Together Magazine Winter 2019

Together Magazine Winter 2019

Latest News and What's On in Greystoke in December 2019 and Janaury 2020

Greystoke WI
At Greystoke WI’s November meeting, Christine Rose from Bolton showed us how to use beautifully carved wooden blocks from India to block print onto fabric. We were able to print either a Christmas tea towel or a tote bag. We were very pleased with the results.

Our meeting, starting at 7.00pm, on Thursday 5 December is an AGM followed by a shared supper. There will also be carols from Greystoke Hand bell ringers.

In January there will be no meeting as we will be having a New Year Party instead. It will be the first celebration in our centenary year.

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


Greystoke Social Club
Our next meetings are:

  • Monday 2 December – Christmas Lunch – Roundthorn County Hotel
  • Monday 9 December – ANNUAL BRING AND BUY SALE – Greystoke Village hall at 2.00pm – admission £1 to include tea and biscuits – please support us!!
  • Monday 20 January – talk on Oxfam by Jane Shaw – Greystoke Village Hall, 2.00pm

Everyone is welcome to our meetings and on our trips. We hope that you will enjoy yourselves and eventually become a member.

John Danks (Chairman)


Carol Service 2019
Everyone is welcome to join us for the annual service of carols and readings in Greystoke Church at 6.00pm on Sunday 22 December, followed by tea and cake and the presentation of the prizes for the Christmas Tree Competition.

The collection at this service will be sent to the charity Crisis.

Come and hear again of the birth of our saviour Jesus Christ

PCC St Andrew’s


Christingle Service 2019
We shall once again build our Christingles at 3.00pm in St Andrew’s Church on Christmas Eve, and hear the way God healed his world through the nativity of Jesus Christ.

The collection for this service will go to the children’s charity, The Children’s Society.

This service is especially focussed on families.

PCC St Andrew’s


Christmas Tree Festival
Once again the church will be lit up by a forest of Christmas Trees from Saturday 21 December, all provided by individuals and organisations from our community.
Come and share in this Christmas spectacle.


St. Andrews Church Coffee Morning
Thank you to all the people who attended the Coffee Morning, held in Orchard Cottage, for the replacement of some very tired Kitchen Equipment.

We managed to raise £165. There were willing ladies helping with baking and serving the guests.

We were fortunate with the weather as well, making it a very pleasant morning.

Wendy


Greystoke Bingo Nights
Greystoke Bingo Nights will be held in the village hall on Fridays 6 December and 10 January 2020.

These bingo nights are our main fundraising activity of the year and can only take place thanks to the fantastic support we receive from our local community. There are great prizes to be won and everyone is welcome.

A huge thank you to everyone that has donated prizes and the dedicated village hall committee members who have collected those prizes.


Greystoke Village Hall – Soup & Puddings
The Soup & Puddings event that was held on Sunday 27 October was attended by around 80 people and raised the fantastic amount of £400, which will go towards the running costs of the hall.

Thank you to everyone who attended, contributed soups and puddings, and to everyone who helped out on the day.

We really do appreciate your support.


Christmas Wreath Making fundraising for Greystoke
There will be three identical wreath making classes at the old Cycle Café (2 – 2½ hours) run along similar lines to a Quirky Workshop wreath day with proceeds going to Greystoke Church, Swimming Pool and Village Hall.

  • Greystoke Swimming Pool – Sunday 8 December, 2.00pm
  • Greystoke Church – Thursday 12 December, 10.00am
  • Greystoke Village Hall – Thursday 12 December, 2.00pm

Cost £40 per place including all materials and drink, etc.

Please book via the Quirky Workshops’ website or call 017684 83984.

Feel free to bring some of your own foliage to personalise your wreath (we can send you list of what to look for). We’ll have a variety of extras /add-ons here like feathers, bows, etc., though if you have a certain colour/theme in mind you’re welcome to bring your own.


Greystoke Film Nights
The building work is progressing well but we still need to raise funds to kit out the cafe and kitchen so we hope you will support us in our efforts.

We have the following film nights scheduled for the autumn/ winter.

  • Saturday 18 January – Breakfast at Tiffany’s – staring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard
  • Saturday 29 February – Mrs Lowry and Son
  • Saturday 28 March – What We Did On Our Holidays

Tickets £12 (£8 under 16) include film, supper and ice cream. Licensed bar.

