Cumbrian Local Sept 2015 Issue

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Play it safe with permatt fork lifts by Lee Quinn

We are on to our second article, about Permatt Fork Lift Trucks. After your initial introduction for those of you who use fork lifts, you may have had time to consider what services are available. If you missed this article, it is available to read at docs/cumbrianlocal-aug15-lr. If you are thinking about costs, it’s a phone call to David to find out, whether this be a repair, a

purchase of a new or refurbished truck or a hire. It may be that you need all three. Importantly this month, we are stressing the importance of safe equipment, trained staff and the responsibility you would have as an employer. Much is covered in the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act, but there is a lot more. The Provision and Use of Work

Equipment Regulations came into force on December 5th 1998 and affect all work equipment. In 1989, an Approved Code of Practice was introduced. This is the single most important piece of “legislation” affecting the training of fork lift operators that has so far been introduced. This was revised in 1999 and again in 2013. It’s safe to say, you don’t ask just anyone to move a fork lift or use a pump truck and it’s safe to say that a fork lift or pump truck not routinely maintained by a qualified engineer, could put not only the employees at risk, but anyone in their area of work. Whether you own your fork lift Truck or simply hire it, the law demands that you hold a current Report of Thorough Examination. You are responsible. You face the consequences of failing to comply! To view or read the FAQs visit:


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Help, advice and training locally is available from Permatt Fork Lift Trucks along with essential maintenance and service contracts, with guarantees on all work carried out, which keeps your business moving and your business safe. The information above collated from the HSE website is free at Feedback from our customers: “I bought a used machine from Permatt and have been more than pleased with the truck and service provided!” A J Tatters, Agricultural Contractor “Permatt looks after all the fork lifts both at Penrith & Carlisle. We always receive professional and attentive service.” Carrs Billington, Penrith & Carlisle “Our fleet of fork trucks is constantly on the go in a busy environment . We are more than happy with the reliability and service backup that Permatt provides.” James Lund, Penrith Building Supplies

For any information regarding Driver Training, Thorough Examination Certification or any relevant advice the we can offer, feel free to give David a call on:

01768 862385 or email: Permatt Fork Lift Trucks Ltd Hartness Rd, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 9BD www.

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Contents Play it safe with Permatt Fork Lift trucks

Pages 2 – 3

Introduction & Contents

Pages 4 – 7

Will your shed survive the winter?

Page 7

Cumbria Oak

Pages 8 - 9

Meet the Planning Branch Team

Page 10

Out and About with Butterworths

Page 11

Take a Drive the new MG

Pages 12 – 13

It’s a gift from Hethertons

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On the menu this Christmas Foundry 34

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Carrot Time at Carleton Farm

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Christmas Dining at Stoneybeck

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Wainwright Calendar update

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Paving the way to a better pathway

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Booking the Booth

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Peaks & Pathways

Pages 24 – 25

Dream Doors

Page 25

September Thacka Watch

Pages 26 – 27

Cumbrian Local and Eden FM Sport

Pages 28 to 31

4 x 4 for all occasions

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Welcome to the September edition of your Cumbrian Local So we have arrived in the first month of autumn. Some of us may be thinking we still want some more summer; others will be thinking Christmas is just around the corner! I’ll always welcome your thoughts if you would like to send them to me, as I’m already working on the October magazine, thinking school holidays and all of the above, especially since returning from a short family break, where I opted out of technology and switched off my mobile phone, something a lot of people don’t do when they are running a business. It added a sense of achievement, making me enjoy the break so much more. That lack of contact and the lack of interruptions. When was the last time I had a peaceful holiday break? Probably before I started my first business in 1994….. It was 25 years ago when I had my Motorola phone installed in my car along with a pioneer stereo tape player. Well it was a step up from the 8 track! Now a lot of you might not know what an 8 track is, however, a hands free mobile was in the car, as this was then the mobile office; it worked. I’m a firm believer that once in a while it’s good to engage in a conversation face to face, 1 to 1 sharing the same air rather than sitting on social media, texting, snap chatting etc… Imagine just two TV channels available in black and white that would switch off after the 10 o’clock news? I know my girls get quite a buzz out of talking to their great grandmother about the time when she was their age, living through World War ll and the 70 years since. She Continued on page 6

