Eden Local December Issue 2012

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Eden Local Distribution 22,400 December 2012 Issue No 26

Underneath the Arches 18 Holes for the Price of 9 The Tradition that is Your Local Co-op Eden FM Radio tune now to 87. 6 FM The Gift of Giving

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Dear Residents & Businesses

At your Penrith, Shap & Lazonby Co-ops this Christmas we can bring the best of local produce to your door and have it readily available in our store. In keeping with tradition, we have a wide range of products that we have sourced from the community around us in the County wherever possible.

Welcome to the Eden Local. My extended thanks to all those contributing to this months publication and my thanks to those of you who are now taking some time out to read this 26th edition of Eden Local.

Fresh local cheeses, fresh local poultry and meat products, game is also available to order. Local produce, locally brewed beer and you will see many new products available this Christmas from our 1890 range. These are products produced for your local Penrith Co-operative Society here in Cumbria. Take advantage of our unbelievably priced Turkey, which can be ordered today, collected or delivered to your door. (Subject to availability conditions apply)

Main Street, Shap, CA10 3NG

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Henderson Buildings, Lazonby, CA10 1BG

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19 Burrowgate, Penrith, CA11 7TD

Tel: 01768 862366

Penrith, Shap, Lazonby is a part of the Penrith Co-operative Society other stores include Keswick, Hallbankgate, Westgate, Frosterley, Stanhope and St Johns Chapel

It’s that time of the year which for many can potentially mean long hours. I spent 18 years in food retail, so I understand that the festive season for many will be an up hill slog until 24th December and I do remember sleeping a lot of Christmas Day and waking up with a cold. Is it me or does everyone seem to be flat out busy and generally working all the hours they can in between feeling quite tired, as a result of the clocks changing and the dark evenings settling in? Whatever we are doing, whatever shift we are on, Christmas is upon us. At the time of writing this publication, I have six more publications lined up before the December close down as I prepare the January supplement, the three monthly publications and then move on with the of best intentions to have the February publications almost complete before 31st December. On top of all this, I will be working with Eden FM Community Radio to complete and submit their application for a full time community radio license, which has to be submitted early January 2013. From midday on 24th November up until 22nd December, I’ll be stepping in to do some radio shows with all the other Eden FM Radio volunteers. The programme guide is on page 29. This month we have our first insert supplement from the Penrith Co-operative Society, reflecting innovation and tradition at the Penrith Burrowgate, Lazonby and Shap stores (p 2 – 3 & 12 – 17). We also have our regular feature with the Devonshire Arcade (p7). I had a wonderful time talking to Terry, Michelle and Christine at the Arches Carpet Centre, who have just opened a new premises at Hartness Road on the Gillwilly Industrial Estate (p 8 -9). My thanks to Peter Sidwell for his contribution and I wish him every success with his new Border TV series which launched on 26th November (p 18 -19). Paul Witterick got some behind the scenes shots during the regional round here in Cumbria. My thanks to Paul

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Witterick of Witt Woo Photography who has spent many days collecting what must be over a thousand images for many of this month’s articles and publications. In keeping with our theme, there is of course a lot about the concept of ‘Everything Local’ and the importance of supporting local businesses, utilising the best of our local trades and producers whenever we can. My thanks to those local producers who I met at the Farmers Market in Orton where we saw some truly wonderful local products. A highlight this month has to be trying a locally produced stilton and pear ice cream at Slees of Winskill. The Carrots are in at Carleton Farm shop as are the Parsnips. For a real taste, it’s a must. I would like to wish Bangkok Bistro good luck, who have just opened in Poets Walk, Penrith (p 28). Without further ado and I do have quite a lot to do, I would like to take this opportunity of wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. And a special Merry Christmas to John because he’s a good friend.

Page 8-9 Underneath the Arches with Radley

Content Christmas at your Local Co-op


Opening Editorial


Officially still the best Investment


Christmas at the Devonshire


Underneath the Arches


Inspiration at Christmas


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Special thanks to local photographer Keith Wood for our Cover Page www.keithwoodphotography.co.uk, Special thanks to Paul of Whitt- Woo photography, Printer – Bishops Printers, Walton Rd, Portsmouth, Hants P06 1TR

Shop up until 9 o’clock


Discover a Feast of Festive Treats


Penrith Co-op Society news


Win a Kitchen with Eden FM radio


Eden Valley Home Improvements


Your next Eden Local commences distribution on 31st December 2012. Until then.... Lee Quinn, Editor Eden Local

Phone: 01768 899111

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Page 11 18 Holes for the price of 9 and other season offers

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Pages 12-19 The Penrith Co-operative Society Innovation and Tradition

