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United Utilities Water Problem

posted 12 Feb 2020, 03:02 by Steve Woolley   [ updated 12 Feb 2020, 14:41 ]

United Utilities have confirmed that there’s a serious problem with water in the area due to a burst pipe under a river in the Shap area. Here’s where to go for info. The report says the nearest place to get free bottled drinking water is Greystoke Village Greystoke, Penrith, CA11 0TP.

According to UU, the Leak has npw been successfully repaired, but it will be another 48 hours before the pressure gets back up to normal.


posted 7 Feb 2020, 11:58 by Steve Woolley

SATURDAY 29th February



Greystoke Forest Re-Opens

posted 7 Feb 2020, 11:53 by Steve Woolley

We are pleased to be able to inform you that Greystoke Forest will re-open on the 20th April 2020 to the 31st October 2020, for permissive pedestrian access only.


·       There will be no parking provision at the forest or at the forest entrances.

·       Those walking in Greystoke must follow any signs or instructions provided.


·       There is active deer control in the forest and there will be

times when a red notice will be displayed at the main gates.

When these signs are in place there will be no public access

to the forest.


·       All dogs must be kept on a lead and dog waste removed.


In future years Greystoke Forest will open each year from 2nd April – 31st October. It will be closed between the 1st November and 1st April inclusive. Please note that there may also be unannounced temporary closures due to high risk operations.


This information will be posted at the various gates to the site and has been forwarded to Greystoke, Mungrisdale and Skelton Parish Councils.


Mungrisdale Village Hall Film Club - Kramer v. Kramer

posted 20 Jan 2020, 06:56 by Steve Woolley

Friday 6th  March at 7.30pm 

Having just watched “Marriage Story” –  the recent brilliantly acted film - we thought we should show “Kramer v. Kramer”- a film to which the critics allude when reviewing “Marriage Story”.

“Kramer v. Kramer” starring a young Dustin Hoffman and Merryl Streep was made – unbelievably- 40 years ago!

Doors open 7pm . Bar available

Tickets £4 on the door.


Latest Together Magazine information - Feb 2020

posted 14 Jan 2020, 03:49 by Steve Woolley   [ updated 14 Jan 2020, 03:49 ]

St Kentigern's, Mungrisdale February 2020

Do you have unanswered questions?
Jesus – who do you think he is?
Eternal life – what does this mean?
The church – what is it really about?
For a chat over coffee or a walk, call any of us – Brian, Christine, Carole or Nancy.

MID-WEEK MEETING: There are two more Bible study evenings before Lent - on Tuesdays the 4th and 18th of February when we’ll continue to look at who Jesus really is and what difference does it make. 7.30pm in St Mungo’s House – all welcome.
During LENT however we’ll move to Monday evenings and join up with Greystoke. We will meet every Monday at 7.30 and rotate venues starting on 2nd March in Mungrisdale Village Hall, then the 9th at Greystoke and so on. More details in next month’s Together.

PRAYER TIME continues on Tuesday mornings in the church, 9am-10.30am. All welcome to drop in.

We have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor on Mungrisdale Parish Council. We are keen to fill this vacancy by co-option. If you are interested please discuss it with a Councillor or contact Christine Fleming

We would like to thank everyone who supported the Coffee Morning and the wreath making days held at Blakebeck Farm in December. £1,596 was raised, which includes the generous donations made from Members of the community’s Winter fuel allowances.
Judith and Mike

SCOTTISH REELING in the Village Hall at 7.30pm continues fortnightly on Tuesdays, 11th and 25th February. Anyone interested, please contact Sally Bohling 01768779602

WALK ‘N TALK Friday 21st February at 10am - weather permitting; check with Denise or Nancy via 07866965388 or

A fun evening answering Alan’s fiendish questions
SATURDAY 29th February at 7pm

YOGA at the village hall every Wednesday, 7.00 - 8.30 pm. Pay on the night £10.00. All welcome, no previous experience of yoga necessary. Contact Anne Edwards 01798 484 610.

WI On Wednesday 5th February we hold our AGM in the village hall at 7.30pm followed by a light supper. Please come along, whether you are a member or not, and help plan the coming year.

