Local Hedgehog Rescue – Appeal for Funds

Local Hedgehog Rescue – Appeal for Funds

Lynn Cowperthwaite has been running a rescue centre for hedgehogs here in the village for a while now. As her work has become more widely known, care has become more expensive so she has set up a GoFundMe page for donations. 

I have rescued hedgehogs for a number of years, all self-funded. I now find myself in the position of being more known and therefore getting more rescues. Either I try to get help with funding, or I refuse to take poorly hogs or orphaned hoglets on, which I know I would struggle to do!
 
I use lots of cat food (not fish) and biscuits, pate types for weaning, whiskers cat and kitten biscuits are best (no milk in) kitten powdered milk, kitchen roll, newspaper, good straw for bedding. I’ve just ordered another run for the garden, I use medical stuff and I would like a ‘pot’ of money for when vet attention is needed or I need to purchase things.
 
To my knowledge, I’m the only hedgehog rescuer in my area.  So all those hedgehog lovers out there – I need your help!
 
Thanks in anticipation
Lynn

To donate funds please click on the button below. To donate goods, please contact Lynn via the village facebook group

Lynn's Hogspital

Together Magazine July / August 2019

Together Magazine July / August 2019

Latest News and What's On in Greystoke in July and August

Goodbye to Bill and Rosemary

We will be saying our formal goodbyes and thanks to Bill and Rosemary at a service in Greystoke church on Sunday 21 July at 11.00am. Everyone is very welcome to join us.

We shall be joined on this occasion by the congregations of Bill’s other churches – Penruddock, Mungrisdale and Matterdale.

Tea and coffee, accompanied by cake, will be served after the service.


Greystoke WI
Greystoke WI’s June meeting was a visit to Christine Davidson’s garden with a lunch at Hayton Farm Shop.

There will be no general meeting in July, but there will be a small fundraising event so that WI can buy a brick for the swimming pool. We invite members to attend an afternoon tea and silent auction at 2.00 pm on Thursday 18 July at Eileen Lund’s house. The tea will be free as we hope the auction will raise the funds. Please can members each bring an item to be auctioned.

In August, we invite all comers to an Open meeting with cheese and wine when the garden prizes will be awarded. John Maddison will give a slide show on Cumbrian Gardens. It will start at 7.00pm and there will be no set entry fee, although we ask you to make a donation.

Will all members please bring a grocery item to be packaged up to make hampers for the raffle. Members are also invited to bring an entry for the President’s challenge: Something made with wool.

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


Greystoke Social Club
Our next meetings are:

  • Monday 1 July – ‘Calvert Trust’ – a talk by Rose Cumella at 2.00pm in Greystoke Village Hall
  • Monday 15 July – Outing to Whitby
  • Monday 5 August – ‘The Lions’ (That’s the charity workers not the animals or rugby players!) – a talk by Derrick Storer at 2.00pm in Greystoke Village Hall
  • Monday 19 August – Outing to Chester
  • Monday 2 September – ‘Lake District National Park’ – an illustrated talk by Barry Grayburn at 2.00pm in Greystoke Village Hall

For details of the trips and to book a seat please 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)


Craft Fair
On behalf of St. Andrew’s Church, a very big heartfelt thank you to all those who helped in any way at the recent Craft Fair held in the Church. We managed to raise £2300 which was a magnificent effort by all those involved. How wonderful that, as a team, we have raised money to help keep our lovely church maintained.


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.

The concert will be given by a group called Encore Opera who are a group of talented and experienced singers who will sing a selection of well known arias, duets, ensembles and choruses from popular operas.

Tickets are available at the village post office, The Boot and Shoe, Maureen Hardy or Janet Buckley.

Come and join us for a summer evening of wine and song.


Greystoke Art Exhibition
For the 7th year now, local artists will be showing work in Greystoke church. This will be from Saturday 6 July until mid August, during normal church opening times – 10.00am until 4.00pm.

The artists this year are Janis Young, Thora Talling, Daphne Honey, Jeremy Honey, Sara Musgrave, Rachel Bradley and Christine Hurford.

The work will relate to the church, the spirit of the place and its surroundings, and the work will be in all kinds of artistic media.

