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This message is from Cumbria Trading Standards

Warning issued against computer virus cold calling scam

Cumbria Trading Standards is warning the public to be aware of ongoing attempts by computer fraudsters to scam cash from them by claiming to represent Microsoft.

The caller claims to be from ‘Microsoft Technical Support and states that the victim’s computer is infected with ‘viruses’, which can be repaired if the caller is given remote access to the machine. Attempts are then made to obtain money from victims, some of whom have lost up to £500 at a time for useless ‘software fixes’.

Microsoft never use cold-calling methods to sell their products.

Cumbria Trading Standards advise that you immediately hang up if you receive a phone call from anyone claiming to be from Microsoft who tells you that your computer is infected with viruses.

Please call Consumer Direct on 08454 040506 if you require further advice.


 

 

 

Aspatria News



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Aspatrias - Voice Newsletter

Aspatria Town Council have decided not to continue their newsletter, they are instead taking a space in the churches link magazine.

After several complaints off people that the newsletter has been discontinued, I have decided to do an Aspatrias-voice one instead.

This is currently only available online and in email, however I will be looking into getting some printed in the future.

if you would like to receive a copy via email
, send us an email us

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Richmond Hill School wins a Cumbria Life Award

Brundibar Production
Children past and present were involved this year in the Brundibar children’s opera as part of a
community production through Maryport Consortium linked with the Rosehill and Carnegie Theatre.
It was the first year of the Cumbria Life Culture Awards last night presented by Melvyn Bragg and
we won production of the year.  Well done to all the children past and present who took part.


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Aspatria Medical Group

Aspatria Medical Group would like to inform all patients and visitors that
there will be no parking available at the Health Centre for 2 weeks from
Monday 21st September while essential carpark maintenance is undertaken.

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Halloween Kids Disco

30th October 2015 at Aspatria Rugby Club
Entry is £1
Come dressed to scare and bring your parents

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Remembrance Sunday Parade
Starts at 2.30pm on Brandraw Carpark
Back at St Kentigern`s for 3pm service

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Aspatria Music Festival Dates for 2016 Festival are 15th, 16th and 17th July
for further details check out

www.aspatriamusicfestival.co.uk


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Gala Day - 13th June 2015
Aspatria Gala Day 2015
Picture taken by Liam McHugh©2015

Aspatria Gala Day was onthe 13th June 2015, well done to everyone that was in the Gala day this year. There was a good turn, out of people in Aspatria and the weather stayed nice throughout the day.
Special thanks to the Gala Day Committe for all their hard work throughout the year to ensure that the Gala Day is a success.


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Aspatria Medical Group  -  Dr Gardner is retiring

We would like to inform all patients and friends that Dr Gardner will be retiring
from the Practice on 31st March, 2015.
We will be holding an afternoon tea for him on Thursdays 19th March from 1.30pm
onwards if you would like to pop along and wish him well.  

If anyone would like to contribute towards a leaving present for him,
donations can be left with Ellen on reception.
I'm sure you will all agree with us, he will be a big miss.

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Aspatria Music Festival

After the success of last years Festival, Aspatria Music Festival will be
held again this year on the 17th, 18th and 19th July for further information.
check out their website here they also have a page on Facebook

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Christmas Lights


Aspatria Santa

The Christmas lights were switched on in the Town on the 7th December, after
Father Christmas did his tour of Aspatria, starting at the Business Park, calling at Harriston and then back up into Aspatria finishing at Brandraw car park for the
Christmas light switch on. This event once again had a very large turnout of
people from Aspatria and surrounding areas.
Beacon Hill School had stalls, face painting, refreshments and other activities too.
The lights through out the town looked very festive and their was a large amount of people in the town that did their own festive lights too.

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Aspatria welcomes the new Vicar

St Kentigern`s new Vicar Tim Herbert
joined us in Aspatria at the beginning of November 2014
we would like to give him a warm welcome and hope he
will be very happy in Aspatria.

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Sealy`s Spyatstock

Aspatria`s first ever music festival


Over a 1000 people turned up for the 3 day festival headlined by Toploader that was held at the rugby club in Aspatria, the event was a huge success and there are plans for another Spyatstock next year.

