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Congratulations to Ulverston saxophonist Jess Gillam, who has been awarded an MBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to music.

2021 Ulverston & North Lonsdale Show is cancelled.

2021 Another Fine Fest is cancelled. Alfresco Flicks cinema will still go ahead.

Assistant Town Clerk (Part Time)

Ulverston Town Council is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to develop manage and deliver projects and support the work of the town clerk. This is a part time post and the salary scale is £24,799 – £25,481.00 (pro rata). If you think this could be the job for you, then download the person specification and the job description. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 30 June and Thursday 1 July. If you would like an informal chat, please call the town clerk Jayne Kendall on 01229 585778.

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About Ulverston Resilience Group

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At the start of the first Covid-19 national lockdown in March 2020, Ulverston residents were amongst the first in the UK to set up a temporary voluntary support organisation known as the “Ulverston Self Isolation Group”. The group aimed to assist the elderly and vulnerable in the LA12 area.

Within a year it took on the remit of Ulverston’s Emergency Planning Group to form the single Ulverston Resilience Group. It is now becoming a charitable incorporated organisation so that it can support its community in the longer term as a bad weather friend and a good neighbour rolled into one.

At the beginning, a committee of 11 members was formed, led by Caroline Smith-Dance and Neil Fleming. The group was able to get going quickly by utilising the existing ulverston.com news website and automated phone system. A new Facebook page was created, and 15,000 leaflets were quickly printed and distributed by volunteers to households in the area. Announcements were made in the local press and on the radio.

Almost 400 volunteers were recruited in the first week, and members of the public and local businesses donated money towards buying food and other essential supplies, such as toilet rolls! Within a week, the group had fully established a helpline rota and a call management database, and had taken 500 phone calls. The enthusiasm and goodwill in the town towards the undertaking was quite overwhelming.

The group sent weekly email newsletters to a mailing list of 1,000 people, and still does so, now on a fortnightly basis. Over 4,000 people have joined the Facebook group, and it continues to be very active.

Initially the group offered shopping services, prescription collections, mail posting, friendship calls and dog walking. Dog walking was quickly dropped due to insurance difficulties. The group worked with local professional caterers to provide food parcels and frozen meals, in many cases delivered to people who were not entitled to access the food bank. It quickly became clear that the lockdown was affecting individuals and whole families who had never previously needed support, and so the group tried to help them as best it could.

Thanks to a generous donation from Cyril Flint Befrienders, the group was able to provide “random acts of kindness” such as bouquets of flowers or takeaway meals. The group has worked closely with other local groups, such as Ulverston Food Waste Project and Ford Park Community Group, and has helped with the logistics of delivering food parcels and Christmas dinners.

In 2021, the group took on the role of recruiting and organising volunteer stewards for the Covid-19 vaccination clinics at Ulverston Health Centre. It has received further donations and grant funding, to enable the purchase of rota management software, safety equipment, training, and insurance. Work is ongoing to update the constitution, and to plan for other activities, such as stewarding festivals, and operating a reception centre in the event of a major incident.

It is our privilege to support Friends of the Lake District in championing the protection of the natural environment, whilst accommodating the needs of local communities and enhancing the enjoyment of visitors.
Ulverston tourist information leaflets can be obtained from the Indoor Market, Laurel & Hardy Museum, Ulverston Library, Booths, Ulverston Station, and the Premier Inn.

Here to Help

This website is the online home of Ulverston Resilience Group, a voluntary organisation providing good-neighbour support in the LA12 area. The group is funded by South Lakeland District Council, Cumbria County Council, Ulverston Town Council, and by various business and personal donations. Use the buttons above to sign up for the email newsletter, and to join the group. Volunteers have opportunities to help in the community in different ways, such as festivals stewarding, or operating a reception centre in the event of a major incident.

This calendar features events in Ulverston and other towns and villages in South Cumbria, including Barrow, Dalton, Cartmel, Millom, and Bowness. Please check the location details of each event before making plans to attend. You may need a car or other form of transport in order to get to the event.

