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Dear Residents and Businesses Welcome to the 4th edition of Lakes Local. This month’s edition is no exception to the first we released in May, we are still very much focused on the importance of supporting local producers and looking at ways we can help develop the local economy through supporting local businesses and projects. We have various articles which further under pin this. Our congratulations to local business; Lakes Free Range Egg Company based in Stainton for winning the prestigious Anglo American Responsible Supply Chain Award and the Dairy Crest Rural Action Award in recognition of companies that support rural communities. Lakes Local has already featured two articles on local egg production for this months third instalment I met up with David Brass the CEO of Lakes Free Range Egg Company the day before presenting his business to a panel of Judges in London for the awards; the story is on page 6. I have also been into John Richardson and Son to complete the third part of their 160 year history. This is on page 8 and on page 9 there are details about their Open Day at their Penrith site, in Roper Street. We have two amazing recipes from Peter Sidwell on page 10 and 11 and details of his new book, “Simple Good Family Food”, which is out on the 1st August. Building on the work I do with Peter, Lakes Local will be moving into Peter’s current premises for its Keswick base. Lakes Local has been forging closer links with the local Penrith co-op Society based here in Keswick, helping with the sourcing low mileage local products, this month we have the first of a series of articles, in which we will be following the progress of the initiative over the coming months. A warm welcome to the Fitz Park Dental Practice, page 18 with the first of a series of articles about the practice, its people and its services. We feature a piece of history in our Wainwright article this month on page 20. As a reminder Nick Well’s Peaks and Pathways is on pages 22 and 23 and his Talk the Walk radio programme is on every Sunday morning on Eden FM, available via www.edenfm.co.uk click to listen. My thanks to Keith for another

great walking article and his help with editing this month. Towards the end of this edition we have a summary of the Eden FM radio trial transmission, in words and images. If you would like to Society The Penrith help with the development of the Lakes Local publication or you have some ideas to share please drop me a line, all the contact details including our new address are here in this months publication.

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Summer Offers at your Local Co-op

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A Small Price to Pay

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The Lowther Game & Country Fair

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Proving to be a Good Egg

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A Food with a View

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160 Years Part Three & Time to Celebrate

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The Latest Recipes & the New Book

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A Fresh Look at Local with your Co-op

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New Windows, Traditional Styles

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Eden Lakes & Country in Matterdale

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Something About that Smile

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A Wainwright Discovery

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Peaks & Pathways - Nick Wells

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A Walk with Keith Wood

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What’s Next for Eden FM Radio?

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CA Business, what it is all about in CA12 & CA13?

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Proving to be a Good Egg It was back in April that I first met the Miller family at their farm in Penruddock. I went there to talk about eggs; they have around 6,000 Free Range Shaver hens that produce an average of 300 eggs each per year. If you missed that story, the full article is available to read on line at www.cumbrianlocal.co.uk. To close the article back in June’s Lakes Local, I wrote that I would be catching up with the Lakes Free Range Egg Company based in Stainton. In addition to collecting the eggs from the Miller’s Farm and over 40 other egg producers they also support their producers in a number of ways that relate to animal health and welfare meaning a lot less worry for their producers. To find out more, I met up with David Brass the CEO at the Lakes Free Range Egg Company. We did talk about eggs of course! I had received a lot of positive feedback from producers and customers alike and I was intrigued by the success of the company and wanted to know what the man behind it was really like. David grew up on the mixed family farm among dairy cows, beef cattle and sheep; so how did this help with his business philosophy? Being used to such a diverse environment the company breathes innovation. It sets very high standards that have been externally recognised. Recently they won the Food Business Innovation Award at the 2012 Pig & Poultry awards held in May. However, David’s experience hasn’t always been on the farm. We also discussed his 10 years in the RAF as a pilot flying Harrier jets. In looking at the precision of his business decisions and his determination to drive the business to be the best I could see that David was always aiming high! ‘The Lakes’ have set out a vision LakesLocal

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to strive for the best egg. Animal welfare has been a key driver in much of its success. The company has a team of full time trainers who are part of a formal government approved scheme, who visit farms at least monthly, to advise on management and welfare issues and provide any training required by the company for its producers. As a company, they don’t just collect eggs; they have their own farm and breed hens. The relationship with all their producers extends to supplying them with the best feed and medical support. Hens that can just go about their lives without a care in the world, with no stress, treated in the right way reaps many rewards for the producers and the Lakes Free Range Egg Company. But how is this success measured? The average hen in the UK produces around 285 eggs a year. The average hen roaming free for the Lakes Free Range Egg Company produces around 309 eggs per year. The success of this local business keeps growing, not just locally but nationally. The Lakes Free Range Egg Company will receive the Business in the Community’s (BITC) coveted National Big Tick award in two key categories – Rural Action and Sustainable Supply

