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Crosthwaite Community News report February 21st 2019

At the recent meeting of Crosthwaite and Lyth Parish Council, Councillor Smith gave a detailed analysis of the results of his consultation on the plans for a walkway through the village.

It was proposed that Councillor Smith moves the project forward by setting up a meeting to discuss the possibilities with the Highways Authority. In the open forum of the meeting there was a lengthy discussion regarding extending the 20mph speed limit around the school, and for some form of traffic calming through the village. It was felt that this could be done in conjunction with the walkway and would answer some of the concerns residents have regarding a constricted and busy part of the village.

Crosthwaite and Lyth Parish website ( contains a wealth of information and local historical data, up to date minutes of meetings of local organisations, local events and church notices. It also offers personal (non-business) web pages. The website is currently undergoing a re-vamp, and outdated material is being removed. It is hoped to develop a mobile friendly version in the near future.

Crosthwaite Primary School are hosting a number of Chinese staff and students in the spring of 2019 as part of One World Education UK. Mr Jessop is keen to hear from host families willing to offer a room, bed, breakfast and evening meal. Host families are paid £25 per night per pupil, and host families do not need to have children in the school. For more information contact the school on 015395 68471, email

This year’s Damson Day will be held on Saturday April 13th at Low Farm, Lyth Valley. There will be live music, Damson Blossom walks, hot food, real ale, dog agility displays, Morris dancers and a host of other stalls and attractions.