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Easy way to pay for your long stay car parking in Penrith

Easy way to pay for your long stay car parking in Penrith

Booking a long stay parking space for your car when visiting Penrith has just become a whole lot easier thanks to a new online service offered through Eden District Council’s website www.eden.gov.uk/longstayparking This service has been created using the new digital IT platform being rolled out across the Council. This new technology is enabling a range of new customer focussed projects to be designed and deployed to make services more efficient and effective.

Many commuters and visitors use the Council’s off-street car parks in Penrith when visiting Eden for an extended period. The parking charges for a whole day Monday to Saturday are only £4.80 and £1 on Sundays and public holidays. Motorists previously could only secure a long stay parking space by calling the Council during office hours, now the service is available 24/7 online.

Long stay parking for up to 168 consecutive hours for cars, bikes and light goods vehicles is available in Sandgate and Bluebell Lane car parks. The Drovers Lane car park has an unlimited waiting time. For more details visit www.eden.gov.uk/longstayparking or call 01768 817817.

New Penrith Gallery for Eden Valley Artistic Network

New Penrith Gallery for Eden Valley Artistic Network

The renovation of a former antiques shop in Penrith town centre has created an exciting new gallery and studio space for the Eden Valley Artistic Network (EVAN). The new gallery was officially opened on Thursday 9 November 2017.  

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Penrith and Eden Museum launches mistletoe inspired Art Challenge

Penrith and Eden Museum launches mistletoe inspired Art Challenge

Museum Curator, Corinna Leenen, said: “We’re excited to be putting on this Challenge. It will be a fantastic opportunity for people to have their works displayed in our galleries for everyone to see. Jacob Thompson’s ‘Druids’ painting is one of the highlights of our collection, so it will be great to engage more people with it and see how the subject matter can spark their curiosity and imagination.”

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Full steam ahead for Charity Christmas Card sales in Eden!

Full steam ahead for Charity Christmas Card sales in Eden!

It was full steam ahead for Christmas this week at South Tynedale Railway in Alston, as a special Santa stream train delivered charity Christmas cards and gifts to Tourist Information Centre staff in Eden District. The Christmas cards and gifts are on sale at local visitors centres to raise money for Cards for Good Causes (CFGC) supported charities.

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Transport takes centre stage at Eden Tourism Summit

Transport takes centre stage at Eden Tourism Summit

The importance of travel to Eden’s multi million pound tourism economy was debated today (18 October 2017) by a range of national and regional experts at a special Tourism Summit being staged in the historic setting of Askham Hall near Penrith.

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From trains to planes! All aboard for the Eden Tourism Summit 2017

From trains to planes! All aboard for the Eden Tourism Summit 2017

How visitors travel to Eden District in the future is just one of the key themes of the forthcoming Eden Tourism Summit being held at Askham Hall near Penrith on Wednesday 18 October 2017 from 10am-4pm.

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Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge comes to Penrith

Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge comes to Penrith

The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge, raising money for Children in Need, will be coming to Penrith for the first time this year, arriving in the town centre during the live show on Tuesday the 14 of November.

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BBC Antiques Road Trip grapples with Penrith and Eden Museum’s wrestling memorabilia

BBC Antiques Road Trip grapples with Penrith and Eden Museum’s wrestling memorabilia

The popular BBC TV series Antiques Road Trip, made by STV Productions, visited Penrith and Eden Museum this week, to interview Museum Curator Corinna Leenen about William Jameson (1837-1888), Penrith’s famous Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling champion.  

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New Eden Outdoor Pools leaflet is making a Splash!

New Eden Outdoor Pools leaflet is making a Splash!

For the first time, a new joint promotional leaflet has been produced to encourage people to come and enjoy a swim in Eden’s outdoor rural pools.

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New sign signals great welcome at Penrith North Lakes railway station

New sign signals great welcome at Penrith North Lakes railway station

Visitors to Penrith will get an extra special welcome when they arrive by train over the summer as a brand new welcome sign was unveiled at the town’s railway station this week.  A new "Welcome to Penrith" sign was installed at Penrith North Lakes railway station as a result of a joint initiative between Virgin Trains and Eden District Council’s tourism team which will encourage more people to explore what the town has to offer.  

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Lake District becomes a World Heritage Site

Lake District becomes a World Heritage Site

The Lake District was today (9 July 2017) named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site joining iconic locations such as the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef and Grand Canyon as a place of international acclaim.

Three key themes underpinned the bid for World Heritage Site status, recognising the Lake District National Park as a cultural landscape of international significance. These include world ranking examples of identity, the dramatic farmed landscape; inspiration, art, literature and love of the place. This in turn sparked the birth of conservation, people fought and invested to look after this special corner of England.

The bid was submitted by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Historic England as the UK’s only submission in 2016.

Locals and visitors across the Lake District are being invited to celebrate the UK’s latest World Heritage Site this weekend by coming together for a Picnic in the Park! Marking the first weekend as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (15 and 16 July) lovers of the Lake District are encouraged to take a trip to their favourite picnic spot, café, garden, fell or iconic lakeside view in the National Park and share their photos using #WeAreTheLakes, which will appear on the World Heritage website.

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