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Lindal and Marton Residents' Association

Objectives

The overall objectives of the Lindal and Marton Residents' Association are to promote the welfare and safety of residents, and to maintain and improve the facilities and environment for the residents of Lindal, Marton and district. Membership is open to all residents of Lindal and Marton, including Whinfield, Carkettle, Lowfield Bridge, Ewedale, Standish Cote, Primrose Cottage, Tytup Farm, Melton Cottages, and Lindal Cote. An elected committee represents the interests of members. No subscription is payable.

Routinely, the Association pursues issues of concern brought to its attention by residents; typically road safety matters, car parking problems, litter, and overhanging hedges. The Association liaises with the Parish Council, Lindal and Marton Primary School, and other community groups on matters of local importance.

Strategically, the Association aims to provide new and improved facilities within the district. Proposed improvements are prioritised and some of these formalised as individual projects, see below. Other proposed projects include the creation of a skateboard park, a footpath connecting Marton to Lindal, production of an annual village calendar, identification and preservation of local heritage sites, creation of a welcome pack for new residents, a talent show, and new outdoor seating at various locations.

Projects

Iron Ore Bogie recovered from Daylight HoleReplacement of Playground Equipment

In co-operation with the Parks Department of Barrow in Furness Borough Council, the Residents' Association provided a new and enlarged play area for children at Lindal Playfield. This was the first major project to be completed by the Resident's Association. The new playground was opened in April 2004.  Read more >>

Environmental Improvements to The Green

In conjunction with the Parish Council to follow through a landscape reappraisal of The Green at Lindal. The original ambitious proposal resulted in considerable controversy within the villages, and was replaced with a basic refurbishment scheme. As a result, the railings and gates were replaced in 2007, and some additional seating was provided in front of the Buccleuch Hall.  Read more >>

Recovery of Iron Ore Bogie from Daylight Hole

To secure some appropriate public acknowledgement of the iron-mining history of the district. To this end an original iron ore bogie was recovered from one of the long-abandoned mine workings. It was hoped that the ore bogie could be preserved, and it would then find a place in the landscape improvements to The Green. However, this was not to be, and the future of the ore bogie is unresolved.  Read more >>

Photograph of Iron Ore Bogie supplied by Residents' Association.

Contact

Sharon Thompson
Secretary Lindal and Marton Residents' Association
4 The Green
Lindal-in-Furness
Ulverston
Cumbria
LA12 0LX

Tel: 01229 466117

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