Tuesday 25 August to Thursday 27 August
Boys and girls ages 6 to 15.
For more details and booking visit here
A full programme of monthly 2-3 hour walks will run in 2015, changing the day to the second Thursday of each month. Each walk has been mapped out using every station between Grange and Millom. The walks are about 5 miles, taking up to 3 hours and can be over rough ground, occasionally very wet underfoot. Most walks end in the vicinity of an agreeable place to eat and drink. New walkers will be made very welcome.
Thursday 12 February 2015 Grange-Eggerslack Wood-Lindale-Grange
Thursday 12 March 2015 Roose-Cavendish Dock-Dock Museum-Roose
The first named will be the station where the walk begins, the last named where it ends. Assuming the timetable does not change for 2015, the walk start time coincides with the arrival of the 10.10am train from Barrow.
Any enquiries to Richard Scott by email or ring 07519849564
Cumbria County Council is awarding grants between £500 and £3000 to community based projects that support the healthy weight agenda.
Projects need to
• Increase physical activity
• Encourage/educate people to eat a healthy diet
• Improves access to healthy food
• Supports individuals that are overweight and obese to lose weight
• Build knowledge skills and capacity in the local community
• Fulfill the community needs
If you think your organisation may be eligible, contact Alison Meadows, Cumbria County Council, Area Engagement Officer, Community Unit, Nan Tait Centre, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 1LG. Telephone on 407576 or by email
Next deadline Monday 9th March. Panel meets Friday 27th March.
Funding Fair: Striving for Success
Wednesday 11 March 2015
Kendal Town Hall, Kendal LA9 4DL
9.30am – 3.15pm
Open to all voluntary and community groups across Cumbria
An excellent opportunity to update your knowledge and help you successfully raise funds for your organisation. Keep a step ahead!
1.Big Lottery Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund will both provide overviews of funding available through their differing programmes and give you top tips on how to be more successful when applying
2.Essential Finance will help you ensure your basic record keeping and accounting systems are effective.
3.Charity Bank will look at the importance of having good governance and strong financial structures in place
4.Success is a quality application will help you to improve your funding applications!
There will also be an opportunity to update your knowledge of European funding over lunch.
Meet local, regional and national funders face-to-face including: Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, BBC Children in Need, Cumbria County Council, Cumbria Community Foundation, Francis C Scott Trust, Frieda Scott Trust, WREN, Hadfield Trust, Police and Crime Commissioners Fund.
Support organisations including the Directory of Social Change(DSC) and Action with Communities (ACT) will also be there to work with you.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Take advantage of reduced rates for CVS members!
£10 per person – CVS member organisations
£30 per person – non member organisations
Limited FREE places available for organisations working with Children and Young People through CYA. Contact Hein at CYA directly on 01900 822110
All relevant information is available to download from here.
Alternatively call 01768 800350 or email
The junior section of Furness Rovers F.C. has a fun football session every Sunday morning from 10 to 11. Boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 7 (reception to year 2) are welcome to attend. For more details please contact Dave Bolland on 07702 073369
Limited to 10 places only so need to book in advance. Contact Caroline Arnold 07968243685
Modified Pilates classes suitable for beginners, recovering from injury or returning to exercise. Led by Sports Therapist teaching Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute method.
Classes are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (see below)
Monday 6pm Roose School
Wednesday 10am Beacon Hill Methodist Church Hall
Thursday 6pm Rampside village Hall.
Street Soccer with Barrow AFC Community Sports
Dalton and Walney Island
Dalton sessions will take place at Dowdales School’s DASH Sports Hall on Mondays at 5pm - 6pm
Walney sessions will take place at Walney School on Wednesday evening at 5pm – 6pm (indoors)
Sessions are free, no need to book – just turn up.
Congratulations to the Cavendish Park Community Sports Trust. The Trust includes representatives from sports clubs and the local community on Barrow Island.
They have just received a 30 lease to manage Cavendish Park from Barrow Borough Council.
This will give Barrow Island Juniors and Open Age Football and Marsh Hornets Rugby League Club a home of their own!
Shortly after receiving confirmation of the lease, the Trust has also obtained charitable status which will help with future funding applications.
The Trust is planning to upgrade the pitches and also upgrade the changing facilities to include community facilities. Barrow Sports Council is happy to be helping in this process.