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Chain. The Big Tick Award is an initial award and for those who excel, can go on to qualify for the National Awards for Excellence, which recognise the UK’s best examples of business that have a positive impact on society. They have made quite an impact with organisers because it is very rare that one company is shortlisted in more than one category. ‘The Lakes’ were presented with their awards at the North West Event on 24th June, they were then shortlisted for the National Finals – again in both categories. Working ahead, I wrote the body of this article after meeting David. It was just prior to him being informed that his company had been shortlisted for the Finals of the National Awards for Excellence. So when I interviewed David, they were preparing for a presentation to a panel of expert judges in London. The results are now known and it was all worth it. Congratulations to David and his team for winning the Responsible Supply Chain Award and the Dairy Crest Rural Action Award. Finally I agreed with David that we would have a return visit later in the summer, where we will do the complete tour and bring this to our readers in the Autumn.


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h t i w d o o AF a View So much can change in the out doors. Last year I took this photo mid July of the new potato crop above Beacon Edge in Penrith. It was only four months ago, that in the south of England there was a hose pipe ban pending. Then came the rains, the wettest June on record and in early July the rain keeps falling, once again, the same as in any year the weather decides on the fate of this years crop. I spoke to local Farmer Neil Hodgson about the progress of his potatoes. They are a few weeks behind but things could go either way, whilst the carrots are coming on fine; he desperately needs some dry days and a breeze on that hill. Once again, the potato crop is where the first part of the 2012 harvest begins for Neil, seasonally available to September. Later in the year depending on the weather and other seasonal factors many other crops such as carrots, parsnips and swedes will become available. For me it was a simple but very rewarding experience to see Neil at the early stages of preparing the fields and later to watch him digging potatoes by hand to fill each 20 kg bag of new Wilja potatoes, that within 10 minutes of coming out of the ground would be on the shelf in the farm shop and by mid morning be available to other local outlets direct from the farm or a local wholesaler. It doesn’t get much fresher and local than that! There is, however, both an up and a downside to this article. The upside being that due to demand, the harvester was out and in full swing a week later, so now you should be able to get local new potatoes from local shops, that are committed to sourcing local produce, such as directly from Carleton Farm or its farm shop. The downside, however, is that like all fresh local produce, when it’s ready, it’s ready and new potatoes are a limited edition just for the summer. I’ll leave you with this thought; it’s a small trip to a farm shop that makes a big difference to our local economy and traditional values. Look out for the signs in shops that say local and ask exactly where they are from - it might also be more interesting to ask how it got there! phone: 01768 899111

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160 years of John Richardson & Son In our continuation of the history of 160 years of John Richardson and Sons we have now reached our final instalment plotting the last 100 years, which has been an overview of key times and changes in the business. We mentioned last month George Richardson, son of the founder John Richardson who started the business in 1852. Three of George’s thirteen children joined the business and in the 1920’s George’s grand children took the business forward. At this time the firm employed approximately 120 staff and were responsible for carrying out construction and renovation of local churches, schools and village halls. The firm was also involved in fitting out many of the towns businesses such as Barclays and Lloyds banks. After surviving two world wars they decided in 1945 to incorporate the business into a limited company, the new name becoming John Richardson & Son (Penrith) Ltd. The directors were Thomas H Richardson and his daughter Dorothy A. Richardson, George W. Richardson and his son Donald G Richardson. During the post war years the business grew from strength to strength and it became an established household name as a timber merchants, joiners and funeral directors. At this time Donald G Richardson, great grandson of the founder, become the sole proprietor of the business. As the company moved towards the 1980’s there was more focus on the funeral and joinery side of the business with a gradual scaling down of the timber operations. In 1982, now in his 70’s Donald Richardson was keen to find somebody to hand over the reins to and it had to be a transition that would see an established business continue in name as well as tradition and continue to build on the foundations created by past generations. It was to be another local family business Bayshields Ltd, owned by the Dudson family from Penrith, that was to continue the good work with this established name and community trust, retaining the existing staff, four of whom had already

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completed 50 years service. Donald still continued in the capacity of Funeral Director until he retired in the 1990’s and still shows an interest at the age of 104. In 1984, Bayshields Ltd, trading as John Richardson and Sons, moved to the Roper Street site from their current Brunswick Road premises in Penrith. The site was previously used as a Brewery and small alterations were made to accommodate the three sides of the business. In 1989, in order to expand and gain more space the former Carleton Hotel, Victoria Road, Penrith, being adjacent to the Roper Street site, was purchased to house the Funeral Directors and accounts offices. The building was fully refurbished to a very high standard and a quiet, relaxing atmosphere with private chapels of rest was created. Further to this in 2002 new premises at Scotland Road, Penrith were purchased to house the sawmilling and joinery side of the business. A full development of this site (formerly the National tyre depot) was carried out to create a state of the art workshop and sawmilling facilities. This made way for a major re-furbishment of the existing Roper Street depot and the building was vastly expanded and modernised. Concentration was on expanding the timber side of the business and creating a modern hardware shop incorporating doors, flooring and paints. The business also started to diversify, utilising its experience and skills, expanding the shop onto two floors with retail space and counter on the ground floor and a large showroom on the first floor for kitchens, bedrooms and other home improvement ideas. Today, John Richardson & Son is still very much a family business based on 3 sites employing over 60 staff, of which 10 members of staff have completed over 25 years service. Over the last 60 years it has expanded and retained its roots in the community as did the original John Richardson back in 1852. Like every business long established in Penrith the company has had to change with the times, with the needs, trends and requirements of its customers and the financial climate. With its strong foundations, it is now preparing for the next generation and the generations to follow. On the 1st September you are invited to join the team for an open day celebrating the 160th anniversary of the founding of the business. It’s a local business which has moved with the times and has much to offer the modern customer. A visit to the timber merchants and home improvements store in Roper Street is well worth a visit to see what this long standing business has to offer in the 21st Century.

