Welcome to PatterdaleTODAY with over 100 pages of information, events, news, history and more.
The third Open Meeting will now be on Wednesday, December 3rd at 7pm in the Glenridding Public Hall. This is a follow-up to the second Open Meeting that was held on November 10th. Richard Leafe, Chief Executive of the Lake District National Park, will attend the December 3rd meeting.
Local charity "Cumbria Action for Sustainability" (CAfS) is offering to supply and fit free draughtproofing to qualifying Eden residents. You may qualify under three criteria - over 60 years old and on a low income, under 60 and in receipt of a means tested benefit, or a member of the household has a disability or long term health issue. To learn more ring CAfS on 01768 861 463, or click here to visit their website.
Opt 4 Community Energy
Free Energy Advice
Opt 4 Community Energy is a not-for-profit energy advice service based in Penrith and offers free advice and a supplier switching service to anyone living in Eden District or the wider Cumbria area. To learn more call 01768593110 or click here to visit their website.
Click here to visit the website, which has the full support of all health providers in Cumbria.
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new Local History section to this website. As we commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of WW1, the War Memorial page should be of particular interest.
We have also added the large number of transcriptions that Chris Darvill has made over the years, such as the Parish Registers, Directories and Census Records, all of which will be of interest to Family Historians.
Eden Councillors voted on September 18th in favour of a Penrith Town Council - click here for details of what will happen next. In July Penrith residents voted 2:1 in favour of a Town Council for Penrith. Click here to see the full results of that ballot .
Ullswater Valley Planning is a Lake District National Park Partnership initiative. The Ullswater Valley Plan has now been published. If you would like to learn more about the project and download the Ullswater Valley Plan, click here.
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.
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.
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 learn more .
The National Trust have submitted a planning application for a hydrogeneration scheme at Hayeswater Gill, above Hartsop. The proposed scheme would provide power equivalent to the electricity consumption of up to 212 homes. Click here to read a more detailed design summary and environmental assessment.click here to go to our Water Management page and read his update.
PatterdaleTODAY received the following message from Claire Murdoch in London on Friday the 8th of August.
"My 17 year old son and friends have just enjoyed a fabulous week camping in Glenridding. He is on a train back down to London as I type. This morning he and his friend had run out of money, needed to get a bus to Penrith to get the train home and apparently two perfect strangers....and I do mean perfect....saw their plight and stopped and gave them £10. My son asked for their address so that he could return it but they would hear no such thing. They may be locals and I just wanted to say thank you. Letting our son camp with friends is partly about helping him learn to be independent but this has reminded me that even more wonderful lessons about the generosity of others, are available."
There is a display in St Patrick's Church, Patterdale with information from the Patterdale School WW1 Project. There is also a display in the entrance area of the Public Hall.
Twenty-four individual profiles of those remembered on the Patterdale War Memorial have been produced by Norman Jackson and Rob Shephard, and can be accessed via the War Memorial page in our Local History section - click here to see one of the profiles.
Did you know that a Prince of Wales spent two nights in Patterdale?
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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 assessment.
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.ct 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.
Cumbria Police have launched a new number - 101 - for reporting all non emergency issues to the police. For more details, click here.
More local "Champions" welcome
Coming to Glenridding