Promenade Recreation Ground Re-opens
The Promenade Recreation Ground has now opened to the public for tennis, putting and crazy golf. Weather permitting the facility will be open as follows:
Monday to Friday: 12noon until 3pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12noon until 5pm
Public Loos Now Open
Finally the Public Loos are now open to the public.
All loos have been converted into "Contactless Payment Only" so no-one is handling any coinage and therefore less likely to pass on any germs.
Please Stay Safe whilst using the facilities by:
Victoria Hall Update
Unfortunately the Victoria Hall remains closed. Government guidelines do not yet allow any live events of Music, Drama or Dancing. These are the "mainstay" events. Also it is really difficult with Social Distancing. At 2 meters apart capacity will be reduced to no more than 30 in the Main Hall and at this number most events are not viable.
We continue to look at options & but until the Government lift restrictions, we will remain closed.
It is a really difficult situation. With the help of the Victoria Hall Support Group, the number of events & functions in the hall was on the increase & there was a real buzz about the place
However, we will not be beaten - we will re-open & with everyone's help we will get back to some resemblance of normality!!
The kitchen refurbishment project is still on-going. Our grant applications were declined as the grant providers are now only concentrating on projects related to COVID issues. Whilst this is understandable we are really disappointed.
However, with the proceeds from events held by VHSG before "Lockdown" the project is half way there. The general public continue to be very generous and we have received several donations towards the kitchen project & if these continue, there is every possibility that we could get the project started before the end of the year.
If you would like to contribute towards the cost of the refurbishment, please send your cheque (payable to: Victoria Hall Support Group) to: Kitchen Project, Victoria Hall, Main Street Grange-over-Sands, LA11 6DP. All donations will be gratefully received.
Best wishes to you all & keep safe. I hope to see you all in the Victoria Hall in the not too distant future.
Victoria Hall Manager
Cumbria County Council & Partners have today launched a new emergency support service at high risk of becoming ill & who do not have support available from friends, family or neighbours.
The Emergency Telephone Support Line is: 0800 783 1966
You can also email your request for help to: COVID19support@cumbria.gov.uk
Further details about this support service can be found online at: www.cumbria.gov.uk
As from today Mon 30 March there will be some changes to the bus service in South Lakeland.
The changes effecting Grange are as follows:
X6 Kendal/Barrow service will operate a Sunday Service only Mon to Sat.
530 & 532 will operate as normal for the time being.
To check for updates & to view changes to other services in South Lakeland please CLICK HERE
South Lakeland District Council sent us a great message!
Like us, they are all still there and committed to working. The District Council look after bin collections, environmental protection and benefits and want to reassure you that these will be maintained.
All the Councils (Town, District and County) are working with each other and the NHS to keep everyone safe.
If you need to contact the District Council you can phone them on 01539 733333 or email as usual to email@example.com
It's really encouraging to see how quickly everyone is moving to make sure that everyone in the community is looked after. Pop a note through your neighbours door, say hi and let them know they are not alone. For those of you who may be feeling alone, we'll be posting details of help very soon.
Last night Grange Town Councillors made the difficult decision to close the Victoria Hall to the public in light of the current situation. This means that the Information Centre is closed & all events in Victoria Hall have been cancelled until further notice.
if you have bought any tickets through the Information Centre for the following events:
March 21: Trial By Jury & Pirates of Penzance
March 28: Furness Bach Choir
April 7: Poetry, Pate & Plonk
and would like a refund, please contact the Town Council Office to arrange this.
Tel: 015395 32375
Grange Town Councillors & the office staff are working behind the scenes to keep the council working
Carla has decided to cancel the Tap Dance class & the Silver Swans ballet classes for the next few weeks.
Arnside & Ulverston Choral Societies have cancelled their Victoria Hall concert on the 2nd May. Hopefully a new date will be arranged in the future.
Grange Drama have also decided to postpone their summer production until November.
Any further changes to "What's On at the Vic" will be posted here as & when they happen.
The following events, due to be held in the Victoria Hall this March, have been cancelled due to the uncertainty surrounding the spread of the coronavirus:
March 21: Kendal Gilbert & Sullivan Society's production of Trial By Jury & Pirates of Penzance
March 26: Bay Community Singers Charity Concert.
