Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Coast Along for WaterAid - Saturday 11 September 2010
Take part in WaterAids sponsored walk around the beautiful coast paths of Britain and help provide safe water and effective sanitation to some of the poorest communities in Africa, Asia and the Pacific region.
The aim of Coast Along is to have a team of walkers on sections of the National Coast Paths around the UK on the same day.
The terrain is varied, each path being between 4 and 15 miles in length and graded from easy to severe! So whether you seek a leisurely weekend break with family or friends, or a more challenging team building exercise, Coast Along has something for everyone!
To find out more, and to register for Coast Along visit www.coastalongforwateraid.org or contact email@example.com
Monday, 21 June 2010
Dales & Lakes Historic Vehicle Day
Sunday 8th August 2010 - 11.30am to 4.30pm
All visitors are welcome! Join us for a fantastic day out!
Free on-site parking for visitors' via Cart Lane, Grange over Sands, LA11 7AB.
The entry charge is just £4 per adult and all accompanied children under 16 years are admitted free. Visitors receive a colour brochure and the chance to see 250 classic cars, motorcycles and commercials. Plus these activities -
· Bouncy Castles http://bouncingisfun.co.uk/
- Birds of Prey http://boproadshow.co.uk/meet-the-birds.htm
Climbing Wall http://climbing-high.co.uk/
- Craft and Autojumble Stalls
- Refreshments, Ices, Hot Food and a Licenced Bar
- Lakeland Radio Live http://lakelandradio.co.uk/
We make a charitable donation whenever surplus funds are generated, and last year this amounted to £1700. In 2010 we shall be supporting Manna House, a Kendal based charity for the homeless and Lakeland Radio's charity of the Year.
For more information visit our web site www.grangehistoric.org or contact Geoff Critchley 015395 33217
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
South Lakeland released the following press release on 11 June regarding the Berners development:
'The Berners Vision Partnership project has taken a significant step forward with the council securing a long-term commitment from everyone involved just months before Clare Lane pedestrian footbridge re-opens.
Concerns had been raised locally that any delay in the project may put at risk the funding for the health centre which is a major part of the regeneration site.
South Lakeland District Council has worked with the site developer’s, the Berners Vision Partnership, to address concerns about the long term future of the development if the health centre was built ahead of the rest of the site.
The council has secured long-term commitment from the partnership to continue the project as a whole, with two clear development phases.
Phase one will see the development of the new health centre on the upper part of the Berners Close Car Park.
It’s expected that SLDC's Planning Committee will be able to consider the planning application for the health centre in July.
Phase two will continue to transform the site of the Berners Pool, the car park and adjacent land and the former open air swimming pool into a new leisure facility with swimming pool, housing, extra care housing, car park, and a new rail crossing.
Cllr Brendan Jameson, Leader of the Council said: “The people of Grange have been very patient with this complex project and at last we are able to see the prospect of work starting.
“We are planning to rebuild the restored Clare Lane Bridge in the Autumn and there’s every possibility that work will have also started on the new Health Centre.
We hope that the Berners Vision Partnership will then be able to quickly move towards the second stage of the project.”
The council has secured commitment from the partnership; Russell Armer Limited (RAL) and South Lakes Hotels (SLH) on their intent and ability to complete the second phase and GPI Group who will deliver the health centre in phase one.
If plans are approved in late July, work could start on site on phase one during October 2010.
Steve Laker, of General Practice Investment Corporation Limited (part of the GP Group), said: “We are delighted at the meaningful progress that has been made in relation to the entire Berners Regeneration project and look forward to commencing construction of Phase 1 as soon as practicable after the grant of planning permission."
Martyn Nicholson, Managing Director of Russell Armer Homes, said: We are pleased that positive progress is being made on this important scheme for Grange- over- Sands.
“We look forward to creating a housing development which everyone involved can be proud of. “
Jonathan Denby, Managing Director of South Lakes Hotels, said: "It will be an exciting day for me to see work start on the site after such a long period spent sorting out the preliminaries.
“I am confident that phase 2, which will include the new leisure centre and the redevelopment of the lido, will follow soon afterwards.”
In a joint statement Grange ward Councillors Tom Harvey and Bill Wearing, added:
“This is a positive step towards the development of the Berners site.
“It may seem that progress has taken some time, but this is an extremely complex development and I'm pleased that all parties involved are working together.
“The health centre is desperately needed in our area and I look forwards to this part moving forwards as soon as possible, with phase two to follow shortly afterwards.
“Once the first digger is on site, hopefully within the next few months, Grange residents will be able to see that all the work that has gone on behind the scenes has really paid off."
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Be sure to make a date in your diary for this week long musical Festival when world class artists such as: Natalie Clein, Anthony Hewitt & Martin Roscoe perform in Ulverston.
The Festival opens with a performance of Faure's Requiem and ends with a Chamber Music Gala featuring the best of Britain's instrumentalists.
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Work is currently being carried out on the grangeoversands.net website. Some of the links are not working at present, for which we apologise.
If you are unable to find the information you require, please telephone the town council office on 015395 32375 and we will do our best to assist.
Thursday, 25 March 2010
A talk given by Andy Lowe at Cartmel Village Hall on the 18th March, entitled ‘Lakeland Architecture’.
Andy started his talk by informing us that he would take us on a ‘romp’ which would cover the history of 500 years of Lakeland architecture in just one hour, and then proceeded to keep his audience spellbound while he delivered on his promise.
Andy stressed how all buildings (no matter when they were built) have been adapted to meet their owners’/residents’ requirements over the years. Extensions, fancy fretwork, the addition of different styles and new windows are really nothing new, and have helped to ensure the viability of buildings which would, otherwise, have fallen out of use as fashions changed and more efficient building material became available.
It was also interesting to note how the emulation of the wealthier residents’ penchant for new architectural styles, adornment, etc., have, since at least medieval times, filtered down to the more humble dwellings as less wealthy owners and residents attempted to copy the latest style in architectural fashion – nothing really changes!
The talk was supported with a wealth of images which underpinned the sheer breadth of Andy’s vast knowledge of his topic.