Eden Local June 2017

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Passion 4 Fashion Men on the Hill Can’t see the Wood for the Trees Meet the Buffalo Communication in the Community

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Welcome to the June edition of your Eden Local Welcome to the 94th Cumbrian Local Publication. At the time of writing this opening editorial, we are not hearing or seeing too much good news on a national scale and we find ourselves preparing for a general election. By the time you read this, I would hope it’s a positive in that we do move on and it’s a reminder that the election will come and go and we will always have to make the best of what we, in the community, can do with the cards we are dealt. This is echoed in our first update for a while and I hope there will be many more in the future from Appleby by its new Town Mayor Andy Connell on page 13. May is of course the traditional time for many fairs, but it’s also a time for the appointment of Town Mayors and Chairs; some have both. In Kirkby Stephen, Councillor Joan Johnston was re-elected as Chair. In Penrith, it’s new Mayor and former campaigner for the town to have a Town Council is Scott Jackson. Three years ago, Scott was writing articles in this magazine about the importance of democracy and the need for Penrith to have a town council. Now here he is on pages 11 and 12 with his ‘Heart and Mind’ on the future of the town. But did you know he was a former pupil of Andy Connell? So onwards and upwards. Have you been busy? We’ve had a little bit of rain, but we’ve had a bundle of sunshine so let’s hope the weather remains fair for the shows as it did for many of the events in May. What have I been up to since last month’s Eden Local? Some things don’t change as far as I do have some set routines with the magazine, Eden FM radio and my duties at Penrith Town Council, but I’m blessed with an assortment of activities most days and I do make new friends and meet some great people every month. This means interviews and stories for you. One of the first articles you’ll see is about a man with many talents, Steven Connelly, who organised a great event, the ‘Passion for Fashion’ Fashion Show. The full story starts on page six. One of the first articles I started on for this edition was the ‘Can’t See the Wood for the Trees’ article, where I found myself in a beautiful bluebell woodland talking to Rob Cubby and I got to meet his mum, Caroline, who’ll have a field day with my spellings when she reads this and the article which starts on pages 16 – 17 and concludes on pages 22 – 23. But from the front cover and throughout the magazine, we always

have flowers and someone I met again to have a look behind the scenes, then interview on Eden FM radio in the Home and Garden show, was Joan Robinson who shares with us another ‘Out and About’ article on page 28, about more projects supported by the Penrith Community Gardeners. We do have of course our regular input from our regular volunteer writers, Pam, Emily and Derek and I am hoping to add some more next month. It could be you, but what I will finish on this month is really where I finished last month. I did have a bit of a rant on the frustrations I heard whilst out knocking on doors about what people thought about where they lived. These last few months we had the protest against the cuts in our schools. Every week the topic of transport cuts and the lack of buses on key routes is mentioned. Then of course we have the parking, the health and safety on the pavements, the potholes, the drivers who have no cares when they race through our estates, our villages and park where they like, how they like. Well on a positive note, I did make a call about this in the last week of May. The number I called was the Highways Hotline. Please make a note of this number 0300 303 2992. I called it because a lot of people that I talk to do not use the internet and because of this they can’t access the information that many of us can. Although for me I wanted to email someone my concerns about the state of roads, those parts mentioned above, the problems I have raised aren’t just the ones I see but they are seen by many. Now to put all my points across I was told to write a letter. It was suggested that this should be hand written and posted. I was told I could not email as there was no email address! So what you have just read may confuse you. To log a highways problem that could be a number of things, please see page 19. You have to look up the number on the internet and call the Highways Hotline number. Now you can report a pot hole, an unsafe paving slab, lighting (if you know which lights are county and which are district), hedges, trees, verges and weeds that require maintenance on 0300 303 2992, also fly tipping, damaged or missing road markings or signs and a lot more. You can even report issues with bus shelters. Unfortunately having no buses stop at your bus shelter isn’t something you can report. Continued on page 5

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Contents Reclaimed, Recycled, Reusable

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Contents and introduction

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Passion 4 Fashion

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Community Communication

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Pam’s Miscellany for June

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Can’t see the wood for the trees

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Focusing on exams and what to do next

