Eden Local Community Magazine for Penrith & the Eden Valley Cumbria February 2018 Issue No 120

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That’s January gone! Into the month of romance we go, but before I get into by opening editorial, a big thank you to all those who made calls and sent emails at the start of this year, placing advertising, offering support and just nice comments about having the magazine put through their door. We have changed the format a bit this year and with an ISSN, we are now officially registered with the British Library. I’m working out what that means, with regards to the 8 to 10,000 words I write each month. We almost run as a charity, but we are a local business that always allocates some space to help support voluntary groups, charities and events that need a little help. Of course, we also like to appreciate the support we do have and it’s so nice to meet people that say that one of the highlights of their job is they enjoy meeting people. Such a strong statement, but I can really relate to it, as a large part of my work is meeting, doing just that and in difficult times it helps keep me motivated. It’s that time of the year when everyone who runs an advertising agency, has an advertising budget to hit, or maybe they are a ‘marketing consultant’, get to pick and choose where they are placing their client’s advertising for profit or gain. A strong part of the work being undertaken by Eden Local is it doesn’t sell just advertising. I spent hours on the phone to a manufacturer this month trying to get product data and details. Meanwhile, I have found what I class as an innovative product of a lifetime on page 7 and whilst at the start of the new year, some may have thought ‘out with the old and in with the new’, did I mention I bought a gramophone in December and my nan had the pleasure of dancing at Christmas to some rather old, slightly scratchy 78’s? Where would we be without a ‘collectomaniac’ like Peter Zanelli on page 8 and 9? It was back in early December 2017, whilst

discussing ideas at the Beehive in Eamont Bridge with Chris Callow and his team that I met Joe, who was intrigued by what I was doing for them that he said he would call me after Christmas. Is it like a selection process with choosing an advertiser? I can’t just fit people into a box because they want to advertise. Not everyone and not every business fits into a box! A follow up to that discussion with Joe Goulding in the Beehive is in the centre pages of this month’s magazine. A challenge I have is that everyone is different and presenting people and their businesses is taking on quite a responsibility. I would like to think I am in the real world. I got to meet Neil Galloway this month. What a lovely man and when you read about Neil on pages 20 to 21 then, you’ll know it’s much bigger than a box! Over the last year, Eden Local, Eden FM Radio and Penrith AFC have been supported by the Beehive Pub in Eamont Bridge. With regular meetings with Chris Callow who runs the pub, as a local community magazine we thought we could do something more and as a result of this, whilst Mrs Q and myself do have the dog walk from Penrith via Frenchfield, under the A66 bridge, once the path of Neil Hodgson’s cows for milking on their way to Carleton Farm, we then take the walk up the River Eamont and stop off for lunch at the Beehive. Support to local business can be done in many ways, so we have the first of a new feature called ‘Your Local, by your local community magazine’ on pages 24 to 25. With lots of community events, news and local stories, I hope we’ve a few bases for you this month. Thank you for taking some time out to read your local community magazine. I’ll be back in March. Until then, enjoy the month of romance; give it up for lent or just go with it! Lee Quinn

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Contents In Coming Road Works!

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Introducing the Vivendi Carpet range?

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In the Eclectic Mix

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General Data Protection Regulation

Pages 10 - 11

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

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17 – 25 Our Town Penrith

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The Town is alive with Lakeland Music

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It must be Love. Loooove Love!

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Why not Come Feel the Difference

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Ashes to Ashes Page 23 Wainwright Society Update

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Service and a Taste of the Future at the Beehive

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Out and About with Joan

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Penrith AFC in the Community

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Local Events Page 30 Remember this Page 31

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Road works in coming! At the time of print, which for some of you just receiving this information maybe too late, Eden Local has chosen to print this message for those with no access to local news in print or internet based. The duration of potential three weeks disruption in the town will affect a lot of people around the whole area of Penrith. There is a road Closure for 3 weeks, starting Monday 12th February in Middlegate, Penrith. All businesses and shops are open as usual and a diversion is in place. In a statement issued by Northern Gas we can confirm the following The reason for the closure is due to the replacement of 90m old leaky gas mains by Northern

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Gas Networks (NGN) with new PE piping. You may have already received information as Northern Gas Networks state that they have been working closely with Cumbria Highways, Penrith Town Council and Eden District Council. Northern Gas Networks own all the gas mains in the North East, most of Yorkshire and northern Cumbria transporting gas to 2.7 million homes and businesses. The network consists of 37,000km of gas mains, enough to stretch from Leeds to Sydney, Australia and back. The mains replacement programme will see 3,800km of old metal gas main replaced with modern plastic equivalents by 2021.

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For more information you can visit www.northerngasnetworks. co.uk or www.facebook.com/ northerngasnetworks. You can contact Northern Gas Network’s press office on: 0113 3227950 during office hours (between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday – Friday, excluding Bank Holidays) or call the out of hours service on 0113 3227978 at any other time. You can contact the Northern Gas Networks Customer Care team on 0800 040 7766. The site manager for the work is Daniel Hind available on 07773 545725 Northern Gas Network have confirmed that the Half term period was agreed with Local Council to be the best time to do the works.

