Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Monday Club - first meeting of the season.

The Monday Club will meet for the new session on 19th September 2016 at 2pm in the Village Hall when Gordon Fletcher will give a talk "Morecambe Bay Underwater Safari".
The annual membership of £10 will be due at the meeting - cash or if possible, cheques payable to 'Natland Monday Club'.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Natland and Oxenholme Table Tennis Club, 2016 Season. Come and Try Session

Come and Try Session for new adult (16 and over) members, 7.30 pm, Natland Village Hall, 30 August 2016

We are always keen to recruit new members of any standard and we invite anyone interested to our Come and Try session on the above date .

We are a friendly club, with the following activities:
Club sessions for practice on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall.
Junior coaching, 6.00 pm on Mondays.
Five teams entered in the Kendal and District Table tennis League.
Club tournaments.
Coaching sessions for all, in collaboration with the local league.
Social events.

For further details, please contact Mick Taylor, Tel 015395 60904 or email
Also any juniors who are interested, please contact Mick or our junior coach Roger Pimblett, tel 01539 720467.

We hope you will come along and enjoy this wonderful sport with us.


Notice is hereby given that to allow Cumbria County Council to carry out urgent drainage work; Cumbria County Council prohibits with immediate effect the passage of vehicular traffic along the C5071 Natland Road from the junction with the U5265 travelling in an south easterly direction for 50 metres.

This notice will be in force for a period not exceeding 5 days from Monday 22nd August 2016.  It is anticipated it will be in place for 5 days.

A way for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will be maintained at all times.

A suitable alternative route for vehicles will be signed and available as follows:
Via the U5626, A65 Burton Road & C5071 Natland Road.  See map for details.

NB - The 552 bus will be diverted via the Green and will stop outside church during the diversion.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Women's Institute August meeting

The Natland and Oxenholme W.I. met on 17th August after their July break to hear the sad news that two more of their members had passed away. Verna Borthwick and Majorie Moorhouse were remembered together with Betty Bailey who died in June. We marked their passing with a short period of silence.
There were 28 members and one guest who gathered to hear the speaker Andy Blackman and his wife give a talk, accompanied by video and photos of their work for an orphanage founded by an American charity, Open Hands, in Kenya. The children are rescued from the direst conditions imaginable and given a safe, loving  home with an education. One of our members visited the orphanage village earlier in the year with the Blackmans. There is an ongoing support programme from the Kendal area mainly involving the educational needs of the children. A truly uplifting venture.
 The competition Photo of Happy Children was won by Caroline Lawson with Janet Greenhalgh coming 2nd.
Marion Want had the winning raffle ticket.
Next month on the 21st we look forward to Laura Wyatt with her Grasmere Gingerbread talk.
Talks, walks, theatre trips and other activities are all on offer with friendship so do come and check us out.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Steam train on Saturday

On Saturday 20 August 46115 Scots Guardsman will be northbound through Oxenholme station at 12:39.

Pat Williams

Monday, 15 August 2016

Can you find space for some honeybee hives?

Stuart Crawford, of Hope Cottage on Helm Lane, has asked us to publish the following appeal:

I have recently moved into Hope Cottage on Helm Lane from Kendal. I am a keen beekeeper with 6 hives and I am looking for an apiary site in, or very close to Natland.

What I need is a small area approximately 1.5m x 4m, ideally sheltered and facing SE, which can be fenced if there are animals present to place some of my hives. I am not bothered whether it is agricultural land or if you would like to have bees in your garden, orchard or similar.

In traditional style, the rent is paid in honey from these beautiful and industrious creatures which benefit us all!

If you're interested, please give me a ring on 0791 778 9051, email at or come and knock on our door. Thank you.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Congratulations from the Queen

Bob and Brenda Gale were pleasantly surprised to return from their Diamond Wedding celebrations on the 11th August to find a blue envelope from Buckingham Palace waiting for them on the doormat. It contained congratulations and good wishes from the Queen, no less, with an additional note to the postman that it must be delivered on the right day, by the first delivery of that day. Well, heads didn't roll, it had arrived in time, and it ended their anniversary day very nicely.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Urgent 5-day road closure: Oxenholme Lane

To allow Amey to carry out urgent water services repair work Cumbria County Council has closed Oxenholme Lane from the junction with the A65 Burton Road travelling in a south westerly direction for 400 metres to vehicular traffic. It is anticipated that this closure will be in place for 5 days.

A way for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will be maintained at all times.

A suitable alternative route for vehicles will be signed and available. Click here to see a map of the signed diversion.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Service reduction on 552 Kendal-Arnside

From Monday 5 September the timetable for the 552 Kendal to Arnside bus route will change, further limiting the buses available from Park Close.

Mondays to Saturdays: inbound bus will leave Park Close 10.03am, arriving at Kendal Bus Station 10.21am, with return service to Arnside leaving Kendal at 2.10pm, arriving Natland 2.25pm.

School days: later bus to Kendal departing Natland at 4.50pm.

Saturdays & school holidays: bus from Kendal 8.40am (Natland 8.55am) for Milnthorpe and Arnside, and a later inbound bus to Kendal at 3.30pm.

Sundays, Bank Holidays, Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve:  NO SERVICE

Sarah Roberts

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Steam train passing through on Saturday

On Saturday 6 August, 45690 Leander will be northbound through Oxenholme 12:42 and Southbound through Oxenholme 17:01.

Pat Williams