Win a Kitchen with Eden FM for £1 live draw 22nd December

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Cocklakes Christmas


Peter Sidwell’s Alternative Christmas


Cumbrian Oak & Pot Place


A Walk with Keith Wood


Settle Carlisle update


Christmas in the Outdoors


The Gift of Giving


Bangkok Bistro


Eden Fm radio programmes


CA Business

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Home Comfort Guide


Savings for business in 2013


Weekend Baking Inspiration from Peter Sidwell

Page 22 Call into Cocklakes This Christmas

Page 32 Home Comforts Guide 2013 your essential home guide

Page 28 The Gift of Giving & Season of Goodwill

Have a Bake & Cake this Christmas Maggies Bakery Fresh bread and scones handmade everyday Cakes, pie’s and sandwiches to takeaway Buffets to order and collect/deliver on the day

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Seasonal Greetings from the Devonshire Arcade by Lee Quinn

For 6 months we have been paying a regular visit to the Devonshire Arcade in Penrith. I hope that the articles covering the history and the mini stories about the businesses have given you a fresh look at the potential always on offer. As we move into December we focus on one of my favourite topics, namely food. For fresh products and provisions for Christmas, the Devonshire Arcade will be open on the Sundays leading up to Christmas, the fresh food counters; Little’s Family Butchers, Crafty Baker, Fish Cellar, Fruit & Veg and the Flower Shop will all be open on Sunday 23rd December. With our focus on fresh food, I chatted to Gavin, of Little’s Family Butchers and asked him about the availability of products for this festive period. In simple terms there will be full availability of poultry and all products right up to closing on Christmas Eve. In the week we wrote this article Gavin reconfirmed that his entire display was from 4 local producers. Little’s are already taking turkey and meat orders and Gavin predicts (with the exception of slightly reduced seasonal sales of lamb) there will be increased sales of pork, beef (including ribs on the bone) and gammon joints with the added bonus of the traditional sales to come from turkey’s, ducks and geese. As traditional as family butchers come, Gavin will be on the counter with his wife Judith supported by Phil and Pat and supported by other friends that they’ll draft in. Adjacent to Little’s it’s not just fish on Fridays from the Fish Cella. On top of the normal trade, Neil will be looking forward to the traditional build up with sales of whole fresh salmon and smoked salmon, which like many of the products, will be available to pre order. Other products already in, include the range of game and next to the counter a full range of frozen products including a variety prawns, other shell fish and wet fish. They do have some amazing fish pates and a great fish pie recipe for Boxing Day. Next door to the Fish Cellar, there is the Crafty Baker with a wonderful range of Christmas specials all freshly baked on the premises. Alan and his team like all the others will be open on the Sunday before Christmas. One of the newest businesses to the Arcade is The Market Fruiter, for Chris and his wife Linda it’s their first Christmas trading and with all that seasonal fruit the traditional Clementines with leaves and Cox’s apples you’ll find sprouts on a stalks all orders available for free delivery and they will have real Christmas trees also with free delivery . To complete our seasonal visit to the Arcade we have our florist; Flower Designs, lead by Alison with her team Audrey and Rebecca. Taking in fresh deliveries every day right through the Christmas period, they will have the traditional potted poinsettias and other seasonal plants. They will also have their full range of church and door wreaths. Also available to order are table decorations and displays for the big day and they also offer a gift wrapping

service as well. There are also plenty of opportunities to create your own floral displays as they have a vast range of seasonal ideas for silk and dry flowers. They also stock wet and dry oasis. Now I had no idea what that was when we went on to this conversation, then the penny dropped. It’s the hard cube like sponge that sits in the middle of each decoration, wet for fresh flowers and dry for silk. Importantly you don’t have to wait for Christmas to go for a visit to the arcade, the card shop Destiny Cards run by Sharon would like to see you just as soon as you are ready to start getting those Christmas cards written and Andon at Cumbria Photography, might be able to squeeze in family portrait, if you’re quick before Christmas. Before we conclude this month’s trip to the Arcade, we must let you know about Off Peak, the new outdoor clothing store run by Richard which will be chock full of winter clothing to help keep you warm and dry this winter including hats, gloves and coats. On behalf of all the businesses in The Devonshire Arcade a Merry Christmas to you all. In December the Arcade will be open 11 – 3 on Sundays in addition to some late night openings.

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Underneath the Arches by Lee Quinn

