April 2021 Parish News is available online and some also printed.
Happy Easter to Everyone!
Printed Parish News have also been distributed via Levens Primary School bookbags (with many thanks to school).
Also available to pick up from Levens Village Shop, and Easter Garden at St John’s Church this weekend
Roadworks are now confirmed to start on Church Road this Monday 1st February for Levens B4RN Project to move plant and make final inspections before starting to cut the road and verge on Tuesday 2nd February.
The first phase will be near the top – starting on the grass verge close to Greengate Gardens and working downhill.
The first few days will see some road crossings done on the upper section of Church Road so there will be some 2-way traffic management in place in this area.
Exciting times for our Levens B4RN Volunteers.
We wish them well
Levens Parish Council is pleased to see the interest on Facebook about the
possibility of creating a pedestrian route from the village down Levens Lane to the
junction of the A590.
The Parish Council shares this interest and has promoted the need to provide this
route for many years, as reported regularly in the Minutes of its meetings. Positive
interest from local residents is to be welcomed and lends weight to its already
substantial efforts to bring local authorities, statutory agencies, funders and local
stakeholders together to agree a viable and achievable proposal. As a result,
Cumbria County Council is now due to take this a stage further in the coming months
in a bid to prepare an acceptable plan that will assist the sometimes delicate
negotiations that are taking place. The Parish Council would stress that as with all its
work on behalf of the local community, it approaches this from a non-political standpoint.
In order to cross the final line and set Levens up for a January 'B4RN Village' Civils Construction we started a final appeal for £100,000 just over 2 weeks ago.
After a change in Government Vouchers funding levels we were able to use several Voucher Applications to knock another £24,000 from the target.
Other villagers keen to help us hit target and encoraged by a free connection and 5% return on capital have pushed us up to £63,000 with more share applications known to be in the post.
Please help get us over the line before Christmas and we look forward to a 4 month dig to connect Levens to Hyperfast Internet starting in January 2020. edit.
Jamie (12) and a few pals want to know what the teenagers of Levens would like to see in our playing fields. If you’re 9+ (or parent to a Levens young person), please complete this questionnaire and share your ideas!
Levens Playing Fields Pre-teen and Teenagers Questionnaire (google.com)
Lighting up Levens with 'A Rainbow of Hope' we are running a 'Rainbow Star Competition'
To add to the return of our Levens Christmas Tree we are asking families and households to join in and create a Rainbow Star to display at the front of their home in the window, garden conservatory . . . .
Prizes are being given for the best creation by Primary, Secondary and those old enough to have school as just a memory.
Entry Forms will be in a box on the green to notify our judjing team to come and look at your home - donations welcome in a jar.
We are continuing to run our Just Giving Page to not only pay for this years tree, decorations and lighting But to expand and continue to run this event every year.
Thank you to the fabulous donations received to take us to 96% of this years target, consider donating to help for this year and move forward to have funds held for years.to come.
Levens Pop Up Post Office is making a temporary move to the Institute from this coming Monday 2nd November 2020.
the Methodist Church has been planning redevelopment work to enable the church building to be a more flexible community resource.
They find that the work needs a full site closure and are grateful to the Institute Committee for their support to be able to continue to maintain a postal service.
The Tree is to go up in November and being decorated with over 250 homemade coloured bows under the theme of Rainbow of HOPE.
Christmas may be a little different this year and we will not be able to gather for mulled wine with those fabulous sausage buns and homemade soup BUT we have lots of plans to share our Christmas Spirit.
News of a themed house decoration competition, Guess the cake weight and much more to follow
They have a small team of villagers to put up, decorate and light up the tree next month and Vanessa & Dave at the shop are happy to supply electric again - Thanks to all in advance.
The Parish team have launched a Just Giving Page to help support and pay for the Tree and Decorations that we hope can remain a permanent part of our Levens Christmas Festivities.
To Donate to Levens Christmas Tree - Click this link
The buses are running again,
Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays to Kendal (Levens depart 0952).
Tuesdays to Morecambe (Levens depart 0900)
Thursdays to Kirkby Lonsdale (Levens depart 0952)
For more details contact Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire on 01524 733831. These services receive no financial support from the Council, so use them or loose them.
Sat 18th July and Sunday 19th July from 10-5pm
Plum Tree Cottage Garden and Studio ....I do hope this finds you well?!
This year, like many folk , my exhibitions have all been cancelled or postponed
I've therefore decided to open my studio to visitors this summer for one weekend...and to open my garden too!
Just before lockdown we hired a digger to build a wildlife pond and a vegetable garden to add to the 'Wild Garden'..we are delighted with the results and would love to share our special garden and some new paintings with you all during this challenging time.
We will be serving tea /coffee and cake ,at a safe distance through the kitchen window ,bring your own cup and plate....bring a picnic too if you want to stay a while and the weather is good.
Refreshment proceeds will go to McMillan Nurses.
Turn up @ Plum Tree Cottage ,Brigsteer .LA8A8N.
- santise your hands before you open the gate
- collect a numbered ticket from the table under the veranda
- wander and enjoy the garden,eat cake and drink tea until your number is called to come into the studio
-family bubbles can enter as a group (if more than 2 in a bubble I will stand outside)
- If you are 'at risk' please make an appointment on Fri 17th July between 2-4pm and 6-8pm --
KATE BENTLEY Contact:-Tel 07761183908 Day. 015395 68079 Eve. or www.katebentley.co.uk
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