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Summer Activities for ALL

Posted by StreetSafe on July 14, 2011

Summer Holidays
Have you got activities in the summer holidays? Let us know and we can promote them for free!
Our Free Holiday Sports start on 1st August
Five weeks of free sport
Monday 1st – Friday 5th Aug;
Monday 8th – Friday 12th Aug;
Monday 15th – Friday 19th Aug;
Monday 22nd – Friday 26th Aug;
Tuesday 30th Aug – Friday 2nd Sept.

Free for 6 to 15 year olds (Parents must stay
with their child at the activity)
Table Tennis @ Barrow Table Tennis Centre 2 – 4pm
Dance Mats @ The Park Leisure Centre, at 2pm and 3pm
Our sessions at Hindpool Urban Park also run throughout the summer. These are for 6 to 15 year olds on Wednesday and Friday of the above weeks from 11am to 12noon.
For more information on the sessions contact Dan on 845929 or by email. To download a timetable of our current summer activities click here

Free for 8 to 15 year olds
Football, touch rugby, cricket, orienteering, tennis….@ Furness Academy South Site, 2 – 4pm

Free Dalton Summer Sessions
Our FREE summer sessions at Dalton have been confirmed.
The sessions will run on Wednesday 17th , Thursday 18th August and Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th August.
Sessions will be held at Dowdales School from 2-4pm, anybody intrested should meet at DASH reception.
For an up to date timetable of our summer activities click here.

Free Summer Canoeing Sessions
Our FREE Summer Canoeing sessions have been confirmed with our friends at Duddon Canoe Club.
All sessions will run from 1.30-3pm at Duddon Canoe Club on the following dates:
Thursdays 28th July, 4th, 18th and 25th August and 1st September.
Places for the sessions are limited, and MUST be booked in advance. To book a place on any of the sessions above contact Dan on 845929 or by email.
For a map to get to Duddon Canoe Club, click here

Furness Academy Summer School 2011
The 2011 Furness Academy Summer School takes place from Monday 25th – Friday 29th July at Furness Academy North Site.
The summer school is open to any children in school years 4, 5, 6, & 7.
For more information, or to download an application form click here.

Barrow AFC Skill Centre Free Sessions

Monday 25 July to Friday 29 July. 10am to 3pm at Holker Street Stadium
Limited number of free places for 7 to 14 year olds (boys and girls) sponsored by Turnstone Consultancy and J L Winder
For more information and to book a place, contact Craig Rutherford by email or 07816163346
Craig is hoping to arrange further free sessions in the holidays – watch this space for details.

Onside Soccer

Onside soccer coaching would like to offer the opportunity for girls and boys of all abilities in reception to year 6 to attend soccer camps throughout the summer holidays to be held at…

Dalton United Tuesday 2nd Aug – Friday 5th Aug
Earnse Bay. Walney Tuesday 16th Aug – Friday 19th Aug
Askam United Tuesday 23rd Aug – Friday 27th Aug
All camps run 10am – 3pm
The days coaching consists of

Practical coaching sessions to develop skills and techniques including passing, dribbling, running with the ball, turning, heading, control, shooting, goalkeeping, attacking and defending.
Superstars challenge consists of penalty shoot-outs, crossbar challenge; kick up competitions, 1v1 games etc.
Trophies will be given for the best player and best attitude.
Medals and certificates for all in attendance of course plus other prizes to be won!!!

£10 per day or £100 for 12 days
Any queries please contact Gavin Butler on 01229583684 / 07887940150 or by email

For more details and booking form click here.

Furness Cricket Club Summer School

Cricket coaching for young cricketers will be held on Mon 15th, Tue 16th and Wed 17th August.
The course will be run by Sri Lankan Ian Daniel (Furness CC professional / coach) assisted by Sri Lankans Upal Fernando (Penrith CC professional / coach) and Saliya Saman (Carlisle CC professional/coach). All are ECB level 2 coaches.
Cost £17.50 per day or £45.00 for all three days.
For more information and application forms please contact Ian Daniel 07403 594144 or Furness Cricket Club 825339

Summer Activities at the Park Leisure Centre
Summer Holidays are a walk in the Park at the Park Leisure Centre.
Please click here to view the activities which will be taking part throughout the Summer Holidays

Eurocamp Residential Basketball Camp at Hoops Basketball Centre
The event will take place from Sunday 31st July to Friday 5th August 2011
2011 prices have not increased on the 2010 price and are set at £239.00 for a residential camper
or £159.00 for local campers who sleep at home.
This price includes the 12 hours of activity/coaching, three hot meals per day (non residential do not get breakfast) and a full Eurocamp basketball kit to keep.
For further information please visit Eurocamp website or send them an email
You can also click here to view the flyer for the event & here for the booking form

Learn to Play the Warriors Way
Our staff share a passion for Rugby League that we aim to transfer to all participants.
Players will be allowed to express themselves, play without fear of making mistakes, be encouraged to
make their own decisions in sessions and discover the joy of Rugby League. We understand that all children
learn in different ways; all activity is directed to the development age of the participant.
Sessions will be challenging but achievable, guaranteeing that each child leaves our camp with a
raised self esteem and most importantly, having experienced fun and enjoyment.
Monday 25 July Barrow Island ARLFC Rating Lane, Barrow in Furness 6-14YRS – £15
Tuesday 26 Walney Central ARLFC Central Drive Barrow-in-Furness 6-14YRS – £15
Wednesday 27 Walney Central ARLFC Central Drive Barrow-in-Furness 4-7YRS, 9AM -12PM £5
Walney Central ARLFC Central Drive Barrow-in-Furness 14-16YRS, 1PM -4PM £5
Thursday 28 Hawcoat Park ARLFC Hawcoat Lane, Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria LA14 4HF 6-14YRS – £15
Friday 29 Roose Pioneers ARLFC Flass Lane, Barrow-in-Furness 6-14YRS – £15
For booking form, click here.
For more information ring 0871 66 33 552 or visit the Wigan Warriors website

Holiday Sports Camps for girls – Age 8 to 13
(Older ages could be accommodated – please enquire)
Hawcoat Park Sports and Social Club
This is your opportunity to sample some of the activities that are on offer at the sports club that females can actively participate in while receiving coaching.
Activities to include Archery,Badminton, Crown Green Bowls, Dance, Fitness/Agility course, Netball, Quick Cricket, Rugby and many more!
An open day for parents together with an awards ceremony will take place on the Friday afternoon.
The camp is designed as 5 days and the cost for the full 5 days is £40.However it may be possible (numbers permitting) to book for less days in which case the cost will be £10 a day
Further details and /or a booking form can be obtained from the office at Hawcoat Park open 9.00 – 16.30 Monday to Friday and by telephone on 874643 or by e-mail Should we have inclement weather the majority of activities can be held indoors.
All participants will be required to bring a packed lunch + drink.
The dates are:
Summer holidays August 8th to 12th (5 days £40)
October half term 24th to 28th (5 days £40).

Free FA skills session at Crooklands
As part of the FA Tesco Skills programme, Crookland Casuals are running two free coaching sessions on Thursday 29 July.
Click the logo below for details and online booking.