Available from Greystoke Post Office or Judith Aris.


Buy a Brick

Support the pool refurbishment by buying a brick and have your name on the wall of the new interior.

Please go to www.greystokepool.org.uk for further details, or contact Janice Weatherill directly for more information.


Greystoke Swimming Pool Volunteers Thank You Evening and AGM

If you have volunteered in any way over the past year with the pool please join us on Wednesday 11 December in the Oak Room at the Boot and Shoe, Greystoke from 8:30pm for a great social get-together, a glass of wine and a mince pie.

We will have a short AGM from 7:30pm that you are welcome to attend.


Swimming Pool Draw

Thank you to all who continue to give your support to the Swimming Pool Monthly Draw, supporting a worthwhile cause whilst being in with a chance of winning a cash prize; it’s a win/win!

November's Winners

  • 141 £20 – Beckie Molyneux
  • 72 £15 – Sarah Fawcett
  • 61 £10 – Graham & Cecelia Hewett
  • 7 £5 – Tim Nicol
  • 62 £5 – Christine Corner
  • 2 £5 – Hugh Taylor
  • 73 £5 – Eileen Monk

Greystoke Swimming Pool Draw runs January to December, with seven monthly cash prizes and a big Christmas draw with prizes up to £50. It’s £15 for the whole year and half of all monies received are given out in cash prizes and half goes to help run the pool.

2020 will see big changes at the pool as the refurbishment of the changing room and café gets underway – fundraising has enabled this to happen, so a big thank you to all of you who continue to support our amazing village amenity, which includes being in the monthly pool draw.

Payment for 2020 is due by mid-December so collectors will be visiting, or you can pay by BACS or standing order.

For more information contact Emma Nielsen or Sarah Dobinson. Also, see the Greystoke & District Swimming Pool facebook page or website.

Your generosity in supporting the pool is very much appreciated.


Swimming Pool Lifeguards for 2020

We welcome enquires from anyone who wishes to lifeguard at the pool over the summer in 2020.

The post is paid, training is provided and hours are flexible.

Our present lifeguards are all ages, so if you are interested please contact Moira Dudson.


Greystoke Parish Council

The next meeting of the Parish Council is on Tuesday 28 January at 7:30pm in Greystoke Village Hall meeting room.

May I, on behalf of all my Parish Councillors, and Rachael Kelly our Clerk, wish you all A HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND ALL THE VERY BEST FOR THE NEW YEAR.

Roy Fisher (Chairman)


Clerk to Governors: Greystoke Primary School (BS5 £19171 Per Annum Pro Rata Permanent)

Our Governing Body is seeking the right person for the role of Clerk to Governors. The position is term time only – hours variable to include daytime and evenings. Approximately 2 hours per week on average.

To start immediately after appointment – time for handover. Visits to the school are welcome.

For further details or to book a visit please eMail Gill Fawcett, School Business Manager (tel. 017684 83 572)

Together Magazine November 2019

Together Magazine November 2019

Latest News and What's On in Greystoke in November

Greystoke WI
Greystoke WI’s October meeting was a Guest Night when we were joined by members of other WIs as well as guests from the village. After a very generous buffet supper we were addressed by Michael Roberts, an auctioneer from PFK. Michael explained how fashion dictates the value of fine arts and antiques so some items have declined in value whereas others have risen. He told us a little about some popular auction items such as Chinese jade and vintage wines and spirits. We heard how fifty percent of their sales are made through the internet, but that they still manage to attract lots of customers to their auction rooms.

Michael spent about an hour examining the items which had been brought to the meeting, working out the date of manufacture and the approximate value. It was fascinating to watch him at work. There were pleasant surprises for some and a rueful laugh for others. The outstanding item for Michael was a Keswick School of Industrial Art copper pot brought in by Di Hetherington.

In November we have a change to our published meeting. We are making a Christmas tea towel under the guidance of Christine Rose. She will bring packs of the materials needed at the cost of £5 per person.

