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Welcome to our 11th edition of your free community publication, Eden Local. Work has already commenced on our 12th edition and our 3rd Eating Out in Eden Supplement is also underway. I am pleased to announce that we have six new businesses joining us this month. My thanks to all of them and our existing business supporters. Our CA Business project is also now picking up interest. More details are on page 30.

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In this month’s publication, we take to the world stage at Lowther Estate with the World Sheep Dog Trials, Food and Country Festival, following a string of stories and updates which first started back in January here in Eden Local. The last update is on pages 4 and 5. Since I finished the August edition in mid July, I have been out visiting more locations in Eden Valley, discovering businesses and places that I haven’t been to before. Some of these are covered this month and some I will return to. I had a few days down in Appleby, which included meeting Maurice Walton at the Appleby Creamery. This began after I bought some organic Brie from Cocklakes Farm Shop Follow us and it was fantastic, so I called Maurice and went to Appleby on facebook the next day. I also linked this with a trip to High Cup Wines World Sheep Dog Trials, Food and Country Festival 4 - 5 at Townhead Farm, Keisley, Murton, where I met with Ron and Angela Barker and yes, I had a sip and a sample and I Come On Girls 6 picked up some wine to go with that cheese. Winning numbers Penrith Lottery 7 The find of the month for me, however, was when I met R & S Plant, Monumental Locksmiths 7 Karl Phillips, the proprietor of the Sweet Briar Restaurant, Local fruit and veg now ready to order online 8 which is in the Wild Rose Park at Ormside. The menu was How many reasons do you need? 9 a discovery, but I really thought about the wine when I saw the wood pigeon on the board. The product that really House of Fairy Tales 10 inspired me was one created through inspiration, the Going Mediterranean in Temple Sowerby 10 range of Ruby’s Relishes, Chutneys and Jams made by Wave of challenge to tradition 11 Karl. It is something I would like to share with you, I mean Tawa Michely 12 really share. The full story is on page 14 and the Ruby range is now available in 5 outlets in Penrith. Well, you Big names, big venue, local business 13 didn’t think I could leave them in Appleby did you? With A walk on the wild side 14 my cheese and my chutneys, the last stop was Maggie’s Dispelling the Myths that surround Solar PV 15 Bakery, just downstairs from the office at Sandgate. It’s The Eden Property Gallery 16 - 17 networking, but not with business cards, besides cards don’t taste as good! Eden Valley Experience 18 - 19 Order online to Eden & the UK at Sandwell 20 The next Eden Local will be released around 22nd September. You can read it online for free at The Show will go on at NBM 20 www.edenlocal.co.uk and all the previous issues of Eden Redesign Ruth 21 Local. To catch up with where I am and more about the Recruiting the right employees 22 stories as they develop up until print, log on to our Facebook ‘Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing’ 23 page. Here’s hoping it turns out to be nice again! Peaks and Pathways – Nick Wells 24 Lee Quinn, Editor/Director Eden Local Ltd The full range outdoor 24 Phone: 01768 899111 / 07881 530085 At your leisure in Wild Rose Park 25 Email: info@edenlocal.co.uk QEGS & UCC updates 27 - 29 Penrith Girls Triumph 28 www.edenlocal.co.uk Out of the area subscribe to Eden Local for £22.00 Sam Scotts Reward card a big hit 29 (12 issues posted to UK mainland) CA is the business 30 Front cover photo, Counting sheep by Tommy Martin It’s a mini centre 31 Eden Local Notice: Eden Local prints various articles, features, and advertisements. Although these appear

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15th-18th September 2011 “Come and see some of the great trade stands, entertainment and craft taking part in the World Sheep Dog Trails, Food & Country Festival” To open this fantastic event we have a parade taking place in Penrith on Wednesday 15th September around 5pm. This is an opportunity for local people to see all the competitors from around the globe and their dogs. Come and see George Bowman leading the procession, which includes a brass band. The parade may cause a short delay to your journey home, so please stay in town and come along and watch. There are in the region of 70 trade stands including Made in Cumbria, attending the event, with a live craft village demonstrating skills from rope making, leather work, weaving and rug making to name but a few. Please come and see what’s on offer.

Here are a few examples of what’s happening on site over the four days: There will be a full programme of events in the display arena to entertain all, these will include: Duck herding, Circus skills, Lurcher racing a display from the Fell Pony Society, Sheep racing, Jive Pony, a display of Alpacas and Katie Cropper on horse back working her sheep dog. Thursday also welcomes some of our local schools, so lets hope you have a great day. The highlight of Friday is a visit from Matt Baker, Strictly Come Dancing Champion, Countryfile & The One Show Presenter. See Matt in action running a dog at the event. Come and join us each evening from Thursday 15th September for some quality food and entertainment. Everyone is welcome. Sunday see’s the crème de crème competing for the World Sheep Dog Trial Champion, so make sure you have a good seat and enjoy the great presentation. We look forward to seeing you there and hope you have a great day. Clare Savins, Organising Secretary

