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Thanks go to all the individuals and groups who went out and about in such poor weather this week and cleaned up our beautiful area. A big round of applause to the Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, ladies of the Inner Wheel, Windermere Women's Institute, Goodly Dale School, Brownies & Rainbows, Theresa Wooll, Kevin Trevor from Brambles, David Bolton, Frank Wilson. Altogether over 30 bags of rubbish was removed from our beautiful area by Ben Taylor of SLDC.
The Clean for the Queen week in Windermere has been organised for the week commencing 27th March 2017. Local groups will be getting together to pick litter around the area and spruce it up. If you or your group fancy getting involved, contact Simone Backhouse at firstname.lastname@example.org. All equipment is provided.
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The hotline number to ring to report problems on the highway has changed to:
0300 303 2992
Residents are being reminded about changes to waste and recycling collections over the Christmas and New Year period.
Collection calendars sent out to every household already indicate these festive season date changes and people are being urged to check their calendars to make sure they know when to put out their bins and boxes.
The calendars are also available on South Lakeland District Council’s website by inputting a postcode at: http://www.southlakeland.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/collection-calendar/
For the week commencing 19 December all collection dates will be as normal.
However, from the week commencing Monday, 26 December, collections will be changed, with some collections being made earlier than usual.
If your collection day is usually a Monday, instead of being picked up on 26 December your collection will be made two days early on Saturday, 24 December.
If your normal collection day is a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday then in the week commencing 26 December your collection will be a day later – ie Tuesday, 27 December collection will be made on Wednesday, 28 December.
From the week commencing Monday, 2 January, all collections will be one day later than usual.
Real Christmas trees can be recycled using the green garden waste bin, or can be taken to one of the waste and recycling centres, at Rothay Holme, Ambleside; Guides Lot, Grange; Canal Head, Kendal or Morecambe Road, Ulverston.
Residents are also reminded that old Christmas cards can be recycled using the recycling box for paper, and in areas that are now on cardboard kerbside recycling then card packaging from Christmas presents can be placed in the same box.
This year, the Christmas Lights switch on will take place on Saturday 3rd December.
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Try out the Bandstand at the Glebe on Sunday 11 to 1pm. We have the Huddersfield Youth brass ensemble performing. A nice way to spend part of your Sunday. Attached is the poster.
This year's annual awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 22nd September at 7pm, at the Ladyholme Centre. Our chance to celebrate all that is good about Windermere & Bowness.
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A group of people in Windermere are in need of a Zumba Gold instructor. There is some availability at the Ladyholme Centre in the daytime.
If you are qualified and willing to set up a class contact Margaret Whelan 015394 42271
The Town Council are once again able to offer grants of up to £500 towards improving the appearance of shop fronts on the high streets in Windermere and Bowness. To find out more, contact the Town Clerk or use the contact form. The application form and explanatory notes are below.
Will be holding its annual exhibition at the Ladyholme Centre on Lake Road, from Monday 1 August to Saturday 13 August. The exhibition will be open from 10.30am to 5.30pm daily. Car parking and refreshments are available at the centre. The exhibition features a wide variety of media, styles and subject, including still life and floral, figurative and abstract, wildlife and landscape works. There will also be prints, greetings cards, art materials and art books on sale. There will be a children's competition with art prizes and the public will be able to vote for their "favourite picture."
Windermere Town Council has today responded to the Boundary Commission to say that moving Applethwaite to the Ambleside electoral area is totally unacceptable and a ridiculous idea. See the response by clicking on the icon below:
Rather than see whole swathes of North Windermere transferred to administration from Ambleside, sign Ben Berry's petition at the link:
Windermere Town Council are appalled at the draft proposals recently published by the Boundary Commission, which move the whole northern part of Windermere into Ambleside/Lakes Ward. This includes all streets and properties situated between Troutbeck Bridge (to the west), Orrest Head (to the north), Main Street (to the south) and Heaning Lane (to the east). It is a huge chunk of Windermere and will effectively cut the town in half. It will include transferring the Railway Station, Orrest Head viewpoint and the Lakes School into the Ambleside ward.
To see the details in full and access the interactive maps, go to: https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/6168
Town Councillors are calling on residents to write to the Boundary Commission and make their views known. The deadline for responses is 18th July. The contact details are:
Address: Review Officer(South Lakeland), Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 14th Floor, Millbank Tower, London SW1P, 4QP.
The Accounts and supporting documents for the financial year 2015-16 are now available for inspection (until mid July). They can be found on the Council Meetings/Finance tab of our website.
At the Windermere Town Council AGM on Wednesday this week, it was agreed that both the Mayor and Deputy Mayor will continue in office. For the forthcoming civic year, the Mayor will continue to be Cllr Leith Hallatsch and the Deputy Mayor will continue to be Cllr Lisa Greasley.
Two groups of young people have got involved in the Winderclean litter-picking initiative, supported by the Town Council and organised by the Bowness & Windermere Community Car Trust. Well done to both the Windermere Cubs and to the pupils of St Cuthberts School. And thank-you from the Town Council and residents of Windermere & Bowness!
Cumbria County Council are consulting on changes to the opening times for Windermere Library. Attached is the consultation document and questionnaire. Library hours basically remain the same for Windermere, but with earlier closing on Mondays.
The funding and plans for Millerground were revealed this week. Attached is the press release.
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Windermere Town Council are lighting the Beacon on Orrest Head to commemorate HM the Queen's 90th birthday on Thursday this week (21st April). Come along and sing Happy Birthday with us. We are lighting at 7.30pm on Orrest Head.
The National Park are consulting on the content of their Local Plan, which governs planning policy. If you have things you would like to bring to their attention, fill in the attached questionnaire and send it in.
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