Click here for further info

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Aspatria Gala Day

Picture taken by Anthony Beeby

Aspatria Gala day on 7th June was a huge success, the weather was kind
this year with only a little bit of rain, this didn`t spoil the day though for
the gala day entrants and the large crowd of people that lined the
route from the industrial park to the rugby club.

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Damage in Aspatria Park

Anyone caught vandalising equipment and plants in any of the
towns parks will find that they will be billed for the damage
from now on.

Click here for further infomation.


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Dr Taylor is retiring

There will be an afternoon tea at Aspatria
Medical Centre on the 27th March
at 2pm - 4 pm
for all patients wishing to drop by to wish
Dr Taylor a happy retirement.

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Appeal from St Kentigern`s

St Kentigern`s heating system has broken and is
going to cost £17,000 approx to replace it.

Click here for further infomation.

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Welcome to the latest Aspatria Business

Shaws Meats Butchers shop will be opening for business on
Thursday 3rd April 2014 on the Business Park.

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Tour of Britain

Picture taken by Liam McHugh©2013

The Tour of Britain came through Aspatria on the 16th September; the residents of Aspatria were out in force to give a very warm welcome the cyclists as they rode through the streets of Aspatria on what can only be described as an extremely wet and windy day.

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Whats on in Aspatria

Halloween Disco at the Rugby Club
26th October 7 - 9pm
£1 Entry Come Dressed to Scare !!!

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If you have an event you want added to here, email me

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Aspatria Gala Day

Picture taken by J Barker ©2013

Aspatria Gala Day was onthe 8th June, well done to everyone that was in the Gala day this year. There was a good turn, out of people in Aspatria and the weather stayed nice throughout the day.
Special thanks to the Gala Day Committe for all their hard work throughout the year to ensure that the Gala Day is a success.

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Tour of Britain bike ride

Aspatria will be hosting a brief Tour of Britain as the bikes will be sprinting through Aspatria
along the A596 on the 16th September. Lets hope we have a good turnout of people to cheer them through the town.

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Kenneth Bungee Jump
Pictured doing the jump is Kenneth Bowes - Picture taken by J Barker ©2013

Bungee Jumps at the Sun Inn

Well done to the 9 people that did the bungee jumps at the Sun inn
on Monday 13th May to view the pictures from the first 4 to jump.
click this link here

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Aspatria Gala Day

Aspatria Gala Day is on June the 8th.
The gala starts from the business park at 1.15pm

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The Vault

Aspatrias-voice would like to welcome Aspatria`s newest business
The Vault on its recent opening in Aspatria.

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Market Stall

There will be a market stall in Aspatria every Tuesday 8am – 4pm at the Market place in front of the library, selling clothing, accessories, garden plants & household items. 

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Allerdale Crunch Service Dates
can be found here:

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Aspatria Medical Practice

Did you know that Aspatria Medical Practice has a website? You can register to get your
repeat prescriptions online there too, or you can ask at the Surgery and they will give you
a form to register your interest? http://www.aspatriamedicalgroup.co.uk/

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The Cumbrian Neet

Held on the 15th March at the Bowling Club, raised £400
for the Mayors Charity which this year is West St, Practice to
help them buy a new ECG machine.

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Crunch Dates

Crunch dates have not been posted yet, I will add them when they are published.

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Mokithon and Wax

Well Done to Jonti`s Gym on their recent fundraising events
a Mokithon and Phil Hetherington having a wax
to raise money for Comic Relief.
http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/cumbria-does-its-bit-to-raise-cash-for-comic-relief-1.1042901?referrerPath=2.874%2Fhome

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Message received from
Allerdale Crunch Service for Aspatria

Due to circumstances changing at our disposal site we are having to make
some changes to the way we operate the crunch service.

The next crunch is due on the 12th January and the vehicle will be parked
at Queen Street car park as normal, but it will be on site from 10.00am
until 11.15am, and not the 11.30am until 2.00pm we
have became accustomed to.