Furness Rugby Union Club Summer Rugby Camp
Monday 15th August 10 am till 3 pm Tag rugby for 6 to 7 year olds
Tuesday 16th August 10 am till 3 pm Tag rugby for 6 to 7 year olds
Wednesday 17th August 10 am till 3 pm Contact Rugby for 8 to 14 year olds
Thursday 18th August 10 am till 3 pm Contact Rugby for 8 to 14 year olds
Friday 19th August 10 am till 3 pm Contact Rugby for 8 to 14 year olds
Friday night there will be a presentation evening
Price £5.00 per day.
Just bring along your kit and a packed lunch. We will supply the drinks.
A signed Parental permission form is also required for every child that attends, please click here.
Places are limited so to avoid disappointment please contact
Brian on 01229 826381 or 07861299161

D.A.S.H at Dowdales School Fun Sport Camp
(Dalton Active Sports Hall @ Dowdales School)
Mon 25th – Fri 29th July 2011. Cost £45 (5 days) or £10 per day
School Years: Reception – Yr 6
10.00am – 3.00pm daily.
If you wish to book a place on this camp please contact Deborah Brown on telephone number 01229 897911 ext 208 or email Booking forms are also available on the school website –

D.A.S.H. BOYS Rugby Camp
(Dalton Active Sports Hall @ Dowdales School)
Tuesday 30th August – Fri 2nd September 2011. Cost £8 (4 days)
School Years 5 and 6
10.00am – 12noon daily.

D.A.S.H. GIRLS Rugby Camp
(Dalton Active Sports Hall @ Dowdales School)
Tuesday 30th August – Fri 2nd September 2011. Cost £8 (4 days)
School Years 5, 6, 7 and 8
1pm – 3pm daily.
If you wish to book a place on this these rugby camps please contact Deborah Brown on telephone number 01229 897911 ext 208 or email to Booking forms are also available on the school website –

InsideOut Activities
This Summer InsideOut Activities will be providing Football , Dance and Multi sport courses for children ages 5-11 year olds around the Furness area.
These courses give children opportunities to meet new friends improve skills build confidence and of course have loads of fun with prizes to be won!

InsideOut Soccer
Monday 25th – Friday 29th July, Barrow.
Monday 15th – Friday 19th August, Dalton.
Monday 22nd – Friday 26th August, Walney.
Tuesday 30th August – Friday 2nd September, Barrow.

InsideOut Multi – Sport
Monday 1st – Friday 5th August, Barrow.
Monday 22nd – Friday 26th August, Barrow.

InsideOut Dance
Monday 25th – Friday 29th July, Barrow
Monday 15th – Friday 19th August, Walney
Tuesday 30th August – Friday 2nd September.

For all booking options and prices please contact our office on
01229 430857 or visit InsideOut website

Chetwynde Summer School
Chetwynde Summer School was established in 2006 and has rapidly gained a reputation for providing an unparalleled range of productive holiday activities for children between the ages of 5 and 15.
Parents can enrol their children on a course safe in the knowledge that they will be well cared for in a safe and secure environment where they will develop new skills, make new friends and above all have a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
The courses have been carefully selected so that there is something to suit all ages, interests and abilities and all are delivered by professionals in their field.
VENUE: Chetwynde School, Rating Lane, Barrow-in-Furness
Please click here to view the full range of activities taking place at the Summer School.

What’s Happening??

Bluebirds Study Centre
Bluebirds Community Education Services @ Barrow AFC
Study Club: Aimed at Primary pupils, to raise attainment in the core subjects, maths, literacy and ICT – Developing self esteem, confidence and team work
Mondays, Tuesdays 4.00-5.30pm £20 per session
Explorers Club – Enrichment activities for Primary able pupils, providing stretch and challenge and developing independent learning
Wednesdays 4-6pm £20 per session
QCF Teaching Assistant Course available from September 2011
To book – Contact Gill Jepson – 07527 996432 or email

Aikido (Self Defence) for Juniors
Shobu Aikido UK has a few vacancies for Juniors (8 years and over)
Practise sessions every Thursday at 7.00 pm in St Matthew’s Hall, Highfield Road, Barrow-in-Furness.
Contact: Mike (01229) 813771 or George on (01229) 463657 (for Seniors)
All welcome, come along and take a look. £3 per session.

Furness Cavaliers FC are starting a Under 7s team to enter the BDJFL in September.
Furness Cavaliers FC are starting a Under 7s team to enter the BDJFL in September.
Any players entering Year 2 in September wishing to join a team where all players regardless of ability
will have fun and improve footballing skills.
Training is on a Wednesday 5:15pm at Rampside Road for more information please contact Andy on 07584193347.

Furness Firecrackers
Roll on up!!!
Furness Firecrackers – Roller Derby League are looking for women over 18 to help us build a bout-tastic team! Roller Derby is the world’s fastest growing contact sport and offers everything in terms of fitness and fun!
We train three times a week – twice on skates (quad skates) and once off-skates.
Want to know more? Check out our Website or drop us an email

Ade Gardner Testimonial RL Fans Forum
Barrow born England and St Helen winger Ade Gardner is in his Testimonial year and is holding an event in Barrow.
Rugby League Fan Forum on Saturday the 16th July to be held at Hawcoat Park Sports & Social Club starting at 7.30pm
Joining him will be Paul Sculhorpe, James Graham and Barrow’s Phil Atkinson.
Tickets are £12.50 including a buffet, there will also be a raffle and auction.
To purchase tickets or for more information please contact:
Anthony Horton 07912018427 Graham Newby 07742628064 or Barrow Raiders Rugby Shop on: 01229 820273
Please click here to view poster for the event

Sign up now for Walney Fun Run

A Fun Run to get the community fit and healthy is coming to Walney in September.
The ‘Energy for Life – Walney Fun Run’ is a unique opportunity to energise the community with the challenge of running 5.1km followed by a family-friendly celebration.
Free workout sessions have been organised each Monday and Wednesday during the build-up to the run.
People who want to take part should meet at Sandy Gap, Walney, at 6pm for a 35-minute session led by staff from The Park Leisure Centre.
The sessions are starting gently and building in difficulty very gradually.
For more details and a booking form click logo below

Free Sports and Dance Fun Day For All The Family
InsideOut Activities will be holding a free family sports and dance Funday
at St Bernard’s School on Sunday 24th July from 12pm to 3.30pm.
Lots of activities will be available on the day including
a talent contest with £100 of prizes, free football and dance taster sessions,
a soccer tennis competition for adults and lots of stalls including bouncy castles,
cross bar challenge, basketball shootout and Rocketshot.
To book a place in the talent contest or the free taster sessions
please call 01229 430857 or email

Venue needed for disability football sessions
Barrow Sports Council and Barrow AFC are looking into setting up weekly football sessions for children and young people with disabilities.
We are looking for a suitable indoor venue on either Tuesday or Thursday from 5pm to 6.30pm. We can pay for the venue but not too much!
If you have anywhere that might be suitable, please contact Craig or Derek by email or ring 407575.

Stuart ‘Shorty’ Shaw Football Festival

Dalton United are honoured to host the inaugural
7-a-Side Tounament with teams from Dalton, Swarthmoor, Ulverston & Coniston
And family fun throughout the day
£1 entry 16th July 2011 12.00pm onwards
Railway Meadow, Beckside, Dalton-in-Furness
All proceeds go to charity
For further details, please contact Chris on 01229 845927 / 07729 115605

London 2012 Inspire programme
An Olympic and Paralympic first, the London 2012 Inspire programme enables non-commercial organisations across the UK to link their events and projects to the London 2012 Games in an official scope.
From Wales to the East of England, from the South West to Yorkshire and Humber – more than 1000 projects and events have already been awarded the coveted Inspire mark for their work in one of six areas:
sustainability, education, volunteering, business, sport or culture.
For more information on how to join, benefits and eligibility, please follow this link.
There must be plenty of good work and projects that are taking place in the Barrow area that can be tailored to fit the Inspire Programme or new work that can be eligible for the Inspire Programme.

