Drone view of Crosthwaite


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Highways Customer Feedback Survey

Cumbria County Council seeks customers ideas and views to improve county highways network

Cumbria County Council’s Highways Service have launched an online survey to understand the views and needs of local people and road users.

The survey is part of a project to develop and improve the highways service, ensuring the network meets the needs of local communities, businesses and visitors.

From improving the planning of routine and emergency roadworks, to the reporting of road faults or defects, we aim to understand customers views to help make the service better for everyone. The survey aims to gain an understanding of customer’s current views about the service and learn about their previous experiences with the service, gaining a better understanding of their communication preferences.

Please encourage any of your constituents that may be passionate about highways to complete our survey using the following link:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact askkevin@cumbria.gov.uk.

We thank you for you for your support.


Road Diversion, 14th February 2021

The C5048 at Totter Bank, Crosthwaite, from its junction with the C5061, extending in a south westerly direction for a distance of approx. 140m will be closed for 1 day on the 14th February 2021. For details click here.

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Crosthwaite Memorial Hall 100 Club News:

On New Year’s Eve we had a festive draw for all the current members of the 100 Club to celebrate the end of 2020; Martin Casson's number was pulled out and he won gift wrapped wine and chocolates.

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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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 Hall 100 Club

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

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Crosthwaite Village Hall December Update

It has been very encouraging that the launch of the 100 Club to help the village hall has been so well received. The committee members wish to thank all those who have contributed in donations of any size. Gift aid will increase their value wherever it can be used. We are also extremely grateful to the Parish Council for the grant of £250 towards the necessary maintenance of such boring, but essential, jobs as cleaning out the gutters! Hopefully, we shall be able to open the hall for its regular activities in the new year.

Please join the 100 club if you have not already done so, or give a donation if you can. Meanwhile thank you again for your support.

Judy Goodland

Committee: Vice Chairman: Kath Edwards, Treasurer: Jenny Waldron, Secretary: Helen Todd, Howard Lawton: co opted member.

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Housing Needs Study – What happens next?

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.



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.