All materials accepted at the sites remains the same and dates for
future operations are available on the Allerdale BC website

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The Olympic relay torch comes through Aspatria

Aspatria welcomes the Olympic Torch Relay
The streets of Aspatria were lined with residents and school children from Richmond Hill and
Beacon Hill Schools, along with Schools from the surrounding areas, to welcome
the arrival of the Olympic torch relay as it came through Aspatria on June 21st.
(photograph taken by Mrs J. Barker©June2012)

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Aspatria Medical Group - Flu Sessions

This year we will be holding our flu sessions for eligible patients at West Street Health Centre on the following dates:

Saturday 6th October at 9am  -  12 noon
Tuesday 16th October 9am  -  6.30pm

Please look out for further information on notice boards
within the Health Centre.

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 Mrs Bowes Retires
Mrs Bowes finally hangs up her apron and retires after 22 years at Richmond Hill School .  
A special leaving assembly was held on the 22nd June in recognition of  the years of  service
Mrs Anne Bowes has given to the School. Flowers were presented along with a leaving
present from the Staff and Children at the School. (Photograph taken by Mr A. Bowes ©June2012)

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Police Community Support Worker 5215 Sarah Fletcher has set up drop in sessions

At the Local Links Library twice a month. The dates and times are displayed on the Library door. She is there to help with any issues, problems or just to meet and have a chat with.

Drop in surgery held at Aspatria Local Links Library:

Friday 28th September 2012 between 3:00 - 4:00pm

Tuesday 9th October 2012 between 1:30 - 2:30pm
Friday 26th October 2012 between 3:00 - 4:00pm

Wednesday 7th November 2012 between 1:30 - 2:30pm
Friday 30th November 2012 between 3:00 - 4:00pm

Wednesday 12th December 2012 between 1:30 - 2:30pm

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Aspatria Gala 2012

Aspatria Gala Day - Saturday June 9th 2012

The effort put into this years gala day was outstanding, the same couldnt be said for the weather
at the start of the gala, luckily the sun came out and shone on all that entered this years Gala Day.

Pictures of this years events can be found under the link Aspatria Gala Day

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Aspatria and Wharrels Elected County Councillor

Jim Lister

Congratulations to Jim Lister (Conservative) on becoming the newly elected
Aspatria and Wharrels County Councillor

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Saved - Park Lodge

Park Lodge has been saved from Closure, the announcement was made on Thursday the 12th April in Kendal. Iris Stobbat has fought hard along with other members of the community to keep Park Lodge open and her hard work was finally rewarded when the announcement was made on the 12th April.

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Queens Diamond Jubilee

There will be a childrens disco in the Rugby club on the 2nd June 5-8pm
to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee

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Gala Day

Will be held on the Saturday the 9th June 2012 the parade leaves at 1.15pm

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Aspatria Dreamscheme - Family Fun Day

Aspatria Dreamscheme is starting to plan our summer activities for August.
We are intending to celebrate our last day by having another ‘Family Fun Day’,
last year was BRILIANT, bouncy castles, bring your own picnic, live music
from young bands, free arts and crafts etc… this year we are joined by the police
and the fire service again with even more ‘fun stuff’….

HOWEVER….we really need extra help from the Community by people Volunteering
to help man the bouncy castles/slides so that the children, young people & adults
can have fun safely!...... (yes we can all have a go!!) the more help we get the
shorter the time helping.

So if you fancy a fun day in the Memorial Park on:
Thursday August 23rd between 12-7pm
with your family, friends and neighbors and don’t mind helping out for an hour
contact Linda or Ian on 016973 20893 (2-9pm mon-fri)

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Save Park Lodge

Save Park Lodge group is urging people to attend a meeting on
December 7 from 6pm
at Aspatria Rugby Club.

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Cumbria Local Involvement Network (LINk)

Cumbria Local Involvement Network (LINk) is an independent organisation set up to represent
the views of local people on health and care services.  Cumbria LINk has statutory powers
which mean that the people responsible for health and care services in our area have to respond to recommendations we make. 

We know that currently there are issues that matter to you around the consultation on proposals
for care in your area and concerns about choice of GP practice.  We want to hear what you
have to say on these and any other concerns you have.

