We're working on a Neighbourhood Plan which will help shape the future development of our village - where new homes go, what they look like, facilities for sport and outdoor activities, buildings for business, green spaces, landscapes and countryside...
The Emergency Plan has been adopted by our Parish Council. There is a copy on the village website - look under Parish Council>Downloads. You can consult a printed copy at the Victoria Institute, where you can purchase a print-out of the plan too. Our Emergency Plan includes the part of Quernmore alongside the River Lune and the A683, so it covers the area from Crook o'Lune through Junction 34 to the Lune Aqueduct. The Victoria Institute is our emergency centre; if access is needed telephone numbers for key-holders are displayed at the Institute.
POOR’S LAND CHARITY - More than 200 years ago an area of land by the River Lune was given to the Parish, to help local people in need. Now the proceeds from letting out grazing rights and fishing rights are used to give small grants each Christmas. There is a simple application form which you can obtain in the Post Office/Londis store on Sycamore Road from 1st November. The forms need to be returned by 30th November.
What is your favourite view of the village? Tell the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group about it - a brief description or a poem perhaps - or even better send them a photo. Your view must be from a public place such as a road or footpath and could be a view of the village from the distance, or a favourite view in the village. Or a distant view you treasure from within our village. A record of what we enjoy about living here.
The Twinning Group is raising money to help pay for the next visit by our friends from Socx, in 2017. Our next event is a Big Breakfast!
Our MP Cat Smith came to the Victoria Institute on 11th August and met about 15 local people.
The Link is inviting younger people in the village to enter a competition to win £100 for their organisation. Write a praragraph telling local people what it means to you to be a member of your youth organisation. The winning entry will be published in The Link. Closing date 30th September. Please send your entry to the editor of The Link on email@example.com.
Dozens of local residents joined children from Caton St Paul's School in St Paul's Church on Wednesday 13th July to mark one hundred years since the death of Clementina Addison. She was a nurse who was born in Lancaster, and leant to speak french as a child. She trained in Leicester and then volunteered to serve in France with the French Flag Nursing Corps. She became seriously ill and came home to her family in Caton, and died here on 10 July 1916. The service was broadcast by Radio Lancashire. Her grave in the church graveyard has now been marked with a plaque.
Sportz4all is running two one week activity courses at Caton St Paul's School this summer, week beginning 1st August and week beginning 15th August. For children of primary school age. More information and booking form on the school's website.
Thanks to Caton Baptist Church and its minister Stephen Talbot for organinsing a litter pick in Caton & Brookhouse recently. About 20 people came to help and collected 15 bags of waste. A great help to everyone in the village! Let's keep our village tidy by taking rubbish home and using bins where available.
Exciting news for all junior footballers! A new JFC is starting up for the 2016/17 season on the Station Hotel Field. Initially recruiting September Year 2s (U7s) but also happy to hear from September Year 1s (U6s) and Year 3s (U8s). Caton Terriers JFC aim is to bring together keen young footballers from across our community in a safe and friendly environment. As part of Caton Sports Association, Caton Terriers JFC will organise fun, action packed training on Saturday Mornings between 10.30-12.00 with a view to entering teams in the local Service to Youth Leagues in the upcoming seasons.
The Station Hotel Bowling Club will be opening the green for 2018 from Friday 30 March. We run two teams in the Lancaster Bowling League on Tuesday nights starting 10 April and one team in the Morecambe League on Wednesday nights starting on 18 April. We run a Veterans team on Thursday afternoons and two floodlight teams starting in September.
On Monday morning the only remaining live branch on the ancient oak tree at the fishsteps was broken off. The damage was done by a lorry reversing into The Croft.
The Parish Council website group agreed it would be a good idea for our villages to have a themed image gallery on the village website. To include historical and contemporary photographs and documents. The initial suggestion was a historic theme - Moor Platt - and after an appeal ia few months ago several people have kindly offered images. The space for the picture gallery on the village website will be ready shortly. When material is uploaded, users will be able to put them into one or more albums, and add tags or further information about the image.
Caton Sports Association/ Caton United Football Club needs more volunteers to help it thrive! There are lots of roles to fill, including people to maintain the Station Hotel Sports Field, cut the grass, run the 200 Club and serve on the committee. If you are interested in supporting this important part of village life, please come along to a meeting in the pavilion on the field at 7pm on Thursday 19th May. For more information contact David Scholey on firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports Reach, in conjunction with Brookhouse Methodist, Caton Baptist and St Paul's churches, is running a soccer/netball school from Wednesday 1st to Saturday 4th June. At Caton St Paul's playing fields/ Club House 10am to 4pm. Football for children 7-14 years and netball for children 9-13 years. Costs £37 per child, but reduced to £33 for additional siblings. More information or to book, contact Tim Preece on 771672 or Sports Reach on 730000.
As you are reading this the children, staff and families will have been enjoying a well earned holiday, as well as remembering and celebrating Easter. This was marked in school by a lovely assembly by Alan Wadsworth and the class 1 children making their specially embroidered Easter cards. Their sewing skills were very impressive!
Our friends in Socx are looking forward to our next visit and have been making plans for our entertainment. They are hoping that their visit last year and the video quizzes which we have run during the year both for adults and in the schools will have encouraged more of you to consider visiting them. You can be sure of a warm welcome. The area is very close to action of the First World War and as we are remembering the centenary of the start of the war, a visit to one of the cemeteries or other places of interest might be on the cards.
The Caton youth Club trustees will again have money available in July to help young people whether individuals or groups with the leisure time activities. This is on offer to young ones living in the Caton with Littledale parish and those interested should ask for details and obtain an application form from: Stephen Talbot -01524 812274. email@example.com Closing date for applications is 30th June 2014.
Three men were arrested following a police chase after the Co-op in Caton was burgled for the third time in a month.
A fourth is still being hunted by officers after the alarm at the Hornby Road store was activated at 1.20am on Tuesday.
Police raced to the scene and saw a red Seat Leon car speeding off.
Its details were circulated and it was spotted exiting the M6 at junction 31 where it joined the A59 and headed into Blackburn.
It sped off towards a housing estate where it was found abandoned.