Greystoke News – October 2022

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  • Sunday 2 October – Holy Communion
  • Sunday 9 October – Harvest Celebration
  • Sunday 16 October – Holy Communion
  • Sunday 23 October – Morning Praise
  • Sunday 30 October – Holy Communion

All our services start at 11.00am, with refreshments served before the service at 10.30am.

Holy Communion is held in the Chancel and Morning Praise, a more informal service with modern hymns and songs, is held in the Lady Chapel. There is provision for children in our children’s area – seats, activities and books to read.

Greystoke Social Club

  • Monday 3 October – Nepal – a talk with slides by Margaret Rinder
  • Monday 17 October – Copper to Gold – a talk by Rev Martin Walker on his journey from the police to the priesthood
  • Monday 7 November – Share a Hobby – bring along something you have made or created and share with other members (needlework, painting, woodwork, pottery, etc.) and explain how it came into being. Share the joy of creation.

Our meetings are held in Greystoke Village Hall and start at 2.00pm, £1 for members, £2 for visitors and includes tea and biscuits.

Greystoke Under 5s Playgroup
The playgroup is back after the summer holiday break and will be reopening at the slightly earlier time of 9.30am to 11.00am every Thursday during term-time, in Greystoke Village Hall.

Sessions are proving really popular and we welcome new children and babies from the area. Pop along or join our Facebook group ( Greystoke Under 5s Playgroup (2021+)) for updates and news about upcoming events and activities.

Greystoke Film Nights, Autumn / Winter 2022/3
We are delighted to announce a series of four film nights to be held at the village hall throughout this autumn and winter. We are supported by Eden Arts who are providing the equipment and films. These are very sociable events and a wonderful way to meet with friends or meet new people.

Tickets are £15.00 each and must be bought in advance. The price also includes a delicious one pot supper before the film and an English Lakes ice cream in the interval. There will be a licensed bar to purchase wine, beer and soft drinks. All profits go towards maintaining and running the swimming pool. Tickets will be available at the Post Office nearer the time of each event. All proceedings commence at 7.00pm.

The dates for your diaries are as follows:

  • Saturday 22 October
  • Saturday 3 December
  • Saturday 14 January
  • Saturday 4 March

Elvis, on Saturday 22 October, is a 2022 biographical musical drama film directed by Baz Luhrmann, who co-wrote the screenplay with Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce, and Jeremy Doner. The film follows the life of rock and roll icon, singer, and actor Elvis Presley, told from the perspective of his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

Greystoke WI
Greystoke WI’s September speaker was Jules Wooding, the manager of the Military Museum in the Castle at Carlisle. Jules has worked there since 2014 and took on managing it in 2020, just in time to keep it going through the pandemic. The museum celebrates its 90th birthday on Wednesday 7 December this year.

Jules spoke to us about how the museum was established and how the collection expanded as people donated items and soldiers brought things back with them. The exhibits that she highlighted helped to bring home her message that the museum is not just about collections of medals but about the experiences of local people in the military in times of war. It was fascinating to hear about a banner in which Jules is shown wearing white gloves and reverently holding a worn out bush hat. She explained that this tatty looking hat used to belong to George MacDonald Fraser known to many as the author of the Flashman books.

Our Thursday 6 October meeting will be our Guest Night with a supper and entertainment from Denis Westmorland.

If you would like to join us please contact Hazel.

Greystoke Swimming Pool
The swimming pool closed on Tuesday 6 September after a very successful summer. We had a later than planned opening as a new pump was required but once underway the season has gone well. I would like to thank all our volunteers who contribute to the pool. This includes the maintenance team, café volunteers, plant room and water quality team, film night team, beer festival team, pool lottery team, winter café team, lifeguard team, and last but not least, the committee. It takes over 100 volunteers to keep the pool open and sorry if I’ve missed anyone.

We welcome anyone who wants to get involved in any of the above teams or would like to join the committee. Our next meeting is on Wednesday 5 October in the pool café and we are focusing on fundraising. All are welcome! The time is to be confirmed but if you’re interested please eMail us.

Greystoke Celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend 2022
Thank you very much to everyone for their very generous contributions to the Greystoke Jubilee Celebrations. The account is below:

Item Income Expenditure
Donations from collections £920
Jubilee Grant Eden District Council £500
Total Income £1,420
Fireworks £109.95
Jubilee Coins for the children £116.63
Plants for the village £200.00
Jubilee Celebration Buffet £169.33
Sports and prizes £120.00
Bouncy castle £165.00
Total Expenditure £880.91
Balance to date £539.09

The remaining funds will be used to pay for a commemorative weather vane and a plaque for the village hall.

Greystoke Parish Council
Greystoke Parish Council has met with Highways regarding traffic calming measures in Greystoke. Although we caught over 1,400 motorists doing over 35 miles per hour, none was prosecuted. When we asked why our Police Crimes Commissioner was not prosecuting the offenders, we were told it was not in his remit. Neither will he attend a Parish Council meeting. After asking him several times, this is very disappointing.

At last we have had a response back from Highways regarding cutting the grass beside the footpath up Berrier Road. They said they would have to get permission to cut the bush back that was overhanging the footpath – I said not to bother as I had done it for you!

I wish you all well during the difficult times that lie ahead, but if you think there is anything the Parish Council may be able to help you with please let any of the Parish Councillors know.

Next month, I should be receiving the crocus bulbs which I will then take to people around the village to ask them if they would be so kind as to get a group of people together to plant them. I hope you can help – I have already had one volunteer.

Roy Fisher (Chairman)

Mary Jack Foundation Trust Fund
Studying? 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, Thanet Well, Hutton Roof, Penrith CA11 0XX.

Completed forms to be returned to Mrs Earl by Saturday 29 October 2022.

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

Swimming Pool Draw
Congratulations to the winners of the Greystoke pool monthly draw for September

  • £20 – Helen & Frazer Ross – 164
  • £15 – Allan & Mary Marshall – 177
  • £10 – B & M Murray – 165
  • £5 – John Bridges – 140
  • £5 – Bob & Carolyn Greenhalgh – 5
  • £5 – Tom & Sam Fawcett – 126
  • £5 – Bob & Denise Park – 104

Fellrunner Timetable
The Fellrunner Trustees will meet in October to discuss possible timetable changes/new services to come into effect in January 2023. I know there has been an effort at Greystoke to get Stagecoach services rerouted through the village and good luck with that! If Stagecoach say no, Fellrunner has the capacity to give Greystoke an extra service or services if the demand is there?

We currently provide a Greystoke/Penrith service on a Tuesday but we might be able to add in a service on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday too. (We aren’t Stagecoach of course and we are not talking about an all day, every 30 minute service)!! We also operate a monthly shopping trip to Carlisle which could be rerouted to call at Greystoke. (I know a couple of passengers travel from Greystoke to Newbiggin to catch this service). The key would be the level of demand – the Tuesday service attracts about five passengers from Greystoke on average.[/et_pb_cta][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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