You can contact us by phone on 01228 512513, by email link@cumbriacvs.org.uk , by letter
to Cumbria LINk.  27 Spencer Street, Carlisle, CA1 1BE. 

Members of Cumbria LINk and support staff will be visiting Aspatria on
Thursday 8th December between 2pm and 6pm
at The Community Centre, King Street specifically to hear your views,
please drop in and talk to us.

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Save Park Lodge

Please help us to Save Park Lodge, by signing the petition and by
looking out for the organised meetings, where you can voice
your concerns over the proposed closure.


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Hornets up and running

Aspatria Hornets received a visit from town Mayor, Alan Reay, to help them celebrate their first home league game in over fourteen years. The recently reformed Hornets welcomed Lowca to Saint Mungo’s park for a top of the table clash on the 3rd September.


Mayor Alan Reay is introduced to the Hornets team by Captain, Kevin Clark

The match was the culmination of ten months work following the meeting to reform the team back in November 2010. The Hornets have made an extremely successful start to their league campaign and have won all of their league matches to date and are top of Group C in the Cumberland Rugby League. Led by Kevin Clark, the team has played some exciting rugby and there is some real interest in rugby circles in the new team on the block.
The players and staff have been very pleased with the level of support that they have received, not only from sponsors and local businesses but with the number of spectators that have been attending home games. This was best illustrated by the recent cup game against Kells held at Aspatria RUFC where over 400 spectators attended.
Aspatria Hornets are still recruiting and any player (or anyone interested in volunteering to help with off-field matters) interested in playing rugby league should either come to training or contact club secretary Peter Thorndike on peter.bod@talktalk.net . Training is held Monday and Wednesday from 6.30pm at Beacon Hill School astro-turf (cost £1 per session). Alternatively, join our Facebook group at Aspatria Hornets Rugby League FC.
Contact:
Craig Hamilton
E-mail:  craig_hamilton66@hotmail.com
Telephone:         0776 525 4269

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Victoria Park reopens

Victoria Park was officially reopened by the Mayor Mr Alan Reay and Aspatria Town Councillors on Thursday 21st July. Teachers brought pupils along from Richmond Hill School to attend the official opening. Pupils were given the opportunity to try out the new play equipment in the park.

Harriston Village Hall
will not be having Bingo
as it is closed for the floor to redone
The hall will be closed for a few weeks.



Whats on in Aspatria

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Sept

Aspatria and District First Responders
Beacon Hill School

The Crunch Service

is a service provided by Allerdale for residents to
dispose items to bulky for normal collection.
Saturday 17th September at 11.30 - 2pm
Queen Street Car Park.
Please do not leave items at the crunch site prior
to arrival of the Crunch service. of bulky domestic waste.

Slimming World Group
Every Wednesday at 6.15pm
Aspatria Rugby Club

Bingo

Tuesdays - Blennerhasset Village Hall at 7.30pm
Aspatria Rugby Club - Every other Sunday at 8pm

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October

Aspatria and District First Responders
Beacon Hill School

The Crunch Service
is a service provided by Allerdale for residents to
dispose items to bulky for normal collection.
Saturday 15th October at 11.30 - 2pm
Queen Street Car Park.
Please do not leave items at the crunch site prior
to arrival of the Crunch service. of bulky domestic waste.

Slimming World Group
Every Wednesday at 6.15pm
Aspatria Rugby Club

Bingo

Tuesdays - Blennerhasset Village Hall at 7.30pm
Aspatria Rugby Club - Every other Sunday at 8pm

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November

Remembrance Sunday
13th November 2011
Leaves Brandraw Car park
2.30pm, Wreaths laid
at park gates. Service at St
Kentigern's 3pm

Aspatria and District First Responders
Beacon Hill School

The Crunch Service
Date to be published when available
is a service provided by Allerdale for residents to
dispose items to bulky for normal collection.
12th November at 11.30 - 2pm
Queen Street Car Park.
Please do not leave items at the crunch site prior
to arrival of the Crunch service. of bulky domestic waste.

