Library. The Panel wants to get word out to make sure as many other young people as possible have the opportunity to voice their opinion:

“If you use the link above or come across a link to the survey on your social media, please complete it online and share the link with other young people. Encourage everyone you know in and around Penrith to fill it in. This is our opportunity to voice our views about our town” If you are a Club or Organisation for young people in Penrith, please include the link on your website and social media platforms and encourage young people to complete the survey.

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHOPS AND LOCAL AUTHORS TODAY, DON’T DELAY. THE HEDGEHOG BOOKSHOP 19 LITTLE DOCKRAY, PENRITH, CUMBRIA T: 01768 863003 - OPEN: 9.30 AM 5-00 PM.

Feedback from the survey will be considered by the Youth Panel and discussed with 3 supporting Councillors from the Town Council’s Community, Culture and Economic Growth (CCEG) Committee. Recommendations may then be discussed further with interested organisations in the town and taken forward for consideration by the CCEG and, if appropriate, the Full Town Council.

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Mother’s Day by Pam This year Mothering Sunday falls on the 22nd March. It’s a day of flowers, breakfast in bed and chocolate treats for mums all over Britain!

on Mothering Sunday. Because they often lived some distance from their families the housekeeper or cook would often allow the maids to make a cake, take some fresh eggs or flowers from the garden, as a gift for their mothers. Often the children would pick wild flowers on their walk home to take as a small token of their affection or to take to church.

It is known as Mother’s Day in many other countries and falls on different dates. In Norway it is the second Sunday in February, in Bulgaria it is always on the 8th March and in places such as Australia – where Mums get a small handmade item such as a posy of flowers or a bookmark, Canada, the United States and Germany it is celebrated on the second Sunday in May while Argentinian mums have to wait until the third Sunday in October.

Mothering Sunday was also known as Refreshment Sunday as the fasting rules of Lent were relaxed on that day. It is also sometimes known as Simnel Sunday as it is traditional to bake a Simnel Cake.

But do you know the history of this special day? Mothering Sunday in the UK is always the fourth Sunday of Lent and has been celebrated in the United Kingdom since at least the 16th Century. It isn’t certain why the name Mothering Sunday is used in Britain but there is a theory that it could have been adapted from the Roman Spring Festival celebrating the Mother Goddess – Cybele. As Christianity began to spread across the country the church referred to Jerusalem as the ‘the Mother of us all’ and this could have brought about the reference as noted in the Book of Common Prayer on that date. About four hundred years ago people would go, on the fourth Sunday of Lent, to the church where they had been baptised – the Mother Church. They said that they had ‘gone a mothering’. This often developed into a family reunion as families returned to their home area to attend church services. It is also interesting to note that Cathedrals are often referred to as the Mother Church in a given diocese (area). In later years young girls and some boys ‘in service’ at the local manor house were only allowed to visit their families on one day each year. This was usually

This is a fruit cake topped with a layer of marzipan and decorated with 11 marzipan balls. The 12th is missing to represent Judas who betrayed Christ. Sugared violets are also used to decorate the top of the cake. The word Simnel probably comes from the Latin work simila which is a fine wheat flour use for the baking of a cake. There is also a rather dubious legend that a man called Simon and his wife Nell argued over whether the cake that was made for Mothering Sunday should be baked or boiled…in the end they did both so the cake was named after both of them SIM-NELL! However it got its name the cake isn’t eaten on Mothering Sunday; it is saved until Easter Day. More recently Mothering Sunday in Britain has become more akin to the United States celebration of Mother’s day and a bigger commercial event with cards, flowers, restaurants and special, often expensive, treats being available for the day. Perhaps this brief history will bring a different perspective on the day this year for you and that less emphasis is placed on the commercial aspect and more spent on just spending time with mums and letting them know that they are appreciated every day of the year!

