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More Members Required for the E.I.

The Educational Institute on Church Hill hosts numerous local groups as well as one-off events as any of you will know. It is managed by a committee of volunteers and, to enable them to maintain this wonderful 150 year old organisation, they need more A.E.I. members to join

To find out more call 01524 762828 (Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am – 12 noon), email: arnsideei@btconnect.com or click here

Survey Area Map

Police & Communities Together – Community Priority Survey

Do you have any ongoing neighbourhood problems in your area that you would like the Police to consider? Or would you like to meet the Police to discuss them in person?

Local Police invite all residents of Arnside, Milnthorpe, Kirkby Lonsdale and Sedbergh to fill out the linked community survey before 22nd February 2024.

The Arnside post code (LA5) does not appear on the drop-down menu currently. They hope to have the issue resolved early next week. In the mean time the residents of Arnside can select the LA7 postcode and then add the full details of the actual location, including the town of Arnside and the correct post code and they’ll pick it up when the results come in.

Click here to access the survey.

Seasonal Tidal Warning Operator – Job Opportunity

This is a seasonal position from 1st April to 31st October 2024. The successful applicant will operate the tidal siren at Arnside to alert members of the public to the imminent high tide, so must be reliable and live locally to Arnside. Working hours are dependent on the tidal conditions so will be flexible to meet the needs of the service.

The post holder should have the following:

  • A good level of education including C grade GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths.
  • Experience in a safety-related role or in which they have had experience in public safety..
  • Be able to calculate the times at which the siren should be sounded using the tide timetables available.
  • Effective interpersonal, communication and persuasive skills.
  • Ability to operate independently.

For more details, click here.

For an information chat or further information please contact Andrew Vickers, Delivery & Commercial Officer, on 01539 793318

Closing date for applications is Thursday, 15th February 2024.

Interviews will take place week commencing Monday, 26th February 2024.

Pen & Correction Fluid Recycling

Sustainable Arnside

Sustainable Arnside is gathering strength and gathering a small fan club since supporting the ‘Retrofit made Easy’ event, arranged by Helen Chaffey and CAfS. It was a tremendous success and Paul Bates, the Chairman, introduced the Group to the large audience.

The audience was given the opportunity to have their say as to what they would like the group to focus on as, with so much that could be done, it was felt that local residents should be the guide.

A questionnaire completed at the meeting gave important feedback, and. with that feedback in mind, they can now make plans for the future.

As their first initiative, Sustainable Arnside is delighted to offer Arnside residents and visitors the opportunity to recycle pens and other writing implements.  All spent pens and correction fluid can now be recycled at. Arnside Fish and Chip shop, who have kindly provided a collection point at their premises.  

A plastic collection box can be found just beyond the takeaway entrance on the wall, close to the tin foil/can recycling bin. Its clearly labelled (see below) showing a list of what is accepted and what is not.  For full details see poster below.

Jumble Sale in Aid of the Arnside Playground

The next event raising funds for new equipment for the village playground is this Jumble/Vintage/Bric-a-Brac Sale which takes place on Saturday, 24th February at the W.I. & Village Hall on Orchard Road from 10am-1.30pm.

Arnside Beach Hut will be providing tea, coffe and cakes, so worth a visit for that alone!

Entrance Fee is £1. (Children Free)

Donations of items can be made from Monday, 19th February to Charlotte at Arnside House or by calling Rebecca on 07767317892. Donations can also be madeat the Hall from 8.30am to 9.30am on the day of the sale.

They are looking for good quality bric a brac, clothing, toys/books/jigsaws. Please don’t donate anything that is broken, damaged or unlikely to sell as it will reduce the profit for the Playground fund rather than raise money if they have to dispose of anything left.

New Year, New Hobby?

Its fair to say that regardless of what you might like to do, there’s a good possibility you’ll be able to do it in and around Arnside.

Whether its a dance, exercise or fitness class; local interest such as the Archive Group, Natural History and Sustainable Arnside; sport; music; or join the local branch of a National Organisation such as the RNLI, RSPB etc.

You can find details of all the clubs, groups, societies and organisations in the 2024 Arnside Directory or by clicking here and choosing an option from the drop-down menu.

