Drone view of Crosthwaite


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Crosthwaite Hall 100 Club

Click here to download the form to join the new 100 Club.

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Housing Needs Study 2020 Survey

A big thank you to everyone who completed a questionnaire for Crosthwaite & Lyth Parish Council’s Housing Need Study. Megan Henderson received 172 completed documents from Parish residents, representing 49% of all postal addresses, and 11 questionnaires from people currently living outside the Parish.

She will process all these and give the final analysis and conclusion to the Parish Council’s Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group by mid-January.

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Crosthwaite Village Hall November Update

The new committee have met twice since September – the last one via Zoom! Although many normal activities cannot yet take place, Art Club had resumed, until the second Lockdown prevented them from meeting. The hall now has to remain closed once again and follow any new conditions imposed. Art Club hope to restart when lockdown is over.

We have had a new timer fitted for the central heating, so the building should be warm when groups use the Hall and the redecoration of the kitchen is now finished and the hall looks in good condition generally. We will continue to monitor the state of the exterior of the building.

The main concern of the committee continues to be the lack of income, so we have decided to start up a 100 Club. As many of you know this is a scheme to raise money whereby anyone wishing to support the hall can buy a number for £12 per year, with a monthly draw for a small cash prize. The details for this and the form to join in can be obtained on the village website

We do of course, welcome any donations (which can be gift aided) at any time.

If any small groups wish to start using the hall, please contact Kath Edwards, 015395 68879,


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.

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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



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 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.