Eden Local Community Magazine for Penrith & the Eden Valley Cumbria December 2017 Issue No 114

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Contents Contents and introduction

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Twas the Night before Christmas

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EDC Governance Review

Pages 8 & 9

Eden FM Affordable Housing

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Get Your ‘Employment’ House in Order

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Pam’s Miscellany for December

Pages 12 & 13

Glad Tidings Of Great Joy

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The Carpet Advice Continues at the Arches

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Introducing Lisa Charters Cumbrian Artist

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17 – 25 Diet and Sustainability

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Let’s Talk About Dyslexia Awareness

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Walking the Wainwright Way

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New Year at the Stoneybeck Inn

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Out & About with our Community Gardener s

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Fellrunner Bus Page 28 The South in Concert at Workington

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Bonny Blues Update

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Welcome to the December edition of your Eden Local I hope you are ready for the big day? So many lights up in November, the Easter Eggs will probably be out by the end of the month! Another busy month and I suppose like a lot of us, I’ll be ready for a short break. Time goes by so quickly. Last December, Eden Local covered the story of the 563 bus, Appleby to Penrith finishing and whilst we reported the schedule in November for the bus, which is now back on, it is still struggling it would seem due to many people changing their transportation because of no service and who haven’t come back to it. The message out there again as it was in 2016 is ‘Use it or lose it’. I imagine if any of you are like me, you’ll be trying to get so many things done before Christmas Eve. With Christmas just around the corner, you’ll notice that in this edition we have a number of businesses posting their opening times on Christmas Eve, which this year falls on a Sunday. It is the first time since 2006 that this has happened and here is a thought when you look back to where you were in 2006. For the retailers, under the Sunday Trading Act 1994, this limits shop opening hours. If you’re not sure, full information is available at www. gov.uk/trading-hours-for-retailersthe-law, but here is the heads up on this as it might affect those normally planning their last minute spends. Continued on page 6

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Continued from page 5 Under the Sunday Trading Act of 1994, small shops in England and Wales can open any day or hour. There are no trading hours’ restrictions in Scotland. In England and Wales, the classification of a small shop is one that measures up to and including 280 square metres (that’s 3013.89 square feet); this area includes all parts of the shop you use to display goods and serve customers. You can’t get around the restrictions by closing off parts of your shop on certain days. Rules for large shops in England and Wales over 280 square metres mean they can open on Sundays, but only for 6 consecutive hours between 10am and 6pm. They must close on Easter Sunday and Christmas Day. Something to think about, as with supermarkets, they trade similar or 6 hours more than the small independents most years on Christmas Eve, which includes opening early in the morning, whereas this year there is quite a window. Is this an opportunity for the small independents to open before the larger stores just like they have always on Christmas Eve? For the shopper, the supermarkets will be attempting to take in a potential 10-12 hour day into its legal 6 hours. Thinking back, there were a lot less supermarkets and a lot more independents selling food locally in Penrith and the Eden Valley in 2006. Penrith certainly has its fair share of supermarkets now in 2017 and the population is much greater. The penny may drop on Christmas Eve for some traditional independents selling food items who could snap up the early bird shopper. Away from the publication work, on a personal note, I would like to thank all those for their kind words in reIation to my recent resignation from the Penrith Town Council. That’s all I will say on this matter, but I would to thank the CW Herald and Ellis Butcher for producing my statement as I wrote it.

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Writing has never been my strongest point. Last month we had a couple of typos. I did thank those who took the time to let me know, as I have done on a number of occasions. Dyslexic people are generally measured on what they don’t see when writing and you’ll read more about this further on in this edition. Probably one of the busiest months for the Eden Local in 2017, welcome back to those seasonal customers advertising. A warm welcome too, to a number of new customers. You’ll notice some features in this month that we’ll be running through 2018. Dyslexia Awareness is one of them and whilst we have featured it regularly over the years, features on businesses and individuals will be included as one full story about one individual in the Eden Valley community every month; about who they are and what they do. This month we feature Lisa Charters, Cumbrian Artist and with the Eden Local commencing delivery around 7th/8th December, it won’t reach everybody in time to go to the Brunswick Yard Christmas Fayre 12 – 8pm on 16th December, where you’ll be able to catch up with Lisa and a few other stall holders with quite a range of ideas for Christmas gifts. Meanwhile, is this the last chance or not? Eden FM is selling affordable housing on page 9 which I reckon will be gone by Christmas Day! All that is left to do this side of Christmas from everyone at the Eden Local, is to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, thanking all those businesses and voluntary writers for their support and to you for reading your local community magazine. Lee Quinn Cumbrian Local Publications Office will be closed 22nd December 2017 to 2nd January 2018.


