Thursday, 14 April 2016

Nominate Morewood School in the Churchill Lollipoppers campaign

I just nominated Burton Morewood School, Burton in Kendal in the Churchill Lollipoppers campaign:

Pedestrian injury is the leading cause of accidental death of children in Great Britain. Lollipoppers ensure the safety of children on their school run, but the numbers of lollipoppers have been falling year on year.

At Churchill we believe it's important that children can get to school safely so we've launched a fund to put more lollipoppers on the streets nationwide.

Do you know a school that needs a lollipopper? Nominate your school for a chance to receive funding for a Churchill Lollipopper.

Yes! Burton Morewood School, Burton in Kendal would benefit from this... please would you support by nominating our village school for this opportunity? It will help keep our children safe.  Nominations close 23.59 BST on 15 May 2016.

Monday, 11 April 2016

A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel returns to Burton Memorial Hall

A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel returns to Burton Memorial Hall on Friday 22nd April. Musical duo Tim Chu & Ian Bailey perform the songs of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, interspersed with anecdotes about S&G and about their own lives as professional musicians.

The show starts at 8pm prompt, doors open from 7.15pm, and there will be a bar in aid of Memorial Hall funds. Tickets are £12 and are on sale at Burton Village Store.

Candidates in the 5th May elections: Burton-in-Kendal PC, Burton & Holme Ward SLDC, & Cumbria PCC

The SLDC Returning Officer has announced the candidate lists for the May 5th elections to parish & district councils and police commissioner role.

The lists for Burton are shown below - click each image to see the larger version.

King's Arms - Heinz Presentation - Tuesday 12th April 2016

Diary date: Tuesday 10.30am - come to the King's Arms for the Heinz Presentation. All welcome! 

Photos here approx 10.30am on Tuesday 12th April with guests from Heinz, local radios and newspapers. All welcome especially any little people not at school!

Arrive in time for cuppa and biscuits.

The King's Arms Hotel Burton in Kendal - LA6 1LR

5th May Elections

Residents are also being encouraged to make sure they are on the Register of Electors so they can have their say in the local elections and the Police & Crime Commissioner election on 5 May.
If you think you’re not registered, or if you have moved recently, the closing date for registering to vote in the May elections is Monday, 18 April 2016.
It is easy to register, just go to
If anyone would like a postal vote, or wishes to change an existing postal or proxy vote, they must apply to the Electoral Registration Officer at SLDC by 5pm on Tuesday, 19 April 2016.
Applications for new proxy votes must be received by 5pm on Tuesday, 26 April 2016. Applications for proxy votes because of a medical emergency or forwork/service reasons, which have occurred after 5pm on 26 April can be accepted until 5pm on polling day.
All application forms can be obtained from the Electoral Registration Officer at SLDC. Completed forms must be submitted to the same Electoral Registration Officer by the relevant date.
Contact the Electoral Registration Officer at: South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal LA9 4UQ