Wednesday, 10 December 2008
A well attended AGM on 22nd November 2008 rounded off a very successful year of interesting and stimulating lectures and field trips and an increased membership of 25 new members. After the business side of the AGM was concluded refreshments were enjoyed followed by 3 short presentations by members.
Our programme for 2009 will commence on Thursday February 26th 2009 with a talk by Dr Hilary Walklett from Lancaster University entitled “Jiggers and Spelks: The Ports of Morecambe Bay, a trip through time looking at the effect that sea-trade had on life around the bay”.
Monday, 17 November 2008
The documents and plans produced by our Consultants and the 3Ps Group members were handed over to South Lakeland District Council at the Cabinet Meeting held in the Victoria Hall on Wednesday 12th November which had met to select the preferred developer for the Regeneration Scheme.
It is two and a half years since it was decided to prepare the bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund and it is now possible for SLDC to complete the Stage One Application and work in conjunction with ‘Berners Vision Partnership’ and progress to the Stage Two application and then, hopefully, a grant.
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Approximately 150 members of the public attended a meeting of the South Lakeland District Council Cabinet, held today in the Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands. The single item of business on the agenda was the appointment of a preferred developer for the land around Berners car park and swimming pool. The vast majority of the public in attendance applauded enthusiastically when the decision was announced that Berners Vision Partnership (BVP) had been selected as the preferred developer.
Monday, 20 October 2008
The Consultants contracted to provide maps, sketches, plans and costs completed their work in September and the 3Ps Project Team has continued its work to finish the bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Committee, at its meeting on the 6th October expressed satisfaction with progress and was informed that a meeting had been arranged with District Council Officers on the 10th October to review the project.
A meeting has also been arranged with the Heritage Lottery Fund on the 24th October at which it is hoped to receive guidance about the acceptability of the scheme and how to continue the application process. It is also anticipated that their view of the Grange Regeneration proposals recently put forward by the five developers will be discussed.
If the re-development of the Lido and the provision of the bridge link to the promenade is undertaken through the Regeneration Scheme the cost of the remainder of the renovation works to the Promenade, Ornamental and Park Road Gardens is reduced to approximately £3million of which 25%, or £750,000 will be need to be provided from the Regeneration Scheme in order to access the Heritage Lottery Funding.
It is planned to hand over the completed Stage 1 Lottery Bid to the District Council Cabinet on the 12th November when they hold their meeting in Grange.
Tuesday, 07 October 2008
Grange-over-Sands - Silver Award and runners-up in the small towns category
Cartmel Grange Care Home - Winners and Rose Lodge Rose Bowl for Best Residential Home in Cumbria
Graythwaite Manor Hotel - runners-up in the Cumbria Tourism hotel category