Dance Nights at the Forum with Jason Parkinson
Every Thursday from 8 January to 21 May
6 - 7pm Cheer Dance Zone for 10 to 16 year olds £4.50
7.15 - 8pm Beginners Strictly Dance Class £6 or £8 for two
8 - 8.45pm Tango and Swing £6 or £8 for two
8.45 - 9pm Intermediate Strictly Dance Class £6 or £8 for two
Ring 820000 for more details
Islanders are looking for girls and boys from as young as “Walking” to 7 years old, to join in their fun class.
For more information, contact Joanne Leach
Barrow and District Referees Society
Have you ever wanted to become a rugby referee? Now is your chance!
We are looking to recruit a new generation of referees at all age levels and we are looking for ex-players, spectators and young personnel who want to give it a go. We are also looking for 14, 15 and 16 year olds to cover school games and personnel to qualify and cover youth games, mini-mod and thirteen aside. Barrow and District are looking to help anyone with the ambition to will assist them to develop themselves!
For more information contact:
Terry Barker 01229 830698
Dave Braithwaite 07793426624
Terry Bewley 01229 877658
All classes are held at DARE Dance Studio, 104 Abbey Road next door to Duke of Edinburgh Hotel.
Mix it up MONDAYS:
4:00-4:45 Wriggle n Jiggle Infants £1.20
5:00-6:00 Jumpstart Juniors £1.20
6:00-8:00 Contemporary/Jazz Youth Dance £3.00 per class or £5 for Monday and Friday
Just for Fun FRIDAYS:
4:00-4:45 Wriggle n Jiggle Infants £1.20
5:00-6:00 Jumpstart Juniors £1.20
6:00-8:00 Youth StreetDance £3.00 per class or £5 for Monday & Friday
Call us on 833228 to book your places
Drop Zone - Active Zone
Free sports sessions for young people aged 11 years and over.
Fully qualified sports coach and youth workers, delivering a wide range of sports activities.
Monday - Askam Community Centre 8pm - 9pm
Thursday - Dalton Drill Hall 5pm - 6pm
Friday - Furness Academy 7pm - 8pm
For further information, contact Drop Zone
Congratulations to Duddon Canoe Club on being awarded Paddle-Ability status by British Canoeing.
For more info about this Award, visit here.
Parkrun every Saturday in Barrow Park.
The free run begins at 9am at Barrow Park, meeting at the Park Pavilion at 8.45am. The Barrow parkrun is open to runners aged 8 and above, and is for club runners, occasional athletes and total beginners looking to get fit.
The fact that the run, which takes place entirely within the boundaries of Barrow Park, ends near to the café, is also a reflection of the organisers’ eagerness to try and establish a community and social atmosphere amongst the runners.
The event is not only looking for participants, it is also looking for volunteers, so the event can run smoothly and professionally.
The event is part funded by the South Cumbria and North Lancashire Athletics Network and part of their remit is to try and get more people feeding into local athletics clubs, in Barrow’s case, Barrow and Furness Striders Athletics Club.
If you would like any further information relating to participating or volunteering, please contact stuart Wallce on 07788 273 034.
We recently awarded a grant to the local Rugby League Service Area for their new under 14s team. Good luck lads!
Modern jive classes held every Tuesday evening at the Soccer Bar, Wilkie Road, Barrow LA14 5UQ
Modern jive, also known as Leroc or Ceroc is best described as a cross between jive, rock & roll and salsa but perhaps a bit gentler!
Easy to learn, with no fancy footwork. Beginners welcome every week. Suits couples or singles (aged 16+)
Start 7.45pm with dancing up until 10.30pm
Cost £6 for the evening
Contact Pam on 07770 954 359 or byemail
Furness Future Flyers Dowdales Mondays 6.15pm - 7.45pm
Furness Future Flyers is the first British Cycling Go-Ride Cycling Club in the South Lakes. It is a youth cycling club coaching children aged 6 - 16 years. The club coaches all cycling disciplines including mountain biking, cyclo cross, road cycling and racing, general cycling skills etc. It is an inclusive club and encourages all children of all abilities to come have some fun on their bikes at our coaching sessions.
Weekly sessions are on Monday evenings between end March and end of September at Dowdales School. Sessions run from 6.15pm until 7.45pm.
