Patterdale TODAY

Patterdale Tennis and Croquet Club 
Join Us in 2024

The tennis courts on the King George V Playing Field have been completely refurbished, so now is the time to join the Club. Croquet is also being played on the old bowling green behind the tennis courts. For information about the club, membership etc. Go to the  Club website

Ullswater Heritage
Knowledge Bank

The Ullswater Heritage Knowledge Bank is a project of Friends of the Ullswater Way which celebrates the cultural and natural heritage of the Ullswater Valley. Since  September 2020 this community-led project has been collecting stories, memories, photographs and articles which it is hoped will bring the rich heritage of the valley alive for both residents and visitors.

Click here to access the Ullswater Heritage Knowledge Bank & explore!

Goldrill Beck Restoration


The works to move a stretch of Goldrill Beck away from the A592 and reconnect the river to its floodplain have been completed. This will create improved habitats for wildlife and slow the flow of water downstream.

Local History Section

We continue to add new items to the popular Local History section of this website. We also believe that we have solved the mystery of G R Bennett on the War Memorial.

The large collection of transcriptions that Chris Darvill has made over the years, such as the Parish Registers, Directories and Census Records, will be of interest to locals as well as Family Historians. All of the graveyard memorials have now been transcribed and photographed by Chris.

'NEW' Old Maps of the Area

Actually New additions. We have now added links to even more maps of the dale in the Local History section of the site, including several, 25 inch scale, old OS Maps links. They cover the years 1859, 1897 and 1913. Click here - they are fascinating to look at. 

Prince of Wales Visit

Did you know that a Prince of Wales spent two nights in Patterdale?  Click Here for more details.

Speeding Past Patterdale School?

Patterdale School is concerned about motorists driving at speed past the school. Danielle Ousby, our local Police Community Support Officer, has got in touch with Patterdale Today asking us to highlight the issue - Danielle says that "other measures" are being looked into but the message is clear - Please don't speed past Patterdale School!

A592 Safer Roads Project 


Further information about plans for Road Safety Improvements on the A592 between Rheged and Windermere,  along with FAQs can be found on the Westmorland and Furness Council  website

 Pennine Community
Credit Union

Affinity Credit Union, which previously merged with Eden & South Lakeland Credit Union, has now merged with Pennine Community Credit Union, PCCU. 

PCCU now provides credit union services across the whole of Cumbria. Click here to go to their website and learn how to join and get details of the saving & borrowing opportunities on offer.

Updated Bus/TrainTimetables

See our Timetables page for the latest bus and rail timetables.

Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service

Home Fire Risk Self Assessment

Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service have launched an online self-assessment survey enabling residents in Cumbria to gauge their risk of falling victim to fire in the home. Click here to access the online assessment.

Cumbria Patient Feedback Website Launched

You can now give online feedback on your experience of any NHS service in Cumbria and read reviews posted by others. Click here to visit the website, which has the full support of all health providers in Cumbria.

     Patterdale Housing Needs 

Survey Results, Next Steps

Our local Housing Group have published the results of the Patterdale Parish Housing Need survey, and have issued a press release outlining next steps. Go to our Affordable Housing page to see a summary of the results & read the press release. Click here to see a full copy of the Housing Need survey report.

Our local Housing Group has developed into the Patterdale Parish Community Land Trust (PPCLT) - click here to visit the PPCLT website.

Then and Now Pictures

Over the years, we have been delighted to receive quite a selection of Joseph Lowe photographs, which show how the dale looked around a hundred years ago. Some of these images have been added to our Then and Now gallery alongside a photograph of the same scene today. If you can help to date any of the pictures or suggest any narrative for them, please e-mail the editors.

    Eden Recycling - Kerbside      Bag & Box Scheme

Although there is an Eden-wide recycling scheme (click here for full information on the scheme), it is still beneficial to the community to make use of recycling centre in Glenridding.

The more people who use the recycling centre in Glenridding, the more money the parish council earns to spend locally. If possible please use the centre even with the box and bag scheme. Remember there is no general rubbish facility in Glenridding.

Radio Cumbria now Available via Freeview

Radio Cumbria is now available via Freeview on Channel 721 - handy for updates on weather, schools and roads, especially in the winter months. If you are in a Freeview reception area (not all of us are!),well worth considering retuning your TV to pick up the new channel. (Thanks to Michelle Edgar for this tip)

Community Links

Local Webcams

Parish Email List

Our dale has a private email list which is used to provide information straight to your inbox about any topics of interest relating to the parish of Patterdale. Click here  to go to a news article on the council web site which provides more details and who to contact to be included. 

Glenridding Common

 Update from the John Muir Trust

There is a new publication from the John Muir Trust - "Common Ground" - which reports on the first 18 months of their management of Glenridding Common. Click here to read the John Muir publication.

Affordable Housing Boost

Government Awards Eden £938,000

Eden District Council has been awarded £938,640 from the government’s Community Housing Fund. The money granted from this Fund aims to create more housing in areas where the impact of second homes is particularly acute and housing prices outstrip local household incomes. Click here to read more on our Affordable Housing page.

Power Cut Helpline Dial 105

There is a new free national helpline to ring to report a power cut or receive reassurance during a blackout. In Cumbria, dialling 105 will put you in touch with Electricity North West, which is the company that manages the cables,power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in Cumbria.

Flood Action Plans Published

The Environment Agency has published a Flood Action Plan for Cumbria - "Reducing Flood Risk from Source to Sea" -  (click here) and separately a Glenridding Community Action Table (click here).The purpose of their Glenridding Community action table is to highlight the flood management that is currently in place and the specific actions that are happening or proposed within the Cumbria flood action plan for the Glenridding community.

Our own Patterdale Parish Community Flood Plan is published on the Patterdale Community Flood Group website (click here). 

Flood Factsheet

Cumbria County Council have produced a  Flood Factsheet for Eden District . The Factsheet has regular updates on flood recovery, road and bridge closures, links to other info etc  - click here to access the Factsheet.

Contact the Editors

If you have any suggestions, things you would like to see, details of a local event or even photos to share then please e-mail the editors. All of the editors can access the site's dedicated e-mail account.

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