Happy New Year

To all at Stud Farm Park, here’s hoping that the New Year brings you everything you wish for.

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The Red Door at Halton

A nice place to enjoy lunch is the Red Door Cafe & Bistro in Halton. We visited on 22nd November and were very pleased with its cosy atmosphere and excellent lunchtime food. For evenings, the bistro is not licensed, but you can take your own wine, and they will only charge “corkage”.  Car parking and dog-friendly too!

Red Door on Trip Advisor

Church Brow, Halton, Lancaster LA2 6LS

07894 630 984

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October RPI 2018

The October twelve-month RPI has been published. It is 3.3 %, so that will be the index basis for any Pitch Fee increase.

More information & links here: Pitch Fee Reviews.

Below is a graph of the historical RPI, courtesy of the Office for National Statistics.

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Glass TV Stand looking for a new owner

June has a glass TV stand which is going to a charity shop if no-one among our neighbours here on Stud Farm can think of a relation, colleague, or friend who might be able to make use of it:

Contact June on 07506 745 024.

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Nectar Points Double Up at Sainsbury’s

If you collect Nectar points, you should know that Sainsbury’s are running their “double-up” voucher scheme again this year – it is “on” now:

  1. Customers will need a minimum of 1,000 points to take part in Double Up.
  2. Customers may exchange their saved Nectar points for a Nectar Double Up voucher at participating stores during the promotional period up to a maximum of 20,000 Nectar points across any included category (that’s equivalent to exchanging Nectar points worth £200 for a Double Up voucher).
  3. Double Up vouchers ordered online will be issued via post between 29 October and 4 November 2018. Double Up vouchers will be issued in store between 5 and 18 November 2018, subject to store opening hours. Double Up vouchers may only be redeemed between 12 and 18 November 2018 subject to store opening hours. After this date Nectar Double Up vouchers will expire and have no value.  Expired Nectar Double Up vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash or Nectar points.

As usual, the arrangements are complicated, resulting in (yesterday!) one – only slightly – frazzled customer service lady in the Morecambe store who seemed to be dividing her time between selling fireworks and explaining the voucher scheme to puzzled shoppers.

But, if you collect the points, and would normally buy non-food items in that store, then it is effectively “free money”….!


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Safe Trader – Painter/Decorator Sam Knowles

Having just had our house painted inside, we can recommend Sam Knowles for your painting and decorating needs. Sam and his dad John are really great hard-working people – and they keep you informed from the start of the job to the end.

Their work is top notch:

  • all areas properly sheeted and prepared
  • 2 coats emulsion
  • woodwork sanded, undercoat & topcoats
  • edges precisely finished
  • door handles etc removed & reinstated

TELEPHONE 01524 401788
MOBILE 07827 870292
EMAIL samknowles87@live.co.uk
WEBSITE http://www.painterdecoratorlancaster.com


The family run business is part of the Safe Trader scheme with Lancashire County Council.

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Refuse Collection

Your old bin collection calendar has run out! So don’t forget to go get a new one from the City Council. The link is here:

Refuse and Recycling Calendar 2018/2019


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Some animals appreciate the finer things in life. Like garden sculpture…..

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Plumbing & Roofing


For a fast and efficient service. Local family run business, established over 20 years.

Emergency 24 hour call out No:

07880 730 432

Office No:

01524 847 677

D.L. Hodgson.
19, Barnacre Close, Scotforth, Lancaster

“Some time ago, Darren helped us when our kitchen sprang a massive leak – even though it was late on a Sunday, the response was quick and efficient – great job! Just recently, he fixed our noisy bathroom plumbing – he knew straight away from our description what was wrong, came the same day and quickly fixed it. Again, thanks! ”
Ann, 39 Stud Farm.

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Winter Skies

I often reflect on how lucky we are to live here. The winter weather is producing some amazing skies at the moment. Like this one from a couple of days ago (photographed from  the entrance to our Park):

Heysham Sunset

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