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O Christmas Tree I’ve had many hours out in the field since I set off with the Eden Local magazine, but every month there is always a first. On this day, I was off to Inglewood Farm. As you drive out of Penrith on the Salkeld Road, I turned right and I discovered many fields of Christmas trees. I was meeting Cleone Harrison, whose father Norman started the Christmas tree side of the business, supplying wholesalers across the county and the country for over 60 years. I was also meeting a very shy Josie Wheatley, who had been working in the fields at Inglewood Farm for 45 years and with Christmas trees for 25 years. So why the visit?

Well, it was the first enquiry Eden Local has had from a Christmas seller, and for Inglewood Farm it is the first year they have decided to open their yard from 30th November to 15th December to

sell Christmas trees to the public. Nordmann is one of the most popular varieties of Christmas tree and it has a specific low natural scent that can set that perfect Christmas atmosphere in your home. Nordmann Fir's needles have a wax coating which stops allergy-inducing elements from spreading into the air. It has dark green needles that are very slow to drop, but this is quite dependent on how well you look after your tree. According to the British Christmas Tree Growers Association (BCTGA), a freshly cut, healthy tree should last six weeks in a home, if cared for correctly, so I asked Cleone for some tips and advice on this. After what I calculated as probably 35 years of having a real tree

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every Christmas in my life, I learnt something new, which in turn will make my clearing up after Christmas this year a lot easier, and mean we’ll probably have a tree lasting past Christmas because of what I know now that I’m sharing with you. Thank you to Cleone and Josie for a refreshing trip out on that day and the advice below.

water to be absorbed via capillary action. • Stand the tree in water (not soil or sand) in a bucket or water-holding Christmas tree stand. • Avoid placing your tree and water stand near any direct sources of heat. • Important: keep your Christmas tree topped up every day! Some Christmas trees can drink up to two pints of water a day. If the water drops too low, sap will seal the pores in the bark and very little water, if any, will be absorbed by the tree.

Care for real Christmas Trees The Forestry Commission has recently conducted research and discovered that it is possible to encourage real, cut Christmas trees to drink water, thus helping to prevent dehydration and needle loss.

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Treat real Christmas trees as you would freshly cut flowers. They need water every day and should be kept away from direct sources of heat, such as radiators and fires. Follow these simple rules and you should keep your tree looking vibrant well into the New Year!

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Contents O Christmas Tree O Christmas Tree

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Penrith Christmas Light Switch on

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Contents & Introduction by Lee Quinn

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N Arnison & Son Ltd All I want for Christmas

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The new Invictus range at Arches Carpet Centre

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Don't Forget to Remember November Wordsearch

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Well I never Pam!

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More Feedback for RJC Roofing

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A step into Year 10 for Eden Local and Eden FM

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Al Fresco dining with Eden Paving and Driveways

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Cumbria Oak Sale

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Work Parties & Related Social Events - Quinn HR

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17 – 25 Still up in the air! by Emily Quinn

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Lauren’s Cows this Christmas

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A Sweeter way to win two tickets with Eden FM

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All We Had was a Logo and an Idea

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Eden Valley Touring Network by Peter Rowan

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Penrith Town celebrates a Blooming Victory!

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An Evening with Cameron Stewart

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Gamblesby Chapel Revival by John Slee

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas A warm welcome to your community magazine, especially those moving into the area and those living in the four villages we have recently started new delivery teams in, which are Unthank, Gamblesby, Skirwith and Blencarn. For many of you who were readers in the very beginning, I would just like to mention that I finally get to say, welcome to your 10th November edition of the Cumbrian Local Publication series of community magazines, which was launched in November 2010 to parts of Penrith and some areas around it, to solve a problem. It set out as an alternative in print media to bridge the growing gap in communication locally, by offering an affordable media and advertising to all. There is a brief insight to that first nine years on page 14, which tracks back to the first issue, but for this space only, this is how it started. Below is the text that was signed off on 09/11/2010 at 22.44 hours. ‘Dear Residents, welcome to your first edition of your Eden Local Community Magazine. It’s a publication that we hope will have a bright future across the area it is distributed to. I went on in my opening to quote ‘For my youngest daughter who ventured downstairs in the early hours of the morning recently, she said, Daddy you’re up and dressed early! One day I will explain what can be achieved when small children are in bed!’ As featured on page 4 of the November 2010 Eden Local, a caption which was ‘An Eden project, with a difference....’ this text followed:

