Drone view of Crosthwaite


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Hello all,

Some of the Governors at the school and some of the Parish Council team have got together to form a team to get B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) for Crosthwaite village and area. B4RN are offering free internet for the school, village hall and church. We need as many people as possible to get behind this enterprise to show B4RN (a non-profit mega fast internet) that they will be able to financially support the route. Please help if you can.

Also, you can visit the B4RN for Crosthwaite Facebook Group and join to show your support.

Thank you to the many that are already helping.

You can read about B4RN Gigabit broadband in more detail here.

Andrew Brown

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Crosthwaite Village Hall September Update

I am pleased to report that since the AGM on 1st September, Helen Todd has kindly offered to continue acting as Secretary and Howard Lawton has agreed to be co-opted on to the Committee. Helen Bentley is continuing to do an excellent job of decorating the kitchen.

The other good news is that B4RN is bringing superfast broadband to the school and the hall will also benefit, free, because we have agreed to allow the cabinet to be put out of the way at the side of the hall near the oil tank.

The date of the next meeting for the Committee and group representatives, (government regulations permitting), is Thursday 12th November at 7.00pm.

Judy Goodland, Chairman (September 2020)


A590 Improvements

Click here for the Highways England leaflet concerning the improvement work to take place on the A590 between the M6 J36 and Brettargh Holt.

September to December 2020.


Jean Sceal would like to thank all her friends in Crosthwaite and Lyth and the Two Valleys for all the good wishes for a quick recovery from her recent illness.

All the messages, emails, texts, cards and flowers were a great help during my recovery.

Hope to be see you all soon (Corvid19 permitting).


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.


Crosthwaite Show 2020


Unsurprisingly the Crosthwaite Show 2020, due to be held on Saturday 4th July, has been cancelled because of the current health restrictions.

It is hoped that it will return stronger in 2021.


Read all about the 2020 pantomime and view some photos here.


Crosthwaite 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

Hare and Hounds at Bowland Bridge

Cuurently closed, no plan for reopening



Click HERE for Guidance on Reporting a Fault on the Highway


Parish Room

What's on? Click here.


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

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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 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.

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.