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Covid update: Cases on the rise in Cumbria

The latest update on the Covid situation in Cumbria has been issued by the county's health protection board today and show that there were 77 new cases last week.
The biggest increases were in Barrow (29 cases) and South Lakeland (19), but there were also eight in the Carlisle district and 11 in Allerdale. There were five new cases in Eden.
During the week ending 11 September there were also 9,846 tests carried out.
The biggest increase was in the 15-29 age group, but there is also a rise in the 45-59 bracket.

More details here

Fundraiser for Greg Cameron

A fundraiser in memory of Brampton man Greg Cameron has seen more than £3,500 donated since it launched last week.

The money raised will be donated to the Great North Air Ambulance Service and Keswick Mountain Rescue Team.

The former Flight Sergeant ICT manager at RAF Spadeadam died when he was involved in a collision on his bike in Brampton on August 27.

To make a donation, visit

Permit scheme has restarted at Brampton’s Household Waste Recycling Centre

The permit scheme has restarted at Brampton’s Household Waste Recycling Centre at Townfoot for those who wish to visit in a van, utility vehicle or in a car towing a twin-axle trailer.

To apply for a permit, visit https://cumbria-apply.onmats.c... or call 0300 003 1118. Campervans and single-axle trailers will also be allowed on the site without a permit.

Brampton resident raised £600 for Eden Valley Jigsaw Hospice for children

Well done to Tree Road resident Rachel Chapman who has raised £600 for a children’s hospice with a plant sale on her drive.

Rachel has been selling all kinds of plants in recent weeks ranging from foxgloves to straweberries.

She said: “I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who so kindly and generously supported my fundraising for Eden Valley Jigsaw hospice for children by either buying plants or donating plants. 

“Together we have reached an amazing final total of £600. I’m so grateful for the support given and the good cheer from people that this has brought in what has been a difficult year for so many.”

Brampton Medical Practice has issued guidelines for its over-65s flu clinic

Invite letters are being sent out this week for flu vaccines, detailing what you need to take with you and the dates available for the walk-in. Anybody without an invite letter will not receive the vaccine.

Patients are asked to access Brampton Community Centre through the side entrance and follow the signs on site.

Invite letters for under-65s who are also eligible will be mailed out next week with different flu clinic dates and information.

Police investigate vehicle damage

Police are investigating the criminal damage to a motor vehicle on Carlisle Road, Brampton.

The incident occurred between 6pm on 11 September and 7am on 12 September.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “A Vauxhall Astra, that was parked on the road, has obtained scratches to the bonnet and top of the vehicle.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact PC 2595 on 101, quoting incident number 76 of 12 September. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Spotted a squirrel? 

Brampton and District Red Squirrel Group has called on the public to help in expanding red squirrel strongholds.

Red Squirrel Awareness Week 2020, running from 21 to 27 September, aims to highlight the animals’ plight and celebrate the wonderful work of volunteer groups, organisations and projects striving to save them.

Group secretary Paul Bassindale said: "People can report all sightings of both grey and red squirrel sightings to us in our area.

"People could also volunteer to help us and donate if they want to. People can contact us via email or phone."

To contact the group, phone 07917 877303 or email

Main Street temporary closure

A section of Main Street in Brampton will be temporarily closed on Sunday.

It will be closed at Low Cross Street junction for manhole cover replacement works.

It is suspected the road will only be closed for one day.


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Three-year-old fundraising for British Heart Foundation

A three-year-old has nearly hit her fundraising target of £2,500 after completing a sponsored walk at Talkin Tarn.

Daisy Morrow completed two circuits of the tarn last Saturday to raise money for the British Heart Foundation, in honour of her grandfather who she never got to meet.

At the time of writing, the fundraising total stood at 90% - you can donate to the cause here:

Freshly grown produce available at William Howard

Fresh, school grown, organic produce is available to buy from a stall by the entrance of the William Howard School.

Supplies are refreshed every Wednesday, and presently there is a good stock of cooking and eating apples, pears, broad beans, plums, etc.

All proceeds raised go back to the school’s Open Spaces area for future projects.

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Weekend weather

A sunny weekend ahead with cloudy intervals, temperatures will reach 17C.


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A message from Reverend Rachel Williams

On Wednesday 16th one long standing institution was paid respect by an iconic plane as Spitfire Aircraft flew over NHS Hospitals from Teeside Airport to Cumbernauld Airport. This included the Cumberland Infirmary, although Brampton War Memorial wasn’t on the list. The Spitfire flight passed over Brampton on the way between Haltwhistle and Carlisle. Some people may have witnessed the flight going over. I missed it!

The day before marked the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Every year on this date the battle which ran from July to October 1940 is remembered. Last year I had the privilege of attending the Battle of Britain Sunday service at Carlisle cathedral. On that day we remember the sacrifice of ‘the few’.

In recent months, we have thought about the sacrifices of the population from NHS Staff who have lost their lives treating others to frontline workers living in care homes with their elderly residents to community organisations looking after the vulnerable to the many of us who remained at home to reduce the spread of the virus. Now more than ever we are aware of what sacrifice really means. May we continue to care in the light of that knowledge.

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Sheriff praises Hallbankgate Hub and S.H.I.N.E

High Sheriff Julie Barton has visited community projects who have helped residents in their region during the Covid crisis.

S.H.I.N.E. (Support, Help in Nourishing Everyone) a food initiative is just one of only a few project visits the High Sheriff has been able to undertake to date since Lockdown commenced in March 2020. 

S.H.I.N.E is looking to take their project to the next phase and  is partnering with Carlisle Community Help Group Affordable Food scheme. Similar to the food pantry model the aim is to help those residents who are on benefits, or a low income and may be going through a difficult time struggling to pay bills.

Brampton will act as a Pick Up point and ordering service. 

High Sheriff, Julie Barton, said:  “I was delighted to visit S.H.I.N.E.  It was wonderful to see the community in action, making such a positive difference to local people’s lives.  Established during the pandemic, S.H.I.N.E.’s food initiatives and its volunteers’ cooperation across organisations within the Brampton area have been excellent at ensuring food parcels and meals reach those most in need.” 

If you are a family or individual in the Brampton and surrounding area who is in need of food support you should contact the Affordable Food Hub either through the Carlisle Community Group 07394546877 or online via their website   

The High Sherrif also visited the Halbankgate Hub during her time in the Brampton area.

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Useful Info

Our round-up of All the latest updates from businesses, community groups and Brampton people during the coronavirus crisis. If you have anything to add please email

Co-op opens 7am-10pm 7 days a week, with 8-9am (10-11am on Sundays) for vulnerable and elderly customers, NHS and other key workers.

“An Animal a Day Keeps the Covid Away” - A lock down project from a Hallbankgate local and her two year old. Each animal is from a children’s book. Exhibiting in the Hallbankgate Hub Gallery July & August 2020 

Brampton Farmers Market on Saturday 26th September will NOT have a Give and Take Stall as advertised in our last newsletter, due to changes in Covid-19 rules and an upsurge in cases. Other stalls will be there as usual.

Christina Hargraves invites you to look around her new studio in Lanercost as part of the EVAN Art Trail. Open every day 7th-18th September 10.00am-4.00pm. Lots of stock available at revised studio prices. On site parking. 

Brampton Artist Carolyn Marr in Florence Arts Centre exhibition, Experiment! - a collaborative multimedia show with sister Frances Marr and filmmaker Lucia Tambini. Running until 19th September.

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