Open Gardens and Cafe – Sunday 7th July

Open Gardens and Cafe – Sunday 7th July

Greystoke Open Gardens & Cafe is coming soon. On Sunday 7th July, from 11am until 4pm you can enjoy an amble around Greystoke, discovering ten lovely gardens, herbaceous borders & hidden corners. Start at the village hall, with free parking in the village hall car park Other things to do include a cafe, a plant sale and a raffle! This is one of many fundraising events for St Andrews Church, so join us to raise money for a great cause


Upcoming Fundraising Events for St Andrews Church

Greystoke Open Gardens

Enjoy a quiet amble around 10 lovely Greystoke gardens and help to raise funds for St Andrews Church

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£4

Greystoke Summer Concert

See Encore Opera perform in the church, and enjoy wine and canapés

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£10
St. Andrew’s Church, Church Road
Greystoke, CA11 0TL United Kingdom
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Together Magazine June 2019

Together Magazine June 2019

Latest News and What's On in Greystoke in June

Greystoke WI
In a change to the published speaker, Greystoke WI’s May meeting was a talk by Jaqueline Huck about her memory box. Jaqueline’s talk touched on amusing memories from her past such as tangling her front door key in her knicker elastic and the pandemonium caused in her house by a visiting ferret. The most embarrassing situation must have been losing her wig when dancing with a handsome rugby player. She made the Nurse Cadet training sound like something from the mad world of Alice in Wonderland.

Jackie interspersed her talk with readings and poems from her three published books. Old photos were passed around which conjured a very different world. One photo of a Whit walk showed crowds of girls dressed in white, while the boys playing in marching bands. We never did find out which boy in her old school photo was the Timothy Winterish child mentioned in her poem, but we all enjoyed studying her photo and trying to identify him. Jackie had a gift for seeing the humour in some trying situations.

In June we do not have a meeting but instead are going on a day trip to Christine Davidson’s garden. We leave Greystoke car park at 11.00am, have lunch at Hayton Farm Shop at 12 noon and then visit the Garden at 2,00pm.

If you would like to join WI please contact Hazel McGrath.


Greystoke Social Club
Our next meetings are:

  • Monday 3 June – a talk by Jackie Huck – “How to Drop a Brick Without Trying” – Greystoke Village Hall at 2.00pm
  • Monday 17 June – Outing to Styal Village near Manchester.

    This is a National Trust property but there is plenty occupy you without going into the mill including a very reasonable priced garden nursery. [I spent 2 hours just checking it out]. It is also extremely accessible for disabled people.

    This not just a trip for Social Club members, everyone is more than welcome. For further details and to book a seat contact Shirley Mounsey

All are welcome to our meetings and on our outings. We hope that you will eventually decide to become members. John Danks (Chairman)


Plant Sale, Café and Stalls
The church fundraising committee would like to give a very big thank you to everyone who supported the plant sale and café either with your generous donations or by coming along to spend your hard earned monies. With your help we raised in the region of £1,400.


St. Andrew’s Summer Concert
St Andrew’s Church, Greystoke will be presenting “Encore Opera” on Friday 12 July at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at a very reasonable £10 and includes your first glass of wine/soft drink and canapés.

Tickets are available at the village post office, The Boot and Shoe, Maureen Hardy, Janet Buckley, Ros Sanders or any member of the church.


Open Gardens
Advanced notice that Greystoke Church is organising an open gardens again this year – on the afternoon of Sunday 7 July.

Further details in July or from Janet Buckley or Shirley Mounsey


Swimming Pool Fundraising
Fundraising is continuing at the Pool for the refurbishment this autumn.

Please support our efforts by ‘Buying a Brick’ and have your name or company name, on the wall as part of the refurbishment. Please go to www.greystokepool.org.uk for further details.

Sponsored ‘Swimfit’ for adults and children to swim lengths for sponsorship. Information at the Pool.

  • Saturday 22 June – Music Night with Soul Junction at Greystoke Village Hall. Licensed bar and tickets from Greystoke Post Office.
  • Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September – Beer Festival (Two great nights of music and food with a great selection of beers)

Finally a big thank you to Ben and Lizzie at the Dog and Gun in Skelton for providing a superb fundraising meal.


Swimming Pool

The Pool is now open between 3.00pm and 6.00pm on school days and from 1.00pm to 6.00pm on other days. Season tickets are available, giving families access all summer and adults access to the morning/evening sessions as well.