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It’s the article I’ve been waiting to do for some time and with us almost approaching a complete year of covering the farming year with the Hodgson family at Carleton Hall Farm, Penrith, it was time to write the story that is somewhat different to the crop articles. You get to read and see many documentaries on dairy farming. Neil’s set up is a ‘micro’ dairy I suppose. Since I’ve known Neil, which hasn’t been long, the future of the dairy set up has been debatable. Running a herd of 35 Friesians isn’t that cost effective when you add in the bills and the standards you need to maintain. The commitment means that every morning at 8 o’ clock the cows are milked. They then walk down from the shed, which is at the farm on the A686, opposite the shop and walk down the road, through the underpass to Frenchfield. The day’s grazing field sits between the River Eamont and the A66, not far from Brougham castle. I joined Neil and the all round helper, Rachel, who you generally see in the shop at weekends. Being a Sunday afternoon and the shop was now closed, Rachel was going to help with milking and the feeding of the calves. A ritual performed every day around 4- 4.15pm, is that Neil drives down to the field in his white van and rounds up the cows. ‘The girls’ complete their end of day routine EdenLocal

by walking back under the A66, up the hill towards Carleton via the road that leads to Frenchfield and runs alongside Hunter Hall School. Then just at the top of the hill before the Cross Keys, ‘the girls’ all turn left into the field at the farm. Rachel was at the top waiting for them and opened the gate. The bull’s enthusiasm was noted as he strolled over to welcome them with a 3 minute outburst of mooing! It’s a good three quarters of a mile walk before they finally form an orderly queue at the door to the shed and they can take that weight off their hooves. It’s so routine, the way they just walk in the door, look up and down for an empty slot in the line and one by one, step up to be milked. Then when they’re done, they step out and walk out of the other door. So simple, so natural, so routine and 45 minutes later it was all done! This is the nature of the business that the Hodgson family have undertaken twice a day for over 30 years. As the tradition of this everyday established routine hits head on the costs of the current day and the effects of prices being driven up by supermarket chains, small dairy farms could become a part of history. Maybe it will become a case of something that we refer to, as once there was, as opposed to there is a small dairy farm at Carleton.

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On line all in good time

We have to go back to February 2011, when I first sat down with David, his family and business partner Mark, to discuss their business and the concept of how a locally established business has over the last 20 years been delivering its fruit and veg to local catering companies, restaurants and hotels.

of the web development, has spent hours working with the system and coaching Kirsty. Now is the time for www.starfruitsonline.co.uk

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The regular customers would and still do go into the shop in Angel Square. They select what they need and David or one of the Starfruits team would drop shopping off whilst doing their rounds. In the April issue of Eden Local, Starfruits decided to go to the next stage, offering what it does best, delivering to your door. Behind the scenes a lot had to start changing if the business was to move forward in home deliveries and still maintain its services in delivering quality and freshness. The progress would need to be gradual.

Do try this at home! Many of you will not want to, but for some it is long overdue. Some things have to remain the same, just like the other day when I was in the Starfruits Cumbrian call centre. This is the cupboard like space to the left of the counter where David, or whoever is manning the phone, or the fax waits like a praying mantis, but with cat like reaction pounces on the phone when it rings. Anyway, there were two calls whilst I was discussing the logics of logistics with David. The first call was requiring fresh tomatoes and fresh basil for soup. I can’t remember the main but the dessert was for local Victoria plums for a crumble. Salvation for local food or was it salivation at the thought! The next call, testing that cat like reaction once again, was another regular customer with a request that started with, ‘What do you have in that’s local today’. This to me says it all. I was only just recovering from the plums. When was the last time you had this conversation with a local greengrocer? Anyway the conversation obviously moved to David reeling off a list. The answer came back, ‘Can I have some courgettes?’ David’s response was, ‘What colour green, yellow or both?’

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To achieve the new directions and keep the existing customers happy, the concept agreed was to add and give the Starfruits existing customers and new customers the choice. My task was to help David review and assist him and his team with a plan. The resources were there and the capacity was there. With a fresh delivery arriving everyday Monday to Saturday, the delivery vans would still be on the road every morning. The addition since that first meeting and subsequent meetings that followed is that now there is an additional van and an additional driver. David’s wife Jane is now back in the shop and Kirsty their daughter has been coached in the art of building on her IT skills and setting up www.starfruitsonline.co.uk .

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Six months on, the vans are out all day everyday, the new shop is now open. The new shop manager is Kirsty, working on a computer developing the new online shop. To get this process started meant looking for a local business to take on the web development. Nigel Holmes of Eden Valley Websites was to me the only choice. I convinced the team at Starfruits to give it go. Nigel as part

Now the question for you is ‘How much do you want this type of service?’ The appreciation society can be found when placing an order on 01768 890255. In some areas it’s as simple as logging on to www.starfruitsonline.co.uk selecting your order and delivery to your door. By 1st November 2011 Starfruits online will be available across the Eden Valley with fruit, veg and a whole range of other products.

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How many reasons do you need to visit Cocklakes?

Set back from the road on the A66 west of Penrith, opposite the Sportsman Pub, it’s a short drive to a whole lot of activity and savings.

piece of meat hung for 21 days, cut and then cooked to order. When was the last time you actually saw your food selected and prepared in this way?

Probably the newest farmshop and tea room around, with the support of a butchery counter, which guarantees locally sourced meat, matured 21 day hung beef, pork sourced locally from Saddleback pigs at Cockermouth, with bacon and other meats smoked on site. The facility, being a part of Highgate Turkeys, assures you of the freshest poultry.

Apart from supporting local producers and being a producer, Cocklakes has now cooked up its new range of homemade pies and something else which is worth a thought, is that it’s always worth a call to Cocklakes if you find yourself short of time, because with deliveries going out everyday across the region, if there is a van en route in your area, they may be able to deliver to your door.

