Monday, 8 August 2022

Dementia Awareness course

 There is a free Zoom dementia awareness course available starting on Thursday the 18th of August, 7-8pm and for three subsequent weeks. Click here for details. John Houghton.

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Natland Weather Report for July

 NATLAND WEATHER REPORT                    JULY 2022    JULY AVERAGE

                                                                                 C                         C

TEMPERATURE AT 8AM                                      15.8                       14.9

AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE                 13.9                       13.1

         "        MAXIMUM           "                               21.7                       20.4


RAINFALL                                                             92MM                     116MM

       "                                                                       3.7 INS                     4.7 INS


Although it was very hot on the 18/19 July, we did not have a prolonged heatwave so monthly average temperatures were lower than last July. I live at the top of a hill and it is noticeably cooler than in the rest of the village. Even so, I recorded 32 C on the 19 July. We rarely exceed 25 C. Rainfall was nearly 4 inches, unlike the rest of the country which is having a drought. John Dobson.

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Music on a Summer’s Afternoon

 Do come along to church next Sunday afternoon for a free singing and organ recital.

7th August 2.30pm

Natland Church

with Clive Walkley and Katie Whittaker

All are very welcome

Refreshments will be served

Minutes of the last Natland Parish Council Meeting

 Here are the Minutes of the meeting held on the 25th July and a list of topics which the Council is addressing.

The next meeting will be in October.

Sunday, 31 July 2022

An Invitation from Friends of the Lake District

 Join us for a Family Fun Day on the Helm. Build and decorate your very own Hedgehog homes and Bee Hotels, take part in our treasure hunt or bring a picnic and just enjoy the view.

No Booking is required for any of the day's activities, just head for the Helm and see what's afoot... You can come and collect a treasure map anytime from 11am until 2pm. We will be 'manning the Helm' and giving out prizes until 3pm. *All children must be accompanied by an adult*

Build and decorate Hedgehog homes and Bee Hotels – whilst learning about why their populations are struggling and what you can do to help. All materials will be provided and you can take them home to place in your gardens.

We'll be running two Hedgehog Homes and Bee Hotel making sessions:

11:00 until 12:00 & 13:00 until 14:00 (Please note these are drop in sessions so just come and find us on the day, we'll be easy to spot on the Helm)

We'll also be providing a treasure hunt to get you all exploring, with a prize for those eagle eyed people who manage to find everything on our treasure map!

Why not bring a picnic, meet the Fell Ponies and enjoy the wonderful view that the Helm offers.


The Helm is situated near Oxenholme, just south east of Kendal and although not a very high hill at 185m, it gives beautiful views. Since 2007, we have installed gates improving access on the Helm for all to enjoy. We have also introduced a rare breed of Fell Pony, native to Cumbria. The ponies help with conservation through their grazing as well as creating open ground in their hoof marks so that flower seeds can germinate. Our volunteers are maintaining the dry stone walls that are a part of its character as well as being important to keep the Fell ponies and cows in. We have planted over 1,500 trees, including oak, rowan, birch, wild cherry and hawthorn to create a new wood for people and wildlife to visit all year round.

Thursday, 28 July 2022

Who Knew?

This obituary appeared in the Guardian recently describing the life of a well-loved aunt who spent her formative years on a smallholding in Natland and went on to live a remarkable life.

(Click on the cutting to make it clearer).

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Tea Party at the Vicarage

Preparations are hotting up as cakes are being made and decorated and jams poured into their jars. The zip wire is being fastened to the church tower and teddies are being roused for an afternoon of fun. They can be seen in people’s windows all over the village as part of the teddy bear trail (£1 a go). Prizes for the fantastic raffle and Tombola have been assembled, and the Big Band and magician have probably been practising. A £50 hamper has been assembled as a prize just to come in. Come along on Saturday and enjoy the fun and games. Thank you to everyone who came along, despite the rain. Over £1,200 was raised. 
 

Tuesday, 19 July 2022

Minutes of the last Natland Parish Council meeting and the Agenda for the next one

The Parish Council covered a wide range of topics at their meeting on the 4th July. Click here for the minutes.

On  the 25th July they will be unveiling the new Carlisle, Barrow-in-Furness and Kendal Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs), amongst many other topics. Click here for the Agenda.

Sunday, 17 July 2022

Very Useful Contacts

 Natland Parish Council has compiled a useful document so that you can find the right sort of help when you need it. To find out more about help on how to insulate your home and for simple yet vital jobs for people who are elderly or vulnerable, click on this link.

W.I News

After their successful Open evening Natland and Oxenholme WI meet again on Wednesday 20th July at 7.30pm - Speaker Dinah Ball - Staying Safe Online. Competition: A Coin Purse. We look forward to seeing all members, new members and visitors.