ITV Border reporter Samantha Parker reviews 'Old Herbaceous', now showing at Theatre By The Lake in Keswick.
Samantha Parker reviews The Railway Children, which is running until January 19th, at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick.
A ceremony has taken place in Keswick to mark the completion of a £6 million pound flood defences.
– Patric Gilchrist, Executive Director, Theatre by the Lake
“The development of the new restaurant and cafe is of vital importance to Theatre by the Lake.
“A great deal has been achieved over the years but we cannot afford to rest on our laurels.
"This proposed development has the potential to create a more secure future for this very important regional theatre.
“We are delighted that the Arts Council has backed the plan to the tune of £400,000 and the fact that they have done so speaks volumes.
"If everything goes according to plan, the new building would open in the summer of 2014.”
A theatre in Keswick has announced plans for a £700,000 redevelopment.
Proposed plans for the Theatre by the Lake centre include a new restaurant and cafe building.
The Arts Council England awarded £400,000 to the creation of the development, which will be erected near to the current site.
A new home is being sought for a rather large theatre prop.
A life size replica of a locomotive is being given away by the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick at the end of a successful run of The Railway Children.
The Theatre is hoping train enthusiasts or a museum might want to take it off their hands.
However, as Hannah McNulty reports, the new owner will need a fair bit of space.
You can watch her full report below.
A new home is being sought for a life-size replica of a locomotive. The train, known 'as 'Gordon' has been used in a production of The Railway Children at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick. The play ends on Saturday and the Theatre have no place to store the replica.
Measuring 13 feet high, 12 feet long and 8 feet wide, any new owner must have plenty of space.
A spokesperson for the Theatre said: "We have come to love Gordon and it would be a disaster if he found his way into a skip. So we are willing to donate him to anyone who would like him.
His ideal home would be in a museum or at a railway preservation society. But he needs to be under cover - he's made of wood rather than iron."
Work has begun on a major renovation of Keswick Hospital.
It's part of a drive by NHS Cumbria to bring standards in community hospitals to new national levels.
The development will increase the range of services and cut down the number of patients having to travel long distances for simple procedures.
Ryan Dollard has the full report:
Work has begun on a £1.25 million pound refurbishment of Keswick Hospital.
The project will increase the range and quality of services it's able to offer and save many patients travelling to Carlisle for treatment and operations.
The building work is expected to be completed by late spring with minimal disruption to existing services in the meantime.
NHS Cumbria believe that this will greatly increase the quality of healthcare available locally to people in the Keswick area:
Helen Boit is the Integrated Matron for Keswick, Cockermouth and Maryport.
"Work has already begun and will take about six months to complete.
"The hospital will be open as usual during this time as work has been staged through the hospital has been planned carefully to ensure that current services can still operate with we hope as minimal disruption as possible."
– Helen Boit, Integrated Matron, Keswick, Cockermouth and Maryport
"Once complete we will have in Keswick a 'state of the art ' facility for both patients staying on the wards and for those patients and service users visiting in an outpatient capacity.
"The refurbishment will include a complete renovation of the inpatient ward area with much more comfortable living facilities including a dining room, living room and en-suite facilities in all rooms.
"The day hospital facility will be also updated for patients which provide people with prescribed education programmes and monitoring to keep them well and independent at home.
£1.25 million of work has begun to renovate Keswick's Community Hospital.
The Mary Hewetson Community Hospital in the town received money from NHS Cumbria, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Keswick Hospital’s League of Friends.
NHS Cumbria says that major building work has been planned to ensure that current services can still operate with as minimal disruption as possible.
When it's completed in six months' time, it's hoped the hospital will have an improved service for minor injuries and the management of in-patients.
– Dr Maurice Hamilton, Chairman, Keswick Hospital’s League of Friends
The Friends will stay closely involved with the progress of the project which they feel will be of great benefit to patients, staff and the whole community of Keswick and District. The project will not constitute a ‘new build’ but will involve relocation and improvement of the facilities within the existing building structure.
It is proposed to provide almost all in-patient care in single rooms with toilet and shower en-suite. This has been shown to significantly reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired infection.
– Helen Boit, Integrated Matron, Keswick, Cockermouth and Maryport
We are very excited about the plans for the refurbishment of the hospital. Once complete we will have in Keswick a ‘state of the art ’ facility for both patients staying on the wards and for those patients and service users visiting in an outpatient capacity.
The refurbishment will include a complete renovation of the inpatient ward area with much more comfortable living facilities including a dining room, living room and en-suite facilities in all rooms. It also include renovation of the minor injuries X ray, minor surgery and outpatients department.
The work at Keswick’s hospital is part of the final phase of a three year, £7.6 million investment in Cumbria’s community hospitals, health centres and clinics.
The NHS Cumbria project is aimed at bringing all community hospitals up to CQC standards.
Work has started on a £1.25 million renovation and upgrade of the Mary Hewetson Community Hospital in Keswick.
The hospital has not closed while the refurbishment works take place.
The project has received funding from NHS Cumbria, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Keswick Hospital's League of Friends.
The work is expected to take six months to complete.
– Dr Maurice Hamilton , Chair of the hospital's League of Friends
"The project will not constitute a 'new build' but will involve relocation and improvement of the facilities within the existing building structure.
"The implementation of the proposed plans will increase the quality of care provided within all of the hospital, however the departments where most benefit will occur are minor injuries and the management of in-patients."