There can’t be many places where you can choose from a large range of sausages to try before you buy. My experience of the steak baguette when I visited recently, was whilst my wife placed my order in the Rod & Reel Tea Room, I was talking to John on the meat counter. John was then passed the steak order, he pulled the joint off the counter, place it on to the board and took off a slice, which then when straight into the kitchen. If ever there was a fresh taste, or if ever you think about fast food, what are your thoughts? Would they be of a fresh

Meanwhile, here are some more reasons to visit Cocklakes this September:

p 3 Chickens for £10 p 5lb of Stewing Steak

for £12.50 p 5lb of Lean Steak mince for £10 p Topside of Beef reduce from £9.62 per kilo to £7.50 per Kilo

You can Fish it, try it, bake it and buy it at Cocklakes Opening times: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Troutbeck, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0SG. 01768 487 060

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Eden House of Fairy Tales For every Prince and every Princess there is a ball and castle, to make a birthday success We can recreate an object, a scene or theme so come in and talk to us about creating your dream. Special occasions, Seasonal celebration, Birthdays, Engagements, Weddings, Christenings, Retirements, Corporate or even a gift, traditional or innovative.

Eden House of Cakes Sandgate House Penrith CA11 7TJ Tel: 01768 899225 Email: info@edenhouseofcakes.com

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Mediterranean Seafood Night Friday 16th September The perfect venue for a private function, wedding, christening or just a relaxing meal.

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10% off any meal taken in the restaurant valid until the end of 2011. Minimum spend of ÂŁ15.00 per person, not valid on bank holidays, voucher must be handed in to claim discount.

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The Wave of change challenging tradition Last month working with Frank Jackson, we re-traced the history of his heritage as a local family butcher, which started back in 1873. I moved to Cumbria from a town where the local butcher, greengrocer, fishmonger and independent grocer were only represented by the town museum. In the Eden Valley, the landscape in Penrith has changed forever, like a strong wave coming in, we either ride it or we drown in it. We are on the eve of supermarket wars. The wave, as it builds, it sucks up momentum and energy, then it crashes on the shore. So far inland, who would have thought we are in danger of potential erosion? We can’t stop the tide of change but we can ride it. Jackson’s are one of many thinking ahead, who will be competing for the Eden Valley pound and will continue to for years to come. Tradition, quality and family are the roots of the business. They are a link in a ‘community’ chain that leads to sourcing products in the Eden Valley and Cumbria, which means that as a business, they are a part and an important link with other local businesses in that chain. Will the anchor hold? You only have to look at the chalk board on the counter in Jackson’s and you’ll recognise local names, producing local meat, supplied to Jackson’s and other butchers. It’s time to put out the stall, the sea defences. There won’t be any packaging stating that the products are Cumbrian, or that they taste traditional. These things are as they were in 1873, so Jackson’s won’t need to state what you already know. At the time of this short update and at its point of release, we’ll all be coming back from holiday and the focus for many is saving for Christmas. The tradition of the 25th December comes at a price. At Jackson’s we want you not to worry and have less pressure on the day. From 1st September, we invite you and your family to join the Jackson’s Family Butchers in preparing you and helping your budget for the big day. It’s September and whilst many people will be thinking Christmas parties by the end of the month, as we move into October here at Jackson’s, we are thinking ‘turkeys’. Sign up for your Christmas meat now and with regular visits to Jackson’s, your Christmas dinner could be a lot less than it was in 2010. Supporting your local butchers now means Christmas vouchers now, which means a cheaper Christmas dinner, without any compromise on quality. Just to add a bit of Christmas spice, to celebrate 138 years of local business, The first 1873 customers placing their turkey orders before October 1st will get £10 off their Christmas order, placed from November 1st they will get £5 off their Christmas order. Further rewards and discounts will be included for all customers signing up between now and 1st December (conditions apply)

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From the chopping board to the table We have covered almost 12 months eating our way through the signature dishes on the menu at Indiagate. My thanks to Abu for sharing the passion behind the dishes and inviting me to research the origin behind the ingredients and how the food has evolved over the centuries. Our closing dish Abu explained to me, can account for 50% of the Indian diet and is one of the healthy options associated with Indian cuisine. This ingredient is generally very healthy. Our final dish in our series of from the chopping board to the table is Tawa Michely, which reads on the menu as Pan Fried Salmon with coriander, turmeric and onions served with traditional medium strength sauce. Tawa is a flat pan and Michely means fish. Why salmon? Well Abu raised the point that eating with your fingers is common in India and boney fish is not easy to deal with, so staying with this, the best substitute is salmon. It’s close to or the nearest you’ll get to the types of large fresh fish in the rivers of India. Although salmon wasn’t the catch on the Brahmaputa, that is one of the major rivers of Asia, there are around 200 species of fish. This was the river that Abu referred to and he did name a few fish and described a gold fish with barbs, which I searched for. I then discovered fly fishing in India, which included the Golden Mahseer and then in the north, brown trout and rainbow trout! The Brahmaputra’s source is the Chemayungdung Glacier, which covers the slopes of the Himalayas about 60 miles (100 km) south east of Lake

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Mapam in south western Tibet. So this is where it starts and it flows some 1,800 miles (2,900 km) from its source in the Himalayas to its confluence with the Ganges (Ganga) River, after which the mingled waters of the two rivers empty into the Bay of Bengal. Along its course, it passes through the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, and Bangladesh. For most of its length, the river serves as an important inland waterway; it is not, however, navigable between the mountains of Tibet and the plains of India. It is an important river for irrigation and transportation. The average depth of the river is 124 feet (38 m) and the maximum depth is 380 feet (120 m). The question is can you be tempted from the norm and try the Indiagate Tawa Michely? Abu would welcome the opportunity to introduce more fish dishes. Over the year, Abu and the Indiagate team have had some great feedback about the featured dishes and would like to thank all those customers for trying the different options. With access to fresh salmon from a local supplier, Indiagate will be looking forward to preparing the Tawa Michely and they hope to introduce a larger variety of fresh fish dishes.