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Peter Zanelli There is always a story and Peter can play it, he can talk it and he can sell it. A man of so many experiences and that’s why in Angel Lane you’ll find an Eclectic mix. I also looking something different or something possibly that reminds of some. An object that helps a memory. Peter Zanelli is a collectomaniac I think, if this word didn’t exist well it does at 13 Angel Lane. Now he might be behind the counter or in the shop tuning an instrument, replacing a valve in a radio or flipping some wax. I wouldn’t call it an Aladdin’s cave because it’s beyond the magic carpet this one. For a friends birthday, he is fifty next month, for his 40th I bought him a Striker football gamesome of you will know some of you won’t but, I never knew him as a child but as I had already and I collect old toys, he enjoyed playing mine so much, because men, as I have been told are all big kids, I think yes and why not?. Peter is in that category I think. How many of you know man or a lad who likes to take things apart and put them back together again, I think they are both the same person! 8 • EdenLocal

Peter started his working career in a British steel as an apprentice, in between his work he would fix cars for the bosses he work for, Rover P60’s P %s jags etc. He then end up out or and worked on Reliant Robins, you remember the three wheeled cars? Eventually he ended up in Rover as a Service manager. Unfortunately that career ended with Rover Car Company when it folded. Behind the Car mechanics was his music, in fact he was a choir boy in his youth and he loves his music, he shop is full of music and he plays a number of instruments, saxophone and guitar a few tbut that depends what is also in the shop. Whilst Peter slipped out of the shop between discussing his life Alison helped out. Despite what Peter said about his stash of vintage motor cycles along with bits, pieces and parts piled the garage, Alison is fully aware of the growing bits, pieces and parts. Both agreed on one thing neither of them know how many motorcycles, ‘whole ones’ there are. A lot of People know Peter and Alison on leaving Rover they moved to Cumbria and for a while they

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settled into run the Lowther Castle it was the car boots, the collectors fairs and now the shop is where he is at his best. It was never in the plan 10 years ago but it is now he told me. It is most definitely a case of ‘Don’t just look in the window’ I can’t walk passed and that’s probably why I now have a 100 year gramophone and a growing pile of 78” which for my nan was the biggest highlight she had experience for many years when she a little dance.

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Does your business need to do anything to prepare for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply from 25 May 2018 and there are a number of steps the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recommends businesses take now to prepare for it. You may think it won’t apply to you and your business, however, it will apply to all businesses in some way. Some parts of the GDPR will have a significant impact on certain organisations depending on the nature of the data they hold, receive or share, so it would be sensible to work out which parts will have the greatest impact on your business. Whilst many of the main concepts and principles of the GDPR are very similar to those in the current Data Protection Act (DPA), there are also new and different elements. The good news though is that if you are complying with the DPA currently, you are probably in a strong position and can build on this. Further detailed information can be found on the ICO’s website at ico.org. uk, however, the following 12 steps, as advised by the ICO, might just help you to get started with making changes. 10 • EdenLocal

• Awareness You should make sure that decision makers and key people in your organisation are aware that the law is changing to the GDPR. They need to appreciate the impact this is likely to have.

• Information you hold You should document what personal data you hold, where it came from and who you share it with. You may need to organise an information audit.

• Communicating privacy information You should review your current privacy notices and put a plan in place for making any necessary changes in time for GDPR implementation.

• Individuals’ rights You should check your procedures to ensure they cover all the rights individuals have, including how you would delete personal data or provide data electronically and in a commonly used format.

• Subject access requests You should update your procedures and plan how you will handle requests within the new timescales and provide any additional information.

• Lawful basis for processing personal data You should identify the lawful basis for your processing activity in the GDPR, document it and update your privacy notice to explain it.

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• Consent You should review how you seek, record and manage consent and whether you need to make any changes. Refresh existing consents now if they don’t meet the GDPR standard.

• Children You should start thinking now about whether you need to put systems in place to verify individuals’ ages and to obtain parental or guardian consent for any data processing activity.

• Data breaches You should make sure you have the right procedures in place to detect, report and investigate a personal data breach.

• Data Protection by Design and Data Protection Impact Assessments You should familiarise yourself now with the ICO’s code of practice on Privacy Impact Assessments as well as the latest guidance from the Article 29 Working Party and work out how and when to implement them in your organisation.

• Data Protection Officers You should designate someone to take responsibility for data protection compliance and assess where this role will sit within your organisation’s structure and governance arrangements. You should consider whether you are required to formally designate a Data Protection Officer.

• International If your organisation operates in more than one EU member state (i.e. you carry out crossborder processing), you should determine your lead data protection supervisory authority. Article 29 Working Party guidelines will help you do this.

Don’t get caught out! Start planning now. We are here to help, so please contact us at charlotte@quinnhr.co.uk or call 01768 862394.

Coming to MANCHESTER – Opera House on Wednesday 28th February 2018! BACK TO BACHARACH celebrates the magical music of Burt Bacharach, one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century, who together with Hal David penned some of the most memorable and iconic hits that stand the test of time. This exciting production has been touring throughout the U.K. since September 2015 and is performed by 3 of the finest west end singers accompanied by a live 10 piece band recreating Burt Bacharach's timeless hits. Songs featured in the show include Alfie, Anyone Who Had A Heart, Arthur's Theme, Always Something There To Remind Me, Close To You, I Say A Little Prayer For You, Magic Moments, Walk On By, What’s New Pussycat?, 24 Hours from Tulsa, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head and many more. Songs everyone will remember and fall in love with again. Back To Bacharach is a fantastic show for all ages, friends and family! We are proud to announce that Back to Bacharach have partnered with Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s leading breast cancer charity. Breast Cancer Now supports world class breast cancer research across the UK and Ireland and believes that if we all act now, by 2050, breast cancer will have taken its last life. That’s why Back to Bacharach are pleased to be supporting this worthy charity by donating £1 from each theatre ticket sold, and committing to raise a minimum of £10,000 by doing so.