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The Pudding Club

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Bouncebackability

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Men on the hill

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Out and about

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Wainwright Society Update

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Alive at FIVE

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A new pitch at Frenchfield

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Importantly your local county councillor can help you with all of these queries, however if you’re like me and you suddenly realise that some of these problems have existed for a while, maybe a couple of years or more and your regular visit by your elected member is every four years, then as I did I called that number 0300 303 2992 and working with my neighbours and friends and I hope many readers of the Eden Local, you too may make the most of the services provided by Cumbria County Council Highways. However, for more details on some strategies of interest, you may want to know more about Recycling and the ‘Cumbria Strategic Waste Partnership’, a 32 page report or Moving Cumbria Forward – Cumbria Transport Plan Strategy 2011-2026, a 44 page report which has a front cover with a bus on it. Details are on page 19. Access to information is a wonderful thing and if each month I can uncover a phone number for those unable to access the internet and would like to know what’s going on, I’ll see what I can do. Of course you could ask your local councillor if you have their number. If you don’t, it would be on a website but as most of them will get this magazine in the Eden Valley, rather than me ask, maybe one of them might email their contact details to me and I’ll publish them next month. Until next month, I’ll look forward to being here again. For those of you with radio, I am on Eden FM on 107.5 FM or those with a mobile phone, tablet or computer (www.edenfm.co.uk). You can join me every Wednesday 2- 4 pm with the business show followed by the home and garden show. Lee

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a Penrith Town Fashion Show Hats off to Steven ConnelIy who recently organised this event that proved to be a fantastic evening. How did it happen? As a member of The Penrith Chamber of Trade, it was set out to be an event specifically for retailers, as currently there wasn’t an event like this in the town’s event calendar. Also, as a member of the Penrith Town Council, he was aware that Penrith had been named as a Dementia Friendly Town. So Passion 4 Fashion he felt was the perfect way to combine the two. Steven was supported by national and independent retailers working together to put on one event. In Steven’s own words; “it was to promote Dementia Awareness, whilst also reminding the people of Penrith what is available within our great town. From the start, the ‘instant’ support was fantastic.” The North Lakes Hotel did not hesitate in allowing the function suites and a few meeting rooms to be used for free, in order for Steven to put on the event. The Penrith Bid very quickly authorised the grant to pay for the event, which included 11 out of 17 of the fashion retailers across the town that agreed to take part. Over ten weeks, of evenings and days off Steven systematically met with retailers, had meetings with Eden Arts (who supplied catwalk and lighting), and the North lakes Hotel, to ensure the every detail had been considered and put in place for the night. Continued on 20 EdenLocal

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COMMUNICATION IN THE COMMUNITY

Upper Eden businesses set to benefit from funded training The project is designed to upskill the workforce and develop skills to support business growth in the area. The project is being managed by Eden District Council as part of Invest in Eden. Training will be delivered by a partnership of Cumbrian skills and business support providers and will offer funded and part funded training opportunities, focusing on workforce development for small and medium sized businesses in the Upper Eden area. The first phase of the project included one to one business support, advice and a training needs analysis. Eden District Council Business and Marketing Officer Paul Walker said: “We recognise the importance of growing the local economy, promoting prosperity, creating higher paid jobs and opportunities for young people. This project is designed to identify and support training requirements to help businesses prosper and grow. We are working with partners from across Cumbria to ensure that businesses have access to the highest quality training which is tailored to their business needs.”

The first funded training course will be Emergency First Aid on 13 June 2017. Other courses include Social Media for Business, Food Hygiene and Customer Service. Chair of the Upper Eden Community Interest Company Alex Birtles said: “To be able to provide tailored training locally is a great opportunity for businesses in the area. For many small businesses taking time out of the working week can be difficult. We would like to thank our colleagues at Eden District Council who have worked hard to make sure that the courses are delivered locally, and are as accessible as possible to the business community.” A number of courses will be funded by The Edge. The Edge is a European Social Fund Project co-financed by the Skills Funding Agency as part of the Employees Support in Skills Project commissioned by Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership. Courses that are not eligible for this funding will be supported with a 50% contribution towards course fees from Eden District Council.

Eden Employers benefit from extended apprenticeship grant scheme In 2012 Eden District Council and partners launched an employer grant scheme to support apprenticeship provision in the district of Eden. Since its introduction, Eden businesses have benefitted from £125,000 in grants to support apprenticeship provision. The scheme has 57 employers and 62 apprentices. In 2016 Appleby Heritage Centre took over the administration of the scheme for an initial period of one year. Since then it has supported a further 12 employers and 16 apprentices with 8 further apprenticeship opportunities in the pipeline. The grants of up to £2000 are provided by Invest in Eden in partnership with Appleby Heritage Centre. Due to the success of the scheme, it will be extended until March 2018. This grant is in addition to other government grants employers may be eligible to claim. EdenLocal

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Paul Walker, Business Marketing Officer from Eden District Council said: “Our aim is to grow the economy in Eden. To do this, businesses need access to a skilled workforce. The scheme will support our communities by providing opportunities for young people to gain employment and skills for their future. With so many employers taking advantage of the scheme, we are delighted that we have been able to extend it until March 2018.” By taking advantage of the scheme businesses are able to grow, bread creativity and enthusiasm with new talent and retain and upskill current staff. Hayley Chapman from Appleby Heritage Centre said: “Appleby Heritage Centre has been providing training Continued from on 24


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The challenge we must set ourselves The Summer holiday season is fast approaching!...

