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  1. Out Of Focus - Ambleside Players Autumn Production Chaos occurs when the Village Hall is booked simultaneously by the Badminton players, the Brownies, the Pantomime cast and Leonard, who insists he has booked the hall for an illustrated talk on steam locomotives!
  2. 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.
  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. CDF Minutes 22nd January 2014

    CDF Minutes 22nd January 2014


  6. Lake of Lights During this special evening the tranquil setting of Talkin Tarn will be transformed by hundreds of lights on the lake and in the surrounding woodland. Each light represents a cherished memory of a relative, friend or loved one no longer with us. The symbolic event provides you with the opportunity to reflect and remember in a peaceful setting. Each light can be personalised with a special message before being placed on the floating platform.* *Please Note: Due to health and safety and environmental reasons candles are placed on floating platforms not floated individually
  7. Print Making Workshop @ Scrapstore Children over 8 can be unaccompanied booking is essential
  8. 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.
  9. Volunteering, working abroad and gap year travel

    Different options to consider when thinking about your future.

  10. 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.
  11. CDF Minutes 19th February 2014

    CDF Minutes 19th February 2014

  12. Patrick Hemmerlé Patrick is a phenomenal French pianist based in Cambridge. After performing Bach’s Goldberg Variations here last year he returns with another landmark of piano music - Beethoven’s ground-breaking Diabelli Variations. He’ll then play Chopin’s Op. 10 Etudes – a set of pieces that formed the foundation for what was a revolutionary playing style and amongst the most challenging and evocative pieces in the concert piano repertoire. Patrick’s profound musicianship makes his pre-concert talk a must for all concert-goers. Pre-concert talk by Patrick Hemmerlé at 6.45pm
  13. Secret Solway Guided Tours (short) The Secret Solway 3 hour guided minibus tour leaves from Carlisle and takes a journey along the Cumbrian side of the scenic Solway Firth coastline. The tour provides an opportunity to see some of the wonderful Solway wildlife, seascapes and skies whilst visiting: An ancient Norman church with a royal past A once thriving now neglected sea port A recently completed 'clay dabbin' building
  14. Whitehaven Citizens Advice Bureau Location of the Whitehaven Citizens Advice Bureau
  15. 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.

  16. 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)
  17. CDF Minutes 19th March 2014

    CDF Minutes 19th March 2014

  18. Plant up Come Planting Lowther Castle to stage a mass volunteer bulb plant. Are you a gardener? A foodie? A parent? Why not bring your family to Lowther Castle on October 22nd and take part in a mass bulb-plant? Lowther Castle has a history of mass bulb-plantings – indeed, in 2012, a world record was made there when over 600 volunteers planted 106,652 daffodil bulbs in just under three hours. This half-term, the bulb-plant will involve 28,000 Camassia bulbs to be planted in the long grasses on either side of the south lawns. Volunteers will be assisted by horticultural students from Newton Rigg college. Camassia are native to North America and produce tall spikes of starry blue or white flowers in the spring. In the US, the indigenous Indians traditionally roasted and ate the bulbs, which they called quamash. (Apparently roasted Camassia taste like sweet potatoes.) The bulbs are being supplied by top wholesale nursery, Gee Tee Bulb Company of Spalding in Lincolnshire. Alongside the bulb-planting, Lowther is hosting a seasonal food and plant fair. Judy Popley, renowned for her fairs throughout the north (Flower Power Fairs), has assembled a crack team of nurseries who will bring bulbs and other plants to sell in the courtyard. Among the nurseries she is presenting are two BBC Gardeners’ World regulars, John Cullen Gardens and Hare Spring Cottage Plants. Hare Spring currently holds the National Collection of Camassia. Pretty Ugly Plants from Scotland will be bringing their collection of carnivorous plants - to delight and fascinate you all. Food stalls will include chutneys, cheeses and pies; and for the hungry planter, Mansergh Hall Farm hog roast will be selling delicious hot piggy buns. In the gardens, an array of chutney sports and seasonal craft activities will also be on offer (free with admission). So if you would like to get your half term off to a crackling start, come along to Plant Up at Lowther Castle on October 22nd. Bring your children, your gardening gloves, your shopping baskets and an empty stomach. All ages are welcome. No experience necessary. Equipment provided. Volunteer planters will be given free entry to Lowther Castle & Gardens. Please note: Free places should be reserved in advance.
  19. Wild Things Join us for simple crafts and wildlife activities. Free/Drop In between 11am and 3pm Activities will vary each day.
  20. Cumbria record office Location of Cumbria records office
  21. Going to university

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

  22. 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.
  23. CDF Minutes 6th April 2014

    CDF Minutes 6th April 2014

  24. Conservation Day Join us in this beautiful setting at the head of the Winster Valley where we will be cutting and burning scrub to benefit rare butterflies. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and bring a packed lunch. Booking is required. Please email or call to reserve a place.
  25. As You Like It Shakespeare’s beguiling tale of mistaken identity, pastoral comedy and love. Daughter of an exiled duke, quick-witted and popular Rosalind is banished from court by her jealous uncle. Accompanied by her devoted cousin Celia, Rosalind disguises herself as a boy and heads into the Forest of Arden. There she finds Orlando and, in the bewitching other world of the Forest, counsels him in the art of love. As You Like It is one of Shakespeare’s most enchanting comedies and Rosalind is the most witty and wise-cracking heroine of them all. An exciting collaboration with Shared Experience, the award-winning theatre company lauded for their visually dynamic storytelling whose iconic productions include Mill on the Floss and Jane Eyre.


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