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‘Do we need a local magazine coming through our doors? Can local businesses really afford to advertise in the current climate? These are just some of the questions that I was asked prior to launching the idea of the Eden Local community magazine. I also discussed the idea with my wife and my children. We discussed the idea of sharing good news on a regular basis and above all, something that would fit in with school runs, poorly children and all those things that we do that we don’t list. Starting a new project, which requires generating revenue from the local community at a time when many cuts are being imposed throughout the county and the country as a whole, our family, like many is a part of the present and the future. We wondered whether we, as a family should be taking this on - the stress, the worry and all those things that you would associate with collating a magazine, printing a magazine and distributing it. Well, the answer is evident in what you are reading now. Eden Local is here, and we hope it’s a good news read. Our aims were to have local news, stories, articles and events from the community published monthly. It was to be written and supported by local people, local businesses and printed in Penrith. To start with, it was distributed to over 6,000 households in the post codes CA11 7 and CA11 8. On Page 6 of that first Eden Local, there was the title ‘Community Radio Eden FM’ followed by this opening line - ‘It’s the launch of a community magazine and with this, the launch of a campaign for something totally new.’ So, on that note, let’s talk about what we have in this 154th Cumbrian Local Publication. Well, the front cover like November 2010 features trees, but as we now head in to the Christmas countdown and I welcome my first business in over 9 years to advertise Christmas Trees,

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(welcome Inglewood Farm), and in keeping with tradition, we welcome some other first time advertisers to the Eden Local who have joined like many before them. They include Simple Goodness Vegetarian Takeaway Bistro in Devonshire Arcade from Penrith and Sammy Lees Motors from Cross Croft Industrial Estate in Appleby.

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In this issue we have a lot of businesses pushing that door open to get jobs done before Christmas. On pages 20 – 21, the debate continues on balloons and lanterns, but I do believe the end is in sight on this, pending some responses from Eden District Council, who were behind the Ban of Helium Balloons and Sky lanterns, also referred to as Chinese lanterns, on their properties, parks and gardens. So many times, we have witnessed a lack in communication from important organisations that have a duty to communicate to the community and this has been a failing. As it is every month, it was nice to meet so many new people and make new friends whilst working on this magazine. On finishing this magazine, I go straight onto the next one which includes a visit I have to the Omega Protein plant. I have never

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visited it before. Sometimes in life you just have to ask, which I did. In early August, Rory Stewart then in his capacity as the MP for Penrith and the Borders, visited the factory to learn more about the debate of the so-called ‘Penrith Pong’, as it was press released, a few weeks later he released a press statement titled ‘Rory Stewart Calls for clear Deadlines for Improvement of ‘Penrith Pong’. Well as they say, I’m going in!

to get some time out as a family, not just when we’re all out delivering magazines. So, something I have done prior to starting on this magazine is a complete review of the first nine years and we’ve discussed that task of producing a January issue, which on reflection we haven’t always done. So, in talking to our customers, we have all agreed and decided that the December Eden Local will actually be the December and January edition combined.

So, as you see the cover, you may have had a quick flick through. What are your thoughts? Is it beginning to look a lot like Christmas in this month’s Eden Local with a lot of Christmas and seasonal activity throughout? I am looking forward to the Penrith light switch on, as I’ve been attending the Christmas light committee meetings with some of the Penrith BID and Penrith Lions members. I’ll be there with the Eden FM Radio team for most of the day broadcasting live.

In next month’s magazine, we will therefore be having highlights of 2019, looking back at some of the people and the characters we met, and as we close 2019 with some New Year celebrations and reflections, as we head into the January sales, it also means for the first time since 2014 I won’t be working on a January Eden Local over Christmas!

With a sprinkle of Christmas in our October magazine, I noticed that as soon as the clocks went back there was generally going to be one date in the diary and one thing on my mind which I was thinking about, and that of course is Cameron Stewart’s presentation on his Trek in India, raising money for Eden Valley Hospice, which included a 30 mile trek in 5 days. In fact, as I write this, he is just arriving back. More details on page 28.

Until next time, please enjoy your Eden Local, which this month will be going through over 13,500 doors and thank you to all those who have supported us and been behind us, either as a business, a local organisation or a reader. I’ll be back soon Lee

So, as we head towards the December magazine in our tenth year, as a family we have made a decision

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Well I never...! o-nine tails’ which was used to flog sailors on sailing ships as a severe punishment. This forced them into silence either because they were so afraid, or that the pain was so severe, that they could not speak. The ‘cats pyjamas’ first appeared in America in the nineteen twenties to describe someone, or something, that was the very best or top-notch. It may come from an early 19th century English tailor called E.B. Katz, who made extremely fine silk pyjamas worn by wealthy ladies and gentlemen.

This month we have an animal theme to the origins of some more well known sayings. Let’s start with the saying that refers to buying something before you have seen it and before knowing whether it is worth the money. The phrase ‘a pig in a poke‘ comes from an old method of buying goods. Many years ago when animals were traded at market, suckling pigs were taken to the sales in ‘pokes’ - a shortened word for pocket which was a strong hessian sack. The sale of the piglet was expected to be agreed without opening the poke, this was allegedly to stop the lively piglet from making its escape. However, unscrupulous dealers often used the sealed sack to hide the fact that it was the runt of the litter, or even a cat, that was in fact in the bag, so deceiving the buyer. Interestingly, if a person was on their guard and asked to see the contents of the poke, then the salesman might literally have to ‘Let the cat out of the bag‘ giving us another wellknown phrase that refers to the game being up or the secret being revealed. Such practices have been around for many many years and are widespread in other countries as well; different languages have similar expressions such as the French saying ‘Chat en poche’ and of course the Latin proverb ‘caveat emptor’ - let the buyer beware, warning about underhand dealings.

