The village of Crosthwaite

(Last update - August 29, 2016 )

Welcome to the Parish of
Crosthwaite and Lyth

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Two Valleys Churches
Two Valleys Links
The Exchange
Two Valleys Parish News

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Memorial Hall bookings
Parish Room bookings


The Landowners of
Crosthwaite and Lyth
  The Heversham Award
  Landowners Minutes
1857 to 1910

 

 

AROUND THE PARISH

Damson Country
Walks Around the Lyth
and Winster Valleys

Cameos of Crosthwaite and Lyth
Families of Crosthwaite and Lyth
Picture Gallery

Parish Articles

Events and information.

Village Videos


CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

Aerobics and Yoga
Play Group
Art Club
Bell Ringers
Crosthwaite and Lyth
Bowling Club
Crosthwaite Short Mat
Bowling Club
Local History Society
Crosthwaite Tennis Club
WI logo Women's Institute
 

ORGANISATIONS AND
BUSINESSES

The Parish Council
The Memorial Hall
Local Businesses

 

INITIATIVES

Crosthwaite and Lyth Housing Needs Survey

  First Responders
Parish Plan
Housing Needs Survey
Village of the Year 2009

 

Links to other sites

Artisan-food in Cumbria

Crosthwaite School

Crosthwaite Playgroup

Brigsteer Village Hall

The Winster Valley Homepage

Witherslack Village

The Natland web site

The Westmorland Damson Association

The Lake District National Park Authority

Cumbria Directory

Rural wheels

Village maps courtesy of Colin Day

Oxenholme - Past & Present

 

 

Where are we?

 

The Damson Valley

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.

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News and Events

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Crosthwaite Post Offices Opening Times

Punch Bowl Inn, Crosthwaite

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30am to 12.30am

Hare and Hounds at Bowland Bridge

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2.30pm to 4.30pm

 


Crosthwaite and Lyth Burial Records now available online
Records of over 4500 people dating back to 1570

Crosthwaite and Lyth Graveyards

 

click here


 

Memorial Hall

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To book the Argles Memorial Hall Crosthwaite please contact Kath Edwards on (015395) 68879 or email:

Parish Room

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Popular Pages

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Advance Notices

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if you have any 'advance notices' you would like to include here please
e-mail (John at South Low) 


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Urgent Road Closure

THE COUNTY OF CUMBRIA (C5059 AND U5599 BROOM GARTH END LANE AND GARTH ROW LANE, GRIGGHALL)
(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF THROUGH TRAFFIC) ORDER 2016

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that to enable S3 Utilities to carry out the installation of ducts in the carriageway and verge (“the Works”), the County Council of Cumbria intends to make an Order the effect of which is to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding along the following lengths of road:-

1. C5059, from a point 200m south of its junction with the C5048, extending in a southerly direction for a distance of approx. 390m.

2. U5599 Broom Garth End Lane, from its junction with the C5059, extending in a north easterly direction for its entire length.

3. U5599 Garth Row Lane, from its junction with the C5059, extending in a northerly direction for a distance of approx. 60m.  

Click CLICK HERE for a copy of the notice and...
...CLICK HERE for a map showing the location of the closure.

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Parish Council Communication

 

Crosthwaite and Lyth Parish Council have a vacancy for a parish councillor and invite co-option to the council.  The Parish Council meet the 1st Tuesday of every month except Jan and Aug in The Parish Room, Crosthwaite.  This is a great opportunity to get involved in the affairs of the local community with such matters as planning, promoting local schemes and being involved in local activities and concerns. 

Be a voice for your community of Crosthwaite and Lyth.

Click HERE for a copy of the co-option letter.

 

Crosthwaite and Lyth Parish Council have a small piece of (0.174h) woodland to lease– Scale Hill (Low Fell) £12.50 per year.  Please contact the clerk if you are interested in this lease or need further details.

The Parish Council are very concerned about the closure of the Kentmere Ward (Mental health) in WGH in Kendal, we will be writing to several organisations making awareness of our concerns and helping the campaign in keeping the ward open.

Lastly but not least, The Parish Council has donated £1000.00 to help with the financing of the new Classroom at Crosthwaite and Lyth Primary School, along with £300.00 to The First Responders.

 

Joanne Taylor
Clerk to the Parish Council

Two Valleys Church Services

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Two Valleys Parish News

Click here for the latest TVPN
- or here for previous issues.

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Parish Council

 

Click HERE to go to the main Parish Council page

Click HERE for the most recent Parish Council Meeting Agenda.

Click HERE for the latest draft Parish Council mintutes

And HERE for approved minutes of previous meetings.


Joanne Taylor
Clerk to Crosthwaite & Lyth Parish Council.

Note - the PC meetings are now generally held on the 1st Tuesday in each month.

 

 

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Cartmel Fell and District Local History Society

CLICK HERE FOR -

Programme 2015/16

 

 

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Crosthwaite and Lyth W.I.

 

Click HERE for the 2016 WI programme.

 

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Rural Wheels

Lakes and Lyth Community Wheels started on Wednesday 18th September and will provide a new community transport service for our parish.

Click below for:-

Community Wheels Customer Leaflet

Community Wheels Customer Poster

Community Wheels Newsletter

golakestravel

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.

Community Wheels

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.

 

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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.

Exchange video

Click HERE to view a video that Cumbria Action made at the Exchange.

 

NEAT FEET

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!!

HELPLINE

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.

LYTH VALLEY FIRST RESPONDER GROUP

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

 

 

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