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Sol Bernstein Sol Bernstein is the comic creation of Steve Jameson, himself a top comedy performer, many years ago, and in 2003 Sol’s first solo show at the Edinburgh Festival came out to rave reviews The legend that is Sol Bernstein escaped the Pogroms in Russia, the Nazis in Germany and Mosleys blackshirts in London, went on to become the World’s 1st all-round entertainer. He’s a song and dance man, a comedian, a magician, an actor, an amazing ventriloquist (with his suitcase friend Mr Pinkus) a Jazz musician (Sol was rated as the Best Triangle player in the USA in the 50’s by performers like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington ). Also rated the best impersonator ever!!

Jacques Barrett A powerhouse of performance, Jacques has been carving up stages with his brand of insightful observational and impressionistic comedy for seven years now. On the forefront of Sydney’s rapidly expanding comedy scene, Jacques is among a talented bunch of rising Australian stars who’s unique brand of performance take a crowd on a journey they never thought possible.

John Warburton Combining one-liners, observational comedy and the occasional song, John’s routine lends itself to a wide range of clubs and audiences. John is a sure fire hit with any crowd. John has headlined comedy shows from Doncaster to Dubai, and recently seen on Coronation Street, as Barry Sidwell, John makes his big screen debut in 2009 alongside Robert Carlyle, in big budget action thriller The Tournament.

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A walk on the wild side

As a local person living in Penrith or the surrounding areas, would I visit the Wild Rose Caravan Park at Ormside near Appleby? Would you? Are you ever having a taste dilemma, in search of a restaurant that can give you that something different, that something special, that doesn’t come with a price tag from a different world.

To live in the Eden Valley is to enjoy the Eden Valley. I met up with Karl Phillips who is the chef and heads up the family business at Sweet Briar restaurant, which is based at the Wild Rose Caravan Park. He is a man with a passion for food, drive and enthusiasm, which when put on a plate gives you the taste of the wild side of Cumbria. Freshly selected foods, cultivated from the farms around us, it is special and a taste I’ve only found here in Eden, but here I was talking relishes, jams, pickles and chutneys made by hand, using any and every ingredient possible and sourced locally. From hedgerows and from the fields and fells situated around the restaurant, Karl’s favourites are wild mushrooms and wild garlic. I couldn’t help but notice that wood pigeon was on the specials board. Karl goes out with his young daughter, Ruby, in search of what can be sourced from the land. In their family vegetable garden, Ruby plays a big part and in the walks with her dad, she spends many exciting times in search of local produce for the restaurant, the wild way. This is a long way from the Pizzeria in Marske by the Sea, a small town on the North East coast, just south of Redcar. Originally Karl was helping out, but he then ran the restaurant for 4 years. An up and coming chef on the move, he had developed a talent, a taste and a love for Mediterranean techniques and cuisine, but his other passion was the Lakes camping and walking at every opportunity. This is where Karl’s career got serious, starting as a trainee comis chef, he worked his way around and up the ladder in the kitchens to second chef and then finally became head chef. This was all accomplished in Cumbria and he is living the dream of having his own family business in a place where he always aspired to live. I believe this is one of the best experiences you will have in Eden Valley, of wild food on a plate. Karl has been working for over 20 years, establishing his tastes, perfecting his recipes and his innovation continues, with his team and his family in their business at the restaurant. In the autumn, Ruby’s Delicatessen will be opening on Bridge Street in Appleby. Inspired by the wild, you can now take a ‘Taste of the Wild’ home. Ruby’s Relishes, Jams and Pickles are available from the restaurant and also available from Jackson’s Butchers, Penrith, Cocklakes Farm Shop, Troutbeck, Starfruits Angel Square and Starfruitsonline.co.uk delivered to your door and from Cranston’s Food Hall, Penrith. To make a reservation at the restaurant, please call 07859 902 445. Yes it’s a mobile number because chances are, Karl will be foraging or cooking when you call! Sweet Briar Restaurant Ormside, Appleby, Cumbria, CA16 6EJ EdenLocal

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Dispelling the Myths that surround Solar PV

Over the last 4 months I have been covering various aspects and areas of solar energy with Ewen Estill the managing director of Love Solar, This month we look at solar PV and try to dispel some of the myths that surround this exceptional green growth technology and look at the potential of solar PV in taking the UK towards its commitments to source 15% of its electricity from renewable sources. In 2008, the total UK CO2 emissions were 533 million tonnes. 27% (144 million tonnes) of those emissions came from the energy we use to heat, light and power our homes. The average household creates around five and a half tonnes of CO2 a year. Just one 1Kwp of PV installed, saves approximately half a tonne of CO2 per year. (4 solar PV modules = 1Kwp) All facts below have been taken from the Renewable Energy Association website, http://www.r-e-a.net/documentlibrary/press- releases/ 110224SolarFactCheckerFINAL. pdf please follow the link below to find out more or take a look at Love Solar Ltd Website www.love-solar.co.uk

