The village of Crosthwaite

(Last update - June 21, 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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referendum

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Click HERE for your copy of South Lakes Library Consultation Booklet

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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

 

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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) 

 

 

Parish Council Communication

 

On the 7th June Crosthwaite and Lyth Parish Council held their Annual Parish Meeting, we wish to thank all the residents who came to listen to our local organisations update us on their yearly activity and thank all those who contributed to our meeting.

Crosthwaite and Lyth Recreational Field Trust

The First Responders

The Snooker Club

Crosthwaite and Lyth Cof E Primary School


The Exchange

Womens Institute

The Memorial Hall

St Marys Church

Landowners of Crosthwaite and Lyth

Cllr John Holmes

Cllr John Holmes

Jim Bownass on behalf of David Stott

Cllr John Holmes on behalf of Matthew Jessop

Geraldine Wilson

Penny Blair

Jim Bownass

Rev’d Michael Woodcock

Martin Casson

 

Reports if available can be viewed on the website

A thank you also to our Guest Speaker – Mr Peter Windsor – who talked about our local men who served in the 1st World War.

Thank you to Peter for this informative talk and slides on our locals who served in the first world war, some who died in battle and those who returned home to build their lives again within the Parish. There was plenty of interest and questions at the end of the talk, and I know that I found it fascinating.

Mr Windsor spoke about how hard it was to find information on the men that returned home after the war so if any residents have any information then I am sure Mr Windsor would be very interested to hear it to enable him to piece together our local history.

The Chair thanked Peter for his scholarship, dedication and generosity in coming to share his First World War knowledge and research with residents and the informative slides and photos that accompanied his talk.

Click HERE for the Parish Council Annual Report.

 

Joanne Taylor
Clerk to the Parish Council

Two Valleys Church Services

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Two Valleys Parish News

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Parish Council Minutes

 

Click here for the Draft Minutes of the Annual General Council meeting.

Click here for the Draft Minutes of the last Parish Council meeting.

Click here for minutes from previous meetings.

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Click here to view the BDO Audit Notice of Appointment

Click here to go to the main Parish Council page.

Joanne Taylor
Clerk to Crosthwaite & Lyth Parish Council.

 

 

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Cartmel Fell and District Local History Society

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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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