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John Richardson & Son have 160 Years to Celebrate Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September Amazing one day only offers, Demonstrations, New product launches and an opportunity to have some fun, take some time out and enjoy celebrating this big anniversary with a local business. You can enter some great competitions and win some great prizes.

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Smoked Salmon Doughnuts By Peter Sidwell These tasty little nibbles are a great start to a dinner party or if you just fancy something light for supper. I’ve used smoked salmon as I love the flavour. Always remember the finishing touches – a sprinkle of sea salt and a squeeze of lemon make all the difference.

Ingredients 4 egg whites Pinch of salt 3 tbsp basil leaves 1 lemon 75g/ 3oz smoked salmon, chopped 2 tbsp self-raising flour Vegetable oil, for frying

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Here’s how 1. Whisk up the egg whites with a pinch of salt until light and fluffy. 2. Roughly chop the basil leaves and add to the egg whites. Zest the lemon and add the zest to the egg mixture with the chopped smoked salmon. 3. Fold in the flour carefully so as not to knock any air out of the mixture 4. In a large frying pan heat around 5cm (2in) depth of vegetable oil. When it is approximately 170°C/ 340°F start cooking the doughnuts. Test it by putting your spoon into the oil with a tiny bit of the mixture on, if it starts to crackle then the oil is ready. 5. Dip a tablespoon into the hot oil then use it to scoop out a generous spoonful of the doughnut mixture and drop it in the oil. 6. Cook about 4 doughnuts at a time. Turn them over after approximately 45 seconds – they should be golden and crispy – then cook on the remaining side. Remove from the pan and drain them on kitchen paper to absorb excess oil. 7. If necessary, keep the doughnuts warm in the oven while you cook the rest. 8. Serve with the lemon you used for the zest, cut into quarters.

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Trout with ham, lemon and rosemary By Peter Sidwell I love fly fishing and just wish I could go more often and cook what I catch. When I do get the chance and actually hook a few trout, this is how I cook them. If you’re confident of reeling in a few, take a portable barbeque along and cook them at the water’s edge.

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3-4 whole trout, depending on size, gutted 1 lemon 75g (3oz) butter 4 sprigs of rosemary Salt and pepper 6-8 slices of cured ham, such as Serrano or Parma Olive oil, for brushing or drizzling

Here’s how 1. Get the barbeque going. Or if you’re cooking your catch back home, preheat the oven to 180°/350°F/Gas Mark 4. 2. Make 4 cuts 1cm (½in) deep in each side of the fish, to allow flavours in. 3. Slice the lemon thinly and cut the butter into small cubes. Divide the lemon slices and butter between the fish, putting them inside the belly cavity along with a sprig of rosemary and plenty of seasoning. 4. Wrap the fish in the slices of ham to encase all

the flavours. 5. Cook the fish directly on the barbeque grill. Just brush a little oil straight on to the ham and fish so it does not stick. Pit them on a cool part of the barbeque: don’t put them in the middle where it is smoking hot. Cook for 10 minutes on each side or until cooked right through. 6. If cooking the fish at home, lay them on a nonstick baking tray with a drizzle of olive oil and cook in the oven for 25 minutes.

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A fresh look at local food, with your local Penrith co-op Society? Low mileage food; for some it is a debate, for some a simple answer and then for some it becomes very complicated. Over the past year I have read a number of articles and press releases about food from the farm, sold as fresh, which is taken from a neighbouring county, involves moving products more than just a few miles and en route travels past farms and fields with the same products growing in them that are within a mile of the eventual point of sale for these products. Is this local, is it good for the local economy, who actually benefits from it? Since starting the Cumbrian Local publications I have spent many hours searching for locally produced products. I have featured these products with their producers on a regular basis. Building on this growing network over the last few months, I have been out on the road across Cumbria with John Mills the Chief Executive Officer for the Penrith co-op Society. Our aim has simply been to find locally produced food and look at how this can be sustainably made readily available in store. In my quest to find local food producers for my previous articles I have found products produced in Cumbria, which are then sent hundreds of miles to be packaged only to be returned to the county to be sold. In my experience of working in retail for close to 20 years, which included logistics and

