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  1. 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.
  2. 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!

  3. CDF Minutes 20th November 2013

    Minutes of CDF Meeting

    20th November 2013 at 2pm

    United Reformed Church, Whitehaven             

  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. First Flat Racing 22nd May 2017 It's back after 7 months of being away! The flat season returns to Carlisle on Monday 22nd May, come and join us for what promises to be an exciting day of flat racing! Corporate hospitality and packages are also available.
  6. Brewery Poets Brewery Poets Karen Lloyd (award-winning author of The Gathering Tide: A Journey Around the Edgelands of Morecambe Bay) and Maggie How will be reading with guest poet, National Poetry Prize winner, Martin Reed, plus music with the wonderful duo Demix. Karen Lloyd is a writer of creative non-fiction and poetry based in Kendal. She graduated with distinction from the M.Litt at Stirling University where her tutor was Kathleen Jamie. She has written for The Guardian and is a regular contributor to The Guardian Country Diary. She has written features for a number of journals and magazines including Caught by the River, The Clearing, The Island Review, The Great Outdoors and Scotland Outdoors. She is a member of Kendal’s Brewery Poets. Karen’s poetry is most frequently a response to events in the natural world. Maggie How was born in Sunderland but spent many years living Cumbria. She has recently re-located to Worcestershire. She graduated from Lancaster University in 2015 with a merit in an MA in Creative Writing and is currently studying for an MSC in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes at the Metanoia Institute, London. In 2016 Maggie had three poems published in The North magazine and won third prize in the Settle Sessions Poetry Competition. Martin Reed was born in Somerset and now lives in Worcestershire. He has been widely published in magazines and his current collection is The Two-Coat Man (HappenStance). He won the National Poetry Prize in 1988.
  7. Don’t Dribble on the Dragon Trail Don’t Dribble on the Dragon I said! The dragon has left lots of clues around the centre, all leading us to the place he is hiding – can you find him? 20p at the welcome desk.
  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. CDF Minutes 22nd January 2014

    CDF Minutes 22nd January 2014

     

  11. 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.
  12. Antique & Collectors Fair Antique and collectors fair, fine and vintage jewellery, antiques, collectables, decorative arts, furniture, vintage linens and china from number of local dealers in centre of pretty Pooley Bridge, cafes, shops and Ullswater Steamer all nearby
  13. Coope, Boyes & Simpson 2017 will see Coope, Boyes and Simpson embark on their farewell tour as a trio. This will be a celebration of their career, and will feature material from across their entire repertoire. In 1993, three blokes from South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, with a name like a firm of solicitors, released an album of acappella songs full of social comment and (in the words of Folk Roots) ‘harmonies you could chew’. They were, of course, Coope, Boyes and Simpson, and the album was Funny Old World. Q Magazine named it as their Roots Album of the Year in 1994. Now, twenty four years later, with a career that has encompassed at least a dozen albums, numerous tours and festival appearances, as well as a Folk Awards nomination, Coope, Boyes and Simpson have released what will be their final studio album. Coda is be a collection of songs, mainly self-penned or drawn from the tradition, covering issues such as refugees, Iraq and climate change. With an anger undimmed, Coope, Boyes and Simpson are returning to their roots and completing the circle that started with Funny Old World. The album was released September 2016.
  14. Evie Ladin and Keith Terry This is dynamic, entertaining American roots music with a twist – California duo Evie Ladin & Keith Terry combine fiery clawhammer banjo, innovative percussion and superb interpretations of traditional and original songs with breathtaking step dance and body music, in a stunning and spectacular live show.
  15. Whitehaven Citizens Advice Bureau Location of the Whitehaven Citizens Advice Bureau
  16. 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.

  17. CDF Minutes 19th February 2014

    CDF Minutes 19th February 2014

  18. 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)
  19. Antony And Cleopatra Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends. Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end. Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012).
  20. Dreadzone Entering an impressive 3rd decade, Dreadzone, one of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post-rave scene, released a brand new album “Dread Times” in February which stormed into the Top 40 UK Official Album Charts on release – the first time the band have charted in over 20 years. The album also made the Top 10 in the Indie and Dance Charts. Their old skool dread sound comes bubbling to the surface on this album and it digs deeper into their dub and reggae roots whilst still keeping the beats fresh and the textures electronic. Conscious lyrics, social ills, matters of the heart and mind merge with 21st century dubwise flavours. The album is an eclectic rolling journey that recalls elements from an illustrious 23 year history while always looking ahead to the next phase. ‘Dread Times’ is the band’s 8th studio album and the 3rd release on their own Dubwiser label. Since their inception in 1993 Dreadzone have steadily been releasing underground storms of albums, progressively bettering, refining and perfecting their own unique and inimitable take on dub – mixed as it is with aspects of dance, sublime guitar riffs, folk roots sentiments and breakbeat bass styles – whilst bringing the party to every club, dancehall and field they’ve shown up at. Always blowing audiences away and steadily earning for themselves the best possible reputation as a live act in the process.
  21. Explore the Rivers - ERT Enjoy a weekend of river activity and pond dipping at Glenridding with Eden Rivers Trust. More details to follow....
  22. Cumbria record office Location of Cumbria records office
  23. Going to university

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

  24. CDF Minutes 19th March 2014

    CDF Minutes 19th March 2014

  25. 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.

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