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School Governor Needed

Caton St Paul’s C of E Primary School has a vacancy on the Governing Board for a Foundation Governor to join our team. As this is a Diocese appointment, anyone interested would need to be a regular church attender and willing to support and uphold the Christian ethos of the school. Training is available as well as mentoring and more general support.

Please contact Anna Shone, the Chair of Governors, on tel 01524 771944 or e mail at a.d.shone@btinternet.com. We would love to hear from you.’

Caton Windmills 10K

Lancaster & Morecambe AC has just announced an exciting new 10k running race at 12.30pm on Sunday October 7th. The route goes from Brookhouse village up to the famous Caton Windmills, going directly underneath the windmills which are very impressive up close. It also offers fantastic views over the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Howgill Fells, and Bowland Fells, all in one race The race entry fee is only £10 for Club members and £12 for unattached plus £2 for entry on day, subject to availability. There will be a great medal for all finishers and prizes for all vet categories.

Dance classes in Brookhouse

LDS Theatre Arts offfer lots of exciting opportunities for children to learn to dance - in Brookhouse.  From the age of 3 years.  Ballet, Modern, Tap, Musical Theatre, Acro.  St Paul's Church Hall on a Monday evening. New term starts on 3rd September.  For information call Miss Julie on 07841832190. 

New Vicar announced for St Paul's Church

  Rev Paul Boulter will be our new vicar, shared with Over Kellett.  He'll be living in the vicarage in Brookhouse, with his wife and four sons.  Throughout September the main service of the week will be at 10am on Sundays.

Lune Valley Rural Housing Association

Lune Valley Rural Housing Association provides affordable homes for rent in our village and in neighbouring parishes, including Hornby and Halton. Vacancies do come up from time to time. People who want to be considered for a LVRHA home must first register with Lancaster City Council.  LVRHA aims to give priority to people with a connection to the parish in which the house is situated, or if there is no-one suitable, to someone from a neighbouring parish.

Trees at Fell View Play park

Please look after our trees!  A cherry tree has been "ringed" and another tree close to the zip wire has had its bark damaged.  We don't know if they will survive - let's hope they recover.

Lancaster Area Search and Rescue

Lancaster Area Search and Rescue (LASAR) is a flood rescue team based in Lancaster and operating within North Lancashire and South Cumbria. We are a new charity which was set up at the beginning of this year in response to recent weather events.

Building plans - land off Littledale Road

Plans have been submitted for a single house to be built on a field off Littledale Road. Between Hill Farm and 26 Littledale Road.  Local residents may wish to comment on  the proposed development.  Key documents have been printed out and are available for consultation  in the Victoria Institute. Or view it online at https://www.lancaster.gov.uk/planning. The reference number is 18/00867/FUL The closing date for comments appears to be 9th August.

 

 

St Paul's School Grounds

The local community enjoys using  St Paul's School grounds, including the new running track.  The School reminds everyone that dogs are not permitted in the grounds at any time.  And please look after the trees, the play equipment and the school buildings.  There is CCTV monitoring, but do report any misuse or vandalism to the police,and inform the school  (head@stpauls.lancs.sch.uk)

Bike racks soon at Sycamore!

Work is about to start at the corner of Sycamore Road and Sycamore Crescent to remove the tree stump and install three new bike racks.  The work is being organised (and paid for) by Caton-with-Littledale Parish Council, in response to residents' requests for bike racks in this area. One parking bay may be out of use while the work is under way.

Meet The Author-Roger A. Price

When? On Monday 10th September 2018 at 10.00am

Where? Victoria Institute, Sir Thomas Storey Room

Cost: £3.00 for non-members £1.50 for members.

Roger A. Price is a crime fighter turned crime writer.

He spent over 30 years in the police retiring as a Detective Inspector in charge of a covert undercover drugs unit. He served on various units and squads and saw service across the UK, Europe and beyond. He bases his crime fiction writing on his many experiences. 

Floodsax now available from the Victoria Institute

FLOODSAX FOR SALE - Floodsax are available for sale from the Victoria Institute. The cost is £5.50 per sack, £27.50 for a pack of five. The recommendation is for 5 floodsax per property, two each for the front and back door and one for use in the toilet.

Please contact Peter Collins the Community Support Worker at the Institute on  771733

Financial Advice

NORTH LANCASHIRE CITIZENS ADVICE

The Healthier Finances project are running advice sessions at Caton Health Centre on first and third Wednesday each month from 3pm – 6pm. Appointments can be made by phoning our office on 01524 400404. We will do our best to see anyone who drops in but that will obviously depend on how busy we are.

As well as helping with finances we can help with queries about energy supply, housing and employments issues, benefit and consumer problems, all of which affect your finances.

Caton Community School

Kevin Kendall, headteacher at Grosvenor Park School in Morecambe has recently been welcomed into Caton Community Primary School as their Acting Headteacher and what an amazing couple of weeks it has been and so busy with assemblies (Mr Kendall tells a good story), the Caton gala, a music workshop, an amazing sports day and most of all, lots of laughs and lots of learning!! As you will know, our grounds are amazing and our forest has been well used to support learning outside of the classroom as well as our wonderful PTA working tirelessly to support us.

Oasis Cafe opening in September

An oasis is a safe resting place that provides refreshment. Oasis café will do the same. It will begin on Monday 2nd September and be open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Brookhouse Methodist Church from 10am till 2pm. If you need a place to come and meet with others over a coffee and cake or a light lunch you will be welcome here. There will be toys available if you want to bring young children.

Come and relax and be refreshed.

Swifts

Our swifts are back and have been seen soaring high above the village, celebrating their return to the Lune Valley.  Meanwhile, the Swift Group has met and we are looking into acquiring some swift nesting boxes.  If you would like to have one on your house we can advise on box positioning; we are also looking for volunteers to help install boxes around the village.  If you would like a box and/or can help with installation please contact Jacquie on 770407.

New chair for Parish Council

At its May meeting, the Parish Council elected Rob Paine as Chairman.  Jenny Walmsley is the Vice Chair.  The next Parish Council elections are in May 2019.  There are places for 12 councillors and we only have 11 at present.  Interested in joining the Parish Council as a co-opted member?  Contact a current councillor or the Parish Clerk for information.

Spring Clean our Villages

 A big thank you to the people who came out to pick up litter as part of our Spring Clean.  We concentrated on the car parks (including Bull Beck), Station Field, Quernmore Road and the A683. In addition, it was really good to hear from local residents and groups  who regularly pick up litter on their road or favourite paths or the Millennium Pathway. We’re grateful to the Co-op for help with refreshments, and to the Victoria Institute for providing a base.

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