Hornby Lunesdale Probus Club.

In view of latest government legislation regarding the Covid 19 Pandemic Lunesdale Probus club will not be holding any face-to-face meetings until the new year.

However, in order to maintain contact with the membership monthly ‘Zoom’ meetings are planned for October, November and December and details of speakers and subjects will be circulated as and when confirmed.

This is not going to beat us and we will do all we can within the bounds of safety, legality and received wisdom to meet the current challenges and plan for the future continuity of our club accordingly.

Guests and new member enquiries are always welcome .

For further information please contact –

Roger Carter


Lunesdale Probus Club

015242 22283

LVCS Swimming Pool News

September/October 2020 update

Lune Valley Swimming Pool open again, come and join us!

Pleased to report that the LVSC pool re-opening has been extremely well supported by the local community and we are delighted to have welcomed so many people in the first few weeks. – Both new faces and old friends.

The restrictions placed upon us to ensure staff and customer safety have brought about several operational changes but we are very pleased by the response to our revised protocols and we hope even more of you will come along and swim with us in the near future.

Please remember to book in advance because numbers are limited and some sessions may be over-subscribed. If in doubt take a look at our LVCS pool website, check out the revised operating guidelines and the new timetables.

Current advice from Swim England can be found on their website – “Club activity and swimming lessons will be able to continue as previously as they are taking place in Covid-secure environments ty operating within the Swim England guidelines. All other pool activity  can also continue but people should not travel to pools socially in groups of more than six”

The financial impact of the Covid 19 closure and lifestyle restrictions are of course an additional economic burden at this time but we have applied for additional funding to assist and are hopeful that this will be granted..  Meanwhile we are very grateful for generous voluntary donations received from Wray Methodist Church and Kieron Basset Financial Services of Morecambe

Be assured that we will do all we can within the bounds of legality, health, safety and received wisdom to meet the current challenges to keep the pool operational and provide a welcoming and beneficial experience for everyone.

Take care, keep safe.


Website-   www.lunevalleypool.com;  Facebook – lune valley swimming pool.

Email  poolmanager@lunevalleypool.com   Direct line pool telephone. (01524) 805666.

Lune valley community Society Ltd  Charity no 1176086

New Guidance on Spending Time Outdoors- 13 May 20


• From today, people are allowed to spend more time outdoors
• They will be able to go to parks and beaches to sunbathe, have a picnic and go fishing
• Outdoor sports courts can reopen, including tennis and basketball courts as well as golf courses
• People will also be able to see one person from another household, as long as they follow social distance guidance
• This follows scientific advice that the risk of infection outside is significantly lower than inside
• All of the new regulations are subject to social distancing rules

From today (Wednesday 13 May) people in England can spend more time outdoors and enjoy a wider range of activities for any length of time, subject to social distancing rules.

People and their households can relax in the park, sunbathe, go for a picnic and go fishing. They will also be able to spend time with one member of another household, one-on-one, as long as they adhere to strict social distancing guidelines at all times, staying two metres apart.

Outdoor sports facilities can reopen including outdoor tennis courts, golf clubs and basketball courts meaning that people can play a greater range of sport. Again, they will be able to do this alone, with their household or one other person, while adhering to social distancing. Guidance that said people could only go out to exercise once a day have also been removed.

People will also be able to travel further to enjoy their time outside, with no restrictions on how far they can go to get to the countryside, National Parks and beaches in England. The advice remains that everybody should continue to avoid public transport other than for essential journeys. Therefore, people should only make these journeys by cycling, walking or driving in a private vehicle. People also should check in advance of visiting places like National Parks and beaches to make sure they are prepared for visitors.
Today’s advice is strictly limited to spending time with your household or with one other person and is subject to social distancing rules. It remains the case that you cannot gather with more than one member of another household for example to play sports. You also cannot:
• Go on holiday
• Visit and stay overnight at a holiday home or second home
• Visit the homes of friends and family, unless it’s to help a vulnerable person, for medical reasons, or to take a child to another household with whom parental responsibilities are shared
More stringent enforcement measures for non-compliance with the new rules have also come into effect today.
Fines have been increased, and will now start at £100, which will be lowered to £50 if paid within 14 days. This will double on each further repeat offence up to £3,200.

This is vital to send a clear message to the small minority who break the law, and to safeguard the country’s recovery.

The police will continue to use their common sense, discretion and experience when people are not following the guidelines. As they have throughout, they will engage, explain, encourage and only as a last resort consider enforcement by way of fixed penalty notice.

Communities Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said:

“Spending time outdoors, exercising or just enjoying the countryside is essential for our physical health and wellbeing. The restrictions have impacted everyone, but particularly those without much living space or a garden.
“We want to make life as healthy, bearable and social as possible, whilst controlling the virus and saving lives. That is why we have worked to find safe ways to enable more people to spend more time outdoors.”

Environment Secretary Rt Hon George Eustice MP said:

“We know that spending time outdoors in green spaces and the countryside is important for our physical and mental wellbeing, especially during this challenging period.
“Our updated guidance advises how to do this safely and I urge people to follow it, continuing to maintain social distancing in order to protect yourself and others.”

Culture Secretary Rt Hon Oliver Dowden MP said:

“Sport and exercise has huge benefits for our physical and mental health, which is why we need everyone to stay as active as possible. “Allowing unlimited outdoor exercise will be welcome news to many, but it remains absolutely vital that everyone practices strict social distancing whilst playing sport to keep themselves and others safe.”

National Police Chiefs’ Council Chair Martin Hewitt said:

“The efforts of the public mean police officers have rarely had to enforce the Government regulations so far. I am confident the vast majority will continue to do their bit and follow guidance in this next stage.

“We are all now able to spend much more time outdoors and each of us need to take responsibility for doing that within the social restrictions set out by the Government. Our approach will continue use common sense and discretion, and to engage, explain, encourage and, only as a last resort, enforce.”

To support this change in advice, the government is also publishing guidance on how to do it safely. This includes guidance on accessing green spaces. Safer Public Places during Coronavirus in urban centres and green space guidance, also published today,
sets out how high streets and areas around transport hubs and parks can be managed and operated safely, giving people confidence to return to public spaces.

This also suggests practical measures owners and operators can take to help people socially distance in public places including making more room for pedestrians and making it easier for people to cycle or walk to work.
Measures suggested in the guidance include:
• Introducing new cycle paths or extending existing paths
• Making high-streets streets pedestrianised or introducing one-way traffic
• Separate entry and exit routes in shops
• Changing car parking layouts
• Widening footpaths Temporary barriers or spray markings outside shops to support queueing
• Signs to encourage people to wait to allow others to pass on footpaths

Developed with local councils and town and city managers as well as landowners, commercial landlords and management companies, the guidance also sets out measures for land around commercial buildings, transport hubs and green spaces including parks and cemeteries.

The government is also publishing guidance today (13 May) on outdoor sport and recreation, to increase people’s access to local, outdoor physical activity. The guidance details how the public can carry out more regular and diverse exercise, and how outdoor sports courts and facility providers can consider reopening, in line with the Government’s advice.