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Nursery Rhyme Corner Mary, Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells, And cockle shells, And pretty maids all in a row

When you learned this rhyme as a child you probably pictured a beautiful lady walking around her garden with pride, showing off her garden blooms to visitors. Silver bells are perhaps Lily of the Valley, with cockle shells decorating the edges of the flower beds and the pretty maids maybe flowers with ladies ‘faces’ such as pansies. But in actuality this pretty nursery rhyme has a dark historical background. Mary refers to Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry the VII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon. When, at age 37, Mary was crowned Queen as a devoted Catholic she was determined to break away from the Church of England and revert the country to Catholicism. In order to achieve this she had around 300 Protestants, who refused to conform, killed and murdered giving her the notorious title ‘Bloody Mary’. There are various theories and interpretations for the other elements of the rhyme. Some schools of thought suggest that the silver bells could refer to the bells of Catholic cathedrals, cockle shells to pilgrimages to Spain and the pretty maids to lines of nuns. However the alternative interpretation is much 12 • EdenLocal

more likely and much less pious. Thumb screws were a form of torture used in those times and it is thought that these were infact the silver bells. Cockleshells was the name applied to a much more intimate form of torture used on males...I’ll leave that to your imagination! While the pretty maids could refer to both the lines of prisoners awaiting execution or the guillotine itself, an instrument known as the Maiden. This had been developed due to the lack of efficiency of the manual form of beheading with some executioners needing many blows to completely behead the victim. The question ‘how does your garden grow’ is believed to refer to the cemeteries which grew as the number of Mary’s victims increased. Mary died childless in November 1558 aged 42, with Elizabeth her half sister becoming the last Tudor monarch. So when you are next reciting the nursery rhyme to your children, grandchildren or in school or nursery, give a thought to the actual meaning, but perhaps don’t go into the details of those cockleshells with them just yet!

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17-25, ‘Our Town, Penrith’!! By Emily Quinn

The town of Penrith, ‘our town’, has many assets to it. We’ve got historical, cultural and artistic assets just to name a few. These are the things that draw people to the town! We need to sustain the good things that our town provides for everyone. It shouldn’t be down to just a small group of people such as a counselling body. Nor should the decisions being made to create or destroy features of the town. It should be a decision made by the town as a whole; not a small group of representatives potentially making bad decisions.

Something which has recently arisen as a concern is our public toilets. A rather grim matter, I’ll admit, but also one of great importance! In comparison to other towns and cities public toilets, I’d say ours are actually pretty well kept. Of course, there’s the disgusting argument too, but they are public toilets being used by many, many people, every day. When you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go. A sudden urge to spend a penny is not good for your body to put on hold. Our toilets are accessible and convenient for all, however, we face the threat of them being taken away from us. On behalf of young children, older people, pregnant woman, ill people and everyone whom it may concern, these toilets are essential, especially in a tourist town.

Where is the voice of the youth when these decisions are being made? They’re at school, university, working part time; beginning to make a living for themselves; much like young people with families, having to work to provide or using their time to provide childcare. Being a part of these decisions becomes very difficult because the opportunity isn’t easily available for people. 14 • EdenLocal

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The Lakes is a number one tourist destination and living here for so many years now, you can easily identify the tourists’ seasons. Facilities as insignificant as the public toilets spring into high demand. On a rainy day, people staying in the Lakes tend to come into town to explore. For a pregnant woman or an older person for example, just to name a couple, it’s not fair that they have to go into a café and buy a coffee every time they need the toilet, which could be a regular occurrence with these specific groups of people. In a local paper dated 20 January 2018, it was released into the public domain that our public toilets may be at risk. They are important to the town! Important to tourists! They are important to a wide range of people. Much like

the campaign to save the cinema, this is a more discreet but still very important element of the town that keeps it functioning. This is what we have to remember! Just because it may not seem like a significant place such as shops, a cinema, a club or a pub, it’s another important underlying function keeping the town appealing. For a woman or man who worries about when they’re suddenly going to have the urge to need the toilet, knowing we accommodate them with our town’s facilities is very reassuring. This is just one of the current problems which has come to our attention, but you’ve got to remember it’s the little things and often the less desirable jobs people do that make our town beautiful, for example, hygiene in general in the town. The town’s bin maintenance is very good. Our streets are kept clean and therefore the town is physically appealing. In some towns, there is literally litter everywhere. There are also the little things like the flowers in town; the people who water them and change them, helping our town be more appealing. The people doing these jobs care. For these jobs you have to care for your town to some extent. I appreciate that it is work that no one notices. You’d never throw your rubbish in the bin and stop and be grateful for the fact it’s not over flowing and it doesn’t stink. I personally have never come across that issue in this town. We live in a very beautiful, accommodating part of the country and in fact, the world. We need to respect the place in which we live and work with what we’ve got. We’ve got to work with the resources we’ve got to find happiness and keep people wanting to come to us and admire our wonderful town. Our town has many assets and many flaws, just like so many other towns, but at the end of the day, we all have a voice and we should all be heard. We just need to come together. Next month’s article will be a further focus on as always, assets and flaws, pros and cons to the society we live in and it’s many diverse aspects; especially those problems younger people like me find are compelling issues that are in need of being expressed by our younger generations.


is back playing MANCHESTER – Academy 2 on Friday 23rd February 2018!

After coming runner-up on the seventh series of UK’s The X Factor, Rebecca Ferguson has not been short of success since her first appearance on the reality TV show in 2010. Having co-written her record-breaking debut album Heaven, and going on to release a further three follow-ups, Rebecca has proven herself to be a recording artist with a passion for her craft that is second to none. Released in 2011, Heaven, was a critical and commercial success selling 128,000 copies in its first week and peaked at No. 3 in the UK Official Charts, making her the fastest-selling debut solo artist of the past decade (2007-2017). Going onto release her strong debut follow up, Freedom, in 2013, and then her third studio album Lady Sings The Blues (covering a number of jazz classics made famous by Billie Holiday), Rebecca shows off her versatile style with ease. Having released her fourth album Superwoman, Rebecca has come a long way from the shy twentysomething audiences first saw on television 7 years ago. Continuing to flourish as a confident songwriter and stunning live performer, embarking on countless tours across the UK, Europe and US, this working-class girl from Liverpool has no plans on stopping anytime some. All tickets are available from Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.co.uk

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The Town is alive with Lakeland Music by Lee Quinn New faces and not so much a relaunch, but more of a message of ‘here we are’ and ‘this is what we do’. Whilst talking to one of my clients before in a local pub just before Christmas, a man was standing close by and asked simply, what I do. Well, I knew what he did then, but when he said he would give me a call in the New Year as I gave him a copy of the Eden Local, I didn’t know that Joe, who I have now met three times following a phone call earlier in January, was to be with his wife Tracy, the new owners of Lakeland Music, in Little Dockray, Penrith. As you can see, I have taken some pictures and made quite a few notes and after meeting Joe and Tracy Goulding, I have the pleasure of telling you a bit about

Joe & Tracy Goulding this new family business, but importantly, possibly some things you didn’t know about Lakeland Music. Joe and Tracy have three children; the eldest is six and has just started having tuition on the drums. At Lakeland Music when you go up to the third floor, there are rooms where most days tutors are teaching all types of instruments. I could have asked, why drums, because I couldn’t imagine if one of my daughters had learned the drums, even though we have a drum kit in the loft! Sometimes I suppose we could think it is in the blood. Well almost in this case, like the opportunity of being in the right place at the right time to meet Joe. When Joe was having his lessons and learning the drums at Lakeland Music, in passing he got talking to the previous owner and the rest they say is history. Two drummers in the house later!

