(Last update - April 26, 2017 )
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AROUND THE PARISH
|Aerobics and Yoga|
|Crosthwaite and Lyth
|Crosthwaite Short Mat
|Local History Society|
|Crosthwaite Tennis Club|
|The Parish Council|
|The Memorial Hall|
|Housing Needs Survey|
|Village of the Year 2009|
The Parish of Crosthwaite and Lyth lies 5 miles west of Kendal, 5 miles north of Grange-over-Sands and 3 miles south of Bowness-on-Windermere. The M6 motorway is 5 miles from the parish. Manchester Airport is 82 miles to the south.
Crosthwaite derives its name from the old Scandinavian word, "thwaite", meaning a clearing in a forest or a piece of land, which has been enclosed. This was blended with "Cross", which may reflect the earlier Christian connections with the Irish or Angle missionaries of the sixth or seventh century. The Norsemen also gave the Lyth Valley its name; "hlith" means sloping hillside.
SUPERFAST FIBRE OPTIC BROADBAND!
IN A VILLAGE NEAR YOU?
Have you checked if you have access to Ultrafast Broadband?
Roll out of fibre broadband is now in full swing across Cumbria and has arrived in Crosthwaite, Grigghall and surrounding the area.
The Connecting Cumbria project to build a fibre network around the county is ahead of schedule. The multi-million pound project will run until 2018 and more than 128,000 business and home premises can now benefit from the superfast technology since the first connections were made in October 2013. Including commercial rollout, over 90% of premises in Cumbria now have access to fibre broadband. Nearly 500 homes and businesses around Crosthwaite can upgrade to Ultrafast broadband (up to 300mbs), with more to come in 2017.
How to benefit from Broadband
Using the internet delivers great benefits to everyone; getting better deals, saving money, gaining new skills and qualifications, finding a better job, more support at home, keeping in touch with family and friends as well as access to new services and support from GP’s, the NHS, local and national government.
For business, superfast delivers access to new technology and solutions that can help a business reduce costs, deliver better service and help to differentiate your business as well as offering new revenues and opportunities. For hotels, B&B’s and holiday lets there are new services that your customers now expect.
A Digital Inclusion workshop for Crosthwaite and Lyth local communities has been arranged for Tuesday 25th April 2017 at the Argles Memorial Hall in Crosthwaite, starting at 7.00pm, where you can find out what’s happening.
Find out more at http://www.connectingcumbria.org.uk or watch out for posters and cards with details of the workshop
What's on? click here.
If you have any comments, corrections, amendments or additions to this web site or
if you have any 'advance notices' you would like to include here please
e-mail (John at South Low)
To read the column for Kent and Leven CLICK HERE
Parish Council Communication
Our Annual Parish Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 16th May in The Memorial Hall. More information to follow next month.
Two Valleys Church Services
Click HERE for this month's Church Services.
Two Valleys Parish News
Click HERE to go to the main Parish Council page
Click HERE for the most recent Parish Council Meeting Agenda.
Click HERE for the draft latest Parish Council mintutes
And HERE for approved Parish Council minutes.
Click HERE for the BDO Audit
Note - the PC meetings are now generally held on the 1st Tuesday in each month.
Cartmel Fell and District Local History Society
Last lecture of the season
On 10th April Dr Jean Turnbull is going to speak on:
Railway workers and their families in Cumbria in early C20th.
Monday 8th May - Visit NT Dalton Castle 1.30pm (free for NT. members).
Wednesday 14th June - NT Townend 2.00pm (free for NT members).
Helsington Community Land Trust
Affordable homes in Helsington/Brigsteer and neighbouring parishes
Click here for more information.
Click here for a "register of interest" form.
Crosthwaite and Lyth W.I.
Click HERE for the 2017 WI programme.
Possible Road Closure
THE COUNTY OF CUMBRIA (C5059 AND U5599 BROOM GARTH END LANE AND GARTH ROW LANE, GRIGGHALL)
Lakes and Lyth Community Wheels started on Wednesday 18th September and will provide a new community transport service for our parish.