Hello, may I take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Mayor of Penrith. My name is Scott Jackson and I represent Penrith North on the Town and District Councils. I am married with a one-yearold daughter and work as a self-employed entertainer at Center Parcs. I have lived in this town since birth and have never wanted to be anywhere else. This is a unique and beautiful town - but you knew that already. What do I think makes this town so special? It’s hard to keep the list short but I think it goes without saying we are blessed to live in some of the most beautiful countryside on Earth, adorned with charming and stirring architecture and populated by some very interesting characters, historically and to this day. So what then do I think I might bring to the table? I studied politics at Newcastle University, not a training course for politicians I hasten to add but rather an opportunity to study, explore and question the structures of government; theories of democracy; the history of international relations; and the theory and thinking behind the ideologies of our political parties. Put simply, I wanted to know what makes our country tick. On a theoretical level, I got a good idea. Practically, however, this country defies explanation, it has to be lived. The issues of our town and indeed our country need a more grounded experience. Do you want to understand the night time economy? Try working and living in a town centre pub. Want to understand low wage living? Work on a zero Continued on page 12

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Continued from page 11 hours contract in a roadside restaurant. Concerned about affordable housing? Live in a privately rented property, while trying – and failing – to find social housing of the type you want within 50 miles of home. Passionate about children’s education? I’m raising a daughter hoping she will love to learn rather than learn to fear exams. Worried about adult social care? I see my 88-year-old grandfather in Eden struggle to ensure his 95-year-old sister has adequate care in Buckinghamshire. Want to support hard-working parents? I grew up in a single parent household after my father died when I was twelve. My mother raised two sons to university and I’m Mayor of Penrith. Enough said. Single parents are amazing. She’s my hero. I’m 29 and young but I live and breathe this town and the issues that I care about. The issues I hope you care about? I’ve lived them and continue to do so. I have no ivory tower to look down from. I didn’t set out hoping to become mayor. I just thought my experiences might be useful to the Town Council. You know who I am now so let me share my hopes for the town with you. My thoughts linger on protecting what we have. I recently had the good fortune to see the Lowther Ceiling, a 16th century plaster ceiling hidden away in what has latterly been the Two Lions Inn off Great Dockray in the town. It is a sadly neglected record of notable families from our area with their coats of arms looking down on the room below. Like any artefact whose age is measured in centuries, this ceiling will not survive without intervention. Not dissimilar in their need for our attention are the public spaces in Penrith. Some, like the playing fields at Carleton, Scaws and Fairhill, to name a few, benefit from the efforts of local community groups to improve and add to the facilities. Castle Park is also another case where a dedicated group have applied to the

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Heritage Lottery Fund to restore a beloved part of town to glories sadly diminished. What both the ceiling and our playing fields have in common is the need for the vigilance of passionate people who want to protect them. These two issues chime with my wider thinking on what this town needs yet actually has in abundance: the imagination and dedication of its people. I see it in the community groups, I see it in the business owners, I see it in people going to work and I see it in the volunteers who became town councillors. Penrith has some of the most wonderfully community spirited people you will find anywhere. I think it an interesting time to reflect on what this means for local government. With manifesto pledges and election debates dominating the news media and hundreds of politicians wanting to tell us what they are going to do for us I want to ask the more basic question: What are we going to do for ourselves? I mentioned earlier my admiration for the passion of Penrithians but all too often I worry this is stymied when the request for aid is met with the lament that something is unaffordable or not under a council’s jurisdiction or in its list of statutory services. Please don’t take that as a criticism of hardworking councillors who make every effort to provide what they can, what I seek instead is a reevaluation of our priorities as residents. Do we want to protect in perpetuity our green spaces from housing development? Do we want to protect our cultural heritage? Do we want regular, daily buses between the towns and villages? That last one might sound more difficult but up and down the country innovative means have been found to run sustainable services. Instead of listening to politicians tell us what they want to do, let’s decide what we want to do. That is the challenge we must set ourselves, after deciding what it is we want, we should go and get it.


