Welcome

Welcome to our villages.
We hope you find this information useful.

General Bits & Pieces
Post Box at Village Hall (Weekday collection 4.15 pm, Saturday collection 12.15 pm)
Notice Board outside Village Hall – Parish council notice board.  Advertisements for local events, Fellrunner bus timetable, etc.
Recycling Centre at Village Hall for Glass, Paper & Card, Foil, Cans and Clothes Recycling
     The scheme run by Eden District Council returns the revenue raised from our recycling centre directly to Village Hall Funds.
     Please support this fund-raising by recycling as much as possible and leaving the centre tidy. 
     If any bins are overflowing please call the Hall Secretary on 01768 88205 to arrange early collection.

Refuse Collection –  weekly on Wednesday morning at around 10 am.  Bank Holiday week collections are normally a day later.  Two blue bags per household per week.
(Green bags are provided for plastics recycling, fortnightly collection on Wednesday, 9 am)

Fellrunner Bus
The Fellrunner Bus provides a service from Blencarn to Penrith on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays.
Visit http://www.fellrunnerbus.co.uk/timetable.html for details of times, and services from other local villages.

Some local clubs and businesses:
Melmerby & District Gardening Club
     Meets in Melmerby Village Hall on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm
     Speakers, events and outings throughout the year.
     Club Secretary: Sue Littlewood, Riggside  01768 88205

Blencarn Fly Fishing –  for tickets contact K Stamper at Blencarn Hall Farm 01768 88284

Artists’ Studio – Alan Stones & Rebecca Payn at Glen Cottage, Blencarn 01768 88688

Lakes and Dales   Rob & Kerry Hammond    01768  879091
     Classic Car Hire, Bed & Breakfast and Holiday Cottages
     www.lakesanddales.co.uk

Kirkland Hall Cottages  Lesley & Ian Howes   01768 88295
     Kirkland Hall,  www.kirkland-hall-cottages.co.uk

Property Repairs & Maintenance
     Jack Barnes        Cobblestone Barn, Blencarn     01768 88661

 

A few places for eating and drinking locally:

Daytime Coffees/Teas/Meals:
     Brief Encounter, Langwathby  01768 881902
     Mrs Millers at Hazel Dene Nursery, Culgaith  01768 882520
     Acorn Bank (National Trust) Weds-Sun seasonal  01768 361893
     The Village Bakery, Melmerby   01768 881811

Restaurants/Public Houses: 
     Fox Inn, Ousby  01768 881374
     Black Swan, Culgaith  01768 88223
     Shepherds Inn, Langwathby  01768 881463
     Highland Drove, Great Salkeld  01768 898349
     Kings Arms, Temple Sowerby  01768 362944

Some Local Information

Kirkland Church
     Communion (Common Worship) at 10am on 2nd Sunday in each month (full list of local services in MEMO)

MEMO – monthly fellside magazine delivered free to each household – local events, church services and advertising (correspondence to bridget.midedenmemo@yahoo.com, copy by noon on 2nd Friday each month to midedenmemo@gmail.com)

Penrith Library Van – Parks outside Blencarn Village Hall on Friday at 11.15am at six weekly intervals (Route 5). Dates from Penrith Library   01768 812100

Newspapers - Daily and Sunday papers may be ordered and collected from Hazel Dene Nursery, Culgaith (no deliveries)  01768 882520

Post Office - Nearest Post Office – Langwathby
Carlisle Mobile Post Office visits Culgaith (next to kiosk) every Tuesday from 10.55 to 11.25 am.

Local shopping – Langwathby Post Office, Melmerby Stores and Hazel Dene Nursery, Culgaith

Window Cleaner – Peter’s Window Cleaning Contractors, Carlisle – 07551 899244

Slee’s Ice Cream Van – comes to village on Friday evenings at around 5.30pm (seasonal)

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