RHEGED CENTRE, THE WESTMORLAND FAMILY

The People Who Make a Rheged Christmas

From Christmas tree growers, cinema projectionists, bakers to panto villains, we meet those who work year-round to make Christmas at our Rheged Centre extra special. The Christmas Tree Grower Grant Rowley from The Rowley Estates Rowley’s Christmas Trees are grown on the Rowley Family Estate in nearby Glassonby on a sustainable plantation. Every year, they […]

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THE WESTMORLAND FAMILY

The Fight Against Plastic – Marlish Spring Water

As a business, we’re always looking for new ways to reduce single use plastics. As a motorway services operator, we have a responsibility to think innovatively about our place in the fight against plastic, to shift consumer behaviour to a more sustainable approach. We’ve recently removed plastic bags in favour of paper bags in our […]

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GLOUCESTER SERVICES

The next generation of Makers – Introducing Matt’s Shed

It’s widely acknowledged that engaging with the arts and crafts boosts mental wellbeing. Recent research published by University College London’s MARCH mental health network – formed in 2018, with members including the Crafts Council and the Museums Association – shows that ‘engaging with the visual arts can reduce reported anxiety and stress hormones such as […]

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THE WESTMORLAND FAMILY

Our Volunteering day with the West Cumbria Rivers Trust

The record-breaking rainfall associated with Storm Desmond in December 2015 had a devastating impact on families and businesses, across tight knit rural communities and larger towns and cities alike. The River Greta in Keswick, Cumbria, suffered severe flooding, with several key bridges washed away and businesses and homes inundated. One of the main tributaries to […]

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