Please note that the Kendal Voluntary Social Car Scheme Co-ordinator has handed in her notice and the scheme will close from Sunday until we can find a replacement.
Power outage compensation
About 70 houses in Levens had a power outage on Friday 31 May - lasting from midday for about 15 hours. If this affected residents they can submit an outage claim on the Electricity North West website (enwl.co.uk) - it only takes about 5 minutes - and they send you £75. This is not dependant on frozen food or anything else - it is a govt scheme - plus it will focus ENWL to invest in (Levens) infrastructure - they made £100 million profit last year - yet the power failed as the lines have not been maintained! LINK: https://www.enwl.co.uk/advice-and-services/guaranteed-standards-of-service/apply-for-guaranteed-standards-payment/
This information was sent to Levens website by Dave Parry
The Reverend Bryan Kerr was licensed 3rd February 2019 as Priest-in-charge for the 3 parishes of Heversham, Levens, Milnthorpe. Resident in Levens Vicarage. Telephone 015395 61448
We welcome him to Levens and to St John's Church.
Levens Village Community website
In order to be able to continue the Levens Village Community website, we need some new volunteers for the Editorial webteam.
Basic IT skills, willingness and a few hours during 2 scheduled weeks, 4 times a year, is all that is required.
The website is easy to edit, training is available, and you’d be part of a team that work together.
If you can help, we would be delighted to hear from you !
Please contact Allan, Claire, Clare, Elaine and Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
from Levens Local History Group:
Ague or marsh fever (vivax malaria) is a disease transmitted by female blood sucking mosquitoes that breed in shallow stagnant water. During the 16th to 19th centuries it was endemic in the English fenlands and the coastal marshes of Kent and Essex. However, the history of the disease in many parts of Britain, especially the north, is poorly researched and incompletely understood. This book draws together a highly dispersed literature to present a picture of the history, past distribution and importance of ‘the ague’ in northern Britain, with a particular focus on Cumbria. The book concludes by examining the possibility of malaria re-establishing its former presence in Cumbria and the north as a result of climate warming and other factors.
Available from Stephen Read -
Price £8.50 (£7.50 to members of LLHG or CWAAS)
The recent pottery and art sales organised by Nigel & Libby Edmundson at Quaggs House Farm and Heversham raised £475 for Children in Need, and Nigel & Libby would like to thank all who supported these events. Well done, Nigel & Libby !
Monday 7 December 2015 for 8 nights (20:00 - 06:00)
A590 will be closed westbound from Brettargh Holt roundabout to the middle of the A6 junction.
A6 off slip road westbound will also be closed.
There will be an escort for access to Force Lane.
Further details: Highways England 0300 1235 000
The new Levens Village Community website went live over the weekend and is now all up and running. Training has been arranged for the Village web team in how to update and edit the new site next week so look out for more changes in the coming weeks.
if you have any updates, news or amendments you would would to see on the new site please contact the web team. You can also upload a picture with the comment form if you have one!
New name and new owners for Levens Village Shop.
Click on the poster to enlarge it and find out more about Vanessa and Dave the new owners.
Welcome to Levens Village
If you have any news, comments, information or photos you would like to see on the website please contact us.