LEVENS Arts and Film Society will hold and evening of music entitled A Journey through Europe with a Twist, on September 21 (7.30pm) at the institute. The Viva Wind Quintet will play light classical music, featuring pieces by Debussy, Beethoven, Danzi, Hallam, Piazzolla, Sullivan, Berlin, Dukas, Rasmussen, Arrieu and Ball. For tickets telephone 015395-60534.


THERE will be a lunch club for the over 50s at the The Hare and Hounds, Levens, on Tuesday, September 10 (noon). Telephone 01539-728118 for more details or to book a place.


A CEILIDH is to be held at the institute on September 14 (7.30pm) with live music from the Blue Jam Folk. There will be a licensed bar and a raffle, and all proceeds will be in aid of the NSPCC. Tickets available from the village shop.


THE next meeting of Levens Local History Group will be on September 19 (7.30pm) at the institute, when Jeremy Roman-Robinson will give a talk on ‘Long houses, bloomeries and the Manor of Witherslack’.


A COFFEE morning will be held at the institute on September 21 to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.


CHRISTIANS Together in Levens will hold a recycling for good causes event on September 21 (10am-11.30am) at Levens Methodist Chapel. People are asked to take old or current British and foreign currency, any postage stamps including first day covers, spectacles and sunglasses, jewellery, watches (broken or in working order), mobile phones (remember to remove sensitive material from the memory) and small electronic items such as sat-navs, iPods, games consoles and accessories, laptops and cameras. 


THE Herdwyck Consort will perform I Sing of a Maiden; choral music for the Virgin Mary from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century, on September 29 (3pm). As St John’s Church is undergoing renovation works, St Peter’s Church in Heversham has kindly offered to host the concert and proceeds raised will go towards the renovation fund for St John’s. Tickets available at the door or telephone Pam on 015395-60441.



PARISH councillors heard that the work on rebuilding the playing field boundary wall had been completed. Members of the public had remarked how good it was. A letter of appreciation would be sent to the contractor Alan Morphet. Councillors thought that the war memorial looked fabulous now that it had been cleaned. The council decided to put planters and possibly a bike rack outside the old HSBC bank building. This was to deter parking there. The old Spar building was mentioned as one of several buildings which had been included in a Milnthorpe heritage project proposed by South Lakeland District Council. This was subject to funding from Historic England.

A letter from the Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall informed councillors that funding was available for installing closed circuit television cameras. It was decided to undertake a survey of possible camera sites and to seek the advice of the police.

A few people had expressed interest in the post of council clerk. The deadline for applications was tomorrow (Friday). Three new seats had been delivered and were awaiting installation. Three plaques which were retrieved from the old seats and would be added to the new ones. The police report showed that 11 notable recorded crimes had occurred in the last month.

The new drain cleaning operatives that were employed by Cumbria County Council seemed to be doing well. This is seen by the fact that water is draining away much better near the Dallam School roundabout in Ackenthwaite. It was agreed in principle that it would be a good idea for there to be a flagpole in Milnthorpe. The precise location was yet to be decided. The Deloitte ride across Britain, from Land’s End to John O’Groats, will be using Milnthorpe as a pit-stop on September 11.


THE Milnthorpe and District Allotment Association will hold its annual horticultural and craft show on Saturday, September 7 at St Thomas’ Church.

This popular village event will have a range of classes – from flowers, fruit and vegetables to crafts, baking, wines and children’s classes. It attracts both local exhibitors and those from further afield and a large number of visitors. As well as the exhibits there is a café with homemade cakes, a raffle and at the end of the event, an auction of produce. The event opens to the public at 1pm. Cups and trophies will be presented by Hal Bagot at 3.30pm


ARNSIDE Youth Project, which caters for young people aged 9-12 years from Arnside and the surrounding villages, is in danger of closing after being part of the community in the village for 16 years. The group needs to recruit members to the management committee as a matter of urgency. If you feel that you could give up a few hours of your time, approximately six times a year, to attend meetings to enable the group to continue, email Judith at judithj525@btinternet.com or by telephone on 01524-762053.


THE Dukes, at Lancaster, has arranged to deliver film screenings to Arnside Educational Institute. On September 21 a trial showing three films in one day will be screened and the films involved are as follows:

‘Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans’ (1.30pm). Starring Emilia Jones and Nick Frost. Atti, a smart and quick-witted Roman teenager, manages to upset Emperor Nero with one of his schemes. For punishment, Atti is sent to work in a cold and wet Britain where he also meets the Celts. 

‘Mrs Lowry and Son’ (4.30pm). Starring Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall. A portrait of the artist L.S. Lowry and the relationship with his mother, who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his passion.

‘Yesterday’ (7.30pm). Starring Himesh Patel and Lily James. A struggling musician realises he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.

Tickets can be reserved through Sue Hayward at suediane57@gmail.com, telephone 01524-762254 or via the Dukes’ box office 01524-598500.



THE trustees of Leasgill Quarry invite proposals for projects which require funding, and which will benefit the parishioners of Heversham and Milnthorpe.

Proposals must be made on an application form which can be obtained from the clerk to the trustees, Malcolm Richardson, at The Barn, Harmony Hill, Milnthorpe, LA7 7QA or by email: hevershamparishcouncil@gmail.com.

Further details can be found on the website at hevershampc.org.uk.

Completed application forms must be submitted to the clerk no later than September 30, 2019.