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


Greystoke Social Club
Our next meetings are:

  • Monday 4 November – A talk by Barry Todhunter on Blencathra Foxhounds – Greystoke Village Hall at 2.00pm
  • Monday 18 November – Denis Westmorland, ‘Music and Craic’ – Greystoke Village Hall at 2.00pm

Early notice for your diaries – Annual Bring and Buy Sale – Monday 9 December at 2.00pm in Greystoke Village Hall

Everyone is welcome to our meetings and on our trips. We hope that you will enjoy yourselves and eventually become a member.

John Danks (Chairman)


St Andrew’s Church
Many of the members of St Andrew’s fund raising group attended the Swimming Pool film night on Saturday 12 October, and it gave us great pleasure to present a cheque for £600 as the church’s contribution to the swimming pool redevelopment fund.

The group raises funds throughout the year to maintain the Church and keep it open and available to the local Greystoke community and visitors alike.

We look forward to the refurbished Swimming Pool bringing great enjoyment and fun to ourselves, our children and grandchildren!

Janet Buckley and Maureen Hardy on behalf of the fundraising group.


Remembrance Sunday – 10 November
The annual service of remembrance will take place in Greystoke Church at 10.15am, followed by the laying of wreaths and the two minutes silence around the cross on the village green. This will be led by the Rev Richard Hall.

PCC St Andrew’s Greystoke


Erection of Tent in St Andrew’s Church
We will be erecting the tent on Saturday 2 November and would appreciate help if anyone can spare some time. We will start at 10.00am, but the main help is needed at 11.00am when the tent structure has to be lifted. No pay – but coffee and biscuits will be provided.

PCC St Andrew’s Church


St Andrew’s Church Frost Fair

St Andrew’s Church Frost Fair will be held on Saturday 30 November between 10.00am and 3.00pm in the village hall. There will be a café with homemade cakes, scones and soup. There will also be a variety of Christmas gift stalls, small Christmas cakes and Christmas goodies, bric-à-brac and books.


St. Andrew’s Church Illumination

It is about this time of year that everyone is thinking of Christmas. Rushing about buying and sending Christmas cards, and ordering presents from Santa!

Perhaps also we are thinking of Christmas’s past, when our loved ones spent such happy times with us, and now, it is not quite the same.

At St Andrews Church, Greystoke, it has now become a tradition, that we illuminate the Church tower, in memory of all those who are no longer with us. I am sure you will agree, that the light reflects the true meaning of Christmas. We had a lot of lovely comments last year, from villagers, and even those driving from Motherby, and outside the area.

If anyone would like to contribute to the Church Illumination Fund, please contact Diane Hetherington or any Church member.

Many thanks, Di Hetherington


Greystoke Bingo Nights
Greystoke Bingo Nights will be held in the village hall on Fridays 8 and 22 November, 6 December and 10 January 2020.

These bingo nights are our main fundraising activity of the year and can only take place thanks to the fantastic support we receive from our local community. This being so, we will shortly be asking for donations of prizes for our popular bingo nights.


Swimming Pool Refurbishment
As a result of all the fundraising and grants the refurbishment started in late October and should be finished by the end of February 2020. The committee will be liaising with the builders so if you have any questions please let us know.


Swimming Pool Fundraising
We still need to raise funds to fit out the new café so if you haven’t done so already please Buy a Brick.

You can still purchase a brick to have your name on the wall in the new interior.

If the idea of donating online doesn’t appeal please ring Janice Weatherill and she will pop round to collect your donation.


Greystoke Film Nights
We have the following film nights scheduled for the autumn/ winter.

  • Saturday 12 October – Fisherman’s Friend
    A feel-good story about the discovery of a most unusual ‘boy-band’ set in Cornwall!
  • Saturday 30 November – Red Joan
    Staring Dame Judi Dench
  • Saturday 18 January – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Saturday 29 February – Mrs Lowry and Son
  • Saturday 28 March – What We Did On Our Holidays

Tickets £12 (£8 under 16) include film, supper and ice cream. Licensed bar.

Available from Greystoke Post Office or Judith Aris


Greystoke Swimming Pool Volunteers Thank You Evening and AGM

If you have volunteered in any way over the past year with the pool please join us on Wednesday 11 December in the Oak Room at the Boot and Shoe, Greystoke from 8:30pm for a great, social get-together.