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has never been on a computer, driven a car or been abroad, but every day she has her TV, her landline phone and catches the bus (apart from Sundays) into town via the town bus, but she can also share with you what it was like to have none of these things. Following on from a recent meeting with Kaye Jarman, the Day Centre Co-ordinator, I found myself in the Day Care Centre in Lowther Street, Penrith. Overseen by the charity Age UK, the facility is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays actively helping the elderly get out of their homes, engaging them in mixing with others, taking part in some activities and having lunch, but generally giving people a much needed lift from possible loneliness they might experience at home. It might not be just loneliness. Everyone needs a break and a change of scenery once in a while. There are too many people who disappear off the social radar because of their age, or through reasons out of their control and the simple things above, like the odd phone call, a trip into town or just mixing and having a conversation is stimulation enough to bring a lot of happiness. I have committed the support of Cumbrian Local and some of my airtime at Eden FM community radio between now and Christmas to get involved with raising the profile of the Penrith and Appleby Day Care Centres. These centres do not operate for free, but its safety in numbers. The more the merrier. As communicated to me, if numbers decline, there is a potential threat that Day Care days could potentially be reduced and facilities like this could disappear, so we have made a start in trying to raise the profile of this service

and like many charities we support, we’ll do it for free! If you know someone that may need a day out, someone that might need a day in, the details are here in this month’s Cumbrian Local (p31) and on Eden FM a very special show is coming soon. We are thinking of calling it ‘Granny on the Tranny’. It will become a part of the Eden FM radio programming and be a show aired we hope every week to engage with an audience sometimes forgotten. If you’ve got a trannie, that’s a radio transistor, well okay, a radio and can tune into Eden FM 107.5 on Fridays 2- 4 or you would like to come in and join the team and be a granny on the trannie or a grandpa, in fact you don’t have to either! You could be someone who for so many years has listened to the radio you feel it’s time that you were on the radio. Let me know and call me on 01768 899101. There is a voice out there we need on the radio and it could be you! From our older population to our younger generation, in the last few days of putting the magazine together, I happened to be driving to a meeting at 08.20 am on the morning of the ‘photograph your child starting school day’ or moving up to the ‘big’ school day. A fantastic moment and really made me feel quite proud to have been there and it’s an experience shared. Well done to all those who took part for the first time. September marks the end of the summer and in this month’s magazine, whilst you will see more than a preview of Christmas advertising, let’s get the harvest and Halloween out the way first. I have since I started the Cumbrian Local, supported Carleton Farm and

A huge thank you to all our advertisers, volunteer writers, photographers and the team that is Cumbrian Local and Eden Fm from design to delivery. Front Cover: by Paul Witterick


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its shop in Carleton, Penrith and the last story for this month’s edition put together was captured with Neil Hodgson on the sides of the Beacon Fell and the area around the Roundthorn Country Hotel. All the photos are on the Cumbrian Local Publication Facebook page, but a snippet of these are on page 19 with a simple message, ‘Its Carrot Time at Carleton’, but the parsnips, turnips (for the southerners reading ‘swedes’), beetroots and some wicked looking Wilja potatoes should now be available from the shop, picked as demand requires, straight from the ground, nature’s fridge. In starting to conclude this opening, I can only say thank you to all those behind your Cumbrian Local community magazine, like the new businesses we have appear every month and those you have seen here for almost the duration that we have been printing since 2010. We welcome all new business with an unbeatable price and unbeatable distribution across the Eden Valley. Welcome to our new readers in Cumwhinton, Brisco, Durdar, Wreay and a number of other locations not far off the A6 who last month received their first Cumbrian Local. Thank you again for taking the time out to read your free community magazine. Lee Help deliver your Cumbrian Local in your village call 01768 862394

