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Touch of Class at North Lakes Glass A Search for the 31st Penrith Sparkle plans on their way Bright Futures for Razzamataz Students Recycling locally, what do you know? Be Leaf CBD Penrith Now Open

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Touch of Class at North Lakes Glass It was about 4 years ago that Martin Smith agreed to sponsor the glass for the new Eden FM studios in Mostyn Hall, Friargate, which we were then to install as quadruple glazed studio windows. Like a lot of projects and work, local businesses importantly do utilise each other, and at that time, whilst Eden FM was moving in, Martin and his team were working on the refurbishment of their current retail site where they are today. In return for helping Eden FM Radio, I suggested returning the favour

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and whilst the showroom was opened about 18 months ago, I was pleased to be invited in for a catch up.

for this generosity by helping with some advertising for the nearly renovated premises and show room when everything was up and running. Well, it finally happened,

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Originally the site and those parts which didn’t fall down, were a boarding school from 1847 around what was the original Auction Mart where Morrisons is today. The Agricultural Hotel was formerly owned by the Auction Company and served the farming community. As I’m told, there was even a direct connection from the bar of the hotel to one of the sale rings! A key focal point of the roundabout at the top of Castlegate in Auction Mart Lane is the Penrith Players, which was established in 1922 and is in another former part of the Auction Mart building. It was about two years later that the part derelict building had some comprehensive work completed on it, including new and of course the best in energy efficiency and some serious glazing. I asked Martin who set up the business with Lindsey 20 years ago. A couple of simple questions: How did you go about setting up this business?


“An opportunity came up for me to purchase the Penrith branch of the company I was working for, whose main depot was in Kendal.”

selection of doors, windows and associated product displays, and as there is parking directly out the front, it’s quite accessible.

How have you seen products and services change in the last 20 years?

Something which did catch my eye was the new 3D mock-up visual aid of how a house can potentially look with different types of doors, windows and styles in quite a range of colours. It’s being developed, but it’s something quite advanced and the IT team are working on it to add more and more samples. Pam Bond gave me the grand tour of how the system works on the day.

“The main changes we have witnessed over the years are, the amount of choice now available for the colour of frames and doors. The emergence of composite doors instead of UPVC doors. More recently, sunrooms with solid roofs or with lantern roofs instead of old style polycarbonate material. A resurgence of Aluminium windows and bi-fold doors.” And finally, what do you see happening in the next ten years, and as I have asked many people what are your thoughts on BREXIT? “We are unsure about the impact of Brexit, but we have seen continuous growth year on year as far as sales are concerned.” Well, on to the new showroom and offices for NLG. There’s a good

The showroom is worth a visit, and as explained to me, it was essential to utilise this premises as they had simply outgrown the old one which is still open in Hartness Road on the Gilwilly Industrial Estate and serves as a trade and retail outlet. To have a showroom with every sample would be practically impossible with the range of products available. Importantly, everything is online via www.northlakesglass. co.uk

Of course, a trip to the showroom for a one to one customer service experience is recommended. Let us not forget that it was a business that started with just two men out there fitting, with an idea. Well, thankfully it has all been shared and has become a growing team of almost 30 personnel, who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in supplying and installing windows, doors, glass balustrading, shower doors and screens, office partitions, splash backs, mirrors and a lot more. Pretty much anything and everything in glass in a class of its own for your home or business.

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Contents A Touch of Class at North Lakes Glass

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Introduction by Lee Quinn

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A Search for the 31st

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Feedback with Eden Paving and Driveways

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Getting Your Employment House in Order

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Recycling Locally with your Local

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A New Approach to Selling your Property

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17 – 25 by Emily Quinn

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The Panto in Lazonby and a sparkle in Penrith

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Cumbria Oak Pages 16 – 17 Penrith Town Council Update

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Bright Futures for Razzamataz Students

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Eden District Council Help for Landlords in Eden

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Taking Account of the Situation at ASAP

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Feedback facts for RJC Roofing

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Be Leaf CBD Penrith & VIP’s Now open

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In Reserve at Penrith and Eden Museum

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Just Colin – He’s Back

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The One Signature Blend, The Lakes Distillery

Events and Sport round up with last minute News

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Win Tickets for Hugh Cornwell with Eden FM

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Welcome to your September issue of Eden Local Once again, a warm welcome to your Eden Local, especially to those receiving the magazine for the first time. I say warm, we lit the wood burner for the first time yesterday in this new season.

Making Lettings Simple Landlords, we need your property! We have tenants (families and professionals) waiting for their ideal property. We keep on top of legislative changes, and we look to provide the right tenant for you so we can continue to create long term tenancies.

We have a combination of around 50 local businesses, organisations, charities and voluntary groups sharing your community magazine with you this month, and a good share of guest writers, so thank you all for your support. Has your Eden Local arrived earlier this month? Some of you may have noticed your delivery will be earlier than last month. As we work our way towards Winter and the end of the British Summer, before the clocks go back on 26th October, we do move things forward. We’ll be finishing the November Eden Local, following the Winter Droving on Sunday 27th and as the nights draw in between September through to November, we would have moved our deliveries forward around 7 to 10 days. This helps us with our distribution, should our teams need extra time in which to do the deliveries due to poor light or horrendous weather. On page 31 next to the Winter Droving update, we have an appeal for more people to come forward to help with delivering the Eden Local. The expansion of new homes across Eden means more doors and more magazines, which means for us more magazines, more people which will mean more costs. Some do say print media is dead and newspapers continue to decline with very few independent papers left. There will be less by this time next year. Whilst your local magazine relies on doors and purely on advertising, as long we have the support we will continue to provide the community with a free publication every month, and as we start our 10th year next month

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with our 154th Cumbrian Local publication, we’ll have look back and a look forward at how things have changed and will change locally.

locally gets to parliament, or doesn’t it actually mean anything to politicians it would seem when it comes to voting?

The Penrith PONG did feature last month and with a featured release from local band No Frills appearing on the BBC North News, the idea that there is a problem has possibly now been made to a far wider audience. We have a full update in November. Following the meeting of the Omega Proteins Ltd Liaison Group, which includes members of local Council, some residents and Leo Group Limited, who own the site, that took place on 4th July 2019, the meeting set for September never happened, so I will be talking to various parties about this, including all those that attended the July meeting and Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith Borders who also recently visited the Processing Plant. I ‘ll also be contacting Jeff Thomson, who sent us our release last month about his campaign group to stop the Pong.

