Church Christmas Fair – 23rd December 2019
Thank you to those that attended the church Christmas fair, it was a great afternoon and over £1300 was raised.
Village Hall Event – Church Christmas Fair – Saturday 16th November 2019, 2:30pm
Selling books, bric a brac & craft, as well as the cake, jam & produce stall. All proceeds go to the local church.
Halloween Party was a great success – November 2019
Thank you to everyone who attended and helped out at the Halloween party, it was a great success with over 40 Children attending. We raised a fantastic £355.70 which will go towards our community plan improvements.
C4004 Cold Fell drainage work – Starts WC 11th November 2019
Cumbria County Council will be carrying out drainage improvement works on the C4004 Cold Fell, which will commence on Monday 11th November 2019 for a period of up to 5 days (subject to prevailing weather conditions and site conditions).
Click Here to see a map of the effected area.
Click Here to read the full details
Calderbridge Village Hall Recycling to be removed – November 2019
Following a successful shift in the way residents recycle, Copeland Council will reduce the number of small recycling sites it operates by the end of November. The Calderbridge Village Hall recycling units will be removed as part of this change. The closed remaining recycling sites are:
Beck Green car park (Egremont)
Seascale foreshore
Click Here to read the full details
St Bridget’s Church and our Community Plan – 22nd October 2019
As part of our community plan we went along to the St Bridget’s Parochial Council Meeting to explain what we were trying to do with our Community Plan and offer the opportunity to them to interact with the plan, to help inform and engage with our community on Church issues. The most common questions which keep coming up about the Church are “What’s happening about the Church…
Click Here to read the outcome of meeting.
Speedwatch Team Required – 22nd October 2019
A number of people have suggested that it may help to control traffic speeds in and around, Calderbridge if we formed and operated a community “speedwatch” team.
Click Here to read the full details. If you’re able to help please contact Bob.
Sellafield Fence Work – 21st October 2019
Please note that in order to carry out replacement of the razor wire on the site perimeter fence, we will be closing the single track road between the river calder and Sellafield rail station (see map) to motor vehicles from Monday the 21st of October – for approximately 10 days.
The access track will remain open for cyclists and pedestrians. Signage including safety related information will displayed at either end

Click Here to see the full details

Upcoming Cine North events in the Village hall November 2019 – February 2020
Village Hall Kirkgate ArtsFisherman Friends – Friday 22 November 2019, 19:30 (Doors Open 19:00)
Yesterday – Friday, 31 January 2020, 19:30 (Doors Open 19:00)
Downton Abbey – 28 February 2020, 19:30 (Doors Open 19:00)Click here –  To see the full details and trailers on our Village hall Events page.

Tickets £5 available on the door or contact Yvonne on 01946 841 478.

Remembrance Day – Can you attend??? – Monday 11th November 2019
Our thoughts on placing of the wreath on the war memorial . There is a service at Beckermet on the 10th. Would anyone be interested in meeting on Monday 11th and placing the wreath? We could read out the names of those that were lost during the war from both parishes. anyone who would like to say/read something?. Please contact us if you’d like to attend.
Village Hall Event – Children’s Halloween Party – Friday 1st November 2019, 16:30-18:30
Village Hall Kirkgate ArtsChildren’s Halloween party, everyone is welcome.

Dress up in your spookiest outfit and bring along your pumpkins for a spooky disco and halloween games. Hotdogs and cakes will be served and we’ll have plenty of prizes to be won.

£5 a child payable on the door. This is the first child friendly event to be held as part of our community plan suggestions. We hope to see as many of you down to get involved and help us raise funds for our community.