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One Stop to Domestic, Agricultural, Commercial & Ind Tim Approach Wilson B.A. (Hons.) - Planning Consultant Applications, Appeals, Enforcement, Listed Buildings and Tim first joined the Planning Branch Team in August 2013 as a student planning assistant, since then Tim has graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with Our team is here to take that call, so you can book a degree in Geography and Planning, in a free consultation at your home or site to get enabling him to come back to Planning your plans underway and on the right track. Branch asa full time planning consultant. . Tim has proved to be a valuable asset to Anthea Jones BSc (Hons), MA, MRTPI, MArbA the team with his excellent understanding Planning & Tree Consultant of commercial viability gained from his number of roles within If sothe Planning Branch cantohelp we offer Branch. a one stop app commercial sector prior joining Planning Anthea is the founder planning from pre-submission build, working Tim hassystem experience involved in a wide range ofto planning of the Planning Branch specialists in the applications whilst working at field. Planning Branch, and is driven Anthea established in 2007.relevant to continue his development. Prior to establishing the company, Anthea worked All aspects of planning and advice covered, inc Pauline Pattinson – Planning applications Technician as a Planning Officer at the x Pre Application Advi Pauline joined Planning Branch on a following Local Authorities; x Agricultural Workers temporary basis to help during a period Eden District Council, x Full architectural plans drawn; x Arboricultural advice staff change over and has stayed Allerdale Borough Council, x of Tree Surveys; an invaluable member of x New Houses; Wear Valley District Council x becoming Hedgerow Assessments team. Pauline is responsible for and Carlisle City Council. Anthea has also worked x the x Extensions to house Ecological Surveys; the smooth processing of planning at the Lake District National Park Authority on x Screening Opinions; x Structural Surveys; applications and the quote process within x Appeals (Written Rep a contract planning basis, therefore, she has x Topographical Surveys; Planning Branch. a wide range of knowledge and skills and a Informal Hearings an x Highways Reports; good knowledge of the process that these Local x Heritage Statements x Drainage Reports; Amber Stockdale - Administrator Authorities use. Affordable Housing; x Flood Risk Assessments; Our newest member to thex Planning x Lawful Development x Heritage Statements; Branch team, Amber joined the team With an established network of contacts both within x Enforcement as an Administrator. She has managed the Local Authorities and the specialists who work x Agricultural Appraisals. to successfully go through school whilst in the planning sector and related fields, Anthea holding down two customer service based believes in a straight forward and honest approach. jobs, which shows her commitment to (01768) 865656 admin@planningbranc Alanzon Chan BA (Hons), MSc- Planning Consultant learn and work. She will be an asset to the Team bringing what she has previously learned and due Twitter - @ Prior to joining Planning to the apprenticeship will be continually learning. Branch, Alanzon achieved www.plan his BA in Town Planning Facebook and studied for his MSc in Planning for Sustainability and Director: Anthea Jones BSc( Climate Change. During this time he was also working at Call (01768) 865656 Newcastle City Council within their Planning Department. He has also had a number of roles within RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) which has further helped his understanding of the planning process. - @planningbranch • – Planning Branch His role at the Local Authority involved dealing Planning Branch Ltd. Unit 1 • Mereside • Greenbank with a wide variety of pre-application submissions, CumbrianLocal The magazine that relies on doors for circulation not Road sales • Eden Business Park • Penrith • CA11 9FB applications and enforcement. Do you have a plan you would like to discuss, or would you like to discuss an idea that may require planning for a property or land development?

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Bringing Law to your door… Butterworths Solicitors have had a presence in Cumbria for many years now, but the start of 2015 heralded a new era for our Penrith branch, with expansion from three staff to 11 in the space of a few short months. Our Penrith office is conveniently located in the town centre, but we are also able to serve the wider rural community, with our team being more than happy to attend clients in their own homes. At Butterworths, we realise the importance of our services being accessible to clients old and new, and with this in mind, our Private Client department is providing a legal advice clinic at Langwathby Village Hall on 22nd September. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be on hand to offer free initial advice regarding the following:

• Lasting Powers of Attorney – who would deal with your property and financial affairs if you lost your mental capacity? • Wills – ensure your estate is distributed in accordance with your wishes

• Care Costs – will you have to pay for the cost of your care? How are care costs calculated, and what is the position with regard to assessable assets and income? • Tax Planning – are your assets passing to your loved ones in the most tax efficient manner? • Funeral Plans – fix the cost of your funeral director now and help reduce the burden on your family We often stress the importance of ensuring your affairs are in order, and what better opportunity than to come along for a chat, a cup of tea or coffee and a piece of cake! October is also an exciting month with Butterworths offering a drop in service in Penrith New Squares during the week beginning 12th October. For a full week, not only will the team be offering advice on the matters outlined above, but you can call in for information on a range of other services with which we deal including:

Nicola Broyan • Conveyancing, both residential and commercial • Flight Claims • Banking Claims • PPI • Medical/Clinical Negligence • Personal Injury Why not call in for an informal chat and discover the services we can offer?

