Corona Virus Letter – 24th March 2020
Today we’ve started to hand deliver letters to each household to try and help create a COVID-19 action plan for Calderbridge and Ponsonby. Click here to read a copy of the letter if you haven’t yet received it.
Church News – 23th March 2020
The meeting which was due to take place on Friday 27th March in the village hall, re the situation with Calderbridge Church has been cancelled. All Church services at Calderbridge and Ponsonby have also been cancelled until further notice.
Village Hall CLOSED – 21th March 2020
Due to the Corona virus the village hall is now closed until further notice.
Telephone box has been adopted – 20th March 2020
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The Parish has now adopted the village telephone box. As you can see it needs a little TLC, which we’ll be starting once the weather gets better. If you’d like to help let us know. Please also let us know any suggestion of what we could use it for for e.g. a swap shop, library..
Corona Virus WhatsApp Group – 17th March 2020
We’re setting up a WhatsApp group to help improve our response for those in Calderbridge and Ponsonby who are in need during the Corona virus outbreak. This will be used to share the latest local news and give you the ability to ask for help if you’re in isolation e.g. if you require some shopping or your dog walked you can drop a WhatsApp and someone will hopefully be able to help.If you’re interested please send us your mobile number via our website contact page

I’ve already heard of a lot of people pulling together helping the venerable and elderly, keep up the good work

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA – Community Morning – 21st March 2020 10:00-12:00 @ Village Hall
We’re kick starting our Wildlife and Heritage garden with a Community Morning. We’ve plenty to offer for all age groups.
Activities will include:
• DIY/Crafts such as bird feeders, boxes, bug hotel building, Planting and much more. Readymade items also available – Perfect gifts for mother’s day, donations welcome.
• Tea/Coffee and homemade cake.
• Children’s activities for all ages. **No children to be left unaccompanied**
• Raffle
Free Entry – Everyone is welcome – All items made can be taken home.
See our website and follow us on Facebook to find out more.
A big thank you to Lake District Foundation and Jacksons Timber for the donations to make this all possible.
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Church council donation – 4th February 2020
Thank you to the church council for the £150 they’ve donated for paint etc for the rest of the church railings.
Wildlife and Heritage Garden Funding – January 2020
Village Hall Kirkgate ArtsWe’re delighted to announce we’ve been accepted for funding from The Lake District Foundation to create a ‘Wildlife and Heritage Garden’ in our Village hall playing field. Plans are well under way, we’ll share them as soon as we can. For now here’s a brief summary of what to expect:
Build a garden, to encourage local wildlife, including work with Westlakes Red Squirrel Association to encourage and preserve the red squirrels in the area Include information, pictures and displays of the history of the area, to inform and to preserve the history, so it’s not lost forever.
Allow locals and visitors to contribute towards the garden and project as it continues to develop over time, with suggestions and new ideas being introduced.
Provide a project the whole community can get involved in from young to old, that will continue to be enjoyed as the project progresses and adapts
Children’s Summer Cinema – January 2020
As part of our community plan we’re looking into adding some children’s films into our summer cinema. Our options are:
Frozen 2
The new Lion King
Peppa pig festival of fun

Please let us know in order which if any you’d like to see.p.s. don’t forget next Friday, 31 January 2020 @ 19:30 we’re showing Yesterday. you can watch the trailer and find out all the details on our Village Hall page.
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