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Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute 11th November 2018   (11.11.18)

New Walking for Health Program 2017   (2017)
Please find attached a copy of the New FREE Walking for Health Programme January – July 2016 (attachment 2). The scheme continues to grow in both success, and attendees; exploring many of our wonderful local parks, green spaces and woodlands. It additionally assists in the achievement of physical, social and mental wellbeing outcomes and health gains in hard to reach populations.

Whilst there are 2 scheduled walks (10.30 and 1pm), we would appreciate it if you could refer any new walkers to the 1pm walk, so that leaders are able to take time to greet and speak to new participants. As well as fill in the relevant paperwork (which can be sent to you in advance if useful)

The Carlisle scheme has additionally been recognised as best practice and featured at the World Health Organisation International Healthy Cities conference and additionally with the UKactive Promising Practice Survey which resulted in the report ‘”What works for local physical activity interventions’.  

Temporary road closure - Wetheral Pasture, Cumwhinton - 16.01.2017   (16.1.17)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that to enable Amey on behalf of United Utilities to carry out water mains refurbishment works (“the Works”), the County Council of Cumbria intends to make an Order the effect of which is to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding along that section of the C1038 Wetheral Pasture, from its junction with the B6263, extending in a south easterly direction for a distance of approx.800m.

A way for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will be maintained at all times and a suitable alternative route for vehicles will be signed and available via the B6263, A6 (High Hesket), C3027 (Armathwaite) and the unrestricted section of the C1038.

Nothing in the Order to which this notice relates shall:
1. Apply to emergency service vehicles, or vehicles being used by statutory undertakers in the performance of their duties; and
2. Apply to anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform; and
3. Have the effect of preventing at any time access for pedestrians to any premises situated on or adjacent to the roads, or to any other premises accessible for pedestrians from, and only from the roads; and
4. Apply to vehicles being used in connection with the Works.

Any queries to Cumbria Highways, The Parkhouse Building, Kingmoor Business Park, Carlisle, CA6 4SJ (0300 303 2992) quoting the ‘Post Box’ reference 9699.

The Order will come into operation on 16 January 2017 and may continue in force for a period of up to eighteen months from that date as and when the relevant traffic signs are displayed, although it is anticipated that it will only be required for 19 weeks.

D Roberts, Corporate Director, Resources & Transformation, Cumbria County Council,
Cumbria House, Carlisle, CA1 1RZ

Environment Agency Update    (22.11.16)
This is the weekly update of Environment Agency (EA) activities taking place in the next 7 days. - If your community is not included in this list it means work is not taking place this week, however the information below does not represent the full list of scheduled work due to be carried out.    More...

Tyne Valley Rural User Group Update   (15.11.16)
Please find in transport section the new timetables 4 and, for those interested, 7 which take effect on 11th December.

Also attached are the minutes of our recent AGM where members voted for TVRUG to become a community member of TVCRP.

This means that members continue to pay their annual £5 subscription with TVRUG continuing to operate its current bank account. TVRUG will join TVCRP as a group and pay the necessary membership (yet to be determined). TVRUG funds will be available for any projects or campaigns that the membership wishes to support.

TVRUG still needs a new Chairman, preferably a reasonably regular train user. However the role is much reduced from before as TVCRP will take over many functions that Malcolm has completed in the past. The Chairman will just need to provide guidance for the group and be a point of contact. The Chairman or other nominated TVRUG member will represent TVRUG at Stakeholder meetings and will be entitled to vote on behalf of TVRUG.

The TVCRP Secretary will maintain the membership database and issue updates and newsletters to all its members, which will include all members of TVRUG.

As always, TVRUG members, along with other corporate/community members of TVCRP will be encouraged to feed back their experiences (good or not so good) to the TVCRP Secretary who will pass them on to Northern for comment or action.

In this way TVRUG retains its own identity and funds, improves communication between the railway operator and its members and gives TVCRP a rail users' voice.

Obviously this has to be ratified by TVCRP who are currently restructuring ready for their AGM in January. It is anticipated that stakeholders in TVCRP will not be individuals but either community groups or corporate members and that individuals will have a voice through TVRUG membership. Hence it is expected that the current group members of TVRUG, such as Parish and Town Councils will convert their TVRUG membership to community membership of TVCRP. Further details concerning these arrangements will be communicated to TVRUG group members in due course.

Meanwhile you are invited to the TVCRP Stakeholder event on 24th November in Hexham (see attachment).

Red Cross Garden Scheme   (7.11.16)
The British Red Cross has a flourishing Open Gardens scheme and once again we are looking for new gardens to add to our collection for 2017. I am writing to your community in the hope that they will consider opening their gardens on a day next year that suits them. Those who have joined our scheme find it a very rewarding and valuable experience as you get to display and enjoy your garden with other garden lovers. The scheme has proved to be successful in Cumbria in past years and we would love to exceed this.
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Wetheral Brownies Remember   (November 2016)
The Brownies have been very pro-active in terms of Remembrance this year. They have supported the Carlisle Military Museums attempt to make 1700 poppies to represent those from Border Regiment who lost their lives in the Somme campaign 100 years ago. Please see attached photos. An elderly member of Girl Guiding UK knitted a poppy for each Brownie to finish off by sewing on a button. The Brownies were very interested in the discussion that ensued about the poppy installation at The Tower of London 2 years ago. They were fascinated to see one of these poppies, owned by a leader whose grandfather fought in WW1
In addition, the Brownies gathered together the names of 100 inspirational women earlier in the year for part of a challenge badge. Corporal Sarah Bryant, the first British servicewoman to be killed in Afghanistan – and of this Parish- was one of those 100 women.

Eden Brows - Footpath Closure   (October 2016)
Story’s have a temporary closure in place (see attached) on a section of footpath 138008 at Eden Brows as shown in red on plan below. The contractor is trying to negotiate with the landowners to put in place a diversion around the works.  


Please find attached a copy of the above named order which came into effect on 12 September 2016 and apologies for not sending a copy sooner.


Sandra Pattinson
Countryside Access Officer
Regulatory Services I Economy and Highways
Cumbria County Council I The Parkhouse Building
Kingmoor Business Park I Carlisle I CA6 4SJ  

New 105 tel no. to report power cuts or get up to date information on power cuts.   (15.9.16)
This is a message sent via Cumbria community messaging. This information has been sent on behalf of The Environment Agency
Message sent by
Maria Ullyart (Environment Agency, Flood Resilience Advisor – PP and Community Engagement, Cumbria)    More...

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