distribution, there weren’t that many locally sourced products but in the early days there were many suppliers who delivered direct arriving to the store loading bay. By the early 90’s much of this had changed, with the exception of bread products from a regional baker and milk from a regional diary, everything else went to a central distribution depot and then was sent out to the individual stores on the company’s own transport. We might see local products on the shelves in local supermarkets but because of the systems now in place the chances are these products will not have been permitted to go direct to the store that might be within a few miles from where it is grown, produced or packaged but will actually have gone to a central distribution warehouse, only to be re- picked and then sent back to within a stones throw of where it came from to be actually sold. The madness can get even worse; some products are actually delivered to the stores by the producer, only to be taken back to the main distribution centre by a returning (empty) delivery vehicle and then finally to be re-delivered back to the store for sale! This is ‘back logistics’, utilising an existing system and supposedly saving money as the returning vehicle is not thought to be really doing any extra miles. The extra miles are bridged by the producer.

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Behind much of the food we buy is a food supply chain or a cold chain, this can range across 100s to 1000s of miles depending on the food’s origin and season. For many products we may not have a choice and through the demand for certain food and non food products it is this logistics web across the country and the world that feeds our demand. Once upon a time, strawberries were available in June, sometimes we had a second crop, but out of season they would have to be found in a tin. We had new potatoes in the summer and during this time old potatoes weren’t available. ‘Seasonal fruit and veg’ it was called in those days, much of it subject to availability and the weather. I suppose it was around the same time when we used to buy a loaf of bread and the choice was either white or brown, then along came wholemeal, what a choice? Processed food would have been found in a tin with peas on the label and then came the revolution of frozen food. But nowadays we want and expect our “seasonal” fruit and veg to be available all year round! Recently I wrote about local eggs, which after two phone calls, were on display in the local Penrith co-op Society stores. With local food, comes low food mileage. I see this to be the real test and measure of freshness and genuinely low carbon foot print. The eggs are produced locally, then collected and packed at the Lakes Free Range Egg company in Stainton. With 14 (yes fourteen) local co-op home delivery vans in its fleet, it was a simple decision to collect the local co-op’s requirements using a van that was on its way back to the store from its home deliveries. No distribution costs, a short supply chain, minimal logistics but the real bonus; a local quality product,


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which is now the best value ½ dozen free range eggs available locally allowing a reduction in price through the saving made in distribution. Who gains from this one simple example? The answer of course is everyone; the producer, the store and most importantly of all - the consumer. As a project away from our monthly publications, I will be visiting many more local producers and wholesalers across Cumbria, in association with representatives from your local co-op society, including the Penrith co-op department store and food hall at 19 Burrowgate in Penrith, the Lazonby, Shap and Keswick stores. Discussing the project in store with staff and managers, as a team it’s an exciting time, but there are some key elements to this local strategy. The Penrith co-op Society was established in 1890 and sourcing local products from local producers and suppliers is something that is as important now as it was back then; supporting the local economy, fair prices for producers and better prices for its customers. Working closer with locally based producers around it’s stores and locally established wholesalers, its aims are to source from local suppliers wherever possible. In the months that follow your local Penrith co-op Society will be sourcing wherever it can low mileage, local products. Back in 1890 deliveries were made with a horse and cart. As time passed and technology changed the society up graded its delivery fleet as motor vehicles came in, and the community was also served by a mobile shop. Traditional as it is, your local Penrith co-op Society has

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been delivering its products to the community for 122 years. It now has 14 local delivery vans, so that van that you seem to keep seeing is actually one of many! Anyone can order from the Penrith co-op Society, but I have to be honest this is still by traditional methods, for example: you can call your local store and order over the phone or you can fax or email your order over. But the favourite for most is still a trip to the store, where for many generations customers have selected and paid for their goods, with delivery later that day. Importantly your local co-op is creating a choice. If you want local food, that is available seasonally, you only have to ask. At the co-op they are striving to increase their range of local products, so you can have fresh locally produced food delivered right to your door. As more local products are now coming into the stores, please look out for the in-store notice boards, which will have local products identified and their producer. As these become available they will also be posted on the website - details below.

And finally, at this point, I am also going to answer a question that has been frequently asked over the last three years: what is the difference between the two co-op’s in Penrith? Well it was only recently in 2009, when the Somerfield’s store in King Street, Penrith was acquired by the co-operative group (formerly the co-operative wholesale society), following the purchase of Somerfields. The Penrith co-op Society founded in 1890, whilst being part of the wider co-operative family and able to access products from the national CRTG buying group, is an independent local co-operative with its own nine stores. The head office is on the second floor of the department store and food hall in Burrowgate, Penrith. Being a part of the CRTG buying group means it stocks a range of everyday essential supermarket products including the co-operative brand. The clear difference is that your local Penrith co-op Society not only sources its own truly local products but it has over 25,000 members based in the local community that share in the benefits with share dividends based on their purchases with the society.

