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)
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
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:
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, copy by noon on 2nd Friday each month to email@example.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)