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Some of you reading this who

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used to drive through town, may have remembered passing through a narrow road in Penrith and usually seeing a baby grand piano in the window and then one day Lakeland Music was gone. That premises is now occupied by the charity shop, Jigsaw, and Lakeland Music has just relocated behind where it was in Little Dockray, with its double fronted window and set on three floors is another classic case of ‘don’t just look in the window’. As a parent, I learned a lot about Lakeland Music on my visits which I wish I had known before but I’m glad I know now. Sam Scott worked with the previous owners. You’ve probably heard the name. It’s not every day that you can look out of the window knowing that mum and dad work across the road and in case they forgot your name, they name their business after you! Is that the case? Well Sam is a talented musician, a local man, with a depth of knowledge and experience, which

I suggest you explore. There is also a couple of new members in the team. Max is a concert pianist, who has recently moved back to the area and has years of musical experience from across the world. Tommy is a new addition to the shop and is also one of the drum teachers at Lakeland music, along with percussion his talents stem to violin, guitar and bass. So, to summarise, this is what they have to offer in the way of products and services. As advised, buying an instrument for any beginner whatever age, whilst in the back of your mind you may have thought there was potential for the budding musician, career on for many years there is also potential in three to six months to have a case in the loft or under the stairs that short usage means a potential waste in and investment. Purchasing the right instrument and trying it out is important and as discussed with the team, cheap instruments, using a guitar as an example, are harder to learn with than those that are of a superior quality. Learning from an instrument is hard enough as a new experience but adapting to overcome the issues associated with the quality in its build and in its sound, can mean over compensating to learn the right notes, or worst case scenario giving up! What I didn’t know was that if you are undecided, you don’t have to buy a quality instrument in order to stay in tune at Lakeland Music. You can just rent an instrument for 3 months, 6 months or 12 months and like a library book, you can take it back. After getting established, however, with the instrument you have rented, you can then purchase it and the rental cost paid to date can be taken off the total purchase of the instrument that you rented.

I could fill more than a few pages on the range of instruments Lakeland Music carries in stock and the products required to play and maintain those instruments. Importantly they can also help you find the right instrument and sound for you. Lakeland Music, 20-21 Little Dockray Penrith CA11 7HL Open: Monday & Tuesday 9am - 5pm Wednesday 9am to 1pm Thursday to Saturday 9am - 5pm

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It must be Love. Loooove Love! and glitter of a wedding fayre, I really do feel like Prince Harry is making a mistake with Meghan Markle and he should be making me the Princess that I clearly am! I jest…. I wouldn’t give my fella up for anyone… not even Prince Harry.

It seems like only yesterday I was wrangling with Christmas lights, wrapping presents and stuffing turkeys but here we are in February! How did that happen? Time flies when you’re having fun as they say, and this month I’ve been having an absolute ball. For those who read my online blog (www.Cumbrianlass.com) you will know that I announced some really exciting news recently. For those that don’t… well here it is…. I’M GETTING MARRIED!! Now for most people marriage is part of the natural progression of a relationship, but honestly, I never thought it would happen to me. I was just two wedding dress shop visits short of becoming Cumbrias answer to Muriels Wedding! My head has been full of childhood wedding dreams and how to turn them into a reality. My first stop was the Enchanted Cumbria wedding Fayre at Carlisle Racecourse. What a day! Me and my best mate walked in a pair of typical Cumbrian Lasses and came out wannabe Gypsy Wedding contenders!

Since I announced my engagement I have been overwhelmed at all of the well wishes and kind words from people; like I say I never thought it would happen to me. As I mentioned in my last column, I have some mental health issues that often get in the way of things, and for a long time a relationship was one of those things. Its difficult to give yourself to someone when you have no idea who you are. Having said that, I don’t truly believe that all of my insecurities about relationships can be attributed to my mental health. Talking to my married, unmarried and single friends, everyone has insecurities in a relationship. It’s just that nobody puts them on display. And its true. Don’t get wrong the mental health issues in my house magnify emotions and feelings and we do hit a lot of extremes. But essentially, they’re the same issues that everyone has at some point. It’s like…. You know when you’re having a tough week,

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and everything’s getting on your nerves? works stressing you out… you’ve forgotten about all the plans you made that you could do without and then on the morning of your big meeting at work the car won’t start and you rock up with your jama pants still on and only half your face of make up….. you return home, pour yourself a glass of wine and put your feet up…. And then your partner breathes…. And you just lose it…. Yeah, you know what I mean. World War III breaks out, you have a screaming match, slam a few doors and end up a crying puddle on your bedroom floor. Yep, turns out, it happens to all of us. But being in a relationship means that you put each other back together. In my ‘ouse communication is key. Nothing cannot be left unsaid because it just festers and becomes something that it isnt. I’ve had a lot messages on social media this week about holding down a relationship when you have mental health issues and I can honestly tell you, there is no secret. But I do have certain strategies and as I’ve said, Communication is key. But the best advice I could give you, is understanding. My fella