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COAL AND WET LOG BAN

THE HONEST TRUTH Did you know 21st February there was a Consultation outcome on Air quality: using cleaner fuels for domestic burning? What followed was this statement by the Stove Industry Alliance ‘Contrary to what many of the headlines in today’s press might lead you to believe, wood burning stoves are NOT being banned. Defra has announced today that it will ban the sale of traditional bituminous house coal, that wood sold in single units under 2m3 (loose stacked) must have a moisture content of 20% or less & there will be a national requirement for certified controlled sulphur content and a smoke emission limit on manufactured solid fuels. Using dry wood on a modern Eco design ready appliance is PROVEN to lead to better air quality by improving efficiency & significantly LOWERING particulate emissions.’

As an Independent Business and the Stove Industry as a whole are working hard to ensure we only provide the best quality Stoves and advice for our Customers. If you’d like to discuss any of this, please call into the Showroom and we can give you more information All the information was all published via https:// www.gov.uk/government/consultations/air-qualityusing-cleaner-fuels-for-domestic-burning? Detail of outcome as post on the www.gov.uk/government site was as follows;-

We received 500 responses to this consultation. We plan to introduce the following one year from now:

A statement was also issued by Hearth and Home

• a ban on all pre-packaged traditional bituminous house coal

I’m sure everyone has seen the news today regarding the imminent “ban” on the use of Open Fires, Wet Wood & Traditional House coal.

• a ban will apply on loose sales via coal merchants at a later date

To clarify, in 2022 new laws will come into place regarding the purchasing of new Stoves as they will need to be “Eco Ready”. All of our Stoves are already Eco Ready and investing in the replanting of trees and cleaner burning. Today’s news is simply saying we won’t be able to use wet wood and traditional house coal in the future.

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Everyone should already only burn dry wood anyway and there are many smokeless solid fuels (more Anthracite based) which reduce the carbon emissions entering the environment for use on Open Fires.

• wood sold in single units under 2m3 (loose stacked) must have a moisture content of 20% or less • a national requirement for certified controlled sulphur content and a smoke emission limit on manufactured solid fuels (currently applies in Smoke Control Areas)

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4 members of Penrith Soroptimists creating awareness about International day of Peace in Devonshire Arcade, Penrith

AN INTRODUCTION TO SOROPTIMIST BY LEE QUINN Well it’s something I did not know existed until I took a call actually on the day that the February Eden Local started delivery in Sockbridge.

So after a bit of reach and an outline of the task ahead from Pat Newsham, one of the long standing members of the Penrith Soroptimist, I was off in the direction to gather what I needed. A final meeting with Pat and a small hand with picking out some great pictures from late 2019 of some of the fantastic project the club have been supporting and here we are. What is Soroptimist, well that always comes on spell check was the first thing I discover the word is take from ‘Soro’r is Latin for sister and ‘Optimist’ as I understand is a person with hope and confidence so together we have ‘sisters with hope and confidence’. Soroptimists international is the world’s leading women’s organisation with close to 80,000 Members in more than 3,000 local clubs and here in Cumbria we have the Carlisle, Cockermouth and of course Penrith club that serves the Eden Valley. 22

Pat Newsham talking to Peter McCall Police Crime Commissioner about Modern Slavery

Soroptimists use their global voice, calling for better access to education and leadership for women and girls and they focus on transforming the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and globally, through three key disciplines that lead to opportunities in other areas

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Coffee/Tea biscuitswill willbebeserved servedfrom from6.45pm 6.45pm Coffee/Tea & &biscuits No charge - donations only No charge - donations only This workshop is part of the public engagement sector of This workshop is part of the public engagement sector of Newcastle University’s ground-breaking CANDO project Newcastle University’s ground-breaking CANDO project which is developing a small light-based brain implant to which is developing a small light-based brain implant to control epileptic seizures, which cannot be eased with control epileptic seizures, which cannot be eased with either drugs or surgery. Are we comfortable with this type either drugs or surgery. Are we comfortable with this type of development? of development?

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The workshop will be led by Alex Elliott, The workshop will beArtistic led by Alex and Elliott, Operating Theatre’s Director will Operating Theatre’s and such will explore the questionArtistic of how Director we feel about explore the question of how we feel about such medical advances. Participants will be given medical advances. Participants will be given the opportunity to contribute individually and in thegroups opportunity to contribute according to choice.individually and in groups according to choice.