At the time of putting this article together “The Arches Carpet Centre”, after 18 ½ years at The Arches, 1 Victoria Road, Penrith is preparing for the opening of its new showroom at Hartness Road on the Gilwilly Industrial Estate. By the time you read this article the new premises will actually be open. So here is the heads up on this local business that was handed the keys to the doors of a surviving landmark at 1 Victoria Road, with its entrance in the Southend Road, on Friday, 6th May 1994. A big day in the history of this local business that was shared with another event over 360 miles away that day, the official opening of the Channel Tunnel presided over by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and French President Francois Mitterand. The rail tunnel or ‘Chunnel’ under the English Channel connected Britain to the European mainland for the first time since the end of the last Ice Age. Meanwhile, for Terry Oliver, the owner and proprietor of The Arches Carpet Centre it was the completion of the purchase of a site that first started in October 1991. The property back then was a carpet shop owned by Mark and Rhoda Marshall. After originally starting out in agricultural chemicals Terry started in carpets after a very persuasive friend convinced him he would do better selling carpets. This was ‘back to the future’ in 1985, the year of Live Aid, when Terry set up his mobile carpet business ‘Phone Call Mobile Carpets’. The business based from home grew and when 1 Victoria Road came up for sale with PFK in 1990, negotiations started. As Terry explained; from working from home with a boot load of carpet samples to opening a shop and buying stock was a huge step forward and he recalls at the time being strongly advised by the bank not to do it, as the premises weren’t deemed to be suitable. He did question how much knowledge a bank would know about the carpet business and suitable premises, which was already one of many established carpet shops. As we see today, it was one of the best decisions Terry could have made at that time, which has subsequently seen his business grow, gathering a reputation for getting decisions right. EdenLocal

There was much to talk about how The Arches Carpet Centre has evolved. Terry believes he owes a lot to having reliable people around him; Malcolm Read, better known as ‘Mally’ has been fitting carpets for Terry since the beginning also on the team are Andrew and Stephen. His customer based approach, backed up by a reputation for consistency of service, quality products and top quality fitting has seen high levels of repeat business and a steady stream of returning happy customers over the years since 1994. Apart from taking time to discuss the history of the business we also got to discuss carpets. Whilst we walk on them everyday, what do we really know, when we go looking for a carpet, what are we actually looking for; a price, a colour, functionality? The range at The Arches Carpet Centre is quite phenomenal, I suppose you could say its literally “floor to ceiling” with carpets. They also supply Blinds and other types of flooring, Vinyls, Karndean, laminates and Rugs. Choosing a carpet isn’t an everyday task, it’s not something we do regularly and it’s certainly not just about finding the right colour. With such a major purchase what you pay and where you purchase it from could have a major impact on whether you have the right carpet for the right place in your home or place of work. As I came to understand, 1ply is a single strand, which will flatten and it’s not hard wearing. 2ply is two strands twisted together and so on, all the way up to 6 strands. The number of strands and the resulting type of protection the carpet has makes a big difference in price. I discussed with Christine and Michelle who deal with the sales at The Arches Carpet Centre the challenges carpets go through in our homes with pets, children, spills and how carpets today, whilst they do have resistance, can be instantly cleaned with, staggeringly, ‘raw bleach’! This is definitely a ‘don’t try this at home’ unless you have taken expert advice and that is something that comes in abundance from The Arches Carpet Centre. So, getting an understanding of a carpet, is the key to defining its uses, there are 100% wool, 80% wool, 50%

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wool all the way through to 100% manmade fibre carpets. There are eco friendly carpets, I discovered the Envirobac carpet; you scrunch it up and it returns to flat being just one of its selling points. There are some big names out there like: Westex, Axminster, Ulster and Woodward Grosvenor, all these are stocked by The Arches Carpet Centre. Closer to home there is Lakeland wool and wool from Herdwicks but the one that for a ‘total novice’ carpet person like myself ticked most of the boxes was a Brockway carpet for quality, functionality, density and price. We have everyday comfortable hardwearing clothes and we have designer clothes, and as I see it, carpets and how we dress our homes are not that dissimilar. To conclude, my time at The Arches Carpet Centre the last 10 -15 minutes were spent with Terry talking about carpet measurements. Are we in yards or are we in metres? As Terry explained, he still has customers going back generations that, when asked how big their room is they walk in a straight line across the showroom putting one foot after the other, pigeon stepping and counting out the measurements. That’s measuring in feet, regardless of the size of your feet and it always has been and always will be. And as for a yard, that’s 36 inches (3 feet) and a metre is about 39 inches.

My thanks to Terry Oliver and his team at The Arches Carpets Centre now at Hartness Road on the Gilwilly Industrial Estate in their new showroom, for sharing their knowledge and experience, which I can now share with the readers of Eden Local. And finally for those customers who only pop in to see Radley the Miniture Schnauzer, the premises at 1 Victoria Road will still remain open, so still feel free to pop in. Easy to find, Easy to park - Go go straight down Cowper Road when you get to Gilwilly turn left near the end in to Hartness Road

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Christmas shop until 9 o’clock Your Monthly tip from Craig Goodfellow The topic this month is alignment. How many times have you stood with a colleague on the course and watched them belt a shot into the rough?

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iscover a feast of festive treats.

