General news

Joanne Mackereth from Home Group is available to speak to about Home Group properties and the Cumbria Choice system:

07710 711692 / 01539 739544 / 0345 141 4663

There are copies of the paper application forms at the Post Office if anyone requires them. There is also copies of the guidance notes for using the online system on Cumbria Choice.

On Friday 18th September, St Mary's Church is hosting a very special Fashion Show which is to be held at Threlkeld Village Hall.  Some examples of clothes worn during the last 200 years are to be brought to Threlkeld from a private collection.  To see them at their best we have been asked to provide four or five models, sizes 8 to 16.  If you would like the chance to get close to fashion, fabrics and needlework from the last 200 years this is your chance.

Tickets will be on sale later in August.

In October a series of classes will be held in Wool Crafts at Threlkeld Village Hall.
If you are interested, please contact Mary Walker:  
Tel 01677 470386
Mob 07936788088

The visit to the Village Hall and the Coffee Shop by HRH The Countess of Wessex proved to be a great success.  The weather was kind, HRH arrived by helicopter into the fields by the cricket club and completed the journey to the village hall by car.

Older and vulnerable residents in Eden parishes are benefitting from Eden Independent Living - an Eden Housing Association initiative that enables people to stay independent in their own home. Being able to choose from a wide range of services from one place has proved popular with customers and feedback has been very positive.

The Great North Air Ambulance need your old clothing, bedding, mobile phones and inkjet cartridges.

No Bric-a-brac

Please drop off at Cherry Cottage

On Tuesday, 9th June, 2015 Her Royal Highness Sophie, The Countess of Wessex will visit our village hall and coffee shop.  She is expected to arrive at approximately 11.55am and depart at 12.40pm.  For security, the whole building will be closed to the public for the duration of the visit.

Threlkeld Housing Association was established several years ago to provide low cost homes for local people.

The properties are all shared ownership jointly owned by the occupants and Threlkeld Housing Association with the aim of providing local affordable 2 and 3 bedroom homes. Threlkeld Housing Association are currently updating their waiting list for these properties. If you are interested or would like more information about eligibility please write, in the first instance to:

Offers are invited for the grazing, by sheep only, of:

1. Threlkeld Large Recreation Field (approx 6 acres) which will be dressed with 10cwt of 20.10.10, from 1st April 2015 to 31st October 2015 and 

2.Small Recreation Field (approx 1 acre) from 1st April 2015 to 29th February 2016.

Further details are available from the Hon Secretary John Hume, to whom offers should be sent in a sealed envelope marked "TENDER".

Keith Wren has written to record his memories of Threlkeld Quarry:

There seems to be a little confusion about the names of the roads in The Quarry.  During the period which embraced WWI the houses were simply known as 'Quarry Cottages' they didn't even have a number (I guess on the principle that everyone knew everyone)  The two roads were later named as Blencathra View and Railway Terrace (Unofficially 'The Top Row' and 'The Bottom Row' respectively) After  the railway closed The Bottom Row had it's official name changed to Glenderamakin Terrace.