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A year ago I wouldn’t have expected to be mayor of Appleby, county councillor and district councillor; but a combination of factors, some of them unfortunate, mean that from April 2017 to April 2018 these are my responsibilities. I’ll try to do my best for everyone, but be patient, please. When I was previously mayor of Appleby – believing it would be a once-in-a-lifetime honour – I said that my vision was that the people who live in and around Appleby should feel happy, secure, fulfilled and proud to be living here; and that those who visit us should feel at ease and want to come back.

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Now Appleby is a pretty resilient, caring, community, but its spirit and goodwill were put to a severe test by the December 2015 floods and their consequences, some of which are still with us. For instance, we’ve lost Edenside as a residential care home and we’ve lost most of our bus service. I think both these severe blows inflicted on the community were unnecessary. Trying to repair the damage done will be difficult, but try we will. Also difficult, but potentially beneficial if we can get the details right, will be the planned devolution of properties and services from Eden District Council back to parish councils. That’s work in progress, as is the beginning of the implementation of the Heritage Action Zone in Appleby; if that is done well there should be real benefits to the town and surrounding area. As for Cumbria County Council, though its regular services, such as highway maintenance and, of course, preparations for Appleby Fair, continued, policy decisions were in a state of limbo until after the 8 June General Election and the negotiation between the various political groups to determine who forms the administration and cabinet. By the time you read this you may know what I don’t know as I write. All I will say now is that the General Election was something else that was quite unnecessary; but whatever the outcome, we’ll cope with it, I’m sure. Andy Connell

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Can’t see the Wood for the Trees By Lee Quinn I have met a lot of people on site to interview, but on a sunny Monday morning in May, standing in a small woodland near Johnby Hall, just outside Greystoke, carpeted in bluebells, it was one of the best places to be doing an interview for this article and Eden FM. I was there to meet Rob Cubby of Fin Forest Logging. As a business, Fin Forest Logging is a family run firm, set up in 2005 by Rob Cubby after the birth of his first son Finlay. Rob’s background is mainly in forestry contracting, having been a cutter since he was 17. He spent his early years contract felling and then worked for the Lake District National Park Authority for five years working on accesses and forestry projects. Today Fin Forest Logging undertakes all aspects of forestry, woodland management and arboriculture. It specialises in large edge tree felling and low ground pressure winching, but for those with trees in their garden that need a trim, this work is also covered by Fin Forest Logging. Meanwhile out in the woodland, I asked Rob what the task was for the day. Rob explained; “today we are here to do some Woodland management, as we like to call it; some felling, a bit of forwarding work and some winching in a lovely bit of woodland where we’re running a sustainable management programme.” “We work through the crop, we thin it and we promote good growth in the other trees. The big spruce we have here today will go to local mills like Dougie Ivinson at Melmerby. There’s firewood here for local firewood producers. Then some of it will be used for fencing 3-1’s 3-7’s and 2.5 metres for strainers.”

I had to stop him there. What are strainers you may be thinking and that’s what I asked him because I didn’t have a clue! “Fencing strainers are big fat posts,” explained Rob. So I asked Rob what type of wood we had around us in the woodland on that day. He explained; “mainly European Larch. We’ve got a nice growth of Spruce, Norway and Sitka Spruce, then we’ve got a belt of hardwood, which is mixed hardwood and that’s what a lot of the woodland we work in is, native broad leaf, some larch and bits and pieces.” Looking around us I had to ask the question, relating to cost, many of us might buy a bit of sawn and treated timber for a project. A few of us might buy kindling and logs, but here we were at the root of the production that would eventually end up in our homes. It was clear that quite an investment had been made by Rob’s business. The first bit of machinery we discussed was the Forwarder; well

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to me and you an agri-based forwarder, which is an agriculture tractor with a timber crane mounted on the back, which has a spec with additional baskets (cage drive) that drop in between the two rear wheels to get the trailer through some challenging ground, effectively giving you ‘eight’ wheel drive. With such an investment, then to add in the maintenance and running cost, then the tools and health and safety equipment, how does someone get into this business today? Rob explained; “lads coming into the industry today will be looking at spending around £2,500 on qualifications minimum, then probably £800 - £900 for a chainsaw. Ideally you would need two, a spare, £200 for a pair of boots, £150 for a pair of pants (as in trousers), £50 for a helmet; then you’re running sundries, petrol, oil, mixing oil for your two stroke, so it’s a huge, huge thing to take on. You’ve got to be absolutely sure you want to do it.” After some cutting, we went further into the site, as it was described to me by Rob as he was going to do some winching and skidding. A few hundred yards from the entrance to the site, we came to another piece of forestry equipment know as a Skidder. I asked Rob more about it.