If you would like to attend or require more information, please contact: If you would like to attend or require more information, please contact: Pat Newsham on 01768 892817 or email: seagrave.mp42@mail.com Pat Newsham on 01768 892817 or email: seagrave.mp42@mail.com

• Educate - A women who wants to give women and girls better access to learning opportunities • Empower - A woman who really cares about womens’s rights in every corner of the world • Enabling - A woman who wants to help other women to have better health care and food security Penrith & District Soroptimist began in 1960, meaning that we are 60 years old as a club this year, the International organisation will celebrate its Centenary in 2021. Soroptimists are Women inspiring action, transforming lives, making a difference to the lives of over half a million women and girls in the world every year. Sorotimists get involved in various projects, locally, regionally and internationally, enjoy service, friendship and fun whilst raising awareness of many issues affecting people, particularly women and girls at home and abroad. As discussed with Pat Newsham they are going to be holding an event (Workshop) at the end of March at the Methodist Church rooms. This workshop is part of the public engagement sector of Newcastle University’s ground breaking CANDO project which is developing a small light based brain implant to control epileptic seizures.

For more details contact Pat Newsham - Secretary, SI Penrith & District E: seagrave.mp42@mail.com - T: 01768 892817

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ALL EARS FOR THE EDEN FM VOLUNTEERS BY LEE QUINN (CHAIRMAN EDEN FM) A number of campaigns have been implemented in the last six months. A lot of time has been invested updating software, securing the new transmissions sites and generally keeping the station running 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

like Green Vets, Butterworth’s

The links with Eden Local and the use of social media have helped the Station to be seen and heard in the community it serves. Starting in March, we have finally reached the stage of a new website and we have started to recruit new volunteers, as well as having some old faces returning.

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Solicitors, Penrith Posters and Gaudium, join a unique club. A unique package with a personal and specific agenda. Businesses with the new ‘Talking Ads’ and focused on individual April and May, with one hour regular features on products, services and recruitment. Meanwhile, the new programmes, new music data base, the new programme schedule and the new playlist are all lining up to launch very soon in 2020, yes we’ve got plenty!


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TUNING IN? Breakfast with Pam Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Friday Night Rock with our Prince of Darkness Steve Dryden

Kaptain Mounsey on Monday nights

Eden Country with Martin Cowin

The Red Thread Hour

A trip around the world with Tony on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am

Go Retro with Mark Dodson The Sixties Vinyl Show with Roger ‘Twiggy’ Day on Saturday morning, I love the 70s, Electric 80s The Folk show with Liz Franklin on Wednesday and Sunday evening Off screen Film Show Drive Home with Dougie, Lee, Finn, Daisy or Justin

Breakfast with Stevie Dee on Wednesday and at weekends Northern Soul The Sixties Vinyl Show with Roger ‘Twiggy’ Day on Saturday morning The Album Show And FIVE new shows launching in March, and THREE new shows launching in April on Saturday Nights.

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NAT BROAD PHYSIOTHERAPY AND MASSAGE

FOR WORK, FOR PLAY, FOR LIFE, FOR YOU BASED AT CUMBRIA HOUSE, GILWILLY

Background: Played football for over 20 years, playing for Millwall Lionesses, before moving to Cumbria 15years ago and having spells at Carleton Rovers, Whitehaven and Penrith before joining then Women’s National League Morecambe Ladies last season. Completed Outdoor Leadership degree and have over 15 years experience coaching football to local children for Castletown Juniors.

Physio: Qualified from UCLAN with First Class Honours and set up private business offering mobile massage before finding a base at Cumbria House. Became affiliated with the soon to reopen Elite Fitness gym, offering their members a specific service. I run medicolegal clinics across the county, including Whitehaven and Carlisle treating vast range of neck, back, shoulder, headache and joint problems. As well as playing, I am heavily involved in sport as a physio with experience working with professional, semi-professional and amateur athletes as well as those generally exercising to keep fit. I provided cover for both Workington Reds and Penrith AFC mens football teams last season, before being offered a dream role as first team physio for mens National league team Bradford Park Avenue. Late last year I took up a more local role as Carlisle City’s Physio.