Slimming World Group
Every Wednesday at 6.15pm
Aspatria Rugby Club

Bingo

Tuesdays - Blennerhasset Village Hall at 7.30pm
Aspatria Rugby Club - Every other Sunday at 8pm

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December

Christmas light switch on
4th December

Senior Citizens Christmas

Treat. 13th December at the Masonic

Aspatria and District First Responders
Beacon Hill School

The Crunch Service
is a service provided by Allerdale for residents to
dispose items to bulky for normal collection.
Saturday 10th December at 11.30 - 2pm
Queen Street Car Park.
Please do not leave items at the crunch site prior
to arrival of the Crunch service. of bulky domestic waste.

Slimming World Group
Every Wednesday at 6.15pm
Aspatria Rugby Club

Bingo

Tuesdays - Blennerhasset Village Hall at 7.30pm
Aspatria Rugby Club - Every other Sunday at 8pm

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Old News

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Gala Day June 2011

This years Gala Day was once again very succesful, the Town had a good turnout of people for Aspatrias 10th Gala Day.
Pictures can be viewed by clicking on the Aspatria Gala Day button on the top left

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Aspatria has a new Mayor

may

Councillor Alan Reay was elected Mayor and Councillor Marie Rose was Elected Deputy Mayor for 2011/12. The new Mayor thanked the outgoing Mayor Councillor Trevor Gear for all the work he had done over the past few years.

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May 2011 Elections

The results of Aspatria Elections are:

Aspatria, 2 seats:
Bill Finlay, I, 408. Elected
Laurie Mansfield, L, 344.
Billy Pegram, L 215.
Philip John Roberts, LD 252.
David Wilson, I 361. Elected
Turnout: 39.35%

Bill Finlay and David Wilson are the newly elected Councillors
for the Aspatria area on Allerdale Council.

 

 



Calling all Volunteers!

Aspatria is to get it's own mini Volunteer Bureau

Plans are under way to recruit local residents who would like to do unpaid voluntary work for the benefit of others.  What they get back is is a sense of purpose and an opportunity to meet new people and develop new skills. New skills can be useful in themselves but can also provide evidence in support of applications for paid work.

In order to get things started, town councillor Bill Finlay has linked up with Cumbria Council for Voluntary Service(CVS) and the Aspatria & District Community Charity Association. 

“Working with the CVS is crucial because it is part of a network of county and national volunteer bureaux” he said.  “They can provide information on opportunities for volunteering outside of Aspatria, as well as any specialist support when needed”.

“The Charity Shop has offered a 'shop window', in other words a display area where people or organisations looking for voluntary support can advertise their needs.  There will also be information on how would-be volunteers can register with the bureau and be introduced to voluntary opportunities they are interested in.”

“As well as looking for volunteers, we also need to find things for them to do locally. That's why I'm asking for local people and organisations to contact me to discuss support that they need and which volunteers could meet.  This could vary from supporting people in their own homes to helping with them with their shopping or gardening, through to working with existing local and national voluntary organisations.”

The Volunteer Bureau will be launched in the New Year, but if you want to register your interest earlier you can 'phone Bill Finlay on 016973 21156 or by email at aspatriavolunteers@gmail.com


Special thanks to J. Herring for providing this picture.

Gala Day 2010

Aspatria Gala day was held on Saturday the 12th June and was once again enjoyed by huge crowds of people lining the main route through Aspatria.
Young and old turned out to join in the fun and it turned out to be a lovely day,
even the weather stayed nice.

This years Carnival Queen was Chloe Dunn

Guests in the procession included:
Barracudas
Lairds of Dixie and drum group
Penrith Brass Band
The Samba Bandits
Stilt walking fairies

Winners of the procession were:
Harlequin perfoming arts group won the spirit of the carnival award

Kevin Bouch and John Creighton along with their Loch Ness Monster
won the most memorable performance Trophy.

Further pictures can be found on the Aspatria Gala Day link.

 

Jim Buchanon died on 8th April

Jim had been the Conservative Councillor for Aspatria and the Wharrels and
up until last month had been the Leader of the County Council, Jim stepped
down after being diagnosed with bowel cancer, but intended to remain the
Councillor for Aspatria and the Wharrels. Jim died at home with his family by his side.