And finally, if we refer to someone being ‘barking mad‘ or simply ‘barking’ we know that the implication is that they are totally insane. There is one theory that the saying is associated with the Mediaeval lunatic asylum that was said to have been in the town of Barking, but in fact it is more likely that it comes directly from the behaviour of dogs that have the disease rabies which results in wild behaviour, howls and loud barking. Join me again for the final few origins next month when Christmas will be with us! PARKINSON, J. Spilling the Beans on the Cat’s Pyjamas. London:Michael O’Mara Books Ltd. 2009

Two other sayings that involve cats include ’cat got your tongue?’ and ‘the cats pyjamas’ To ask someone if the ‘cat has got your tongue’ questions why they are not speaking or replying to you. The origins of this saying are a little hazy and not fully proven. It is possible that it originates from an ancient middle eastern punishment where the tongues of liars were ripped out and fed to the king’s cats, or it may also refer to the whip known as a ‘cat12 • EdenLocal

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A step in to year 10 for Eden Local and Eden FM it relies on local doors and not sales

With all of the Cumbrian Local publications online via our website at www.cumbrianlocal. co.uk/previous-issues you can still view every publication we have produced. We usually also have a spare hard copy of every magazine, and we can even print a fresh copy for a small price and post it to any location. It’s a celebration of not just Eden Locals, but Lakes Locals, Border City Times, Cumbrian Locals, Theatre and Event programmes, Rugby, Football and Sports Programmes, Campaign Brochures and Business Directories. To help get Penrith Town its own Town Council, we also tested a ‘Free Newspaper’ call the Penrith Post,

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which was written and designed by the Eden FM Radio team and distributed across Penrith in July 2014, which guaranteed important press releases about Eden FM Radio, the Penrith Monopoly board and the campaign awareness needed to trigger the Referendum for a Town Council. Of course, the Eden Local may not have happened at all, and as the story goes, following on from several meetings with the Local based Newspaper to work towards linked thinking in better communication, the door was firmly shut on the Eden FM project, and despite its achievements to date and its presence at over 200 events in the Community, it has never

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Work Parties and Other Work-Related Social Events Introduction Well, it’s that time of year again! Whether you’re an employer organising an event or an employee attending a work-related event, there’s plenty to think about. At the time of writing this article, we are fast approaching Christmas Party Season, and by the time you read this, some of you might already have been to a Work Christmas Party. The following advice applies to work-related social events in general, not just seasonal ones, and I hope you find it thought-provoking and helpful, rather than scary! Work parties and other events can be a wonderful way of improving staff morale and getting staff to engage with one another, however, problems can arise as people can be unpredictable, particularly when alcohol and/or drugs are involved. My advice to employers would be to do everything you possibly can to remind your staff that you expect them to behave appropriately at these events. At least then, if something does go wrong, you’ll be able to demonstrate that you have tried to be a responsible employer. My advice to any employee would be to enjoy yourself, but responsibly. Excessive alcohol consumption and/or being under the influence of drugs are usually the causes of incidents at these sorts of events, so be responsible and don’t let things get out of control! 18 • EdenLocal

What’s the legal position for employers? Health & Safety Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employers have a duty to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of their staff. If a social event is associated with work, the duty is likely to extend to the event, so employers need to take steps to ensure the location doesn’t present any health and safety risks and that employees don’t put themselves or others at risk either during or after the event. Employers should also take reasonable steps to ensure their employees don’t act under the influence of alcohol or drugs as this is likely to risk the health and safety of others. Employees have a duty to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their actions or omissions, so reminding employees of the health and safety implications of excessive alcohol consumption, reminding them that illegal drugs are prohibited, advising them that they should not drink and drive and that they should make advance arrangements for getting home after the event, are all necessary.

Harassment The most likely problem to arise as a result of work-related social event is an allegation of harassment. Harassment is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010, where one employee engages in unwanted conduct related to a “protected characteristic” that has the purpose or effect of violating another employee’s dignity, or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for them. There are a number of relevant protected characteristics for harassment, namely age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Liability Employers can be liable for the actions of their employees when those actions are carried out in the course of their employment, and this will normally extend to their conduct and behaviour at work-

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related social events. This is called vicarious liability. Employers, however, will have some defence if they can demonstrate that they have been pragmatic in taking steps to prevent harassment or other problems from happening at these sorts of events. Having guidance in place and sending out timely reminders to staff about standards of acceptable behaviour and the consequences of not following the rules could provide good defence in the unfortunate event that something goes wrong.