Our selection of delicious hampers come filled with festive favourites and gourmet goodies. And, with prices starting from just £15, they’re sure to make everyone’s Christmas magical. Plus, our personal wrapping service has all the festive bows and ribbons you’ll need to make sure your hamper looks as good as it tastes. Or, why not make it more personal by creating your own hamper? Simply select a wicker basket, or presentation box of your choice in-store, and fill it with all the special things you know your friends or family will love. Truly magical. Garden Centre | Farm Foodhall | Restaurant | Santa’s Grotto | Hamper Shop Home Delivery | Gift Wrapping | Free Parking Dobbies Garden World | Orton Grange | Carlisle | CA5 6LB | Tel: 01228 713 520 For full details visit dobbies.com

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The Penrith Co-op Society Your Local Co-op

Christmas and the New Year are fast approaching and it is a great time of year to reflect on the 2012, which has been a challenging one for everyone, and like all businesses we have had our ups and downs but by working with and listening to you, our customers and members we will face 2013 stronger and in good cheer. We have introduced our members privilege card and the uptake has been fantastic, the number of new members has shown us that our society despite the influence of the multiple retailers has the support of the community and is going in the right direction. The stance we have taken on locally produced foods working, not only with growers and highlighting their efforts in store through demonstrations and tastings which has given us a new perspective and

brought us back to our roots, but by co-operating with other established local businesses, it shows us leading in the community in how to work together to improve things for all. I would like to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas John Mills Chief Executive Officer and a Happy and prosperous New Year from everyone here at your local Penrith Co-operative, and look forward to serving you for many years to come.

Member’s dividend and privilege card

Penrith Co-op Society


By introducing our members privilege card we are: • • • • • •

Making it easier to earn Dividend Making it easier to be a member Working with local businesses Working with local producers Listening to our members Benefiting everyone

Discounted for Privilege card holders. Following on from John’s welcome we have a further 5 pages for you which is your Penrith Co-operative Society Seasonal Update. The distribution of this update will be going through over 40,000 doors around all of our 9 stores; wouldn’t it be great if you were all members? Over the last 6 months I have been working with the Society’s team covering a lot of traditional bases but also new concepts to innovate a business that was established 122 years ago. In the last 6 months our focus has been across a number of areas, as John Mill’s CEO has mentioned, the launch of the Member’s Privilege Card has been a huge step forward for the Society and its members but it doesn’t stop there. What does the card promote and what are its benefits to you? After this short summary if you haven’t already got a card I hope you will strongly give it some consideration. Every household should have one!

Co-operative Society store or give them a call; full details of your local store can be found at www.penrithco-op.co.uk. If you have a card you can, on presentation at the store add your dividend at point of purchase. If you see any other local business with the card displayed on its window, vehicles or website it means the business will be offering co-op members a special deal on products or services - anything from selling your house, to servicing your car or a reduction in the price of its products. Don at Lakeland Sheds is currently offering great deals on log stores

to Co-op members with a card. Eden Valley Home Improvements is offering some great seasonal deals on Kitchens, Windows and Doors - in fact an extra 5% off their current offers. This means a total of 35% off windows, 25% off doors and 55% off kitchens and bedrooms. The first Members quarterly draw has been won. There is an announcement to follow and report of them receiving their new Toshiba 32 inch LCD TV with a built in DVD player. There will be another Super Draw for new and existing members in time for our next quarterly update in early Spring.

The card was launched in our first quarterly update in September 2012. The card is for existing members and to encourage new members and replaces our existing dividend receipt system. The first batch of Members Privilege Cards are now being distributed, please do not panic if you have signed up and not received your card. If it has not arrived by 1st December please contact or go to your local Penrith

Your Co-operative in the community

The Society is proud to be the new sponsor of the Langwathby Football Club senior team. As a Society we do understand the importance of local support. Our current fund raiser is ”Win a fitted Kitchen” a one ticket, one prize, one winner draw and with this type of draw we hope that every 3-4 months we will be able to generate funds that can be put back into local groups, clubs and societies around our stores. This month in association with Eden Valley Home Improvements and Eden FM Community Radio we are raffling a fitted kitchen, complete with oven and hob together with a complete set of accessories and utensils

The quest for locally produced food continues Building on our previous report we are pleased to announce, that your local Penrith Co-operative Society is now successfully introducing new products every month sourced from Cumbria many just a short distance from your Penrith, Shap and Lazonby store, as many as possible from Cumbrian Farms. Bringing in local produce to the stores will work to the benefit of the community in many ways. Lower mileage like our own label beer Penrith Co-op Society 1890 Best Ale brewed at Eden Brewery Brougham Hall and our Christmas Ale brewed at Tirrel Brewery in Long Marton. This Christmas we have locally sourced Cumbrian reared fresh Turkeys and the introduction of our own medium mature cheddar made for us by Appleby Creamery. We have traditional Sour Dough bread made at the Lovingly Artisan Bakery at Oxenholme. We have locally made ready meals, pasties and Pickles from the Spice King at Greystoke and for Boxing Day locally made sauces in a jar to spice up your day also from Spice King. Can it get any better than this? In 2013? We hope it can and we are working towards

from our cookware department. Tickets are now on sale from your local store- tickets are just £1 and there will be just the one lucky winner. To enter the raffle you must be a resident of a local postcode within the area covered by the Penrith Society Co-op which covers all CA postcodes and DL 12 and DL 13. The Draw will be held live on Eden FM Radio on 22nd December around 11 am straight after the local news. The kitchen is on display in the window of the Penrith Burrowgate store and a complete list of all you can win in the draw is available on our website and in all nine stores.

