Erica Sarney was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in June. It was awarded for "Services to Wildflower and Pollinator Conservation in Lancashire". Many of us have met Erica through the work she has done with bee-friendly planting along the Millennium Way in our village, at Crook o'Lune, and elsewhere in the Lune Valley. These projects have often involved local youth and community groups. Congratulations Erica!
BROOKHOUSE TAI CHI
Our parish councillors from May 2019 are: Ray Elvis, Ron Gibbons, Emma Huddlestone, Chris Kynch, Rob Paine, Judy Powell, Mark Skeldon, Sid Thompson and Jenny Walmsley.
Geoff Beckett, Karen Hill and Drusilla Nield have stood down; we are very grateful for their work on the Parish Council over many years.
Up to 50 people from our twinned village of Socx in Northern France arrive on Saturday 8th July. They will stay until Tuesday 11th July, departing about 8.00 am.
“She rallies” 6 week free girls tennis course at Lunesdale Lawn Tennis Club, Ball Lane, Caton
Saturdays 27 April, 11 and 18 May, 8 and 22 June
Girls 7 - 11 years 13.30-14.20
Girls 12-16 years 14.30-15.30
To book a place contact Annabelle Cartmell firstname.lastname@example.org 07513168173
Chairman/Treasurer positions. These key positions will become vacant from 1st June and additional committee members are required to ensure the sustainability and longevity of football in our community. The ownership of the sports field will soon change once the sale from Mitchells of Lancaster is completed and the association will look to obtain a lease so as to be able to continue. To register your interest or to request further details please email email@example.com, many thanks.
Girls and boys Aged between 14 -18 years Do you want to have fun and adventure? Do you want to learn skills for life? Do you want to achieve your Bronze, Silver or even Gold Duke of Edinburgh award? Do you want to take part in camps and activities at District, National even International level? If you do then Explorer Scouts is the thing for you!
Caton St Pauls, Brookhouse Methodist and Caton Baptist Churches together with SportsReach are again hosting their Annual Soccer School from Wednesday 29th May to Saturday 1st June, held at Caton St Pauls School Field/Chrich Hall., with the award service on Sun 2nd June. £40 per child, £35 for additional siblings.
Contact Tim and Amelia Preece on 01524 771682 for full details and booking forms.
Easter in our village: On Maundy Thursday, St Paul's Church is organising a service at 7.30pm, followed by a simple meal of soup and bread. On Good Friday (19th April) Caton Baptist Church is hosting breakfast, with time for prayer and reflection.
Pre School Supervisor
Lune Valley Pre School Centre, Brookhouse, Lancaster
We have a great opportunity for a supervisor to run our small and successful Pre School, which is located within St Paul’s School Brookhouse. With a passion for using the outdoors as well as indoors as a basis for exciting learning, you will have the vision to create a happy learning environment where each child is nurtured as an individual.
Local government elections take place on Thursday 2nd May 2019. This includes electing councillors for our Parish Council, Caton-with-Littledale. There are seats for twelve councillors on our Parish Council.
The Trustees would like to make another distribution from the trust funds held on the trusts of the Wills of the Edward Cottam and his sister Alice.
The Trustees are required to use the trust income for the benefit of: ‘poor and deserving persons aged 50 years or over who have resided within the parish of Caton with Littledale in the County of Lancaster for at least five years and are still resident at the date of the application’.
LASAR (Lancaster Area Search and Rescue) is running its DEFRA-approved Water Awareness Course in Caton. This four-hour course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to stay safer around inland and flood water. You’ll get a better understanding of hydrology, water hazards, personal protective equipment, dangers of soft surfaces. Then there is a practical session at Denny Beck on how to carry out a Reach, Throw and Shout Rescue. On successful completion of the course, you’ll get an SLSGB certificate.
Keeping Well - Thinking about your health?If you are feeling at all concerned about your health you might like to talk with others who have experienced similar medical conditions and treatment.
The Wellness Lounge at the Victoria Institute at Caton is an opportunity to take part in informal discussion with other people who have had the same concerns as yourself.
Also present will be a number of medical and health professionals with experience of a wide range of health conditions. Just drop in and stay as long or as short a time as you like.
The large sports hall is a wonderful community resource and is available for hire at very reasonable prices 52 weeks a year. It’s the perfect venue for young children’s parties (soft play equipment available), football / multisports parties, community group meetings, fitness classes (mats available), sports coaching sessions etc. There is a large, fully equipped kitchen with oven and hob and excellent changing facilities. We also have a large field which groups are welcome to use by prior arrangement.
Contact Tracey Howarth on 01524 770104 for more information.
Recently someone has hacked back and tried to kill and remove lots of ivy growing on trees along the Millennium Way. The loss of the so much well-established ivy will damage local wildlife, which uses ivy to build nests, and as a source of berries in winter and nectar when the ivy is in flower. And it looks awful! The ivy was not damaging the trees, and its loss will make the Millennium Way a poorer place for people and birds and insects and animals. The work was not authorised by Lancashire County Council, which is the body responsible for the Millennium Way.
Claughton Manor Brickworks have advised local residents that they will have to move clay from Caton Moor to the Brickworks by road from Thursday 10 January until Wednesday 23 January. The route will be:
Quarry Lane, left onto Moorside Road (to avoid the school), right onto Littledale Road, then Brookhouse Road to the mini-roundabout and then East along the A683.
The road movements are required while major work is done on the aerial ropeway from Caton Moor to the Brickworks.
The Brickworks are on 770678.
Photoair undertook numerous surveys and work in this area. It has in its archive 7 oblique 35mm colour negatives and 1 verical 70mm colour negative of Littledale taken in 1994. The owner has retired and wants to dispose of the negatives and copyright. Price £15 . For information contact Rodney Hepton on firstname.lastname@example.org