Employee Reminder Well in advance of any major work-related social function, such as a Christmas party, it’s worth reminding employees in writing of the standards of behaviour you expect from them at these events. You may have a Staff Code of Conduct or other similar guidance in place, but reinforcing messages and expectations from time to time is essential. A memo or statement to all staff detailing the following could be used periodically and tailored for each event: • Where and when the event will take place • What will be provided by the Company in terms of food and alcohol and what employees will be expected to pay for • Any transport arrangements laid on by the Company • Who to contact at the event should there be any concerns • Rules regarding the internet and social media – whether photos/images from the event may be posted by individuals without the Company’s written permission • Standards of conduct expected at events, encouraging staff to enjoy the event, but behave responsibly. This also applies to any partners who attend events • The fact that inappropriate behaviour could lead to disciplinary action and ultimately dismissal in cases of gross misconduct • That failing to attend work following the event due to a hangover is not an acceptable reason for absence

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17-25 Still up in the air with balloons and lanterns… By Emily Quinn

these decisions. If we have the information to help us understand why these decisions are being made, it would help us all to understand better the reasons for the decisions. The decision was a council decision, not one made by a committee with any public involvement or scrutiny. The banning of these items on council property, gardens and in parks only will not affect festivals, town events, parties, celebrations, charity events, fundraisers and many other activities from every birthday, anniversary and celebration of life and death, remembrance and birth, it hasn’t changed them. So what were the statistics of lanterns and balloons being launched in council parks, gardens and council properties? This goes for the whole of Eden, and what farm animals and wildlife have been affected by this issue in Eden over the last ten years?

Firstly, I would like to say thank you to all the people who have given me positive feedback on the issue I brought to people’s attention on helium balloons and lanterns. The purpose of this article is to express the concerns we have as a generation, and to bring people together to understand one another as a community, not live in dispute. I want everyone to work together and come together to make decisions that affect us all. Helium balloons were the topic of the press release from Eden District Council on 13th August. This press release has been a topic of interest for many people. For me, to be sent pictures pulled from websites around the world of sea life and wildlife (including birds), that do not reside in the Eden Valley, and with a press release that relates to farm animals in rural areas and how they have been affected by helium balloons and lanterns, it seems we’ve taken on the world’s problem of pollution and protecting the environment and made it our problem as a district. When something gets banned, before making that decision, you have to have some form of data. We need to know some figures from the people making 20 • EdenLocal

Recently we had the Winter Droving celebration, which I’m sure Eden District Council would have had to agree to take part in. What was in place to stop the sale of helium balloons during these celebrations to support what the council is trying to do to help the community? To finally conclude this topic, we have written to Eden District Council to see if we can obtain figures and statistics regarding these problems being reported over the last ten years in the Eden Valley. We have also requested correspondence from the person who authorised the ban, asking how they are going

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to take the ban forward. What appears to have been done, is action has been taken to control of a very small percentage of places. However, what will be done about it in the future? As we enter 2020 with the Chinese New Year, what action is the Council going to take? As a young person, I want to support the Council in their decisions so that I can explain to people why this is important. This ban hasn’t caused grief, but I have had a lot of negativity thrown at me as an individual when I am just letting people know what is going on. This information is available to everyone in the public domain and I am simply helping to spread the word.

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Lauren’s Cows Lauren Terry is a young artist based in York and the artist behind Lauren’s Cows. With Christmas just around the corner, why not mix things up a little with a bit of a twist! You can Celebrate Christmas ‘Cow Style’. Lauren’s artwork captures the personality of each individual animal, while encapsulating all the physicality of the breed. Exhibiting across the country, Lauren has built a strong reputation in the agricultural community, becoming known as ‘The Cow Owners Cow Artist’, even being featured on BBC Country file. Working from photographs, when not in the studio, you can find Lauren in the fields getting up close and personal with cows. “Lauren came to our farm to meet our English Longhorns” said Nathan Atkinson from Crake Valley Longhorns, Coniston. “She took a few close-up photos (could be seen as a brave task given their horns) before working her magic and painting such a realistic looking piece! Her paintings are so life like, I recognised our cows straight away.” Each painting is full of fun, but when it comes to Christmas Lauren really pulls out all the stops! Lauren’s Cows is a mother, daughter partnership specialising in vibrant artwork and luxury items for the home, with Lauren painting from her studio in the heart of York, and Jude running and taking care of business from the family home in Crackenthorpe, Appleby in Westmorland.

“I have so much fun at Christmas, designing something really unique. I think the Christmas Cows are such a huge hit with cattle farmers as they really speak to them! After all, what makes you smile more

Lauren has always had a love for art, but only made a career from it after a piece that she painted for her kitchen was spotted by a local gallery owner. He was so taken by the portrait of the curious cow that he convinced Lauren to paint twenty more cows so he could hang an exhibition of her work. And so Lauren’s Cows was launched! Working in acrylic paint on canvas, Lauren enjoys playing around with colour, capturing character and humour, while remaining true to the subject. “I may not be formally trained, and am certainly not the biggest, but I love what I do. Cows have such a curious nature and humorous personality that they just make me smile and I take great pleasure in passing that smile on through my vibrant paintings. I always say it’s all very well buying a piece of artwork to compliment your sofa, but when you really notice your piece every day and it brings a smile to your face, that’s priceless.” 22 • EdenLocal

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than a Cow in a bobble hat!” says Lauren. Whether it be cows in woolly hats, Reindeer antlers or their leg warmers, these are ‘one of a kind’. Christmas Cards will really make you smile. You can find Lauren’s Cows cards, along with art prints and home ware at www.laurenscows.com. Laurens Cows, Kings Barn, Crackenthorpe, Appleby-inWestmorland CA16 6AF To book an appointment at Kings Barn call 017683 53638 or email jude@laurenscows.com Locally, you can find Lauren’s Cows cards and other work at • The Lion Gallery, 5 Little Dockray, Penrith (for Cards) • Blue Poppy, 66 Boroughgate, Appleby-inWestmorland (For Prints and Ceramics) • The Unicorn, 9 Little Dockray, Penrith (for Laurens Prints)

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All we had was a logo and an idea by Lee Quinn completed. Some would say one is enough. Well, if you can’t raise enough for 4 weeks of radio, how are you going to survive 5 years, the duration of a fulltime community licence?

