Kendal
Town
Council

Kendal Town Council are looking for a Project Manager who will be responsible for delivery of projects identified by Kendal Town Council and its Action Plan.

This will include responsibility for the entire project lifecycle including overseeing the work undertaken by contractors, the production of the Council’s Newsletter, management of the Council’s website and appointment as Data Protection Officer for the Council.

Applicants should be a self-starter with experience of project management in a relevant sector. They should possess experience of dealing with the public and contractors, partnership working, undertaking project planning and delivery and use of IT. They should also have good communication skills, be able to prioritise workloads and be flexible.

The post is a Maternity Cover position for 18.5 hours per week. The pay range is £27,905 – £32,878 pro rata (according to experience) and includes a Local Government Pension Scheme.

To read the full job description please click here, further information is also available here.

If you would like to apply, please send your cv and a covering letter, explaining why you would be suitable for the job, together with the names of two referees to clerk@kendaltowncouncil.gov.uk or:

The Town Clerk, Kendal Town Council, Town Hall, Kendal. LA9 4DL.

For further information please contact Liz Richardson, Town Clerk on 01539 793490.

Closing Date for applications is 9am Monday 28th January 2019 and interviews will be held on 6th February 2019.

The Mayor of Kendal is holding his annual Christmas Charity Coffee Morning on Saturday 22nd of December at Kendal Town Hall from 9am to 12.30pm. Entry is £1 which includes a cup of coffee and a mince pie or biscuit; there is a raffle and cake stall plus entertainment from Tokari School of Theatre Arts, Kendal Concert Band and K-Shoes Coral Singers.

The Christmas Coffee Morning is supporting The Mayor’s charities which this year are Manna House, Amabile Choir and St Vincent de Paul.

For further information please contact Florence at Kendal Town Council via 01539 793490 or office@kendaltowncouncil.gov.uk

 

This Wainwright Achievement Award is made annually to the person, persons, club, association, society or other local body (political activities excluded), who, or which, in the opinion of the Trustees of the Award, has done the most during the year to promote the prestige of Kendal or has contributed significantly to the betterment of its inhabitants.

The Trustees are inviting nominations for the 2018 Award.

Please apply by outlining achievements and or contributions via email to office@kendaltowncouncil.gov.uk, by January 13th 2019.

Please note nominees should not nominate themselves and all applications will be considered.

Kendal Town Council are holding an Armistice Exhibition. This will be held in the Romney Room, Kendal Town Hall from Saturday 10th – Wednesday 14th November. The exhibition will be opened by the Mayor of Kendal, Cllr Guy Tirvengadum at 10am on Saturday 10th November.

Opening times for the exhibition are as follows: 

Saturday 10th to Tuesday 13th November – 10am – 4pm.

 Wednesday 14th November – 10am-1pm.

The Mayor of Kendal, Cllr Guy Tirvengadum said “Lots of people lost their lives in the wars, including many Kendalians. It is important that we never forget what they did so that we can have a better future. The Remembrance Sunday event is an ideal opportunity for us to come together and remember”.

The Reverend Rob Saner-Haigh, Vicar of Kendal Parish Church said “It is especially fitting on this particular Remembrance Sunday for our whole community to gather at the War Memorial to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1. It is important for us to pause, remember and give thanks, and also to commit ourselves once again to seeking peace and building a better world for all.”

 

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended World War 1. In addition, Remembrance Day and Sunday both fall on the same day.

To mark this occasion Kendal Town Council and the Kendal branch of the Royal British Legion have decided to alter the arrangements for this year. We believe it is appropriate to mark this occasion by having the wreath laying, silence at 11am and service all at the War Memorial in Market Place. In addition, it enables us to also lay wreaths beforehand at the K Shoes War Memorial and Romney Gardens War Memorial. As a result, this year there will not be a parade or morning service at Kendal Parish Church.

The programme for Sunday 11th November is as follows:

9:00am – Wreath laying at K Shoes war memorial

9:30am – Wreath laying at Romney Gardens war memorial

10:15am – Muster to start thereafter the service and wreath laying at the War Memorial, Market Place

11:00am – Last Post and 2-minute silence 

11:20am – The event is expected to finish.

Burneside Brass Band will be playing in Market Place from 10am.

There will be a further service at the Parish Church at 6.00pm on Remembrance Sunday to mark the centenary of the Armistice. This will include the Town Crier giving a special proclamation and the ringing of the church bells as part of the Battle’s Over National Tribute. It will also include the laying of special Thank You wreaths and a field of Remembrance poppy crosses.

On Sunday the 2nd of September, Kendal’s beautiful Nobles Rest and Town View Fields will officially open.

Newly renovated by SLDC, with funding contributions from Kendal Town Council, the park is now free of drainage issues, accessible and connected with new pathways.

Bring a picnic, enjoy the ukulele band and family games in your revamped park!

Sunday 2nd of September, 3-5pm. 

 

To read Kendal Town Council’s latest summer newsletter please follow this link.

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Did you know that there is a Flood Warning Service for Kendal? This is very useful as it gives you chance to make arrangements to reduce the impact of any flooding on you and others in your home/business. If you are in one of the Flood Warning Areas, please do join others who have already registered for this free service. You will have received a letter from the Environment Agency inviting you to sign up for the Flood Warning Service in the past. If you don’t have the letter anymore, don’t worry as you can sign up for these warnings on-line via this link: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings

If you would prefer to register by telephone, or need help during the registration process, you can call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 (this is not a premium rate number). If you do not have a property in the Flood Warning Areas but still wish to receive warnings, then you can do so by either of the above registration options.

You can receive warnings by telephone (landlines and mobiles), text, or e-mail, and all these options are free of charge.

Flooding is extremely distressing so please do take steps now so you are prepared should flooding happen in the future. As well as signing up for Flood Warnings:

You can easily create a Personal Flood Plan which will have a list of key actions and important telephone numbers. On receipt of your flood warning you can activate your plan and respond quickly. If you would like a copy of a Personal Flood Plan then you can find a copy via the online link above.

If you are interested in being part of a local Flood Action Group; helping to create a Community Flood Plan; or if you have any questions or queries, you can contact your local Environment Agency team by telephone on 02030 255793 (local rate) or by e-mail at CLfloodresilience@environment-agency.gov.uk

The Cumbria Community Messaging Service is a very useful public information service increasingly used by the Police, Environment Agency, District Council, and other public bodies. The Environment Agency uses it to send out messages when severe weather is expected. It’s a free service which you can sign up with at this link https://www.cumbriacommunitymessaging.co.uk/

Floods happen. Be prepared.

Residents, business owners and farmers across the Lake District are being urged to ‘Shape the Lakes’ and have their say on new planning policies at Local Plan drop-in consultation events being held across the National Park in May and June. Closing date for comments is 29 June 2018.

To find out where you can come and see us and for more information visit our website at http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/localplan