Are you a member of the Penrith co-op Society?

We are currently commencing a revision of our database, if you are a member and have moved recently or if you haven’t been receiving society mail please can you write to us at Penrith co-operative Society Limited, 19 Burrowgate, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7TD call us on 01768 862366 or email us info@penrithco-op.co.uk. If you would like to become a share member with your local Penrith co-op Society and take advantage of many local offers and membership specials please drop us a line to any of the above addresses. Thank you John Mills, CEO Penrith co-operative Society phone: 01768 899111

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Writing this, the weather seems to be as upside down as the property market conditions. We all hope for sunny weather at this time of year and so often it feels more like autumn! Despite the weather, there are more people about and there are more people having a look at what’s on the market and deciding what to have a closer look at – up significantly from the closing months of 2011. Internet browsing figures have risen substantially. If you’re selling, now is a good time to take stock of where you are. It’s time of year to get the best external photography to convey the best impression. If you’re already on the market, time to take a long hard look at how your current estate agent is trying to sell it. Have a closer look at their web presentation and the brochure they have designed. Look at their shop window displays and think about what advice they’ve been giving you over the past months. If you’ve been on a while, are they offering a refresher of new photos? Are you in the best position to take advantage of the buyers who are buying, or it is all not quite good enough? If you’re thinking of selling a quality property at any price level, think carefully about what selling houses is really all about – read again our articles in the last three editions of Lakes Local – online at www.edenlocal.co.uk. LakesLocal

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Something about that Smile

Stewart & Simon With so much to learn about local businesses it’s nice to be making a start on an insight about the Fitz Park Dental Practice and the people behind it. Over the coming months we will be covering a range of topics about services and advice which dentists Simon Welch, Stewart Blayney and their team undertake on a daily basis. Simon Welch went to university at the Royal London Hospital and after qualifying in 1998 he moved to Keswick. He worked in Workington for a short while and then became joint owner of a Dental Practice in Whitehaven. As a child Simon and his family used to holiday in Keswick. Simon had always dreamed of living and working in Keswick, so he was over the moon when he was approached in Millbeck Village Hall and asked if he would be interested in buying the Fitz Park Dental Practice. In 2002 Simon and his then business partner started work on modernising the practice in Keswick and began treating patients there. To develop the Keswick practice further Simon couldn’t be in two places at once so the decision was taken to sell his Whitehaven practice and work full time in Keswick. Fitz Park today is consistently striving ahead with new methods as well as traditional practices. Development of the team has been key to the growth of the practice and the range of services it can offer to its patients. Simon has himself attended a number of advanced cosmetic, restorative and implant courses. In May 2011 Simon became sole owner of the practice and also achieved Denplan Excel accreditation. In January 2012 he was joined by highly experienced Associate Dentist Stewart Blayney. Since taking over in 2002 there has been much investment in the facilities and equipment. The practice has three surgeries comprising of two dental treatment rooms and a hygienist room. It has recently installed a decontamination room enabling the practice to sterilise all the instruments LakesLocal

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out of the treatment areas which allows patients to be treated in a quiet and relaxed environment. Additionally the practice has invested in digital imaging equipment so they don’t need to develop X-ray films. As I understand it, this equipment uses a lower dose of X-rays than conventional dental X-rays. Where possible Simon and Stewart use white composite fillings in preference to the traditional amalgam fillings and continue to keep abreast of modern advances in dental treatment and equipment. The practice is run by Simon and his wife Lindsey, who is a qualified Dental Nurse. It’s a family business which is growing; Lindsey is currently on maternity leave! She will be returning later in the year. Sue Clark is the full time receptionist who meets patients when they arrive and the rest of the team behind the scenes includes two hygienists; Janet Matthews and Margaret Carr. Sarah Jane Russell; a dental therapist who also joined the practice in January 2012. There is a team of 5 other qualified dental nurses; Emma, Suzanne, Sally, Stacey and Nicola who have worked at the practice a long time. More recently Katherine joined the team as a trainee dental nurse in January 2012. The team has a wide range of skills that can cover all aspects of; preventative dentistry, routine dental care, cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. Fitz Park also use the Denplan Essentials Preventative Care Plan enabling patients to budget for their routine dental care. Fitz Park Dental Practice, 31 Station Street, Keswick, CA12 5HH Tel 017687 73020. Email info@fitzdental.co.uk www.fitzdental.co.uk

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The Wainwright Society secures Wainwright’s notebook for the Cumbria Archive