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MYTH: Solar is a marginal tech FACT: Solar is the fastest growing energy generation technology in the world MYTH: The UK is cloudy and wet and not suited to solar FACT: The UK has a similar solar resource to Germany, the world’s largest PV market which last year installed more than double the capacity the UK plans in total to 2020. While systems in Mediterranean countries produce more solar power, they do so less efficiently due to higher temperatures and you might be surprised to learn that ‘in the summer months performance is only marginally better as longer day lengths in more northerly latitudes compensates for the lower light intensity in the UK’. Source: PV MYTH: Solar pv is happening on a small scale FACT: More solar capacity was installed than any other renewable technology across Europe last year. Solar pv now powers around 10 million EU homes. The UK has the lowest plans for solar of all the big EU economies – and even less than Belgium! MYTH: Solar power is expensive FACT: The cost of solar has dropped faster than any other technology

over past decades with each doubling of capacity resulting in a 20% drop in technology cost. Solar has the potential to be the cheapest power generation source in the world. All commentators expect solar to reach grid parity (same price as grid electricity) in nearly all countries in most market sectors before 2020. MYTH: Solar can’t deliver much power in the UK FACT: South facing roofs and facades alone could deliver around a third of UK electricity supply. The technical potential using other roofs and ground-mounted systems goes well beyond total UK electricity demand. Note that even flat roofs receive 90% of an optimum system in the UK. MYTH: All the PV is Chinese so there’s no point FACT: The UK manufactures 4% of global solar cells, 19 companies are involved in UK solar cell manufacture and R&D, over 60 UK companies are involved in the manufacturing supply chain, over 2000 companies supply solar PV. Asian cells can be remanufactured into UK building integrated products. While new manufacturing is important, 80% of jobs are in installation.

Tel: 01768 353 352 Mob: 07775 897980 www.love-solar.co.uk phone: 01768 899111 / 01768 862394

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Beacon Edge | Penrith

£250,000

Brackenthwaite | Penrith

Brunswick Road | Penrith

£190,000

Fallowfield | Colby

Petteril View | Laithes

£360,000

Stonebeck Grange | Thomas Close £675,000

Spacious traditional with contemporary, 4 bedrooms over 3 floors, bath, shower, open plan kitchen/living, sitting, shared yard. Penrith 01768 869000 www.edenestateagents.co.uk

Classic mid terrace, 4 bedrooms over 3 floors, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, utility, sitting room, dining room, small rear garden Penrith 01768 869000 www.edenestateagents.co.uk

Detached cottage, lovely patio and garden, 4 bedrooms, bathroom, wetroom, living room, kitchen, utility, dining room, garage, parking Penrith 01768 869000 www.edenestateagents.co.uk

£450,000

Detached with garden & private grounds, 4 bedrooms, for full modernisation, kitchen, pantry, 2 receptions, sitting room, bathroom, garaging, parking Penrith 01768 869000 www.edenestateagents.co.uk

£389,000

Immaculate detached bungalow, lovely gardens, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen diner, utility, living room, sitting room, garage, parking Penrith 01768 869000 www.edenestateagents.co.uk

Exceptional barn conversion in large gardens, 6 bedrooms, dining kitchen, utility, 4 receptions, conservatory, garaging, parking Penrith 01768 869000 www.edenestateagents.co.uk

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It’s a Buyers’ Market but where are the buyers? The Land Registry tell us that the average price of a detached or semi-detached house in our county fell by over 8% over the period from August 2008 to June this year, with ups and downs along the way.

Broomrigg Crescent | Ainstable

£285,000

Detached bungalow, large hall, 3 double bedrooms (1 e/s), bathroom, kitchen, utility, dining, double garage, parking , lovely gardens Penrith 01768 869000 www.edenestateagents.co.uk

For the last 4 months these average prices have remained pretty constant. Interest rates are at historically lowest levels with Bank rate at 0.5%. Our clients are keen to sell and prepared to negotiate on their prices. We have seen an influx of interesting, quality houses onto our books in recent weeks, giving buyers at all price levels something good to look at. Lots of browsers are looking at property on the Internet and viewings continue in recent months at a consistent level.

High Bank House | Langwathby £399,995

Superb detached, 5 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower, fab garden, views, dining kitchen, 2 receptions, double garage, parking Penrith 01768 869000 www.edenestateagents.co.uk

And yet ... the number of house sales in Cumbria continuing to be at low levels, according to the Land Registry - at less than half of the levels in 2007. So, if you take a long term view, is now the time to buy? If you are a serious buyer, we have serious and motivated sellers. Come and talk to us about what you’re looking for and we can introduce you to some great properties.

Development Opportunity Building Plot for Sale Offers over £50,000 The Meadows | Cliburn

£360,000

Spacious detached, four double bedrooms, two ensuites, bathroom, sitting, dining, dining kitchen, utililty, garage, front and rear gardens Penrith 01768 869000 www.edenestateagents.co.uk

A plot of land measuring about 400 m2 located towards the edge of Bolton village on the Colby road with Eden DC outline planning consent for the construction of a single dwelling. Penrith 01768 869000

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Presentation, presentation, presentation


Windows, Doors, Kitchens, Bedr Eden Valley Windows have been serving the community in Eden and across Cumbria for over 25 years, specialising in a number of areas that would fit under the title of general home improvements. Recently I took a walk into the showroom in the centre of town to catch up with Dale Edmondson, the managing director and find out more about how one company can offer so much, which includes windows, doors, conservatories, orangeries, kitchens, bedrooms and now they can offer solar. I wanted to push Dale on why should a predominantly local window company take on solar, when there are companies out there specialising in solar and home improvements. Are they taking on too much and jumping on the bandwagon? In simple terms, he explained that there were some good, established companies in Cumbria, but not many and in a very short time there would be a lot more and the larger multi national glazing companies had already started this process. Building on this, other double glazing businesses in the North West would also be doing this. Dale added that ‘as an established local business in the community, Eden Valley property owners have recognised for over 25 years that as a leading double glazing installer and repair company, we work closely with

our customers to make sure they get exactly what they need, within their budget, without compromising the quality and service. That is why much of our business has grown through repeat business and recommendations from our customers’. Dale went on to add that ’Eden Valley Windows are a locally based business and for many years have come with the support and guarantee of Network Veka. We are listed as the only windows, conservatories and doors agent in this area. Working with Eden Valley Windows Ltd, Network Veka has the national solution with the neighbourly approach. It is a unique organisation with the overriding commitment to policing a series of strict national rules, standards and guarantees, governing more than 140 independent local home improvement companies all around Britain and Ireland’. I explained to Dale that I get the bit about being local, but fitting windows is somewhat different to fitting solar and having experience in windows isn’t 25 years in solar. The short answer from Dale was, ‘is there anyone with 25 years experience fitting solar’? Good answer and as it was further explained, being an established company, with a proven track record, Eden Valley Windows is sourcing the best materials and