107.5 Eden has spent hours and hours talking to me about my bipolar. The symptoms, how they affect me, what he can expect. We’ve discussed my cycles and when I go up and down. What goes on in my head and at what point he needs to step in and get me further support. And I’ve done the same with him. Mental Health on paper seems quite black and white, but I’m telling you now, its far from it. My symptoms of BP will be completely different to the next person. So you have to spend time learning about the individuals experience of it all. There’s no feeling like sitting on my sofa when I’ve totally neglected my house for a week, not washed my hair for 3 days and I can smell my pits when I stretch than when my fella comes over, gives me a cuddle and tells me well done for being able to get out of bed. And that lads and lasses is what I would call true love. Now, don’t get me wrong, my relationship is far from perfect. We’ve got a long way to go and we’re still learning. But for a couple who have been through so much, we do orite. My love for my fella knows no bounds, and I’m putting all of this love into planning our perfect day. I can honestly say, I can’t wait to be his wife….. So… in the spirit of my engagement and February being the month of Valentines, I ask you this… What advice have you got for a soon to be Newlywed? What makes a relationship last? Are you in a relationship with mental health issues? How do you do it? Give me a shout on facebook, Instagram or twitter (search for CumbrianLassCL) or drop me an email at info@cumbrianlass.com and we can discuss all on my Late Night Valentines day show on Eden FM 107.5. Similarly, if you have recently planned a wedding and recommend venues, caterers, photographers or have any general wedding planning wisdom, I’d love to hear from you before my head explodes! For all of you who are used to my loud, brash & hard demeanour I apologise profusely for my smush. Normal service will be resumed next month. Speak Soon Lad & Lasses. All my Love CL xx

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Why not come and feel the difference! By Lee Quinn

Introducing Neil Galloway Gentle Remedial Massage, Physiotherapy and Emotional Freedom Technique LCSP (Phys), EFT Level 3 Practitioner, HPC.Reg and Physiotherapist No PH74759 Neil first came to work in Penrith 23 years ago as a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist and he’s worked in rented premises at North Friarage, Friargate ever since. However, following the sale of the property, it has become necessary to find a new work place. From 1 February 2018, his practice will be located at Redhill’s Business Park, just off the A66, the other side of the M6 Junction as if heading towards Keswick from Penrith. There is ample parking on site and Neil made the point that there are no parking wardens to worry about, so he’ll look forward to welcoming clients both old and new to this quiet country setting. Remedial Massage training was a change in direction for Neil and his retraining started in 1992, which has been continual ever since with new techniques being discovered and ancient methods being revisited and reintroduced into a modern world. After all, there is archaeological evidence of massage dating back to ancient civilizations including China, India, Japan, Korea, Egypt, Rome, Greece, and Mesopotamia. As far back as BC 2330 in the Tomb of Akmanthor, also known as “The Tomb of the Physician” in Saqqara, Egypt which has a wall picture of two men having work done on their feet and hands, that could be one of the earliest discoveries of massage. For Neil, his learning will always be ongoing. Since he first became established in Penrith, his interests have moved towards the use of gentle therapy. Neil stands by his thoughts on the old idea of ‘no pain no gain’ being total nonsense and if a problem can be resolved by a feather, why use a sledge hammer is his view. 20 • EdenLocal

As a therapist, I asked Neil simply what does he do? ‘I don’t cure anyone as such of anything, but act as a facilitator to get the patient’s body into a state where it can heal itself. Remedial Massage and Physiotherapy both use a variety of soft tissue manipulations to relax muscular spasm and tension, to release tight tissue, ease off stiff joints and improve range of movement. This all helps to stimulate the circulation and lymphatic flow, increasing oxygen and nutrient delivery and removal of cellular waste throughout the body reducing inflammation and pain.’ So what can you expect from a consultation & treatment? On your first visit, a case history and examination are made. The chosen treatments will be explained to you and work will commence. Only outer clothing needs to be removed and only the area being worked upon is exposed. The rest of the body is covered with a warm towel.

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Treatments may consist of a combination of techniques from Remedial Massage, Muscle Energy Work, Acupressure, Meridian Energy Therapies and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). All Neil’s work is done manually, so no machines or electrotherapy are used. Treatments usually take about one hour. The range of conditions treated is extensive and include :• Painful Neck & Shoulder • Back Pain & Sciatica • Hip, Knee & Ankle problems • Work related, Repetitive Strain and Sports injuries • Headaches, General Deep Relaxation With the use of EFT, either on its own or in combination with physical techniques, the range can be wider still to give relief from negative emotions, stress, anxiety, fears, phobias, self-doubt, grief, anger, addictions and so on.

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Activities to help rural communities stay fit and active weeks, we can establish if local communities have an appetite for this kind of activity.” The FREE ten week pilot Eden Active Fit 4 All pilots are being held at: • Shap Memorial Hall Tuesdays 1.30pm- 3.30pm (First session starts Tuesday 6 February 2018) • Dufton Village Hall Thursdays 1pm-3pm (First session starts Thursday 8 February 2018) All free sessions will run for ten weeks and include refreshments. The successful activity programmes offered at Penrith Leisure Centre for people aged over 50 and 60 are now being developed into a free 10 week pilot project for rural communities, in Shap and Dufton in Eden District starting in February 2018. The Eden Active Fit 4 All project is a programme of 10 free weekly sessions being delivered by Eden District Council, in partnership with its leisure contractor GLL. Eden District Council’s Communities Portfolio Holder, Councillor Elaine Martin, said: “The weekly activities we run at Penrith Leisure Centre for people aged over 50 such as walking football and the over 60s activities led by Councillor Malcolm Temple, have proved to be exceptionally popular. They are a great way for people to stay active through gentle exercise and socialising. “The Council is very keen to work with GLL to take this programme of activity out to rural communities, by using village halls to host the activities. By running these pilot programmes initially on free basis for 10

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Each Eden Active Fit 4 All session will be supervised and the activity can include: • Warm up • Badminton • Indoor bowls • Seated exercise • Table tennis