Free golf coaching for Juniors at Furness Golf Club
Furness Golf Club on Walney has introduced a free coaching session for juniors every Monday 5-30pm to 6.30pm. There’s no need to book but if you want more details you can contact the club by email or ring 471232

Total Warrior – Accept the Challenge
There is a national event coming up in the Lake District on 6th / 7th August, called Total Warrior
which is a great way for people to raise additional funds.
Check out the website for more information.

‘Slim a Thon’ In aid of St Mary’s Hospice
It’s Finally Time to Lose Those Extra Pounds and to look and feel amazing while helping your local Hospice!
By paying just £15 to registar you will get access to a revolutionary new weightloss program that has been designed for real
people who really love food. You can lose weight whilst improving your overall health and well-being using simple and effective lifestyle changes and eating yummy food.
Registar here by 20th July 2011 where payment can be made on-line
Places are strictly limited so please registar early.
For further information, please call Diane on 01229 877770

Touch Rugby
Hawcoat Park RUFC Summer Touch Rugby Day!
Saturday 16th July 12pm Registration
(Tournament Length Will Vary Depending On Numbers)
• Teams Are 7 a-side, Can Be Mixed Sex And Are Open To All Ages, From Vets To Juniors And Everybody In-between.
• Whether It Be As A Way Of Keeping Fit, A Part of Your Teams Pre-Season Training, Or Just For The Crack Get A Team Together And Join In.
• Prizes to be Won!
• BBQ and Bar Running Throughout The Day .
• Entrance To Tournaments Is £1 Per Person.
For more details or to register a team contact Kieran Marshall- CRC (Barrow), 07732625835
Please click here for poster of the event.

Barrow FRLC Touch Rugby Competition in memory of Paul Larkin
Redwaters , Roose Pioneers, Barrow
Sunday, July 24th · 1:00pm – 4:00pm
We are looking for teams of 10 (6 min) , these can be male , female or mixed minimum age 14 . Teams must register before the event and by the 10th July .
Admission £1 per person (children free) all monies raised will be divided equally between Duddon in Shore Rescue, Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue, Haverigg In Shore Rescue, Bay Search and Rescue.
The tournament is being held in memory of Paul Larkin who went missing in February 2011 whilst he was out shooting. The listed charities above were all involved in the 4 day search & rescue effort in looking for Paul.
Any further information by email or Facebook page Barrow FRLC Touch Rugby Competition in memory of Paul Larkin

Barrow FRLC training – Womens Touch Rugby
Wednesday nights at Furness Academy South Site (Parkview) 6.30 – 8pm
Come along all abilities welcome Age 14 +
To improve fitness and build skills in a social enviroment
Joing our Facebook group ‘Barrow FRLC’ follow us on twitter @barrow_FRLC
Email: Call Kirby 07912680449 or Aimee 07580662680

The Islands of Barrow and Peninsulas Walking Festival
Voted one of the top 8 Best Walking Festivals in British Isles – Times Online 2009. Each summer in July a Walking Festival is held against the stunning backdrop of the Furness Peninsula and featuring the Islands of Barrow. Follow ancient trails, greenways and coastal paths exploring the natural and built history of this South Western corner of the Lake District.

The Festival for 2011 will run until 31st July and will feature more than 25 walks including 2 walks to Piel Island.
Below are two of this week’s walks. Download the Walking Festival Leaflet here

North Walney Sunset Walk
Meet: Earnse Bay car park, Walney Island
Time: Thursdays 14th, 21st & 28th July
6:45pm – 9:30pm
Led by Richard Scott of Feet First in Furness. A walk all around the north end of Walney Island exploring North Walney Nature Reserve and including some rough walking across dunes (approx 2½ hours)

Doorstep Walks in and around Barrow
Please click here for further details.

Doorstep Walks is a county-wide initiative through Active Cumbria, NHS-funded, providing a high-quality folder of eight varied walks in a pack for Independent walkers. To pick up your FREE Walk Pack, please call in at CVS, Lesser Kings Hall, 57 Hartington Street, Barrow or conatct Richard on 01229 825630 for further details.

Woodland Walks in Furness
Barrow Borough Council has funded a short programme of monthly woodland walks in the Furness area. There will be excursions to woodland sites a short journey out from Barrow.
27th July 2011 – Kirkby Park Wood Grizebeck
Please contact Richard Scott, Feet First in Furness, Cumbria CVS Barrow Office on 825630 to book a place. Walks to begin at 2pm, but departure from Barrow will vary. For more info visit the Woodland Trust’s Project website.

Feet First in Furness Get on Track Coastal Railway Walks
Feet First in Furness Get on Track Coastal Railway Walks 2011-12
Join a group of people enjoying trips out to walks, accessible from Barrow Station and timed to start around 10.30am.
Wednesday 10 August 2011 – Grange Station to Eggerslack Wood & Charney Well.
Wednesday 14 September 2011– Millom Station to Green Road and The Green.
Wednesday 12 October 2011– Barrow Station circular walk to Cocken and Channelside
Wednesday 9 November 2011– Kirkby to Askam by the saltmarsh and Dunnerholme beach.
Wednesday 14 December 2011– Cark circular taking in Sandgate and Cowpren Point
Wednesday 11 January 2012– Dalton Station to Furness Abbey circular walk.
Wednesday 8 February 2012 – Askam Station to Dunnerholme.
For further information contact Richard Scott, Cumbria CVS Barrow on 825630 or by email

Training / Coaching Courses
Netball Course in October – grant support available
Barrow will be hosting a Netball Level 1 coaching course in October.
As part of our priority of supporting women’s sport, Barrow Sports Council is keen to support local women to get on this course.
We welcome applications from individuals who would use their new qualification to support local netball.
Providing you meet our criteria, we would be happy to provide 50% funding for the course, payable on completion. We may provide additional funding if you agree to use the qualification to help Barrow Sports Council to promote netball.
If you live within the Borough or play for a team in the Borough and are interested in attending the course, please contact Chris Athersmith by email or on 845927.
The dates for the course will be 1st, 2nd and 22nd October.
The course will be held at Chetwynde School, from 9am – 5pm on each of the days.
The cost of the course is £170. The deadline date for applications is 1st September.

Emergency First Aid at Work
Sunday 20th November 2011, 12noon – 6pm Closing date for this course is 4th November 2011 The Park Leisure Centre, Barrow
Cost: £40
A new level of first aider is to be introduced. They will be required to complete an Emergency First Aid at Work course. This is very similar to what we used to associate as the Appointed Persons course. This training will be the only other recognised course by the HSE. The training will last 6 hours and will require re-qualification within 3 years. Again, the delegate is strongly recommended to undertake the annual refresher training.
On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:
– Understand the role of the first aider including reference to:
– The importance of preventing cross infection
– The need for recording incidents and actions
– Use of available equipment
– Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
– Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
– Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
– Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
– Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
– Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)
To book a place on the above course, please contact Jackie Hayhow on:
Email: Phone: 01228 226885 Website:

Football Level One coaching course in Barrow
(Venue to be confirmed)
The next Level 1 football coaching course will take place in Barrow ( venue to be confirmed ).
The dates are Sunday 4th 11th and 18th September starting at 9.30am.
The first two Sundays are the administration and practical elements with the 18th being assessment day.
Wednesday 7th is the Safeguarding Children workshop with First Aid on the 14th.
The cost is £125 for the full course.
( £105 for Charter Standard/Clubmark clubs – Clubs which have received or are working towards Clubmark staus can also apply to us for a further 50%.)
If anybody just wants to do Safeguarding or First Aid then the cost is £21 per workshop.
To book or for further details contact Tony Callister, Football Development Officer, Lancashire Football Association, 07789 773122

