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014 November 2016

Read Penrith Today on the move


Welcome to our Christmas jumper edition … Penrith Today is ready for 23 December!

Thank you to everyone who completed our reader survey and, at the same time, entered our competition to win a meal for two at Dockray Hall. Well done to our lucky winner, Mrs Julie West of Brougham Hall.

This month we have TWO competitions. Find out more about our twin, Penrith in Australia, and a chance to win six bottles of wine from New South Wales, donated generously by Booths. Then, turn to our centre pages and have a go at winning free lifetime membership of Co-wheels – a great community scheme with a car based at Penrith Station.

The response to our survey was very helpful and will help to shape future editions of Penrith Today. Particularly popular sections include local news, history, wildlife and environment. Our What’s On and Local Directory pages rated highly. Please help to keep these up to date – let us know of events that you would like to see included and public organisations, charities and groups that need listing. If you noticed that contact details have changed – just let us know!

Other items of interest in this edition. The Castle Park Development Group is seeking views to support a bid for major funding (p4), Crumbs recalls a cottage and wonderful folk in Drovers Lane (p6), republication of a Wainwright book should ring a bell (11), we explore the risks of not walking to school (p28), Rory Stewart promotes a scheme that offer life-changing experiences for young adults (p19) …. and relax in the bath with a poet! (p10).

Our next copy will appear from 19 December, but we will not publish an edition in January as Christmas and the New Year clash with production and distribution deadlines.

Here’s wishing you an enjoyable time as Christmas approaches. Please don’t forget – Shop Local and support businesses in and around Penrith.

Picture: Imogen Robinson draws Julie West’s winning entry for a meal for two at Dockray Hall.

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