We will have a short AGM from 7:30pm that you are welcome to attend.


Swimming Pool Draw

Thank you to all who continue to give your support to the Swimming Pool Monthly Draw, supporting a worthwhile cause whilst being in with a chance of winning a cash prize; it’s a win/win!

October's Winners

  • £20-99 Clarissa Hoskinson
  • £15-48 Louise & Simon
  • £10-28 Tim Mather
  • £5-127 Ella & Johnathan Tiffin
  • £5-96 Roy & Mel Thompson
  • £5-65 Steven & Vickie Amos
  • £5-82 Gavin & Judith Aris

Greystoke Swimming Pool Draw runs January to December, with seven monthly cash prizes and a big Christmas draw with prizes up to £50. It’s £15 for the whole year and half of all monies received are given out in cash prizes and half goes to help run the pool.

2020 will see big changes at the pool as the refurbishment of the changing room and café gets underway – fundraising has enabled this to happen, so a big thank you to all of you who continue to support our amazing village amenity, which includes being in the monthly pool draw.

Payment for 2020 is due by mid-December so collectors will be visiting, or you can pay by BACS or standing order.

For more information contact Emma Nielsen or Sarah Dobinson. Also, see the Greystoke & District Swimming Pool facebook page or website

Together Magazine October 2019

Together Magazine October 2019

Latest News and What's On in Greystoke in October

Greystoke WI
Greystoke WI’s September meeting was a talk by Marjorie Bridgway about needles and sewing. Marjorie spoke about the history of sewing and explained how needles were made. There was a very interesting display of all kinds of needles and sewing.

On Thursday 3 October, we have a Guest Night where Michael Roberts, an Auctioneer, will value objects brought along on the evening. The Competition will be his choice of the objects brought for valuation. We will share a light supper. Members are encouraged to bring guests, but please let Hazel McGrath know.

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


Greystoke Social Club
Our next meetings are:

  • Monday 7 October – a talk by Derek Storrer from Penrith Lions about their work – Greystoke Village Hall at 2.00pm
  • Monday 21 October – a slide show by Tony Warren on the Isle of Man – Greystoke Village Hall at 2.00pm
  • Monday 4 November – A talk by Barry Todhunter on Blencathra Foxhounds – Greystoke Village Hall at 2.00pm

A big thank you to those non-members from the village who supported our outings over the summer, we hope that you enjoyed yourselves and will join us on another occasion.

Everyone is welcome to our meetings and on our trips. We hope that you will enjoy yourselves and eventually become a member.

John Danks (Chairman)


Remembrance Sunday
For those who were unsure, we can confirm that Remembrance Sunday will be commemorated in its usual fashion. Rev Richard Hall will lead us in a service in church at 10.15am, which will be attended by the uniformed youth organisations, to be followed at 11.00am by the usual laying of wreaths and two minutes silence on the village green.

PCC St Andrew’s Greystoke


Macmillan Coffee Morning
Thank You to all who supported either by their attendance or by providing cakes for the Macmillan Coffee Morning held in St Andrew’s Church on Friday 27 September.


Mary Jack Foundation Trust Fund

Studying? Funding Available Grants are available to all students aged eleven to twenty-five, who reside in the Whitbarrow, Berrier and Murrah area from the Mary Jack Foundation Trust Fund.

Grants may be put towards the cost of education, training, apprenticeships, books or equipment, which would help to prepare for or enter a trade or profession.

Application forms and further information are available from Mrs E Earl (details in the Together Magazine). Completed forms to be returned to Mrs Earl by Saturday 26 October 2019.

In order to keep this fund functioning, the trustees would appreciate applications from eligible students.


Soup and Puddings
Soup and Puddings will be served in Greystoke Village Hall on Sunday 27 October from 11.30am to 2.00pm.

£6 at the door with funds going to Greystoke Village Hall.

Contributions of soup or puddings on the day would be greatly appreciated.


Greystoke Parish Council
The next meeting is on Tuesday 15 October at 7.30pm.

Does anyone have any information of the Plague Stone that is in Spillers Field in Greystoke? Guy Challand has said he will put some information together about its history for our next meeting. This will be put on a plaque for residents and visitors to see.

