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    Welcome to PatterdaleTODAY with over 70 pages of information, events, news and much more.

    Good Friday
    Concert at St Patrick's

    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.

    Dog Lost at Hartsop

    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.

    Induction of New Minister 

    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 Residents
    We 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 

    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.

    "Doctor First"
    Glenridding Health Centre

    The Health Centre have launched a "Doctor First" campaign, to encourage patients to call a doctor rather than go immediately to Accident & Emergency with minor injuries or less severe injuries. 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.

    Patterdale Terrier Lost On High Street Now Found!

    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 Dog 
    Free Service
    Eden District Council are now offering to microchip dogs for Eden residents for free. Click here to learn more.

    Police Support Volunteers Scheme

    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 .

    Stunning view from the path to Boredale Hause - Jun 2006 Photo by Norman Jackson

    Can you help?
    Precious Book Lost at Deepdale

    A Wainwright "Far Eastern Fells" in a map-case was lost on April 15th on the path between Deepdale Bridge and Goldrill Beck. It was given to them by their father and contains notes and detailed observations on all their walks since 1991. If you find it, or have any information, please ring 07567503862 and ask for Gerry.

    Robin nesting amongst

    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.

    Broadband Update  Patterdale Parish

    We have posted a detailed update on the "Connecting Cumbria" project and broadband for Patterdale parish on the website - click here to go to our broadband page to see the update.

    More local "Champions" welcome
    Our local Broadband "Champions" want to do more over the coming months to ensure our community gains maximum benefit from the Connecting Cumbria Broadband project - if you 'd like to join us, do get in touch & email the editors at patterdaletoday@gmail.com

    New Year's Day Swim Jenkins Field

    Some of the swimmers and spectators who braved the cold for the New Year's Day swim. Thanks to the steamers for hot drinks & mince pies afterwards in the pier-house and thanks to all who gave to the collection - £70 raised in aid of public hall funds.

    Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service - Home Fire Risk Self Assessment

    Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service have launched an online self-assessment survey enabling residents in Cumbria to gauge their risk of falling victim to fire in the home. Click here to access the online survey.

    New Penrith Website

    A new website has been launched to promote Penrith . The website is an initiative from the Penrith BID (Business Improvement District) project - click here to visit the new website.

    EdenSave Credit Union Opens in Penrith

    A new credit union for the Eden district has opened in the Devonshire Arcade in Penrith. EdenSave Credit Union is a not-for-profit community organisation owned by its members. Click here to go to their website and learn how to join and get details of the saving & borrowing opportunities on offer.

    "Coffee & Cake" Raises £750 for First Responders
    Thanks to everyone who supported the "Coffee and Cake" fundraiser for our local Community First Responders on Sunday , June 23rd. The event raised £750 for purchasing additional equipment for the team. The First Responders are hugely grateful to all those who were so generous in giving cakes and raffle prizes, and to those who came on the day and made it such a successful event.

    New Police Non-Emergency Number Launched - 101

    Cumbria Police have launched a new number - 101 - for reporting all non emergency issues to the police. For more details, click here.

    Local Entertainment

    To check out what's on at our local cinemas and theatres, click above to access the Links Page.

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    Patterdale Parish Council

    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.

    Want to Volunteer?

    If you do, click here to go to our list of volunteering opportunities.

    Eden Recycling - Kerbside Bag & Box Scheme

    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.

    Hazard at Hartsop 
    Road End

    Thanks to Ann Burrell and Liz Clarke for the amazing picture.

    Patterdale Today Updated

    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.

     Then and Now Pictures

    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.

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    Help us to help you get Better Broadband

    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.

     Tell us "What's On"  

    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  patterdaletoday@gmail.com with details. Meanwhile, check out the listings in the What's On section