Lancashire FA Social Networking Workshop – Wednesday 10th August – 6.30pm
The use of social networking sites, club websites, and other electronic media has grown enormously in recent times and has consequently had a major impact in football. Whilst this modern technology has been of tremendous assistance to clubs in communicating with its members, it has also highlighted areas of concern as to best practice.
It is very important that Lancashire Football Association gives clear and unequivocal advice to all of its member clubs and leagues in this complex area. In doing so we can ensure that the safety of junior players is assured and that clubs do not fall into the trap of issuing public statements that might constitute bringing the game into disrepute.
In order to brief our stakeholders of current FA guidance on this issue, we will be holding a Social Networking and Modern Media Workshop at Leyland on Wednesday 10th August at 6.30pm.
We would strongly advise all clubs to try and ensure attendance from secretary, welfare officer, or both. Several clubs in the county have had serious problems in this area in the last twelve months, indeed some have faced disciplinary charges. We are seeking to avoid recurrences and believe this workshop will go a long way to achieving this goal.
Please call Neil or Chris in the Welfare Department on 01772 624000 to book a place, or e-mail

Barrow Raiders
Cooperative Championship

Saturday 23rd July v Hunslet 6.30pm

Raiders Launch Apprentice Programme
Barrow Raiders RFLC are opening their doors to the local community in a bid to provide local youngsters the opportunity to gain a range of qualifications and work experience as part of an Apprenticeship in Active Leisure and Learning: Activity Leadership.
Using the high quality training facilities at Barrow Raiders RFLC the Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership will be delivered in partnership with Barnfield College , who will be the main deliverer.
For further details or information please contact: Al Goodings at the club on 07794914938.
More details on the Raiders website.

Barrow AFC
Bluebirds 2011/12 fixtures announced
Barrow AFC will begin their new Blue Square Bet Premier campaign by hosting Tamworth on Saturday August 13th. Full fixtures are on What’s happening.

Bluebirds pre season fixtures

Barrow have now completed their line-up of pre-season friendlies for the coming summer.
Admission prices for all home pre-season fixtures are
Adults – £7
Concessions – £4
Under 16’s – £2

The full schedule is as follows

Sat 16th Doncaster Rovers (H) 3.00 pm
Tue 19th Northwich Victoria (A) 7.45 pm
Sat 23rd Furness Select XI (H) 3.00 pm
Tue 26th Wigan Athletic XI (H) 7.45 pm
Fri 29th Workington (H) 7.45 pm
Tue 2nd Altrincham (A) 7.45 pm
Sat 6th Colwyn Bay (A) 3.00 pm

Dare Dance Classes for Adults during Term Time Only
Every Tuesday at the Nan Tait Centre, Abbey Road (meet in Reception)
Time: 10:00-11:00
Cost: £2 For more information contact Amanda at DARE Dance on 01229 833228

Lil’K Dance Studios now FDMA (Freestyle Dance & Martial Arts Studio, 80 Crellin Street, Barrow)
Please click here to view the timetable for classes .
For further details please contact Kelsey on 01229 823711, 07792 959636 or visit their facebook page.

New players welcome
Are you looking for new players? Tell us and we’ll promote your club in our email and on our website.

Pozitive Badminton Juniors
Pozitive Badminton Juniors are looking for new members
Classes are held on Wednesday nights at Chetwynde School
We currently have 2 classes; 6 – 7:30pm and 7:30 – 9pm
Open to anybody aged 6 to 16, any ability .
Equipment available to borrow or buy . For more information or to join the class, please contact Dave Poniznik or Jemma Jefferies on 07751 866405

Kentai Karate at The Park Leisure Centre, Barrow
New Beginners Enrolling Now!
Every Monday & Wednesday. For: Children (5+) 6-7pm and Adults (12+) 7-8pm
For further details, please contact Jonathan Little on 07711805606

Sports Equity

Holiday activities
Summer fun for children with a disability
We have now finalised our summer activities for children with a disability. These are all free, thanks to funding received from Cumbria County Council. Activities include horse riding, trampoline, canoeing, climbing and much more.
The full list and booking details are over on our Equity page. For more information, please contact Michelle on 01229 407319

Hoops Multi Skills Sessions
The sessions take place Monday evenings 5:30 – 6:30pm (term time only) at Hoops Basketball Centre, Thorncliffe Road.
The club is for children with disabilities and their families. We have lots of fun games led by our friends from Barrow AFC, Barrow Raiders, Furness Striders & Insideout. It’s always great to see new faces, so please come along.
If you would like like more information please contact 01229 407319

Horse Riding for Children with a Disability
New Horse Riding sessions at Seaview Riding School, Biggar Village
After the success of our school holiday horse riding sessions, Seaview has set up a new weekly session for children with a disability. These will take place every Wednesday at 5pm
Each session will cost £12 and someone will have to be available to lead the horse. Depending on the needs of the child, additional assistance may be required. We hope to be able to provide additional assistance if required by developing a group of volunteers.
For bookings and further information please ring Claire Hayton at Seaview on 07766402757.

Parents/Carers of Disabled Children Forum
Parents and carers of disabled children getting together for support and change
We welcome all parents/carers of disabled children to come and join us.
We meet every few weeks to discuss how to improve the lives of our children and ourselves.
We work with providers of services to ensure they meet the needs of our children.
We help to promote positive opportunities available for our children.
And we provide support to each other.
If you are the parent or carer of a child with a disability, please feel free to join us. Call 01229 407319 for more information.

Support group for families caring for a child with Autism and/or ADHD
Do you care for a child with Autism and/or ADHD? Come and have a coffee and a chat with other parents and carers. It will give you a chance to chat freely with people who know exactly what you are going through.
The group has just been meeting for coffee but plans to do lots more as a group to help and support each other.
For more details, contact Deborah Brownson on 07908 256942 or by email

MAX Inspiration at the Gym at the Park Leisure Centre
Youth Gym session for chldren with a disability – 10.30am to 11.30am every Sunday – £2.50 a session. Not sure if this is for you? If you would like to visit the Youth Gym first to see it it is suitable, give the Park a ring on 01229 871146 and ask to have a look around first.

PlayMax – Soft Play and sensory room
‘Play Max’ Sessions are suitable for all children. Please note ‘Max Inspiration Sensory Room’ sessions are for children with a disability.
Click here for new timetable!

All of us Afterschool Stay – FREE!
An afterschool stay and play session for children with additional needs.
Come along to our stay and play session and have fun, with the opportunity to take part in a variety of wonderful sensory experiences.
Hindpool Children’s Centre Every Tuesday with Stacey & Laura
3.30pm – 5.00pm Open to children aged 5 – 8 years. For futher details, please call 01229 829320

Health & Well-being
Ormsgill Childrens Centre Events
Fridays: Zumba 11am-12noon. Health Drop In 1pm – 2pm.
For enquiries please ring Nicola McGuckin on 01229 877220.

Greengate Childrens Centre Events
Mondays: Fun, Food and Fitness incorporating Zumba from 21st February 3.30pm – 5.00pm.
For enquiries please contact Carol Budge 01229 820049.

Weekly Meditation Classes
Thursdays at 7.30pm to July 14th
Classes last for an hour and a half, with refreshments after the session. Class fee: £5*
simple guided meditations that can be practised by people of all ages
seating is on chairs and no physical exercise is involved
talks and meditations derived from the Buddhist tradition
practical advice to help you feel happier and more relaxed
each class is self-contained, no need to book
Dalton-in-Furness Library, Nelson Street, Dalton-in-Furness LA15 8AF
Pastures New (room above) Scott Street 64 – 70, Barrow in Furness LA14 1QE
For more information, please call 584029

Free Tai Chi Classes
Fridays from 3pm – 4pm at CADAS, 52 Paradise Street, Barrow.
The Nutrition and Lifestyle Service at CADAS is holding free Tai Chi classes as part of its New Years Resolution initiative, to help people bring in 2011 with a healthy start. Tai Chi is a gentle exercise that can be adapted to all ages and fitness levels.
• Exercise Introduction • Moving meditation • Meet new friends • Find out more about the Nutrition and Lifestyle Service • Build up confidence towards exercising regularly • Find out about the history of tai chi • Get an introduction to Taoist philosophy • Improve balance, co-ordination, posture and flexibility • Learn gentle adapted exercises for your fitness needs or physical requirements.
For further information and bookings call 01229 811111.

