Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Breaking News: No poo fairy in Natland!

I know this topic keeps cropping up, but I make no apologies for bringing it up again.
I take my daughter's dog a walk most weekdays. Everywhere I go are signs requiring us to keep our dogs on a lead and clean up after our dogs.
Most of the people I see with their dogs look like responsible citizens, yet the unsavoury heaps I encounter must be left by a dog with a person on the other end of the lead; and what kind of person, I wonder, takes the trouble to use a black bag and then hangs it on a tree or leaves it on the roadside? Presumably they think there must be a poo fairy, like the tooth fairy, but with a less pleasant job.
Carrying a little black bag full of dog poo is not my favourite task, but sorry folks, if you have a dog, you have to do it!
Enid Holmes

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Housing Proposals to the east of Long Meadow Lane

Click here to find more details of a proposal to develop the land to the east of Longmeadow Lane by Oakmere Homes.

David Peters, Chair of Natland Parish Council, has published some advice and information about the pre-application consultation being carried out by Oakmere Homes concerning this proposal. You can read or download it here.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Inspirational bread-making at the WI

The speaker at February’s meeting of Natland & Oxenholme Women’s Institute, on 15 February, was Simon Thomas of Staff of Life, who talked about making artisan bread at home and even demonstrated the art of making focaccia as members watched.

Members also reported on a recent trip to Blackwell and the upcoming Fashion Show at the Village Hall at 7.30pm on Friday 17 March. (Tickets £6 including a glass of wine and canap├ęs available from members or the post office.)

A full report of February’s meeting is available to read or download here.

Scots Guardsman going north on Saturday

46115 Scots Guardsman or loco to be advised, will be northbound on Saturday February 18th through Oxenholme at 12:40.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Simon and Garfunkel are back in town

After the success of their performance at St. Mark's Church, Natland last year and at many other venues in the North West, the popular duo Tim Chu and Ian Bailey will be performing live the songs of Simon and Garfunkel on Friday 17th March in Kendal Town Hall.
Doors open at 7.30, show starts at 8pm. BYOB. Refreshments available. Tickets £12 from Trybooking.co.uk/zw or Dave at Sight Advice, tel 01539 769055 or email Anna.  More details on this link 
Tim and Ian will generously donate profits from the performance to St. Mark's Church, Natland and Sight Advice in Kendal.  The event is sponsored by Oakmere Homes.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Jumble Sale next Saturday

There will be a Jumble Sale on Saturday 18th February in the Village Hall at 2pm. 
Proceeds will be for St. Mark's Church funds.
Goods for sale may be delivered to the Village Hall on the morning of the sale, between 9am and 12, or left at 41 Long Meadow Lane during the week before. If you have goods for collection please ring Marion Thornton (015395 61253) or David Walker (01539 732524)

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Friday, 10 February 2017

Monday Club Meeting

Held in the Village Hall, the next meeting of the Monday Club will be on 20th February at 2pm when the speaker will be Jan Wiltshire - the subject "The Farne Islands and the Northumberland Coast". Refreshments and bookstall to follow.

Dry stone waller wanted

Does anyone know if a good one? If so please send details to Paul Want (Chairman of the Village Hall Committee).

Friday, 3 February 2017

Waste of Time?

Here are the official views of the Parish Council about the power line proposals cause by the need to link the proposed nuclear power station in West Cumbria to the National Grid and the new substation at Natland.

But will the re-wiring of Cumbria and Lancashire be needed?
The North-West Evening Mail reported on Friday evening (Feb 3)
"FEARS continue to grow over plans for Cumbria's planned new power plant, after it was reported a key mover is "unlikely" to get involved in future building work outside Japan.
It was revealed this week that Toshiba - which has a 60 per cent stake in Nugen, the company which plans to build at Moorside, near Sellafield - has put its involvement in the project under review."
read the full story here
Fears grow over Moorside power plant proposal