General news

Following the 2015 floods which destroyed bridges on the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path, there are now new alternative routes available.  There are information panels near the path signposting the new routes or see the map here.

At Threlkeld C of E Primary School

Opens January 2019
Telephone 017687 79680 to arrange a visit
Places available for children aged 3+
Sessions:  Monday - Friday, 9am - 12noon

OFSTED 2017: "The school offers a supportive environment for every child to thrive in."

Great News!   We are proud to announce that, again, we have won a Gold Award.
Thank you to all who donated and helped in any way, especially Les and John, to ensure our village was looking its best.  We had other winners too - the Horse and Farrier received a runners-up award in Retail and Hospitality and the War Memorial also received a runners-up award in the Continental Landscape category thanks to John.

The Parish Council are looking for volunteers to help with tasks in the village, mainly relating to Cumbria in Bloom.  If you can help, please contact a parish councillor.  Thank you.

If you have any spare wellies the parish council would be very grateful to be able to plant them up to use in the Cumbria in Bloom displays.  Pleasepass any on the parish councillors.

For well over 20 years the village of Threlkeld and surrounding area have run a separate group of Theatre by the Lake volunteers.  For most of that time we have had at least 12 in the group, we create our own rota and we guarantee the Theatre at least three volunteers every Saturday night.

We are now low on numbers and are looking for new volunteers to join the group.  Any newcomer will be given a short interview by the Front of House manager and will 'shadow' experienced volunteers on various duties around the Theatre.

The Government has set up anorganisation specifically to deal with this - At800 are funded by the UK mobile operators who are launching 4G mobile services: EE, O2, Three and Vodafone. Each operator contributes to enable At800 to provide corrective support to households whose Freeview services could be affected by the rollout of 4G.

We are now planting up boxes ready for judging in early July.  We are asking for your help as both Les and John are under the weather so can you please try to weed and tidy up outside your houses?  Thanks

There are sand bag boxes distributed throughout Threlkeld (Village Hall Car Park, Jubilee Croft, Horse & Farrier Car Park, and Town Cross) which contain sand bags and shovels, and there is a dumpy bag of sand at each location.  The code for the lock on the boxes can be obtained from any parish councillor, village hall committee or Horse & Farrier.  Please remember these boxes are for use in emergencies.

John Hopper, who was evacuated to Threlkeld in 1939, has sent this lovely description of his happy memories of his time here during World War 2.

My early memories of being evacuated to Threlkeld are those of a six year-old, in September 1939, being bundled on to a train with my nine year old sister, Dorothy and eight other girls bound for Penrith.