Locally, however, let’s think what we can do and recently a number of localised plans have been laid out about being more environmentally friendly, so on page 12 I took a picture of what might look like recycling. I was then thinking about how much water is wasted washing recycling? I think we can do something locally about this, do you? Sharing information is always positive. So hopefully as a regular feature throughout Winter, we’ll see what can be done.

So, what else do we have in store for you? Well we have mentioned BREXIT. Some businesses have now shelved their advertising and already cut marketing and training budgets. Some are throwing the word Austerity in the mix. Some of you may ask what does that mean? Well, we’ve all heard it. For the first time in a while I searched the word and the first definition to appear was under Wikipedia. Now, I have said many times that a lot of our readers are not online, so to mention the word Wikipedia may be a new word to them. So, straight from the World Wide Web for those who would like to know what it is, Wikipedia is, as defined online, another wiki word that has become ubiquitous. ... Wiki is Hawaiian for “fast; quick.” As a noun, wiki means “a website that allows anyone to add, delete or revise content by using a web browser. (Ref Wikipedia) It’s the part that says ‘anyone’ that concerns me. Well, in a dictionary, Austerity is defined as ‘difficult economic conditions created by government measures to reduce public expenditure.’ It sounds a bit grim (the word government, that is, I mean!) So, we’ll keep this local, however, if you are someone that thinks that at a local level we can influence what happens in Parliament, I’m all ears, because I think that it could come down to local people voting, which when you add it up nationally it would mean what? Someone wins and someone loses. Did a politician or two lie when they told the people of Great Britain they would give them the vote? Did politicians then lie again in setting manifestos to get votes? Does it mean that our voice when made

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Recently two people have requested not to receive this magazine because they believe it is not recyclable because it is on glossy paper. We will be updating our website, so as a publication business we can then define the difference between what recycled paper is and the paper we use, but for now here is some information. The paper Eden Local use is made of wood free pulp and is coated in chalk/china clay, making it fully recyclable. It is actually printed on 100gsm gloss, so from now on we will always display the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) logo. The environmental credentials of the paper include coated fine paper, 2-sided coated, wood free, elemental chlorine free pulp, gloss surface. Our printer, S&G use vegetable oil-based inks. They are FSC Certified and they are also registered ISO 14001, the International Environmental Standard. So, you can save your magazine as I know many do, reuse as I know some of you pass it on and post it around the world and you can of course recycle it. Meanwhile, the debate on balloons continues with Emily Q, but this doesn’t make it a Balloon debate, which is a totally different thing as I understand it! At home, we can do a lot, but if we have to rely on politics to save the Planet, well, let hope we don’t have to vote on it! Feedback as you’ll see in this issue of the Eden Local plays an important part in communication, especially when it is from customers expressing their thoughts on a business we advertise. It could also be for a service or a product. It could even be your thoughts on a decision made. This month, I have spent a number of hours on the phone asking customers for feedback at the request of some of my businesses. It’s not all about glossy images in a magazine, but when it comes to new businesses, those starting up, it’s difficult to ask customers, especially if they have only just opened. What we do is present what we know, what

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we been provided with and I personally meet most of my customers on a regularly basis. We have quite a mix of season’s events and some changes to consider, in a magazine this month that has Droving, Halloween and Christmas, we have quite a few events coming up. I was pleased to be invited to meet with both the Penrith Town BID to discuss Eden FM and Eden Local’s involvement with the Christmas Light switch on, and also pleased to be invited to meet with board members of the industrial BID to discuss the action plan for the seagulls situation before nesting starts in Spring. All in all a massively busy month. One last thank you to Adam Lewis at Cumbria County Council who has been good enough to send a list of all County Council events and activities that we can now promote one or two months ahead, even a year if required.

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So, something I have worked out is you don’t really need to be a councillor to find out what is going on and how you can, as an individual have a positive impact on the community where you live. So, keep those letters coming in. There are some good things going on in those local government offices and they are there to help. Until next month…

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Eden Paving & Driveways Last month we gave you an outline of the business and the product. We talked about how Eden Paving and Driveways can create character with texture and scale, in paving, patio areas and driveways. They can create the perfect balance with your garden, drive or an area which is ideal for enjoying, by almost creating a theme outside which could be inside.

Using materials that have impact in colour and tone in a paving design, that can complement or contrast the surrounding buildings and planting. Well, I spoke to three customers about their experiences to find out more. The question to all three was simple - Did the final outcome exceed your expectations?

And this is what they had to say: Mrs L of Penrith Seeing the work finished, it was beyond my expectations. We’ve transformed a concrete jungle into a beautiful and interesting space. James works alongside you with your ideas. He and his team were really helpful. They really listen and nothing was too difficult that couldn’t be solved, even helping with the drainage on a large beech tree incorporating it into the design.

Mr C of Brampton, Carlisle I had high expectations and they were exceeded. I had confidence in James and his team. My house I would describe as Arts and Crafts style, so it had to have something that would work and enhance what we already have. James listened and advised us throughout the job. He had a good bunch with him, who we felt comfortable around and James was always about advising and directing and totally in control of the project.

Mr D of Stanton It exceeded our expectations. James was recommended locally; he had a good knowledge of the product and had some samples of different types and textures. It’s hard to visualise, but we came up with a design. James was a good listener and suggested improvements whilst also having attention to detail of everything around the job. He also finished on budget. We would recommend James and his team. It was a good experience and we are happy with the outcome. That is your update for Eden Paving and Driveways Creating the visual appeal is essential for desirable homes, and a design of inviting outdoor spaces to have a format, colour and texture that includes low maintenance paving, using those corners and curves in the best way for your drive, garden and paths.

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HR Is your ‘Employment’ House in order?