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Have Your Say and help shape Eden’s parishes for the future Eden District Council’s Community Governance Review

The people of Eden District are being asked to ‘Have Their Say’ about how the services that are delivered most locally in their communities are governed, by completing a questionnaire available at www.eden. gov.uk/communitygovernancereview The public consultation which starts on Thursday 16 November 2017 is part of a Community Governance Review being carried out by Eden District Council. Eden District Council’s Deputy Chief Executive, Matthew Neal, who is overseeing the Review said: “A Community Governance Review is all about making sure that the way Town and Parish Councils and Parish Meetings are structured is working properly. The process is an opportunity for people to tell us about how the services provided in their community are managed and whether their community is adequately represented. “Town and Parish Councils and Parish Meetings play a crucial role in delivering local services and representing their communities, especially in rural areas. Their governance arrangements are usually reviewed every 10 years, but this process has not been carried in Eden since the District Council was established in 1974. As legislation such as the Localism Act 2011 and the Transparency Code impacts on councils, now is a good time to make any changes before the local elections in 2019.

The Role of Parish/Town Councils In Eden District, there are three levels of local authority: • Cumbria County Council • Eden District Council • 53 Town/Parish Councils and 19 Parish Meetings.

Parish/Town Councils have a number of powers, these include: • Providing allotments, let grazing rights and maintaining open spaces; • Providing cemeteries, maintaining monuments and memorials; • Providing bus shelters, benches, community centres and village halls; • Helping prevent crime and disorder; EdenLocal

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• Making dog control orders; • Maintaining footpaths and lighting roads/public spaces; • Providing public toilets and litter bins; • Statutory consultee on planning applications; Eden District Council is also consulting parishes on devolving services, so parishes could consider whether grouping together might help to share knowledge or reduce costs when taking on services such as footway lighting, public toilets and/or grass cutting.

Parish Meetings Parish meetings cover areas with a smaller population of 150 electors or less. They have no elected Councillors, instead local people choose a Chairman. The powers of Parish meetings are limited, but include being statutory consultees for planning applications and certain licensing matters. Their powers include: • Management of allotments • Bus shelter provision • Acting as the local burial authority • Appointment of trustees to parochial charities • Lighting of roads and other public spaces A Parish Meeting also has the power to raise a precept to support these functions.

Community Governance Review what can it do The purpose of the community governance review is to consult with residents and Parish/Town Councils to see if any new councils need to be created, or if existing ones need to merge, be altered or abolished or vice versa. It maybe that a local community wishes to increase the number of Councillors who represent them if the population of the area is set to increase in the future. Smaller communities (less than 150 electors) may wish to convert their Parish Council to a Parish Meeting or merge with a neighbouring Parish Council for better representation.


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New Year - Get your ‘Employment’ House in order! that they are still fit for purpose 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! 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 legally-binding agreement between an employer and an employee. Employees should receive the document from their employer within two calendar months of commencing employment As we head towards 2018 and a new year, it is a good time 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 EdenLocal

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• A basic Staff Handbook which sets out what the company is about and makes reference to key 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


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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 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! If you would like some help with implementing new documents or reviewing and updating existing documents, please email me at charlotte@quinnhr.co.uk or call on 01768 862394. I would be delighted to help or advise you. I am often contacted by businesses for advice when something has gone wrong and usually 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. Best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2018! Charlotte

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December facts Gemstone: Turquoise Flower: Narcissus

Zodiac Signs: Sagittarius/Capricorn Folklore: ‘Wearing new shoes on Christmas Day will bring bad luck’

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Glad Tidings of Great Joy by David Sargent

“You can’t dance if you’re afraid, darling!” Thankfully, I am unlikely to come under the critical attention of the ‘Strictly’ judges, but whether you are a fan of or loathe the show, it is remarkable how much confidence, skill, composure and presence can grow given enough encouragement, coaching and sheer hard work. Fear does the opposite; it paralyses us into inaction, it stunts our growth and, in an illusory attempt to protect our fragile egos, it prevents us recognising gifts and developing skills in ourselves and others. Fear shuts down the capacity for new learning and growth. There is a lot about fear in the Christmas story. Mary, Joseph and shepherds are all invited to participate in a new future, but to do so they need to take heed of the words ‘Do not be afraid.’ Fear of the unfamiliar or unpredictable, fear of misunderstanding or failure are quite natural and at times healthy, instinctive, survival responses, but a time comes when fear stops us making progress. Fear is a complex and subtle power in our minds and lives, individually and collectively. The alarming rise of political or religious fundamentalism is often an expression of deep-seated fears about other cultures, worldviews or ideologies that we consider to be a threat to our own. Indeed, the real threat is from EdenLocal

