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- Potholes and road repairs If you are out and about and spot a pothole or other issue with the roads, you can report it to Cumbria Council's Highways department or use an alternative such as Fix my street or Fill that hole.
Too young to vote?
If you're not old enough to vote, don't worry – there are still ways you can get through to the adults who are in charge of the country and the area where you live!
CDF Minutes 20th November 2013
Minutes of CDF Meeting
20th November 2013 at 2pm
United Reformed Church, Whitehaven
The Copeland Community Fund
The Copeland Community Fund is an agreement negotiated with the Government to recognise the service the Copeland Borough provides to the nation by hosting the Low Level Waste Repository close to the village of Drigg. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority pay £1.5million a year into the fund for every year that the repository is operating; in addition to an initial endowment of £10m.
The Fund provides a grant scheme specifically for the benefit of Copeland and is also committed to supporting community groups to develop their skills and confidence in applying for funding
- Fashion Show Fashion show by Alexandra's, Lakeland and Songbird Bridal of Keswick held St John's Church, Keswick.Tickets are available from the mentioned shops.
- The Louko Piano Trio The Louko Piano trio was formed in September 2015 by three young musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Since its formation, the trio has won the RNCM Hirsch Prize for outstanding performance of a work by Beethoven and also the RNCM Nossek Prize for the best performance of a piece from the Romantic period. They are primarily coached by Jeremy Young and Qian Wu (Sitkovetsky Piano Trio) and have also received further guidance from Frans Helmerson, Kathryn Stott, Peter Frankl and Gabor Takacs-Nagy. This year, the Louko Trio was the first prize winner of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Chamber Music Competition in London in which their performance was praised for being 'uniquely involving'. They have also been chosen as one of the four ensembles to participate in Music Coll 2016 this summer. The repertoire for this concert is as follows: Haydn Gypsy Rondo Beethoven Piano Trio No 3 in C minor, Op. 1 Dvorak Piano Trio No 3 in F minor, Op. 65 This concert is presented as part of Lake District Summer Music’s Patrons Society New Generation Artist concert series 2017. Full details of the remainder of the season are available online.
- Belfagan Morris Day of Dance Belfagan Morris are holding a traditional Day of Dance in Keswick town centre that will appeal to the general public. We are inviting about 10 other Morris sides from around the north of England to join us. The dancers and their musicians will take turns to show their traditional dance styles at various venues throughout the town. These styles will include North Western Clog Morris, Longsword Dance, Border Morris and Molly Dance. Usually Morris dancers give a flamboyant and unique performance that evokes the traditions and historic dance styles of our country. However, it is a living tradition in that modern dances may be mixed with the older dances.
- Swimming Swimming is great fun and a great form of exercise. There are plenty of opportunities for swimming both indoors and out but please stay safe and make sure you know what you are doing.
Volunteering, working abroad and gap year travel
Different options to consider when thinking about your future.
CDF Minutes 22nd January 2014
CDF Minutes 22nd January 2014
- First step Do you feel stressed? Are you struggling with anxiety? First Step are working with Cumbrian GPs to offer stress control courses to people wanting help to manage their own stress and anxiety.
- Tullie Explorer Play Day Tuesday Every Tuesday we turn our wildlife dome into a toddler discovery space! Enjoy crafts, dressing-up and a range of play resources.
- A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel Performed live by Tim Chu and Ian Bailey. A celebration, not a tribute, by two talented musicians. A unique show loved by music fans and especially followers of Simon & Garfunkel. Tim Chu and Ian Bailey are two talented professional singer-songwriters from the North West of England. They have grown up listening to Simon & Garfunkel’s music, with both the composition and vocal blend having a strong influence on their respective professional careers. After years of busy individual touring schedules, both Tim and Ian have now found the time to concentrate on this venture, delivering the music of Simon and Garfunkel in their own unique way that also honours the original recordings - without falling into the regular tribute act category. There are no costumes, wigs or make up - just two great musicians producing an ambient collection of some of Simon & Garfunkel’s much loved hits.
- Brampton Farmers Market Brampton Farmers Market, managed by Sustainable Brampton, provides delicious fresh produce at affordable prices. We have everything you need including free range meat, fish, eggs, cheese, bread, vegetables, cakes, jams, honey and chutneys, mostly produced within 50 miles of Brampton. Our market is always an enjoyable social occasion too so come along and meet our friendly, knowledgable stall holders for ingredients and advice on how to cook them.
- Whitehaven Citizens Advice Bureau Location of the Whitehaven Citizens Advice Bureau
Work and money
If you're planning to leave school or finishing university, here's some advice to help you find work and manage your money.
CDF Minutes 19th February 2014
CDF Minutes 19th February 2014
- Haven Sent - Cumbria's biggest WI group Cumbria's newest Women's Institute, "Haven Sent" is going from strength to strength as it recently celebrated being the largest WI in the county (July 2013)
- Alison Scott- A Week in Farfield Mill (exhibition) What is it that makes Farfield Mill such an intriguing and friendly place? Spend a week there and you will discover that the source if its charm is a shared love of materials, hand-made skills and, in particular, the delight in creation that we all first experienced at primary school. Manchester based artist, Alison Scott, illustrates a colourful community of craft makers, a crazy festival of sheep and a history woven into the people of an area in this happy and quirky collection of paintings and prints. Come along and rediscover your inner eight-year-old. Entry is with the usual admission fee
- Furniture Painting: Upcycle with chalk paints We are running several 'courses this year with the very able Sonja Tilleard from the lovely 'White and Green' specialist Home decor shop in Cockermouth. Sonja has acquired considerable knowledge and training in a whole variety of painting techniques for both furniture, walls and textiles. Favourite brands such as Annie Sloane Chalk Paints, Farrow and Ball, gilded finishes and waxes are used. Working on simple boards you will learn the various techniques of using chalk paints including distressing and waxing techniques that will be explained, shown and practised. Students can then work on their own small piece of furniture such as a picture frame or a small stool, chair, tiny table etc and renovate it after lunch using the learnt techniques. The brilliant thing about Chalk Paint is you don't need to do much, if any, prep to the surface (no sanding etc) - one can just paint over existing finishes - chalk paint is a great leveller. Sonja will bring all the materials specialist brushes, paints and waxes required and a materials charge will be made per person.
- Cumberland Sausage, Food and Drink Festival The Cumberland Sausage Festival returns to Muncaster Castle for the third year! A three day celebration of good food, drink and all things Cumbrian, over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. With celebrity chefs, cookery demos, sausage competitions, entertainment for all ages and of course the food! To sample, to buy to eat and to take home for later. As well as purveyors of the famous Cumberland sausage, the Festival welcomes a range of specialist and gourmet food and drink suppliers from Cumbria and Northern Britain, plus a selection of craft and giftware to complete your retail experience. At a time of year when Muncaster is usually looking its best, the Sausage Festival is a brilliant time to visit.
- Cumbria record office Location of Cumbria records office
Going to university
Some ideas of where to go for information to help you plan your university life.
CDF Minutes 19th March 2014
CDF Minutes 19th March 2014
- Get your electric blanket checked for winter Cumbria County Council's Trading Standards and Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service are offering free electric blanket testing sessions across the County.