March 29: Save Grange Lido Exhibition
All these events hope to re-schedule at a later date.
SLDC Local Plan team will be in the Victoria Hall Tuesday 3 March from 3 - 7pm
This is your chance to get involved & help South Lakeland address the issues that are important to our community.
Information Boards are currently in the foyer here at the Victoria Hall for you to view & come along on Tuesday to chat to SLDC's Local Plan 2040 team.
For more information: www.southlakeland.gov.uk/planning-and-building/south-lakeland-local-plan/local-plan-review/
South Lakeland District Council will be at the Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands on Monday 2nd March 2020 between 2 & 7pm, seeking stories, insights & information from residents & businesses on the history of Grange to feed in to the plans for the repair & refurbishment of the Promenade.
Officers will be on hand to talk through the proposals & learn more about the town's much loved promenade. Attendees will also have a chance to look at some visuals that are in development for the promenade works.
You can also submit comments online. Just search: Cumbria Citizen Space and click on: Grange Promenade Enhancements
Climate Conversations....how do WE change?
Join the climate change conversationHere at the Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands from 7 - 9pm tonight Thursday 27th February.
A new round of ‘Climate Conversations’ is being held to allow residents in South Lakeland the chance to have their say on issues around climate change and biodiversity loss.
These will be the third round of conversation events run by the council since 2018.
In that time we have:
For more information visit the website: https://www.southlakeland.gov.uk/news/join-the-climate-change-conversation/
Grange Town Council office will be closed from Friday 20 December until Monday 6 January.
The Voluntary Car Scheme provides transport to members of the community of any age (under 16's must be accompanied by an adult) who cannot make their journey by public or private transport
The Volunteer Co-ordinator receives the request for transport & then arranges the Volunteer Driver to provide the journey, collects & checks the claim forms & helps recruit drivers & publicise the scheme locally.
Volunteer Drivers use their own car & expenses are reimbursed.
if you are interested or would like more information, please contact: Katy on 07788 396194 or visit cumbria.gov.uk/voluntarycarscheme
Cumbria County Council - Serving the people of Cumbria
The Lake District National Park is looking at potential changes to it's southern boundary and will be holding a Drop In session for residents interested in Grange asking to be part of the National Park.
The Drop-in session will be held in the Victoria Hall here in Grange on Monday 1st July from 6 - 8pm
The Carnival Band will be performing in the Victoria Hall on Friday 17th May 2019 at 7.30pm.
From the riotous pre-Lent carnivals of medieval Europe to the midwinter revelry of the Lord of Misrule, The Carnival Band take us through the year, imaginatively weaving folk, historical and contemporary strands from England and abroad into a rich tapestry of seasonal celebration. Playing an extraordinary mix of instruments, their blend of folk, world, classical and contemporary influences defies definition. "Purists must have been squirming. The rest of us were having too much fun to care!" (York Press) www.carnivalband.com
Tickets: £12 available from Grange Information Centre either in person or Tel: 015395 34026
CLICK HERE for Grange South Ward Election Results May 2019
CLICK HERE to download the new summer bus timetable
Please note the Town Council Office will be closed on Easter Monday and will re-open at 10am on Tuesday 23 April. Happy Easter to you all
If you discover a damaged or missing manhole cover, please report it to United Utilities. Here is a link to the relevant part of their website:
Thursday 2 May is Election Day
Elections are for both South Lakeland District Council and Grange Town Council
All Grange residents, who are registered to vote, will be able to choose a District Councillor.
CLICK HERE to see who you can vote for to represent you at South Lakeland District Council.
Grange residents who live in Grange South Ward will be able to vote for up to four Town Councillors.
CLICK HERE to see who is standing to represent you at the Town Council.
The latest on the Lido site refurbishment:
South Lakeland District Council has been awarded £2.35m for the joint delivery of a series of projects in the Morecambe Bay area.
£1m is for SLDC to deliver enhancements to the Promenade and Lido.
Specifically, Grange-over-Sands will benefit from:
To read the letter received by the Town Council CLICK HERE