Season tickets are available from the website or from the pool café.

Thank you to all the people who have offered to volunteer at the pool. If you enjoy a chat, can collect admission money, and make a cup of tea you might enjoy volunteering at the Pool. If interested please ring Janice.


Greystoke Parish Council
The next Parish Council meeting is on Tuesday 11 June at 7.30pm.

At the AGM on 8 May, the Parish Council has supported the Swimming Pool with £1,000 who are fundraising for a £150,000 make over to their changing rooms and, in order to secure a £30,000 grant off Cumbria Waste Management, have to come up with £3,000 from other sources. The Parish Council also gave £500 to Greystoke Village Hall who of late have had expenditure of £4,000 for work to cover roof and solar power repairs, and painted the kitchen to comply with the Hygiene Standards laid down by EDC because of the kitchen being used to cook the school dinners.

Footpaths are to be cleaned back, and Will Taylor is doing a makeover to the flower bed in the middle of the Village Green.

Ward Councillors

Johnby Ward

  • Les Nanson
  • Blencow Ward

  • Adam Fawcett
  • Greystoke Ward

  • Adam Day
  • Tony Brumwell
  • Eddie Walker
  • Sarah Dobinson
  • Richard Sealby (vice-chairman)
  • Roy Fisher (chairman)
  • Roy has also started his 45th year on the Parish Council.
    Rachael Kelly is our Clerk.

    Roy Fisher (Chairman)

    Together Magazine May 2019

    Together Magazine May 2019

    Latest News and What's On in Greystoke in May

    Greystoke WI
    Greystoke WI’s April meeting was Travelling Players who presented some short dramas. Mike Head told us a little of what goes on at The Players in Penrith and the variety of voluntary jobs that need to be filled there. He also gave out flyers advertising the productions for this year.

    The first drama was a sweet monologue about a chance meeting on a bus. This was followed by some musical items to show the sort of thing that happens at Plug and Play, where there are open mic sessions and a performance by a guest act.

    Finally, we were treated to a three person drama about a recent widower’s bid for freedom after a life of pleasing others. The audience was very appreciative of the humour. We were invited, if we had enjoyed these tasters, to come and see some of the productions at The Players.

    In May our speakers will be Pat Hall and Pat Martin talking about Calories and Corsets. The competition will be a recipe for – or an actual – low calorie dish.

    If you would like to join WI please contact Hazel McGrath.


    Greystoke Social Club
    Our next meetings are:

    • Monday 20 May – Outing to Skipton via Settle to Carlisle Railway Line. The coach leaves village at 8.00am, travelling to Langwathby where we board the train to Skipton. Cost of coach and train fare £28
    • Monday 3 June – a talk by Jackie Huck – “How to Drop a Brick Without Trying” – Greystoke Village Hall at 2.00pm
    • Monday 17 June – Outing to Styal Village near Manchester.

    All are welcome to our meetings and on our outings. We hope that you will eventually decide to become members. John Danks (Chairman)


    Greystoke Children’s Sports Day
    This year’s Sports Day will be held on Sunday 19 May. The races will start at 2.00pm and will be followed by a BBQ at 3.00pm.

    Everyone welcome


    Plant Sale, Café and Stalls
    A plant sale, café and stalls in aid of St. Andrew’s Church, Greystoke, will be held on Saturday 4 May, between 10.00am and 2.00pm, in Greystoke Village Hall.

    Tomato and young vegetable plants, as well as seedlings, will be for sale plus a variety of herbaceous plants, all at very reasonable prices. Tea and coffee, and cakes will be on offer whilst, at lunch time, home-made soup will be available.

    If you are separating herbaceous plants or taking cuttings please could you keep us in mind with anything which we might be able to sell. We are happy to pot it on. Any spare seedlings would also be most welcome.

    If anyone would like to get more involved or more information please contact Shirley Mounsey.


    Craft Fair
    A Craft Fair will be held at St. Andrew’s Church, Greystoke over May Bank Holiday weekend.

    • Saturday 25 May 10.00am-4.00pm
    • Sunday 26 May 11.00am-4.00pm
    • Monday 27 May 10.00am-4.00pm

    There will be a variety of craft stalls, some of which have not exhibited here before, as well as the as our own produce stall. Pine Tree Nursery Glassonby will also have their plant stall.

    Why not come down and enjoy a cuppa and homemade cake? At lunchtime homemade soup will be available.

