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23/10/2015 10:37 AM
Extensions to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks Approved!
The Secretary of State has decided to approve extensions to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Further information can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-parks-extensions-to-the-lake-district-and-yorkshire-dales-parks and please see this page for the key maps that show the extensions https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/lake-district-and-yorkshire-dales-national-parks-boundary-changes-confirmed The additional lands represent some of the finest landscapes in the Eden Valley, Cumbria and are dotted with […]

11/04/2015 02:40 AM
Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue attending the April Orton Farmers’ Market
I hope you are all enjoying Spring. I just received this information about Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue attending the April Orton Farmers’ Market, it sounds interesting to me, so I’m relaying it. _/_/_/_/ Message begins Dear Friend,   April’s Orton Farmers’ Market (Saturday 11 April) will feature the usual wide range of local food and drink […]

21/10/2014 09:23 AM
Coffee and Cakes on Sat Oct 25th 10am – 12pm in Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall
A friend passed on the news that there’ll be a fund raising event for St. Lawrence’s Church, Crosby Ravensworth on Saturday, Oct. 25th, 2014, at Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall. This would make a good event to meet up with friends and enjoy coffee and cakes and catch up with ‘the crack’ and pass on your […]

09/09/2014 05:28 AM
Do We Want This? If Not, Please Object to the Raisgill Hall Wind Turbine Appeal
You will have received notification that Steven Dunning has appealed against the decision by Eden District Council to refuse to grant planning permission for the installation of a wind turbine at Raisgill Hall, Tebay, CA10 3UB. In the light of the level of opposition to the proposal, this is both surprising and disappointing. However, he […]

30/01/2014 02:52 AM
Orton Valley anti-turbine protest shows desire to protect high quality landscape
On a cold and stormy Saturday afternoon towards a hundred brave individuals from Tebay, Orton and beyond gathered at Chapel Waste between the two villages.  Here it is proposed to construct a 230 ft (67m) turbine and District Councillor/ Tebay Parish Chairman Adrian Todd had organised a protest meeting to hear Penrith & Borders MP […]

14/01/2014 12:24 PM
Do You Want A 67 Meter Tall Wind Turbine In Orton Valley? Raisgill Hall Turbine Application – Your Comment Needed Before 24th January
orton turbine document The above document was forwarded to me recently. It is encouraging our comments regarding the Raisgill Hall Turbine Application 13/0917, before the new cut-off date of January 24th.  Please quote this number with your comment. This is your chance to have your say and comment, whether it be for or against the […]

01/12/2013 11:18 AM
Crosby Garrett’s Roman Cavalry Helmet
We went to Carlisle’s Tullie House museum recently. It was very good, as usual, but at the moment it  also has the famous and distinctive masked cavalry sports helmet from Crosby Garrett that sold at Christies in 2010 for £3 million. This exhibit is well worth seeing before it leaves Cumbria forever in late January. […]

11/07/2013 07:30 AM
Come to a celebration of local sheep breeds and their wool – Orton Farmers’ Market (Saturday 13 July)
The July Farmers’ Market at Orton (Saturday 13 July) will be a celebration of local sheep breeds and of their wool as the shearing season is in full swing. Market regulars from Raisgill Hall, Steve Dunning and his son, Michael hope to be demonstrating sheep shearing (or clipping) during the morning – weather and sheep […]

07/06/2013 10:01 PM
Public Inquiry Underway
Castle Green Hotel, Kendal. On Thursday June 6, members of the Key Supporters’ group made representations at the public inquiry. Jack Ellerby of Friends of The Lake District raised the important point, amongst others, that visitors would help maintain the services that residents enjoy, Martin Lightburn spoke pursuasively about issues of importance as a farmer […]

16/12/2012 12:54 PM
Crosby Ravensworth Seasonal Farmers Market, Friday 21st Dec. 2.00pm-7.00pm
Have a nice meal and prepare for the holidays with provender and crafts made in Cumbria by local producers  Friday 21st Dec 2.00pm to 7.00pm at Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall Locally sourced Christmas Platter Including Mince Pie & Cream for Only £6! Supporting Local Growers & Producers Farmers’ Market Crosby Ravensworth Food Alliance For more […]