Welcome to PatterdaleTODAY with over 70 pages of information, events, news and much more.
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.
Glenridding Health CentreThe 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.
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.
Connecting Cumbria Broadband Project
September 2013 Update
The Connecting Cumbria project have advised that 50% of households in Patterdale Parish should be able to subscribe to a Superfast Broadband service once the project has completed roll-out within the Parish.
Click here to go to our Broadband page for a fuller update on the project.
More local "Champions" welcomeClick here to learn more.
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 email@example.com
Stagecoach have issued a new 108 (508) Bus Service Timetable. The 0735 Monday-Friday bus from Patterdale to Penrith still operates but the last Monday-Friday return bus from Penrith to Patterdale now leaves at 1630 instead of 1710 - this has already caused a number of people to miss the last bus and have to take a taxi. We have uploaded the new 108 Bus Service timetable to the website. Click here to view the timetable.
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 .
The A592 at Horrockwood (near the Leeming House Hotel) will be closed from 7pm to 7am for four nights from March 3rd to March 7th 2014 for road resurfacing work. Click here for full details.
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.
The surgery will be closed from 12 noon on Thursday, 20th March for afternoon staff training. This date is also in our "What's On" diary and we will add dates there for the rest of the year when they are available.
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.
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.
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.
Recognition for its beauty in a National Newspaper. The King George V Playing Field was mentioned and highly recommended for a visit in the Travel Supplement of The Sunday Times on the 30th June 2013 - they also refer readers to Patterdale TODAY. The grounds have recently undergone drainage works to prevent flooding which will hopefully benefit the sports activities and car parking.
"Coffee & Cake" Raises £750 for First Responders
Cumbria Police have launched a new number - 101 - for reporting all non emergency issues to the police. For more details, click here.
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.
Cumbria County Council is now offering support to vulnerable adults below pension age in Cumbria who may be struggling with heating bills. One-off grants of £125 will be available to vulnerable households which meet the criteria, from December 2013 until end the end of February 2014. Click here for full details.
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