Wreath Making & Fundraising on 8th and 12th December – REDUCED Price!

Raise funds for local causes whilst making your own, reusable, wreath. Now at a reduced price of just £28 – limited places on Thursdays workshops still available

Annie at Quirky Workshops is generously hosting 3 wreath making workshops to raise funds for the Church, the Swimming Pool and the Village Hall.  Annie says:

For those who fancy making their own Christmas wreath this year, here’s a chance to and raise local funds at the same time. There are 3 sessions, one for each group, costs £40 inc drinks etc with all proceeds going to the Church, Pool and Village hall.

Sunday 8th Dec 2pm (for Pool) 2.00pm- 4.15pm Thu 12th Dec 10am ( for Church) 10.00am-12.15pm Thu 12th Dec 2pm (for village Hall) 2.00pm- 4.15pm

Please reserve on https://www.quirkyworkshops.co.uk/c…/christmas-wreath-making and we’ll forward your booking to the relevant group for payment. Hope we get some local support for this 🙂

If you are interested, please follow the link!
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

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

Lynn's Hogspital

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

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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!