As the radio project was launched 9 years ago this month in the first Eden Local, over the next 12 months I will be taking us through the first 9 years and through to the end of the 10th year. After all, I was there from the beginning looking through a window into a room that was almost empty, with some car parts and beaten up boxes in it. This was to become the first Eden FM studio, the first of 12 that it has now built, and it will be the first permanent Community radio station in Cumbria. It would also be the most northerly based station in England, that would operate in one of the most sparsely populated areas of England, which at that time was about 25 people per square kilometre.

The £2500 was for the licencing. The total cost after all the other expenses and another £2,500 to hire in the equipment for a studio and transmission for 4 weeks, would mean a cost of around £6,500 for just 4 weeks of radio. The first thing I had to do was to get the station, that didn’t exist, that wasn’t on air, out there in the community to form a group of volunteers to help me. Then it would be about getting support from local businesses and getting other organisations on board. It was a difficult task ahead. I’m not going to lie. I was asked so many times why would you want to do it. Well, the Eden Local was the only way forward in making all of this happen. To be continued…

People would compare it to the BBC and CFM because it was all they knew. For those who do not know a lot about Eden FM Community Radio Station, there is a lot to catch up on. From a small room at the back of what was the Cumbria Mini Centre at Ullswater Road Garage, it set out as a project in the Summer of 2010. As a requirement, if it wanted to be in a position that it could apply to be a full-time licenced Community Radio Station (CRS), when the moment came around, it had to be a not for profit limited company. So, in theory we opened an invisible shop, that would have to sell advertising to people who had never seen us or heard of us! As a group of volunteers, our first challenge was to prove to Ofcom that as a group, we could show evidence we could meet all the criteria required to one day be a full-time Community Radio station. One of the ways to do this was to have a temporary radio licence. The maximum time you could be on air was four weeks with one of these. It was called an RSL which meant Restricted Services Licence, and it would cost £2,500 for a four-week Ofcom licence. Should you want to do another, it would have to be six months after the one you had 24 • EdenLocal

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The Sweet Play at Barrow 7th December 2019

You correct answer must be sent to admin@edenfm.co.uk with your contact details or you can call 01768 899107 by 4pm Thursday 28th November. On Friday 29th during the Breakfast show after 9am the correct answer will be drawn from all the correct answers submitted. Good Luck Congratulations to Sam Waites from Penrith who won Two Tickets to see Hugh Cornwell at the Brickyard. Thank you to all those that entered. The Correct answer to that competition was anser C) Midnight Summer Dream Gene Simmons of KISS says, “Without the Sweet there would not have been a KISS." "We wanted to be The Sweet" Nikki Sixx - Mötley Crüe /

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EDEN VALLEY TOURING NETWORK

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There's a new music tour coming to 3 lovely village venues in the Eden Valley. 9 different acts from across Eden are touring Morland, Shap and Stainton over the winter, from October to March. They bring you blues, folk, Americana, old-timey, singer-songwriter and swing, from intimate solo performers to acoustic 4-piece bands. The Eden Valley Touring Network (EVTN) is the brainchild of Tom Corda-Stanley, a man who puts astonishing energy and effort into music promotion across Eden. Some of Tom's other achievements are running Plug & Play, organising the Busk-Up Project, and himself being an excellent musician and performer. It has been organised under the auspices of EVAN, the Eden Valley Artistic Network, a collaborative member organisation of over 160 artists, organisations and venues, including potters, painters, sculptors, visual artists, photographers, jewellers and of course performance artists. The gigs are priced at a very affordable £5 per ticket, and, thanks to the generous support of Eden District Council, all the performers will receive at least a modest guaranteed minimum fee. We're confident that the lovely people of Morland, Shap and Stainton will turn out in sufficient numbers to benefit both 26 • EdenLocal

their own venues and the performers, as has already happened with the first two gigs. Doors open for all the gigs at 7pm. The venues are: • Stainton Village Hall (2nd Friday of each month) 01768 840171 • Morland Studio (2nd Saturday of each month) 01931 714444 • Shap Old Courthouse (3rd Friday of each month) 01931 717539 Refreshment arrangements vary from venue to venue, please check with the venues nearer the time of each gig.

