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    CONISTON DEVELOPMENT CENTRE ENEWS
 17th March 2017

Hi Everyone,

Please find below the latest news and what's on.

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Cumbria's Top 50 Trees
Methodist Church
John Ruskin School
Water Yeat Village Hall
1st Responders
Mothers Union
Brantwood

What's On Guide
Coniston Development Centre News

Regular Events
Monday - Wednesday - Wednesday and Friday - Saturday - Thursday - Friday - Sunday



ACROSS BHUTAN

AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME

[with a bonus visit to Nepal included]

 

A Talk with Slides of this remarkable country

by Dare Holland

at Coniston Methodist Church

Wednesday 22 March 2017,  7.30pm

 

Refreshments served

Everyone Very Welcome

Do come and join us for glimpses of a rarely visited country

 

Admission Free ~ Donations Welcome

 



 

Coniston First Responders

 

 

There have been changes in the way the North West Ambulance Service has been allocating incidents which the First Responders have been asked to attend.  We are currently in discussions with NWAS to rectify this as we feel we have not been called to incidents in the village which we normally would be.  We are only allowed to intervene if asked to do so by NWAS.  We hope we can resolve this issue very soon.

 

We are very fortunate that the call for new recruits has proven successful and we have two new members in our team.  They are currently going through the process of application and we hope that they will have had their training by the start of the summer.

 

If you would also like to consider helping your community by becoming a First Responder we would love to hear from you – the more the merrier there is no restriction on the number of responders we can have!

 

As a First Responder Team we wish to give our community the best service possible and are proud to assist when asked to do so. 

 

 

Further information contact Helen on 07587156902.

 



Message from Pam Airey

Helpers wanted for John Ruskin School on Coniston 14 Day

25th March from 9am until 3pm

Even if you can only spare an hour any help would be appreciated. Please could you contact Debbie on d.w@jrs.org.uk , we are also looking for donations of cakes and tray bakes please could they be taken to JRS on Friday 24th March Thank you.
 



 

Coniston Co-op Ltd

Any local group wishing to apply for a small funding grant from the Co-op

please put in writing to Anne Stoddart and give into shop

deadline 10th April
 




             WATER YEAT VILLAGE HALL

A Concert by Mochara

at 8.00 pm (doors 7.30 pm) on Friday, 31st March 2017

Admission £10.00 on the door

Northern Ireland's Maurice Dickson has been writing and performing his songs for almost 30 years.
There is something deeply satisfying about listening to a musician who is obviously the master of his craft. It is even more satisfying to listen to one, like Maurice Dickson, who is not only a consummate musician but whose music is firmly rooted in something deeply personal.
Catherine Ashcroft plays the Uilleann Pipes and Whistles with breathtaking speed and virtuosity and in 2007 won All Britain titles on both whistle and pipes.
Maurice and Catherine met in 2008 which led to them forming the duo “Mochara”. Taking the name from the Irish meaning of “My Friend”. The pair have since performed at various festivals, folk clubs, theatres and music venues throughout the UK, and Europe
The Village Hall will be set out in Cabaret Style -there is no Bar so bring your own nibbles and tipple

See the Duo in action at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3ch2wCv-3Q

 

Charity No.222932


Message from Jeff Bond

 

Cumbria’s Top 50 Trees

is a wonderful celebration of the county’s biggest and most magnificent living plants.

And what makes it SO special is that all our trees have been nominated by members of the public.

Those 50 trees – and the unique stories behind them – are now in our special gallery awaiting

YOUR votes to decide the most popular.

 

A tree, on the shore of Coniston, that was special to her, was nominated by Sue  last year

and she was so pleased when her nomination was accepted.

 

Had she still been with us she would now have been  encouraging people to vote for The Courageous Tree.

 

There are 50 trees shown on the site – my vote has gone to the Courageous Tree.

 

Here is a link.

 

 

http://www.cumbriastop50trees.org.uk/gallery/the-courageous-tree/

 

 

 

 

and this is part of what Sue said of it.