The NFG Mungrisdale community lunch will now take place on the second Tuesday in the month at 12.30. Please contact Judith Egan 017687 79957 or Lorraine Evans 017687 79877, for details of venue or to book.

C.R.A.F.T. (Cannot Remember a Flipping Thing ) Club
Our C.R.A.F.T. Club meetings continue fortnightly on Mondays at 1pm and on the following dates till the summer:
February 10th and 24th, March 9th and 23rd, April 20th, May 4th and 18th, June 1st, 15th and 29th
and July 13th. We would love to see you there - please spread the word and bring your friends and family along.
On alternate Mondays to C.R.A.F.T. Club we have a Sing for Pleasure group, a purely 'for fun singing session' sometimes with guitars or keyboards and no one even needs to be able to sing!! We will try out a few popular songs and then have some tea and chat.

CALDBECK SURGERY Tel 016974 78254
The surgery (including the dispensary) will be closed for training on Wednesday 12th February and Thursday 19th March from 1pm.
Art in the Waiting Room this month is by Holly James.
Online access: See our website for online access to book appointments and request repeat prescriptions at your convenience. To register either visit the surgery and ask at Reception for an ‘EMIS Access Registration Letter’, or ring us on: 016974 78254
Caldbeck Parish Hall
Sunday 23rd February 2020 10am – 2pm
Huge selection of seed potatoes, vegetable seeds, onion/garlic sets,
fruit bushes and summer bulbs
Provided by prize-winning BRIGHTER BLOOMS OF PRESTON
Refreshments and light lunches provided by Denton House Caterers
Proceeds to BEEP and Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs

CALDBECK PLAYERS presents ‘Peter Pan, the Musical’
On Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th March 2020
at 7.30pm at Caldbeck Parish Hall
Tickets on sale from 1st March at Caldbeck and Hesket Newmarket Village shops, and can be reserved on the phone with Antoinette and David Ward on 016974 78220.

In Caldbeck Village Hall 7.30pm
February 14th CAFS film Yesterday Caldbeck Village Hall 7.30
6.00pm Supper must be booked with
March 13th CAFS film Sorry We Missed You Caldbeck Village Hall 7.30pm
April 10th CAFS film Green Book Caldbeck Village Hall 7.30pm

The Latest Together magazine information - 12/11/19

posted 12 Nov 2019, 14:06 by Steve Woolley

St Kentigern's, Mungrisdale  December  2019 – January 2020


A CAROL SERVICE will be held in the church on Sunday 15th December at 7pm.

Please come and join in – the church will be decked and lit with candles - a beautiful start to the Christmas season. 


DECORATING THE CHURCH   Please come and help on Saturday 14th December  at 10am if you enjoy this side of Christmas preparations.  Come even if you don’t generally attend church - it’s a lovely thing to do together.


PRAYER TIME on Tuesday mornings in the church, 9am-10.30am.  All welcome to drop in.


BIBLE STUDY:   The final one for 2019 will be on Tuesday  10th December at 7.30pm in St Mungo’s.  All welcome.   We will start again in the New Year on 7th January and continue fortnightly.  Contact Nancy on 016974 78604.


SCOTTISH REELING  in the Village Hall at 7.30pm continues fortnightly on Tuesdays,  3rd and 17th December.  Run by Melanie and Robin Davies from Langwathby, it will start again in the New Year at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th January and fortnightly thereafter.  Anyone interested, please contact Sally Bohling 01768779602


Come and join together to sing your favourite Christmas Carols in a village carol singing evening led by Richard Hall with organ accompaniment by Frances Faux.
Prompt start at 7.30 p.m.  Collection for charity.


WALK ‘N TALK   There will be no walk in December but we’ll re-start in the New Year on Friday 17th January at 10am - weather permitting; check with Denise or Nancy via 07866965388 or


YOGA at the village hall starting 15th January and every Wednesday, 7.00 - 8.30 pm. Pay on the night £10.00. All welcome, no previous experience of yoga necessary. Contact Anne Edwards 01798 484 610.