Roy Fisher (Chairman)


Greystoke Bingo Nights
Greystoke Bingo Nights will be held in the village hall on Fridays 8 and 22 November, 6 December and 10 January 2020.

These bingo nights are our main fundraising activity of the year and can only take place thanks to the fantastic support we receive from our local community. This being so, we will shortly be asking for donations of prizes for our popular bingo nights.


Greystoke Village Hall Committee
The village hall is one of the main hubs of the village and can only operate thanks to the sterling efforts of its dedicated committee. However, we are all getting older and need new members to safeguard the future running of the hall.

We meet around four times a year, look after the hall, stage the children’s sports day and several fundraising events in the year.

Our next meeting is at the hall on Wednesday 16 October at 7.30pm. We would love to see you there. Thanks.

Les Nanson


Swimming Pool Redevelopment Updates

With generous grants of £5,000 from the Hadfield Trust and £30,000 from Cumbria Waste Management Environmental Trust, plus all the fund raising efforts so far we have raised enough money to deliver most of what we want with the pool buildings re-building project. All being well, the contractor will start on site in early October.

The project still needs more funds to furnish the café and carry out other works. “Buy a Brick” will therefore remain open for any generous donors until the end of October. Please go to www.greystokepool.org.uk for further details.


Greystoke Film Nights
We have the following film nights scheduled for the autumn/ winter.

  • Saturday 12 October – Fisherman’s Friend
    A feel-good story about the discovery of a most unusual ‘boy-band’ set in Cornwall!
  • Saturday 30 November – Red Joan
  • Saturday 18 January – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Saturday 29 February – Mrs Lowry and Son
  • Saturday 28 March – What We Did On Our Holidays

Tickets £12 (£8 under 16) include film, supper and ice cream. Licensed bar.

Available from Greystoke Post Office or Judith Aris


Greystoke Swimming Pool Volunteers Evening and AGM

Please put Wednesday 11 December at 7.30pm in your diary (venue to be confirmed). That evening we are starting with a brief AGM and then will have a thank you evening for all the wonderful volunteers that helped keep the pool running this year.


Memories of Greystoke Pool and Playing Fields
As we move towards our refurbishment of the pool buildings over the winter, the Greystoke Pool Committee has been reflecting on how it all started.

When we have the new café next season, we would like to be able to put up a display to document the history of the pool and playing fields. We thought it would be interesting for local users and visitors to know about the origins of our wonderful pool and the playing fields. We are also thinking about a display book covering the history since the lease for the land was signed in 1966 and the pool was built in 1973.

So, if anyone has any information, memories or photographs of the building of the pool, or the wonderful times they have spent in it over the years, please would they share them with us to add to the display.

Lesley Lamb has kindly offered to gather all the interesting material; so if you have anything to share or know who will, please contact Lesley.


Swimming Pool Draw

Thank you to all who continue to give your support to the Swimming Pool Monthly Draw, supporting a worthwhile cause whilst being in with a chance of winning a cash prize; it’s a win/win!

July's Winners

  • £20-175 George & Samuel Freeman
  • £15-163 Lesley Lamb
  • £10-27 Norman & Christine Bell
  • £5-165 Mr & Mrs Murray
  • £5-73 Eileen Monk
  • £5-83 Mr & Mrs Prince
  • £5-183 Jan & Ben Mandale
  • August's Winners

  • £20-166 Mark & Alice Townshead
  • £15-115 Normand Lund
  • £10-142 Margaret Fleet
  • £5-8 P & A Binks
  • £5-25 Michael McHale
  • £5-34 Andy James
  • £5-5 Pat & Lucy Freeman
  • September's Winners

  • £20-86 Margot Dent
  • £15-159 George Elliot
  • £10-14 John Bridges
  • £5-107 Joan Hanley
  • £5-15 Jean Pearson
  • £5-139 G & B Butterworth
  • £5-119 Les Nanson

  • Greystoke Playgroup Toy Sale
    A Toy Sale will take place in Greystoke Village Hall on Sunday 13 October between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. Entry is £1.00 per adult, children free, with seller’s tables at £8.00 per table.

    There will also be refreshments and a raffle.

    All proceeds will go to Greystoke Under 5’s Playgroup.