Contact our Penrith office on

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Out & about with Butterworths Langwathby Village Hall from 1pm - 4pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Penrith New Squares from 10.30 am - 2.30 pm Monday 12th to Friday 16th & Saturday 17th October 9.30 am to 1.30 pm

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And you thought Aldi was Andrew Kidd reviews the MG3.

The rise of Aldi is due to its value, quality and service, now enjoyed by many thousands of shoppers across the UK. We’re seeing a similar phenomenon with the famous MG marque, now designed and built at Longbridge, and seeing the benefits of multi-million pound investment under Chinese ownership. Only last year, MG made the motorsports fraternity wake up by winning the British Touring Car Championship, with a race-prepared MG6. Hence the resurgence of support for the Company!

In Penrith, there’s a new MG dealership at Ullswater Road Garage, with the sales team being led by Mark Fleming. Yes, the same family who’ve been involved in the car business since 1919; so no shortage of pedigree there! The MG3 is sometimes compared with cars such as the Ford Fiesta 1.0, Vauxhall Corsa Excite 1.2, and the Skoda Fabia SE 1.2. With starting prices from just £8399, the MG3 represents outstanding value for money. With a 1.5 litre engine fitted across the range, the 106 bhp unit powers this Supermini from 0 – 60 mph in just 10.4 seconds. The 5 speed gearbox has ratios perfectly suited to town and city driving; I trundled along Middlegate in heavy traffic at tickover speed, with no shuddering or kangarooing whatsoever. 4th gear was a revelation, being both versatile and tractable. The test car (a Style Luxe) was kitted out with an impressive list of equipment including rear parking sensors, electric windows on each of the 4 doors, DAB radio, and a very tactile leather steering wheel which adjusts for rake but not reach. Instrumentation is clear and well laid out, with the touch-control air


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good value? conditioning able to waft cool air over the occupants of the spacious cabin area. The handbrake was perhaps mounted too far aft for my liking, though after a few hours it seemed fine. Braking is accomplished via a disc/drum system which was progressive and effective. Occasional road noise proved to be down to the Goodyear tyres on the test car, with quietness restored on properly finished surfaces. Storage is fine, with 60/40 split folding rear seats and a capacious boot, the floor of which would benefit from sturdier construction. As seems to be the norm these days, a tyre repair kit and compressor are supplied.The doors open very widely, giving easy access to the roomy cabin. Headroom is on a par with much larger cars; great. Personalise your car? Certainly, from a huge range of contemporary designs/colours, and a choice of trendy alloys. MG plays the ace card by achieving an insurance Group 4 rating, #winner! Many thanks to Mark at Ullswater Road Garage (01768 864546).

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Are you a Cumbrian business owner that uses bread?

Calling all independent Bakery retailers, Food retailers, Convenience Food & Village stores, Cafe’s, Hotel’s, B & B’s and other outlets selling or using bread products.

A huge thank you to Hethertons bakery for dropping off a fantastic £250 donation for Bendrigg Trust.

From everyday brands such as Kingsmill and Burgen - to our very own Hetherton’s bread that’s baked in Carlisle and is exclusive to Cumbria.

It was great meeting these guys at Jigsaw (Eden valley hospice) in Carlisle this week. We helped them with their fund raising. Every loaf we sell we will donate 5p to all the charities we support in Cumbria.

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Eden fm 107.5 Community Radio attended the presentation of a cheque for £250 to Sue Davis of Eden Carers, Penrith by Howard Hunter and Mel Grimshaw of Hethertons Bakery. 5p from every loaf of bread sold is donated to local charities and volunteer groups. After the presentation Eden FM 107.5 interviewed Sue, Howard and Mel, this broadcasted soon after and will be available again to catch via the Eden FM website. Visit and for more details.

