Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Heysham is considered by Government to be potentially suitable for a new nuclear power station.The Government is consulting on its draft Nuclear National Policy Statement and list of sites, including Heysham, around the country that might be suitable for new nuclear power stations.We would like to hear your views.The draft Nuclear National Policy Statement explains how sites are assessed, why we need new nuclear power and the Government's policy on managing radioactive waste safely. It will set the framework for planning decisions on new nuclear power stations.A local exhibition giving information about the draft Nuclear National Policy Statement and the assessment of Heysham will be held at: Lancaster Town Hall from 26th - 28th November 2009. A public discussion will also be held on the morning of Saturday 28th November at the same location.Please visit www.nuclear-nps-events.info for further information on location and timings and to register for the public session. Alternatively if you wish to register for the public session by telephone please contact 0845 004 8841.How do I take part in consultation?
- Visit the local exhibition and record your comments
- Take part in this public discussion
- Respond to the consultation online, by post or at events.
- Read the documents at www.energynpsconsultation.decc.gov.uk
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Cumbria County Council www.cumbria.gov.uk - 23 November 2009
Cumbria County Council www.cumbria.gov.uk
- 23 November 2009
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Cumbria Tourism issues advice to visitors
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Cumbria still very much ‘open for business’
Monday, 02 November 2009
On 22nd October at Cartmel Village Hall, Janet Smith, part-time guide at Holker Hall for 9 years, gave an illustrated talk on "Families of Holker". Her knowledge appeared boundless. Today Holker is the home of Lord and Lady Hugh Cavendish and yes, Holker can be pronounced Holker or Hooker. Both are correct. It is a Norse word and means Marshy Hollows. The history of the Hall begins in the 16th Century and has only belonged to 3 different surnames since; Preston, Lowther and Cavendish. It has never been bought or sold during that time.
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
GRANADA REGION DIGITAL SWITCHOVER NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2009KENDAL TRANSMITTER UPDATE – TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2009 As you know, the Winter Hill transmitter group (Granada region) switches to digital on 4 November and 2 December. This affects viewers in South Cumbria who receive their television signals from Winter Hill or one of its relays in North Lancashire or Furness. In the early hours of Wednesday 4 November, the Winter Hill transmitter and all its relay transmitters will be shut down to allow the switchover process to start. BBC2 analogue will be switched off and one group of BBC digital channels will start up in its place. Winter Hill is expected to restart by around 06.00 but many of the relays will not restart until later in the day. In the early hours of Wednesday 2 December, the Winter Hill transmitter and all its relay transmitters will again be shut down to allow the completion of the switchover transition. The remaining analogue services will be switched off and the rest of the digital services will be started up in their place. Winter Hill is again expected to restart by around 06.00 but many of the relays will not restart until later in the day. Viewers who receive their television signals from one of the relays (in Cumbria: Millom Park; Barrow Town Hall; Roose; Dalton in Furness; Urswick; Penny Bridge; Backbarrow; Cartmel and Staveley in Cartmel) will receive around 15 Freeview channels for the first time. Viewers whose signals come directly from Winter Hill or Lancaster will be able to see additional commercial channels. IMPORTANT INFORMATIONKENDAL TRANSMITTER ENGINEERING WORK – TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2009 On Tuesday 10 November, engineering work will take place at the Kendal transmitter group in South Lakeland, following the completion of stage 1 of the Granada switchover. Services will be off air for a number of hours in the early morning, and all viewers who receive their TV from the Kendal transmitter will need to retune their Freeview equipment in the morning. The Kendal transmitter and its relay transmitters at Coniston, Crosthwaite, Grasmere, Hawkshead, Kendal Fell, Millthrop, Sedbergh and Windermere will be off the air while the work is being carried out. The Kendal transmitter is expected to restart around 0600. The other transmitters are expected to restart around mid morning – except for Coniston, which should restart around lunchtime. BBC services at the Kendal transmitter have been located on a temporary frequency since the Border Digital Switchover, in order to prevent interference with other services in the Granada region. Following the Granada digital switchover, services at Kendal are now being moved to their final frequency. Viewers who need help with retuning can contact the Digital UK helpline on 08456 50 50 50 or visit digitaluk.co.uk/retuning John AskewRegional Manager, Tyne TeesDigital UKa: PO Box 13424 I Kelso I Roxburghshire I TD5 8WUe: firstname.lastname@example.org: 0778 606 7758 w: www.digitaluk.co.uk/retuning