 

Vertically shattered in half by a probable lightning strike, this remarkable ash tree overlooking Coniston has been in the heart of Sue Bond for at least 20 years. 'This tree feels like an old friend and I always refer to it as The Courageous Tree' she says. 'It has beauty, courage and deserves love. It has suffered severe damage and trauma, yet it clings to life with amazing tenacity.'

For Sue, 61, a lifelong non-smoker, who is being treated for lung cancer, the tree’s inspiring lust for life acts as a potent metaphysical symbol of hope and resilience.

'I have always empathised with those needing support, recognised other people’s hurt, sorrow, injustice or mistreatment. This tree now encourages me to be tenacious and hopeful. If this tree can survive, then I have a chance too.'

 

 

http://www.cumbriastop50trees.org.uk/gallery/

 

The above link will take you to all nominated trees.

 

If you do vote  then you will need to input your email address and will be sent a  message  which you will need to act on  to validate your vote.

 

 
 


Mother’s Union   Programme
 

2017 

This year’s Theme     Communication

 

 

March   25th (Sat)   Lady Day                                  St. George’ Barrow

 

March   30th       Eileen Belcher      Communication for Past and Present Pregnancies

 

April 25th            Quiet Day                                      Rydal Hall

 

April     27th         Outing                                        Abbot  Hall,  Kents Bank

 

May 3/4               Diocesan Conference                  Shap Wells Hotel

 

May       25th       Bob Henson                                Communication

 

June   29th           MU Diocesan Choir, Communicating through Songs,  Cream Teas                                

 

September 25th     Quiet Afternoon                      St James   Barrow

 

September   28th    Janice Eadington                   Open the Book              

 

September    29th- 30th     Worldwide Annual meeting     -    Edinburgh

 

October    19th        Prof. Shiela Crispin        Communication in the Animal World

 

November 8th -10th    MU  Retreat                                        Rydal Hall

 

November 30th        Advent/Carol                      Celebration /Service

 

December   4th        Deanery Carol Service            St Mary’s  Dalton

 

All meetings where the date is in bold take place at 2pm in St Andrews.     Others are outings, Deanery and Diocesan events.

 

Do join us all are welcome.



 

WHAT’S ON GUIDE

 

DATE

EVENT

DETAILS

CONTACT DETAILS

Friday 17th March 2017 Pie, Peas and Dominoes Venue Coniston Sports and Social Club. 7.30 pm. £8.50 per person. Places must be booked by Monday 13th March. All bookings must be paid for. Everyone welcome. Sarah Way 015394 49509 or 07766 657078 waysarah@aol.com
Monday 20th March 2017 Coniston Local History Group The Early History of Woodland, Torver and Coniston  Richard Greer

Phil Scott  015394 41310

 07901 988449 scottphil1972@gmail.com

Monday 20th March 2017 Coniston Parish Council Meeting 7pm the Reading room Coniston Institute

Janette Carroll – Clerk to Coniston Parish Council

8 Old Furness Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8HU

Tel: 015394 41713 E-mail: parish@coniston.info

Wednesday 22 March 2017,  7.30pm   ACROSS BHUTAN

AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME

[with a bonus visit to Nepal included]

by Dare Holland

at Coniston Methodist Church

Wednesday 22 March 2017,  7.30pm

 
Saturday 25th March,

Coniston 14

Road Race

36th Annual Coniston 14 Race, 11am John Ruskin School  
Friday 31st March 2017 Concert by Mochara

Wateryeat village hall 8pm (doors 7.30 pm)

Admission £10.00 on the door

 
Monday 10th April 2017 Coniston Local History Group "It should have been stopped!”  Maurice Steele

Phil Scott  015394 41310

 07901 988449 scottphil1972@gmail.com

Monday 17th April 2017 Coniston Parish Council Meeting 7pm the Reading room Coniston Institute

Janette Carroll – Clerk to Coniston Parish Council

8 Old Furness Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8HU

Tel: 015394 41713 E-mail: parish@coniston.info

Monday 15th May 2017 Coniston Local History Group The Life and Times of Sir John Barrow. Jack Rice

Phil Scott  015394 41310

 07901 988449 scottphil1972@gmail.com

Monday 15th May 2017 Coniston Parish Council Meeting 7pm the Reading room Coniston Institute