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, Conservatories rooms & Solar like any company faced with a new product, all its employees from the top down have been involved in product and installation training. Eden Valley Windows will be working with reputable existing solar businesses and networks to achieve and get the best for its customers, so they will continue to build on its established reputation. After all, the energy efficiency at home has a lot to do with windows, doors and insulation, right down to the energy usage of things like appliances and lighting. This is something tackled every day with every installation. There are cheaper windows, there are cheaper conservatories but a saving in cash now, isn’t always a savings in energy efficiency. The full energy efficiency package is where Eden Valley will be keen to focus, working with local businesses keeping the projects local and costs affordable without compromising quality. Dale explained that green energy is about responsibility, Eden Valley Windows as a business have a responsibility to save and now create energy for their customers.There are many guarantees out there but one Eden Valley Windows can always maintain, is that it’s not just a phone call away but generally minutes away. To conclude, Dale added ‘Based on what we know, home improvements in PVC-U are built to last. So if they are

going to be with you for a long time, it’s worth investing a little time now to look into some of the choices and some of the pitfalls that can guide you to making the right decision. The same goes with all our installations, whether this be in kitchens, bedrooms, solar and all Eden Valley Windows products’.

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As a final point ‘Probably the most important part of that decision is which company you should choose to carry out the work. The Windows industry with such a chequered reputation now has an add on, which is solar and when the dubious operators can look every bit as credible as the true professionals, where do you start? The simple answer is to take control. Don’t wait to be ‘sold at’ and don’t be pressured into accepting too-goodto-be- true-offers. Never rush into a decision, especially with unbelievable ‘sign now’ offers and never be pushed into taking out loans if you don’t need them or if you don’t like the terms’. Eden Valley Windows Ltd is your local home improvements specialist, based in the centre of Penrith, employing local people, working with local residents. Our doors are always open and if you are not walking into town to see us, we do have free parking. Using Eden Valley Windows is an investment in your future.

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THINKING OF SELLING YOUR HOME? It is a proven fact that buyers are willing to pay a higher price for a home they do not have to spend a lot of time and money into putting right! Therefore, when selling your home, you must ensure it looks as inviting and spacious as possible, so that buyers can imagine themselves living there. There are a number of ways of doing this that will cost next to nothing, yet will contribute greatly to increasing the value of your home. The objective of property presentation (home staging) is to spend as little money as possible to get the best price for your home. By using much of what the client already owns – but by de-cluttering, de-personalising, neutralising and re-arranging, I can help to achieve a home which will appeal to the broadest spectrum of prospective buyers. The importance of presentation can not be emphasised enough when selling a property and what really counts is knowing where, when and when not to spend money to get it right. As a qualified Interior Designer and Property Developer, and having been closely involved with building and renovation projects in the past 15 plus years, I can show you where best to spend what little money you need to achieve a maximum return and at a very modest cost. So if you are thinking of selling, or your house has been stuck on the market for some time or perhaps you just want to improve the look of your home and the use of space in it – then now is the time for your home to be presented to its full potential!

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Do you need some help or advice with recruiting new employees?

Do you know how to go about recruiting new employees? Do you know how to attract the best people? Do you always use the local newspaper or a specialist publication? Do you have robust systems in place for shortlisting applicants for interviews? Are you sure your recruitment process is nondiscriminatory? Do you retain your employees?

Quinn HR Consulting can provide you with support and guidance on all aspects of recruitment and selection. Whether you are looking to recruit one person or a team, we can advise on the best approach and the most appropriate methods to use.

3. Decide on the application and selection processes - application forms allow for a consistent format, however, CVs don’t restrict the applicant in terms of what they want to tell you about themselves. Ensure these processes are managed confidentially.

Recruitment can be an expensive business, particularly if you end up with someone who doesn’t stay with you for long and you have to go through the process again, so it is worth investing some time and energy in getting the right processes in place at the outset.

4. Making an offer of employment - you need to get references, check that the individual has the right to work in the UK and make an offer in writing. It is unlawful to ask an applicant to complete a medical questionnaire before making a job offer.

There are 4 stages to the recruitment process.

Let Quinn HR Consulting help you to recruit the right people for your business.

1. Decide what the role should deliver for your business - think about the tasks, the purpose of the job and how it will fit into your stucture. 2. Decide how you will attract the right people - start with those you already employ and tell them about the vacancy. There may already be someone in your organisation with the relevant skills or who has an interest in the new role. If you need to advertise externally, think about the right selection methods and don’t forget to advertise on your website. EdenLocal

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Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing

He wants clients to gain the most, so if you want cheap and cheerful, then Full Circle will not be for you. This process of best fit is to make sure Full Circle’s resources are directed to maximum effect to clients. Jonny is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) and also holds the ICAEW Charity Diploma (DChA). He has extensive experience of the SME sector gained with North West accountancy firms and also has expertise in the charity sector both as advisor and trustee. He has strong commercial and business acumen coupled with real vision to help clients achieve their objectives and aspirations. Full Circle Accountancy is a brand new firm of accountants located in the heart of Penrith and is very much the family business. Husband and wife team Jonny and Jill Miller launched Full Circle earlier this year with the original ideas for the corporate logo created by their son Edward with Jill dreaming up the company name.