Our condolences go to Jims family at this sad time, he will be greatly missed.


The News and Star have a big article on Jim:
http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/shock-as-former-cumbria-council-leader-dies-from-cancer-1.693536?referrerPath=news

Cumbria County Council have also set up an online tribute page:

http://www.cumbriacc.gov.uk/forum/messages/17844/17844.html?1270809887

Public Meeting 23rd March- Queen St Car Park

Thank you to everyone that attended this meeting, it was quite an informative meeting
with lots of people putting questions to the Allerdale representatives Harry Dyke,
Tony Smith and our Allerdale Councillor and Deputy Leader
of Allerdale David Wilson.

People found out that although these restrictions were passed by Allerdale
Council last November and where brought in on January 1st 2010.
These will not actually be implemented until after May, as this is the earliest time
they can be looked at again by Allerdale Councillors due to a 6 month Rule which
prevents things being re looked at for that length of time.

The meeting was a very constructive meeting with lots of people putting
forward their questions to Harry Dyke, Tony Smith and David Wilson
they have promised to take these on board and take them back to Allerdale
for the Council to re look at in May when the six month rule comes to an end.

For those people that did attend the meeting I will be starting a link in the
aspatrias voice forum for how you thought the meeting went?



Public Meeting - Queen St Car Park

A public meeting is to be held on
Tuesday 23rd March at 7pm in Beacon Hill School

Over the restrictions that have been implemented on
Queen St Car Park by Allerdale.

Officers from Allerdale will be in Attendence.
Please come along and give your support against these restrictions.



Queen St Car park restrictions

Aspatria Town Council will be holding a public meeting and inviting Harry Dyke, Tony Smith and Councillor Sam Standage along with our local Allerdale Councillors David Wilson and Audrey Tinnion to the meeting which is hoped to be held early in March.

Some of you will have seen letters for signing in the shops in Aspatria stating you disagree with these restrictions so far Wendy Campbell has over 900+ from residents in Aspatria and surrounding areas.

If you have not already done so please help us to fight Allerdale putting restrictions on Queen St Car park.

I will post the date of the meeting as soon as I find out when it is to be held.

 

Proposed Parking restrictions on Queen St, Car Park Aspatria

Aspatrias-Voice received an email this week about the proposed changes on Queen St Car Park, we thought it important enough to post on this page, as only you the residents can now do something about these proposed restriction by writing to Mr Harry Dyke Chief Executive Allerdale and sending a copy of your letter to: Tony Smith Parking Services Manager Allerdale, our Allerdale Councillors David Wilson and Audrey Tinnion and Aspatria Town Council all contact details will be at the end of this article.

Allerdale Council are proposing to introduce a 2 hour parking limit for all cars parking on Queen St car park, they are also proposing to introduce a parking permit for residents at a cost of £290 per annum.
No free residents permits will be issued as has happened in
Maryport and Workington.

Many people living on and around Queen Street will be effected by this, how many of you are aware that this is about to be implemented?

Apparently these proposals are being brought in to force because the people of Wigton, Maryport and Workington had compained that we still had a free car park and were not being affected by the proposed raise in car park fees across West Cumbria.

Basically this has given Allerdale the excuse they needed to garner penalty fees from Aspatria (they rarely receive any penalty fees from our town and begrudge this as they have to pay out yearly maintenance for the car park).

Allerdale dont appear to care that parking on Queen Street is essential for the Community when visiting the Spar, Chip shop, Charity Shop, taking children to Richmond Hill, Visiting the Churches, attending Weddings and Funerals and keeping cars off the main A596 road.

They have not thought about the residents that live on Brough Street and how parking on the main road will effect their vision when they come out of Brough Street and they have given no thought to the residents that park on Queen Street overnight rather than park on the main road, keeping it clear for the Log lorries and aggregate lorries that pass along through our town.

Aspatria Town Council are aware of the proposed restrictions and have strongly objected to these restrictions, we were informed by our Allerdale Councillor David Wilson that nothing will happen without consultation with the Town Council this so far has not happened!

Contact Details  

Please write to:

Harry Dyke and send a copy of your letter to the others on the list below to make your feelings known.

