Drone view of Crosthwaite


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Please consider supporting Christian Aid this month through our dedicated Two Valleys giving page. Your support will help transform lives. Helping communities to access a reliable water source is key in enabling them to withstand even the most unpredictable weather, whether long drought or relentless rainstorms.

The climate crisis is leaving people hungry, homeless and heartbroken. Rose needs every last drop to survive, "I often feel hungry", Rose says. "Because of climate change, I worry a lot about food. I pray to God that the rainfall will become normal like it used to be."

Rose is doing all she can to battle against the climate crisis. With a reliable source of water, people like Rose would be free from long, painful journeys. They would be able to grow fresh vegetables to eat. And they would be able to protect themselves from the dangers of coronavirus.

With every gift, every prayer, every action, we stop this climate crisis.

Why not share this page with your family and friends so they can share our e-envelope with others?

You can donate by clicking here.

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Spring is upon us and we would like to invite you to get out there and take photos of the many beautiful and interesting things in our Parish. Winning images will be used in Neighbourhood Plan consultation documents and the final published Plan.

There are two competition categories; Special Places (your favourite views/ landscapes/buildings/structures) and Flora and Fauna (plants, trees and creatures, wild or otherwise - what plan would be complete without a photo of some cute lambs?!). Adults, young people and primary-aged children attending Crosthwaite Primary School can enter.

The best images from each category will be included in the Neighbourhood Plan, and winning images will be published on the Parish website and in The Parish Magazine. In addition, there will be a prize of a £25 book token for the best entry from a young person aged 11-17, as well as prizes for the winning entries from Crosthwaite School.

The closing date for entries is Friday 14th May 2021. So please get out there snapping and submit your entries (as many as you like) by email to . Please include details of the location of where each photo was taken together with your contact details and age if aged 11-17.

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Helsington Moss Bridge - April 2021 Update

Information regarding the ongoing closure of Helsington Moss Bridge and the plans for its replacement

Please see the following link: Situation Update

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Housing Needs Assessment – 2021 Update

The results of the assessment are now published in the form of a Summary, a Primary Data Report and a Secondary Data Report.

The Housing Needs survey outcome forms a major part of evidence-gathering for a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) for Crosthwaite & Lyth Parish. The results will be fed into a larger document looking at a range of aspects of the Parish: housing; natural environment; community facilities, sustainability and local businesses. The document then goes through further refinement cycles through community consultation, and discussion with the Lake District National Park. Finally, there is a community referendum on the refined version.

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Crosthwaite and Lyth have officially started laying fibre piping. This has been an unprecedented schedule for B4RN, as no other project has gone from conception to turf cut in such a short time. We ask all those in the valley, who have yet to sign up to B4RN to do so please. As for those that have, the many landowners who signed the free wayleaves and the core volunteers we extended a massive THANK YOU. Soon we will have hyperfast reasonably priced internet ensuring that this valley is ready for the future.
Andy Brown
Associate Governor, Crosthwaite C of E Primary School

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Crosthwaite Memorial Hall 100 Club News:

Thank you to all those people who have bought a 100 Club number. All proceeds from the 100 Club go towards the upkeep of our lovely Memorial Hall and will help to keep it in great shape for many years to come. There are just a few numbers left, if you would like one, please email us - .

The Memorial Hall trustees would also like to thank all those people who have made direct donations to the Hall; any donations made can of course be gift aided.

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Click HERE for Guidance on Reporting a Fault on the Highway


Village Path

The Parish Council seeks the views of residents on the project to create a new off-road path to link parts of the village.

Click here to see fuller details of the proposals and a larger plan.


Post Offices Opening Times

Punch Bowl Inn, Crosthwaite

From Tuesday 4 August. New opening times due to Covid-19

Tuesdays & Thursdays 11.00am - 3.30pm

Cartmel Fell Parish Hall

The Outreach Post Office from Grange comes to CARTMEL FELL PARISH HALL from 1.30pm - 3.30pm every TUESDAY


Memorial Hall

The hall is CLOSED until further notice. For confirmation of booked events which are not marked CANCELLED please contact Kath Edwards on (015395) 68879 or email: for the latest information available.

Click here to see the bookings calendar


Parish Room

What's on? Click here.

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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.

Martin French
Clerk to Crosthwaite & Lyth Parish Council.

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

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.