A MEETING organised by the steering group for hyperfast community broadband will be held at The Club Inn on Monday, September 23 (7.30pm).

ENDMOOR Pool Team has donated £110 to the air ambulance instead of buying trophies.

ST PATRICK’S Church will be decorated with flowers, fruit and vegetables for the harvest service on Sunday, September 29 (9.30am). There will be an auction of produce for charity following the service from (10.30am).

STARS of the week at St Patrick’s CE School were Nathan Parker for being kind and helpful with the new reception children; Conor Tibbs for his hard work, and Sophie Tubbs for an enthusiastic start to year six. Isaac Gooch Santos received the headteacher’s award for a super start in year six.

DORRIE Galbraith, vice president of Preston Patrick and Preston Richard WI, welcomed members and guests to their September meeting. The speaker was Jenny Wheeler who brought with her a huge selection of beads of every shape, colour and size. After some instruction from Jenny, members attempted to create a necklace or bracelet, and were able to take home a very individual piece of jewellery.



THE primary school children enjoyed a terrific day at the Westmorland County Show. They took home a great deal of amazingly dirty clothing! The children are looking forward to putting the finishing touches to the new pod this term. The additional space will provide a much-needed area in which to work with pupils in small groups. Children at the pre-school and playgroup enjoyed the very wet weather with a puddle-jumping session, followed by a visit from Evolve Yoga, who took them through some lovely poses, breathing, listening and relaxation exercises. 

BENDRIGG Trust will hold an inclusive activity festival on September 28 (11am-4pm) at Bendrigg Lodge, with an additional quiet hour (10am) for people with autism or other sensory or social needs. Tickets can be pre-booked online via bendrigg.org.uk/festival. Ticket price includes parking, access to the grounds and a range of exciting activities for all ages and abilities. Activities include zip wire, climbing, caving, tube slide, art activities, and much more. There will a hog roast, barbecue and refreshments available to purchase on the day (cash only). Anyone who is willing to help should telephone Bendrigg on 01539-723766. 

THE village’s harvest festival will take place on October 6 (11am). Harvest lunch will follow (noon) at the public hall. All offers of food, raffle prizes or help on the day would be much appreciated. 

YOGA classes at the public hall have started on Monday evenings. A mellow class focusing on breathing, supported stretching and gentle flows, with chair-based options available. This is followed by a stronger class, still with emphasis on breathing and long mindful stretches, but with more energetic flows included (7.15pm). Both classes finish with a guided relaxation and are suitable for beginners to those who are more experienced. The first class is free for newcomers. 

THE primary school has been accepted by Asda in Kendal for the green token scheme to raise money for their pod. This will run until the end of September. The school is up against two other community projects and will receive a £500 donation if it receives the greatest number of tokens. Anyone who is shopping in Asda should request tokens as they are not automatically handed out.



BRYAN Yorke Burton’s Bird Man, reports the final departure to Africa of the swift population while the swallows are becoming agitated, as seen on telephone wires in preparation for their long migration. It has been confirmed that in this area green flowered hellebores (orchids) are growing at Hutton Roof. Bryan adds that these are special orchids which usually grow in Sweden. For more details visit Bryan’s website. 
AGE UK South Lakeland - Ladies in the Shed project - is where people can safely learn to handle a range of tools. Sessions are free starting in October at the Age UK Warehouse in Kendal. Places need to be booked on 01539-728118. 
THE Green Door Art Trail 2019 opens on September 28 and 29 and local artist Cally Lawson will be opening her studio at Deerslet, Burton-in-Kendal on the Saturday (2pm-4pm) and Sunday (10am-4pm). Trail venues stretch from Burton in the south up to Kendal and across to Grange-over-Sands. Ulverston Group venues are the Athenaeum at Leasgill, the Green Door studios on Market Place, Kendal, and Greenodd Village Hall. Catalogues are available to be downloaded at greendoor.org.uk or collected from outlets around the area. 

CONGRATULATIONS to Burton WI winning gold and two silvers in the highly competitive craft section at the Westmorland County Show.