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Last month I mentioned Cameron Stewart’s Great North Run and his time was 1h 50 minutes. He raised £400 for Eden Valley Hospice. Whilst I write this he is about to return from India where he has been on another mission to raise more money, which included a 30-mile trek in 5 days. It’s limited numbers, but you’re invited to an evening with Cameron Stewart at the Evergreen Hall, Penrith. It’s a donation on the door, but tickets do need to be booked. Cameron will be presenting his India Experience and fundraising to conclude his trip of a lifetime so far! An Evening with Cameron Stewart from 6pm Wednesday 27th November 2019. Evergreen Hall, Bluebell Lane, Penrith CA11 7LH To book your ticket, call 01768 862394 or email info@cumbrianlocal.co.uk

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GAMBLESBY CHAPEL REVIVAL

GAMBLESBY CHAPEL REVIVAL

Great things are happening at Gamblesby Methodist Church at the foot of the Pennines.

are happening at Gamblesby Methodist Church theoffoot the has Pennines. WithGreat strong things local support, growing church attendance, active youth work and at a leap faith,ofwork begun on a £180,000 redevelopment of the Victorian Chapel. With strong local support, growing church attendance,

worship by the new Superintendent minister, Rev

£120,000 to add to the £10,000 raised locally. They

engagement, we continued to be amazed by the

their support.

of England work together as one’.

Colin This raised was a service thanksgiving To date they have been totalling £120,000 to addMarchment. to the £10,000 locally. of They are grateful to active youth work andawarded a leap ofgrants faith, work has begun the Moor Little Acorns Children whoMethodist had made on a £180,000 redevelopment the Victorian the Trustees for Methodist ChurchofPurposes, the Kirkoswaldinvolving and Alston Methodist Circuit, miniature gardens and animals from vegetables. Chapel. Insurance Fund, Cumbria Waste Management Environment Trust, All Churches Trust, Norwood and Newton Church John ‘Through proactive Settlement, The have Beatrice Trust, Fellside Carpets and the local treasurer community forSlee theirsaid support. To date they beenLaing awarded grants totalling support have received. This gives confidence This are hasgrateful allowedtothem to complete two thirds of the proposed worksweduring this summer. Workushas been carried the Trustees for Methodist Church to pursue 2 which will involve refurbishment Purposes, the external Kirkoswald and through Alston Moor Methodist out to secure the fabric partial re-roofing, repairs to Phase masonry and re-pointing, as well as a total reof the chapel to retain its Victorian character whilst Methodistof Insurance Fund,and Cumbria Waste The School wireCircuit, and installation new heating insultation. Room has also been totally re-furbished including making it fit for modern use. The chapel is located at Management Environment Trust, All Churches Trust, installing a new kitchen, disabled toilet and hot water facilities. A new of footpath has beenEast installed from the road the centre the Ecumenical of Eden Mission Norwood and Newton Settlement, The Beatrice Laing Community where the Methodist Church and Church withTrust, disabled access to the chapel. Fellside Carpets and the local community for

The village now has an additional warm and attractive small meeting room with proper facilities which will be seeking and fund raising will continue in the This hasappreciated allowed them complete two thirds of the Club,Grant particularly bytothe Little Acorns Children’s which has 24 members and the weekly Tuesday coffee hope they can complete the remainder of the works in proposed works during this summer. Work has been mornings. The work was designed by local architect Lee Page2020. of Space Designthey’d Solutions Ltd and carried out by the Ultimately, like to create a John Wesley carried out to secure the external fabric through Heritage Centre to commemorate the role Gamblesby contractor Thompson Ltd. and re-pointing, partial Paul re-roofing, repairsJoinery to masonry played in the establishment of Methodism in Cumbria

as well as a total re-wire and installation of new

in support of Church Tourism. Completion of Phase 1 was The celebrated at thehas recent heating and insultation. School Room alsoHarvest Festival. A nearly full church was led in worship by the new been Superintendent minister, Rev Colin Marchment. This was a service of thanksgiving involving the Little Acorns totally re-furbished including installing a new The next fundraising event will be a concert by ‘Peak kitchen, disabled toilet and hot water facilities. A Children who had made miniature gardens and animals fromVoices’ vegetables. a talented quartet from Derbyshire led by new footpath has been installed from the road with

Chris Blackshaw the son of Rev Chris Blackshaw

disabled access to the Church treasurer John Sleechapel. said ‘Through proactive engagement, continuedChaplin to be amazed by the support we have formerwe agricultural for Cumbria who now lives in Gamblesby. received. This gives us confidence to pursue Phase 2 which will involve refurbishment of the chapel to retain its The village now has an additional warm and attractive Victorian whilst making fit for modern use. is located at the centre of the Ecumenical East of small character meeting room with properitfacilities which will beThe chapel TICKETS (INC REFRESHEMENTS) FROM CHURCH Edenparticularly Mission Community where Methodist Church and Church of England together01768 as one’. appreciated by thethe Little Acorns Children’s MEMBERS OR JAN work BLACKSHAW 254320 Club, which has 24 members and the weekly Tuesday

meetingthe of The Little Acorns Grant seeking and fund willdesigned continuebyinlocal the hope theyThe cannext complete remainder of theCreative, works in 2020. coffee mornings. Theraising work was Christian Children’s Club will be at 10am on played Sundayin the architect Lee Page of Space Design Solutions Ltd and Ultimately, they’d like to create a John Wesley Heritage Centre to commemorate the role Gamblesby 10 November in the newly refurbished School carried out by the contractor Paul Thompson Joinery establishment of Methodism in Cumbria in support of Church Tourism. Room - children aged 1-11 are most welcome. Their Ltd.