    For further information, please contact Janet Buckley or Shirley Mounsey


    Open Gardens
    Just to let you know that Greystoke Church is organising an open gardens again this year – on Sunday 7 July.

    Further details from Janet Buckley or Shirley Mounsey


    Swimming Pool Draw
    The winners of the Pool Monthly Draw for April 2019 are:

    • 81 £20 Peter Boyd
    • 70 £15 Sarah Dobinson
    • 101 £10 Julian & Jacquie
    • 5 £5 Pat & Lucy Freeman
    • 128 £5 Mike & Val Simpson
    • 169 £5 Emma Nielsen
    • 137 £5 Tony & Carolyne James

    Congratulations all!


    Swimming Pool Fundraising
    We now have a fundraising gauge on the side to the Village Hall and hopefully, with support, the total will rise over the summer.

    Please support our efforts by ‘Buying a Brick’ and have your name or company name, on the wall as part of the refurbishment. Please go to www.greystokepool.org.uk for further details.

    • Wednesday 15 May – Evening meal at the Dog and Gun, Skelton
    • Saturday 22nd June – Music Gig at the Village Hall
    • Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September – Beer Festival (Two great nights of music and food with a great selection of beers)

    Swimming Pool
    The pool is now open and we hope you will come down for a swim.

    Season tickets are available from the website or from the pool café.

    Volunteers are always welcome if you would like to spend a few hours supporting this great facility. If you missed our volunteer training events, another will be held on Thursday 2 May. For further information, or you’d like to help, please contact Janice.


    Greystoke Parish Council
    The next Greystoke Parish Council meeting is on Wednesday 8 May at 7.00pm in the Village Hall.

    Roy Fisher (Chairman)

    Road Closed Greystoke to Motherby

    Road Closed Greystoke to Motherby

    B5288 Road Closure w/c Monday 29th April

    Week commencing Monday 29th April: road closure from Greystoke to Motherby for 1 week.

    Let us know of any updates at enquiry@greystokevillage.co.uk. Check out the Facebook Group for the latest news.

    Also, see what Cumbria County Council have to say about road closures by clicking the button below. At the time of writing, this road closure is not yet on their website.  We’ll update with diversion route etc as soon as we can!

    Together Magazine April 2019

    Together Magazine April 2019

    Latest News and What's On in Greystoke in April

    Greystoke WI
    Greystoke WI’s March meeting was a talk about Fix the Fells by Christine Hurford. Christine stepped in at the last minute instead of our publicised speaker who was ill. We heard about the different activities Fix the Fells is involved with such as making and clearing drains, walling, tree planting and building cages to protect young trees. We heard how, despite some adverse weather conditions, Christine has fun with her colleagues. She was also a dab hand at photography, judging by the stunning images with which she illustrated her talk.

    On Thursday 4 April we will be visited by the Travelling Players who will present some short dramas. The competition is a theatrical photograph.

    If you would like to join WI please contact Hazel McGrath.


    Greystoke Social Club
    Our next meetings, at 2.00pm in Greystoke Village Hall are:

    • Monday 1 April – “History of Shap” – a talk by Jean Jackson
    • Monday 15 April – The Annual General Meeting – not to be missed!!! A chance to hear about the finances and to elect officers. There will also be some entertainment.
    • Monday 20 May – the first outing of the season. Details will be available at our April meetings.

    All are welcome to our meetings and on our outings. We hope that you will eventually decide to become members. John Danks (Chairman)


    Easter Commemoration
    The bare wooden cross will be erected on the village green on the Thursday before Easter, after the Maundy Evening service in church. It will remain in view over Good Friday and Holy Saturday to remind us of the sacrifice Jesus made.

    Then, on Easter Sunday, after the service in church, at about 10.30am, the congregation will walk to the green to thatch the cross with flowers to mark the resurrection of Jesus from the grave.

    You are very welcome to join us at the service or just at the green and then in the village hall for simple refreshments.


    Plant Sale, Café and Stalls
    A plant sale, café and stalls in aid of St. Andrew’s Church, Greystoke, will be held on Saturday 4 May, between 10.00am and 2.00pm, in Greystoke Village Hall.

    Tomato and young vegetable plants, as well as seedlings, will be for sale plus a variety of herbaceous plants, all at very reasonable prices. Tea and coffee, and cakes will be on offer whilst, at lunch time, home-made soup will be available.

