Sunday, 18 February 2018

Fraudster in Area

Police are appealing for information after reports of fraud locally, this is in the form of a banking scam whereby offenders have contacted the victims via the telephone and persuaded them to withdraw large sums of cash from their banks accounts. An unknown male of Asian appearance, wearing a baseball cap has then attended their home addresses to collect the cash. This male was seen in Natland around 16:00hrs on Monday 12th February and 16:00hrs on Tuesday 13th February.

Anyone who may have seen a male of this description or has any relevant information please contact me.

Police would like to remain residents to remain vigilant to telephone scams. The Police or banks will never contact people and ask them for money.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Monday Club Meeting

The Club will meet in the Village Hall at 2pm on 19th February 2018 when Jean Turnbull will speak on "Memories of Kendal". Refreshments and Bookstall will follow.

Friday, 9 February 2018

SLDC Appeal statement

The statement by South Lakeland District Council against the appeal by Oakmere Homes over the refusal to grant planning permission for a housing development to the east of Longmeadow Lane is now available to view.   

Monday, 5 February 2018

Parish Magazine for February

Click here for the Parish News and details of all the events this month.

There are plenty of Lent Groups to choose from this year, and the season will be launched on Shrove Tuesday, 13th February with Coffee and Pancakes in the Village Hall, served from 11.30am to 1pm. There'll be savoury and sweet pancakes at £1 apiece, 50p for children. Proceeds for the Leprosy Mission. Everyone welcome.

Age UK Meet

Natland Young at Heart Social Group for older residents will meet on Monday 12th February at Natland Village Hall at 1.45pm. 
South Lakeland Age UK  have also organised walking Rugby and Football session in the Kendal area, as well as Gentle Exercise, Craft, Snooker, Pool, Dominoes and Darts. Click here for the Parish News and go to page 14 for more details.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Weather Statistics for January

                                                          2018          2017
Temperature at 8 am                          4.0c 3.4c
Minimum Temperature (Average)        2.8c    1.9c
Maximum Temperature (Average)       6.0c 5.7c
                                                          mm in   mm    in
Rainfall                                            160.5 6.4   80     3.2
The New Year has continued where the old left off : wet ! Not particularly cold with just a few nights down to zero. No real snow in Natland but plenty on the hills in the distance. One (short) month to endure before Spring! John Dobson.

Monday, 29 January 2018

Appeal hearing dates

Here is a copy of the letter sent out by South Lakeland District Council apprising people of the dates of the planning appeal hearing for the development on land to the east of Longmeadow Lane.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Natland Facebook page.

Memories of an older, less built on Natland are being unearthed on Facebook on a new site - Natland Past and Present, curated by Nigel Heap.  

Commenting on the Planning Appeal

The last date for receipt of comments for the public inquiry on the proposed development on the land to the east of Longmeadow Lane is the 8th February. Click here to access The Appeals Casework Portal to the Planning Inspectorate where you can add to what has already been said. (This portal is proving very difficult to use. It is possible to put your views via this email address:, and you don't need to register.)
The South Lakeland District Council record of what has already been said is accessible here.