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fundamentalism itself which leaves no room for questions, no safe space to explore and so closes down the possibility of growth and human flourishing. I have often said that the opposite of faith is not doubt, but fear and fundamentalism; fear is unable to trust and reluctant to risk, fundamentalism is unable to humbly accept and be content with the complexity and as yet provisional nature of faith. The journey towards and out of the Christmas narrative invites us to recognise those things of which we are often afraid; some grieve, some have been hurt or let down by those close to them, some are anxious for themselves of those they care about deeply, others are unable or unwilling to stop their incessant busyness, or step up to new roles and responsibilities. Fear always diminishes us. The Christmas message is one of ‘glad tidings of great joy’ precisely because it invites us to recognise our own fears and those of our community and in so doing to take tentative steps away from fear to trust and action. This does not often happen quickly, but it can happen. Christmas invites us forwards. May you enjoy a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. David.


The Advice continues at The Arches Carpets It’s not just about an affordable carpet, an expensive twist or pile or stretching to what your pocket can afford and cutting corners. With so many positives in last month’s article, even to the point that Radley the dog was pleased to meet people that knew him by name, my time with Terry Oliver, the owner, has been one not just of design and writing articles and putting advertising together, but one of listening. It’s never a short visit when there is a customer in front and the clock stops! I discovered this month that a carpet is only as good as the underlay. Did you know that? I was also shown that when you go up your stairs, you tend to step more heavily on the first two steps as you start the ascent. Your body then takes on a different posture when you continue up the stairs. The way you walk or trot up the remainder of the stairs tends to be much lighter. What does this mean? Well, it means that the carpet on those first two steps on the stairs is like a shock absorber. Can you imagine what happens to the wear of your carpet on these stairs compared to the rest? It’s possible that you have saved some money. You may have seen

a sample of underlay at £7.99 per square metre and to save money have opted for the one at £5.99, but were you told that what was a possible saving of £40 or £50, has also taken many years of the life and usage of your carpet away? Have a look at your stairs. Have a look at your carpet that you had fitted in a few years ago in your new house. How is it looking? I learned that a cheaper or budget carpet with a good underlay can feel as good as a more expensive carpet. An expensive carpet with cheaper underlay can feel like a cheap carpet and wear like a cheap carpet. The simple answer to solving this is good underlay and good advice. It might be too late for some, but some carpets have many years in them and as a saving replacing the underlay can give it many more years and savings. With stairs, you can even look at lifting and turning a good quality carpet and getting those shock absorbers in with a better underlay. It will probably save you in the long run. More tips next month. Have a Merry Christmas and we’ll see you in the New Year!

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LISA CHARTERS Cumbrian Artist

In the many articles I have to write for the Eden Local and other publications, there is also a short story behind it in how I got to that point. This story is no exception and it was via a familiar face, someone I have known for the last 7-8 years, and probably someone many of you have met, some of you a long time before me and other members of his family. So once again, Paul turned up with a delivery for us. It was back in November and the item was essential for our Christmas dinner. It’s not the only item in our kitchen we have from this family business. The local honey I have from Paul’s dad is out of the cupboard most mornings for my breakfast. As Paul was finishing off, he mentioned his wife was an artist and he asked if I might consider doing a piece on her in the Eden Local. A week later, I was taking pictures

of some amazing paintings at Brunswick Yard. A week or so later, I did some more. This story is recreated into text from a 30 minute digital recording of a 30 minute interview when to talked to Lisa Charters, who as a child had also drawn and painted and knew from a very early age that art would be a big part of her life. At 13 Lisa was attending a regular art class. An experience I could relate to was one of the early driving forces in her art was her teacher. We talked briefly about how education can work for you or against you, give you confidence or take it away. Lisa’s art teacher was an inspirational, but traditional teacher who shared knowledge and provided much support. This being around 1985, she went on to explain to me that everything was getting more computerised, that art was getting very computer led and her confidence from the

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mentoring she had for a number of years probably hadn’t prepared her for the next stage. Lisa did go for an interview at art college and she explained, “I wanted to be a painter but they kind of side tracked me a bit. It was a bit like nobody makes it as an artist.” Lisa explained she was told, “well if that’s what you want to do, art college isn’t for you.” She continued, “so at 16-17, I thought what am I going to do? So I got a job at Border Fine Arts. It was local and it was art based and that was what I wanted. There weren’t a lot of art based jobs about, not unless you went to London or another big city. At the time Carlisle was more industry based.” Lisa said, “there is more money in art today, since the nineties and the whole Brit Art thing with Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, it’s brought a lot of interest to the UK on a world platform and with it money and funding into art. The profile of Art has been raised and the computer art in the eighties is now leading the world in technology with its presence on the internet.” Lisa is a photorealism artist. For those that don’t know what this is, it has been described in a number of ways and there are different terms I discovered. Described as detailed, visual representation, like that obtained in a photograph,