The notebook was offered for sale by auction at H&H Auction Rooms in Carlisle on Monday 25th June. The winning bid of £8600 was secured by The Wainwright Society in partnership with a number of private sponsors, who all shared the Society’s objective to make the material available for future generations by housing it with the official Wainwright Archive in at the Cumbria Archive Centre, based in Kendal. Our partners were Betty Wainwright’s two daughters, who are Honorary Presidents of The Wainwright Society, and Cumbria Archives. The notebook is an important addition to the Archive as it could well be the first notes that Wainwright made before embarking on his 13-year project to map and describe 214 of Lakeland’s fells in his Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells. The fells described in the notebook include Dove Crag, which was the first fell that Wainwright penned for Book 1, The Eastern Fells, in 1952. The notes are far more detailed than appeared in the actual guide and should give LakesLocal

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The Wainwright Society is very pleased to report that a notebook, containing detailed notes for Wainwright’s first Pictorial Guide has been secured for the Cumbria Archive Centre, based in Kendal.

researchers a valuable insight into the way that Wainwright planned out his iconic Guides.

of the National Library and Frances Lincoln, publisher of the Wainwright guides.

Together with the notebook, are a number of Ordnance Survey maps, annotated by Wainwright for his Pennine Way Companion, the Guide he wrote to walking The Pennine Way, published in 1968.

It is planned that a number of items from the Archive will be on display at the Society’s annual Wainwright Memorial Lecture to be held at Rheged, Penrith in November. This year’s speaker will be Alan Hinkes OBE, the first Briton to climb all the world’s highest mountains over 8000m.

Eventually, the notebook and maps will be made available for members of the public to view once the material has been catalogued by Cumbria Archives. The main Wainwright Archive was acquired by the Cumbria Archive Centre in 2011 with a grant of £184,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, together with smaller donations from Friends

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Cumbria Oak

Cumbria Oak

You may notice a subtle change in the name of Cumbria Pine to Cumbria Oak, the Focusing on providing great quality reason for the change is simple – it is all furniture at an affordable price down to what the customers want.

coupled with second to none

customer service Cumbria Oak know The furniture business was established the ago keysbut to their success. seven years as tastes have changed he business has moved from pine to quality Robert family.” TheCumbria business now employs Whitley Oak Just visit one of their showrooms oak furniture at a low price. Graham’s father in law Tony and and you will see that the great It is so durable that it is a wood of choice for sister Vivien. guest house and holiday homes, as prices theteam furniture speak for in many The father andofson joined forces Graham told meshowroom this has become bit of a themselves. 2005. Robert had just retired from the The Kendal providesa the electricity board and Graham had graduated specialty. same great selection of furniture as You’ll also be well with looked after. “It’s rom Lancaster University a business their Plumpton store with the oak all about customer management degree and wassatisfaction,” ready to put it All furniture is sourced from suppliers who furniture designed and crafted to from provide sustainably sourced furniture managing director Graham tells me. nto use. the same high standard. factories that ensure that staff wel“Over 50% of our business comes worldwide is of a high standard. to fareWith from repeat customers Trying or from word many different ranges of oak get to tothe the of mouth. It’s a testament furniture on offer and You can expect to see themost odd items knot and all hard work of all our staffbones here atof stock, customers the available individualfrom markings from the graincan of natthe busiCumbria Oak.” only that see the quality, alsounique. wood make eachbut piece ness and uralnot take it away with them, or have it They also have a strongthe familyfurniethos Cumbria Oakat a has a simpletime. philosophy. delivered convenient ture they which is why when their new store offer, was They ensure the in Kendal opened earlier thisIyear, With the summer goes sale now on, it’s a interested customer the first choice was to “keep it in the great timeevery to visit Cumbria Oak. happy n the change in name and stock. It was sim- away ple Graham explained, it happened without time due to a good us noticing. One day I looked round the shop deal on quality furand realised that we had a lot more Oak than niture – simple. They carry a large we did Pine. amount of stock most Graham explained the qualities of Oak Fur- and can on phone: 01768 899111 www.lakeslocal.co.uk info@lakeslocal.co.uk niture to me; I was instantly drawn to the occasions be taken away on the day. Or for gorgeous designs, but in fact Graham larger items free local delivery is avalable at

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Scafell Pike Peaks and Pathways by Nick Wells

Scafell Pike stands on the western side of the Lake District and is the highest Mountain in England. The summit at 3209ft was donated to the National Trust in 1919 by Lord Leconfield, this was in memory of the men of the Lake District who fell for King & Country in the Great War. Parking up in a small layby at the head of Wastwater, we took the path towards Scafell. Crossing the footbridge of Lingmell Gill, to our left was Great Gable with the impressive Napes Needles introducing a great mountain, to our right was Rakehead Crag then Lord’s Rake leading to Scafell. I should point out that it is sometimes confused with the neighbouring Scafell Pike,which

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is only twenty feet less in altitude and connected by the col* of Mickledore. The name ‘Pikes of Sca Fell’ were originally applied collectively to the peaks, known now as Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Broad Crag, which were considered subsidiary tops of Scafell. We followed the Gill for about an hour on a well maintained steplike path. It had been raining the night before, so the Gill was a torrent of the purest water I had ever seen. The path at this point could either take us left to Lingmell fell, or as we took, right onto Scafell Pike itself. The higher we walked, shattered rock debris made the path hard to follow, so we used the Cairns for guidance taking us through the highest altitude

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example of a summit boulder field in England.

tallest mountain next to England’s deepest lake.