    For further information, please contact Helen McGlasson


    Traditional Harvest Celebrations at Dalemain Mansion
    A celebration of all things Autumnal will take place on Sunday 29 September between 10.00am and 4.00pm. This will include apple-juicing, garden plants, horses, fresh produce stalls, antique farm machinery, spinning and weaving, and seasonal refreshments.

    There will also be a fantastic range of tours and talks on “From Bees to Beer” and “Apples to Agriculture”.

    Talks are free, and tours are £4.00 (children £2.00). A full day pass costs £16.00 and includes talks, tours, mansion and gardens.

    Together Magazine September 2019

    Together Magazine September 2019

    Latest News and What's On in Greystoke in September

    Bill and Rosemary’s Last Service
    Many thanks to all who contributed in whatever way to Bill and Rosemary’s last service. It was really good to see so many people in church with such a lot of connections with Bill and Rosemary’s time and ministry amongst us. A special thank you to Maureen Hardy and colleagues who kept us fed and watered. Greystoke PCC


    Greystoke WI
    Greystoke WI met in July for an afternoon tea and silent auction in order to raise funds for the swimming pool. Over £200 was raised.

    In August we held an Open meeting with cheese and wine when the garden prizes were awarded by Roy Fisher. John Maddison then gave a beautiful digital presentation on Cumbrian Gardens.

    In September Marjorie Bridgway will be giving a talk on needles. The competition will be a piece of needlework.

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


    Greystoke Social Club
    Our next meetings are:

    • Monday 2 September – Illustrated Talk on the Lake District National Park by Barry Grayburn, Greystoke Village Hall 2.00pm
    • Monday 16 September – Mystery Outing – contact Shirley Mounsey to book a seat, but she won’t tell you the destination!
    • Monday 7 October – Lions (the charity group, not the animals nor the rugby players) – a talk by Derek Storer – Greystoke Village Hall at 2.00pm.

    Everyone is welcome to our meetings and on our trips. We hope that you will enjoy yourselves and eventually become a member.

    John Danks (Chairman)


    Macmillan Coffee Morning
    Please join us in St. Andrew’s Church Greystoke between 10.00am and 12.00pm on Friday 27 September for a refreshing cup of coffee and a delicious slice of cake, all in aid of the very worthwhile Macmillan Cancer Support.


    Messy Church
    Messy Church meets once again in Greystoke Village Hall from 4.00pm until 6.00pm on Saturday 28 September to pray, learn and worship – its values are ‘Jesus-centred’, ‘hospitable’, ‘creative’ and ‘ inclusive’ – why not come along, it’s noisy, fun, and ends with a tea!! Let John Danks know so that we properly welcome you.


    Harvest Thanksgiving
    Please join us on Sunday 29 September as we give thanks for the harvest.

    Gifts in thanks will be very welcome.

    • Cash will be sent to the Bishop of Carlisle’s Harvest Appeal;
    • dry goods will go to Penrith Food Bank, run by the Salvation Army;
    • perishable goods will be sold, the proceeds also going to the Bishop’s Harvest Appeal.

    Greystoke PCC


    Mary Jack Foundation Trust Fund

    Studying? Funding Available Grants are available to all students aged eleven to twenty-five, who reside in the Whitbarrow, Berrier and Murrah area from the Mary Jack Foundation Trust Fund.

    Grants may be put towards the cost of education, training, apprenticeships, books or equipment, which would help to prepare for or enter a trade or profession.

    Application forms and further information are available from Mrs E Earl (details in the Together Magazine). Completed forms to be returned to Mrs Earl by Saturday 26 October 2019.

    In order to keep this fund functioning, the trustees would appreciate applications from eligible students.


    Greystoke Open Gardens
    Our grateful thanks to all the people who opened their gardens for our fund raising for Greystoke Church.

    11 Gardens and the allotments were open; we were supported by so many people and we couldn’t manage without them.

    Our thanks extend to all the unforeseen helpers who worked so hard to make the day a success. The bakers, the café ladies, who feed the many guests who turned up, the car park marshals, the helpers who put up and removed the sign posts and the people who spent so many hours preparing their gardens for this special occasion.

    An amazing total of £1780 was raised, surely the wonderful sunshine helped to bring out the public, weren’t we blessed!