LLWR Birthday Celebrations – 21st September 2019
As you all probably know the Administrative Headquarters of the Low Level Waste Repository operate from Pelham House. They are holding the 60th Anniversary of the start of Drigg Site operations at Pelham House on 21st September this year. Their intent was to offer us, as their neighbours, an invitation to attend and join in their celebrations and they issued an invitation to attend via their routine quarterly newsletter which was circulated by post in June this year. However, from chatting to a few people it has recently become clear that the distribution list they use for their newsletter is incomplete so some houses in the Village have been receiving them and some have not. I’ll liaise with LLWR to help get their distribution list up to date, in the interim they have kindly offered this blank invitation to those people from Calderbridge and Ponsonby who may not have received one initially. If you’d like to attend please respond as indicated in the invitation and I’m sure LLWR will do their best to accommodate you. For those with children I’m sure they will find it an enjoyable day. Given the timescales the sooner you let them know the better.
Click Here to find out more.
Poop Patrol – 05th September 2019
Poop Patrol! Our Poop patrol has now been setup and we’ve a few leads on a couple of phantom poopers along the river walks and the village hall playing field! If you’re letting your dog poop and not cleaning it up, or leaving a not so pretty plastic baubles hanging on a tree be prepared to be fined or named and shamed! WE ARE WATCHING!
Church Gates – 16th August 2019
Livingstone Surfaces have been having a ‘blast’ with our church gates. A big thank you to Ray Hodge for starting and organizing the repairs to our church railings. Livingstone Surfaces blast and paint shop from The Energy Coast Business Park in Egremont have kindly donated some paint and done a brilliant job of dipping and painting the church gates. We’ll discuss having a paint party once the rest of the railings are repaired at our next meeting at the end of the month.
Ponsonby Bench Replaced – 12th August 2019
The broken bench at Ponsonby has now been replaced. A special thank you to Mill Garage & Garden Machinery for providing the fixings to secure it down.
Appearance and amenities update (AA) – 9th August 2019
Thank you to everyone who’s helped out in the AA group. We’ve had some fantastic feedback and are already making a difference, with plenty of promising prospects ahead. The AA page has now been updated with the latest progress.
Click Here to read the latest.
Planning application Ponsonby – 23rd July 2019
A planning application for the erection of a free-range egg laying unit with associated feed bins and hard standings at Ponsonby Old Hall Farm.
To read Parish council letter being sent out Click Here.
To view the full planning details Click Here.
Church Summer Fair – 15th July 2019
Thank you to those that attended the church fair, it was a great afternoon and over £1100 was raised.
Community plan meeting minutes – 11th July 2019
Click Here to read the output from the second village community plan meeting: 27th June 2019.
Community Plan Meeting @ The Village Hall Event – Thursday 27th June 2019, 7pm
For the next steps of our community plan we would like to get all those people who offered to help together (and anyone else who would also like to help) to discuss where to go from here. please come along and help us.
Click Here to read our starting point created from our last meeting, or click ‘Our Plan’ from the top menu to read the full details.
Village Hall Event – Church Summer Fair – Saturday 13th July 2019, 2:30pm
Selling books, bric a brac & craft, as well as the cake, jam & produce stall. All proceeds go to the local church.
LLWR donation to the Village Hall – 4th June 2019
Thank you to LLWR for donating 40 chairs to our village hall.
Sellafield – Unite industrial action 7th-14th June 2019
Further industrial action (picketing) is planned for week commencing Monday 3rd – Friday 7th June and Monday 10th – Friday 14th June 2019.
Click here to read the full details.
Sellafield – Unite industrial action 20-29th May 2019
Further industrial action (picketing) is planned for week commencing the 20th of May – for 5 consecutive mornings. And the following week from Tuesday the 28th of May up to and including Wednesday the 29th of May.
Click here to read the full details.
NSPCC Race Night – 13th May 2019
NSPCC Beckermet, Calderbridge and Haile branch held a charity race night in the Village hall earlier this month. We managed to raise £1200, NSPCC would like to thank you for your donations
Village Hall Event – Barnes & Newton – Friday 17th May 2019, 19:30 (Doors Open 19:00)
Alan Barnes and David Newton Duo have been playing duets together for over 40 years. These multi award-winners cover a vast repertoire from Louis Armstrong to Chick Corea and play with an empathy that can only come with long experience. The emphasis, as always, is on swinging, accessibility and interplay.
Expect a hugely entertaining programme of straight ahead jazz flawlessly played and interspersed withlots of anecdotes.
Alan Barnes – saxophones and clarinet
David Newton – piano
Village Hall Kirkgate Arts

For booking contact the village hall or click here to book online.
Website Launched – April 2019
Calderbridge and Ponsonby website is launched. We aim to share our community plan ideas, information, events and news.Please save a link to your favorites and check back for the latest updates.