Drone view of Crosthwaite



Raise the Roof!

The Village Hall Committee would like to invite all hall users and interested parties to an open meeting on MONDAY 24th FEBRUARY, 7pm in the village hall.

The village hall roof is in urgent need of repair, and the Committee are seeking to appoint a fundraising committee to explore ways in which the necessary funds can be raised, from coffee mornings to grants and beyond!

If you feel you could help in any way, or are just interested in finding out what’s going on, just turn up on the day.


Crosthwaite Show is Back!


After the no-show of 2019 the must-enter event of the year is back!

Crosthwaite Show will be held this year on Saturday 4th July 2020, please make a note in your diaries.

The free schedules containing details of the classes will be available at the latest by Easter. We have moved the date from September to July for a few reasons:

  • so that there are more flowers, fruit and vegetables in your gardens to choose for your entries
  • it is still in school term time so that children can enter and families can attend
  • it avoids a clash with events like the County Show which many people like to enter

For the keen photographers and artists amongst you, you can have advance notice of the classes: the titles are the same for photographs and artwork and they are:

  • A structure
  • A Tree or Trees
  • An Animal or Animals

We are aware that there have been a number of newcomers to our village over the recent 12 months and we want to encourage you to support this event and get involved. The Show will of course be held in the Memorial Hall in Crosthwaite. More information will be publicised about the Show and how you can enter in the weeks and months ahead, but if f there are any queries please don’t hesitate to give me a ring.


Pat Howarth (015395 68652).


The High - LDNPA Decision

The LDNPA Decision Notice on the High planning application may be viewed here and the Planning Officer Report here.


Crosthwaite Pantomime

CROSTHWAITE PANTO PLAYERS present Toad in the Hole at Crosthwaite Village Hall on Friday January 24th and Saturday January 25th.

Tickets are on sale now, Adults £9, Children £4.50. Available from Crosthwaite Exchange 2-4pm Wednesdays, Roger Smith 015395 68671 or Marilyn Shuttleworth 015395 68522.

Toad in the Hole


Registered Charity 1073467
Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting
of the
Landowners of Crosthwaite and Lyth
will be held in
at 7.00pm

Existing Trustees are willing to stand for re-election.
Nominations for Trustee will not be accepted from the floor at the AGM.
Should any landowner from the Parish of Crosthwaite and Lyth wish to stand as an alternative please contact the Charity’s Agent, Mr Julian Lambton, Carter Jonas, 52 Kirkland, Kendal, LA9 5AP (01539 722592).
A completed nomination, including proposer, seconder and résumé should be lodged by Thursday 30th January 2020Minutes of the previous AGM and draft accounts are available for inspection on the website www.crosthwaiteandlyth.co.uk/landowners.php
or at


Christmas Tree Drop in

The Christmas Tree Drop in at St Mary's Church took place between December 13th and 15th and was a great success.

The pictures show some of the lovely trees decorated by Crosthwaite organisations.

There is also a lovely three minute video provided by Jim Bownass.

Christmas Tree Drop In Christmas Tree Drop In
Christmas Tree Drop In Christmas Tree Drop In
Christmas Tree Drop In

Crosthwaite Post Office closure period

The Post Office at the Punch Bowl will be closed from Wednesday 29th January until Monday 17th February 2020 inclusive.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.


New Year Supper

Crosthwaite Locals New Year Supper

The Punch Bowl Inn

Thursday 16th January 2019, 7.00pm

Tickets £12.50 per person

Please phone reception for more information

Tel. 015395 68237


Christmas Fair

The annual Crosthwaite Christmas Fair was held at the Argles memorial hall on the morning of Saturday December 7th

Christmas gifts, specialist stalls, local goods, an Elves Workshop (new this year), carols by the children.

Christmas Fair
Christmas Fair
Christmas Fair
Christmas Fair

Parish Council E-mail

The Parish Council has agreed that the use of electronic communication with Parishioners may be far more effective than current notice boards etc. and has subsequently agreed to establish a database (GDPR compliant) of Parishioner email addresses via which it can communicate with Parishioners. However, the challenge is in obtaining the email addresses of parishioners.

The agreed email address collection process is via an “opt in” system whereby those already enrolled can forward the Parish Council updates to people who we feel would be interested. The recipients can then "opt in" by contacting the Clerk to the PC at the following address requesting that they also wish to receive a Parish Council update.


Crosthwaite Post Offices Opening Times

Punch Bowl Inn, Crosthwaite

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9.30am to 12.30am

Note - closed between 29/1/20 and 17/2/20 inclusive

Hare and Hounds at Bowland Bridge

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1.30pm to 4.00pm



Click HERE for Guidance on Reporting a Fault on the Highway


Parish Room

What's on? Click here.


Memorial Hall

Click here to see what's going on and when it is available.

To book the Argles Memorial Hall Crosthwaite please contact Kath Edwards on (015395) 68879 or email:

pushpin Parish Council

Click HERE to go to the main Parish Council page where you will find meeting agendas, minutes and other documents.

Neighbourhood Plan Update

Click HERE to go to the Neighbourhood Plan page for more information and minutes of the first meeting of the Steering Group on 17 September 2018.

Martin french
Clerk to Crosthwaite & Lyth Parish Council.

Note - the PC meetings are now generally held on the 1st Tuesday in each month.


In order to comply with GDPR legislation, emails will shortly be sent to everybody who has their personal details on this website to ask their consent.

In the meantime, you can access the consent form and the GDPR guidelines from the Parish Council webpage.


Neighbourhood Plan Presentation

You can see Simon Johnson's Neighbourhood Plan presentation to the Annual Parish Meeting on the 21st May 2019 here.


New Website

The presentation given to the Annual Parish Meeting on the 21st May 2019 may be seen here.