Parish Nurse FREE Fitness Classes
Parish Nurse Ruth McDonald is running a free fitness class every week during term time. The weekly session includes aerobics to lively and uplifting music. Ruth is also available to talk about weight loss, diet and healthy living.
Sessions are every Wednesday at 6 – 7pm at Emmanuel Community Church (opposite Morrison’s Supermarket) during term time.
For further information contact Ruth McDonald by email or give her a call on 07796645247

Phase IV cardiac rehab sessions at DS Training
The first month is FREE.
The sessions are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm at DS CENTRE in Abbey Road, Barrow
The sessions include a drink of tea or coffee at the end and a social.
For further details, please contact Diane Singleton on 01229 877770

We hope you like what we’ve sent you. If you have any feedback, please feel free to drop us a line or call us on 01229 407319


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Operations July – August 2011

Posted by StreetSafe on July 8, 2011

The next pre-planned Streetsafe Operation is to be held on Wednesday 20th July 2011.
For this Operation we will be consulting with residents in Askam-in-Furness
Briefing at 4pm in Rankin Hall, Duke Street, Askam, LA16 7AE and as usual, tea/coffee available from 330pm.
This location has been requested by Angela Knowles, Rural Projects Officer, Area Support, CCC.
Hot de-brief will be approximately 6/630pm

The new event is a streetsafe community tidy up working with our new partners Natural England. It has been agreed that we will assist Natural England and Morcambe Bay Partnership tidy up the North Scale Nature reserve which is a National protected site. This event will take place on Tuesday 30th August 2011. Volunteers are asked to meet at Earnse Bay car park at 9am. The aim is to undertake all litter collection within the NNR, including from the beach area (shingle) and also from the sand dune areas that are close to the shingle.
As this is the school holiday time we are looking for as many volunteers as possible to help us with this event so please feel free to share the email / details.
Thank you for your continuing support and assistance.

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Morecambe Bay Partnership Progress and update June 2011

Posted by StreetSafe on July 7, 2011

Please see attached report from Morecambe Bay Partnership.
20 beach cleans have taken place in the first half of the year involving nearly 300 volunteers who have removed 2 tonnes of litter from the shores of Morecambe Bay.
Click here to see the latest update and the future planned events around our communities.
MBP Progress Report 2011 Yr to end June

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Posted by StreetSafe on June 21, 2011

18th – 26th June 2011

Welcome to Team Green Britain Bike Week – a national celebration of cycling!

Team Green Britain Bike Week 2011 is taking place 18th – 26th June nationwide.

Team Green Britain Bike Week is the UK’s biggest mass participation cycling event – last year almost half a million people participated at events across the country. The aim is to get more people cycling, more often, and the event offers something for everyone – from families, schools and companies, to seasoned cyclists and those who have never cycled before.

Team Green Britain Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling, and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by making ‘everyday cycling for everyone’. Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, the week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether this be for fun, as a means of getting around to the local shops, school, the library or just to visit friends.

In 2011, Team Green Britain Bike Week is hosting ‘Britain’s Biggest Bike Fix’ – an ambitious attempt to fix as many bikes as possible during one week.

Britain’s Biggest Bike Fix

Britain’s Biggest Bike Fix is an ambitious attempt to repair as many bikes as possible during Team Green Britain Bike Week.

Research shows that 77% of people own a bike yet only 14% use them regularly, so this year Team Green Britain Bike Week is encouraging people to dust down and liberate the thousands of once-loved bikes languishing in sheds around the country, by taking part in Britain’s Biggest Bike Fix.

Barrow’s ‘Dr Bike’ Clinic

Barrow Borough Council, in partnership with Topmark is able to offer a ‘Dr Bike’ clinic on:

Saturday 25th June 2011
10am – 12 noon
Park Leisure Centre’s All Weather Facility.

A trained mechanic from Topmark will attend the event to deliver bike safety checks and basic repairs. This can include fixing punctures and adjusting brakes and gears, as well as advising on potential problems and giving tips on looking after bikes. The clinic will encourage people who own a bike, but don’t use it, to bring it along to the event, have it checked and rediscover the joy of travelling on two wheels. So please dust down your bike and support our event, come and join in on:

Saturday 25th June 2011
10am – 12 noon
Park Leisure Centre’s All Weather Facility.

For more information on Barrow’s Dr Bike Clinic or the event please contact Mike Otto on 01229 876496 or

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Evaluation – Barrow Island

Posted by StreetSafe on June 9, 2011

10 teams visited 120 homes on Barrow Island, concentrating on the Island Road, St Andrews Street area. The team was briefed utilising local intelligence and by using the MOSAIC Data which gave us a detailed snap shot of the community.
The main focus on this operation was to consult with residents and gain volunteers for the £1 million Big Local Trust and to establish what concerned them the most about living in their neighbourhood. We also used it to promote Neighbourhood Watch, active citizens and LOCK IT or LOSE IT campaign.
During the evening we spoke to 40 people who completed the community questionnaire.

To view the full report please click here barrow island 11

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We need your help to spend one million pound

Posted by StreetSafe on May 27, 2011

CVS_Big Lottery Fund Letter

Barrow Island has been allocated £1m by the Big Lottery. Over the next few
months, we will be asking people to get involved in planning how to spend
the money. This really is your money – we will help the community to get
organised but you will make the decisions. Please click on the CVS poster above

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Cumbria Constabulary clamp down on drink and drug drivers

Posted by StreetSafe on May 27, 2011

Cumbria Police has joined forces with local students to spread their drink and drug drive message this summer.

Students from William Howard School, Brampton, have produced a video highlighting the consequences of drink driving, which is being used as part of Cumbria Constabulary’s summer drink drive campaign, which will be launched on 1 June 2011.

Haylee Morris, one of the producers of the film said: “I thought of the idea because we wanted to raise awareness of the dangers of drink driving and how people can be seriously injured or killed. After someone at the school was involved in a drink driving accident, I wanted people to know the consequences of what could happen. I have been bringing this to the attention of my friends and family to encourage them to drive safely and I wanted to produce a video to try and get the message across to people across Cumbria.”

Officers are warning motorists who risk driving under the influence of drink or drugs that they will be targeted throughout the summer months as research shows that people tend to increase their intake at this time of year as people head to rural pubs and beer gardens to enjoy the light nights.

During last year’s Summer Drink and Drug Drive Campaign, 75% of positive tests were as a result of Police intervention, 25% were following a collision.

Historically the most common time frame for alcohol related collisions throughout the summer period is between 9pm and 4am, especially on Saturday and Sunday.

June 2009 and 2010 saw arrests for drink driving averaging at around three per day.

This year officers will continue their zero-tolerance approach and will increase their use of breath tests and stop checks at targeted locations where they know motorists risk getting behind the wheel after a drink.

Chief Inspector Kevin Greenhow, who is responsible for Cumbria Constabulary’s Roads Policing Unit, said: “We have been trying for years to hammer home the dangers of drink and drug driving but the message is simply not getting through to some people.”

“We hope people will listen to local youngsters as we want to make Cumbria’s road safer for every generation.