Over the last 12 months, I’ve worked with a number of clients helping them to get their ‘employment’ house in order! This has involved either reviewing and updating essential, basic employment documents or creating new ones for them to use. Employment law may have changed since you last reviewed your documents or perhaps there have been changes to your business that need to be reflected in them? Now is as good a time as any to take stock of where you are with your basic employment documents. Investing a bit of time and energy now in getting your house in order could save you unforeseen costs and help you to avoid all sorts of needless problems. It may be that you need to get some documents in place or it may be that you already have them in place, but haven’t reviewed them for some years. Employment documents, like many other business documents need to be reviewed periodically to check that they are still relevant for your business and compliant with employment legislation. Be aware that employment legislation changes each year, so it is likely that things may have changed if you haven’t reviewed your employment documents for a number of years! 10 • EdenLocal

What do you need? Whether you have 5 or 500 employees, you really should have the following documents in place as a minimum:• A written Contract of Employment (sometimes referred to as Terms and Conditions of Employment or Particulars of Employment) for each member of staff. It forms a legallybinding agreement between an employer and an employee. Employees should receive the document from their employer within two calendar months of commencing employment • A basic Staff Handbook which sets out what the company expects of its employees and details basic employment policies, procedures and rules, such as absence reporting, disciplinary and grievance • Depending on the nature of your business, you may need to have specific policies and procedures which clearly set out the rules for staff. For example, if you have employees who drive on company business or operate dangerous machinery at work, you really should have some rules around drugs and alcohol Many businesses, particularly smaller ones, still don’t provide their staff with written contracts of employment and this could cause them real problems in the future. Employment contracts should clearly set out terms around things like pay, holidays and working hours. Misunderstandings tend to lead to problems, so my

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advice is to get something in place as soon as possible. It doesn’t take much time or money to sort it out and could save you a huge headache! I am often contacted by businesses for advice when something has gone wrong and sometimes discover basic documents aren’t in place. This can lead to further problems… Please get your ‘employment’ house in order and avoid needless problems and costs!

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LOCAL NEWS

Recycling local with your Local I see a lot of bins and bags on my trips out delivering, and what I also see is things that possibly shouldn’t be recycled. On a global scale, yes, we’ve seen the news, we’ve seen the clips of film the media spin that’s here one day and gone the next, replaced with another topic of bad news.

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It no longer sells papers but media drives many elements of what we think, how we react and sometimes how helpless we may feel in a situation that we are lead to believe we do not know enough about, and those thoughts of alternatives to plastic, well why aren’t the people who use and pack things in plastic doing anything about it.

What if I’ve lost my recycling calendar or I’ve just moved into Eden?

We see images of sea life, birds, turtles, seals caught up in plastic, and we are told that microscopic elements are in the sea which are in the fish that we eat. More recently there was a release on the elements of plastic in our lakes. I looked at my recycling. I asked myself the question, how much can I recycle and how much can I not recycle? How much water do I waste cleaning my recycling? How many people put contaminated cardboard in recycling? Well, over the Winter, I’m going to find out more. I spoke to Neil Buck at Eden District Council who answered some simple questions and provided me with the following answers. My thanks to Neil for this. Of course, it’s just the beginning, but by Spring let’s see if we’ve made some real impact on what we do and what we can throw away or recycle, but importantly why we do. As discussed, below there are a few bullet points in answers to my questions with regards preparation of household recycling. 12 • EdenLocal

Wash (rinse) & Squash (plastic bottles) Wash (rinse) & Crush (cans) Glass/Cans - no need to remove the labels Flatten Cardboard All recycled materials are clean and free from food waste

Calendars show all the information of what can and can’t be recycled and which container to be used. When people move into a property, they can obtain their calendar from the EDC’s website or contact the EDC Contact Centre on 01768 817817. Should people be unable to read, the Council’s Contact Centre team will be able to assist them with what is required for recycling on 01768 817817. Should additional assistance be required, the Contacts Team will be able to help with this. If my garden waste bin is damaged beyond repair or I need more bags and bins for recycling what do I do? When placed out for collection, we ask that the recycling only be placed in the containers provided by EDC. If required for additional recycling, the bag and box containers can be requested free of charge. Along with Cumbria Waste Management, the CCC Waste Prevention Team may be able to provide you with some information. As a magazine, yes, you can recycle your Eden Local. We’ve made sure of that!

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LOCAL BUSINESS

An Introduction to a New Way of Selling your Property Is it always logical to do what you’ve always done? Do you always get what you’ve always got as a result? So, if you were thinking of selling your home, why on earth would you choose a new and relatively inexperienced agent? Well, I can see your point, however, there are also several very good reasons why you should consider it. Sometimes a fresh pair of eyes and a different approach are a better alternative. We talked to Ruth at the Good Estate Agents, Penrith, who explained, “a new agent can be a breath of fresh air to the property market. They come in newly qualified, with fresh ideas, fully determined and committed to do their best for their client. They have a reputation to build and although they may only have a small portfolio, this means they have far more time to dedicate to each property. They know their clients personally and you will never need to repeat your name, address, shoe size etc… over and over again! They are available out of hours, including weekends, bank holidays and evenings, at a time to suit both the client and prospective purchaser. I am sure you don't need me to tell you about the power of online advertising, so as long as your agent is using all the major property portals, i.e. Rightmove, Zoopla, Prime Location, On the Market etc… then you have nothing to lose and quite a large saving to make!” Ruth who is 44 and lives at Eamont Bridge, went on to say, “although I am fairly new to the estate agent business, having moved home around 16 times since leaving school (renovating each property in turn), I have had much experience of dealing with high street agents (not many of them good experiences I might add!) This got me thinking that there is a shortage of really good estate agents in our area and it’s the GOOD part that led me to finding the opportunity to become part of the Good Estate Agents franchise. I not only completed my training with them, but also with the London School of Management to achieve a higher lever estate agent diploma. I am also a qualified interior designer, property developer and property presentation consultant. Having worked as a front office reception manager for many years previously and completed several customer service qualifications, (it’s ALL about the good customer service!) I am hoping that pulling all of this together with some hard work and determination, will see my business succeeding.”

So, if you are thinking of moving and would like some FREE no obligation advice on the value of your property and how to present it in order to achieve the best possible price and a faster sale, along with low fees and no hidden costs, then look no further! The Good Estate Agent is committed to making moving better and more affordable for all.