For further information please don't hesitate to contact the Club or call in at a session. All new members welcome.
Haven't played netball since you left school? Would like to play to keep fit but without the commitment of joining a team?
Back to Netball sessions are ideal for you!
Wednesday evenings in term time at Hoops. 6.30pm to 7.30 pm. £3
For more information, please contact Andrea on 07703324979 or by email
For all age group from under 10s upwards
The U10’s & U12’s will be training Monday’s at the club 6pm until 7:30pm
The U14’s will be training Monday’s at the club 7pm until 8:30pm
The U15’s will be training Friday’s at the club 6pm till 7:30pm.
The U16’s will be training Wednesday at the club 6:30pm until 8pm.
The U17’s will be training Wednesday at the club 5pm until 6:30pm.
All players, old and new are welcome to attend any of the training sessions.
For more information contact Jason Meadows on 811856.
Thanks to Furness Cricket Club for the latest donation to our Malawi appeal.
If you have any full sets of kit for any sport that you don't need, let us know and we'll send them to Malawi. Thanks.
Join the Parkside Panthers
A local group with an interest in running at all levels. Friendly & fun!!!
Meet in ALDI car park - not the Park Leisure Centre
And Saturdays at 2.30 from the Owl sanctuary carpark just opposite Wicks on Park Road
Everyone welcome !!!!!!!!!
Take suitable clothing including trainers and some water for a friendly run. There are beginners, intermediates and advanced groups so they cater for those that can't run to those that have run for some time. Find them on Facebook under Parkside Panthers.
Brook Street Gym
Seniors 17yrs+ 6.30pm Monday & Wednesday & 6.45pm on a Friday
Womens 16yrs+ 5.15pm till 6.30pm Wednesdday
7yrs - 10yrs 6pm till 6.45pm Fridays
11yrs- 16yrs 5.30pm Monday
Furness Flames have moved their training sessions to Barrow 6th Forum College. Sessions are 6pm to 7pm on Fridays.
New members are welcome. If you would like to play for this new emerging and friendly club please contact Angela Phillips on 07809706223 or by email
The team are seen below in their new kit kindly sponsored by Barrow Borough Sports Council.
Over the last few years, we have been pleased to help the people of Malawi by sending them your surplus sports kit. These have been greatly appreciated.
If you have any surplus full team strips for any sport, we would love to give them a good home in Malawi.
So if you are getting a new strip for next season, give your old kit a good home! If you can help, give us a ring on 407575 or 407319 or drop us an email.
Not very sporty but also useful, our visitors from Malawi would appreciate the donation of any old mobile phones. They don't have a national telephone grid like we take for granted so mobiles are an essential way to communicate.
Your old mobile may be embarrassingly old fashioned and uncool but don't throw it away. Instead, drop it off for Barrow Sports Council at the Nan Tait Centre. If that's a bit out of the way, get in touch and we'll arrange the most convenient way for us to pick it up.
The latest donation from Furness is 5 kits and 40 phones. These are being shipped shortly. Thanks.
Professional training in Musical Theatre, Dance and Voice
The Dance Studios are also available to rent for a variety of different activities.
Deemon Dance Studio
Barrow In Furness
For further details, please contact: Emma Fawcett 07725606829
@ South Lakes Hockey Club
Junior Hockey Training
Wednesday 5.30pm – 6.30pm
@ Ulverston Leisure Centre, Priory Road, Ulverston
£1.50 per week. First session free
Sticks provided. Contact Margaret Mawdsley
on 07786910388 or 01229 581918 for more details
Run by Ruth McDonald - Parish Nurse, Ida Ferguson - Physiotherapist and Helen Wallace - Physiotherapist who are all chair exercise leaders with an approved Level 2 qualification.
Children's Centre, Greengate Street
Tuesdays 1.30 -3pm (free of charge, inc. tea/coffee)
Askam Methodist Church
Fortnightly Fridays 1 -2.30 PM (£1.50, inc. tea/coffee)
This type of exercise programme is recommended for people with limited mobility or who are chair bound themselves.
The aims of the exercise sessions are to :
Strengthen important muscle groups
Improve performance of daily activities ( getting in/out of bath)
Promote sense of rhythm
Improve coordination and balance
Increase daily activity level
Increase interaction with others (have fun)
Ring 07796645247 for more information