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  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. CDF Minutes 22nd January 2014

    CDF Minutes 22nd January 2014


  4. Discover Hadrian’s Wall by Guided Tour Bus The tour is even greater value this year, one hour longer allowing time to see and explore more of The World Heritage Site. The tour includes a 45min walk along Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail; voted the best experience of the tour by passengers in 2015 & 2016. Walking shoes or boots are essential. Passengers not joining the walk may enjoy a tea break in Birdoswald Farmhouse Tearoom before you are taken to re-join the group. Enjoy a visit to Housesteads Roman Fort Visitor Centre for lunch or to allow the more athletic to climb up to the Wall and Fort and see some wonderful views from the Whin Sill. Finally, for a fantastic finish to our Hadrian’s Wall tour, entry is included to the award winning Vindolanda Fort and Museum where exciting excavations are currently taking place. Please Remember: Wear sensible walking shoes/boots and carry warm, showerproof clothing. Refreshments are widely available but packed lunches allow more time to explore. We regret that we are not able to welcome dogs on the Tour Bus (ex guide dogs).
  5. Gourmet & Wine Tasting Night This is the perfect night for all you foodies and connoisseurs out there! Join us for an evening of pure indulgence; on arrival you will be greeted with a glass of Champagne and a selection of beautiful handmade canapés. You will then move through to Burlington’s restaurant for a 5 course gourmet meal, designed specifically around the season and our fabulous local produce, with background music from our resident pianist. During dinner you will meet Paul Collins, a Sommelier from our wine merchants, who has specially selected wine for each course of your meal. You will also have the opportunity to meet our Head Chef, Lukasz Zebryk.
  6. 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.
  7. Volunteering, working abroad and gap year travel

    Different options to consider when thinking about your future.

  8. 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.
  9. CDF Minutes 19th February 2014

    CDF Minutes 19th February 2014

  10. Guided Paddleboard Tours of Windermere Our Guided SUP Tours depart every Thursday from the Windermere Canoe Kayak Boathouse at Ferry Nab, Bowness On Windermere at 10am or 2.30pm. We provide all equipment and full instruction will be given on the day. Booking is essential via our sister company Windermere Canoe Kayak, please see the website for further details.
  11. How To Catch A Dragon Think you’ve got what it takes to track down and tame the craftiest creature in Carlisle? Then grab your net, we’re going on a dragon hunt! One of Dr Gernhardt’s dragons is loose in Carlisle and we need your help to catch it. And be quick! We heard he’s a foodie.. A family favourite for dragon enthusiasts everywhere.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.

  14. 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)
  15. CDF Minutes 19th March 2014

    CDF Minutes 19th March 2014

  16. Historic Carlisle Tour Carlisle is steeped in 2000 years of history! Follow in the footsteps of people from Roman times to the present day to reveal some surprising aspects of Carlisle’s fascinating heritage. Admire the city walls, marvel at the wonders of the Cathedral, peep into the ancient Guildhall and discover the unexpected at St Cuthbert’s Church.
  17. Joe Reeve & Spencer Read This is a 'not to be missed' evening at BAHA! Joining us this evening is the talented saxophonist Joe Reeve. Joe is a House and Electronic Dance Live Saxophonist but with backgrounds in Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Salsa, Reggae, Indian and Folk Music. Joe is the resident Saxophonist at House of Smith Night Club in the heart of Newcastle city centre and was invited to play at Kendall Calling Music Festival in the summer of 2016. Joe will be playing his upbeat and lively set before joining Spencer Read at 8pm. Both artists will be playing popular songs across a mixture of different genres from the past 100 years. Spencer Read is a world class pianist and vocalist who has performed across the globe, to the likes of Sir Richard Branson and many other famous stars. Spencer will be performing his upbeat and lively sets with Spencer throughout the evening, a performance that is not to be missed.
  18. Whitehaven Citizens Advice Bureau Location of the Whitehaven Citizens Advice Bureau
  19. Going to university

    Some ideas of where to go for information to help you plan your university life.

  20. 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.
  21. CDF Minutes 6th April 2014

    CDF Minutes 6th April 2014

  22. Open Mic Night Open mic night at the Source welcomes singers musicians, poets, comics, dancers. Bring your own instrument or use our guitars drums mics and other items available depending on the night. As long as it is not offensive anything goes! Participate or just relax in the chilled atmosphere that is The Source - a bar room in your own lounge!
  23. Launchpad Launchpad returns to bring you another taster of the best in local and up-and-coming talent! Featuring sets by: The Chadelics – classic indie rock from Cumbria Rooms – alt-rock featuring members of COLT 45 and Youth Salute Flynt – Cumbrian indie-pop The Twitchers – alternative indie from South Cumbria
  24. Cumbria record office Location of Cumbria records office
  25. Further studying and other options

    Sources of help to plan your studies and future career.


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