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Lisa at work on her current piece From the pictures to the painting

in a non-photographic medium such as animation or computer graphics. So it encompasses painting, drawing and other graphic media, in which an artist studies a photograph and then attempts to reproduce the image as realistically as possible in another medium. In between Lisa having her full time job, then being a mum these last 12 years, I asked how she has kept her art alive. “Well people ask me to draw their dogs then more people asked me to paint their pets as everybody loves their

animals. I have had lots of other requests. I’ve painted vehicles. One of these projects was with H & E Trotters of Carlisle. Sometimes people see my work and ask if I can paint something for them, but some people have no idea of the timescale it takes to reproduce from a photo, the cost in time and materials.” “So I did concentrate on pet portraiture and I have done that for years. It was challenging some days when the kids were really young. I would get my stuff out and they’d say, “can I have a go mam?” so they weren’t short of painting time with their mam!” I asked if either of her children had inherited the gift and the skill. Lisa explained, “my daughter is creative. She doesn’t draw a lot but she is into fashion. She always likes to cut up her clothes and experiment. She had her vision of changing things in cutting and re styling her dolls hair and her clothes. I was like that as a kid; it was like an urge, I wanted to make

my mark and that creativity is there with my daughter.” I asked how many paintings Lisa has painted. “Hundreds, yes hundreds, lots of dogs, but I have started producing my own material now. I’ve always studied artists. I’ve always bought books on different artists, probably because I didn’t go to art college. I kind of feel I’ve missed out on something. So I’ve always bought the books and if there are art programmes on the TV, I’ll always watch them, but I was living in Carlisle then and the opportunities weren’t there.” We then discussed the current work which is commissioned work and some amazing paintings of Herdwick sheep. Lisa explained, “paintings bring out texture, depth and they are tactile. People can touch a painting and feel the art. I think with art you can put your own interpretation on it. Continued on page 23

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17-25 Diet and Sustainability! By Emily Quinn This month I am going to share my own experiences with you. I have recently found out that I have several intolerances when it comes to food. I’m intolerant to wheat, potato and MSG (monosodium glutamate). I have had to adapt and completely change my diet and this has been a massive challenge. You can imagine my reaction when finding out I can no longer have chips or pasta; the two foods I live off. There are alternatives of course, but for a fussy eater like me, sweet potato and corn pasta alternatives are hard to stomach. Not being able to have wheat means no bread. Of course, again, I know there are alternatives, but finding alternatives without potato starch in them is really difficult. I’ve had a look into the concept of rye bread. I’ll leave the conversation on rye bread with you - it’s interesting, but most definitely not to my taste! I really love fast food and going out for dinner. For years I’ve had a number of issues with my health, particularly my stomach and it’s the most amazing feeling that I finally know what the cause of some of the problems are. On the flip side, it is a real burden. Imagine trying to order a burger and chips anywhere. Yes please, I’ll have a burger and chips, without the chips and EdenLocal

the bun. That would be a very confusing conversation for the person taking my order. Food becomes very plain suddenly, and you appreciate flavours so much more. Going out for dinner is quite difficult because you don’t know what ingredients are in the sauces. The only completely safe bets are fresh meats, fruit and vegetables. When it comes to fast food, it’s virtually impossible. Finding something not including wheat, potato or MSG that is delicious and feels like it’s worth the treat and calories, is more of a challenge than trying to eat a sugar doughnut without licking your lips!

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I’m not a lover of vegetables or meat at all. You could describe me as fussy, but it’s not a case of I’m not willing to try new things. I do try new things; I just never seem to take a fancy to them. Your taste buds are also changing all the time, so all the stuff I used to eat a few years ago, I’m not keen on now and they are still changing. Snacking is one of the biggest issues for me. I love a big meal, but ultimately everybody’s body is different and mine suits little and often, especially if I’ve got a long day at university, I like a few snacks to take with me. I’ve tried the fruity bars and nutty bars, but


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there’s only so many of them you can eat and they get very boring very quickly. So, it’s quite a challenge with all these changes. I’m slowly but surely discovering new things. If anyone has any ideas or information they’d be willing to share with me, please get in touch. I can begin to cover it in next month’s article and I would really appreciate people’s ideas. If you would like to contact me about this topic, you can email me on emilyq16@outlook.com. Next month’s article will follow on from this, with development and exploration, as well as focus on the New Year, new starts and diet sustainability and getting back into healthy eating after the season of gluttony and excess!