Cumbria House: My main clinic base at Penrith offers daytime, evening and weekend appointments. We see a vast array of sports people, those in physically manual jobs or static roles affected by injuries, poor prolonged postures and increased muscle tension and those with general life injuries and stress amongst others. Often people present in clinic with long standing injuries, we advocate and promote the benefits of regular massage and specific exercises to ease and prevent life’s stresses and strains before they become problematic. Many of our clients take advantage of our very popular bundles (which provide a group of sessions at an more affordable price), to assist in maintenance and prevention or to benefit from cost effective treatment.

We use traditional manual physio treatments, alongside advanced massage stretching techniques to aid in recovery and aim to restore you back to you. We offer acupuncture for more painful conditions, and see great results for conditions such as lower back pain, joint pain, headaches and muscle spasm. I offer a relaxed, welcoming and friendly atmosphere in clinic. Nat Broad Physio is here...

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Performing arts students from Penrith head to Her Majesty’s theatre in the West End Being part of a national theatre school network, the people working within it acknowledge it is a privilege to be part of the lives of children and their families. The opportunity to help shape the future and leave a lasting legacy is a wonder ful part of being a theatre school Principal. When students come to the weekday theatre school, they truly become part of our Razz Family. It is not just about the singing, dancing and drama lessons, it is all the wonder ful events that they can take part in which helps to make memories, inspire futures and make lifelong friends. Razzamataz Penrith recently took 13 students to London to per form in a gala showcase, where they got to sing, dance and act to a full house of friends, family and former students, including many who now make their living per forming in the West End in shows such as 28

Hamilton. The per formance showcased what students learn ever y week and demonstrated a range of genres from street dance and commercial singing through to more traditional West End musical theatre styles. “We have always believed that these experiences benefit ever y child, from those that want to work professionally to those that attend to make new friends and build their confidence,” says Lauren Kirkbride, Principal of Razzamataz Penrith. “Creating these special memories for our students and their families really make this a ver y privileged position to be in, our sessions take place in a fun, safe environment, where each and ever y child is encouraged to express themselves and to be the best that they can be.” There are further opportunities planned for 2020 with both local and national events including a per forming opportunity at Disneyland Paris exclusive to students attending our school

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Classes consist of a wide range of per forming arts styles for children age 2-18 including current trends that are accessible to children and teenagers, from classic West End musical theatre to street dance, pop singing and acting for camera.

Razzamataz Penrith is committed to helping as many children as possible the chance to enjoy per forming arts and welcomes children and their families to come along and tr y a free session. Razzamataz Penrith is held at Newton Rigg Colege. To book a FREE taster session, email penrith@razzamataz.co.uk or call 07539 144225. Alternatively visit penrith. razzamataz.co.uk

Sign up for the Razzamataz Easter School which is running Wednesday 1st April - Friday 3rd April at Penrith Players Theatre

Now booking summer classes commencing Wednesday 22nd April - Wednesday 8th July 2020. “Our classes pay equal emphasis on Dance, Drama and Singing! The classes focus ver y much around building a child’s confidence, improving their co-ordination and communication skills, maintaining their health and fitness but most importantly having fun! We cover both Musical Theatre and Commercial styles including Pop Singing and Commercial / Street Dance. All in a safe and secure environment with fully DBS/PVG checked teachers and staff.�

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My name is Hannah, I am 23 years old and I am from Penrith. Over the last few years I have dedicated my spare time to raising money and awareness for various charities and causes across the UK including PAPYRUS, Prevention of Young Suicide. I am incredibly passionate about mental health, especially the mental health of young people. I have struggled myself with mental health problems for the majority of my life and am now finally feeling slightly more in control and ready to spread the word and help other people through difficult times. Now, I feel as though I want to make change for the people of Cumbria when it comes to mental health. After speaking with various people over the last year, Including Andy Airey, who lost his daughter to suicide I have felt a determination to raise awareness of suicide and to help educate the people of Cumbria (including myself) and give them the tools to really prevent suicide.