Janette Carroll – Clerk to Coniston Parish Council

8 Old Furness Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8HU

Tel: 015394 41713 E-mail: parish@coniston.info

Monday 19th June 2017 Coniston Local History Group Smuggler Lanty Slee – Rebel with a Cause Margaret Dickinson

Phil Scott  015394 41310

 07901 988449 scottphil1972@gmail.com

Monday 19th June 2017 Coniston Parish Council Meeting 7pm the Reading room Coniston Institute

Janette Carroll – Clerk to Coniston Parish Council

8 Old Furness Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8HU

Tel: 015394 41713 E-mail: parish@coniston.info

Monday 17th July 2017 Coniston Local History Group Emergencies before the Creation of  “999”  Judith Shingler

Phil Scott  015394 41310

 07901 988449 scottphil1972@gmail.com

Monday 17th July 2017 Coniston Parish Council Meeting 7pm the Reading room Coniston Institute

Janette Carroll – Clerk to Coniston Parish Council

8 Old Furness Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8HU

Tel: 015394 41713 E-mail: parish@coniston.info

Monday 21st August 2017 Coniston Parish Council Meeting 7pm the Reading room Coniston Institute

Janette Carroll – Clerk to Coniston Parish Council

8 Old Furness Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8HU

Tel: 015394 41713 E-mail: parish@coniston.info

Monday 18th September 2017 Coniston Local History Group Great Grandad’s Army – Rifle Ranges of the Lake District  Jeremy Rowan Robinson

Phil Scott  015394 41310

 07901 988449 scottphil1972@gmail.com

Monday 18th September 2017 Coniston Parish Council Meeting 7pm the Reading room Coniston Institute

Janette Carroll – Clerk to Coniston Parish Council

8 Old Furness Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8HU

Tel: 015394 41713 E-mail: parish@coniston.info

 

Monday 16th October 2017

 
Coniston Local History Group Holidaying in the Lake District in the 1940s and 1950s  Dr. Rob David

Phil Scott  015394 41310

 07901 988449 scottphil1972@gmail.com

Monday 16th October 2017 Coniston Parish Council Meeting 7pm the Reading room Coniston Institute

Janette Carroll – Clerk to Coniston Parish Council

8 Old Furness Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8HU

Tel: 015394 41713 E-mail: parish@coniston.info

Monday 20th November 2017 Coniston Local History Group The Baptists of Hawkshead Hill and District  Suzanne Tiplady

Phil Scott  015394 41310

 07901 988449 scottphil1972@gmail.com

Monday 20th November 2017 Coniston Parish Council Meeting 7pm the Reading room Coniston Institute

Janette Carroll – Clerk to Coniston Parish Council

8 Old Furness Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8HU

Tel: 015394 41713 E-mail: parish@coniston.info

Monday 18th December 2017 Coniston Parish Council Meeting 7pm the Reading room Coniston Institute

Janette Carroll – Clerk to Coniston Parish Council

8 Old Furness Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8HU

Tel: 015394 41713 E-mail: parish@coniston


If any individual, group or society would like any information included in this email or on the village diary www.coniston.info/parish-diary/ please contact Toni Whirity at cdc@coniston.cumbria.sch.uk Thank you


 

 

Coniston Development Centre News.


 

Computer Workshop @ Coniston Development Centre

This will start again on Thursdays from 26th January, 13:00-15:00. You MUST ring Stephe Cove on 01229 773965 if you are wanting as session as classes will not run if there are no bookings. Cost remains at £10 per session


Zumba Kids

Kids get fit, rock out and have fun!

Come and Join our fun dance fitness class

Led by our qualified instructor. Katie Marston 

4-8 year olds

Next session 9th March 17

Thursdays  6.30pm – 7.30pm

(Term time only)

Coniston Primary school

                      £3.50 per session or £2.50 if term paid in advance


 

 

GET READY TO GET SLIM & ENERGISED READY FOR THE SUMMER SUN!