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Dyslexia Awareness By Lee Quinn

We are all different, we all have different abilities, people around even ourselves may have seen and unseen disabilities. For some there is no cure by medication or an operation. For some their only light at the end of the tunnel is coping strategies with the problems they have to help them and the people around them understand. What we read today is that many answers lie in our genes.

What do you know about Genes? There are a number of definitions on what a gene is as I understand a gene is a single unit of genetic information, stored on twisting strands in every cell of every living being. During our reproduction, our parents' genes mixed together to make us. Although people would like to think that genes code for discrete traits, like friendliness or mathematical genius, that's not the case, but some will agree and disagree. When tackling a subject like Dyslexia the last place many would look is in article based text. Genes control the colour of your eyes and the shape of your toes, not your weird personality it would seem. As the editor of your community magazine, I first published an article about Dyslexia in issue 13 November 2011 Eden Local. Titled ‘Am I a 1 – 10? The Devil in my Pen’, there were ideas and aspirations to somehow get a local dyslexia association set up here in Penrith. At the time of presenting this article this magazine had just completed its first year, Eden FM had switched on for its first four week trail (25/11/11) as part of its four year campaign to get a full time licence and I had also started work on the Penrith and Eden Valley Monopoly board. I was in a very busy period of my life. It wasn’t the last time I approached the subject and I did try to get a group organised then. I possibly have less time now than I did then. But recent changes in some of my voluntary work mean I have less ‘black on EdenLocal

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white paper’ agendas to read, which for many people dyslexic people find this hard to read. In 2014 I finally got some support organised from Dyslexia Action from the nearest branch in Harrogate and in March 2015 there was moment when I attended a Saturday morning open workshop for individuals and families that met with me and a member of the Dyslexia Action group. Funding unfortunately prevented further progression to more meetings. This re-introduction of the potential of what an Eden Valley Dyslexia Association could do may gain some momentum I hope in 2018. Since 2011 we have come a long way, we now have a platform to help communicate to every via Eden FM, this publication and others so it’s never been a better time use that network and see what can be done with regular input on air, on line and in print.

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adequate motivation and opportunity to learn. It is thought to be caused by impairment in the brain's ability to process phonemes (the smallest units of speech that make words different from each other). It does not result from vision or hearing problems. It is not due to mental retardation, brain damage, or a lack of intelligence. • Causes of dyslexia. A child with dyslexia may have more difficulty than usual in reading, spelling, and concentrating. Specialist doctors and researchers are not precisely sure what causes a person to develop dyslexia. ... The most common causes of acquired dyslexia are brain injuries, stroke, or some other type of trauma.

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Next up, the much used NHS www.nhs.uk/conditions/ Dyslexia • People with dyslexia find it difficult to recognise the different sounds th unknown, but it often appears to run in families. In people with dyslexia, it's thought that certain genes inherited from your parents may act together in a way that affects how some parts of brain develop during early life. I attended a workshop in 2008 to find out more about dyslexia, I was tested for dyslexia in a simple questionnaire for the first time. It was a brief self assessment. Below is something I didn’t find back in 2011, the Upper Eden Medical Practice website At www.upperedenmedicalpractice.co.uk/Library/ Conditions/Articles/dyslexia/symptoms I found the following information to be very helpful in three sections Pre school, School, Teenagers and adults. Below is the list I looked at on Teenagers and Adults

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As well as the problems mentioned above, the symptoms of dyslexia in older children and adults can include: • poorly organised written work that lacks expression – for example, even though they may be very knowledgeable about a certain subject, they may have problems expressing that knowledge in writing

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Continued from page 21 • difficulty planning and writing essays, letters or reports • difficulties revising for examinations • trying to avoid reading and writing whenever possible • difficulty taking notes or copying • poor spelling • struggling to remember things such as a PIN or telephone number • struggling to meet deadlines When I read the list above it reminded me of that test I took. Yes, I do have problems with pin numbers and dialling phone numbers. I did find it had to revise anything and I still do. Yes I do find it hard taking notes, but these are just some of the things a dyslexic person can struggle with. I have some strategies to overcome spelling and planning and diary management is my survival in meeting deadlines. My blindness when writing emails, for example when I write a word twice that I can’t see or I write ‘want’ instead of ‘what’ and can’t see it are a challenge. In my head I say want I writing but it doesn’t happen and make to the keyboard. Writing an email is probably takes 3-4 times longer than someone without dyslexia. From all this want I know is when I discovered an understanding in 2003 of why my learning ability had been so difficult at least then I knew I wasn’t going mad but on days when I leave the house and have to return 2, 3, 4 times because I’ve forgot something I do have the odd bad day. There are some mistakes here in this first of many articles I intend to put together and I hope many will want to also contribute towards In typing the would found I typed ‘fould’ so I put this one right but I have left one or two, did you find them, don’t worry it wasn’t a test. The test was in the writing. When I wrote ‘In head I say’ I went back and put in ‘my’ head. More to come on the 2018 Dyslexia Awareness plans.


