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Crosthwaite and Lyth
|Housing Needs Survey|
|Village of the Year 2009|
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.
Two Valleys Church Services
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Two Valleys Parish News
Parish Council Minutes
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A Flower Festival at St Anthony’s Cartmel Fell will take place on 2nd, 3rd and 4th May 2015 in the church and will be A Floral Celebration of Childrens’ Literature.
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Parish Council Communication.
Crosthwaite and Lyth Parish Council held their monthly meeting on 5th August where they wish to inform parish members that an organised litter pick will be taking place the 3rd week of September, week of 15th where they are looking for volunteers, along with the important safety message "Please be careful of needles" . Please contact Mary Harkness, Chairman of the PC to register your interest.
The parish council are asking parish members to inform the clerk if they have problems receiving a Vodafone mobile signal within the parish as there is a 3G Vodafone initiative taking place shortly which we can inform them of the problems within our parish.
A sign has been made and due to go up on Crosthwaite village Green as a reminder that there is no parking, the village green is common land and there are no rights to park.
Crosthwaite and Lyth PC would like to announce the beginning of a Parish Council Newsletter.
Please subscribe to this by contacting the Clerk on e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wednesday 24th September, all proceeds from our cafe, a wonderful selection of cakes and coffee or tea will go to Macmillan Cancer Care
Crosthwaite and Lyth W.I.
OPEN MEETINGS on Wednesday 15th October at 8pm
at Crosthwaite Memorial Hall.
Speaker – Paul Flint “Arthur Ransome – Imagination & Reality in the Lake District”
Admission £2.50, including light refreshments.
Click HERE for the 2014 WI programme.
Cartmel Fell and District Local History
Lakes and Lyth Community Wheels started on Wednesday 18th September and will provide a new community transport service for our parish.
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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.
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.
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.
Click HERE to view a video that Cumbria Action made at the Exchange.
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!!
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.
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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