    If you are separating herbaceous plants or taking cuttings please could you keep us in mind with anything which we might be able to sell. We are happy to pot it on. Any spare seedlings would also be most welcome.

    If anyone would like to get more involved or more information please contact either Janet Buckley or Shirley Mounsey.


    Craft Fair
    A Craft Fair will be held at St. Andrew’s Church, Greystoke over May Bank Holiday weekend.

    • Saturday 25 May 10.00am-4.00pm
    • Sunday 26 May 11.00am-4.00pm
    • Monday 27 May 10.00am-4.00pm

    There will be a variety of craft stalls, some of which have not exhibited here before, as well as the as our own produce stall and Glassonby plant stall.

    Why not come down and enjoy a cuppa and homemade cake? At lunchtime homemade soup will be available.

    For further information, please contact Janet Buckley or Shirley Mounsey


    Greystoke Area Poppy Appeal
    Many thanks to all those who donated to the poppy appeal and special thanks to those who collected. We apologise for not publishing the amount collected in our area, this is due to the logistical changes to the Poppy appeal within in the Penrith area. Mel Kavanagh and Shirley Mounsey


    Greystoke School
    The Friends of Greystoke School would like to invite you to the Easter Bingo Night in Greystoke Village Hall at 6.00pm on Thursday 18 April.

    There will be lots of Easter Eggs to win and refreshments available – tea, coffee, juice and hotdogs.

    Everyone is welcome to this great family event.


    Swimming Pool Draw
    The winners of the Pool Monthly Draw for March 2019 are:

    • £20 Adam & Paula Day
    • £15 Ian Douthwaite
    • £10 Andy James
    • £5 Geraldine McGhie
    • £5 Graham & Cecelia
    • £5 Les Nanson
    • £5 Julie Boothman

    Congratulations all!


    Film Nights
    The final film of the winter was well attended and brings the money raised to £1800 over the winter. A big thank you to all who helped out and hope to see you next winter.


    Swimming Pool Fundraising
    We now have a fundraising gauge on the side to the Village Hall and hopefully, with support, the total will rise over the summer.

    Please support our efforts by ‘Buying a Brick’ and have your name or company name, on the wall as part of the refurbishment. Please go to www.greystokepool.org.uk for further details.

    We have also set up a page on the Virgin Money Fundraising website for donations and future fundraising events. All ideas gratefully received!


    Swimming Pool Volunteering Opportunities
    We are aiming to open the swimming pool on Saturday 4 May. If you would like to be involved either in pool maintenance or running the café once the pool is open, please contact Janice Weatherill. We are a welcoming, friendly group and would love to see you!


    Swimming Pool Season Tickets
    Make the most of your local swimming pool with a season ticket. Early bird prices are available until the end of April. Please see the website for details.


    Greystoke Parish Council
    The Parish Council is very concerned regarding the laybys between Greystoke and the Sportsman Inn being used as toilets. The Highways and Environmental Health Agencies have been informed.

    The next Parish Council meeting is on Tuesday 16 April at 7.30pm.

    Roy Fisher (Chairman)


    Ullswater Darts League
    The Ullswater Dart League is holding their presentation night in Greystoke Village Hall on Saturday 6 April starting at 7.30pm.

    Come and enjoy watching a game of darts, with a knife and fork supper for £12. Licenced Bar and Disco. Phone Roy Fisher for further information.


    All Aboard the Fellrunner Bus!
    Following discussions between Dacre and Greystoke Parish Councils and some feedback from residents, the Fellrunner Bus group is to run a weekly bus service to Penrith serving Dacre, Penruddock Old Station, Motherby, Greystoke and Newbiggin.

    The services are open to all, NOW card (bus pass) holders and the under 5’s travel for free and single and return fares are available for everyone else. There is no pre-booking or pre-paying, just turn up and travel. The bus has low floor entry and a wheelchair space.

    The service will run on Tuesdays, following the published timetable.

    Road Closures between Greystoke and Penrith – Updated 27th March

    Road Closures between Greystoke and Penrith – Updated 27th March

    B5288 Road Closures February / March

    Week commencing Monday 25th March: road closures continue from just after Bunkers Hill into the village. Local businesses are still open. More road closures anticipated on the road out to Motherby soon

    Let us know of any updates at enquiry@greystokevillage.co.uk

    Check out the Facebook Group for the latest news – there are a lot of updates being shared there as we find them

    Also see what Cumbria County Council have to say about road closures by clicking the button below