Our new school year has got off to a flying start. We have welcomed two new members of staff, Associate Headteacher, Gail Bowskill and School Administrator, Tracey Howarth who has replaced Amanda Thompson. We wish Amanda all the very best with her next venture.
Stuart Riley created our first village website many years ago. In 2007 Steve Smithson took it on and gave it a completely new design and system. Then about four years ago Steve reworked it again. Improvements included making our website easy to use from a mobile phone.
The Caton Leisure Club is looking for speakers for their Monday morning meetings.
If you have a any skills, hobbies, interests or life experiences and would like to share them then we would like to hear from you.
Contact: Susan on 01524 771862
Caton Leisure Club will return on 10th of September for its new season of talks at the Victoria Institute. We have some fantastic and interesting speakers lined up, so come and join us every Monday 10.00-12.00. Non-members also welcome.
If you would like to do some exercises to help keep you mobile, then why not join Norma beforehand 9.00-10.00 for an hour of gentle but effective chair exercises and only £2.00 per class.
Caton St Paul’s C of E Primary School has a vacancy on the Governing Board for a Foundation Governor to join our team. As this is a Diocese appointment, anyone interested would need to be a regular church attender and willing to support and uphold the Christian ethos of the school. Training is available as well as mentoring and more general support.
Please contact Anna Shone, the Chair of Governors, on tel 01524 771944 or e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you.’
LDS Theatre Arts offfer lots of exciting opportunities for children to learn to dance - in Brookhouse. From the age of 3 years. Ballet, Modern, Tap, Musical Theatre, Acro. St Paul's Church Hall on a Monday evening. New term starts on 3rd September. For information call Miss Julie on 07841832190.
Rev Paul Boulter will be our new vicar, shared with Over Kellett. He'll be living in the vicarage in Brookhouse, with his wife and four sons. Throughout September the main service of the week will be at 10am on Sundays.
Lune Valley Rural Housing Association provides affordable homes for rent in our village and in neighbouring parishes, including Hornby and Halton. Vacancies do come up from time to time. People who want to be considered for a LVRHA home must first register with Lancaster City Council. LVRHA aims to give priority to people with a connection to the parish in which the house is situated, or if there is no-one suitable, to someone from a neighbouring parish.
Please look after our trees! A cherry tree has been "ringed" and another tree close to the zip wire has had its bark damaged. We don't know if they will survive - let's hope they recover.
New supports for the Zip Wire are now in place and the seat has been fitted again. Good to go!
Lancaster Area Search and Rescue (LASAR) is a flood rescue team based in Lancaster and operating within North Lancashire and South Cumbria. We are a new charity which was set up at the beginning of this year in response to recent weather events.
Plans have been submitted for a single house to be built on a field off Littledale Road. Between Hill Farm and 26 Littledale Road. Local residents may wish to comment on the proposed development. Key documents have been printed out and are available for consultation in the Victoria Institute. Or view it online at https://www.lancaster.gov.uk/planning. The reference number is 18/00867/FUL The closing date for comments appears to be 9th August.
The local community enjoys using St Paul's School grounds, including the new running track. The School reminds everyone that dogs are not permitted in the grounds at any time. And please look after the trees, the play equipment and the school buildings. There is CCTV monitoring, but do report any misuse or vandalism to the police,and inform the school (email@example.com)
Work is about to start at the corner of Sycamore Road and Sycamore Crescent to remove the tree stump and install three new bike racks. The work is being organised (and paid for) by Caton-with-Littledale Parish Council, in response to residents' requests for bike racks in this area. One parking bay may be out of use while the work is under way.
Caton-with-Littledale Parish Council
Clerk: Gill Mason
23 Maplewood Avenue, Preesall, Poulton le Fylde, FY6 0PU
Tel 07882 949110. E -mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
An Extraordinary Meeting of the Parish Council will be held at the Victoria Institute on Tuesday 24 July 2018 at 7.15pm.
When? On Monday 10th September 2018 at 10.00am
Where? Victoria Institute, Sir Thomas Storey Room
Cost: £3.00 for non-members £1.50 for members.
Roger A. Price is a crime fighter turned crime writer.
He spent over 30 years in the police retiring as a Detective Inspector in charge of a covert undercover drugs unit. He served on various units and squads and saw service across the UK, Europe and beyond. He bases his crime fiction writing on his many experiences.
FLOODSAX FOR SALE - Floodsax are available for sale from the Victoria Institute. The cost is £5.50 per sack, £27.50 for a pack of five. The recommendation is for 5 floodsax per property, two each for the front and back door and one for use in the toilet.
Please contact Peter Collins the Community Support Worker at the Institute on 771733
NORTH LANCASHIRE CITIZENS ADVICE
The Healthier Finances project are running advice sessions at Caton Health Centre on first and third Wednesday each month from 3pm – 6pm. Appointments can be made by phoning our office on 01524 400404. We will do our best to see anyone who drops in but that will obviously depend on how busy we are.
As well as helping with finances we can help with queries about energy supply, housing and employments issues, benefit and consumer problems, all of which affect your finances.
Kevin Kendall, headteacher at Grosvenor Park School in Morecambe has recently been welcomed into Caton Community Primary School as their Acting Headteacher and what an amazing couple of weeks it has been and so busy with assemblies (Mr Kendall tells a good story), the Caton gala, a music workshop, an amazing sports day and most of all, lots of laughs and lots of learning!! As you will know, our grounds are amazing and our forest has been well used to support learning outside of the classroom as well as our wonderful PTA working tirelessly to support us.
An oasis is a safe resting place that provides refreshment. Oasis café will do the same. It will begin on Monday 2nd September and be open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Brookhouse Methodist Church from 10am till 2pm. If you need a place to come and meet with others over a coffee and cake or a light lunch you will be welcome here. There will be toys available if you want to bring young children.
Come and relax and be refreshed.