DUE TO THE SENSITIVE NATURE OF THE TRAINING ANYONE UNDER 18 IS UNABLE TO ATTEND.

I am in a really fortunate position in that because I gained quite a lot of press during my time as Miss Cumbria, spreading the word about causes I am passionate about comes with ease however, I am determined to not make this about me at all, this is not for any kind of self-gain or publicity for myself. Suicide is a topic that NEEDS to be discussed, the conversations need to be easier to start and the answers need to be easier to give and that will only come with training and campaigning which is what I intend to do for the foreseeable future. The event is being held on Saturday 18th April at 10:30 - 12:00 and another 13:00 - 14:30. Sessions are ÂŁ10 per person to cover training costs. Contact me, Hannah on 07827914461 or hannaherrinbradley@gmail.com for more information or tickets. Visit the PAPYRUS website for more information on the work they do www.papyrus-uk.org

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SHAP CHIPPY CLAIMS 2 PLACE IN UK AWARDS

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING OF PENRITH

‘We took ownership of Shap Chippy in July 2018 and to be crowned runner up in the Oscars of Fish & Chips is a huge achievement, after only 18 months in the industry. We are delighted!’ Ashley said, co-owner of Shap Chippy.

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Lake district favourite Shap Chippy has been named the 2nd Best Fish & Chip Shop in the whole of the UK! What an outstanding achievement! In first place was ‘The Cods Scallops’ based in Nottingham, this was part of the National Fish & Chip Awards run by the organisation Seafish. The UK has approx 10,500 fish & chip shops so this is quite the achievement.

The dynamic duo Matt and Ashley, and their team have brought the win home to Cumbria, which is especially good timing following the World Heritage Status Cumbria has just earned. ‘We are proud to represent the Nations Favourite Dish at its absolute best! Our team work so hard and we are already looking forward to the year ahead with some epic events planned for the chippy’ Said Matt, Co-owner Shap Chippy.

MONDAY 16 MARCH 2020 6.00PM – 7.30PM

To be held in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12, Part III

AGENDA 1 Welcome Introductions from the Mayor of Penrith, Cllr. Doug Lawson. 2 Apologies To receive any apologies. 3 Minutes To receive the minutes from the Annual Town Meeting held 29 April 2019. 4 Civic Year 2019-20 To receive an overview of the Mayor’s activities. 5 Speaker To receive a presentation from Amy Bray, Another Way. Helping people live in a more environmentally friendly way and forming communities that can achieve real and sustainable change. 6 VE Day 75 To receive a presentation from Annabel Candler on the VE Day 75 event on 8 May 2020

Hosted by Mark Sargeant and attended by over 600 guests, the awards ceremony for the 2020 National Fish & Chip Awards took place on Thursday 23rd January at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. Nominees were appraised in each of the key areas that highlight best practice against a range of criteria - with multiple mystery dining judges attending the shops to assess a number of factors including responsible sourcing practices, customer service, staff training policies and the overall quality of the fish and chips on offer. So if you’re wanting to try some of the Best Fish and Chips in the UK then head over to the ‘Stepping stones to the Lakes and Fells’, the village of Shap to visit their Famous Chippy!

Answers to last issues quiz 1. 2. 3. 4.

Alligator pear = AVOCADO Motte & Bailey = CASTLE Teabag = TETLEY French fire = NOTRE DAME

5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

7. Grant Award Recipient Presentations To receive presentations from local groups and organisations that have received a grant award from the Town Council in 2018-2019. 8. Close of Meeting and Vote of Thanks Councillor Doug Lawson - Chairman of Penrith Town Council

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Gin = JUNIPER Baku = AZERBAIJAN Haweswater = MANCHESTER Samuel L Jackson = LEROY Planet = NEPTUNE

10. Rhona Martin = CURLING 11. Bucatini = PASTA 12. Kenya = NAIROBI

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