December 2016 ———–NEWS AND THANKS ————– December 2016

Bewcastle Scout Group every Tuesday during term time at Roadhead Hall (October – April) and

Bewcastle School (May – September) 6.15-7.45 pm. Open to boys & girls aged 6 – 14 years. Geoff 01228-792723, Simon 01228-675717, Emma 577270.

Shankhill C of E School Nursery education for children, free for children aged 3 plus Mon-Fri 9-12 noon with option to stay for lunch &play until 1pm 01228 577264 Shankhill Parent & Toddler Group every Wed 1:30 – 3:30pm during term time. 01228 577264 Shankhill Community Lunches every other Wednesday for a fresh, home cooked 2 course meal with coffee or tea for £5.00. See website or ring school. Bookings by 12 noon on day before. Shankhill PTA collects printer cartridges, but no longer takes clothes. Please leave donations at School during term time or phone 01228 577264 to arrange collection

Bewcastle School nursery education for children, free for children 3 upwards. Mon-Fri 9am- 12, option to stay for lunch till 1pm, for more details call Ms Harland on 016977 48662 or email,, School website page,

Bewcastle mother & Toddler group meet every Monday in term time, 1.15-2.45, come along for a coffee, chat & play, all welcome for more details ring school -016977 48662.

Bewcastle Primary School are now registered as a beneficiary with the ” Giving Machine “which generates free donations when you shop online. It does not cost you anything but by signing up to it, it will help with our fundraising. To sign up is quick & easy. Please go to our School website – Community or PFA page and follow the links to get registered.

Bewcastle Parish Council now has a website.

Bewcastle Parish Council would like to know if your business is affected by poor broadband and mobile signal coverage. Please contact the Clerk on 016977 48354 or email

Needlecraft self help classes at Roadhead Hall Tuesdays , 2-4pm

Stapleton Knit & Natter Group meet on Tuesdays at 7 pm at Stapleton Hall

Kirklinton Carpet Bowling Club meets on Monday evenings at 7.30 pm. Details Ivor 01228 675534

Stapleton Carpet Bowling Club meets on Thursdays at Stapleton Hall at 8 pm.

Post Offices: Roadhead Hall, Wednesdays 9.30 – 11.30am,Stapleton Hall, Wed 12.15 – 2 pm

Bewcastle Cancer Research UK Committee would like to thank everyone who supported the annual Whist Dive and drawing on Friday 21st October in Roadhead hall. £2200 was raised at the end of the evening.

Recycling at Roadhead Hall Please could people flatten their cardboard boxes before putting them in the bins, as full boxes take up too much space and don’t allow others to put their cardboard in the bins, also no plastic bags in other bins.

Voluntary Social Car Scheme provides transport to members of the community of any age. Passengers pay 35p for each mile travelled (25p after 20 miles). If 2 people or more travel then the fare is shared between them. contact Freddie Nixon 016977 48241 (Roadhead) or Pat Nixon 016977 45414 (Walton).

December 2016 ————— EVENTS ———– December 2016

Friday 25th November 7.30 pm Bewcastle Heritage Society Evening of local entertainment to celebrate 30th Anniversary of Society and tribute to Duncan Telford. Reserve tickets in advance to include supper £3 (children £2) on 016977 48212. Proceeds in aid of local churches.

Saturday 26th November 2 pm Stapleton Church Christmas Fair at Stapleton Public Hall. Stalls include cakes and preserves. Tombola, raffles and competition. Offers to help or donations for stalls greatly appreciated. Contact any member of the PCC

Friday 2nd December 7.30 pm Bingo Night in Roadhead Hall in aid of Children in Need. Competitions: 3 spotted cupcakes made by children, Guess the sweets; Guess the weight of the Christmas cake. Raffle; Sales table and cakes and jams. £3 adult, £1 children including tea and biscuits.

Saturday 3rd December 2 pm Kirklinton with Hethersgill PCC Christmas Fair in Hethersgill Parish Hall. Stalls include cakes and preserves. Christmas stall (new only) tombola, books , raffles and competitions. Father Christmas is coming. Home made teas available. Gifts for stalls would be appreciated. Admission free. Come and enjoy the afternoon ending with Carol Singing.

Saturday 3rd December 8 pm Stapleton Public Hall Dance with Tartan Country. £7 Bar available. Details 016977 48301/48337

Wednesday 7th December Scaleby & District Flower Club “Winter Cheer” with Heather Curry

Saturday 10th December 9.30 am Walk (Easy but fattening) Walk round Tindale Tarn followed by lunch at the Belted Will. Meet Tindale Village. Details Harry 01228 675910

Friday 16th December 7.30 pm Brampton & District Choir Charity Christmas Concert at William Howard School, Brampton. Led by Ryan Hanlon and introduced by Belinda Artingstoll from Radio Cumbria Tickets £6 , under 12’s free, from Cumberland Building Society, Brampton or on the door.

Saturday 17th December 7.30 pm Bring & Share Supper Dance at Hethersgill Parish Hall with Brian Griffin Band. Bar. Contact 01228 675389/523957

Tuesday 20th December 7.30 pm Bewcastle Heritage Society in Roadhead Hall “Life in Brampton with 101 shops” An illustrated talk by David Moorat. Mince pies and mulled. £3

Tuesday 27th December Charity Dance with Bring & Share Supper at Hethersgill Parish Hall with Roe Valley Band. Bar. Contact 01228 675389

Claiming Dates

Saturday 7th January Stapleton Public Hall Dance with Dennis Westmorland



Kirklinton WI 13th Dec AGM No competition
Stapleton WI 14th Dec TBA Comp: a Christmas


Deadline for the January 2017 issue is 1pm on Saturday 10th December to Tricia Coombe, Damhead, Lyneholmeford, Roweltown, CA6 6LQ. 016977 48833

Bewcastle Newsletter Outlets: Bewcastle Church; Bewcastle School – now online only on School website Community Page; Mary Phillips, 7 Sleetbeck Road; Garry Phillips, Motor Engineer, Roadhead; Roadhead Hall; Knowe Church; Bailey Mill.