“Forget about trying to calculate the legal limit – the message is simple- don’t drink and drive, no matter how much alcohol you think you’ve consumed”.

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Evaluation – Castle Street, Kendal

Posted by StreetSafe on April 13, 2011

Evaluation Report for CASTLE STREET, KENDAL, Thursday 10th March 2011
Please find details below of the result of the StreetSafe Operation
conducted on Castle Street, Kendal on Thursday 10th March 2011.
Agencies involved included Police, Police Authority, Cumbria Fire and
Rescue, Cumbria County Council’s Community Involvement Officer, SLDC’s
Streetclean and Environmental Protection Teams, Home Group, County and
Local Councillors. We visited over 100 properties on the day.
The main focus of this operation was to gauge the level and concerns in
relation to Criminal Damage to local residents’ vehicles and Anti-social
To view the full report, please click here Evaluation Report forCastle Street Kendal 2011

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Canoing at the FREE Easter Holiday Sports Programme For 8-15 year olds

Posted by StreetSafe on April 12, 2011

Thanks to Duddon Canoe Club we are now offering free canoe sessions as part of our holiday sports programme.
Dates and times are:
Week 1 – For those who have canoed before
– Tues 12th & Thurs 14th April – 10am-12noon
Week 2 – Beginners
– Mon 18th & Thurs 21st – 1.30-3pm
There are 8 places available for each week, please contact Chris on 01229 845927 to book a place
Thanks to Duddon Canoe Club we are now offering free canoe sessions as part of our holiday sports programme.

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Activities Easter Holidays, week one

Posted by StreetSafe on April 8, 2011

Monday 11th April

Park Leisure Centre 2 & 3pm Dance Mats
Furness Academy South Site 2-4pm Multi Sports
Barrow Table Tennis Centre 2-4pm Table Tennis

Tuesday 12th April

Duddon Canoe Club 10am-12noon Canoeing
Park Leisure Centre 2 & 3pm Dance Mats
Furness Academy South Site 2-4pm Multi Sports
Barrow Table Tennis Centre 2-4pm Table Tennis

Wednesday 13th April

Hindpool MUGA 11am-12noon Multi Sports
Park Leisure Centre 2 & 3pm Dance Mats
Furness Academy South Site 2-4pm Multi Sports
Barrow Table Tennis Centre 2-4pm Table Tennis
Walney School 2-4pm Multi Sports

Thursday 14th April

Duddon Canoe Club 10am-12noon Canoeing
Park Leisure Centre 2 & 3pm Dance Mats
Furness Academy South Site 2-4pm Multi Sports
Barrow Table Tennis Centre 2-4pm Table Tennis
Walney School 2-4pm Multi Sports

Friday 15th April

Hindpool MUGA 11am-12noon Multi Sports
Park Leisure Centre 2 & 3pm Dance Mats
Furness Academy South Site 2-4pm Multi Sports
Barrow Table Tennis Centre 2-4pm Table Tennis

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Police issue advice to communities as British summertime starts

Posted by StreetSafe on March 24, 2011

Cumbria Constabulary are issuing crime prevention messages to help people keep their homes and cars safe as the clocks change and British summertime starts on Sunday 27th March.

As we start to enjoy longer days and lighter nights, people can be tempted to leave doors and windows open which can attract opportunist thieves. Officers are appealing to their communities to keep possessions safe, hidden and locked to help them beat the criminals.

As summer approaches many people are out enjoying the Lake District, national parks and local attractions that our county offers, Officers are urging people to ensure that their cars are locked and possessions are either left at home or locked away in the boot.

Assistant Chief Constable Jerry Graham said: “As the lighter evenings and better weather approaches we urge people to be vigilant and secure their property which will help to prevent them from becoming a victim of crime.

“Tackling burglary continues to be a priority for the Constabulary, particularly those involving people’s homes. It is very distressing to have a stranger enter your home and steal personal belongings.

“Despite having the lowest burglary figures in the country, investigations show that that this number could be greatly reduced if we all simply remembered to keep possessions safe, hidden and lock up our homes and cars.

“In a matter of minutes thieves can take advantage of an opportunity; remember to lock windows and doors of your home when you go out. It is also important to secure the windows and doors that are easily accessible to thieves when you are upstairs or in your garden.

“I would also urge people to ensure that they take the following advice to ensure the safety of your car; closing windows, locking doors and activating security alarms when leaving your car, even if only for a short time.

“Cumbria remains one of the safest places in the country, demonstrated by the low levels of crime we see year on year. We want our communities to help us keep it that way, and ensure that thieves do not spoil the start of summertime.”

Top tips to keep your house safe:
• Keep cash & valuables safe & well hidden so they can’t be seen or reached by thieves
• Lock doors & windows before you go out, removing keys from locks & keep them out of reach
• Leave a light on in a room & draw curtains when you go out at night
• Postcode your valuables with a UV pen, considering registering them on
• Cancel newspapers, milk etc when you go on holiday
• Look out for your neighbours property
• Make sure callers to your home are genuine, always ask for ID

Top tips to keep your car safe:
• Park in a busy, well lit area or secure car park if possible
• Close windows, sunroof, lock doors & activate security alarms when leaving your car
• Do not leave valuables or shopping on display in your car
• Take possessions & valuables with you when you leave your car, eg: coats, jackets, cash, credit cards, mobile phones, sat nav systems etc
• If you have no choice, make sure valuables & shopping are locked in the boot; taking care no-one is watching you
• Never leave keys in the ignition, even if only for a short time & on cold days, don’t leave your car unattended with the engine running while it warms up
• Always keep your keys secure

For more information and useful crime prevention advice visit the Cumbria Constabulary website at or contact you local Neighbourhood Policing Team on 0845 33 00 247.

Car Security – March 2011
Home security – March 2011

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Posted by StreetSafe on March 21, 2011

Wednesday 30th March 2011
10.00am – 12 noon
Dundalk Street Community Centre

Age Concern will be giving advice on money matters, health and wellbeing, travel and lifestyle, home care and work and learning.

Trading Standards will be giving advice on door step crime, rogue traders and bogus callers.
In attendance
Barrow Borough Council – Household Waste/Benefits
Credit Union – Information on Credit Unions and Handy Loans
Neighbourhood Wardens
Fire and Rescue Service
Cumbria Constabulary

Come along and have a brew and a chat with representatives of your community
Free Refreshments
If you would like more information please contact Carol Last on 01229 407574

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Evaluation – Thornton Park, Dalton-in-Furness

Posted by StreetSafe on March 10, 2011

5 teams visited 60 homes in Dalton-in-Furness, concentrating on the Thornton Park area. The team was briefed utilising local intelligence and by using the MOSAIC Data which gave us a detailed snap shot of the community.
The main focus on this operation was to consult with residents and gain data to establish what concerned them the most about living in their neighbourhood. We also used it to promote Neighbourhood Watch, active citizens and LOCK IT or LOSE IT campaign.
To view the full evaluation and executive summary, please click hereDalton March 11

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New advice warns buyers ahead of Olympic ticket sales

Posted by StreetSafe on March 9, 2011

With less than one week to go until the ticketing process for the Olympic Games opens, new advice has been launched to make sure it’s the criminals who miss out.

The rise in the use of the internet to purchase tickets and accommodation packages online, coupled with the huge expected demand, gives criminals new opportunities to sell non-existent tickets and steal personal and credit card details to use in other crimes.

Sports fans will be able to get their hands on over 8 million tickets for the Olympic Games and a further 2 million for the Paralympics from 15 March – 26 April when the ticket process opens.

By taking some simple steps, ticket buyers can help to avoid falling victim to crime.

