Thursday, 23 January 2020

Minutes of the Natland Parish Council Meeting

Police, planning and highway matters were discussed at the January Parish Council Meeting.

Art Exhibition in Natland and Oxenholme Village Hall

Calling all artists

The Village Hall Management Committee invite you to enter paintings in the Art Exhibition to be held in the Village Hall on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March 2020.  This annual event is held to showcase local talent and also raise money for hall funds. 
The closing date for receipt of entry forms is Monday 2nd March.  Each artist may enter up to 4 original paintings for sale in the exhibition, and additional unmounted browser box works. 
Full details of how to enter can be found here.  Entry forms are available either as a PDF, or a Word document which can be edited and returned by email.
The exhibition will be open to the public on the Saturday from 10am to 4pm and on Sunday from 11.30am to 4pm.  Tea/coffee and home-made cakes will be on sale in the small hall.

Sarah Roberts (Exhibition co-ordinator)

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Dog Fouling is Back - shocking outbreak in Natland

The Parish Council and several villagers are very concerned about the recent outbreak of dog fouling, particularly on Helm Lane where two large piles a day are being discovered.
Volunteers have posted extra signs along Helm Lane to raise awareness and possibly deter the offender.  Residents are on the lookout.
Since the 2004 Parish Plan’s publicity campaign the problem in Natland has steadily declined as dog owners have become more socially responsible.  So the latest incidents may arise from a single individual’s uncaring attitude rather than any wider ignorance among dog-owners of what is expected these days.
Non-removal of dog faeces is a public nuisance and a health hazard.  It can be fined (up to £1000) under SLDC’s 2018 Public Spaces Protection Order.  Offenders, if identified, should be reported through the SLDC website or by phoning 01539 733333.
And let your Parish Council know.

David Peters
Chair of Natland Parish Council

Friday, 17 January 2020

Good news about buses

Kirkby Lonsdale Coaches took over operation of the 552 in November and have been pleased with the uptake of the service since it has been running on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday only. As a result the service is being extended to additionally serve Morrisons, Aldi and Sainsbury’s. Times of the journey towards Kendal are unchanged, but the return trip will run 30 minutes later to allow extra shopping time in Kendal.
There are also going to be two new services and although they run from Sedgwick rather than Natland they might provide a nice day out to Morecambe via Carnforth on a Tuesday or to Kirkby Lonsdale market on a Thursday.

These changes will come into effect from the start of March.

Links to the new timetables :-

New Timetable for Tuesday Service 550 to Morecambe

New Timetable for Thursday Service 551 to Kirkby Lonsdale

Revised Timetable for Monday, Wednesday, Friday Service 552 to Kendal

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Natland Parish Council Meeting Agenda

Here is the Agenda for the Parish Council Meeting to be held on the 16th January.

Monday, 6 January 2020

Coffee Morning in the Church

Women's Institute News

A fun time was had by all at the W.I. Christmas events. Click here for more details.

The next meeting is on Wednesday 15th January at 7.30 pm in Natland Village Hall when the speaker will be Stuart Bowie: How did you do that?

Friday, 3 January 2020

Monday Club meeting

The first meeting of the New Year will be on 20th January 2020 at 2pm in the Village Hall when members will once again welcome a popular guest: Mr Maurice Steele will present his latest production "Orchid Mania". Following on will be tea and biscuits and a book stall.
New members will receive a warm welcome.

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

December's Weather

Dec. average
Temperature at 8 a.m.
4.6° C
3.2° C
Minimum Temperature (Ave)
2.8° C
2.9° C
Maximum Temperature (Ave)
6.7° C
6.6° C
167 mm
166 mm
December was remarkably average. Most of the rain fell in the middle of the 
month. It was much milder at the end of the month than the beginning.
Total rainfall for the year was 63.5 ins which is above the average of 57 ins. 

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Christmas in Natland

It’s the last Sunday in Advent on the 22nd and there will be an Advent Communion in the morning at 10am. Then in the evening at 6.30 there will be a Carol Service with a mixture of carols old and new.

The next events are on Christmas Eve with the Christingle Service at 4pm and then the Christmas Communion at 11.30pm. 

On Christmas Day there will be a quiet Communion service at 9am and at 10.15am there will be a Christmas Morning service which is suitable for children.