WI    On Wednesday 4th December, we ‘ll be going out for afternoon tea at the Borrowdale Hotel instead of our usual Christmas party.  Details from Lorraine 017687 79877, or Judith 017687 79957.

The competition is for a Christmas stocking / sock.


At Blakebeck FarmMungrisdale
Saturday 7th December    10am - 1pm
In aid of Cumbria Community Foundation’s WINTER WARMTH APPEAL

All welcome.  Donations from government fuel allowances are gratefully received at this event.

Also at Blakebeck -  WREATH MAKING DAYS

Monday 9th December and Wednesday 11th December
Make a wreath and have a light lunch - £35
Proceeds also for The Winter Warmth Appeal


CALDBECK SURGERY        Tel 016974 78254

The surgery will be closed 25th and 26th December and 1st January.  It will also be closed for training on the afternoon of Thursday 16th January from 1pm.

Deliveries of prescriptions will be one day early  - on the 23rd and 24th December.

 Art in the Waiting Room this month is by Sally Bohling.



In Caldbeck Village Hall  7.30pm

December 13th   Wajib     2017  Cert 15  1h36m      A father and his estranged son spend a day together hand delivering family wedding invitations as the local Nazareth custom requires. This is a comedy-drama that interleaves the background tension in the Israeli town with moments of terrific humour and warmth.

January 10th  Woman at War  2018  Cert 12A   1h41m    An Icelandic woman leading a double life as an environmental activist fighting against the local aluminium industry in a thrilling and life affirming contemporary fable.




The NFG Mungrisdale lunch group takes place on the second Wednesday in the month at the Mill Inn   12 for 12.30 - this month on 12th December.  Please contact Lorraine Evans 017687 79877, or Judith Egan 017687 79957 to book.


C.R.A.F.T. (Cannot Remember a Flipping Thing ) Club

Reminiscing sessions for all.

Monday 2nd December at 1pm in Millhouse Village Hall.



Mungrisdale Village Hall e-mail List

posted 28 Oct 2019, 02:32 by Steve Woolley

The Mungrisdale Village Hall committee are looking to create their own official emailing list for events and activities taking place in the hall and local community.


They would ask anyone interested in being included in this list to email their consent for inclusion in the list to Steve Woolley at who is administering the new list.


Prince Charles visits Low Beckside Farm in Mungrisdale.

posted 27 Mar 2018, 14:44 by Steve Woolley

EE Announces Broadband Trial Offer within the Northern Fells Area

posted 14 Jan 2018, 01:49 by Steve Woolley   [ updated 14 Jan 2018, 06:09 ]

EE is now in a position to offer 50 to 100 local households the opportunity to receive a 4G superfast broadband service at a discounted introductory 18 month price.


Anyone who wishes to take up this offer should express their interest by sending an e-mail including their name and e-mail address to


EE will then send out a simple survey to allow it to assess the suitability of each location for acceptance on the trial.


When accepted the package will include the following, based on signing up for a 18 month contract: -


·        Free antennae & router and free installation (saving £100).

·        Free service on selected tariff for 3 months.

·        Service then reverts to purchased service for the remaining 15 months of the contract.


The tariff bands are:

·        10Gb - £25 per month

·        50Gb - £35 per month

·        100Gb - £45 per month

·        200Gb - £60 per month


We appreciate that the first band may not be enough for most people but are assured that these prices have just been reduced significantly, and cannot be compared with landline broadband prices as the infrastructure costs are very different.


Once accepted and signed up for the trial, a voucher code for a router would be issued, and once this has been received the installation can be booked. The 18 month contract will commence when the router is received.


It is expected that the total time from providing a EE with your contact details to the installation of the equipment will be less than 2 weeks.


Current users of EE with old kit will be able to obtain an antennae and new router installed free of charge. They can then simply swap over their old SIM card into the new router. There will be no additional discount and they will continue with their current contract.


Anyone who doesn’t want the service but wishes to comment can also provide feedback to the e-mail address. Feedback will be welcomed.


For more advice please feel free to contact one of the Northern Fells Broadband representatives:-


Bob Clarke

01768 779 315

Paul Doherty

07748 640 191

Mal Hilton

01697 476 955

Steve Woolley

01768 779 678

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