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Cottam Trust: applications for funding open till end March

THE EDWARD & ALICE COTTAM TRUSTS

The Trustees would like to make another distribution from the trust funds held on the trusts of the Wills of the Edward Cottam and his sister Alice. 

The Trustees are required to use the trust income for the benefit of:- ‘poor and deserving persons aged 50 years or over who have resided within the parish of Caton with Littledale in the County of Lancaster for at least five years and are still resident at the date of the application’.

The WI wants to find out what might attract more ladies to join

The committee of Caton WI (Women's Institute)  are interested in finding out what would attract more ladies in the village to become members. The WI may not be what you think it is and could be what you want it to be. By completing the survey on https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7SHSMHB you could help us to shape our future. Some printed copies of the survey can be collected from the Victoria Institute or why not come to our next meeting on Thursday 2nd March in the Victoria Institute?

Swifts

You may have noticed in the summer months Caton and Brookhouse has a thriving population of swifts.  One of our most impressive migrant birds can be seen and heard above the roof tops of The Victoria Institute, Methodist Church and other buildings in that vicinity. This is really good news, but the bad news is; nationally swifts are in serious decline and desperately need our help.

Crook o'Lune Lunch Club

Over 55? Would you like to get out and meet people for company, a friendly chat and enjoy a good meal?
Come and join us at the Crook’O’Lune Lunch Club every Tuesday at the Scarthwaite Hotel in Caton. The lunch club meets from 12-noon till 2pm during which time we have a 2-course meal followed by tea/coffee and a raffle, all for £11.00p.
If you are interested and want more information, please contact: -
Ron Harris on 015242 71902 or 07867 532540

New parish councillor

  We are delighted to tell residents  that Emma Huddleston has been co-opted as a parish councillor.  There is still one vacancy on the Parish Council; if you are interested in becoming involved in our work do contact the Parish Clerk Gill Mason - 07882 949110.  E-mail -  catonparishcouncil@gmail.com

Our vicar is retiring!

Graham Pollitt, who has been vicar at St Paul's Church since 2004, is retiring at the end of January.  His last services will be on Sunday 29th January, with the 10am service being followed by a "Jacob's Join" lunch in the Church Hall.  Heartelt thanks to Graham and his family for all they have given us, and best wishes for their future iin their new home in South Lancaster.

March Madness - A busy month of inter-school activities at Caton CPS

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!

Places Available On Twinning Visit to Socx - 28th to 31st August

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.

Free Cash To Help Youth in the Parish

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.  talbotshome@gmail.com  Closing date for applications is 30th June 2014.

Three held after third raid on Caton Co-operative store

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.

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