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Chris Archer of “Shoebox Design” then took Edward’s ideas for the logo and crafted the final version. Jonny and Chris have worked closely together to produce the new website which has just been launched at www.fullcircleaccountancy.co.uk. The website gives prospective clients the clear view that there is something different about this accountancy business. Full Circle’s “raison d’etre” is to provide first class practical advice and support to individuals and businesses in the small and medium sized (SME) sector. Its diverse clients are based throughout the North West and further afield.

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Jonny and Jill offer a real “down to earth” approach and want to meet with prospective clients who are looking for an enthusiastic and practical accountant. They know the challenges and opportunities facing the SME sector and are keen to provide their services at realistic fee levels, which will no doubt will be of interest to all businesses! Jonny points out that they will meet prospective clients at least once (which is of course free of charge!) to make sure that each matches the other (a sort of “best fit”). phone: 01768 899111 / 01768 862394

Jill is Full Circle’s payroll and administration manager and has many years’ experience in payroll and administration, having worked for a variety of businesses and other organisations, both large and small throughout the North West of England. Full Circle’s services include: Preparing annual accounts for all types and sizes of business Payroll services Tax advice and planning Business plans and cash flow projections Strategic and succession planning The company also provides more specialist services, such as company and charity audits and solicitors accountant’s reports. The firm takes a flexible approach to fees, for example, they don’t charge setup fees when running your business’ payroll. With regard to charities, Jonny is Vice Chair of the Northern Viaduct Trust, a small, award winning, local charity centred around Kirkby Stephen, providing a popular and attractive walk through the ownership of part of the former track bed of the Stainmore Railway. To complete the family link, Jonny’s brother Nick and his wife Helen own Eden Estate Agents, the innovative firm of estate agents also located in Penrith. Please call Full Circle on 01768 58 00 58 or email hello@fullcircleaccountancy.co.uk to discuss your requirements.

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Peaks and Pathways by Nick Wells

Easedale Tarn Easedale Beck across some meadows, then headed up towards Sour Milk Ghyll, which derives its curious name from its white, swirling waters, flowing out of the tarn and descending through a series of waterfalls, which are impressive after heavy rain.

This is one of the larger Lake District tarns, situated close to Helm Crag and lies high in a Lakeland valley about two miles from Grasmere. After parking up in Grasmere village, we walked up Easedale road for about half a mile to a footbridge over the beck, which has a sign for Easedale Tarn. We followed

Soon we arrived at the tarn, enclosed by Tarn Crag, Castle How and Blea Rigg. The Tarn fills a vast hollow which has the appearance of a crater, draining water from the surrounding hills. Water lilies decorate the surface in some areas, on what is said to be 70 feet deep in places, and contains brown trout, perch and eels. This is a very busy place in the summer, due to it’s easy access for

tourists with no equipment. Very much worth a visit, this was also a regular haunt for Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy. For the more serious walkers, there is a trail that leads from the tarn taking you to Helm Crag (one of Wainright’s favourite fells), which I will be writing about soon. We returned to Grasmere by the way we came. This walk is four miles in all, and takes about two and a half hours. I would rate this walk as easy. Next month I will be writing about our walk up Pillar. If anyone would like to suggest a walk, please email me at

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Wild Rose Park situated in Eden Valley, is a five star camping and holiday park, with pitches for tents & tourers, Wild Rose also has holiday homes to hire and wigwams. Our other parks include, Riverside at Southport, Royal Umpire at Croston and Brooklyn Park in Southport. So whether you are looking for a country holiday or a seaside retreat, Harrison Leisure have a park for you.

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Your voice in the community is growing louder Setting up a community radio station is the hard part. Running a community radio station 24/7 from 25th November 2011 will be a challenge. At the time of writing this report, we have a growing team of volunteers but there is still much to do. Thanks to the Pride of Penrith Lottery as we now have the funds for the licence application and the 4 week transmission licence (RSL), should the application be accepted by Ofcom. Thanks to local businesses, we have almost secured sufficient funding to purchase the outside broadcasting vehicle. We still need more help as it’s not all about money, hands in pockets and begging bowls out.

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We need materials. We need dark, heavy weight curtains to line the studios, batons of timber to fasten the curtains to and yes we need a lot of equipment. In the short-term, we’ll be aiming to cover the basics of what we need. If you are business in the Eden Valley, please consider joining CA Business. For the first year it’s just £100 to subscribe and Eden FM will get £25 of this subscription and it all goes towards the funding of the equipment. If 200 local businesses sign up, it will make a big difference to the equipment budget, but as a business it will make a big difference to you. Full details about CA business are on page 30.

