General news

Interested in helping out to make our village a better place?

Although we have some people who do good work for our village, I believe we need more help so we can expand the range of duties we can tackle.  This would be a ‘hands on’ group & not controlled by the Parish Council.


In the run up to Christmas Trading Standards have been made aware of a chain e-mail currently being circulated on the Internet concerning an alleged postal scam.  The e-mail advises of a scam whereby a card is posted through your letter box from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service).  They claim that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you should now contact them on 0906 661 1911 to secure delivery.

All of you will be aware of Keswick Theatre, most of you will know that volunteers (known as 'front of house' volunteers) help to keep the Theatre running, perhaps less of you will be aware that Threlkeld village (and surrounding area) have a group of such volunteers who work off their own independent rota and supple three volunteers to the theatre every Saturday evening. 

We have been knitting and nattering in Threlkeld School Hall throughout the year. It has proved a good opportunity to make new friends and to meet up with old ones. Some of us knit or crochet, some of us sew and some of us just natter!

Superfast Broadband project manager Alan Cook from Cumbria County  Council is organising a Mori telephone poll for residents linked to the Threlkeld telephone exchange.

Threlkeld and surrounding area residents will be contacted over the next few days.

Alan’s article is shown in this week’s Keswick Reminder explaining why it is a current ‘one time offer’ for our villages to show a level of commitment in wanting to ready ourselves with superfast broadband.

Eden District Council is introducing improvements to its kerbside recycling schemes this Summer and all parishes in Eden are set to benefit.

As of Monday 2 July 2012 the Greenbox kerbside recycling scheme provided by Eden District Council will include all households in Eden, to allow everyone to recycle cans, glass jars and bottles, paper and card and a welcome addition of plastic bottles and containers from their homes.  The new scheme will replace the existing kerbside green box and kerbside paper and card schemes currently operating until the end of June.

As one gets older it’s nice to sit in front of the fire on a cold winter’s night and think of days gone by.  My thoughts often turn to my home village of Threlkeld and its connection with mining and quarrying in the area.

Copeland Borough Council, Allerdale Borough Council, and Cumbria County Council made an expression of interest in talking to government about siting a repository in West Cumbria.

THRELKELD PARISH COUNCIL response to the MRWS consultation:

We meet in the school hall every Monday during school term from 9.30am – 11.00am.

Teas/coffee and juice and biscuits provided.

The Towngate Estate is the oldest charitable trust in Threlkeld, dating from 1744 in its present form. Income is from four fields and from invested money.