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17-25 focusing on exams, how to cope and what to do next! By Emily Quinn Do half an hour and then get a fifteen-minute break. And don’t go crazy! I know, personally, for me, I can’t do a whole day’s revision as it just doesn’t go in. In total, I can maybe do three hours with breaks on the hour, but that’s just what works for me and we’re all different. Healthy eating is important. It isn’t just a myth parents and teachers tell you to try and get you to eat healthier. In a funny kind of way it stimulates the brain and makes it work (much like breakfast does when it gets your brain ticking in the morning). If you eat healthily, you feel better about yourself and you suddenly get the motivation to want to do useful things with your time and work hard. Rather than get a bag of crisps, why not grab some grapes or pineapple and feel your sensory neurones spring into action! A little bit of exercise maybe? People who know me will know that I do not like exercise and therefore very rarely do. But some fresh air by just going on a walk can actually do magical things to the mind. It calms you down and clears your head of all those negative thoughts. In any stressful situation, I’d advise just getting air to clear your head though because it really does help. Although it’s a rare occurrence for me, running relieves stress too. If your brain is feeling fried or you’re just sitting there feeling empty and you’re staring at a blank screen, stick your joggers on and your headphones and block the world out for 20 minutes and forget about everyone else.

This month I said I’d talk about exam pressure and the stresses of it all, however, by the time you read this, many of you may already have finished your exams. So well done if you’ve got through them. And if not, keep going it’s nearly over. If it makes you feel any better, I don’t finish my exams until the very end of June, but once they’re over, it’s summer!!! If you haven’t quite finished exams yet, you’re probably very nearly there and you’ve probably got the hang of managing everything now, so keep your cool and chill out. Relax into revision and do it in small doses. EdenLocal

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If you’ve finished your exams now, that wind down period after exams is when you have serious chill time. But you could always think about some voluntary work. In all seriousness, if you’re thinking about university, the more life-experience the better and voluntary work is a heart-warming experience. When I finished my GCSE exams I went and helped out at a couple of different primary schools local to me. This has really paid off and gone on to help me; especially when filling out my university applications. Saying you’ve been in that kind of testing, working environment because you wanted to do something to help others really impresses universities. Voluntary work is just a very unselfish activity that I


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think everyone should do at some point. Plus, the experience is something no one else can take away from you once you’ve done it. The self-satisfaction involved in it too is a wonderful feeling. Looking for a part time job is a good idea. Find a place where you can work a couple of shifts a week so you’ve got that little bit of extra money to yourself which you can spend on what you like. You can start to save and build a future for yourself. A proper part time job is one of the stepping stones into adulthood. It also shows you’re maturing. So much so, that you’re ready to take on responsibility and interact and work with other people. I’m yet to set in stone what to write about next month, however, I think it’s going to be very much summer orientated and staying safe. Summer is the time for festivals and parties and it can be very busy. Especially round here, with the Lake District being a number one tourist destination in the summer. I’m just going to look at the importance of thinking about what you’re doing before you do it and awareness of the dangers of summer. But remembering of course to have fun!

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together and organisations working alongside each other. No personal agenda, no cliques or egos, as everybody has the same goal, to make Penrith great and show what we can do when we all work together and draw footfall into our small market town. Everyone and anyone can get involved, whether in a large volunteering way, or in a small way of giving support to the event.”

Continued from page 6 Steven would like to take this opportunity to thank personally Greg Malloy’s Hairdressing for their constant support in all events he has put on, in store where he works at M&Co in the New Squares of Penrith and with the town fashion show. He would also like to thank Justine McCoy, Body Shop @ Home, Cumbria for attending and ensuring all the models looked great and for their donations to the event.

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Steven would like to thank all retailers and other businesses who donated to the raffle and showed support in many other ways to ensure the event was a success and looked great. In Steven’s words; “I feel that these types of events are important for any town, whether it be charity events like this one, or festivals and events in the town centre or about the town. They pull the people of the community together, they get businesses working

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Our thanks to Steven Connelly for sharing his story about a fantastic event which to date has raised £1851.61 with more funds still to be collected. Please enjoy a small selection of the many photos taken by Simon Anderson Photography, Penrith on the night.


