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Crosthwaite Community News report - 27th September 2018



At the recent meeting of the Argles Memorial Hall Committee, it was decided to go ahead with the installation of a new boiler, as the current one has become unreliable and uneconomic. No date for the work is in place yet, but Hall users will be informed in good time if they will be affected.

Another area of concern is the storeroom which is also the boiler room. Over time this room has become cluttered. It was decided to have a ˜boon day", on Saturday 27th October, at 9.30am. Any individual or organisation currently storing equipment in the store room are invited to come and claim or mark it (if it is to continue to be stored in the Hall) so that the storage can be better organised. Some of the equipment has been there for a long time and appears to be broken or disused. Any items unclaimed will be disposed of. All Representatives of groups which this may affect have been informed, however there may be others who are unaware. If it is more convenient, Hall users may mark items they wish to remain in the store with a sticker with their name, organisation and date at any time before the Boon Day.

The Committee are also considering having WiFi installed in the Hall, and would appreciate any comments on this. There would be a small cost implication, however there would also be benefits in the form of greater amenity for the community, accessible WiFi for those who do not have it at home, and a greater range of activities possible for regular and general users. Comments please to .

In a similar vein, the Committee are keen to see some regular community social events such as sports nights, quizzes, dances, etc happening in the Hall. The purpose of these would be as community events rather than fundraisers, so costs would be kept low. If anyone has any ideas or would like to organise an event please contact Jim Bownass, myself, (email as above)or any committee member.

Crosthwaite and Lyth WI had a very informative presentation from Simon 'Hare of Red Squirrels Northern. Simon described the conservation and monitoring work carried out by his organisation. The continuing success of this valuable work depends largely on "people power". The public are encouraged to report sightings of both red and grey squirrels, so that the data gathered is as accurately possible. Further details available from .

A ceilidh in aid of organ restoration at St. Anthony's Church, Cartmel Fell is to be held at Argles Memorial Hall, Crosthwaite on Saturday 29th September at 7pm. Details from Vanda Lambton 015395 31311.

Lyth Valley Farmers Discussion Group hold their first meeting of the new season on Monday 1st October at The Gilpin Inn, at 7.30pm. This is an open meeting and all are welcome. The speaker is Mrs Christine Knipe, who will be talking about her involvement in the staging of The Westmorland County Show.