Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Happy Memories of Natland.

 I was so delighted to come across the Scrapbooks about Natland. (These photographs of old Natland were assembled by Don Shore and are available via the Features tab at the top of this page. Ed.).  I would love to get in touch with Dora Bianchi.  During the War my mother, my sister and I lived in the School House with my grandmother and aunt, while my father was away in the army.    I used to play with Dora Kitchen.  I don’t know if she remembers me: my name then was Barbara Snaith.  I remember the chickens and I think we spent quite a lot of time with each other.  After the war, my parents, sister and I drove to Natland and happened to see Dora.  We gave her a ride in the car, and I remember she was quite thrilled as she said it was her first time in a car (it was a fairly new experience for us, too!). 

I remember playing with Susan Kendall.  I remember her mother letting us feed the chickens and sometimes collect the eggs.  She also used to send us to search for eggs that had been “laid astray.”    It was lovely to see photographs of Dora and Susan. 

And, of course, I remember Miss Proctor very well.  I started school in her class, and I went to Sunday School at St. Mark’s Church. 

I remember a little boy called Graham who lived in one of the houses on the opposite the School House, on the other side of the Green. 

So many years ago, but my memories of that beautiful little village are amongst my most precious.  It was such a joy to read the memories of others.  Thank you for such a great feature. 

With all good wishes,    Barbara Chiari.

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

The Weather in Natland in March

Mar. average
Temperature at 8 a.m.
4.4° C
Minimum Temperature (Ave)
3.8° C
2.8° C

Maximum Temperature (Ave)
9.5° C
8.4° C
March was another wet month. We had a warm spell at the end of the month. We are now into the driest quarter of the year and hopefully can go further afield unlike last Spring.   John Dobson.

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Parish News for April and all about Easter in Natland.

Here is the link to everything that will be going on at St. Mark's Church this Easter, and for the rest of the month. 

The Church is open for services with organ music and flowers on Easter Day.  8am Holy Communion. 10am Holy Communion. 2-3pm. Easter Outdoors in the churchyard.  There's more information too about the Easter Trail around the village, on page 8.

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Fortnightly Green Bin Collections are coming back

South Lakeland District Council hopes to restore fortnightly green bin collections in April once they have trained new staff. Click here for more details.

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Natland Parish Council Minutes from 15th March

 Click here to discover the Parish Council's deliberations on a new speed limit for the village, possible new cycling and walking paths and much else besides.

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Welcome Views in the Churchyard yesterday

We were very pleased to see this female toad amongst the honeysuckle yesterday. Don't know whether she was quite so pleased to see us - she had to hop away, laiden as she was with toadspawn. Martin and Elspeth Jayne.

Saturday, 13 March 2021

Bus Services Restored,

In line with re-opening of schools on Monday 8th March the full timetable of Kendal bus services has been restored,  so service 41/41A is running at its usual half-hourly frequency.

Stagecoach services on other routes (eg 555, 505, 599) have also reverted to their full winter timetable, and the frequency of these will increase again when the summer timetable starts on Saturday 27th March.                                         Sarah Roberts.

Thursday, 11 March 2021

GREEN bins will only be collected once a month, council has confirmed.

South Lakeland District Council announces changes to green waste bin collection

South Lakeland District Council has announced it is aiming to make one green bin collection per household each month until further notice.

Last month, SLDC said that green waste collections were suspended in the South Lakes due to staffing pressures brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The suspension has now been lifted, but green waste bins will only be collected once a month.

SLDC is urging residents to follow these steps: check your collection calendar and leave your green bin out on your next scheduled collection day, if your bin has not been emptied by the end of the day please take it back in present your green bin again on the next scheduled green bin collection day according to your calendar.                                         Marilyn Irons. 

Meanwhile Don Shore writes:
Saw this a couple of weeks ago.  Left ours out for Monday morning but not taken so now hoping for Monday 22nd.

Monday, 8 March 2021

Natland Parish Council Meeting

 The Parish Council is meeting on the 15th March by Zoom, and here is the agenda. It includes a discussion on an advisory speed limit of 20mph in Natland.

The Church is Open on Sunday.

 We will re-open for worship on Sunday 14th March and subsequent Sundays for the 10am service.

The usual covid secure arrangements will be in operation - sides persons on duty, wearing of face coverings by all (unless exempt by law), 2m distanced, hand sanitising, receiving Holy Communion in the pews (with the option as always not to receive), no congregational singing, no mingling inside or outside of church.  The service will be live-streamed for those not able to attend church.