this to make sure it will. As a traditional business we will do what we do best, serving the community, sourcing local products of a very high standard but not at a high price. They will all taste traditional but we won’t be charging extra for this. As we move forward you can step back in time to traditional tastes. These products and many more are all now available in your Local Penrith Co-operative Society Store.

The project that will create a real local Buzz At the start of our campaign for local food back in June 2012 after reviewing our existing range of Honey like many stores we had a large range, around 22 in the Burrowgate Penrith store to be precise but none that we could call local. We got out

in the area around the stores, we met a few local bee keepers but like many local seasonal products the key word is season, the second key word is weather. There are some good honey’s around if you know which door to knock on but bee keeping as we have discovered is quite an art with many guidelines, legislations and it has to be produced with the best interest of the bees in parallel with the environment. Local honey has many benefits if it is actually sourced in the area around where you live. There have been many reports on its qualities in helping with overcome seasonal allergies. So how do we get enough honey

for our customers in 2013? We firstly have appointed our own Beekeeper specialist, there will be more about this lady who has been a local beekeeper for almost 8 years and has been involved with local societies. We appeal to all bee keepers around our stores and in Cumbria to contact honey@penrithco-op.co.uk if you would like to ‘bee’ involved in this project. As an independent local business the Penrith Cooperative Society has now commissioned the making of its own Bee Hives. Some of our local suppliers have taken us up on our option to sponsor a hive. It is our plan to have a minimum of twelve hives in place.

Your Local Penrith Co-operative Society Stores Food and Product demonstrations Do you have a bread mixer in a box or on a shelf collecting dust in a cupboard? Gave it a go once, enjoyed the experience but haven’t had the time since. At your local Co-op we don’t just sell bread makers we show you how to use them. We have a new range of Ready Mix Flours, so the baking of your own bread is simplified. If you are still not sure come in and see a demonstration with our staff. Taste good, feel good, give it go at a Penrith Co-operative Society Store near you. Following on from the launch of our in store demonstrations at the Burrowgate store with our all day member event, in our new kitchen on the ground floor, installed and provided by Eden Valley Home Improvements, we are now continuing this as a regular feature every week. Working with TV Chef Peter Sidwell, Peter has agreed to visit the store and help produce more recipes with local produce at least once a month. Dates will be posted in our stores and in local press. Building on this success, we want to get

everyone involved. Not just at the Burrowgate store, but in all our stores. Cooking and tasting our local products on the premises is something which we believe is a great way to engage our staff with our customers and our local producers. So whether this is trying locally produced easy to microwave ready meals, making simple soups from local produce or mixing

up bread in a bread maker with our new range of bread mixes, it will be happening at your local store soon. We are open to refreshing ideas and if you would like to taste and try before you buy, then make a trip to a local store on a demonstration morning, lunchtime or afternoon. Taste the potential and enjoy the experience of a real local taste.

The Co-operative edge in Europe comes to Cumbria Recently Ged Kelly and Lee Quinn played host to a group of 37 visitors from Italian Cooperative in Trentino. It was a presentation that promoted a lot of questions via an interpreter about the Penrith Co-operative Society, its history, its current standing in the community and its future. The group was from a region with a population of 400,000, which includes some towns, villages and a rural area similar to the size of Cumbria. The group was a representation of members from the Co-operative stores and the producers they work with in the area. Their membership is in excess of 200,000. It was time for us to ask the question about how they did it. Working together with the community was a proven model for success. Unlike the mass of supermarket chains in Cumbria, which is growing, this area of Italy has protected much of its region from this kind of invasion. Working the land and co-ordinating and developing its future in partnership with its people and its producers, were fundamental to its future.

Back Home After the reality check which says we can’t go backwards, our model at the Penrith Co-operative Society with its 9 stores, is striving for better links with you the community and businesses in the vicinity around the stores and towards better local and social sales. It is also about supporting the Cumbrian local pound and where it is spent and re-invested. In a rural area, there are few takeaways and we are fortunate to have village shops, farm shops, local post offices and pubs - many of these hubs and an oasis of the community. Then we have online. Do you shop online? Do you shop online locally? We all need food. Your local co-op can deliver your local products. Your local Penrith Co-operative Society can also deliver a range of non food products. If you are in the village or in a home in a remote area and you need a new kettle, we stock kettles for everyone’s budget. Our range is part of one of the largest ranges of cookware in your local area. We have a whole range of electrical goods and a whole floor of home furnishings. This year we have a full range of solid winter fuels that you can collect or have delivered to your door. When you see your local Co-operative van, please remember it is one of many serving our community, supporting the local economy.