Event listings for 2021 are indicative, and are subject to change or cancellation due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please check notes in the event footer for last update source, date and summary of changes.

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Crime Busters Fun Trail

3 July

A St Mary’s Hospice & Ulverston Rotary Club Adventure. Join us for an event full of challenges and fun whilst raising funds for local charities.

A couple of adults have been responsible for a catalogue of criminal damage, thefts and anti-social behaviour. A number of possible suspects have been identified. Your task is to narrow this list down to find the guilty pair.

The Trail will end in Ford Park where there will be games and stalls. Some of the games will be involved in the Crime Busters event. There will be a coconut shy, human fruit machine, trampolines, bouncy castle, face painting, tombola, and many more attractions.

Booklets containing the clues, which will serve as the entry form to the Fun Trail, will be on sale in town on market days for several weeks before the event. The trail can be completed before the 3rd July but it is hoped that everyone taking art will at least come to Ford Park. Booklets bought on the day of the event cost £7.50. Booklets purchased before the day cost £5. Booklets may also be purchased at The Orangery Café at the Hospice.

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Date:
3 July
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Ulverston, Cumbria United Kingdom

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Last Update Source
Glynn Spalding email
Last Update Date
Created on 01/04/2021
Last Update Summary
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All events and venues are listed at the sole discretion of Ulverston Ltd. We reserve the right to reject or withdraw the listing of any event or venue without explanation. We endeavour to provide up-to-date and accurate information, but we will not accept liability for the accuracy or currency of the information provided by third parties or for the content on any linked or related web sites. Listings of events on this website should not be taken as an endorsement of that event by Ulverston Ltd. Event information may change at any time without notice. We will not accept liability for any consequences arising from your attendance at the events described. Before attending any event or incurring any significant expense, we recommend you confirm dates, locations, and other important information relating to the event at the event organiser’s website or by contacting them directly. Please see our full Terms & Conditions.

This calendar features events in Ulverston and other towns and villages in South Cumbria, including Barrow, Dalton, Cartmel, Millom, and Bowness. Please check the location details of each event before making plans to attend. You may need a car or other form of transport in order to get to the event.

Event listings for 2021 are indicative, and are subject to change or cancellation due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please check notes in the event footer for last update source, date and summary of changes.

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Furness Tradition Folk Festival

9 July - 11 July

The festival features live music, dance, and storytelling.

This year there will be a combination of live outdoor events in Market Street and New Market Street, and online events.

Visit the Furness Tradition website for information.

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Start:
9 July
End:
11 July
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Ulverston, Cumbria United Kingdom

Other

Last Update Source
Peter Winston
Last Update Date
13/01/2021
Last Update Summary
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All events and venues are listed at the sole discretion of Ulverston Ltd. We reserve the right to reject or withdraw the listing of any event or venue without explanation. We endeavour to provide up-to-date and accurate information, but we will not accept liability for the accuracy or currency of the information provided by third parties or for the content on any linked or related web sites. Listings of events on this website should not be taken as an endorsement of that event by Ulverston Ltd. Event information may change at any time without notice. We will not accept liability for any consequences arising from your attendance at the events described. Before attending any event or incurring any significant expense, we recommend you confirm dates, locations, and other important information relating to the event at the event organiser’s website or by contacting them directly. Please see our full Terms & Conditions.

Coming Soon

Event listings for 2021 are indicative, and are subject to change or cancellation due to Covid-19 restrictions.

To add or update an event on this website, or to publish an item in our fortnightly email newsletter, please use the Contact Us form.

Ulverston Resilience Group is grateful to the following for providing funding

The Northern Line

Cumbria County Council

SLDC

CGP Books

Ulverston Town Council

The Ulverston Resilience Group Committee also acknowledges the hundreds of personal and business financial donations, and the thousands of volunteer manhours donated by members of the LA12 community, which have enabled the group to form, grow, and blossom.