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PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY

17-25 What Can You Tell Me? By Emily Quinn to others, they can’t seem to get their heads round it either. So, what I would like to do is reach out to more people and find out what you think. I have had correspondence from some people already about how they feel about the situation and I would be grateful for further insight. However, I want to really understand both sides of the story. I would like to get some statistics, figures, and an idea of your good and bad experiences. Maybe you set a Chinese lantern off in memory of someone special to you? Or maybe you have had a bad experience involving a helium balloon. I want to know the real story behind what is going on and how everyone feels. If you can help me with my research at all, you can get in contact with the Eden Local team directly. I would really appreciate gathering as much information as possible. Maybe banning the use of these things was a good idea. Or maybe it was the wrong decision… This is what I want to find out. Everyone’s views and voices deserve to be heard, with the exception of no one. We are a strong community and must come together for important decisions to be made, and I believe that a verdict should never be reached without first considering correct and relevant information. Much like my university essays and my dissertation work, you always need evidence, and you need to look at it from both sides of the argument.

This month’s article is short and sweet. In last month’s article I touched on my opinion of balloons and Chinese lanterns in public places, and how they are no longer allowed in places such as Castle Park. This is something I feel quite strongly about, and speaking

In conclusion, I do not wish to offend anyone, however, it is purely my opinion that they are a meaningful part of our society. But this is why I want to hear from you, so I can reflect on a collection and balance of opinions, ideas and information. Hopefully by next month I will be able to construct an academic piece of writing that will help everyone understand this subject a bit better.

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'Phantom of the Opera - a Silent Film with Live Musical Accompaniment' 7.30pm Sunday 3rd November Lazonby Village Hall www.highlightsnorth.co.uk Lazonby Village Hall is a great place to hold events, productions ,meetings or parties. The main hall can accommodate up to 150 people and the meeting room 40 with Internet-linked smart screen for presentations etc; There is free Wi-Fi, High spec blue-tooth audio equipment in the main hall for shows, productions, parties, celebrations, discos etc. with dedicated dressing room areas and excellent stage lighting system. There is a snooker club at the hall with two full sized tables and may groups meet there such as Slimming World, Pilates, Women’s institute, and toddler groups. We offer very competitive rates and more information can be found at Lazonbyvillagehall.co.uk.

Supporting Local Business YOU'RE INVITED TO GET INVOLVED In addition to the 'Penrith Sparkle' Christmas Lights, Penrith BID are planning a family shopping day in Penrith on 30th November. We'd love as many businesses as possible to get involved, taking part in the Christmas Window Displays, Tempting Shoppers with Offers and Featured Products, Hosting Musicians and much more:

In Store Offers and Promotions Eden FM Live Broadcast Christmas Window Competition Jam Jar Lantern Parade Celebrity Christmas Lights Switch on Late Night Opening (Until 6PM)

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VE DAY 75

Your Town Needs You! Penrith Town Council are delighted to be working in partnership with the organisers of the Brougham Hall War Time Weekend, Penrith Lions, Penrith Rotary, Penrith Chamber of Trade and Commerce and Penrith Bid to hold an event to celebrate and commemorate VE Day 75 on Friday the 8th May 2020. We are envisaging a community event and would welcome any offers of support from community organisations and enthusiasts in Penrith. Penrith Mayor Cllr Doug Lawson commented: "VE Day is an important moment in our history, it is a great honour and privilege to be able to support this partnership and contribute to what will be a momentous day for our town and its residents. Penrith is well-known for its friendly and welcoming community and I very much hope this will bring us all even closer together." Further details will follow as plans for the day develop and social history projects are created.

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Bright Futures for Razzamataz Students Every year, Dragons’ Den backed theatre school Razzamataz Penrith, decides on a new theme to best help its students. This academic year, every school across the UK will be focussing on ‘What will you become?’ #BrightFuturesAtRazzamataz. Principal of Razzamataz Penrith Lauren Kirkbride explains: “We have lots of students who have gone on to make performing arts their careers, but equally, we have many that have used the life skills they have learnt at Razzamataz to find the confidence to pursue a wide variety of jobs. Our role is to empower young people to have a positive mindset and to build resilience.” "Razzamataz believes that all children can achieve whatever they set their minds to with support from those closest to them. Our schools are inclusive and safe environments where they can start to explore what their futures look like. With determination, resilience and hard work, we teach students that if they can dream it, they can achieve it." Throughout this term Razzamataz Penrith are holding special taster sessions where children and their families can find our more and join in classes for free. To find out more and secure your child’s place, contact penrith@razzamataz.co.uk, or call 07539 144225. Classes at Razzamataz Penrith are held every Wednesday during term time at Newton Rigg College. Students range in age from 2-18 and cover a wide spectrum of performing arts styles to create well rounded performers in all three disciplines. The emphasis in all classes is on having fun, getting fit and making friends.

NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY

NORTH WARD Notice is hereby given that the Town Council has vacancy amongst the members of the Town Council. An application form and procedure is available on request from the Town Clerk email:

townclerk@penrithtowncouncil.co.uk or visit the “Policies” section of the Council’s website and open the “Co-option Policy”:

www.penrithtowncouncil.co.uk Your name must appear on the current register of the Voters List or the applicant should, during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date have 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 preceding the relevant date is in the parish. You must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor.

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Volunteering Fair Wednesday 6 November 2019 12noon-1.30pm Penrith Methodist Church, 10 Wordsworth Street, Penrith, CA11 7QW

Come along and talk to these local organisations about a range of volunteering opportunities: Citizens Advice Carlisle and Eden

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LOCAL BUSINESS

Taking Account of the Situation By Suzanne Stirland Many of you may remember us the accountants in the blue cabin, outside J T Atkinsons? But that is not where our journey began. We first had an office on Duke Street, which is now a computer repair shop. We then built an office at home on Barco Avenue. When we outgrew that, it was then that we moved to our wooden cabin. We were very much “old school” accountants with accounts prepared on paper analysis pads, added up using an adding machine, then typed up. Yes, folks that still took place!! We did progress to producing tax returns using software. But times were changing, and we were being left behind by technology. Also, more and more of our work with HMRC was having to be filed using software. It was then that I took the decision to try to sell the practice, as I must admit the transition to the whole digital accounting world terrified me, not to mention the cost! Along came a company from Cheshire who appeared to want

the same as me and the merger took place. We then moved to Devonshire Street as our little blue cabin was to be demolished . We rebranded as Griffin Accountants and were dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century and the whole world of digital accounting. Well, who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks; I loved it! Sadly, it soon became apparent that the merger wasn’t working out due to very different working practices, principles and ethics. In February, I took the very difficult decision to dissolve the merger and go back to the way we were. It has been like a very acrimonious divorce, but as the song goes, “I will survive”. I am extremely lucky to have a loving and supportive family and friends and am also blessed with very loyal and hardworking colleagues and would not have got through it without them. A huge thank you to them all. I am also very fortunate to have very loyal clients, many of whom