Deputy Chief Constable Stuart Hyde said: “The 2012 Games will be one of the biggest sporting events this country has ever hosted, with nearly 11m tickets available for events right across the country.

“Criminals are always looking for ways to con and steal and will see the Olympics as a way to cash in by selling fake tickets or setting up hoax websites. These sites are almost always professional and honest looking, but could take your money and leave you out of pocket and a victim of crime.

“We are offering some easy-to-follow advice to help keep you safe and ensure that people’s excitement about the Games next year isn’t blighted by a bad online experience.”

If you’re buying a ticket for the Games:
o The London 2012 ticket application process opens on the 15 March and you have until 26 April to apply for tickets through LOCOG as tickets are not allocated on a first come first served basis.
o The only way to apply for a ticket in the UK is at This is London 2012’s official site. You can also get a postal application from any Lloyds TSB branch, or from any public library in Northern Ireland. Don’t buy a ticket from an unauthorised website or tout. You risk being scammed, and not getting the ticket you wanted and paid for.
o If you get a ticket for an event you can’t attend, you can return your ticket to get a refund through the London 2012 official ticket exchange. Your ticket will then be officially resold. Details of this will be announced in due course.
o There are only three official providers for Games Breaks and Hospitality
Packages in the UK – these are:

Thomas Cook –
Prestige Travel –
Jet Set Travel –
o Other websites or companies will not be authorised to sell you a ticket as part of a package in the UK. Always check the terms and conditions to see exactly what you are being sold;
o Outside of the UK London 2012 tickets are sold through the country’s National Olympic Committee, or their authorised retailer.
o If you find tickets for sale before the 15th March 2011 or available from any unauthorised source at anytime, don’t buy them. They are not genuine. Report it to your local police, or London 2012 via
If you want advice and guidance on fraud please visit

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Evaluation report, Walney February 2011

Posted by StreetSafe on March 4, 2011

10 teams visited 90 homes on Walney, concentrating on Trentvale and Ramsgate Crescent area. The team was briefed utilising local intelligence and by using the MOSAIC Data which gave us a detailed snap shot of the community.
The main focus on this operation was to consult with residents and gain data to establish what concerned them the most about living in their neighbourhood.
We also used it to promote Neighbourhood Watch, active citizens and LOCK IT or LOSE IT campaign.

To view the full report, please click here Walney Feb 11

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No Smoking Day 9th March 2011

Posted by StreetSafe on February 24, 2011

Thousands of smokers across the country are taking the opportunity of No Smoking Day – Wednesday 9th March – to quit smoking.

Smokers are much more likely to succeed in their quit attempt if they begin planning in good time, setting a quit date, getting all the support and information they will need in advance by going to Free NHS stop smoking services or Pharmacies and visiting No Smoking Day’s website dedicated to smokers –

So why not make No Smoking Day your Time to Quit? You can kick the habit with the help and support that is available. Those who do stop smoking on 9 March will gain health and financial benefits in next to no time, including:

•Feeling fitter and having loads of energy to start that healthy lifestyle – not feeling out of breath when the dog takes you for a brisk walk!

•Saving loads of money – giving up a 20-a-day habit is like a £44 a week pay rise!

Locally organisers from Barrow Borough Council, NHS Cumbria and other organisations are hosting an event in Barrow Indoor Market on Wednesday 9th March from 10am-2pm. Smokers can have their carbon monoxide levels monitored and receive free information on quitting.

In addition passes for a free swim or an aerobics/dance or spin class at the Park Leisure Centre will be available for anyone speaking to an advisor on the day. For those people who wish to use exercise as a motivational tool to quit an advisor from the Leisure Centre will be on hand to discuss options and offer discounted memberships.

In addition to the Indoor Market event display materials will be available in local venues including the Dock Museum, Forum, Town Hall, Dalton Leisure Centre and the Park Leisure Centre. Advisors will also be speaking to quitters in other local settings to raise awareness.

22.6 % of adults in the area smoke and research has shown that over two thirds of them would like to quit. No Smoking Day provides an excellent opportunity for them to do that. By using the support available on No Smoking Day and throughout the year you can significantly increase your chance of success.

Full details of what is on:-
Multi agency-Barrow Indoor Market 10am – 2pm.
Smokers can have their carbon monoxide levels monitored and receive free information on quitting.
In addition passes for a free swim or an aerobics/dance or spin class at the Park Leisure Centre will be available for anyone speaking to an advisor on the day. For those people who wish to use exercise as a motivational tool to quit an advisor from the Leisure Centre will be on hand to discuss options.

Cumbria PCT
The Stop Smoking Service Advisors and Stop Smoking in Pregnancy Advisors, will be doing marketing Initiatives with No Smoking Day resources.

Barrow Sixth Form College
There will be a National Stop Smoking Day event in the Sixth Form College for students, using display materials and resources.

Duke Street Surgery
No Smoking Day Display in the GP Surgery, encouraging patients to think about quitting.

NHS Cumbria
National No Smoking Day Displays and activities in 7 secondary schools in Furness; Dowdales, St Bernard’s, Walney,
NewBridge House, Furness Academy North,Furness Academy South and George Hastwell.

NHS Cumbria
No Smoking Day Fair over lunchtime at Ulverston Victoria High School in partnership with Stop Smoking Service Advisor

NHS Cumbria
National No Smoking Day activities and awareness raising with COPD clients/patients. Advisors from the COPD support team will also be involved in the event at Barrow Indoor market, offering CO2 tests to those willing/wanting to have one.

The Croftlands Trust
National No Smoking Day activities and awareness raising with clients.

Mind in Furness
National No Smoking Day activities and awareness raising with clients.

Further information and help, please click here

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Police in Barrow to tackle local priorities over half term

Posted by StreetSafe on February 17, 2011

Police officers in Barrow are increasing their patrols and hosting a series of events next week to ensure that local issues are addressed over the half term break.

Half term, held during Monday 21st February –25th February, coincides with Cumbria Constabulary’s Neighbourhood Policing week that aims to highlight the hard work that is ongoing in each community to tackle local problems.

Next week, Barrow’s Neighbourhood Policing Team will be focusing on the community priorities within the Borough. Increased patrols will be paying particular attention to the Ormsgill estate where residents highlighted anti-social behaviour as a main problem, as well as drug abuse in the area. Youth-related disorder in the evenings will also be a focus of police attention after hearing residents’ concerns in the Barrow Park, Netto, Park Drive and Park Avenue areas.

Police officers will also be out on the streets of Walney around Central Drive and James Dunn Park in a bid to tackle anti- social behaviour and officers will be addressing parking issues in and around Chapel St in Dalton.

Inspector David Bosson said: “We aim to tackle the issues that local people have told us are particularly concerning in individual neighbourhoods.

“A large Streetsafe event has been planned on Wednesday 23 February so that police officers can team up with our partners to hear the views and concerns of residents living in the Trentvale and Ramsgate Crescent area of Walney.

“This will give residents quality time to engage with police officers and representatives from key partner agencies to discuss local issues.

“During the same evening, I will be logging onto between 6.30-8.30pm for a live community meeting that I hope all residents of Barrow borough will take advantage of. I will be available online, alongside Sgt Mark Rawlinson, to discuss local policing issues local people have.”

Police Community Support Officers will also be helping out with the popular Street Soccer events that are planned during half term. On Wednesday 23 February from 6.30pm to 8pm at Greengate Junior School, youngsters aged 8 -12 yrs are invited to attend and on Friday 25th February, 13-16 year olds can enjoy a soccer event from 6.30pm to 8pm at Hindpool MUGA.

Insp Bosson continues: “I’d urge young people to come along to these events and meet their local police officers – the football sessions are great fun and are free!”