So to conclude, as we draw a close to our second Society update and 2012, this New Year is very much a year for not just looking back at 2012, but a year where as a Society, we build on our past. We need to put the power of the people and the businesses of the community to work with us in creating a better local food chain, a better future for our community, with investment back into the local economy. With your support, we can cut the mileage, cut the costs and not cut the corners in delivering value and

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The WeekendPeter Baking Inspiration Sidwell Not only have I opened a new cafe/restaurant in the Rheged Visitor Centre this year but I have also spent the summer filming a new TV series for ITV called Britain’s Best Bakery. I have seen some pretty amazing bakeries and some very talented bakers. I hope you can tune in on ITV 4pm from the 26th of November every day until the 21st of December to see who has Britain’s Best Bakery just around their corner. The UK has seen a massive surge of interest in Great British baking over the past few years, perhaps this is due to a change in shopping habits together with lots of TV baking programmes. For me Britain has a wonderful heritage for baking and I feel there is something really exciting to be built on, my question is where is baking going in the next 10-20 years? Will it evolve like food and cooking has or will it stay still. I want to take Great British baking and push it into the 21st century, give it a really good blast of culinary imagination while still staying true to the classics, just giving them a relevant twist. For me baking is all about the weekend and I like many people have a busy life and baking in the week sounds great but to bake really well you need time and that is something I’m short of in the week. So weekends are the time to be with my family and to enjoy quality time, great food and good friends-so join me for a little weekend baking inspiration.

With Christmas almost upon us what better inspiration can there be to get baking than this festive time. I have created two new recipes perfect for a fresh approach to Christmas. A pecan, cranberry and clementine soda bread is a perfect way to make a no fuss easy loaf of fresh bread for a perfect Christmas Day breakfast- there’s no kneading or proving so it can be in the oven and baking before the kids have even finished unwrapping their presents. I have also created an alternative Christmas Cake as a rich, fruity and alcoholic cake is not for everyone, so my perfect Victoria sponge with a mince pie and Clementine butter icing is a delicious alternative.

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400g of Self raising flour 50g of wholemeal flour 2 clementines 2 tbsp of sugar 1/2 tsp of salt 50g of dried cranberries 75g of pecans 2 tbsp of plain yogurt 225 mls of milk

Place all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl

lightly floured work surface and shape into a round loaf

Add in the clementine zest, pecans and cranberries

Place the loaf onto a non stick baking tray and using a pair of scissors cut 2/3’s into the dough a cross to the middle opens out

Add in the yogurt and milk then carefully mix together to form a soft dough Scoop out the mixture onto a

Bake at 180c for approx 30 minutes until it is golden and cooked right through

Alternative Christmas Cake

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Place the 250g’s of softened butter and the castor sugar into a mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy for 5-10 minutes Add the eggs one at a time, making sure each egg has mixed in before you add the next Mix the flour in using a metal spoon, mix carefully so you don’t knock any air out Add in the milk to loosen the mixture followed by the clementine zest

Ingredients 250g soft butter 250g castor sugar 5 medium eggs 250g Self Raising flour 2 tbsp of milk

3 clementines 1 jar of mince pie filling 3 tbsp of cranberry sauce 140g soft butter 280g of icing sugar

Pour the mixture into a 24cm /10 inch cake tin and bake at 180c for 2030 minutes until golden -a good way to check if your cake is cooked is to carefully press the middle of the cake down and if

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it springs back then it’s cooked When the cake is cooked, leave it to cool for 10 minutes then cover in cling film to keep the moisture in. Meanwhile melt the mince pie filling and the cranberry sauce together in a sauce pan, then leave to cool Beat the remaining butter, icing sugar and a squeeze of clementine juice until it is light and fluffy Cut the cake in half and carefully spoon in the butter icing and the mince pie filling Finally dust with icing sugar