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Stoneybeck Inn has been serving customers since the 1800s. In that time, many landlords and landladies have been and gone, each with different ideas on how to make it a success. In the 1890s, Charles Flint from Patterdale combined the pub premises with a shoe and clog business, something you don’t often see in the 21st Century! Since 2007, the current owners have transformed Stoneybeck Inn into a successful restaurant, functions, meetings, conferences and events venue. The modern facilities and luxury accommodation have been developed whilst sympathetically maintaining the character of the original Grade Two listed building. As a family run business, the small team of dedicated staff aim to ensure that customers have a great experience and strongly believe in good customer service and value for money.

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length winching when you fell a tree, take all the branches off it, then drag the whole pole out. That can either be done on the floor or up in the air with a skyline. Sky-lining is great fun, but they are very costly and that is why we have this which looks rather like a hedgerow tractor.” Well when I saw it, I thought it was something that had been left in this quiet woodland for many years, but no, Rob went on to tell me more about his first purchase when he started out. “It was my first purchase. These were built by a company called County, later to become Ford County and they were the first real tractors with proper four wheel drive. Obviously they have equal wheels, so if you imagine the back wheel of a tractor, this has four of them on and these were the cream of forestry machinery in the early sixties. This one is a County 1000 Four, which is a six cylinder with a set of double drum Igland winches which have a pull of about four tonnes per side.” Looking around the back of the vehicle where the winches were, we then talked chains. Rob continued; “these are choker chains, which go through sliders which slide up and down your wire rope. The chain clicks into those; then as you tension your rope up everything tightens EdenLocal

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up; then your log should drag along to where you want it or you can drag it into this plate behind the machine so it picks the end off the ground, hence the word ‘Skidding’ and the tractors are called ‘Skidders’.” So whilst securing the logs, Rob talked about when he started. “It was back in 1994 working for Peter Shields of Carlisle, through Sheffields up on Lazonby Fell. I still remember pole felling Larch for about eight pound a tonne and when you look at the rates today, they’ve probably come on a couple of quid and the cost of doing it has probably doubled. Traditional cutting timber has been a ‘piece rate’ industry so you get paid per tonne that you cut every day, which is alright providing you have good wood, no breakdowns and it’s dry.” Rob explained that the industry is pushing for better day rates. He had a point to make; “the rate has to be appropriate, that shows qualifications, skill level and all the hours, because we are still tagged in the agricultural labour bracket of work so it is very difficult to make it all add up.” But to conclude our interview after a lot of lifting, loading and unloading, sawing, winching, dragging and skidding, Rob said; “at the end of the day, what better office could you be working in like this out here today, but you do it because you love it. There will be days when you think, ‘why am I doing this’, but then I think that’s the same with most jobs.” My thanks to Rob for inviting me out to learn more about local Woodland Management. The full interview will be broadcast on Eden FM 107.5 FM Business Show 2pm to 3pm on 28th June 2017. Meanwhile, I hope the pictures paint a 1000 words or more.

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Continued from page 10 in Eden for many years. We have developed strong links with schools, training providers and crucially employers making Appleby Heritage Centre ideally placed to continue the success of this scheme. Our strong links allow us to provide a wide range of apprenticeship frameworks to help businesses grow, and give young people the opportunity to learn new skills.” Sam Alderson, owner of Biggins Day Nursery, Ravenstonedale and Shining Stars Nursery Appleby said: "We are very keen to work with local training

providers, such as Appleby Training and Heritage Centre. We have employed adult learners and apprentices who have completed their qualifications with the support of Appleby Training and Heritage Centre staff. We are also very grateful to Eden District Council for the financial support which has contributed towards the costs associated with employing two intermediate level apprentices in the current year." Jim Chalmers from Logic Plumbing Heating and Electrical said: “Logic have found the grants a valuable contribution to the cost of employing and training apprentices in the Eden area. They were a factor in deciding to continue to offer apprenticeship opportunities.”