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band’; you’re trying to get your work out there, produce your work, so you are trying to do a few jobs, rather than just concentrating on painting and maybe if I was in a gallery, that might help, it might help push the marketing side of it.

Lisa with some of her work at Brunswick Yard Continued from page 23 I’m not a photographer, but I do use a lot of photos. That’s what I’ve always worked off as people give me the photos, their animals, their horses, so I’ve always worked off photographs. Painting is another dimension you can’t get from photography and it’s so different.” We talked about the sketching and setting out of the drawing. Lisa explained that she has a vision of what she wants the end result to be. That’s been like a gift. Lisa recalled, “about 10 years ago I did the Lowther Show. It was mainly paintings of working dogs and pet dogs then. I set up the stall with Paul, but since then I’ve been looking at another angle; a more generic angle. The obvious choice is the Lake District, but because I’ve also painted so many animals, I thought to myself what am I going to paint. Obviously the Herdwick sheep is so iconic of the Lake District and there are a lot of Herdwick sheep out there, but I thought if I can just take that and do something else with it and not do just sheep, so I’ve started to incorporate a bit of colour and

backgrounds. I put the fells in and I believe I could do a lot more with it. I think it’s having a hook and I think once you got that you can just develop it. I am a fan of contemporary art, but I’m not a contemporary artist. It’s kind of merging the two together, but it is traditional because a lot of people want traditional art on their walls and I’m trying to put more of a contemporary slant on it as well as that is my taste.” I asked Lisa where she sees herself as an artist in the future. “I need to get into a gallery really with gallery representation, because it’s hard being an artist on your own without anybody helping you. You are basically selfemployed and you’re a ‘one man

I do feel my work is towards the gift market, but what I am doing in the new year is I am developing the Herdwick sheep theme and incorporating figures into my paintings. I’ll be spending more time on these paintings so I could present this work to a gallery. I have got a couple of pieces I could maybe develop into something and I also have to look at the print route.” Here is just a small glimpse of Lisa Charters, the Cumbrian Artist’s work. She is currently working on these pieces and at present she has some pet portraits on display in “The Dog House” in Angel Lane and on display in Brunswick Yard, Penrith. So this is where we conclude a short insight into our local Cumbrian Artist. My thanks to Paul Hudson, Lisa’s husband of Dave Hudson’s Electrical in Great Dockray. The cooker is all set and ready for the Turkey, but thank you for asking the question, which for me has been a learning experience in local art and I hope a small insight into how much talent we have locally, which needs more profile and sharing. There will be at least another one ‘Local people in our community’ feature in your Eden Local.

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Walking the Wainwright Way

In his final book, The Western Fells, he compared good walkers with bad walkers: ‘There are good walkers and bad walkers, and the difference between them has nothing to do with performances in mileage or speed. The difference lies in the way they put their feet down. A good walker is a tidy walker. He moves quietly, places his feet where his eyes tell him to, on beaten tracks treads firmly, avoids loose stones on steep ground, disturbs nothing. He is, by habit, an improver of paths. A bad walker is a clumsy walker. He moves noisily, disturbs the surface and even the foundations of paths by kicking up loose stones, tramples the verges until they disintegrate into debris. A good walker’s special joy is zigzags, which he follows faithfully. A bad walker’s special joy is shortcutting and destroying zigzags. All fellwalking accidents are the result of clumsiness.’ The Western Fells, Great Gable p. 16 One might think that Wainwright did not want people to explore the hills and discover the delights of fellwalking. The opposite is true. He wanted to encourage people to pull on their boots and get out there, not only as responsible walkers helping to conserve the landscape but also in safety in order to avoid accidents. In a later book he gave some useful, if obvious advice to walkers: ‘Fellwalking accidents happen only to those who walk clumsily. The only advice you need is to watch where you are putting your feet. Do this and you will not have an accident. In EdenLocal