For your nearest stockist go to To order, please contact us on Freephone 0800 160 1912

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The Carrots are coming in at Carleton by Lee Quinn

For readers of the December 2010 Eden Local, which of course is free to read on line, it was the start of my quest to find local food; a taste that was real and low mileage. I spent a farming year with Neil Hodgson and his family, out in the fields, in the farm shop, around the dining room table and the odd time in the milk shed. It was for me a fantastic experience and there isn’t a week in the year that I don’t pay a visit to Carleton Farm Shop. The thing is, Neil’s got a friend who writes a local magazine and that friend who writes the magazine needs one of Neil’s barns every month to take delivery of up to 4 pallets of Cumbrian Locals and a range of boxes full of leaflets for delivery!

beetroot, parsnips and potatoes, looking like they have been pulled out of the ground, and that is because they have. They haven’t been stored in a supply cold chain in a depot, but dug up and put on display subject to demand. Otherwise they’ll stay in the ground. With the exception of the potatoes of course, these will be extracted and stored in a dark barn before the end of Autumn and kept in ‘mud jackets’ until they are moved in to the shop. Fresh potatoes, bakers and chippers are now arriving in the shop, but it’s a fact you can’t pull tatties out of the ground in November! Veg that tastes like it ain’t been got at or mucked about with, from the ground to the shop, to your table. Try it - the sweetness of new season and locally grown vegetables.

It’s my favourite seasonal update and a reminder. The dirty carrots are now in full supply and available from the shop. For visitors going to the shop for the first time, please note you will see carrots, swedes, The best rates in advertising, with the best distribution for local business


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Support those who will support us in our later years. When preparing for later life much of the thought

naturally goes on the basics like maintaining an income and ensuring a safe and comfortable home. One of the greatest challenges facing people as they get older, however, can be the impact of isolation and loneliness, it’s a fact of life that as time goes on the links we’ve made can fade or sever. Indeed for many older people the only human interaction in the week might be from a visiting Kleeneze distributor. In the past family groups were much more concentrated with it not uncommon for multiple generations to live in one dwelling but today relatives often live many, many miles away. My family is a case in point with my Great Aunt living most of her life in Buckinghamshire and her brother, my grandfather and her closest relative, settling in Cumbria. Others may have no family left or may have become estranged. There are often a variety of groups that offer the occupation of time and community of people that an individual needs, from religious groups to the Women’s Institute. Indeed my Aunty Jean continues to enjoy the kinship afforded by friends from Church even though she is unable to attend functions herself. Nevertheless, all too often and for one reason or another, people just don’t have the opportunity to get out and meet people or maintain contacts.

One organisation that does provide that opportunity is Penrith Day Care on Lowther Street in the town. A part of Carlisle and Eden Age UK this service is provided by able and dedicated staff and volunteers who, as they describe it, provide a safe and stimulating environment for older people. The support such a group can give however is only as strong as the support it receives. It will probably come as no surprise that funding is at a premium, the service itself costs those who use it and more so than the corresponding centres in Carlisle. As with any service provider, size is a factor, more users means more of the cost is spread, more support from the community means more can be provided. I will be taking the opportunity in the coming days to go along and see what kind of support I can give both as an individual and as a councillor. This is something important to me not just as a specific case but also in terms of how we provide services in general for all of society, taking appropriate advantage of, and giving proper support to, the public, private or voluntary sectors. In the meantime, if you or someone you know could do with a day out and some company, Carlisle and Eden Age UK can be contacted at their Carlisle office on 01228 536673.

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Christmas Day 2015 Soup Cream of Parsnip Soup, Crispy Curried Onions Starters Pear Smoked Partridge, potato twigs, blue cheese, pear & walnut salad Scottish Lobster & English leek terrine, bisque dressing, winter leafs Braised baby Leeks, root vegetable crisps, candy beetroot salad, & horseradish cream (v) Intermediate Homemade pear sorbet, apple sherbet

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Desserts Homemade Christmas pudding, brandy ice cream, spiced biscuit

Galloway fillet wellington, fondant potatoes, roast baby onions, red wine & Madeira gravy

Dark Chocolate delice, cranberry puree, shortbread, mascarpone cream

Pan fried Hake, poached langoustine tails, saffron potatoes, buttered greens & caviar cream

