Welcome to PatterdaleTODAY with over 70 pages of information, events, news and much more.
The Herdwyck Consort are giving a concert at St Patrick's Church on Friday, April 18th at 6pm. All are welcome - free entry - click here to learn more about the Herdwyck Consort.
A Boxer dog named Murphy was lost on Monday, April 14th in the Hartsop area while out walking.If you have any information , please ring 07900 682438. Click here to learn more about Murphy.
New 508 Bus Timetable
There is a new 508 bus timetable in operation, with extended school holiday and summer weekend service to Windermere. Click here to see the new timetable.
Revd Terry Wilcock was successfully inducted as Vicar of St Patrick's by the Bishop of Penrith on Sunday February 23rd at St Patrick's Church.
Free Chimney Balloons and Draught Proof Letterboxes for Patterdale Parish ResidentsWe have been contacted by Opt 4 Community Energy who are offering free draughtproofing items to residents in our Parish.This is part of a grant-funded scheme for Eden Lakes parishes that is soon coming to an end. Click here to visit the Opt 4 Community Energy website to learn more.
Ullswater Valley Planning is a Lake District National Park Partnership initiative. If you would like to learn more about the project and the latest progress on Ullswater Valley Planning, click here.
Click here to get the full advice on 24 hour options and phone numbers.
New Patterdale Parish Community Profile
ACT (ACTion with Communities in Cumbria) has made available a new set of Parish community profiles based largely on data from the 2011 Census. Click here to see the Patterdale Parish profile.
This black Patterdale Terrier called Rob was lost on High Street above Ullswater on Saturday October 5th. There were notices all around and on Patterdale Today asking for anyone who saw him to get in touch with the owner. The great news is that he was picked up on High Street on October 9th by some walkers and is now safely reunited with his owner.
Ullswater Canoe Litter Pick Sunday October 6th
Congratulations to the litterpickers - a full skips worth of litter was collected from the Ullswater shoreline.
Microchip your DogEden District Council are now offering to microchip dogs for Eden residents for free. Click here to learn more.
Cumbria Constabulary have launched a scheme that calls for volunteers from the local community to carry out brand new roles that will support policing across the county. Click here to go to our Volunteering page and learn more .
Paul Neate was surprised to find this Robin nesting amongst his waterproofs in the porch of his house. Robins have been known to nest in unusual places such as car engines and watering cans. Let's hope that Paul doesn't need his waterproofs during the next few weeks.
Patterdale TODAY is pleased to announce that Patterdale Parish Council now has it's own website. All of the pages previously used by the Parish Council have been moved to the new site, which can be accessed using the link above.
If you do, click here to go to our list of volunteering opportunities.
The Eden-wide recycling scheme started last July - click here for full information on the scheme.
However, the more people who use the recycling centre in Glenridding the more money the parish council earns to spend locally. If possible please encourage people to use the centre even with the box and bag scheme. Please remember there is no general rubbish facility in Glenridding.
Thanks to Ann Burrell and Liz Clarke for the amazing picture.
Patterdale Today, which is now in its 6th year, has been updated. In order to maintain our focus as an up-to-date local information website, the editorial team meet each year to review the usage and content of the site. We have discontinued some features and pages that were seldom visited and, in response to some complaints and advice about content over which we had no editorial control (for which we could be held liable) some content has been removed. The Home Page, which we all try to keep up-to-date, is very popular with over 25 visits each day. The What’s On page is equally popular, particularly as we have now extended the range, so please continue to send us details of any events, concerts, meetings etc.
Last year, we were delighted to receive, from two readers, quite a selection of Joseph Lowe photographs showing how the dale looked around a hundred years ago. These images have been added to our Then and Now gallery alongside a photograph of the same scene today. If you can help to date any of the pictures or suggest any narrative for them, please e-mail the editors.
Some 80 people in the parish have already carried out this test of their broadband speed, so a big thankyou to them. However, this probably only represents about a third of the internet users. From the Results we have received so far, it is clear that many people are getting speeds significantly less than they should be, so we have produced a Help Page with things you could try to improve your speed.
In May 2013, OFCOM reported that the national average speed was now 14.7Mbps - our exchange cannot even deliver much over 7Mbps and our average is around 4.7Mbps. Help us to get more measurements by asking friends and neighbours to click on the button to easily measure their broadband speed and let us know the result. We don't mind how many times you run the test.
We have expanded the coverage of our "What's On" section on the website. If you have items you would like added, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with details. Meanwhile, check out the listings in the What's On section