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Wainwright’s Pictorial Guides to the Lake District were far more than guidebooks that detailed the ways to the summits of the Lakeland fells. Between the pages of the seven guides the reader would discover Wainwright’s philosophy about caring for the hills and protecting the spectacular Lakeland landscape. It saddened him to see the damage wrought by thoughtless walkers who contributed to the erosion on popular Lakeland footpaths. On the subject of walking there was, he maintained, a right way and a wrong way to proceed.

fact, fellwalking brings immunity against accidents.’ Fellwanderer As Wainwright said: ‘Fellwalking isn't dicing with death: it is a glorious enjoyment of life.’ But with the enjoyment went responsibility: to oneself and to the landscape. If you would like to know more about The Wainwright Society, log on to the website at: www.wainwright.org. uk or email: secretary@wainwright.org.uk Derek Cockell Secretary - The Wainwright Society


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OUT AND ABOUT WITH JOAN Penrith is full of Local Heroes As we come to the end of a successful year in which Penrith was declared by a Britain in Bloom judge as ‘the Jewel in Cumbria’s Crown’ it is time to say a great big thank you to those who have helped to put pride back into our town. These people are not always the ones we see or hear about, but over the years have decided that they want to make a difference by their actions. Here are just a few of the people I recently met on our streets picking up litter. Help to bring about change. Perhaps we have to be bolder and speak out when we witness litter being dropped. Also if we pick up dropped litter it can have a positive effect on others. Thank you to the dog owners who pick up poo not from their own dog.

John Rodgers may be remembered as a teacher and is still an enthusiastic geologist but did you know that he regularly walks the length of Beacon Edge picking up litter? When I took this photo of him at one of the laybys, there were 100 pieces of litter in the sheep field over the wall.

Louise Armstrong swims every morning and as she walks back from the Pool to Great Dockray she picks up litter and also sweeps areas in need of a tidy up. Mike Hodgson has been walking our streets with his pick-up stick, litter bag and broom for over 10 years. Imagine the number of carelessly discarded cigarette butts he has had to try and grip with his stick or deal with the unpleasant dog poo left on pavements by unthoughtful dog owners. Roger & Kay Pickett, fed up with seeing litter, coordinate a small team of volunteers who meet and set about tackling grot spots. If you would like to join them or know of a particularly bad area for litter they can be contacted on: cumbriaguy111@gmail.com or I can pass a message to them.

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A real niggle for me are the weeds that grow along our pavements. Since the council only sprays twice a year there is an ever present look of neglect. What if in 2018 we all decided to look after the area in front of our home or business after all this is what used to happen? So here are a few tips for removing weeds. Invest in a special tool to remove weeds from cracks or use an old knife (pic). A cheap and easy way to treat weeds is to boil a kettle of


N ROBINSON hot water and carefully (avoiding splashing legs) pour over them. They hate heat and will quickly perish, repeat when required. The pictures show what happened to moss 3 days after this treatment. Thumbs up for greener towns! Did you know that people spend on average 8-10% more on shopping in towns with greenspace areas where there are plants and trees? The areas are also more relaxing and add to our wellbeing by reducing stress. Go sit in the Peace Garden in Hunter Lane if you don’t believe me! Thank you to our brilliant community gardening group who have been out and about every week throughout the year maintaining 12 sites and brightening up dull areas. What a fun time we have had enjoying each other’s company! To those who give that little extra to make living in Penrith special ‘thank you for caring’. Happy Christmas and may we ‘grow together’ in 2018! Joan Robinson, Community Gardener 07754773701 Facebook: Garden of EdenPenrith Community Gardening

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THE FELLRUNNER By Neil McGeown Tuesday to Saturday. This helps meet the need of villagers without access to alternative transport to get to Penrith and Carlisle for shopping, doctor, dentist and hospital appointments and social reasons.” Villages served by Fellrunner can be seen on the map. Kevin added that Fellrunner needs support from the County Council, local Parish Councils and groups and villagers. “Everyone recognises the value of Fellrunner and the need for it to survive and prosper but we need the buses to be well used.”

The first Fellrunner bus Fellrunner Trustee, Kevin McGilloway, told me about the background to the creation of the Fellrunner bus service. He explained that back in the 70’s, the Ribble Bus Company withdrew its service to many Eden villages. “This led to Langwathby residents seeking help from the County Council to provide a minibus as a feeder service to the bus to Penrith. The result was the

creation in 1979 of Fellrunner Village Bus Ltd, a registered charity wholly operated by unpaid volunteers.” Kevin noted that since Fellrunner came into being, commercial bus services in Eden have declined further. “Fellrunner has tried to fill the gap by extending its reach. It now runs three minibuses to a timetable, five days a week,

Anyone is free to travel on a Fellrunner bus. You can use a NOW card on Fellrunner as you can on any other bus service. There is a flat fare of £1.50 if you board a Fellrunner bus before 9:30am. The map shows the villages and towns served by Fellrunner. You can get a Fellrunner timetable from a driver or Penrith Tourist Information Office or at www. fellrunnerbus.co.uk or by calling 01768 88232.

