EE Announces Broadband Trial Offer
within the Northern Fells Broadband Area
EE is now in a position to offer 50 to 100 local households the opportunity to receive a 4G superfast broadband service at a discounted introductory 18 month price....
Anyone who wishes to take up this offer should express their interest by sending an e-mail including their name and e-mail address to email@example.com
EE will then send out a simple survey to allow it to assess the suitability of each location for acceptance on the trial.
When accepted the package will include the following, based on signing up for a 18 month contract: -
• Free antennae & router and free installation (saving £100).
• Free service on selected tariff for 3 months.
• Service then reverts to purchased service for the remaining 15 months of the contract.
The tariff bands are:
• 10Gb - £25 per month
• 50Gb - £35 per month
• 100Gb - £45 per month
• 200Gb - £60 per month
We appreciate that the first band may not be enough for most people but are assured that these prices have just been reduced significantly, and cannot be compared with landline broadband prices as the infrastructure costs are very different.
Once accepted and signed up for the trial, a voucher code for a router would be issued, and once this has been received the installation can be booked. The 18 month contract will commence when the router is received.
It is expected that the total time from providing a EE with your contact details to the installation of the equipment will be less than 2 weeks.
Current users of EE with old kit will be able to obtain an antennae and new router installed free of charge. They can then simply swap over their old SIM card into the new router. There will be no additional discount and they will continue with their current contract.
Anyone who doesn’t want the service but wishes to comment can also provide feedback to the firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address. Feedback will be welcomed.
For more advice please feel free to contact one of the Northern Fells Broadband representatives:-
Bob Clarke 01768 779 315 email@example.com
Paul Doherty 07748 640 191 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mal Hilton 01697 476 955 email@example.com
Steve Woolley 01768 779 678 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Keswick Mountain Rescue Team are essential to our area, please keep supporting them this year.
A traditional quick roundup of our year for everyone! In 2017 we attended 99 call outs not including alerts which the team didn't end up needing to go out to.
T...his can be broken down into :
3 hypothermic casualties
1 exhausted casualty
1 dog stuck on steep ground
1 dog stuck in a hole
22 lower leg and ankle injuries
2 femur injuries
4 with broken wrists
1 with a broken finger
15 crag fast (including 7 on Sharp Edge and 3 on Barf)
2 fallen out of boats/kayaks
7 missing or overdue groups/individuals
9 with head injuries
1 with chest pain
1 child injured in a mine
1 climber with a stuck arm
2 with broken collar bones
2 with facial injuries
4 crashed mountain bikers with multiple injuries (all but one at Whinlatter)
6 lost groups or individuals
2 with knee injuries
1 with heat exhaustion
1 dislocated shoulder
1 climber stuck in a rock chimney
and 3 fatalities
So not the busiest year for us but still busy enough!
On many we work with other agencies and teams, so it seems a good time to say a massive thank you to Penrith Mountain Rescue Team, Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team, Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team, Coniston Mountain Rescue Team, Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team (LAMRT), Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team, Kendal Mountain Rescue Team, Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team, Lake District Search And Mountain Rescue Association - Ldsamra, Lake District Mountain Rescue Searchdogs, Cumbria Ore Mines Rescue Unit - COMRU, Great North Air Ambulance Service, North West Air Ambulance, Maritime and Coastguard Agency and North West Ambulance Service.
And not forgetting a big thank you to our generous donors and our loyal Facebook followers.
Here's to a safe and healthy 2018!
Well worth investing a few valuable minutes to watch this all the way through, it contains some amazing photography of our wonderful area!
Mungrisdale Footbridge re-opens after being destroyed during Storm Desmond in 2015. Thanks to Chris Evans for this great photographic record of the build project.
Train rides for a very good cause!
Mungrisdale Film Night - Himalaya Friday 24th February
Doors open at 7:00 pm, Film show starts at 7:30 pm
Tickets £4.00 on the door...
Early Fish and Chip Supper may be ordered in advance from the Mill Inn
Check out the trailer for the Film Here
Quiz Night, Mungrisdale Village Hall - Friday 10th February at 7:30pm
Why not join us for fun, prizes, food and a drink or two.
£5 adults children free,...
Teams of up to 6 people, prize for the best named team.
Life in the valley doesn't get more exciting than this!!
Life of a Mountain: BLENCATHRA – Keswick Museum’s exhibition (May 2017)
Just a quick update on preparations for the exhibition:
Jenn has been busy talking to local people and volunteers, starting to research various themes connected to Threlkeld, Mungrisdale and the mountain of Blencathra – including farming, fell running, hunting, mining and looking into local trades and mobile shops that used to form part of Mungrisdale life. We’re really excited to have the expertise and ...experiences of several locals, including Lesley and Colin Smith and Alan Head (whose parents grew up in the village). Our volunteers are now starting to collect all sorts of information relating to the Blencathra sanatorium, Gategill Mine, literary greats and their reflections on Blencathra, and the question of who owns the land with regards to rights and access, of which Mungrisdale Common plays a part.
We’re still looking for local information, and people’s personal connections to the mountain itself and local memories, including information on past trades so if anyone would like to contribute drop me an email on email@example.com or give me a ring 07985 215 998. Even if you just want to say a few lines about how Blencathra has influenced your life or what the mountain means to you.
Jenn Mattinson (collecting community stories about Blencathra, Mungrisdale life and Threlkeld life on behalf of Keswick Museum