Click below for:-
Transforming travel in the Lake District National Park
The Go Lakes Travel programme is a £6.9million initiative, funded by the Department of Transport, and being delivered in partnership by Cumbria County Council, the Lake District National Park Authority and Cumbria Tourism.
Click HERE to visit their web page where you can download and/or subscribe to their e-newsletter and other information on this initiative.
Every Wednesday morning a 13 seater mini-bus is running a service from Crosthwaite to Kendal, leaving the Memorial hall at 10 oclock.
The service starts in Kendal travels through Bowness, Winster, Crosthwaite, Underbarrow, and Brigsteer, arriving in Kendal about 10.45. The return journey is about two hours later, giving you plenty of time to do your shopping, or any businees you may need to do in Kendal.
The service is run by Cumbria County Council, using volunteer drivers from the local area. To use the bus you must register to make a trip. This can be arranged via the library in Kendal, or by giving John Holmes a call on 015395 68599.
Please try and use this service, it's here to stay as long as we have enough passengers to make it viable. Everyone using it now speaks about the "Great Crack" and companionship that has built up since the service started.
For more information call John Holmes, phone as above. To speak direct to the operators in Carlisle ring 0845 6023786 .
Wanted – Volunteer Drivers
Volunteers are required to support the 541 service which operates a return trip to Kendal, once a week for the villages of Crook, Winster, Bowness, Underbarrow, Crosthwaite and Brigsteer.
Local People are being sought to drive a 16 seat, fully accessible “Community Wheels” minibus as provided by Cumbria County Council. Volunteers will need to possess a full UK driving licence and be under 76 years of age.
Volunteers will be provided with CRB checks and training to a MiDAS standard (Minibus Driver Awareness scheme) and volunteer mileage expenses will be covered at a cost of 45p per mile.
We are seeking to recruit a number of drivers to enable us to develop a flexible approach with the commitment from volunteers. This is a great opportunity to support your local community in the picturesque Lyth Valley.
Anybody interested in becoming a volunteer driver or wanting further details regarding what’s involved please contact: (Caroline Watson, Community Transport Officer, on 01228 226721)
Click HERE for the CCC discussion on the Service 541.
Cumbria Community Messaging
Cumbria Community Messaging (CCM) is managed by the Cumbria Neighbourhood Watch Association (CNWA). It offers People and Communities across Cumbria the means to receive information from Agencies in the County tailored to their particular preferences for content, priority and means of communication. It is a web based system and registration is quick, simple and completely free. There are no contracts, costs or obligations of any kind.
Cumbria messaging service is a two way communication system designed to put you in touch with the people and services in Cumbria.
Click on https://www.cumbriacommunitymessaging.co.uk/ and sign up.
Click HERE to view a video that Cumbria Action made at the Exchange.
Contact Liz on 01539 535 594 or email
Action with Communities in Cumbria (ACT)
Click HERE to see what Action with Communities in Cumbria (ACT) (formerley Voluntary Action Cumbria (VAC)) think about our Exchange in their publication - "The Exchange at Crosthwaite - A Guide to Establishing an Exchange in your area.
Pictures and up to date information on the Exchange can be found at http://www.cumbriaaction.org.uk/resources/toolkits; you will see that Exchanges are County wide now!!
There is a need for more volunteers to place their names on the HELPLINE; they are needed to help people attend Doctor, Hospital, Dentist appointments etc. If you are interested contact Geraldine Wilson on 68836.
The Lyth Valley First Responders Group is now very much in being. 34 people from the 5 villages involved (Brigsteer, Crook, Crosthwaite, Underbarrow & Witherslack) are now in training supervised by the North West Ambulance Service and the intention is to become operational during May this year.
We still need further volunteers to be trained as Responders and to help with fund raising.
Please contact the Secretary: John Holmes. 015395 68599, 07876 560053 or
If you have any comments, amendments or additions to this web site please
e-mail (John at South Low)
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