Saturday, 16 December 2017

Last chance to find sheep and other Christmas Events in Natland

3pm today is the closing time for the Messy Sheep Trail which has been going on all round Natland and Oxenholme.
More Christmas events are as follows:

Sunday 17th December, 10am in the Church - Nativity Service.  4pm - Carol Service.

Monday 18th December, 2pm and 6.30pm in the Church - School Christmas Celebration.

Carol Singing opportunities: Tuesday 19th December, 4-7pm at Oxenholme Station, Wednesday 20th December, 12-1.30pm, at the Ice-cream Parlour and Thursday 21st December, 6.30pm. Carols on Natland Village Green.

Christmas Eve. 10am. Parish Communion.  4pm Christingle Service.   11.30pm First Communion of Christmas.

Christmas Day. 9am Holy Communion. 10.15am Family Service.



             



Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Natland Parish Council - Minutes of November meeting

At the last Parish Council Meeting PCSO Marion Jeffery introduced herself as the new PCSO for this parish and answered a number of questions regarding policing in the parish and area.  She said that it is hoped the 101 service will be improved in due course and informed the Council of the facility whereby "101@cumbria.police.uk" can be emailed with reports of non-emergencies, in order to avoid waiting for a telephone response.  

The Parish Council also discussed Highway and Planning matters, including the possibility of closing the newly opened road over Helm to through traffic. Click here for the full report.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

The Weather In Natland in November

                                                      2017       2016
Temperature at 8 am                        5.5c 3.9c
Minimum Temperature (average)      3.2c 2.5c
Maximum Temperature (average)      8.9c 7.1c
                                                   mm   in         mm in
Rainfall                                    175.5  7.0       133 5.3

November was a mixture of warm , very wet weather followed by a
very cold spell at the end of the month. We have already exceeded
average annual rainfall so whatever we get in December will be a bonus.
The wet weather affected Oakmere Homes Strawberry Fields development.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Christmas and New Year edition of the Church Magazine available here.

You can find out about all the Advent and Christmas activities by clicking here, or you can read all about them when you receive a copy of the magazine through the front door. A copy will be delivered to every house in the Parish for Christmas this year.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Next Monday Club Meetings

Members will be meeting on he 4th December for their annual Christmas lunch catered for in the Village Hall, 1.15pm for 1.30pm, followed by light entertainment.
Our next meeting in 2018 will be on the 15th January, again in the Village Hall at 2pm when we will be pleased to welcome, once again, Maurice Steele with another of his delightful presentations, this one entitled "From a tiny acorn". Refreshments and Bookstall to follow.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Natland Man to be New Chairman of Local Club

Mr. Edward Lawton, well known local musician and raconteur will be installed as Chairman of the Kentside Probus Club at their Annual General Meeting which will be held at The Villa on 13th December 2017. Mr. Lawton, who is also a member and keen worker for St. Marks Church in Natland will hold the post for one year during which he will be attempting to raise money for a charity chosen by him and helped by Probus Club members.
Kentside Probus Club is open to any retired or semi/retired business or professional man aged 55 or over. We meet once a month at The Villa for lunch and a speaker whilst our other activities include ten pin bowling, curling, crown green bowling, walking and putting.  Anyone interested in joining can contact Mr. David Ratcliffe on 015395 61944 for further information.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Encore Concert raises over £500 for churchyard.

Last Wednesday's concert by Encore Opera in St. Mark's Church was very well supported by the village and visitors from further afield.
Those who turned out on a fine night heard Encore give an excellent performance of operatic excerpts with drama, humour or romance wherever appropriate.
The audience were very generous in supporting the retiring collection in aid of the churchyard and after a donation to the group's running expenses over £500 was raised including some donations from those who were unable to attend. This will be allocated for work, or equipment to be used in, the churchyard.
The invitation for volunteers to undertake work in the churchyard remains open. Please have a work with Rev. Angela Whittaker if you are able to help.

Coffee Morning on Saturday

There will be a Coffee Morning in Endmoor on the 25th November for the First Responders, who have been so helpful in setting up our defibrillator. It's from 10am until 12 in the Club Inn, opposite the Village Shop.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Agenda for Parish Council Meeting on 27th November.

Click here to find out what will be discussed, here for the budget statement and here for the cash statement.

W.I. events

The W.I. had their AGM followed by a Jacob's Join and a parcel game at their meeting recently. Click here for a full account.

The next meeting is on the 13th December when Janet Greenhalgh will entertain members with her singing group and the committee will provide supper.