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RJC Roofing is a local business working with both commercial and domestic clients. It is now growing a reputation for offering a friendly service, whilst delivering good standards, which helps us to continue as our business progresses. We always pursue a clear goal in regular dialogue with our customers, to keep them informed and up to date with the work that is taking place. For the best possible results and to ensure the smooth running of your project, quotations will always be given in person and we will clearly outline all the work included in the price. There are absolutely no hidden charges. If we have agreed to a fixed price for the job, and whilst doing the work you ask us to do something extra, we will agree with you the cost of the extra work before we start it. All prices quoted are inclusive of all taxes. We do ask for extra time if we need it in order to deliver a high standard job. As soon as all of the work is finished, you will be asked if you are 100% happy with the work done, to ensure you are fully satisfied.

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Mr C - Kirkby Stephen Basically, RJC roofing completed everything as required in replacing our roof on a listed building. The team work very well and Richard kept me informed throughout the job. Mrs B - Sowerby Row It was quite a complex roof, due to the structure, and RJC came up with the solution. The team were very professional, always polite and they worked very tidily throughout. When they left you wouldn’t have known they had been. Richard was a bit of a dynamo running around checking the work 100% throughout the project. Mrs W - Penrith A complicated roof well-done. A big roof on a listed building, three types of tiles/slates required but the lads weren’t phased by any problems that cropped up. They were on hand even for emergencies at the weekend. I am very happy to recommend this company. ● Re-roofing ● New Roof ● Fascias & Sofits ● Flat roof repairs ● Gutter cleaning and maintenance ● Roof conversions ● Roof tiling ● Roof windows ● Slate roofing ● Ply roofing ● Steel roofing ● Thatching ● Felt roofs ● Green roofs ● Fibre Glass Green ● Rubber roofing ● Roof cleaning/repairs ● Trusses ● Repairs from storm damage and more

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An Introduction to Be Leaf CBD – Ellen Graham Lesley and I are both from Penrith. We’ve been friends for a long time and have been working closely in business together over the last few years. When I found out about CBD oil, I was intrigued to learn more. After researching the substance, I was fascinated by the good it could bring, and the many ailments it has been known to treat. I originally began using CBD oil to help with my migraines and sleep, and just like thousands of others, I saw results. It’s now been four months and I haven’t suffered from a migraine Lesley Brooksby and Ellen Graham since I began CBD supplementation back in July. I’ve seen a dramatic improvement in many other areas too, such as the quality of my sleep, symptoms of heart burn. I’m also much more awake and present in a morning. Lesley took an interest in the products and soon realised that CBD could be an aide to her longterm depression and anxiety. Under the guidance of her GP, she gradually stopped using prescribed medication and now only takes CBD oil. Feeling brighter, calmer and more in control, depression is no longer a barrier in her busy life as a hairdresser, a mother and a grandma. After sharing newly gained advice, experience and personal experiences with those around us, we have begun to see the power of CBD through great feedback and life changing testimonies. Effects have been seen in those suffering from Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, Psoriasis/Eczema, ADD/ADHD in children or teenagers, as well as cases of back pain, Tennis Elbow and Multiple Sclerosis. We set ourselves on a mission to spread the great news and solve the confusion that comes along with the CBD market. We wanted to know the different types and effects of available forms, to allow us to stock only the highest quality products. We have chosen award winning supplements such as flavoured tinture oils, vaping liquids, edibles and drinks. We boast a sport range, with products to aid the healing of muscles, such as balms, creams and other cosmetics. There is something for everyone in 22 • EdenLocal

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our hand-picked range. The benefits are endless for pain relief, inflammation and immune deficiencies as well as Anxiety, Depression and sleep. Our main supplier has years of experience in this field and the range has won many awards since its release. The CBD in its raw state is 99% pure and comes all the way from Colorado, USA. The product has recently been named ‘best in the world’. Our hand selected ‘Be Leaf’ range is supplied by another award winning storeroom and we are excited to share this with the public on our launch date. We want to rid the stigma that is associated with cannabis. We feel everyone should look into using it, do a bit of online research and get the most up to date information (by checking the date on articles). It’s 100% natural, it’s 100% safe and there are no side effects. CBD is self-medicated, by reading your own body, you can heal yourself from the inside out. We recommend people search Youtube for Dr Jim Holland who explains everything in depth. He’s given us lots of advice along the way.

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LOCAL EXHIBITION

IN RESERVE More Pictures From The Collection The current exhibition at Penrith and Eden Museum is a sequel to one held at the museum in Winter 2017-18 - ‘New Subjects. Modern Art Works From the Collection’. It comprises oil paintings, watercolours, and sketches. Some of these can be viewed on the ArtUK website, but this display is an opportunity to view some of them directly. While they are small in number the range is remarkable. They include a work by the later Baroque Italian painter Gaetano Gandolfi, ‘Lady Contemplating A Skull’ and a large study of a pair of adjutant Storks by the Victorian cartoonist and illustrator who specialised in studies of animals striking almost human poses - Ernest Griset. Another large study of a pair of birds is the ‘Greenland Falcons’ (gyrfalcons) drawn from life, by J. G. Goodchild, local geologist and archaeologist. The Dutch School is represented by the study of a peasant squirming in discomfort from the attention of a surgeon whose brazier and iron instrument has been used to remedy a sore on his arm. Another is by a follower of Willem van de Velde ‘Fishing Vessels on a Choppy Sea; it hangs next to Augustus Glendening’s sombre ‘Westminster by Moonlight’. There is a genre work ‘The Gypsy Mother’ thought to be by Sir David Wilkie showing a red-cloaked woman suckling an infant. An early Edwardian portrait of Mabel Robinson is considered to be by the Penrith artist Edward G. Hobley. She has been identified as a school teacher of Maulds Meaburn. The painting

