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Tuesday 25th February sees the return of Lowick Film Club after its winter break. The first film of 2020 is the biopic JUDY, starirng Renee Zellweger who won an Oscar for her performance in the role of the famous jazz singer Judy Garland. The film starts at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.


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Paul Smith, an ex Royal Navy engineer, on BBC News recently explaining how  combat stress affected him after he was sent to the Falklands in the task force in 1983.

Now, Phillip Hanson is to undertake a charity walk in Lowick in support of the charity that helps victims in need.
Here he outlines the cause and his appeal.
Please sponsor me for Combat Stress’ March in March. I intend to walk 10 miles(+) during one day in March round the rights-of-way of the Parish of Lowick in order to raise funds for Combat Stress.
This is because:
  • Combat Stress, a leading mental health charity for military veterans says it will not be able to take any new cases in England and Wales, because of a funding crisis.
  • They say that its income has fallen from £16m to £10m in the current financial year, partly due to cuts in NHS funding support.
  • The charity had been receiving around 2,000 referrals for treatment a year.
  • The NHS said new specialist services for ex-soldiers have helped more than 10,000 people to date.
The full story at <>. You can see the interview from which the photo at the head of this comes from
To sponsor Phillip directly follow this link to his JustGiving webpage
A sponsorship sheet is also to placed in the Village Store.


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The Parish Council has co-opted Suzie Neilson as its new member. Suzie lives at Moorhouse, just outside the village, and is looking forward to her new role.  Her contact details will be posted on the PC website in due course.


Meanwhile, a further vacancy on the Council has become available following the resignation of Rebecca Maitland. Anyone wishing to become a councillor should get in touch with Ann Gold or John Huddart .

The criteria for becoming a councillor are repeated below:

In order to be eligible for co-option as a Lowick Parish Councillor you must be a British subject, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union; and on the ‘relevant date’ (i.e. the day on which you are nominated or if there is a poll the day of the election) 18 years of age or over; and additionally able to meet one of the following qualifications set out below.
a) Be registered as a local government elector for the parish; or
b) During the whole of the twelve months preceding the date of co-option, occupied as owner or tenant, land or other premises in the parish; or
c) Your principal or only place of work during those twelve months has been in the parish; or
d) You have during the whole of twelve months resided in the parish or within 3 miles of it
Please note that under Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972 a person is disqualified from being elected as a Local Councillor or being a member of a Local Council if he/she:
a) Holds any paid office or employment of the local council (other than the office of Chairman) or of a joint committee on which the Council is represented; or
b) Is a person who has been adjudged bankrupt or has made a composition or arrangement with his/her creditors (but see below); or
c) Has within five years before the day of election, or since his/her election, been convicted in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man of any offence and has been sentenced to imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for not less than three months without the option of a fine; or
d) Is otherwise disqualified under Part III of the representation of the People Act 1983 for corrupt or illegal practices.
This disqualification for bankruptcy ceases in the following circumstances:
i. If the bankruptcy is annulled on the grounds that either the person ought not to have been adjudged bankrupt or that his/her debts have been fully discharged;
ii. If the person is discharged with a certificate that the bankruptcy was caused by misfortune without misconduct on his/her part;
iii. If the person is discharged without such a certificate.
In i and ii above, the disqualification ceases on the date of the annulment and discharge respectively. In iii, it ceases on the expiry of five years from the date of discharge.


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Here are the newsletters for our first school, for February.

Newsletter 7.02.20


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CPR – courtesy of Medscape

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions often with artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest. Wikipedia

Lowick Live will be publishing a longer article about this, and the use of emergency defibrillators shortly.

It is accepted that the best way to keep a patient alive after what appears to be a heart attack is CPR, and a call to 999

There will be a CPR training event on 13th February 6 -7.30 pm at Lowick Village Hall. If you don’t know how to administer CPR, please attend.


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Events in Bowsden and Fenwick, our neighbours and friends, are covered in NEWSLETTERS edited by Harry Wilson & Colin Wakeling. Lowick.Live posts these on its pages as they are published as PDFs for you to open and read – in case you do not receive a copy yourself.

Bowsden Bugle February 2020 v2