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Crosthwaite Community News report January 4th 2019


Councillor Roger Smith is holding a 'drop in' session at Argles Memorial Hall 2pm - 9.30pm on Wednesday January 16th. This session will take place alongside the usual Crosthwaite Exchange, and Councillor Smith will be available in the Hall up until the end if the Crosthwaite and Lyth WI meeting, also taking place in the Hall in the evening of January 16th. Plans for a proposed footpath through the village from The Punch Bowl to Starnthwaite crossroads will be on display, and residents are invited to inspect and discuss these, and express their views on the proposal. The Parish Council will use this consultation to inform their decision on whether the to progress the plan. It is hoped that as many residents as possible can attend the session and express their views, so that the decision reached by the Parish council truly reflects the wishes of residents. Plans are available to individuals from

It's almost the last chance to buy tickets for the Crosthwaite Panto, 7pm in Friday 25th and Saturday 26th January in the Village Hall. Dracula and the (almost) 7 dwarfs will be there to entertain and amuse you with their hilarious antics, plus all the fun of a traditional Panto. Tickets are £9 for adults, £4.50 for children, available from Jim Bownass on 015395 68203 and Marilyn Shuttleworth on 015395 68523.

Messy Church returns on Saturday January 19th, 10am - 12.30pm, held in Crosthwaite School. This popular family event combines craft, fun, fellowship, story time, worship and a chance to enjoy a hot meal together afterwards. There is no charge, although donations to cover costs are welcome. As these sessions are proving very popular, it is helpful if the organisers have an idea of numbers. Offers of help with catering, craft or supervision are also welcome. Please contact Lindsay Dobson on or 07729056247 if you are planning to attend, or would like to find out more or offer help.

Crosthwaite and Lyth WI hold their first meeting of the year at 7.30pm on Wednesday January 16th. The speaker will be Penelope Aubrey, who will be talking about her experience of living in New Zealand, and exploring some Maori Myths and Legends she encountered on her travels. New members are welcome to attend.

Cartmel Fell and District Local History Society meets at 7.30pm on every 2nd Monday of the month (September - April) in the Parish Rooms Cartmel Fell, all welcome. The Society's AGM takes place on January 14th.

Crosthwaite residents are pleased to offer their congratulations to neighbour and Councillor John Holmes, who was awarded an MBE for services to the community in the Queen's New Years Honours List.