What can a local community radio station do for local business? The radio cannot run without financial support from businesses, but Eden FM can deliver affordable advertising to local businesses . CA Business is just one revenue stream and businesses in CA Business will be promoted on the radio as part of the CA package. Eden FM is a limited ‘not for profit’ organisation. If it is successful in achieving full-time community broadcasting status, its advertising revenue will be capped. Only 50% of its revenue can be through on air advertising. Part of the financial planning for Eden FM is to set up a variety of revenue streams. In the immediate future, these will be used to purchase equipment as well as pay for licencing. In the long-term these revenue streams will be the base line for its continual revenue. Here are some costs, which we hope local businesses may be tempted by. In the space of 28 days, we have 672 radio hours and we are selling a concept called ‘Dedicated hours’. To buy a dedicated hour is subject to the time of the day and programming. It will cost £10.00 to £15.00 per hour. That hour is your hour. It’s community radio, it’s your voice in your community. As a business you can buy one hour. You can come onto the radio and tell us about your business, where it is, what it does, why you did it, when did it start and let the community know more about your business. Is it a birthday celebration or an anniversary or has it been a special year? Scheduled at the right time, in the right programme , it’s your dedicated hour, a EdenLocal

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special hour, which could be a special present, the music from that year or some clips of news, a trip back in time. You help produce your dedicated programme. There are some standard advertising packages. All of these are on www.edenfm.co.uk. We won’t be playing advert after advert, after advert, after advert. We will be playing six 20 – 30 second ads each hour at 20 minutes past the hour and 20 minutes to the hour. From 25th November to 22nd December the rates are higher for our 28 days transmission, but we will also be streamed on the internet from the 25th November, so if you have a computer, at the click of a mouse you’ll get Eden FM. The first advertising packages we have are for 4 months. We have around 4032 ad slots per 28 days. We need 28 businesses to purchase 4 months of radio advertising for £280. These do not have to be 4 months in a row, but every business signing up, will feature in the first transmission, then the continued transmission on the internet through 2012. Your ad played 5 times per day, is less than 50p per play. Eden FM your voice in the community will be on a radio or on a PC near you soon.

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Bringing the world into Penrith classrooms Cumbrian youngsters thoroughly enjoy growing up in Eden and Penrith, but also quite like to learn more about cultures in other parts of the world. Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, along with a number of other schools in Eden, is recognised as an “International School” for its work in celebration of the diversity of cultures around the globe. Thus QEGS students have recently visited Taiwan on the Cumbria-wide British Council-led “Connecting classrooms” scheme which allowed two student delegates and one teacher to attend a Citizenship conference, leading to cooperative work in Hualien province in Taiwan. Others enjoy cultural variety closer to home, for example at the school’s annual Dance Evening, when each year group works on a specific theme, exploring the culture behind a dance and then learning and adapting the appropriate dance steps. For years 8 and 9, these are the national dances of countries from all over the world like France, Portugal and Bavaria, whilst the whole of year 10 this year concentrated on “Mayim, Mayim”, a dance from Israel. QEGS’ link with its Ugandan partner school is gathering

further strength since a recent teacher exchange. The Uganda club, run by year 13 students, acts as a steering group and works on whole-school activities throughout the year. The club plans and develops one activity at a time, for example a “tea dance” used as an opportunity to inform parents about the link, or a hilarious “Teachers got Talent” event to raise funds for Bupadhengo School. A year ago, the school was able to send an entire shipping container full of educational goods to Bupadhengo. It took from to July until December to get there, with many stops at customs and with huge amounts of bureaucracy, but it arrived between Christmas and New Year, almost completely intact. It has already made a massive difference to QEGS’ partner school. Year 9 Geography students explore issues around the differences between developed and ELD countries. They focus on Japan and, again, on Uganda, studying the history and culture of both countries, with particular emphasis on QEGS’ partner school and its students as examples of ordinary Ugandans. QEGS pupils study both French and German in Key Stage 3, and thus all of year 7 are invited to

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Penrith Girls Triumph

The victorious Penrith team with the trophy

Penrith Cricket Club’s under 13 girls team were triumphant in the first round of the Lady Taverners under 13 Girls Club Competition. The competition is organised on a county basis with each county winner progressing to a regional final, the winner’s of which go through to a national final.

however was a warm up friendly against Threlkeld which they won comfortably as they did their two pool games. The Threlkeld girls recovered well from their opening loss and also won both their pool games to reach the final.

The Cumbria round was held on Sunday at Threlkeld cricket club with teams entered from Caldbeck, Carlisle, Keswick/Braithwaite, Netherfield, Penrith and Threlkeld. The teams were divided into two pools of three with the winners of each pool meeting in the final.

In the final Penrith batted first and as in their previous games their batting proved decisive as they topped 100 for the third time in the four games they played. Threlkeld’s reply was an improvement on the total they made in the first game between the sides but accurate bowling and excellent fielding from the Penrith girls ensured the win. The Penrith team who were represented by Polly Bell, Charlotte Cousin, Karin Dixon, Holly Hardy, Zoe Hullock, Poppy Scholefield, Ella Telford and Libby Telford now go on to the regional finals where they will meet teams from Cheshire, Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland and Yorkshire.

The competition format is an eight a side game played over ten overs using a “semi hard” inter cricket ball and gives girls who have little or no cricketing experience a chance to play competitively without the need to wear pads and helmets. Penrith were drawn in the same pool as Carlisle and a joint Keswick/Braithwaite team. Their first game

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participate in an annual trip to the Black Forest in Germany. There are also exchange visits to a German and a French partner school for GCSE students. Many educational study trips abroad bridge the gap between learning in the classroom and studying places and events at first hand. Every year the school hosts an “International Afternoon” which allows all students to participate

in workshops ranging from playing handball and lacrosse, learning international circle dances and Bollywood dance moves, painting landscape motifs in Chinese style, hearing many presentations on a variety of countries, exploring Japanese animation, making Italian food, and creating South American worry dolls. Penrith classrooms are clearly open to the world.

Its the big Vitality of Penrith event at UCC 29th September from 2pm - 7pm and its free! For Businesses,Trade Organisations, Charities and Community Groups. At the event we will have an exhibition style space in Westmorland Hall that will be open to students and the public. You can book a 2m pitch to display a banner/ display screen and have a table with leaflets, information etc. There are a limited number of spaces overall and only a few that can have power supplied.

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