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.