has a hint of the Pre-Raphaelite school, the reddish colour of the sitter’s hair, the vibrant colour of her coat, the high colour of the cut lemons - fruits symbolising youth fertility and abundance, but being bitter suggesting the need for caution and mature judgement. Hobley is further represented by his oil on silk portrait and drawings of his wife and children, a moonlit Pennine landscape, his sketchbooks, a large watercolour of Brougham Bridge, and ‘Haystack’, a framed oil sketch believed to have been made at Glebe Farm, Tirril. A case contains his ‘Man with Horses and Bonfire’ (a note records it as a View behind Penrith Beacon) and, alongside, his daughter Olga’s inherited talent is evident in her ‘Spring Flowers’. There are links with Temple Sowerby, first with the view of Acorn Bank by the Yorkshire artist and prolific ‘Dalesman’ illustrator Fred Lawson who illustrated the works of his friend, the building’s owner Mrs. Dorothy McGrigor Phillipp (as a writer known as Dorothy Una Ratcliffe). Another friend of this lady became famous for his paintings of dogs, wildlife and Lakeland scenes – Reuben Ward Binks. He is represented by the large watercolour painting ‘Canada Geese over Chesapeake Bay’. The sketchbook of Thomas Bland, the amateur sculptor

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and painter, and creator of the ‘Image Garden’ of sculpture at Reagill is shown. This contains numerous sketches of the locality and the sculptures, and the contents have been reproduced in a binder which can be browsed in the gallery. Another large subject by an unknown artist shows Yanwath Hall. Probably mid-Victorian, it has been said to be by Mary Lowther, but cannot be, on stylistic or date grounds, by the artist lady of the same name, wife of James Lowther, Earl of Lonsdale, and painting in the eighteenth century. Finally, in another case, a watercolour by W. Hetherington dated 1886 and featuring a policeman on the road by Plumpton vicarage probably recalls the burglary at Netherby Hall and the subsequent murder of P.C. James Byrnes perpetrated by the ladder gang of Rudge, Martin, and Baker at the village in 1885. While in the Museum note the three important Jacob Thompson of Penrith large oils ‘The Height of Ambition’ and ‘The Downfall of Pride’ as well as the more recently acquired ‘Druids Cutting The Mistletoe – Long Meg in the Distance’ commissioned from the artist by Colonel Samuel Lacy; also Glaswegian artist Emma Watson’s market scene in Penrith, dated 1896. More paintings, and sculpture, again, featured on the ArtUK website www.artuk.org/visit/collection/ eden-district-council-1967 are on permanent display in the Town Hall (staircase walls) and in Mansion House (the latter can be viewed by appointment with the Curators of the Museum, Dr. Sydney Chapman or Rebecca Short. Sydney T Chapman BA. MPhil. PhD. Curator. Planning and Economic Development Penrith and Eden Museum Robinson’s School, Middlegate, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7PT Telephone: 01768 865105

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PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY

Just Colin - He’s back! Someone said they were expecting to see me in the Eden Local Magazine again after the February issue Well, here I am! I'm fed up and I’m sure many of you are too with all the Politics in this country, so why wait for them to decide what happens! Why not take control of our own Countryside and do our bit for Climate and growth of the Eden Valley to make it a better and more productive place for us all to work in. Looking at the wonderful Countryside of the Pennines and the Eden Valley, wouldn’t it be nice if a very large section of these hillsides could be returned to woodland to help climate change? Not to worry about what is happening in the Amazon Forest which we have no control over, but we could do our bit for us and the Eden Valley. This would help to reduce flooding, help with shade which can only help the climate in cooling, and still leave enough for sheep and cattle to graze too. Also, to use our Countryside farmland to the max in growing our own food, this too would help with climate change with locally grown crops. OK we don't have the weather to grow everything we need, but we could do a lot better than we do now. Polytunnels are used in Fife, Scotland to grow strawberries, so why not in Eden,

the Garden of Eden!! We could do well here, work like the farms do in Spain in Cooperatives, working together as they supply so much of our food. OK they have the weather, especially for fruit, but we have better soil to grow vegetables. Also, better irrigation to store water and to let it into rivers in a controlled way to try and stop flooding, and use the power of water to make electricity, as wind farms do. More Solar panel farms too in chosen areas to please all. Why not the odd wind farm too if the location could be agreed? The future is bright! Bring it home to make life better. Get away from politics and enjoy the Countryside.

It's all around us in the Eden Valley, so enjoy it while you can. Would you like to be part of an Eden Project like this? I'll be long gone before it would be complete, but I’d like to see a start of a good working Countryside for the climate. We also still need a better and safer A66 Dual Carriageway and a railway line that joins Clifton to Kirkby Thore, and Penrith to Kirkby Stephen. We could bring these projects to life if we have the Councils, Farmers and Businesses coming together to make a better place for all. Thank you for your time.

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LOCAL BUSINESS

Introducing The One Signature Blend, a new blended whisky from The Lakes Distillery The One Signature Blend is a new blended whisky from The Lakes Distillery which showcases their whiskymaker’s maturation expertise and the role of casks in flavour creation. The signature expression in The One collection has The Lakes Single Malt at its heart, together with select Scotch grain and malt whiskies from the Highlands, Speyside and Islay. A singular blend, it is a complex and balanced whisky with hints of stone fruit, treacle, light spice and honeyroasted nuts. Bottled at 46.6% ABV, it is non-chill filtered for a richer mouthfeel and fuller flavour, with only the natural colours derived from the oak casks. Dhavall Gandhi, whiskymaker at The Lakes Distillery, said: “Singular by name and nature, each new expression in The One collection showcases the different flavours derived from our oak casks. “At The Lakes, we use bespoke oak casks seasoned with Oloroso Sherry, as well as the sweeter styles of PX and Cream and the drier Fino. Others once held tawny and ruby port, and orange and red wine, creating yet more flavour options. “By knowing each cask intimately, and how the flavours are evolving, we are creating a collection of fine blended whiskies which bring to light the impact of oak on whisky flavour.” Released on Monday 30th