Over the years the exhibition has grown in size and has been very popular. All are welcome to pop in and have a look.


Open Gardens and Café
St. Andrew’s Church is holding an Open Garden Event on Sunday 7 July, between 11.00am and 4.00pm. There will be at least 10 gardens and the allotments to enjoy.

Refreshments will be served in the village hall where you can pay your entry and receive a map of those gardens open.

Pine tree Nurseries, who recently sold at the Craft fair, will also be having a stall at the village hall.

Adults £4 Children free


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)

Swimming Pool
The Pool is 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.


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

  • 116 £20 Ian & Joan Curry
  • 80 £15 Peter Trueman
  • 135 £10 Mrs E Ellison
  • 24 £5 Keith Mandale
  • 75 £5 Bob Barnes
  • 113 £5 Judith Eilbeck
  • 66 £5 Sue Keen

Congratulations all!


Greystoke Parish Council
The next Greystoke Parish Council meetings will be held on Tuesday 30 July and on Tuesday 3 September at 7.30pm in Greystoke Village Hall.

The Best Kept Garden presentation will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 1 August in the Village Hall by kind permission of Greystoke WI.

Roy Fisher (Chairman)


Greystoke Playgroup
A social get-together for toddler and babies, Mums, Dads and carers from as far afield as you are prepared to travel!

Held at Greystoke Village Hall every Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am to 11.30am (term time only).

New members always welcome; just come along and join in!

Please visit our Facebook page for further details.


2018 Poppy Appeal
A magnificent £1,506.40 was raised from Greystoke and surrounding area (including Stainton and Rheged). Thank you to all who donated, and a very special thank you to all the collectors who generously gave their time.

Mel and Shirley.


Greystoke & Surrounding Villages Oil group
Just a reminder of those in the Oil Group of the contact details: eMail Kate Tomlinson or Facebook Page Greystoke Village & Surrounding Villages Oil Group.

Anyone wanting to place an order for oil please contact me between 23rd and 25th of each month as orders are normally processed with Carr’s Billington on 26th for delivery within 3-4 days after. Minimum order is 500 litres due to the New Compliance rules with Carr’s Billington and Customs & Excise Rules. Standing orders and payment schemes can be arranged through Carr’s Billington, (contact details on your invoice).
Kate

Leaders wanted for local Beavers and Scouts

Leaders wanted for local Beavers and Scouts

Volunteer Beaver and Scout Leaders wanted

Might you be able to help out a local Beaver Scout group by becoming an Adult Leader?
Might you feel you can help this busy and active group of 6-8 year olds keep going?
Might you be able to commit to attending a weekly hour on a Tuesday evening during term time?

If you think you can, or would just like to know more, please contact petterilvalescouts@gmail.com

So what are the basics?

The group is 1st Petteril Vale and the Beavers meet in Blencowe Village Hall on Tuesdays from 5.15 pm-6.15 pm. Currently, there are 20 Beavers and a strong team of adult helpers. However, we will be losing 2 leaders and we desperately need more. The program is very varied and active and is planned a term ahead so you will always know what your commitment is.

What kind of person are we looking for?

You should be happy to work with this age group and be able to be a fun and flexible adult as well as being able to confidently lead and guide Beavers through the sessions. To work as part of a developed Leadership team and to be able to offer a commitment to most sessions and associated meetings. You may be looking to enhance your CV as you work towards a career working with children or outdoor pursuits. You may even feel you just want to give back into Scouting if you used to enjoy all the benefits of it. Whatever your reasons, please do contact us.

And what do you get out of it?

An excellent personal development opportunity where you can gain accredited certification in a whole host of outdoor activities as well First Aid and Safe Guarding training. Creating contacts and links in the community as the groups Leadership teams have many professionals within it. A chance to be part of a vibrant local group who are constantly working closely with the community as well as other groups in the District. The Scouting Association has a very developed training system so you will be guided and assisted every step of the way. You do not need these skills to start, just a willingness to take on the training.

If you would like to come along just for a chat and some information please do get in contact and we will happily give you all the information you need.

Get in Touch to Find out More or Volunteer!

Email petterilvalescouts@gmail.com or call John on 017684 80661

 

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

There are no upcoming events at this time

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)