Toasted Marshmallow, roast pineapple, pistachio crumb, mango sorbet

Homemade Butternut squash & chanterelle mushroom ravioli’s, cream leeks, pine nut butter (v)

To Finish Off Tea and coffee homemade mince pies

Christmas Party Nights 2015 Starters Wild Mushroom & Tarragon Soup, Truffle Cappuccino (V) or Local Pressed Ham Hock & Black Pudding Terrine, Homemade Piccalilli, Winter Leafs or Lemon & Thyme Smoked Salmon, Crab Mayonnaise, Apple Jelly or Goat Cheese Panna Cotta, Walnut Crumb, Beetroot Puree, Chicory (V)

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The Wainwright Society 2016 Calendar

Alfred Wainwright photograph by Derry Brabbs

The Wainwright Society is pleased to announce that the 2016 Calendar has just been published and is now on sale. Once again, the format includes photographs of the Lake District taken by Society members, together with line drawings and quotations from the works of Alfred Wainwright. For the past six years, the Calendar has completely sold out raising thousands of pounds for our designated charities! All profits from the sale of the calendar will be donated to Animal Rescue Cumbria (ARC) and the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs Association (LDMRSDA). The money that is raised by the Society through sales of its 2016 Calendar, will be used by Animal Rescue Cumbria to support the work of taking in unwanted dogs and cats and helping to re-home them. For the Search Dogs Association, the Society is raising funds to replace all the training radios of dog handlers, which are a vital part of communication whilst out on the fells. The price of the calendar has been held at £10 including p&p. The calendar can be purchased direct from the Society website using PayPal. Details are on the Society website: calendar/index.html


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Paving the way to a beautiful home Heritage Print Driveways is paving the way for you to have a better path to your home and a very low maintenance driveway or patio. If you have experience of weeding your pathways too many times this summer, been through more ant powder than you can remember, or it might be you are concerned about the uneven surface which lifts up when it freezes over, paving the way to a re-lay of parts or all of your drive from wet, wet, wet winter when you see more sand in the road and in your hallway than you do on your footways, Heritage Print Driveways may just have the solution for you to solve all of the above, taking the pain out of your paving problems. A local business with a gallery of success and if you’re still unsure, then just call Tracey or James and someone can visit your home with some free advice and offer you a no obligation estimate, but to see a

selection of paving samples, textures and colours, visit the showroom at Jackson House, Myers Lane, which is directly behind Penrith Station (the other side of the track). Are you thinking maybe next year? The Heritage Print Driveways Team will be working through the Autumn and Winter, so you can have a weed free Spring and Summer in 2016.

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Peaks & Pathways by Nick Wells When I came to Cumbria in 1979, Blencathra was the first landmark I saw when driving over Stainmoor on the A66. I see it every day from my house, so earlier this year I thought it was time. Blencathra, or nicknamed Saddleback derived from its saddle shaped top, stands in Northern Lakeland and is the proud owner of the famous Sharp Edge. It is likely that the name Blencathra is derived from the Cumbric elements blaen (a bare hill top) and cathrach (a chair). This would give a meaning of “the bare hill top shaped like a chair”, which perfectly describes the topography of the mountain. The most popular ascent begins at Scales just up from Threlkeld, here you park in the long layby which is very quickly filled on a fine day. The A66 is a busy road so care needs to be taken as you make your way to the start of the walk. Having successfully navigated our dogs over Helvellyn’s Striding Edge, we thought we would give them a go at Sharp Edge, but you know what thought did. Respect

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must be given to this feature at all times. The ascent of Scales Fell is a long steep walk for about the first half hour, then it levels out as we reach a crossroads in the path. Left takes you up the rest of Scales Fell narrowing out into a ridge before reaching the middle of the saddle, right takes you nowhere interesting, we took the path straight ahead, which was a parade of about a mile above the river Glandermackin.

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We could see Sharp Edge now, so this easy section of the walk gave us time to prepare for the most feared ridge in Britain. Upon reaching Scales Beck, we followed it steeply upwards until arriving at Scales Tarn. We had made it to base camp and enjoyed lunch as the dogs took their usual dip.