• Dance • Boccia • Walking • Board games etc

Ian Parker, Eden District Council’s Leisure Officer, said: “Everyone is welcome to attend the Eden Active Fit 4 All sessions, even if you just wish to come along and see what it is all about at first. You can just attend the sessions which are convenient for you. It is recommended that those attending wear clothes and shoes you find comfortable for exercising in. If you suffer from a medical condition or have been inactive for a lengthy period it is advisable to consult your GP prior to participating in any physical activity.” For more information about the free weekly Eden Active Fit 4 All sessions telephone 01768 817817 or email: leisure@eden.gov.uk

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‘Ashes to ashes …’ I can’t help it if every time I think of Ash Wednesday the lines from David Bowie’s 1980 song come to mind. It’s a melancholy, rather plaintive song with the lines ‘I’ve never done good things. I’ve never done bad things. I never did anything out of the blue.’ There’s a deep sense of disappointment at what seems to have become a sad trajectory of a life. Wow, it is a classic single, but maybe not the best to play too often in February’s cold, damp grip. The rhythm of the seasons affects us deeply of course. Especially in our rural communities, but even in our more urban areas, we are finely tuned to the gradual lengthening of daylight hours. Some, such as those with types of arthritis, suffer from physical conditions made worse by the lack of light and warmth or too much damp. Others struggle with depression and anxiety made worse by seasonal drop in temperature and mood These natural rhythms are reflected in the rhythm of the church year which many of our traditions follow. February is a time of transition from the Christmas and Epiphany season (Jesus light of the world and all that) to the months taking us to deep suffering and mysterious wonder of Easter. More of that next month! In the meantime we are invited into the 40 days of Lent which this year begin, with delicious irony, on Valentine’s Day; the day we are meant to take time reflecting with appropriate, sombre piety on our frailty and mortality falls on the same day for celebrating romantic, passionate, can’t-possibly-live-without-you love. Perhaps these two are closer than we realise; Lent asks us to ‘give up’ not for the sake of it, or to lose a few pounds, but rather to make room for that

which matters more. We all need to know that our lives have significance and meaning; we experience this by loving and being loved. We love when we ‘make room’ for the other person, when we give up our obsession with ‘me’ and nurture a creative space in our relationships for others to flourish. Relationships which neglect the one thing that matters most never mature and instead become manipulative, self-serving and, ultimately, unloving. So, this Lent, perhaps I should try giving up some of those habits and attitudes (I do know them!) that stifle love; love for those close to me, love for the wider human family, love for this precious wonderful earth and yes, love for myself too. Who knows? Loving surprises might yet spring, to quote Bowie’s song, ‘out of the blue’ from some of the ashes of Lent. Rev David Sargent. Churches Together in Penrith

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Who was Alfred Wainwright? Alfred Wainwright (1907 – 1991) is, perhaps, best-known for his Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells, a series of seven volumes describing the natural features, routes of ascent and descent and the view from the summits of 214 Lakeland fells. Wainwright was not born in Cumbria, but in the mill town of Blackburn on 17th January 1907. His childhood was one of relative poverty, his father, a stonemason, experiencing periods of unemployment. To make ends meet, his mother took in washing. Alfred was the youngest of four children but was not destined for a life in the mill, as happened to so many of his peers. He left school at thirteen and went to work at the Town Hall, at first in the Borough Engineer’s Office, transferring three years later to the Borough Treasurer’s, where, after years of night-time study, he qualified as an accountant. At the age of 23, in 1930, Wainwright visited the Lake District for the first time. He travelled by bus from Blackburn to Windermere with his cousin, Eric Beardsall. On their arrival, they climbed the 780’ of Orrest Head where, as Wainwright wrote later, ‘Orrest Head cast a spell that changed my life’. It was the view from the top that proved to be the turning point. ‘It was a moment of magic, a revelation so unexpected that I stood transfixed, unable to believe my eyes. I had seen landscapes of rural beauty pictured in the local art gallery, but here was no painted canvas; this was real. This was truth. God was in his heaven that day and I a humble worshipper.’ A Wainwright, Ex-Fellwanderer From that point, his one aim was to move to the Lake District, an aim that was realised in 1941 when he applied for a post in the Borough Treasurer’s Office in Kendal where he stayed until his retirement in 1967. During the 1940s, Wainwright explored the hills and mountains, climbing to many of the summits. On 9th November 1952, he began work on his Pictorial Guides, an idea that had been slowly germinating for many years.


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So, a visit to the Beehive it was for the first of our new features about your local. It was back in September that I met Chris Callow, the man who took over the management of the pub a few years ago. It was then that the caption, ‘Everyone’s local, no matter how far you have travelled’, was created, which went into two publications we produced, so doing a feature this month on the Beehive was my way of saying thank you to Chris for his support. I popped in and met some of the team and sat in the bar with Head Chef, Rob and Front of House, Tan. There was going to be a possibility of them serving whilst we were doing the interview, so I sat with Rob first and I asked him how he got to be a chef. “Well, I started cooking with my gran when I was about 4 or 5, just baking and general stuff really. When I got a job as a gardener I enjoy growing my own veg and then cooking my own veg, then I made the move into the kitchen full time. I enjoy the stress!” I asked him whether he really said he enjoyed the stress!

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“Yes, you never know who is going to walk in the door and what they are going to want, so every day is different. No day is the same and timing is everything.” Before the Beehive Rob, a local lad, Rob worked in some of the top pubs in Cumbria, he then headed off to Edinburgh to learn his trade in some top restaurants before coming back to his roots here in Cumbria

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Joined by Tan, who has been in hospitality for over 20 years, I asked her what trends she had seen.

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customers have become lifelong friends. With the Lowther Caravan Park nearby, many people who return to the site regularly return to the Beehive. After all, it is their local.” As Tan says, “everyone’s a local!” Is there such a thing as a normal week at the Beehive?

