We would like to introduce to you our new “Witherslack Listening Project” for the village as we seek to discover many stories of yesteryear (and also of more recent history) about Witherslack, Meathop and Ulpha and make some audio recordings for posterity.
We would like to explore people’s memories of all the aspects of our village: the Church; the school; farming; the shops from the past; the Girls Friendly Society; any war memories; the sports from the past; the WI; Dean Barwick Trust; Brownies; Hunting; the story of our Community Shop; the Derby Arms; the Parish Hall; the Constance Cottage Surgery, etc.
Witherslack Vengetable Show takes place on Friday 28 August at 7.30pm at Witherslack Parish Hall.
Admission includes a drink and there is a raffle and tombola.
For more information call Dorothy on 015395 52400.
Due to changes to their private contract with Dallam School, the 531 Grange over Sands to Dallam will cease to operate Friday 18 September.
This change has however allowed Stagecoach to extend the 14:35 Cartmel to Kendal service, so that it will now run every Monday to Friday, rather than only in School Holidays, providing a useful additional journey where the Travellers Choice 532 is not running. This will start from 21st September.
Following a comprehensive review, Witherslack Hall School has made the decision to change its name.
The decision, which involved both staff and students, has been made based upon the significant changes that have recently taken place at the school and also the fact that, as a service, Special Educational Needs has changed markedly over recent years.
The perception that Special Educational Needs schools were for the ‘bad lads’ has long since gone and there is now a far greater appreciation of the complex needs which affect young people today.
Therefore, from the start of the new academic year the school will take the name of Oversands School. The official change over date was Monday August 10th and from then on you will notice small changes, such as new signage, the school website and, upon the start of the new term, new school uniforms.
The Mayor of Lancaster, Jon Barry, has chosen St. John’s Hospice as his charity of the year and he came up with the idea of doing a sponsored bike ride around the newly opened Morecambe Bay Cycle Way in one day towing his Mayoral Trailer – otherwise known as the “Mayormobile”.
The route should pass through Witherslack at around 12pm.
The timings are:
Depart Walney Island - 7am
Ulverston - 9am
Grange Over Sands -11.30am
Silverdale - 13.45 pm
Lancaster Millennium Bridge - 15.30pm
Glasson Dock 16.30pm – finish
Stagecoach is making changes to its 530 Service in the Grange-over-Sands area, from September, due to the loss of schools contracts after a re-tender exercise.
The changes are marked on the timetable, with red/pink journeys withdrawn and yellow and Green journeys re-timed. Unshaded journeys are unchanged.
The popular 09:30 Cartmel to Kendal will continue to operate, but the 12:15 and 14:05 returns from Kendal are both withdrawn and replaced by a trip from Kendal at 13:30.
The changes will take place from 7 September. See the timetable below.
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