The Child Care Trust

Margaret Barrow & Barbara RichardsonThe speakers at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 20th February were Barbara Richardson and Margaret Barrow who gave a very informative presentation about the ‘Child Care Trust’.

They outlined the aims of the trust and the work involved in it. Run entirely by volunteers, they aim to provide a safe, neutral centre for children and parents of separated families to have fun and take part in activities. 

The Trust started in 1985 in Nottingham with the Kendal centre opening in 1997 and it is held at the Stricklandgate Methodist Church on alternate Saturdays.

Kendal Rugby Club's new home

The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 13th February was Dr Stephen Green, the Chairman of Kendal Rugby Club, who gave an update on the progress of the new Rugby Club currently being built off Shap Road.

It will be completed this summer with the first match to be played there in September at the start of the next season. It promises to be a magnificent community facility with two pitches, one all-weather pitch and the other of traditional grass as well as training areas. 

The club house and viewing area  is substantially bigger than the existing building with better changing facilities and catering areas and will be focal point for many activities.

More Memories of a Village Policeman

Jim WilsonThe speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 6th February was Jim Wilson, a retired local rural police constable, who regaled us with many humorous and sometimes sad stories of his time in the Cumbria force. 

He recalled the days when the local bobby was known to all the people on his area – and they all knew him.