Archive for November, 2010

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

SLACC Towards Transition Festive Ceilidh
Sat 18th December, castle St Centre, 7:30pm. £5.

This year we are organising a ceilidh again! Our last ceilidh was two years ago and was a great success – lets help make this one even better!

Tickets are £5 – please book in advance by ringing 01539 740694 or email sonnykhan[AT] There will be a licensed bar and cakes. Music provided by Kendal’s Macaroon Ceilidh Band. See you there!

All money raised help continue the work SLACC does.

Should Cumbria Become a Nuclear Dumping Ground?

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Should Cumbria Become a Nuclear Dumping Ground?
Friends Meeting House (Quaker Tapestry), Kendal,
Thurs 2nd Dec, 7:15pm

Cumbria is currently on the cards for a deep nuclear waste dump, despite previous government research showing that the techniques for predicting how leaky such a dump would be are hugely unreliable and inaccurate. Even if these problems were sorted out, the geology in Cumbria mean that it would be practically the last place you would want such a dump. As well as the deep dump: planning applications for nuke landfill in Cumbria are already in the pipeline. Recent changes to the rules mean that Cumbria may end up being lumbered with RadWaste from the clearance of old reactor sites all over the country.

Dr Rachel Western (nuclear consultant for Greenpeace) and Rory Walker (Stop Nuclear) will outline the reality behind the proposals and the case for why Cumbria is totally unsuitable for nuclear waste disposal.

This is a chance to get up to date on the issue, find out exactly what is planned for Cumbria and what you can do about it.

Refreshments will be available.