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Meet the final 21 in the Love Barrow Community Awards

Posted by StreetSafe on February 17, 2011

The Love Barrow Awards 2011 are supported by Vattenfall, developers of the Ormonde offshore wind farm off Barrow

JUDGING the Love Barrow Awards 2011 was never going to be easy.

The panel, a mix of community figures including representatives from Barrow Borough Council, Barrow Police, Central and Hindpool Neighbourhood Management and the Evening Mail, faced a huge task.

Citizen of the Year
Anne Carruthers
Pauline Charnley
Alec Moore

Young Citizen of the Year
Oliver Booth
Josh Fitzgerald
Members of Walney Youth Club

Community Group/Project of the Year
The Birchall Trust
Volunteers from the Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service (CADAS).
Central and Hindpool Junior Neighbourhood Wardens.

Sports Volunteer of the Year
Sonja Foster
Brian Parramore and Rob Arthur
John Sherwen

Carer of the Year
Sharon Ellis
Dawn Salt
Thomas Trantor

Teacher of the Year
Nicky Brewerton
Jill Byrne
Joanne Coates

The Courage Award
Jordan Bradley
Lorraine Corrance
Cathy Hayes
They received nearly 90 nominations for more than 50 nominees across seven different categories.
They saw a wealth of nominations for the town’s great and good, they read about a wide range of different achievements, efforts and personal qualities, and they were told the ways in which every single nominee had an impact on the lives of others.
It took a long day of judging, a stringent points system and a great deal of deliberation to decide who would make the final three in each of the categories: Citizen of the Year, Community Group/Project of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Carer of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Sports Volunteer of the Year and the Courage Award.
Now chosen, the 21 finalists will attend a glittering awards ceremony in March, during which the winners will be announced.
Pauline Charnley made the top three in the Citizen of the Year category for her hard work on behalf of Barrow’s tenants and residents.
Mrs Charnley, who was a guest at a Love Barrow awards ceremony four years ago, said: “I’m really looking forward to it.
“The first time I went it was a really good night, we enjoyed the whole thing.
“It was great to see the different people nominated for different things, and hear about what they’d done for their community.”
Asked how she feels about attending this year’s event as a finalist, Mrs Charnley said: “I was quite shocked to be nominated in the first place, and when they called and said I’d made the finals it just astounded me.
“I’ve had other awards but for Barrow itself to recognise me is something quite special.”
Joining Mrs Charnley at the ceremony will be Sonja Foster, who made the finals of Sports Volunteer of the Year because of her hard work training others to take part in charity fitness fundraisers.
Miss Foster said: “I didn’t even know I’d been nominated, it came completely out of the blue.
“I was totally flabbergasted.”
Speaking about her hours of hard work volunteering, she said: “I’ve trained people for all sorts of different things and it’s amazing to see people do the things they want to do.
“It makes me feel good when I see people achieving things that I found hard to achieve at first.”
It is not just seasoned sports volunteers and long-standing stalwarts who will be honoured for their impact on the town.
Among the finalists in the Community Group/Project of the Year category are the Central and Hindpool Junior Neighbourhood Wardens.
Central and Hindpool Neighbourhood Warden Andy High, one of those who runs the group, said: “It’s an honour that the kids are being recognised for the work that they’re doing.
“They put a lot of effort and hard work in to it and they do it all in their own time.
“I think this shows that the young people of our community are a valuable asset that shouldn’t be underestimated.
“A lot of the work they’ve done is really positive and has really helped the area, and this acknowledges that, regardless of age, you can be part of the community and put something in to it.”
Nicky Brewerton, headteacher of Ramsden Infant School, in Barrow, has made the finals of the Teacher of the Year category, in recognition of how her school manages to excel despite being in a deprived area.
Mrs Brewerton said: “I think it’s a really nice honour.
“Teaching is setting children up for life, so it’s vital to get it right, and the team here really bent over backwards to do what we can to do that.
“This is a lovely pat on the back to reward that and shows that someone appreciates what we do.”
This year’s awards have a special twist, which comes in the form of the Courage Award.
Three finalists have been chosen in that category and the overall winner will be decided by the public.
Readers of the Evening Mail and listeners to The Bay radio station will be asked to watch online videos telling the stories of each individual finalist, before voting for who they think should win the award.

To view video’s etc please click here

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Cumbria police to host week of online community meetings

Posted by StreetSafe on February 16, 2011

DCC Stuart Hyde

Cumbrian residents will be given an opportunity to interact with their local policing Inspector during a series of online meetings next week.

The meetings have been arranged during Cumbria Constabulary’s Neighbourhood policing week, which is set to run from 21 to 25 February and aims to highlight the work ongoing in each neighbourhood to tackle community policing priorities.

Inspectors across the county will be hosting local web chats throughout the week to present opportunities for local residents to get to know their local police officers, invite them to ask any questions or get advice, and inform police of what issues should be dealt with as priorities in community areas.

Police are hosting more online meetings to become as accessible as possible to local communities, so that local people can find out more about policing in their area and find out information from the comfort of their own homes.

The following meetings are scheduled for the week:

• On Monday 21st February from 6pm to 8pm, Brampton Inspector, Diane Bradbury, will be hosting a web chat to discuss speeding and parking issues in Longtown and Dalston that had been previously identified as priorities by the community.

To have your say on whether this has improved, or if there are more important issues that need to be addressed, log on to

• On Wednesday 23rd February from 2pm to 3pm, Kendal Inspector Neil Allison will conduct a web chat to ask his local community about the current policing priorities – youth drinking and anti social behaviour. To join the web chat, log on to

• Later that day (Wednesday 23 February), between 6:30pm and 8:30pm, Barrow Inspector David Bosson will be logging on to to discuss anti social behaviour in Barrow and whether it needs to remain the main focus of police activity in the area.

• On Thursday 24th February, from 2pm to 3pm, Copeland Inspector Craig Lory will be inviting local residents to vote on whether the current policing priorities – anti-social behaviour in Chapel Street, Distington and anti-social driving across the area – should remain. To discuss your experiences and to give your opinion, log on to

• From 6:30pm to 8:30pm that evening, Thursday 24th February, Inspector Kevin Spedding for Ulverston and the Lakes, is hosting an online meeting at where local people are encouraged to join him to discuss whether speeding in Bowness and Coniston, underage drinking in Grange, anti-social behaviour in Ulverston, and poaching and wildlife crime in Broughton & Crake valley are still current policing priorities.

Deputy Chief Constable Stuart Hyde said: “Using online web chats as a way of engaging with local people is a new initiative that we are embracing to encourage as many people as possible to get involved with policing in their area.

“Next week is our Neighbourhood Policing Week – a week dedicated to highlighting the hard work that goes on in each community. We want to make sure that everyone living and working in Cumbria has the opportunity to get to know who their neighbourhood police officers are, and web chats are easy, convenient tools for busy people to get in contact with them.

“By sharing information and ideas, communities can work with their neighbourhood police officers and partner agencies to directly improve the quality of life in their neighbourhood. We want residents to tell us what matters most to them in their area and what issues they want us to tackle.

“This will be the first time that we have arranged a full week of online meetings for local inspectors, and for some it will be a new experience! I’d like to encourage as many people as possible to log on, get to know your local inspector and help decide what police officers will focus on in your neighbourhood.”

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Infield Garden Streetsafe Evaluation

Posted by StreetSafe on February 9, 2011

The main focus of this operation was related the recent crime trend that had occurred in this neighbourhood. We wanted to gather information and advice residents about home security. We also used the time to consult with residents and gain data to establish what concerned them the most about living in their neighbourhood. We also promoted active citizens, LOCK IT or LOSE IT and agencies safety messages.
To view the full evaluation, please click here Infield Park 211

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