Wednesday, September 18th 2019

Spotted 1st August in Millans Park garden – Painted Ladies
Sunday September 15, 2-4pm, Rothay Park

Ambleside-Kirkstone Rotary club is holding its popular annual Duck Race on Stock Ghyll though Rothay Park on Sunday September 15, 2-4pm, ending at Miller Bridge. Entry is £1 per duck, the first ducks will set out from 2pm, all proceeds in aid of Alzheimer’s Research. The first prize is £200, supported by the Co-Op Local Community Fund.

Duck tickets £1 each at Ambleside Post Office/TIC

Thursday 12th September – St Mary’s Church – 7.30pm – Open Forum

St Mary’s Church is holding its next open forum at 7.30pm on Thursday September 12 in church on the topic of ‘Faith in Policing’. The speakers will be Canon Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner; Peter McCall, the Cumbria Police & Crime Commissioner and Tim Farron MP. The forum is a series of evening discussion meetings on a range of topical issues and open to everyone, guests welcome. Booking is not necessary and the forum is free, with tea and coffee available. Further details from Revd Nick Hallam on 015394 36069 email

Saturday September 14, from 10-12 noon, Ambleside Parish Centre

The Central Lakes Mission community is holding a sustainability event at Ambleside Parish Centre with a repair cafe on Saturday September 14, from 10-12 noon when there will be stacks of helpful information on every aspect of recycling and living more sustainably. This includes explaining what local people can and cannot recycle, and what happens to items discarded in blue recycle boxes. There will also be clothes to re-love, and Ambleside Action for a Future will join members of Eco Church and the new Edible Ambleside group to spread the message of sustainability. Tea and coffee available, entry free.

Saturday, September 7, 10am-4pm, Ambleside Parish Centre

Ambleside Parish Centre is holding a late summer Craft Fair this Saturday, September 7, 10am-4pm in the main hall. A wide range of items made by local crafts people will be on sale, refreshments available all day, entry free.

Wednesday, September 11, 2-4pm at the Kelsick Centre

Ambleside CancerCare is holding a cream tea next Wednesday afternoon, September 11, 2-4pm at the Kelsick Centre, including a cake stall and raffle. Tea and a cream scone costs £3.50 to raise funds to support local people, as well as their carers and families affected by cancer.

Saturday September 14, at the Kelsick Centre, 10am-12 noon

Ambleside Friends of Guiding are holding a coffee morning on Saturday September 14, at the Kelsick Centre, 10am-12 noon with cake stall, raffle, tombola, books and bric-a-brac, with all proceeds towards the upkeep of the meeting hut for the Guides, Brownies and Rainbow groups. Information from

Vacancy for Parish Councillor – Langdales Ward

There is still a vacancy in the Langdales ward for a Lakes Parish councillor to serve the local community. Although it would be preferable if interest was expressed by someone living in that ward, however the Clerk to the Council, Michael Johnson, would welcome applications in writing to him from any elector from Ambleside, Rydal, Grasmere, Langdale or Troutbeck who might like to join the Council. All applications will be considered and the successful applicant will be co-opted and become a fully-fledged parish councillor. The position is unpaid, and the requirement will be to attend two evening meetings a month. Details available from Michael Johnson, First Floor, Ambleside Library, Kelsick Road, Ambleside LA2 0BZ, or phone 015394 31656. The Council’s website is on

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