    A truly lovely day, guests, came from far and wide making some lovely comments about our Village, the Community and the gardens!


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

    Roy Fisher (Chairman)


    Greystoke Brownies and Guides
    Greystoke Brownies and Guides meet on Mondays in term time from 6.30pm in the Village Hall. Brownies is for girls aged 7-10 and Guides is for girls aged 10+.

    We’re really excited about going to the Tartan Gig in Glasgow at the end of August – a huge concert just for members of Girlguiding – and we’ll see Lewis Capaldi, James Arthur and other top artists perform!

    For the Autumn Term, we’ll make the most of the light nights while they are still with us maybe with some fire lighting and outdoor cooking; we’ll take part in Girlguiding’s Future Girl…Acts on Plastic and have a sleepover in half term. We’ll also be doing more activities to gain our region Year of Adventure Badge.

    We have members from a wide area, and you don’t have to live in Greystoke to join us! It’s a great way to make new friends! If your daughter would like to come and see what we get up to, contact Georgina Stephenson or register on www.girlguiding.org.uk/joinus.


    Greystoke Swimming Pool
    We have had a great season: 110 season ticket holders have enjoyed the pool and we have filled over café 180 volunteer slots.

    In addition more than 20 volunteers have tested chemicals every day and kept the pool ship shape. A massive thank you to everyone involved.


    Swimming Pool Redevelopment Updates

    We continue to make good progress towards our fundraising target and by the time you read this will have appointed a contractor to carry out the works from September onwards. In order to meet available funds we have had to hold back on a few items in the build programme so continue to need support and fundraising.
    There is still time to support us by our Buy a Brick campaign. Please go to www.greystokepool.org.uk for further details.


    Greystoke Film Nights
    We have planned 5 film nights for the autumn/ winter. Further details will follow but the dates for your diary are:

    • 12 October – Fisherman’s Friend
    • 30 November – Red Joan
    • 18 January – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
    • 29 February – Mrs Lowry and Son
    • 28 March – What We Did On Our Holidays

    Greystoke Beer Festival
    The annual Greystoke Beer Festival fundraiser is being held on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September.

    The headline band on the Saturday is Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra as featured on BBC radio.

    This year there will be a Prosecco Bar to complement the usual range of beers and ciders. Tickets are on sale at the Greystoke Post office or via the Beer Festival website.


    Greystoke Bell Ringers
    On Wednesday 31 July one of our support bell ringers, Ken Twentyman, celebrated his 90th birthday.

    Ken, who lived in Greystoke as a very young child, moved with his parents to Penrith, and has been a Church Bell Ringer at St. Andrew’s, Penrith for very many years.

    Greystoke Church Bells were restored at the Millennium, and we then needed a team of ringers to handle the Bells. Ken and other Diocesan Guild ringing members came along to train and support us.

    He has continued to attend Greystoke Tower each Thursday evening as a guest ringer, come rain, hail and snow ever since. We know we can depend on Ken should we have a short fall of ringers for special occasions though we recognise his first Tower is St. Andrew’s at Penrith.

    He is a remarkable gentleman and we’re proud to have him as a friend and ringer.

    On Saturday 3 August, three Greystoke ringers, with the support of three Penrith ringers, rang a Quarter Peal in honour of Ken.


    Greystoke School is looking for Co-opted Governors
    We’re looking for people from the local community, from all walks of life and backgrounds, who can bring different viewpoints, experience, skills and fresh ideas to the Governing Board.

    Being a governor gives you the chance to learn new skills and benefit from training, support and expert advice. It also gives you the opportunity to make a difference to how well the school runs, raise standards, and do something positive for the next generation. Working with the Governing Board, you’ll apply your knowledge and experience to benefit the local community, helping to improve educational standards for children and young people in your area.

    School governors take part in strategic discussions at governing board meetings which take place around six times a year in term time at the school. The Governing Board works as a team to ensure the school staff have the resources and support they require to do their jobs well and holds executive leaders to account by monitoring the school’s performance. Governors are often described as a “Critical Friend” to the School Senior Management Team, creating positive solutions for school improvements.

    If you’d like to know more about being a School Governor at Greystoke School, in the first instance contact eMail Gill Fawcett, (tel. 017684 83 572).

    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