Harry Dyke
Chief Executive Allerdale
Allerdale House,
Workington,
Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ

Tony Smith
Parking Services
Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House
WORKINGTON
Cumbria
CA14 3YJ

tony.smith@allerdale.gov.uk

Councillor David Wilson
9 Lawn Terrace, Silloth
Tel: 016973 31004

david.wilson@allerdale.gov.uk

Councillor Audrey Tinnion
28 Lawson St, Aspatria
Tel: 016973 20977

audrey.Tinnion@allerdale.gov.uk

Aspatria Town Council
c/o Town Clerk Allison Paterson
Allandale, Waverton, Wigton CA7 0AE

clerk-aspatriatc@tiscali.co.uk

Please remember the only people that can help make a difference to these proposed parking restrictions is you the residents.
If enough people write in to complain, hopefully this will force their hand to leaving the Queen St car park alone.


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Proposed Wind Turbines at Bothel

BT Admits Wind Turbines Will Ruin a Community

At the end of October 2009 BT submitted a planning application to build four turbines at Threapland Lees Farm, Cumbria.  These are the tallest on land turbines proposed in Cumbria to date.  They are 40 metres taller than the existing turbines at Wharrel’s Hill, Bothel and are in close proximity to residential homes in the villages of Bothel, Plumbland and Threapland.  It was in response to this that anxious but determined residents formed the Threapland Turbine Action Group (TTAG) in June and have been battling to dissuade BT from submitting its plans ever since.  BT wouldn’t listen, and submitted its plans, unaltered.

To read the full article please click on the link Aspatrias Voice against wind turbines or if you want to know more about TTAG - Threapland Turbine Action Group, click the link below which will take you to their website.

Wind Turbines at Bothel



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Have you missed the Clock Chimes?

St Kentigern’s Clock has been one of the characteristic sounds of Aspatria since 1897. Recently we had to disconnect the  chime & strike
mechanisms when the maintenance engineer condemned them as unsafe. Repairs are estimated at over £4000 to repair or around £7500 to repair and motorise the winding thus vastly reducing future ‘wear & tear’ damage and repair bills. The PCC felt  it was the right time
(no pun intended!) to motorise the clock and safeguard its future for the town.  Grants from funding bodies should cover a substantial proportion of the cost, but one or two people have also made generous offers to help bridge the funding gap.

If you could help with a donation, perhaps in memory of a loved one, please contact Clive, Trevor or Brenda, or one of the churchwardens. With your help we hope to have the chimes sounding again in time for Christmas.

The church clock itself has since developed a problem and has had to be stopped. We hope to put this right along with the chimes & strikes repairs - or sooner if possible.

Harriston Village up coming events

Easter Prize Bingo - Saturday 27th March 1.30 - 3 pm
doors open at 1pm for Bingo.

Easter Eggs and Easter Bonnets to be in the Village Hall by 12.30pm
the side door will open at 12.15pm for entries.

Spring Fair -
Bric a brac, tins, cakes, games, face painting, raffle, tombola etc
Saturday 8th May 1pm - 3pm

Bus Service`s in Aspatria and surrounding area`s

I recently received the following in an email:

As many bus travellers are aware in September 2008 people
of Aspatria, among others, lost a vital link to days out in the Lakes
when the 555 service from Carlisle to Keswick started to run
10 minutes earlier.

This means we can no longer catch the 09.08 bus to Wigton
and then the 555 to Keswick and the many services available there.
Could people make Stagecoach available of their feelings ?

The alternative route through Workington has a 50 minute wait
between buses. A new service is planned for the school holidays only from Maryport to Keswick via Cockermouth which will involve
a 20 or 30 minute wait in the morning and a 40 minute wait in the afternoon.Many Aspatrians use the buses, surely we could have
some connecting services to our adequate hourly run
between Whitehaven and Carlisle.

Please can people make their feelings known by contacting Stagecoach here are their contact details:

Write to:
Stagecoach North West, 2nd Floor, Broadacre House,
16-20 Lowther Street, Carlisle, CA3 8DA

For Cumbria Telephone : 0871 200 2233

Email : northwest.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com

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