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Walking with Keith Wood

Rannerdale Knotts The ridge of Rannerdale Knotts overlooks Crummock Watter and whilst Rannerdale is famous for its show of bluebell blooms in May this walk is suitable for any time of year giving outstanding views from the ridge. 1. Park in the small National Trust Parking Bay at the foot of Rannerdale Knotts. Head off through the back of the Car Park past the National Trust Rannerdale sign on the clear path running around the foot of Rannerdale Knotts with a well built drystone wall on the left. Pass through a kissing gate through a drystone wall coming down from the fellside. Pass through the gate and after 50 yards the path starts to swing away from the wall around to the right continuing around the foot of the fell where the shapely peak of Whiteless Pike comes clearly into view. Continue on the path beneath the crags of Rannerdale, the waters of Squat Beck are now in the valley bottom to the left. Continue walking up the valley gaining some height on the right hand bank of the beck. 2. A wooden footbridge crosses over the beck giving access to the opposite bank to inspect the bluebells. Continue on the right bank and pass through a gate through the drystone wall and continue on the clear and stony path up the valley with Whiteless Pike on the left. The beck gradually reduces in size to a trickle and after gaining some height the path flattens off as you walk along the edge of the wide bowl between Whiteless Pike and Rannerdale Knotts. Keep to the clear path walking along the secluded valley of Rannerdale, and as the intake wall is left behind the path starts to gently rise again towards the hause which gives easy access to the ridge of Ranerdale Knotts. The path passes over the beck continues gently rising up the valley with High Snockrigg in sight above the hause. As height is gained pause for a look back down the valley towards Crummock Water. Ignore the path to the right onto the ridge as you near the top of the valley keep straight on the main path towards the hause. EdenLocal

1. The view opens up as you meet the path down from Whiteless Pike. Take the time to look down upon the village of Buttermere and the lake. Double back on yourself to pick up the grassy path along the top of the ridge of Rannerdale Knotts. After a short climb over the green turf the full length along the ridge comes into view. Simply follow the green path along the top of the ridge, enjoying the magnificent views as you follow the ridge along. After a steepish climb about a third of the way along the ridge a grassy plateau is reached which makes for another great viewing station before dropping down a little and then rising again towards the rocky peak. A final little scramble up a rocky knoll leads to the highest part of the ridge topped with three rocky outcrops the third and furthest along being the true top. 1. From the top it’s clear that it’s a steep descent from the top straight down to the valley below. Initially keep heading along the ridge, immediately losing height down a repaired path. Those with short legs may need the odd hand! Follow the rocky path and just before a crag blocks the way the path turns down to the left and starts to descend towards Crummock Water with Mellbreak straight ahead. Follow the mostly green path steeply down the flank of Rannerdale Knotts. The path steeply descends down a gulley on a stepped path before continuing on grass again and swinging around to the right. Just before reaching the bottom walk onto the outcrop jutting into the lake for a full length view of Crummock Water. Finally take the last few paces back down to the Car Park. Full details of the route with map and photographs are in “ Boot up Buttermere and Crummock Water”, which can be found in many local outlets, internet shops or directly from the author at:

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News from the Settle Carlisle Railway The winter offer for Dales Railcards holders is available until 24 February. A flat fare day return ticket costs £7.00, allows travel from Carlisle (and Brampton and Wetheral) and other stations on the Settle-Carlisle line to all stations to Leeds or Bradford Foster Square. Up to four children can accompany a Dales Railcard holder for £3.50 each. Dales Railcards cost £12, are valid for 12 months and can be purchased by residents

of postcodes CA1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17. You can obtain full details and buy the railcards from Appleby and Carlisle Railway stations or at www.scrdc.co.uk. Outside the offer, the railcard provides 1/3rd off the cost of tickets for travel within the permitted area with discounts for up to 4 accompanying children. Some of the fantastic savings you can make are


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An additional train service from Carlisle to Kirkby Stephen and return will run on the five Thursdays before Christmas. Departing Carlisle at 2057 stopping at all stations and returning from Kirkby Stephen at 2200 stopping at all stations. Great for late night shopping in Carlisle, connections from other cities or you can visit the hotels or pubs in

Appleby or other villages. Get train times at www.northernrail.org or from your local station. The Settle Carlisle Railway Development Company providing the refreshment trolley service on most trains between Appleby (or Carlisle) and Settle.

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LIVE on 87.6 FM Monday shows, times and content Times Programme

Here is your Eden FM Community radio programme schedule Here is your Eden FM Community radio programme schedule from midday 24th November to midday 22nd December from midday 24th November to midday 22nd December 2012 2012. You can listen on line 24 hours a day and get all the You can listen on line 24 hours a day and get all the show details, show details, content and your local presenter portfolio’s at content and your local presenter portfolio’s at www.edenfmradio.co.uk www.edenfmradio.co.uk Presented by Sian Martin Cowin Matty Buck Stef TBC LJay Lora Auto Play

Tuesday shows, times and content Times Programme

07.00 – 09.00 Wake Up With Sian 09.00 – 12.00 Morning 12.00 – 14.00 LunchͲtime 14.00 – 16.00 Stef in the afternoon 16.00 – 17.00 UCC Schools Out 17.00 – 19.00 Eclectic 19.00 – 22.00 Bands rerun 22.00 – 00.00 Eden FM Mix Wednesday shows and times Times Programme 07.00 – 09.00 Wake Up With Sian 09.00 – 12.00 Morning 12.00 – 14.00 LunchͲtime 14.00 – 16.00 Stef in the afternoon 16.00 – 18.00 Tea time with Lee 18.00 – 20.00 Sound & Vision 20.00 – 22.00 Girls Night In Friday shows and times Times Programme 07.00 – 09.00 Wake Up With Sian 09.00 – 12.00 Morning 12.00 – 14.00 LunchͲtime 14.00 – 16.00 Stef In the afternoon 16.00 – 17.00 QEGS Schools Out 17.00 – 19.00 TBC 19.00 – 21.00 One from the Vaults 21.00 – 23.00 Funky Friday 23.00 – 00.00 Eden FM Mix