We are so lucky as a community to have all of this on our doorstep. Most of them are run by volunteers and they can only continue if people are happy to help. You may think you don’t have anything to offer, but you’d be surprised. Most of us have a skill or talent that we don’t recognise as such – be it administration, organisation, computer skills, or just a helping hand.

You don’t have to be on a committee, just a volunteer,a supporter or just join-in!

So please help keep these clubs, groups societies and organisations going and ensure a bright future for them all.

Plans to build a traffic free link between Grange and Arnside are set to take a step forward.

Members of the South Lakeland locality board for Westmorland and Furness Council are set to recommend £99,999 from the local sustainable travel and transport fund goes towards the project to adapt the Arnside viaduct to enable walkers and cyclists to cross the Kent Estuary.

A report from Morecambe Bay Partnership says: “The proposed construction of a 5.5km raised boardwalk along the railway embankment and a cantilevered bridge over the viaduct creates a new leisure space that also limits the current harmful encroachment by people and dogs onto the highly sensitive saltmarsh. The enclosed trail route can play an important part in reducing bird disturbance and preventing damage to sensitive flora and fauna. These are all factors of concern locally to us and our partners Natural England and RSPB who are tackling this problem.”

“We believe the trail provides an opportunity to bring people closer to nature and educate them to care about the special environment and wildlife of the Bay.”

According to the report, feedback for the proposed scheme was ‘incredibly positive’ with 99.6% of the 6,000 respondents to the consultation supporting the proposal.

If the funding is granted, the partnership intends to progress the Arnside to Grange trail scheme to outline business case (OBC) status which is the planning phase of the project and acts as the final technical assessment stage prior to the initiation of scheme procurement.

The partnership will commission consultants to provide the technical engineering, environmental, active travel planning and place making expertise to achieve support for the scheme which provides a ‘compelling’ case for construction funding.

Members of the South Lakeland locality board for Westmorland and Furness Council are set to recommend the funding for the project on January 25 at Kendal Town Hall.

Temporary Road Closure – C5097 Black Dyke Road, Arnside – 06/01/24 & 13/01/24 – Night Time Works

A temporary road closure has been put in place to allow Network Rail to carry out bridge utility works which are expected to commence 6th January 2024 and anticipated to take 1 night between the hours of 23.40 & 0800 to complete.

Please see below details of the extents of the restriction and any alternative routes which may be in place, the relevant legal notice can be viewed at https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/4587/site-notice_da31c8c2a0.pdf and a location plan clearly showing these extents can be found on one.network via link https://one.network/?tm=136066425

Location: a section of the C5097 Black Dyke Road, Arnside, from its junction with the Suruyne, extending in a predominately easterly direction for a distance of approx. 135m.

Alternative Route: A way for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will be maintained at all times and a suitable alternative route for vehicles will be signed and available via the unrestricted sections of Black Dyke Road, Briery Bank, Silverdale Road, Cove Road, Park Road, Ford Lane, Cold Well Lane and Black Dyke Road.

Should you have any queries in relation to this temporary Order please contact the Highways Hotline by calling 0300 373 3306 or via the Westmorland & Furness Council website, quoting the reference TTROW/9055

Arnside & Silverdale National Landscape

Arnside & Silverdale AONB becomes Arnside & Silverdale National Landscape

As of today, 22nd November 2023, all the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty become National Landscapes, so Arnside & Silverdale National Landscape is the new name for Arnside & Silverdale AONB and we congratulate them on the rebrand. The new name highlights the national importance of this special place and we look forward to continuing to work with the team.

Each National Landscape has a new logo that reflects their landscape or one of its iconic species. The new logo for Arnside & Silverdale National Landscape is above and I’m sure will be easily recognisable as the Bittern. There is now a suite of 39 logos (including the National Landscapes Association logo) representing all the National Landscapes throughout the country.

National Landscapes teams have been at the forefront of delivering natural solutions to the main challenges facing the nation for many years. The new brand underscores their commitment to redoubling their efforts and engaging with a wider audience. In 2019, teams set themselves the most ambitious targets for nature and climate in the sector (the Colchester Declaration) and continue to work to meet them. The rebrand marks the next step in fully realising the National Landscapes’ vision to be the leading exemplars of how thriving, diverse communities can work with and for nature in the UK: restoring ecosystems, providing food, storing carbon to mitigate the effects of climate change, safeguarding against drought and flooding,
whilst also nurturing people’s health and wellbeing.