Ulverston News
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Ulverston Self Isolation Group
Loneliness continues to be one of the most persistent problems in our community. We are stepping up our loneliness phone calls, and are doing other things to assist where we can. If you are lonely or need help, then we are here for you. Please call us on 01229 357951, and leave a message via Option 1. We aim to call you back within a day.
 
The Government and County Council Coronavirus health advice remains fairly consistent. We must keep on protecting each other by washing hands, wearing a face mask, and keeping a safe distance.
 
717 new COVID19 cases were reported in Cumbria in the week ending 16 October, up from 612 the previous week. While Barrow continued to have the highest number of new cases (194), the infection rate decreased slightly over the previous week (295/100k to 289/100k), providing an early indication that the local restrictions that have been put in place may be having a positive impact. The area’s infection rate remains the highest in Cumbria and well above the national average (170/100k). The Health Protection Board agreed that Barrow should remain a High Alert area.
 
And finally, you must self-isolate if you have coronavirus symptoms, have tested positive, or are told to do so by NHS Test and Trace. It’s the law, and will help protect others. Fines for breaking the law start at £1,000.
Support Three Good Causes
 
Just a bit of fun, but for three good causes. We're working with Print Social, an ethical UK printing company, to bring you these two offers for a very limited time.
 
 
 
T-shirt £12.50
 
A unique organic t-shirt. 10% of the profits go to the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 appeal. ALL of the remaining profit will be split equally between St Mary's Hospice, and Ulverston Self Isolation Group.
 
T-shirt shop
 
Hoodie £24.94
 
Here's another option to buy a Christmas present and donate some money to good causes. For every hoodie that you buy, we'll donate ALL of the profit, about £2.50 per hoodie, depending on sales volumes, to St Mary's Hospice.
 
Hoodie shop
 
Remembrance Sunday
 
 
Covid-19 Arrangements
 
Message from Ulverston Town Council.
 
November 8th is Remembrance Sunday and this year will be unlike any we have remembered before. Due to Covid-19 and the current Government guidelines, the parade will not take place to and from the parish church to the war memorial; this is to ensure everyone is safe in line with government guidelines.

Ulverston Town Council and the Ulverston Branch of the Royal British Legion respectfully request that the community and groups who would normally come to pay their respects at the War Memorial stay at home this year or lay wreaths and crosses throughout the day and at any time up to and including 11 November. We are also encouraging the community to Remember from Home.

Ulverston Parish Church will still hold a Remembrance Service on Sunday 8 at 2.30. If you wish to attend the church service, please contact the Parish Church Office in advance on 01229 588081 to inform the church as places will be limited to ensure social distancing.

Those attending the Remembrance Service at the parish church may return to the war memorial afterwards if they wish, and lay wreaths in a socially distanced manner and then disperse.

The Mayor and Chairman of the Ulverston Branch of the Royal British Legion will lay their wreaths on behalf of the town at this time. There will be a very short service at the war memorial which will be conducted by the Ulverston Branch of the Royal British Legion.

Chair of the Royal British Legion, Ulverston branch, Cllr Norman Bishop Rowe said, “We realise that these constraints will cause disappointment for many but Remembrance this year will be just as important”.

Town Mayor Cllr Sharon Webster said: “Often remembrance is a deeply personal experience with people becoming involved for all sorts of reasons. It is disappointing that this year we won’t be able to gather together as we would normally do, but we will all come together again in 2021. May 2021 will also mark the centenary of the unveiling of Ulverston’s war memorial.
 
 
Ulverston BID
 
 
Result of Renewal Ballot
 
Congratulations to Jan Hancock and the Committee of Ulverston BID, who have just heard the outcome of a postal ballot of levy payers. An announcement on the SLDC website states that "the proposal to renew the Business Improvement District for Ulverston is approved. A majority of the business ratepayers in the proposed BID area who voted, voted in favour of the proposal, both by aggregate rateable value and numbers voting."
 
Ulverston BID was established in 2015, and has a budget of about £100k per year. The BID is responsible for a number of ongoing initiatives to promote the town and its businesses, including the Choose Ulverston website, Loyal Free app, town wi-fi, hanging flower baskets, Christmas lighting, and subsidised car parking.
 
 
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