We were near the summit now, and were walking in thick cloud hoping it would clear for the views to come. Standing on the highest point in England, the clouds briefly let us see in all directions, but soon closed in again. On a clear day, it is said that one can see Snowdonia.

This is one of many routes to Scafell Pike, and the shortest. It took us four hours to walk about six miles, and I would grade it easy.

We made a hasty departure as the summit became congested with tourists, and made our descent by the way we came. Wastwater, Englands deepest lake,was in full view as we made our way back down toward the start of our walk, a coincidence I thought, you have England’s

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24 • LakesLocal Walking with Keith Wood

Rannerdale Knotts

The ridge of Rannerdale Knotts overlooks Crummock Watter and whilst Rannerdale is famous for its show of bluebell blooms in May this walk is suitable for any time of year giving outstanding views from the ridge.

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Park in the small National Trust Parking Bay at the foot of Rannerdale Knotts. Head off through the back of the Car Park past the National Trust Rannerdale sign on the clear path running around the foot of Rannerdale Knotts with a well built drystone wall on the left. Pass through a kissing gate through a drystone wall coming down from the fellside. Pass through the gate and after 50 yards the path starts to swing away from the wall around to the right continuing around the foot of the fell where the shapely peak of Whiteless Pike comes clearly into view. Continue on the path beneath the crags of Rannerdale, the waters of Squat Beck are now in the valley bottom to the left. Continue walking up the valley gaining some height on the right hand bank of the beck.

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A wooden footbridge crosses over the beck giving access to the opposite bank to inspect the bluebells. Continue on the right bank and pass through a gate through the drystone wall and continue on the clear and stony path up the valley with Whiteless Pike on the left. The beck gradually reduces in size to a trickle and after gaining some height the path flattens off as you walk along the edge of the wide bowl between Whiteless Pike and Rannerdale Knotts. Keep to the clear path walking along the secluded

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valley of Rannerdale, and as the intake wall is left behind the path starts to gently rise again towards the hause which gives easy access to the ridge of Ranerdale Knotts. The path passes over the beck continues gently rising up the valley with High Snockrigg in sight above the hause. As height is gained pause for a look back down the valley towards Crummock Water. Ignore the path to the right onto the ridge as you near the top of the valley keep straight on the main path towards the hause. 3.

The view opens up as you meet the path down from Whiteless Pike. Take the time to look down upon the village of Buttermere and the lake. Double back on yourself to pick up the grassy path along the top of the ridge of Rannerdale Knotts. After a short climb over the green turf the full length along the ridge comes into view. Simply follow the green path along the top of the ridge, enjoying the magnificent views as you follow the ridge along. After a steepish climb about a third of the way along the ridge a grassy plateau is reached which makes for another great viewing station before dropping down a little and then rising again towards the rocky peak. A final little scramble up a rocky knoll leads to the highest part of the ridge topped with three rocky outcrops the third and furthest along being the true top.

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From the top it’s clear that it’s a steep descent from the top straight down to the valley below. Initially keep heading along the ridge, immediately losing height down a repaired path. Those with short legs may need the odd hand! Follow the rocky path and just before a crag blocks the way the path turns down to the left and starts to descend towards Crummock Water with Mellbreak straight ahead. Follow the mostly green path steeply down the flank of Rannerdale Knotts. The path steeply descends down a gulley on a stepped path before continuing on grass again and swinging around to the right. Just before reaching the bottom walk onto the outcrop jutting into the lake for a full length view of Crummock Water. Finally take the last few paces back down to the Car Park.

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Eden FM Radio, What Comes Next? By Lee Quinn Chairman Eden FM As I write this article, Eden FM radio is coming to the end of its second trial transmission. It’s been another 28 day RSL (restricted service licence) which has been seen and heard on 87.7 FM at various locations in the Eden Valley and with listeners tuning in as far north as Carlisle. Whilst the temporary transmission mast and scaffolding are being removed from the Cumbria Mini Centre exterior, where the station is based the project carries on. The community station continues on the internet 24 hours a day and the presenters, who just nine months ago had not even been in a studio are now close to completing their first year as radio presenters. We have had so much interest in the radio from local businesses in Eden and across Cumbria, with the interest also continuing to attract new volunteers. We had two new presenters debuting in this transmission; well done to Craig and John. The feedback on the quality of the programmes and what has been achieved by this voluntary group has been close to overwhelming. Much of the work has been behind the scenes and the comments sent in are in recognition of the growing experience and confidence of the team. On behalf of the team I would like to thank all

