The Parish Council is considering uses for a piece of land called Pinfold Quarry in Witherslack (marked as number 9 on the map). It would like to hear any ideas that the local community has. You can send your ideas to the parish clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our community owns a number of parcels of land, which are mostly small, such as watering holes, but some are more substantial, being former quarries.
These have become self-seeded woodland, which the Parish Council feels could be productively maintained.
The council would welcome any interest from residents of our parish, who feel able and competent to manage one of these parcels.
Extraction of timber would follow the recommendations of Mike Smith (Longbow Forestry).
It is difficult to put a yearly rental value for each piece of woodland. The council is open to offers. All income received would be to the benefit of the community.
Any queries or to see a copy of the lease agreement – contact Mike Walford: 52102 email@example.com
iSuperfast fibre broadband has now been delivered to Witherslack. Up to 142 premises should be able to access improved broadband speeds.
If you live in or around the area within the circles on the map, check with http://www.connectingcumbria.org.uk/when-and-where to confirm you can get fibre broadband and contact an internet service provider to find out what superfast offers and speeds are available and how to order.
For further information on superfast broadband in Cumbria please go to www.connectingcumbria.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
to our community website -providing information to the Witherslack, Meathop and Ulpha local areas and beyond.
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