September, the recommended retail price is £39 and it can be bought from www.LakesDistillery. com. On the shore of Bassenthwaite Lake, near Keswick, in The English Lake District, The Lakes Distillery attracts over 100,000 visitors each year. Twice named ‘one of eight distilleries to visit before you die’ by the World Whisky Day campaign, the visitor centre, bistro and tour holds Visit England’s Gold accolade and was voted the Icons of Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year 2019 by Whisky magazine. On 7 September 2019, The Lakes Distillery unveiled the first in a series of widely available single malt whisky releases that will showcase the house style defined by their whiskymaker, Dhavall Gandhi. Inspired by nature, The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.1 is an artistic exploration of maturation and blending; of flavour evolution and defining a sherry-led house style.

it is part of a continuum, a net of possibilities where everything is interlinked. Change one element and the effect will change everything else. Only by understanding how flavours are created throughout the spirit’s journey through the distillery can our whiskymaker fully comprehend the possibilities. That is why, unusually, Dhavall Gandhi is actively involved at every stage. It is holistic whisky-making, to ensure every flavour possibility is achieved. LakesDistillery.com The Lakes Distillery, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria CA13 9SJ Distillery: 017687 88850 Head Office: 0191 2559800 Email: info@lakesdistillery.com @lakesdistillery

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LOCAL SPORT

I had to Squeeze in a bit of Squash

It’s only Football

Now I’m not one to advertise dates past, so I’ll apologise now for those that will read this and wish they had known sooner. Graham Silburn dropped me a line recently about an open day at the Penrith Squash and Racketball Club. The details of their event are below. I will be attending and doing a follow up article. Whilst there is an opportunity on the day to find out more, if you found out too late or couldn’t make that date, it doesn’t mean you can’t use these details to find out more and contact the club.

So, let’s have a football report on the underdogs of previous seasons, who have probably never had a full match report written about them…

Over the next 10 years, the target for World Squash Day is to attract one million new players across the planet. England Squash hopes to engage with at least 5,000 newcomers to the game this time round and are advising clubs on how to make them feel welcome and keep them engaged. In a statement, England Squash said: “We are thrilled to see so many clubs in England have signed up to host a World Squash Day event. We have set an ambitious target to engage 5,000 people on court on the day and those clubs involved will play a key role in achieving this.” “In the lead-up to the big day, we are supporting clubs with our enhanced World Squash Day toolkit which features a host of downloads and resources to support and promote their activities – from top tips on staging a successful event to downloadable social media images and proposed posts.” So, here is a message from Graham Silburn, Vicechairman Penrith Squash & Racketball Club about World Squash Day: “We are holding an 'open day' at our club on Saturday 12 October 2019 from 10am - 5pm as part of the global event of World Squash Day. We will be opening our doors for all to come and play squash and Racket ball for free to be part of 'The Big Hit'. All of the required equipment will be provided, and refreshments will be available. The day is aimed at all ages and abilities, whether people are absolute beginners and have never set foot on a court or they are returning players having previously played. There will be club members, committee members and a couple of coaches in attendance and we will do all sorts of games, tips, exhibition matches and general involvement for all. We are aiming at promoting both the sport and the club within our local community and area of Eden/North Cumbria. Here are a couple of website links below for our club and for the World Squash Day: www.penrithsquash.co.uk • www.worldsquashday.net 28 • EdenLocal

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By Lee Quinn

It’s been a busy time for Eden United (formerly Penrith Saints). From the 14 August, the team were scheduled 6 matches in 17 days. As the nights started drawing in, the matches had to start earlier mid-week, which with players travelling straight from work caused all sorts of problems. On normal match days, set up and preparation could be an hour or more. After seven matches, we had lost six and drawn one, so we found ourselves at the bottom of the table with just one point. Match number eight was to be away at Sedbergh. Our opponents were Sedbergh and Dent Utd ‘A’. They were 5th in the table at the start of the day on 8 points. They had previously beaten Langwathby United, Endmoor KGR Res and they had drawn with Ullswater United. All had taken 3 points off Eden United. At the end of that day, Ullswater were to continue their unbeaten run at home beating Endmoor KGR Reserves 3 – 0, but would remain in 2nd place in Division 3 on goal difference. Meanwhile, Penrith Royals beat Wetheriggs United Res 5 - 4 in a battle away at Gilwilly Rec. Two goals from Craig Willan around the 89th minute gave the Royals the 3 points they needed to stay on top. They had scored well in this match, but unusually the Royals conceded 4 goals after only conceding 3

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goals in their last 5 matches. A close one, I reckon this would have been a good match to watch? Eden United with 29 players registered on our books faced its opponents, which had started the season as an amalgamation of two teams, formerly first division Sedbergh Wanderers FC first team and Reserve team in the 3rd Division joined with Dent FC from Division 2. Together they now had almost 70 players registered on their books to play. Eden United on that day had just 13 players available, which saw Ashley Williams on the bench who had just flown back from Thailand mid-week and yours truly (thanks to an hour of Eden Valley Veterans on Wednesday night which loosened up the old legs!) It was no ordinary weekend, as there were two lads from the team getting married. Jesse Wilson was one, and he took his best man from the team. We had two goal keepers not available, as Tom Jepson was at his wedding and new signing keeper Rob Burkhill, formerly of Sandbach United, who joined Eden United at training that week, was away on holiday. So, we called in a big favour and stepping up to the skeleton side was Mike Kelly, to join a side which from our previous match had nine changes to the side, only six had played the weekend before. With players on holiday and their lives of course outside of football commitments unavoidable, due to work and family commitments, that’s how some weekends are. We were without two attacking players, our leading goal scoring pair Jimmy Harrison, who sustained a broken toe in our last match and Kieran Davies, at a wedding of course! It was good to see Jimmy at the match! Returning to the squad from injury, we had John Allinson (left back), Matt Hall (Centre Forward), Scott Sowerby, Captain (Centre back) and Lewis Robertson (Left Midfield). With a simple game plan, it was to be an attacking