BOUNCEBACKABILITY

statement from Cumbrian Local Publications Ltd As a publication, we have had our fair share of challenges since we set up formally as a limited company over 10 years ago. Some of the biggest challenges we experienced as a business included the relocation to Penrith of what you know as Cumbrian Local Publications Ltd, which was previously Meridian Sport Ltd. We then had to establish a new client base and under the brand of Eden Local in June 2010, the concept was launched with a view to setting up a new media platform. It was to be affordable to any business regardless of its size, but importantly it would help get important news and details out there, not just as a one off advert but with an affordable campaign. As a printed publication through doors, it was the first to be delivered every month of the year in the Eden Valley and it still is. When it printed its first A5 issue that was posted through doors in November 2010, it helped launch two concepts; the one that your hear 24 hours a day that is Eden FM and the one that means you check your Lottery Numbers every week, as the centre page of the first Eden Local magazine included a 4 page pull out introducing the Penrith Lottery and an application form to subscribe.

like many small businesses, we run on a very tight budget. We have covered a lot of ground; some days thinner on the ground than others, hence why you’ll still see me out delivering the magazines along with my family. Seven years ago we were supported by a number of businesses. They didn’t know me and I had only just met them. They didn’t know whether we would be able to deliver what we promised so they took in many ways a risk. We had hiccups. We’ve had to develop our own distribution team which is a core of local people and we’ll always need more. We use a lot of local knowledge to improve what we do. We’ve been caught out with bad payers and company’s making promises, but unlike them we also have a ‘bouncebackability’ attitude to deal with any problems. As a publication we do have businesses like 7 years ago who come to us, that need to be known. Some grow their business too quickly and like us, they couldn’t cope in the early days because what we had created tick many boxes and we understand that in any business, no matter how big or small, mistakes can happen, but importantly we do allow for second chances.

Ninety-four publications in Cumbria later, the Eden Local magazine along with many other publications means that about 1.2 million magazines have been posted through doors. Without checking back in great detail, but based on several seasons of being a match day programme editor prior to setting up the company, I had the experience of working on about 400 publications previously.

Many people who know me, know I have supported many people in work and in business and have given them second chances, because I believe people and businesses sometimes need a second chance in life and in business in order to put things right. Some, however, are not this way inclined. Through feedback we do know the importance of putting things right and having the chance to do so.

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New Crime Thriller Exposes Dark Side of Idyllic Lake District Men On The Hill, a new crime thriller from author Oliver E Cadam which is published today [June 2], gives the traditional image of an idyllic Lake District a fascinating twist, exposing a grubby underbelly of family feuds, mindless violence, failing business and shadowy criminal gangs. As well as a fast-paced murder mystery, the book also reflects the upheaval of modern day Britain with topical themes that will strike a chord with readers across Cumbria, including political and social unrest, the effects of austerity and environmental concerns about rural vandalism. Men On The Hill is the second of Oliver E Cadam’s novels to feature Detective Chief Inspector David Lehrer, an experienced copper wearied by a long career fighting drug gangs, people traffickers, child abusers and murderers in London. As his retirement nears, DCI Lehrer hopes for a taste of the simple life and a fresh start when he relocates to a house overlooking Lake Windermere with his new wife. But he is drawn back into a world of crime and violence which threatens to shatter the lives of two neighbouring families living on a remote Cumbrian hill-top.

inspired by the deportation of convicts to Tasmania. Men On The Hill will be available in Paperback and e-book formats from major online book retailers from June 2nd 2017.

To win a signed copy of Oliver Cadam's Men on the Hill Answer this simple question: What is the first thing you see that catches your eye on Oliver's his home page? Send your correct answer to Oliver at the email below. All correct answers will be drawn out of a hat on the Eden FM breakfast show after the 9 o/c news on Friday 30th June Email: oliver@oliverecadam.com Website: www.oliverecadam.com Twitter: @OliverEC_Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/

The author, who has lived in Cumbria and visits regularly, said he was inspired by the landscape and beauty of the Lake District, but also intrigued by what would happen if his fictional detective stumbled on a major crime story there. “Location can be a really important part of a book and in this case poor old DCI Lehrer thinks he is getting away from it all so that he can enjoy the great outdoors and escape his past, but he’s actually walking into one of the most difficult cases of his career!” As an admirer of writers like Jo Nesbo and Ian Rankin, Cadam said his main aim was to create a gripping, entertaining read with strong characters and plenty of plot twists. But writing the book also gave him a chance to explore some very contemporary issues: “Much of the drama in the book results from social and economic turmoil, relationships between neighbours breaking down and how crime thrives on chaos.” Not an author to let the grass grow under his feet, Oliver is already contemplating his next books. He’s hoping to bring back DCI Lehrer for another fast-paced thriller and is exploring ideas for a historical novel EdenLocal

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Penrith BID is to be congratulated for the outstanding floral displays appearing in Penrith again this year. The Community Gardeners are adding their own ‘quirky’ touch with planters in Gt Dockray and other ‘grey’ spots around the town. A new group of church volunteer gardeners has started to replant St Andrews Churchyard and the Town Council is supporting a couple of planting projects involving young people. Penrith will be judged for the Cumbria in Bloom Awards during the first two weeks of July and will represent Cumbria in the Britain in Bloom Competition so the pressure is on to get the town looking its best. Wouldn’t it be great to win a national competition?