It doesn’t get much better than this, the Tarn is guarded by Sharp Edge, Scales Fell and Blencathra. Taking the route from the tarn up to Scales Fell is certainly the easiest but we were here to conquer Sharp Edge, so we headed right and steeply up to the start of what can be described as a mass of bare rock with an edge sharp enough to shave on. It wasn’t long before we realised this tricky scramble was too much on this particular day as it was quite damp and very slippery, so we turned back before becoming another casualty for the mountain rescue, in fact everyone was turning back. Backtracking to the start of Sharp Edge, we dropped down the north side and walked an easier path up to Foule Crag, which is the right side of the saddle, and onto the summit of Blencathra on the left side. As usual the views were spectacular, and being on the edge of the Lake District at 2848 ft, we could see it all. We decided to decend this great mountain by Halls Fell Ridge, and our disappointment of Sharp Edge was soon forgotten as this ridge was magnificent from top to bottom. It was tricky in places, but safe enough before taking us all the way down, then turning left to Doddick Gill along the foot of Doddick Fell and back to the bottom of Scales Fell. This walk is about six miles long and took us four hours. I grade it moderate to hard.

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September 2015 - By John France

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Juvenile Pied Wagtail © John France

There have been some excellent bird of prey (raptors) sightings in recent weeks at Thacka Beck nature reserve in Penrith. Species have included Peregrine, Buzzard, and Kestrel, however the highlight of the month was a Hobby, which flew low over the reserve scattering House Martins as it went.

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The Hobby is a migrant raptor which comes to the UK from Africa to breed. It looks to a degree like a small, dark Peregrine with streaking along its’ breast and undersides, and the feathers around its’ legs are a rusty red in colour. There are estimated to be about 2000 pairs of Hobby nesting in the UK, with the vast majority nesting south of a line between the Humber and the Mersey. In Cumbria the Hobby is classed as a scarce species, with approximately 10 or so sightings per year. Hobby’s specialise in catching their food in flight, particularly enjoying House Martins and


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Dragonfly’s, the latter which it can hold in its’ talon and eat on the wing! Other raptor species seen at Thacka Beck in recent times are Red Kite, Merlin, Marsh Harrier, Osprey and Sparrowhawk. Most Swallows, House Martins and Warbler species will be departing south during September, and numbers of Lesser Black-backed Gulls diminishing as they disperse to sunnier climes including Portugal! Watch out for flocks of

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Penrith Netball Club has been running for many years and practices at the sports hall at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith, on Monday evenings during school term time, September to May. There are three sections: 6pm-7pm unior Group 1 – Years 6 – 8 7pm-8pm Junior Group 2 – Years 8 – 10/11 8pm-9pm Senior Group – Years 10/11 (no upper age limit!) The club is committed to encouraging young people to develop netball skills and as there is no junior netball league within the vicinity ‘friendly’ matches are arranged with junior squads linked to Carlisle netball teams and squads play against teams from Carlisle and Appleby/Kirkby Stephen and occasionally other teams from outside the Eden area. Penrith players are also encouraged to get involved in the County Development Squads. This season junior players will participate in U12 and U14 festivals around Cumbria which have been organised in liaison CumbrianLocal

The first U14 festival is on 19 September at Dowdales School and Penrith Club will also be organising a festival during the season.

and 3 play in Division 2. Penrith 3 is a developmental squad for young players and this has proved very successful in introducing young players to the League. All matches are held at a central venue at Carlisle on a Tuesday evening. The League commences in October.

The Senior Group has a wide age range of mixed netball skills and abilities with up to three netball squads participating in the Carlisle Netball Leagues throughout the nebtall season. Penrith 1 squad play in Division 1 and Penrith 2

Penrith Netball will always welcome new players and further information can be obtained from the Secretary, Lynn Griffiths, tel. 01768 890532 or email.

