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.

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

Jenn Mattinson is collecting community stories about Blencathra and Threlkeld and Mungrisdale life on behalf of Keswick Museum. She has provided a quick update:

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.

Thursday, 3 November, 2016 - 18:30

Practice for the annual Carol Concert held in St Mary's Church.

Tuesday, 1 November, 2016 -
18:30 to 20:00

Drop in Event about the plans for repair.
Threlkeld Village Hall on 1st November 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Presentation at 7pm

Les, John, Sheila and Madeleine attended the Gateway Hotel, Penrith for Cumbria in Bloom Prizegiving.  We came away with a Silver Certificate and a self-watering planter which was won by Sheila.

We would like to thank all who donated, planted, watered and cleaned up around their premises.

Special comments were made regarding the hanging baskets and gardens on entry to the car park of the Horse and Farrier Inn.