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then we wait. We do need you to email your support and write in supporting our application. When the date is confirmed from Ofcom we will have 3 months to complete and submit the full time community radio application. Then it could be anything from 3 to 6 months after the 3 month application period closes before we hear anything. Subject to timescales and costs, Eden FM will need to make a decision if it will be doing one more 28 day RSL, or it will save on the expense in preparation for the outcome of the application.

those businesses that without their support none of this would have been possible. Some special thanks go to Ullswater Road Garage- our landlords, our main station sponsor the Penrith Co-op Society and also to our website support team at Eden valley Websites. For some special, last minute helping hands thank you to the team at Thompson Scaffolding, D & H Motors and Total Signs. The biggest thank you has to be to the growing number of Eden FM Radio listeners. Some are

now established regulars via 87.7 FM or on the internet. Please keep listening and please keep in touch. To all our listeners in the community it is your commitment and support that makes it all worthwhile and gives the team the motivation and reason to continue striving for that full-time status.

Eden FM Radio’s intentions are quite clear. It will continue to support local events, local businesses, local groups and on a daily basis it will deliver a schedule of music and presented shows for the community. Please keep a check on our website for updates regarding our licence application and please keep hitting that button which says click to listen.

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Eden At the start of the year Cumbria Local Publications started work on a new project. The aim of the project was to create an online local directory that was more community focussed and more than just simply an on online directory. We started the directory predominately in the CA11 postcode. Advertised as a directory for local businesses where users could search for a local trade, or any type of business which is close to where they live, means that the search is generally by post code. For those businesses signing up to the directory, they know that if they are a business that involves travel, they could be doing far fewer miles, reducing their costs, allowing them to fit in more work and be working nearer to home. As an annual business directory what will make your CA Business – Lakes Directory different from other directories? • CA Business is not just an online directory • CA Business is also printed as a full colour Directory, with no extra charges for colour • CA Business is delivered by Royal Mail Door to Door across two key postcodes in the North Lakes region • CA Business is managed locally here in Cumbria, with an associate local business With CA Business you get a full page on the website and you can change it and update it throughout the year What else makes your CA Business special? • The CA Business printed directory will be delivered to approximately 12,618 doors • It will be delivered to all business and residential addresses in CA12 and CA13 • The CA Business Directory subscription starts at £99 per year; that’s just 27p a day Every time a business signs up for a CA business subscription 20% is donated back into community projects; for this year’s Eden Valley directory, a proportion goes to the Eden FM community radio LakesLocal

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project and the campaign for an Eden Valley Dyslexia Association In 2013 your local community based CA Business will be choosing a range of local projects to support There is one simple add on; The Lakes Local 3 way 360 package for 99p a day • You get all of the above, printed and online package • You get to advertise in the CA Business Classified section of the Lakes Local monthly publication • You get to advertise on the CA Business Classified ads on Eden FM Radio 365 days of the year • Advertise daily, monthly and weekly across your community for just 99p a day Our Lakes 2013 printed directory will go through the doors of all businesses and homes in postcodes CA12 and CA13, approximately 12,600 letterboxes however, as a business working across Cumbria you can also advertise in the Eden Valley and Border City printed directories, which are distributed to approximately an additional 38,000 doors. In the CA postcodes there are 8,919 businesses known to the Royal Mail door to door delivery service. But in addition; how many other people in the CA postcodes, run their business from home? In total the various local CA printed directories will be delivered through doors in CA1 1, CA1 2, CA2 3, CA3 8, CA4 0, CA4 9, all of CA10, CA11, CA12, CA13, CA16 and CA17 totalling approximately 50,500 letter boxes out of the total of 157,303 known addresses in the full CA postcode area. To book your space and to discuss your requirements contact us by email at info@cabusiness.co.uk , call us 01768 899111 or log on to www.cabusiness.co.uk

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And Finally...... Thank you once again for taking the time to read your Lakes Local community publication. As reiterated in this edition, if you have a local event, a local story or something positive relating to your community that you would like to share please let us know. My thanks go to all those businesses that have supported this publication new and existing. My thanks to the writers behind the articles and advertorials.

are working on a feature about local honey producers at the moment. We’ll also be taking a look at local cheese. In your local shops, restaurants and places of interest you’ll also be able to pick up the new Eat in and Eat Out Guide on Route 66. This will be out the week before the next Lakes Local and is being distributed all along the A66 from Scotch Corner to Cockermouth.

By the time the next Lakes Local is published, one would hope the summer has finally arrived. I hope to be writing the September issue from our new Lakes Local office on the edge of Keswick. Our copy booking deadline for new business is the 8th August for the Lakes Local September issue which will be out from 28th August following the bank holiday weekend.

Also in the September issue there will be full update on the new distribution areas for Lakes Local, Eden Local and full details on our new Border City Local magazine. These magazines together with our CA Business Directory and associated supplement magazines give, possibly, the highest guaranteed distribution through doors in the area. The full facts and figures will be here next month.

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