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Article Christian Hunter We started the season on the back of some successful pre season fixtures with a 2-2 draw away to Ullswater Utd. Our first home match was a 6-1 victory against Endmoor res, & leggy left winger Joe Thwaytes made © John France - Joe Thwaytes scores history by scoring the Penrith Royals first ever home goal first home goal for Penrith Royal.The next away match was tricky game at the Old Show Field against Kirkoswald reserves which ended up with a 3-2 victory for the home side. Penrith Saints hosted our next match & which saw us run out 9-2 winners & a rare run out for veteran midfielder & assistant manager Christian Hunter. Ex centre back now left winger Joe Thwaytes scored a very well taken hatrick. We went into our next away game to Appleby res with new signings Andy Rowlandson & Jonny Lawler & came away with a very hard earned point after a 1-1 draw. A home game to Dent reserves saw us run out 5-1 winners. Things are looking good for ‘The Royal’ & manager Alan Parkin has certainly put together a very experienced squad with the majority of the lads having played under him before when he managed Penrith Reserves. Promotion is our aim but it’s going to be a hard season as there are some very good teams in division 3.

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Carleton Banks Settling Into Westmorland League Division Two Josh Briggs

After a professional pre-season regime under new coach Chris Farrell, Carleton headed into the new season with more confidence than angst. The roster were reassured that their style of football which granted them much success last season would provide similar results this season if they could match the passion, grit and determination displayed over the last 12 months. The Soccer Moos enjoyed a win in their league opener away at Kendal United Reserves, where a brace from Eddie Raine and one from Jake Briggs ensured 3 points in a 3-1 victory. Yet, their first defeat of the season would swiftly follow. Last season’s rivals, Pirelli, were the visitors to Frenchfields on the Tuesday night. Games between the two sides have always produced exhilarating action and this one would be no different; 8 goals, 2 red cards and a couple of thunderbolts from the away side amounted to a deserved 5-3 win for the away side, despite a late flurry of goals from Carleton Banks.

The start of the season normally brings about fixture congestion as the sunlight in the afternoon becomes abused before the dark months creep upon us. Carleton prepared themselves for 3 games in a week, with the aim of taking 7 points from 9 to get their winning mentality back on track. Just falling short of their target, Carleton posted 2 draws and a solitary 3-0 victory over Langwathby to strecth their unbeaten run to three games. As can be at the beginning of the season, Carleton Banks have yet to field the same back four for consecutive games. Although the replacements have performed very well when stepping in for injuries and suspensions, The Pinks will be hoping to field some consistency in their line-ups in a bid to bring back their sharpness and solidarity; the catalyst for their success under former coach Clive Briggs. Goalscorers 3 - Mark Nixon, Eddie Raine 2 - Jake Briggs, Ryan Smith 1 - James Mandle, Paul Parker

Penrith AFC Karl Collinson The Bonny Blues have got off to an encouraging start in this seasons Northern League Division 1. After a large number of players missing through injury, suspension and holidays we opened with a 1.1 draw at home against Seaham, a game we really should have been out of sight by half time.

we’re hopeful of staying at the right end of the table. The club are running a supporters coach to West Allotment Celtic on Saturday 28th November. If anyone would like more information please contact the club.

We picked up our first victory with an away win, 3.1, at Ashington. A superb result considering we’d never won their before. We had a very disappointing defeat to Jarrow Roofing in the F.A. cup which saw us leave the competition at the first attempt. But we’ve bounced back impressively with a couple of good 3.0 wins against Bishop Auckland and Norton and Stockton Ancients. We currently lie 4th in the league and have got a tough set of away fixtures coming up but with Coleman, Little, Waterson and Smith finding the back of the net, CumbrianLocal

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DC building & roofing And Finally Congratulations to the Stoneybeck. They have been awarded a AA Rosette and a 4 Star Inn rating. Next month’s edition will be looking back over the 5 years at the Stoneybeck from refurbishment to rosette as they prepare for Christmas 2015. A note from Alan Walton Prostate Cancer PSA Testing session, this year on Thursday 8th October at Penrith Conservative Club, which is a walk in session, ( no appointment needed ) between 6.30 & 8.30pm Please come along and bring a friend with you. Ladies please send your husband, father or father in law, neighbour etc. Prostate Cancer, like any Cancer is a cruel disease and the key factor is early detection. Being a witness to my dad’s diagnosis at only 55 and death at 58, I am very keen to promote PSA testing to as many men as possible, so those who are diagnosed can hopefully nip it in the bud at an early stage, allowing a long and happy life to those concerned.

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