Presented by Sian Martin Cowin Matty Buck Stef Max & Ste Andy W LJay Ross Shango Pigg

Sunday shows and times Times Programme 09.00 – 11.00 Sunday Chat show 11.00 – 13.00 Peaks & Pathways 13.00 – 15.00 Classical Sunday 15.00 – 18.00 TBC 18.00 – 20.00 Music from the Shows 20.00 – 22.00 Rural Focus 22.00 – 23.00 Weekly Re Ͳrun

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07.00 – 09.00 Wake Up With Sian Sian 09.00 – 12.00 Morning Martin Cowin 12.00 – 14.00 LunchͲtime Matty Buck 14.00 – 16.00 Stef in the afternoon Stef 16.00 – 17.00 QEGS Schools Out TBC 17.00 – 19.00 Classic Rock Toby La Rhone 19.00 – 21.00 Panos Pick Pano & Shaun 21.00 – 23.00 Eden Folk with Hairy Dave Dave (Hairy) Hill Thursday shows and times Times Programme Presented by 07.00 – 09.00 Wake Up With Sian Sian 09.00 – 12.00 Morning Martin Cowin 12.00 – 14.00 LunchͲtime Matty Buck 14.00 – 16.00 Stef in the afternoon Stef 16.00 – 17.00 UCC Schools Out Jordan/Macauley 18.00 – 20.00 60’s, 70’s, 80’s & more Nick 20.00 – 22.00 Soul & Motown Show Andy N Saturday shows and times Times Programme Presented by 09.00 – 11.00 Breakfast show Emily Q 11.00 – 13.00 Saturday Brunch Richard Bracken 13.00 – 15.00 Eden Country Martin Cowin 15.00 – 17.00 Eden Sport Martin Cowin 17.00 – 19.00 TBC TBC 19.00 – 21.00 TBC TBC 21.00 – 23.00 Dance classics TBC 23.00 – 00.00 Eden FM Mix Auto Play

Outside of the scheduled Outside of the scheduled live programmes, Eden live programmes, Eden FM is broadcasting a mix FM is broadcasting a mix of music and a mix of of music and a mix of programmes previously programmes previous aired. For more details aired. For more details about programmes see www,edenfmradio.co.uk about programmes you

If you would like your event promoted on any day email studio@edenfmradio.co.uk. if you would like your event promoted on any day email studio@edenfmradio.co.uk. It’s Your Voice and Your Choice, with local news, local views and of course local music If you would like to get your local music on the radio or promote a local event email It’s Your Voice and Your Choice, with local news, local views and of course local music admin@edenfmradio.co.uk If you would like to get your local music on the radio or promote a local event email admin@edenfmradio.co.uk

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The gift of giving - the season of goodwill No accountancy talk this month - well almost! Whilst we are still in choppy financial waters and will be for some time yet, it’s time to change the mood because Christmas will soon be here. It might be a time to reflect, recharge the batteries, avoid the relatives, hide from the carol singers or perhaps book the summer holiday (with the hope that you will be able to pay off the credit card by next Christmas!) Of course we all hope that a wonderful present with our name on it will turn up under the Christmas tree, but maybe our thoughts should be more charitable and we consider those less fortunate; as Charles Schultz put it “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone”. It doesn’t matter what that extra might be, and there are numerous local charities that are in need of your support. Yes, charity does begin at home but every little helps, and don’t forget you can “Gift Aid” your contribution! So just before you pop the champagne and celebrate Christmas, get your smartphone out and give that little something - you will be making a difference. Cheers! At Full Circle we expect another challenging year ahead but we shall meet it with greater confidence. We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

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Home Comforts Guide On the 7th January 2013 we will be posting through doors our first Eden Valley and Lakes Home Comforts guide. Is it another design and interiors magazine? Well yes in parts but it will be so much more. We have a whole list of headings and whilst generally the phrase “home improvements” covers a multitude of different products and skills the focus will be on the word “home”. This can range from working from home, shopping from home, and yes how our home looks inside and outside. Importantly what we can get delivered locally at home, from local independents. Mobility, security, safety, energy at home are areas that (excuse the pun) all come under one roof. We’ll be presenting simple affordable ads for the local trades. We’ll have editorials and advertorials from local businesses. If you can think of a section you think we should include then drop us a line. If you have a business that might benefit from advertising a product or service through 38,609 doors please call us now 01768 899111, full colour ads start from £65

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