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The next fundraising event will be a concert by ‘Peak Voices’10am a talented quartet from Derbyshire led by Chris Completion of Phase 1 was celebrated at the recent to 4pm in the Community centre with a wide Blackshaw the son of Rev Chris Blackshaw former agricultural Chaplin for who now lives in Gamblesby. variety of stallsCumbria and seasonal refreshments available. Harvest Festival. A nearly full church was led in

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Unit 1, Church House, 19-24 Friargate, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7XR Tel: 01768 899 773 Email: office@penrithtowncouncil.co.uk

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NORTH WARD The results of the Britain in Bloom UK finals were

announced on 25th October 2019 at the National Penrith received two of the top awards, including a ‘Gold Award’ in the ‘large town’ An application form and procedure iscategory, available on request fromaward the Town Clerk‘Growing email: and a new titled your Community,’ one of six Discretionary awards made specifically by the townclerk@penrithtowncouncil.co.uk judges, who described Penrith as a ‘stand out entry’ for its or visit the “Policies” section of the Council’s website across and openthe the “Co-option Policy”: engagement community for innovative projects. Notice is hereby given that the Town Council has vacancy AwardsofCeremony in London. amongst the members the Town Council.

www.penrithtowncouncil.co.uk The judges were delighted with the warm welcome they Penrith’s received on judging day, indicating that “for quite a new young people Your name must appear on the current the Voters Listbeen or the achieved, applicant entry,register greatofthings have which in turn has are the should, during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date have changed the face of Penrith.” They remarked on how the future of our resided in or within three miles of the parish of Penrith or the applicant’s only place of work during the whole of the twelve months precedingbring the relevant is in the BID had helped moredate people to visit and to enjoy town but parish. You must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor. shopping and the atmosphere created. The approach may face significant challenges and barriers. to recycling DATE: 1 NOVEMBER 2019was commended, and the judges were also To give them a real voice,CLOSING Penrith Town impressed by the overall quality of horticulture, including Council is setting up a ‘Youth Advisory Panel’ the wide variety of plants used and the variety of fruit and that will enable young people who live in the veg enjoyed by a wide range of people. They judges also felt Town, aged between 14-25, to advise Town Thacka Beck Nature Reserve was a “gem and a delight to Councillors about the issues that concern or visit.” Penrith Bee keepers story was of high interest too. affect them and other young people in the town. Penrith’s community efforts

Copuncillors will be on hand to facilitate and support them, acting as liaison between the young people and the Town Council. Cllr Hilary Snell: “The Council will listen to young people and support action whenever possible. Our genuine hope is that we will then be able to reach a better understanding of the needs, hopes and aspirations of younger generations and bring about greater benefits to the Council’s decision-making.” The Council are holding an open event for young people on 30th November, at Unit 2, 1924 Friargate CA117XR (next to Town Council Office), so that young people can find out more and decide how the panel should develop. Please spread the word so that as many young people as possible can get involved.

were highly commended, with the judges congratulating the volunteer work on the railway station project, which they felt was a stand-out feature “all about thinking outside the box.” They also commended changes in Great Dockray, where they felt great things happened to bring people on board. Other community projects also impressed the judges, including the Salvation Army and the Gardening and Foodbank programmes; also St Catherines’ Catholic Primary School gardening driven by volunteers, which they felt was “first class,” and, of course, the Polytunnel programme which produced a huge amount of produce.

The Penrith cohort receiving the Gold Award from Baroness Floella Benjamin, OBE DL and RHS Ambassador for Communities and Young People. Many congratulations to all those who have worked so hard to bring these prestigious awards to the town.

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Meanwhile, in 2007 at 55p, CWH sales were averaging at just under 19,000 per week. 6 years on in 2013 at 75p they were under 15,500 per week. The last sales figures released for the end of 2018 at £1 showed sales as low as 10,394 at the end of December. Whilst I do what I do and CWH continues to carry on as it does, I would still urge people to buy the local paper. Despite the relationship Eden Local and Eden FM have with CWH, together we have to keep it and support it. been photographed by the Cumberland Westmorland Herald (CWH). We still hope this might change. Maybe if we are both around this time next year, it might happen? The Eden Local strategy has been developed to rely on local people writing local stories. It relies on local doors not sales, which means it has been increasing in distribution just by staying in the area it has. Since 2012, it began to develop its own teams and now has over 30 local teams in its area posting your Eden Local. One press release in the Summer of 2010 to help recruit volunteers for the Eden FM was just too much of an ask. This problem was solved when the Eden Local went to print in November 2010. It almost didn’t make it as an offer was made by what was then the independent Group CN Newspapers, but despite meetings and offers for me to head up a project called Penrith Local, there was one condition that couldn’t be negotiated, and that was it had to be Eden and it had to be a massive part of the Eden Project with a difference. 30 • EdenLocal

