Similar to everyone during these Covid times, Bowness and Windermere Forward have experienced challenges and changes. Naturally it has been difficult to progress place making projects whilst the business community have faced incredible challenges.
After the development of the Lakeshore Cinema event and the delivery of Windowmere 2020, BWF has effectively been paused until steadier times return.
In the meantime our Project Co-Ordinator Helen Moriarty has been offered and accepted the opportunity to deliver Kendal Town Council’s Climate Emergency Projects and I’ve also been recruited to serve a voluntary Trusteeship for a large local organisation, and like many continue to balance homeschooling whilst running my business Flock and another voluntary role at Anti Racist Cumbria.
So it’s time for both Helen and I to focus elsewhere and handover the incredible work achieved to date to new capable hands. BWF will be on pause whilst the Board make plans for its next steps.
I believe our area is a wonderful place to live, work and visit and it has been an honour to work for the betterment of our towns and I would like to thank everyone who has supported me in my role. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Helen for all her hard work and wish her good luck in her new role.
Huge thanks to Ali Tordoff for showing us all how to create amazing recycled LED stars!
Follow this link to watch the video and this link to download the template.
Ali recommends these LED lights to light up your star.
Thanks to everyone taking part in Windowmere 2020, we can’t wait to see the creations!
The Windowmere 2020 Trail is a covid safe event to make us smile this Christmas!
Together we will make an outdoor gallery by lighting up Bowness and Windermere window by window.
To become a window maker you can register by following this link.
Your window will feature on a downladble map together with other windows to form the trail.
Follow Bowness and Windermere Forward on Facebook for tips and inspiration and we look forward to enjoying all the creations between the 7th and 27th of December.
BWF together with fantastic partners are pleased to announce that the Lakeshore Cinema event is coming to Cockshott Point on the 18th, 19th and 20th of September.
Tickets are available here www.trybooking.co.uk/TVV and all profits will go to community projects.
Please follow the BWF Facebook page for more information.
A partnership Action Plan has been developed to co-ordinate necessary actions and initiatives across the South Lakes District. Please note the Action Plan is a continually evolving document and therefore is subject to change. The latest version is available here. It will be regularly updated as our towns become busier and more businesses reopen. A public facing leaflet is also available here.
SLDC and LDNP are working in partnership with Cumbria County Council’s Highways Team to make some temporary interventions to the highways and footways and provide appropriate signage to help people maintain social distancing.
Follow this link to view examples of the new signage you are likely to see and theses maps (Bowness-on-Windermere Plan1 and The Glebe Plan) show the temporary traffic regulation proposals for Bowness and The Glebe.
The LDNPA are leading the public facing communications and messages in our towns so that we have a consistent approach. LDNPA messages promote social distancing measures and materials will be available for you to use and share soon. This poster gives an example of the design which will be used across the park in different forms. Cumbria County Council have produced this poster for shops.
SLDC are continuing to proactively support businesses via their grant programme and this advice letter which includes a useful sample risk assessment to support businesses rethink their business with Covid-19 in mind.
DOWNLOAD THE LATEST BWF NEWSLETTER HERE
From the Chair – Sophia Newton
The last time I was writing this we were gearing up for a busy year ahead. Bowness & Windermere Forward were starting work on projects such as creating a brand for our towns and creating a Friendly Fells & Lakeside Trails project in partnership with National Trust and Lake District National Park.
Now we’re sending out weekly emails with Coronavirus
information and support to our local businesses and working on ways we can support Windermere and Bowness as restrictions are lifted.
Covid-19 has impacted all our lives and businesses in ways we never thought possible but it won’t be forever. Between now and then there are many challenges we will need to overcome and I encourage people to keep communicating, collaborating and community-ing.
I’d love to find out more from you about how Bowness & Windermere Forward can support you on the ‘other side’ so please take a moment to complete our survey on page 3.
Until then Janett and I will continue to support our area both with our volunteering here for Bowness & Windermere Forward and our free community and business events such as LA23NET, our Doorstep Discos and our Content Cafe. Here if you need us – firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow this link for useful links and local info in May’s newsletter.
Follow this link to read BWF’s April newsletter
With thanks to the fabulous Flock, BWF have created this newsletter to share updates of all the fantastic projects and events taking place in Bowness and Windermere.
Thanks to all BWF Board members for their contributions.
Download your copy HERE!