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010 July 2016


The Eden Valley continues to deliver some of the best shows in the northwest.  Hot on the heels of Penrith on a Plate, Penrith Show is just around the corner and Potfest is on the horizon.  Add to this Lakeland’s role as a film location for the new Swallows and Amazons movie, and the area punches above its weight when it comes to entertainment.  We have seen the film … now read the review! Out from 19 August.

In this edition, there is something of interest at every point of the compass. To the north at Merrythought is the Animal and Plant Health Agency. Go south to Glenridding Sailing Centre. To the west we focus on follies, and to the east we have a doctor who paints rocks for a living.  At the centre is a hidden gem: Brewin Dolphin, which is celebrating 10 years in Cumbria.

‘Brexit’ threw the cat amongst the pigeons in terms of political and economic stability. Acrimonious and at, at times, ill-informed campaigns underlined the need for more tolerance, inclusiveness and better informed arguments. With change comes opportunities and it is important that we now pull together to do our best for the Eden Valley and the UK.  We must continue to make Britain an outward-facing nation able to win business abroad and attract investment and visitors.

Last month I reported that all three young osprey chicks were killed when their nest, overlooking Bassenthwaite, was ransacked by magpies.  Contrary to my worst fears, a chick survived two attacks. This is great news.  At 1,810 grams the feisty fledgling is female and has been fitted with a satellite tracking tag which will enable her journey south to be monitored.

We have got a great selection of high quality businesses advertising in this month’s edition.  This is a vote of confidence in Penrith Today and recognition of the benefit to advertisers of delivery by Royal Mail to all 13,500+ addresses across Penrith and the surrounding area.

Wishing you an enjoyable summer and a good read!