2014 was a huge year for the Eden Local and Eden FM Radio. It was the year when three projects came together. Based at Ullswater Road Garage then, Eden FM was to be launched in the June, and to help fund the launch full time on 107.5 FM, it had commissioned a bespoke Monopoly board. More about this on pages 24 – 25. But just by being in the right place at the right time, whilst attending a Penrith Chamber of Trade meeting in July 2010, on the agenda was the need for the town of Penrith to have its own Town Council. All I said was I could help with that should the opportunity come around. In July 2014, the people of Penrith had their referendum vote for what was its third attempt at having its own Town Council. Despite several attempts by several Eden District Councillors to dismiss it, the vote went 2 to 1 in favour, which meant a new council forming in the 2015 elections. It was a campaign that featured in the Eden Local. To date since it began, the Eden Local from its first campaign and rally which was

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to ‘Save the Alhambra Cinema’ in Penrith late 2010 into early 2011, whilst probably the first local committee I was a part of, the magazine has been involved in delivering stories on nine campaigns to date. Some highlights from the past nine has to include writing about local people, some sadly not with us anymore. It’s been an honour to have been given the opportunity to write the history and help businesses achieve setting up and milestones in the years they have traded. Do I have favourites? Well, spending a whole year following and reporting on Neil Hodgson from Carleton Farm and those Dirty Carrots, was a taste I haven’t had in a while. My time with Alan Walton which started with the article ‘From Cattle to Cars’ was my first real big story. The history, the celebrations and anniversaries of local businesses like Penrith Coop, Sportscraft, Harpers Toy Master, The Arches Carpet Centre, Cowper’s Chemist, Style Line, J Richardson & Sons, Walkers Funeral Directors, Marvins Jewellers, Calthwaite Hall, The Lemon Tree, N Arnison & Sons, Queen Street Nursery, Jim Walton, Fellside Carpets and Maggies Bakery, has been fascinating. We have seen some names that have disappeared from our shops, but my final thanks for being consistently there for many years have been those sticking with the Eden Local for most of that time – people like Graham at Cumbria Oak, Fraser at Hearth & Home, Maggie at Maggie’s Bakery, Jenny and Mark at Ullswater Road Garage, and Ges at the Stoneybeck Inn.


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Statement from Andy Coyles, as posted on his Twitter feed It is with sadness that I write to confirm, that as of this afternoon, I have resigned from my position as Head Coach of Penrith Football Club. I have enjoyed my time here at Penrith, but I believe after careful consideration, it is the right time to stand down in my role and explore other opportunities, continuing to work in football.

I feel that I have been able to provide the club with a blueprint surrounding the requirements needed in order to become a successful Northern League side, that can not only survive in the league, but can also compete with the very best both on and off the field. However, for that to be both achievable and sustainable, the club must look to improve in a number of areas that I have addressed and discussed over the last two seasons. I have gained a great deal of experience working in an environment where there has been a number of constraints and challenges placed on the team, but that said, I have embraced the challenges head on and appreciated the level of support from the players and staff involved at the football club. I wish everyone associated at Penrith every success in the future and I would like to go on record and thank both my coaching team and the players for giving me their best efforts on a weekly basis. They’re a great set of lads/lasses who will always have my utmost respect. As I’ve said from day one at the club, in order to be

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I would like to take this opportunity to say that making this decision has been difficult, as working at Penrith has been such a positive and memorable experience and one for which I have enjoyed.

successful, not just in football but in life, you need to treat people with respect, show humility towards others and treat people how you wish to be treated. In order for the club to move forward, it is important that all three senior teams promote these principles to the younger generation, encouraging complete buyin from both the coaching staff and players. With the right personnel in place, the club should be able to look forward to some exciting years ahead, where the current junior sides have the potential to be future stars down at Frenchfields. Good luck and best wishes to everyone involved at Penrith Football Club. Andy

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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

Replacement of conservatory roof, from poly carbonate to solid and plastering work. “Would be impossible to improve. Impeccable manners, hardworking, always obliging. On time and kept informed of work status - first class service” (Carlisle) Replacement of poly carbon roof with fully tiled and insulated roof on conservatory.

• No less than 10 years guarantee on all conservatories

“Excellent job by skilled tradesman. A couple of unforeseen problems were dealt with and certified at no extra cost” (Penrith)

And if the reasons and the pictures aren’t enough

Conservatory roof

For regular and current feedback, you can see recent feedback from customers by following the Checkatrade link

“I have already recommended them to other people. They are easy to deal with and listened to what I wanted. High standard of workmanship, reasonable price and good quality” (Penrith)

www.checkatrade.com/ MarshallConservatoryConversio For those who do not have access to the internet, here is some feedback from Carlisle and Eden about the work Joseph and his team have completed, which has been verified with the customers.

We guarantee to beat any genuine ‘like for like’ price by at least 30% or more Call Marshall Conservatory Conversions today

01768 758706 • 01228 809874 • 07588 888553

www.marshallconversions.co.uk • sales@marshallconversions.co.uk

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Eden Local November 2019 Issue  

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