Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Events this Weekend

The Church Christmas Coffee Morning is this Saturday, the 10th Dec., 10am-12 noon. There'll be stalls selling cakes and toys and a selection of other things, together with a raffle. Admission is £2.00 to include coffee/tea and a mince pie.

The Pro Nobis Christmas Concert is on Sunday 11th Dec. at 7.30pm, in the church. There'll be a small orchestra as well as the singers, and they will be performing Bach's Christmas Oratorio part two, with shorter seasonal pieces in the second half of the concert.

There is a reason why the National Grid is giving us a presentation on Saturday (see below), but so far is hasn't been common knowledge. It involves a considerable extension to the substation on Sedgwick Road. Do go along on Saturday and find out more!

Monday, 5 December 2016

National Grid North West Coast Connection .

There will be a presentation and a chance to discuss this project on Saturday 10th December from 10am to 3.30pm in the Village Hall. If you manage to discover anything that would impact on the village, please contact this website.

Waxwings still around

Jude Hodsoll writes: Here’s a photo of a single waxwing in a garden tree backing onto fields on Long Meadow Lane. The photo isn’t very good, poor light, quite a distance away and almost a silhouette. Still, it’s evidence!  
Photo taken on Saturday 3rd Dec.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

A considerably drier November

Average temperatures

Temperature at 8am3.9C6.9C
Min temperature2.5C5.2C
Max temperature7.1C9.1C
Total rainfallmmin   mm in
1335.3 28911.6

Much drier than last November's record rainfall! It was a lot colder as well with quite a few frosty mornings. Both were a consequence of prolonged high pressure and Northerly winds.

John Dobson

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Parish News - bumper edition

There are Christmas activities to suit all sorts of people listed in the two month edition of St. Mark's Church's magazine. Settle down to a good read, and plan your calendar for the next two months, by clicking on this link. If you prefer the paper edition, wait for it to be delivered to your door as every household in the parish will be receiving a copy shortly.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Age UK Christmas Celebration

Natland Young at Heart Social Group for older residents will next meet on Monday 12th December and we will be going along to the School Christmas Celebration in Church at 2pm, followed by tea and mince pies back at the village hall. In January (9th), the group will be meeting at Kendal Leisure Centre at 1.45pm where we will try various games and activities!

Waxwings in Natland

A single waxwing was spotted in the churchyard at the time of Wendy Balmer's funeral on Tuesday and a flock of 50 or so was seen on Abbey Drive on Friday. They come here from Scandinavia to see what they can find, and when conditions are right we could experience what in bird-watching terms is called an 'eruption'. Do email with sightings.
Tony Renkin emailled on Sunday 27th November: One waxwing Wednesday lunchtime Long Meadow Lane. Sunday morning a flock of 40/50 on apple tree aty Higher House Farm, Oxenholme Lane. (I think that the name for this influx of waxwings is an irruption).

Friday, 25 November 2016

A chance to have your say about health and social care locally.

Your local NHS invites you to The Kendal Integrated Care Community public event on Wednesday 30th November 2016, 6pm-7.30pm at the Quaker Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal,Cumbria LA9 4BH.
An   Integrated   Care   Community   (ICC)   is   a   team   of patients   and   public,   health   and   social   care professionals   and   third   sector   organisations   that   work together to address the care needs of a community.   Come along and get involved in the design and running of your local health and social care services.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Another successful AGM for the WI

The November meeting of the WI was well attended and was followed by the AGM (at which two new committee members were elected), a Jacob’s Join supper and a ‘lively and entertaining social time’.

You can read or download the full report of the meeting here.

Minutes of the Parish Council meeting

The Parish Council received information on lighting, roads, footpaths, crime and the planning permission which is still awaited for the 17 houses adjacent to Underhill on the Burton Road at their recent meeting. Not a lot of progress was made on most of the items though it was interesting to read that the police need observers to help to target cross border criminals......  
Click here for the full report.