first half especially with 10 of the 12 players not completing 90 minutes of football in the previous weeks leading up to the match. It was a strategy which within 35 minutes of the match saw Garry Sowerby who partnered Matt Hall up front take the first goal early on, then Adrian Russell (Centre Midfield) took the second goal, with Lewis Robertson (left Mid) with his first full 90 minutes, take the third goal for the team. Lewis with his first for the team in only his 7th appearance for the club since joining. It was a second half of missed chances for both teams, our opponents rattling the wood work but for Eden United it was a win and the first clean sheet for some time, which you certainly have to search back more than a couple of seasons to find. It was a great performance from the lads. Matt Hall was so unlucky not to get a goal that would have added to a brilliant 90 minutes that he put in, which was shared evenly across the team. A big thank you again to Mike Kelly in goal, and finally the back four, who were outstanding! A great team effort in clinical finishing, determination and sticking to a simple plan. It was a well-deserved win. So, with 4 points, Eden United were off the bottom of the table. For me at age 56, it’s something I’d never thought I would be doing when I went on to the pitch to replace John Allinson, who suffered an injury in very last minutes of the match. It’s a weekend that we’ve called ‘Two Weddings and a Win’! As we head into print, due to playing too many fixtures at the start of the season and some adverse weather, Eden United haven’t played for 2 weeks. In the weekend that we print, they’ll be away at the Gilwilly Rec against Wetheriggs Utd first team in the first round of the Senior Challenge Cup on 5th October, with a further three cup matches to play which also includes the first round of the Cumberland Cup at the Frenchfield Stadium against Penrith AFC, which takes place Wednesday 16th October kick off at 7.30 pm.

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LOCAL EVENT

Winter Droving steps up a gear with top European street theatre and festival bands Friday 25th October, Ullswater Droving & Saturday 25th October, Winter Droving, Penrith The two day festival of masks and magic will kick off on Friday with a fire torch procession as dusk falls on the shores of Ullswater. Throughout Saturday crowds will visit the biggest street market in Cumbria, with other 100 stalls, dotted with six music and performances stages, the Crafty Vintage street market, vintage fairground rides and more entertainment before the evening parade and finale. Catalonian act Kamchatka described as ‘near perfect’ street theatre - will be performing at both Ullswater and Winter Droving events this year with their contemporary show, which has toured to over 27 countries throughout the world. On Saturday they are joined by a ful line up of performance and music, including internationally renowned acts, Gandini Juggling who continue to be at the vanguard of contemporary circus, blending physical theatre, contemporary

dance, and incredible technical circus and juggling skill. The Winter Droving will be headlined by K.O.G & the Zongo Brigade, who have been lighting up the festival circuit throughout Europe and The Ullswater Droving will be led by favourites, The Baghdaddies, who will depart the Ullswater Steamer at Pooley Bridge

jetty at 6pm, and greet the waiting torch bearers to parade through the village. Visitors are encouraged to join in by wearing a mask (there will be mask police on the roam, complete with fines and punishments) and a lucky few can sign up to be Drovers and carry fire torches for a unique experience of being in amongst the action. Local Christine Romano who has walked in the procession every year said "It’s amazing being in the parade, a real buzz, the whole town comes alive and the amount of people who turn out to watch is mind blowing. It is a privilege to take part” Registration to take part in the procession is now open, please visit www.winterdroving.uk for information. For further information or images please contact Bryoney Fawn Cartlidge at Eden Arts on 01768 899444 - bryoney@edenarts.co.uk.

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Eden Local Deliveries Winter 2019 - Can you help?

HUGH CORNWELL

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Sadly, we may be switching some villages to every other month deliveries, as we are still short of some teams despite advertising in areas and appealing to Parish News delivery people. We are still two to three teams short. Whilst out on delivery routes, I still find it strange how many people ask if our delivery people get paid. Well, I would not expect them to deliver for free! Some routes are less than 100 magazines, and some are as many as 1,200 magazines. For some, it’s an hour or two, for others it’s a family team completing a round together in 3- 4 hours; that could be one day a month for a couple. This might be two days a month for an individual or just one hour per month in a small village. For that individual, that family team or the couple, we allow up to 14-16 days in Winter to complete the routes. Some of our delivery personnel might do a little each day, a couple of afternoons, or so many roads in a week. Some teams might earn £20 and some might earn £120 in that month. It’s a job that is just once a month. It could be your village, part of an estate, but ideally it would be where you live, because local knowledge for delivering a local magazine has proved to be a very valuable asset to our business. Magazines arrive in Penrith every month, usually on a Thursday or Friday. This is to allow at least two weekends for those teams who deliver at weekends. In adverse weather conditions, if needs be, we can extend delivery times in Winter. We try to avoid soggy magazines and wet delivery teams and you do not want teams out in the dark. On arrival of the magazines from our printer, these can be collected from Penrith or dropped to your home, club, organisation or business. For many years, delivering the Eden Local for individuals, families and local groups has been either an income generator for events, good causes, or it could be some Winter and Spring savings for that summer holiday, school trip or a special gift. So, there’s a small insight in to how you get your magazine and how you can help. Please call me on 01768 862394 or 07881 530085 or email lee@cumbrianlocal.co.uk today. Some dates for your diary from Cumbria County Council 14th - 20th October - National Adoption Week 2019 10th November - Remembrance Sunday / Armistice Day 14th November - World Diabetes Day 11th – 15th November - Anti-Bullying Week 18th November - Children In Need 19th – 25th November - Road Safety Week

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13th November The Brickyard, Carlisle Win two tickets for the Hugh Cornwell Monster Tour at the Brickyard 13th November 2019 with Eden FM Answer this simple question Which is the correct song title for this track which featured on the Stranglers Album Feline? A) Midnight Summer Cream B) Midnight Summer Scream C) Midnight Summer Dream Email correct answer to admin@edenfm.co.uk Call 01768 899 107 Text 07881 530 085 You must select A B or C, leave your name and contact details. Entries close 31st October all correct answers will be in a live draw on Eden FM Friday 1st November in the breakfast show on 107.5 FM straight after 9am. Golden Brown, Strange Little Girl, Always The Sun, Peaches, No More Heroes, Nice & Sleazy.....sound familiar? All big hits, all great songs, all written and sung by Hugh Cornwell, the songwriter behind The Stranglers. He is the hitman and he’s back with a new album ‘Monster’ this Autumn on Sony Music.

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