“Drinking trends have changed. We have lots of local breweries, local distilleries. Just lately, it’s been local gins, different flavoured gins.” One mentioned was the Kendal Mint Cake gin, which Tan described as being really nice. I then put the same question to Rob relating to food trends. Rob explained a number of trends they have to meet and cater for. “Good home cooked food now is still good home cooked food, but the gravies and the sauces have been changed. Niçoise salad has changed. It’s got a lot more going on in it now. A lot more effort is going in and we’re really pushing the flavours a lot further. I think it’s the direction that food is going in now. Everyone is trying to improve constantly. It’s just like a race to the top, in a sense. We’re still sticking with traditional food, but adding a different sauce or a different veg. Our old school English vegetables have really come through these last five years. Also, fish has changed. With the increase in prices, we are using a lot of different fish and cheaper cuts. We used to use monkfish for scampi. Now it is far too expensive.” As a venue and as your local pub,

it has a lot of areas for dining indoors or outdoors, in front of an open fire, or taking time out in the large dining-lounge area in front of the recently installed 82 inch HD screen, which covers all major sports events. Tan explained, “you do you see a lot of new people and I don’t think there is anywhere that has a beer garden of this size with a climbing frame and a great space for kids that’s within five minutes of Penrith, which is only a short walk.” The Beehive certainly aims to please everyone. It even has its own non-alcoholic dog beer, which is handy I suppose if the dog’s got a driving licence! However, 5 minutes from the town is a pub with a lot going on to build on its growing customer base. Head Chef Rob went on to explain: “We get a lot of people visiting with special dietary requirements and we always re-adapt and change the ingredients or the way we prepare or cook something to meet the requirements of the individual. It’s something that works well between the front of house staff and the kitchen.”

Tuesday night is Pie Night, followed by a quiz at 9pm. Wednesday night is Curry Night. Friday night is Steak Night and on Sunday, traditional Sunday Lunch is served. And finally, I had to ask the question about why I sometimes struggle to cook steak. Rob explained that cooking steak is about the textures of the meat and how tight it is. You have to examine the steak, look at the textures, the fibre of the muscle and the fat content as it all cooks at different speeds. For example, for some steaks, you have to cook them fast on a high heat, then let them rest, or nice slow cooking may be required, with less time to rest. You have to know and you have to watch when it’s cooking. You’ll see how the fat’s rendering down and how it takes shape as you cook. The final word was with Tan. She explained why you should go to the Beehive. “It’s friendly, welcoming and good crack!” Rob’s final words were, “and it has good food!”

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OUT AND ABOUT WITH JOAN ROBINSON Do you despair when you visit Flusco Tip at all the stuff being dumped that could have had a second life? Perhaps it was the way I was brought up when the clothes I wore had been darned several times before it got passed down to me and my first bike came off a scrap heap. I certainly learnt to value what I had. Give and Take for Free is a good way to keep things out of landfill and help local people. This is the aim of the FREEGLE free on-line service run by volunteers. It is set up for anyone to give away their unwanted things to someone local who can make use of them again. Goods get put on the Freegle webpage or folks can ask for something. Sometimes the volunteers organise a Give and Take Event in a local village hall. There is even a bookshelf for small things inside the Devonshire Arcade near the Penrith Library entrance. Freegle can be used online every day of the year via the website at www.ilovefreegle.org or using the Freegle mobile app. It’s great for clearing your clutter and helping someone out - or getting something for free. Online it’s slightly bigger items that are most common such as furniture and white goods: the basics of what people need to live their lives. One

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of the very first things that was offered on the group was a well one that can be plonked down in your garden to make it look like you’ve got a well! Just shows how others can make use of discarded items.

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Our Community Gardeners use Freegle all the time. We have been helped with all sorts through asking or replying to listed items on the site. Last year we received manure, wood, a garden full of plants, trees, water butts, compost bins, flower pots, bulbs,

tools, netting, a garden umbrella, wheelbarrows and gardening books. The next big Freegle ‘Give and Take’ Day will be on Saturday 3rd March at the Old Fire Station (Eden Arts) in Penrith 10am – 1pm. The Community Gardeners will join in with ‘Seedy Saturday’ again a free give and take, as a way of helping others to grow more for themselves with someone on hand to offer gardening advice. Kids can have a go at planting seeds to take home.

Team, will attend and show how to use their composters and food waste digesters.” (Photos are from previous events) Remember the Jumble Sales of old? Freegle Give and Take events are a bit like a jumble sale but everything is free. As well as clothes, books, toys and cookware, some unexpected items usually turn up that leave us guessing as

to what they are! Look out for an event later in the year near you or join the group online for free. Together we can reduce waste and even give someone else pleasure! Joan Robinson, Community Gardener fb: Garden of Eden- Penrith Community Gardeners 07754773701

Help make this a great community event. “We are hoping for a repeat of last year’s event which had a real community feel: people handing on surplus items and swapping seeds, plants and trees,” says Freegle organiser Chris Cant. “But please don’t bring things that are too big to carry away (like the bath last time), these are best advertised via the web page where transport can be discussed. It is hoped that Cumbria County Council’s Waste Prevention

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Penrith AFC in the community by Lee Quinn

Normally I update you in match reports on what is happening at Frenchfield Park Stadium. There is a lot to report on and off the pitch. Generally you get to hear about the senior team, which at present under the new player management of Kyle May has turned a huge corner in the Northern League, by working themselves into a better position in the league. Recently Tuesday 30th January they travelled to Whitley Bay in the 3rd round of the Brooks Miles on Memorial League Cup, who at the time of this report were 11 places higher than the Bonny Blues in the Northern League. After a hard fought 90 minutes the score finished 0 - 0 and went to penalties. The Blues won 4 - 3 so it's on to the 4th round?

