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Don’t buy rhododendron as it’s destroying our native wildlife, warns Woodland Trust

Don’t buy rhododendron as it’s destroying our native wildlife, warns Woodland Trust The Woodland Trust is urging gardeners not to buy rhododendron ponticum this spring, as it looks to stem the threat of deadly tree disease and protect our native wildlife. The popular plant may look nice but not only can it carry disease, it… Continue reading Don’t buy rhododendron as it’s destroying our native wildlife, warns Woodland Trust





Business owners urged to share insights in council’s first annual survey

Business owners are being invited to help ensure their views and insight to inform future economic support strategies and policies. Westmorland and Furness Council’s Economic Development and Regeneration team has launched its first annual business survey and is urging members of the business community to take just five to 10 minutes to take part in… Continue reading Business owners urged to share insights in council’s first annual survey


Work begins on Natural England project to connect people with nature at Earnse

A project designed to build a deeper bond between a community and their natural heritage is in development at Earnse Bay on Walney Island. Known as the Earnse Project, the scheme includes creating opportunities to help people increase their own feeling of nature connectedness through ‘pathways to nature’ – activities that engage senses, emotions, appreciation… Continue reading Work begins on Natural England project to connect people with nature at Earnse




School to expand from September

A popular infant and nursery school is expanding in order to meet the needs of its community. From September 2024, Ramsden Infant and Nursery School will increase its nursery provision to offer lunch and afternoon sessions, alongside its current morning sessions. This will give parents the option to take up the Government’s 30 hours of… Continue reading School to expand from September


Call for young volunteers to support Summer Reading Challenge in Westmorland and Furness libraries

Young volunteers wanted to help coordinate this year’s Summer Reading Challenge in Westmorland and Furness libraries. Westmorland and Furness Libraries is asking for volunteers between 14 and 24 to help coordinate this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. The Summer Reading Challenge, organised by the Reading Agency, encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six library… Continue reading Call for young volunteers to support Summer Reading Challenge in Westmorland and Furness libraries


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