Friday, 23 October 2009
At the Cumbria in Bloom awards ceremony, Grange-over-Sands won the South Lakeland Trophy for the Best in Borough. They were also runners-up in the small towns category and were presented with a Silver Gilt award and certificate. The trophy and certificates will be on display at the monthly Town Council meetings.
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
The 3Ps Group is obviously very disappointed not to be allocated funds to proceed to the second phase of project planning. With only £20 million available each year the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is only allowing schemes to proceed to the next phase if they are certain there is no risk of them failing to go ahead.
Following the sad news, Jayne Kendall of SLDC and Ron Shapland were invited to meet officers of the HLF in Manchester to discuss improvements which would be needed to the application in order to improve the chances of success.
It was emphasised that any project needed to be of a high standard as funding applications were six times the funds available. In particular the money to be provided by SLDC, which is linked to the progress of the Berners Vision Development, needed to be fully secured and available for use as match funding. The lack of the Clare Lane Bridge was also seen as a disadvantage in that the Park Road Gardens were not easily accessible to the Promenade.
The HLF are now requiring additional documentation previously needed at the second phase with the first phase application, namely a Green Space Strategy for all SLDC parks, gardens and open spaces; a complete Audience Development Plan and a 10 year Management Plan. There were also a number of other suggestions, all of which will be discussed at the next 3Ps Full Group meeting on the 10th September at 2pm in the Victoria Hall.
The Project Committee has discussed the possible date for a re-submission and because of ensuring the reinstatement of the Clare Lane Bridge and confirmation of the match funding from Berners Vision it is likely to be August 2010 at the earliest.
There is no intention of giving up following this initial setback due to the importance of the Promenade and Gardens to the well being of Grange.
Monday, 17 August 2009
Grange in Bloom 2009 Results
D - Communal establishments etc
Monday, 17 August 2009
GRANGE IN BLOOM 2009 - RESULTS
Residential Gardens - A
Monday, 10 August 2009
Our first members workshop evening was held on 26th June. Lots of interest was shown and the "Villages Project" was born. The purpose of this project is to encourage research within the Society and to produce, as an outcome, a history or histories of the villages within the CPLHS area. A short presentation was followed by discussion on different ways in which this could be achieved. The initial village study would include Allithwaite, Kents Bank, Ravenstown, Field Broughton, Flookburgh and Meathop. The Society would also encourage members who perhaps have done little or no research themselves, but would like to come along to find out more. The next meeting will be held in Cartmel Village Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday 9th September.
Monday, 27 July 2009
The Mayor of Grange will present the awards for Grange in Bloom at 7.15pm on Wednesday 12 August at Victoria Hall. There will be a slide show of the winning entries.