Are you ready to have seriously sexy curves, shed pounds and lose inches?!
YES please! You can, dancing to addictive Latin rhythms doing ZUMBA Dance Fitness

Led by our qualified instructor Katie Marston.
Next session 9th March 2017

Thursdays 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Coniston Primary school

£4.75 per session or £3.75 if term paid in advance

 


 

We have available to hire 2 rooms a small office/meeting room and a large room able to hold larger meeting for groups or courses etc, both rooms have access to a kitchen and toilet and are disable friendly  we can also offer a tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits or lunch freshly prepared on the premises (term Time Only) if you would like further information please contact me on the numbers below or email cdc@coniston.cumbria.sch.uk

For more info or to book your place on any of the above classes

Please contact Toni on 07886193557  or email cdc@coniston.cumbria.sch.uk


BRANTWOOD EVENT AND EXHIBITION LISTING MARCH 2017

 

 

BLUE GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

(Entry is included in House admission)

 

30th November -  24th April 2017

The Power of the Hills: John Ruskin and Mountains

No single feature of the earth excited more feeling in Ruskin than the hills.  No single aspect of nature inspired his brush more consistently or more beautifully.

 

SEVERN STUDIO EXHIBITIONS 2017

(Entry is included in House or Garden admission)

 

 

8th March – 23rd April 2017

“to stay what is fleeting”

Photographs on canvas and paper by Andy Mortimer and Rod Taylor
Andy and Rod share a fascination with surfaces and the ways in which they are changed by chance, history or fleeting events. These layers and strata suggest a dialogue with many of Ruskin's ideas about the world around us and what he calls "that golden stain of time".

 

A temporary tearoom is available in the Severn Studio serving refreshments whilst our Terrace café undergoes a major refurbishment - Open again for Easter.

 

 

 

For Bookings or further information, please contact:

 

Brantwood

East of Lake

Coniston

Cumbria LA21 8AD

Tel: 015394 41396

E-mail: enquiries@brantwood.org.uk

www.brantwood.org.uk



 

Regular Events

 Mondays

Coniston Local History Group meets on the 3rd Monday of the month  2.30pm at Coniston Institute

Wednesday

Hearing clinic Coniston institute kitchen 10.30-11.30 1stWednesday in the month

EARLY BIRD YOGA
An early morning session of hot vinyasa yoga followed by breakfast.  This is a balanced, flowing practice done in a warm room, similar in style to Baron Baptiste's Power Yoga and Astanga Vinyasa.
All held at Water Yeat Village Hall, LA12 8DJ
Do phone Margaret  (01229 885 643 ) if you would like more information or to book a place.

YOGA at Water Yeat Village Hall.  Morning session, 10.30 to 12.00.  Evening session, 7.30 to 9..00 All welcome.  Please do call Margaret Armstrong on 01229 885 643 for more information 

Wednesday and Friday

Ladies Fun Tennis at the Recreation Ground Yewdale Road. 4pm-6pm . Weather Permitting. For further information please contact 41245 or 41192

Thursday

Parent and Toddler group 9.30am - 11.30am  (during term time) in the institute any parents with toddler's and (or) babies in the area are very welcome to come and join us.

Gentle Chair exercises with Nick 11-1 every Thursday in term time £4 includes a light lunch at Coniston Sports & Social Centre.
Zumba for kids  ages 4-8 year Coniston Primary school 6.30 – 7.30pm 07886193557(Term Time Only)

(In term time)  Crusaders NJOY (youth group for young people at Secondary School) 7 –9pm John Ruskin School

CFC Senior Football Training   7pm

Come and join the Community Choir and sing all types of songs at the Coniston Institute reading Room 7.00pm if you enjoy singing, why not come along and join in. No musical experience needed!!

Zumba Coniston Primary school 7.30 – 8.30pm 07886193557

Friday

AMAZERS for school years 1-6 at John Ruskin School 6-7pm during school term time.

Saturday

 

X112 Bus walks- every second Saturday in each month- meet to catch the 9.30 am bus from Coniston

Sunday

 Coniston Christian Fellowship meets each Sunday 10.00am in Coniston Primary School. (From Sunday 7th August - CCF will meet from 10.30 to 11.30am for an all age service.)
Everyone is welcome for our “All Age Meeting”.

www.conistonchristianfellowship.co.uk

 


Regards

 

Toni

 

Coniston’s Development Centre (Based at Coniston Primary School)

 

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