‘Stepping up’ Louise Armstrong got involved as a community gardening volunteer when she realised she could help improve Gt Dockray, where she lives. Every morning she walks the area picking up litter. Last year she badgered the District Council to get the car park borders upgraded and replanted. Not satisfied with one of the borders she has replanted it herself this year. Her pride and joy at the moment are the quirky planters she is nurturing; one outside Vaseys, EdenLocal

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featuring vegetables and the other outside Jacksons the butchers with a selection of herbs growing out of suitcases. Louise continues to encourage and support businesses to make this a special area of the town and is co-ordinating Gt Dockray’s entry in the Cumbria in Bloom ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ Section. ‘Stepping up’ is something we are all encouraged to do especially in preparation for the Cumbria in Bloom judging. The judges can go to any part of the town including industrial and residential estates, so how does the area between your front door and the road look? Does it need a sweep or weeds pulling out? In some areas the road sweeper never gets a clear run at sweeping the gutter, but 2 minutes with a brush can make all the difference.

Forthcoming event: Why not join the group litter pick tackling some of the town’s grot spots prior to the judging. Meet at the front of Sainsburys Saturday 1st July 10-12pm. For further information and to request pick up sticks and hi- viz jackets, contact Tina Morris 07976331018 morris.t@nimrodvet.co.uk

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Come Alive at Five this summer

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Photograph: Clive Hutchby © Clive Hutchby The 2017 Memorial Lecture is to be held at 6 pm on Saturday 7 October at the Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, and will be delivered by Clive Hutchby. Clive is author of The Wainwright Companion and for the past four years, has been walking in Wainwright’s footsteps whilst revising Alfred Wainwright's Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells. Books One, Two Three & Four (The Eastern Fells, The Far Eastern Fells, The Central Fells and The Southern Fells) have already been published. Clive is undertaking the research for Book Five: The Northern Fells during 2017. Clive first came to the Lake District aged 12 climbing his first fell, Catbells on an unforgettable holiday. He is a former newspaper journalist, having edited publications in the UK, USA and Ireland, and is now a writer, designer and photographer. He lives in the Lake District National Park.

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We have a new pitch!

Well I could go into great detail but what I will add is that the pictures here give you a better idea of the work involved and I did actually go to the media release to get photos but thanks to Karl Collinson (Penrith AFC) for the photos, Barry Cooper (Communication Officer EDC) here is the press release for those who may have missed what has been going on in preparation for the 2017-18 season. The interviews I recorded with Billy Williams (Club Chairman) and Ian Parker (Leisure Services Officer, EDC) will be played in the business show between 2- 3pm on the Wednesday 28th June on Eden FM. Frenchfield Park Stadium, the home of Penrith AFC is having significant works undertaken EdenLocal

to improve the condition of the playing surface. Eden District Council which leases the ground to Penrith AFC, has been working in partnership for some period of time to address concerns the Club was experiencing with its playing surface. The Council’s Executive resolved to support the pitch works by approving a supplementary estimate of £18,500 in April 2017. The Council has also submitted a grant application to the Football Stadium Improvement Fund to meet 50% of the costs. Following the receipt of quotations the Council appointed Duncan Ross Ltd of Ormskirk, Lancs to undertake the improvement works

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which include removal of the grass surface, installing sand banding to aid drainage, cultivating and seed bed preparation and seeding the playing area. Work commenced on Wednesday 17 May 2017 and the first element of the scheme was completed on the evening Friday 19 May. The contractor will return to the facility in a further six weeks to vertidrain (de-compacting the soil on the pitch to allow air in and improve drainage) the playing area and apply a fertilizer treatment. Eden District Council’s Leisure Services Officer, Ian Parker, said: “Following the approvals from the Council’s Executive we were very quickly able to get Duncan Ross to commence works. Regular liaison during the works between


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the Council, Club Officials and the Contractor has ensured the project has proceeded as planned to the satisfaction of all concerned. Duncan Ross should be credited for the exemplary performance of his personnel who have worked to complete the first phase of the works in only three days.”

Ian White, the Secretary of Penrith AFC, said: “We are delighted with the work undertaken by Duncan Ross Ltd and are grateful for the financial support from Eden District Council, which has made this possible. Hopefully, this will resolve the long-standing problems with the pitch.”

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