The Bonny Blues the next generation Penrith AFC Juniors enjoyed an afternoon at Brunton Park to watch Carlisle United v Forest Green on Saturday 27th January. It was part of CUFC community ticket scheme which the club offers free child tickets, a walk around the pitch, a goodie bag an opportunity to meet the players. CUFC also send a couple of players to a Penrith AFC Juniors training session to join in with the children. “It's important to keep the good relationship going between the two clubs as it is beneficial for both parties on and off the pitch” said Penrith AFC Juniors Chairman Karl Collinson. “Two of our junior players have recently signed for CUFC so it just goes to show the quality of local junior football. All the children and their parents had a great afternoon and we're already planning on attending a game in the near future." Karl added Over 120 children and parents attended the match which Carlisle United won 1 - 0. Meanwhile at the Frenchfield Park Stadium Penrith AFC are holding a 'Juniors Day' for their home match against Dunston UTS on Saturday 7th April which 1st team coach Andy Coyles will be presenting a coaching session followed by the Juniors leading out the two senior teams. The club are also inviting everyone involved with the Bonny Blues Juniors to free entry into Frenchfield Park for the match.

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Ladies into League Plate Quarter Finals by Kathryn Savage

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Development Team get 2nd Chance after Rules Mix Up by Kathryn Savage

All seemed lost for Penrith AFC Development after Sundays League Cup Quarter Final tie against Sir Tom Finney Development. After a very close and competitive 90 mins the game finished all square at 2-2 with Penrith’s goals coming from Sarah Smith and debutant Clare Almond. Into extra time it was Sir Tom Finney who took the initiative and pulled clear as Penrith heads went down. The score after extra time was 6-2 to Sir Tom Finney and that was that. Or so we thought. However information came through on Monday for the League Committee saying that both teams had inadvertently broken the rules. After 90 mins the game should have gone straight to penalties and not to extra time. The League Committee has therefore ordered the game to be replayed this Sunday 4th February Frenchfields 2pm k/o.

On a tight pitch Penrith played the 1st half with the wind at their backs and this proved beneficial when Penrith took the lead on 19 mins. Georgia Campbell’s cross was caught by the strong wind and drifted over the keeper and into the far corner. Liverpool equalised when a well guided free kick squeezed under the cross bars giving Penrith keeper Michelle Jones no chance. Liverpool then took the lead from the penalty spot just before half time after Jade Williams was adjudged to have brought down the Liverpool striker. HT 2-1 Penrith started the 2nd half in determined fashion and turned the game around with 2 goals in a 5 minute spell. Firstly Nat Broad was first to react to a loose ball in the Liverpool area. Then Hannah Coulthard finished off a well worked corner. Liverpool fought to get back into the game while Penrith looked threatening on the break. This eventually earned Penrith a 4th goal as Campbell got her 2nd goal of the afternoon. FT 2-4 Penrith now await the Quater Final draw. Penrith : Jones, Nelson, Williams, C.Smith(McCormick), Han Fawkes, Hea Fawkes, Nutter(Johnston), Coulthard, Broad, Hopton, Campbell.

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Gonzo Moose Theatre Company The Thing That Came from Over There Anarchic comedy theatre in the Antarctic. Inspired by 1950’s Horror movies, The Thing That Came From Over There is a fast-paced rol-licking ride of paranoia, suspense and hilariously gruesome deaths. Set in 1912, this is the story of hapless explorer, Captain Reginald Cranston and his motley crew, told with mad-cap props, giant puppetry and non-stop visual and verbal gags. Sunday 25th February 7.30pm. Alston Town Hall, Front Street, Alston, Cumbria CA9 3RF. Tickets: £9/£5 child/ £22 family. Bookings: 01434 382 244 or online www.highlightsnorth.co.uk

Box Tale Soup – The Wind in the Willows This beautiful new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s much loved classic about four friends and their river bank adventures, features imaginative staging, clever props and costumes, original music and beautifully crafted fabric puppets . Join Mole and Ratty, grumpy old Badger and wild Mr.Toad on their marvellous adventures on land and water. A warm hearted show

for ages 5+ and their families. Wednesday 28th February 6pm. Old Fire Station, Peter Street, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8QP. Tickets: £5 child. Bookings 01228 598 596 or www. oldfirestation.city. Thursday 1st March 2pm. Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club, Market Street, Kirby Stephen, Cumbria CA17 4QN. £8/ £5 conc/ £6 child/ £24 family. Bookings: 017683 71885

Bgroup – Points of Echoes Points of Echoes is a brand new piece of dancetheatre from internationally renowned choreographer Ben Wright. It is a haunting tale of love, death and monsters, that blends the tones of a Wes Anderson movie with the eerie dread of The Twilight Zone. Set in Echo Point Lighthouse, two strangers have begun to lay down foundations for this odd working relationship when the uncanny occurs…. Friday 2nd March 7.30pm. Lazonby Village Hall, Lazonby, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1AQ. £10/ £6 child/ £28 family. Bookings: 01768 870824 online www. highlightsnorth.co.uk

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Eden107.5 23p per day package to be on Eden FM Radio Mad as a Hatter or Hamster? Are you a local independent business that can afford to spend around 23p day for marketing yourself on Eden FM every week. Eden FM Radio as a voluntary group, needs to raise funds every month so you can tune in 24 hours a day via 107.5 FM, online via your computer, mobile phone or tablet Our monthly draw is for the 'businesses and groups’ in the Eden District. The draw is the last Friday of the month. Your chosen Hamster Ball number between 1 and 200 goes in the Hamster ball for the draw. As a not for profit community radio station presented by volunteers, the funds raised will help pay towards our licencing costs and general facility overheads. What does it cost?

Eden FM Community Radio can sell on air advertising but it also has to raise funds 'off air' as part of its licencing conditions. In June 2014 when it launched on 107.5 FM, it trialled one issue of a new publication across Cumbria called the Cumbria Sports and Events Guide. This April it aims to re launch this publication across Cumbria in 18 towns, 22 villages and Carlisle, whilst also helping up to 200 voluntary groups like itself to raise funds. Like any publication its needs business support Are you a Cumbrian Based Business that would like more details on advertising in this publication? Are you a local business or a voluntary group who would like to have free trial concession of magazines to sell? Contact us via email admin@edenfm.co.uk or call 01768 862394. Cumbria Sport, Events and Gig Guide will be co-ordinated by the Eden FM Sports team and published by Cumbrian Local Publications Ltd.

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