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(featuring members of The Beautiful South) are back with a Spring 2018 – UK Tour playing WORKINGTON – Carnegie Theatre on Thursday 29th March!

The South are: Alison Wheeler (Vocals), Gaz Birtles (Vocals), Phil Barton (Guitars), Steve Nutter (Bass), Dave Anderson (Drums), Karl Brown (Percussion), Gareth John (Trumpet), Su Robinson (Sax), Andy Price (Keys). When great British pop institution, The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members of the band didn’t feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments just yet… The South feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles. Since original singer, Dave Hemingway, left the group earlier this year, Gaz has now moved across to vocal duties. They play the songs made famous by The Beautiful South and bring back the full flavour and excitement with the nine piece live band. With the new reshuffle complete, The South are a full team again and raring to go! Their live show promises to continue to celebrate and perform the classic

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Bonny Blues update by Lee Quinn Well as the match day programme editor, a supporter since days that go back to Southend Road and being involved in Penrith AFC since pre-season, I could write quite a report after what I think must be 13 match programmes, all of these available to read and published with the Eden Local and other publications at www. cumbrianlocal.co.uk/previousissues. With about half the season left to play, it’s not been the best start to a season. Brian, better known as Billy Williams, writes a blog for every match and his latest report follows this brief update. As a community club, the match day programme covers the whole set up, from the junior girls and boys through to the Academy and the men’s and the ladies’ senior teams.

how you make it work on and off the pitch. So the focus on the second half of the season is from a publication point of view, keeping you posted in the hope you might consider a trip to the Frenchfield Park Stadium soon if you’ve never been there. With 31 home games played last season, it’s still a way to go, but it’s only a short trip to the Frenchfield Park Stadium. With 4 out of the last six matches won and a place at home in the quarter finals of the Cumberland Cup Penrith AFC have 11 home fixtures out of a possible 20 fixtures remaining.

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©Ben France Lots to report since our last home game. I have commented many times on our disappointing performances this season. To this end, Jim Nichol resigned from his position as Manager. Jim was very much club orientated and he leaves on good terms with everyone connected with the club. News travels fast and we received quite a few applications even though the post was never advertised because of our precarious league position. Time was of the essence to give any new Manager the maximum opportunity to put his plans into action. A number of the applications were from out of this area and although of a high quality, they did not match up to what was felt required at this time. We owe many thanks to Andy Coyles and Shaun Gardner for taking responsibility until a new boss was found. Kyle May was our choice and it was always hoped that any new Manager has an immediate impact.

Since the move not so long ago from the centre of town to out of town to Frenchfield, whilst making way for New Squares, it’s never really got ahead of itself as a club. I presented some of the challenges last month that it faces, season on season and it’s not just having an understanding about football that keeps a club together. It’s the understanding of

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record as a defender at Workington Reds coupled with the loyalty aspect is something I have always admired. Kyle will manage in the same no nonsense way, expecting all those around him to give their very best. Results have taken a turn for the better which is what we hoped for, however, importantly we still must approach every game as a cup tie.

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My special thanks to Andy Coyles, who is proving to be a real asset to the club. A west Cumbrian by birth who now lives at Richmond, Yorkshire. A highly qualified coach who works for British universities, hopefully he and Kyle will form a relationship they both enjoy and the club reaps that benefit. I for one am in no doubt that if everyone with the club at heart gives him the backing I intend to, we have every opportunity of enjoying our football club and its fortunes. A couple of much needed fundraisers this month. Race Night in the clubhouse on 16th December and a Christmas Draw which will be drawn at one of our home games over the Christmas period. Please support these ventures. Buy your prize draw tickets today!

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Richard and his team proved to have a great deal of skill and expertise between them with a determined and creative approach to any unforeseen problems that arose. The new roof progressed smoothly and quickly despite the notorious Cumbrian weather. They were polite, friendly and considerate. they did a great job and they cleared up and whisked away the rubble afterwards. We can't praise them enough. Richard came and got the job done and saved us money. We had new lead valleys put in roof, not only did Richard beat every quote we got he also done a little extra work free of charge, would highly recommend

We are a family run business working with domestic and commercial customers. Call for a quote 01768 606 192 Newlands Place, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 9DT

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