Since 2018 the Parish Council have taken over the management of certain street lights from Eden District Council. The lights included are as follows: Patterdale Light 1 - Opposite Grisedale Lodge Light 2 - Adjacent to the Old Police Station Glenridding Light 1 - Adjacent Bus Shelter in Car Park Light 2 - Entrance to Sewage Project Light 3 - Rear of Glenridding Health Centre Light 4 - Opposite Brown Howe Light 5 - Adjacent to the Village Hall Light 6 - Entrance to Car Park Light 7 - Exit from Car Park Light 8 - In Car Park near T.I.C Please note any other lights in the Parish are NOT the responsibility of the Parish Council and are either maintained by Highways or still by Eden District Council.
Glenridding & Hartsop Bus Shelters
The Glenridding Bus Shelter was constructed to provide some respite for passengers during inclement weather; it rains a little in the Lake District! It is on the route of the 508 bus service used by school children, residents and visitors alike. For details of the bus service see Links (section 1) Ullswater Tourist Information web site. The Hartsop Bus Shelter was taken under the control of the Parish Council in 2020.
Glenridding Public Hall
The legal procedure to enable the Glenridding Public Hall to achieve incorporated status is now complete. It was registered with the Charity Commission on 22nd February 2016. Other formalities were addressed at the Patterdale Parish Council meeting of 22nd March 2016. During the period leading up to incorporation 12 local residents were asked if they would like to be trustees and the details can be found on the Charity Commission web site (please see the Links Page Section 8). The public hall is therefore no longer an asset of the parish council and will be run as a separate entity with its own trustees.
Green Jubillee Seats Around the Parish
There are 25 Benches or Seats within the Parish that are the responsibility of the Parish Council. The majority of the Benches are metal. 8 of the metal benches are Victorian, 7 of which display a plaque stating: 18VR97. The Benches are located around the Parish from Seldom Seen to Hartsop.
Jenkins Field and Jenkins Field Toilets
The Parish Council took back control of Jenkins Field and the Steamer Road toilets in December 2019. The land was originally gifted to the Parish in the 1930s by Matson Ground Estates.
For a brief history of the cottage see the News menu item year 2014. You will see a news article dated 11th November 2014 which provides some details. Also please see a news article dated 22nd March 2015 regarding management of the cottage.
We have six notice boards within the dale: One at Glenridding adjacent to Glenridding bridge (grid ref. NY 386 169). This was donated by the Environment Agency after Storm Desmond. One at Glenridding at Hollin Bush Corner by the entrance to Gillside Farm One at Grisedale adjacent to Grisedale bridge (grid ref: NY 390 161). One at Patterdale adjacent to Goldrill bridge (grid ref: NY 398 158). One at Deepdale adjacent to Deepdale bridge (grid ref: NY 398 144). One at Hartsop in the bus shelter (grid ref: NY 405 131).
The parish took back control of the public toilets in Patterdale in February 2020.
Recreation Ground and Land At the Back of the Headlands
This area is defined in the land registry document CU190088 and contains the recreation ground and the access from Greenside road as well as the land at the back of the properties known as the Headlands. The council are trustees for the Charity No. 1071637 entitled Patterdale Recreation Ground. The recreation ground is a popular area used by youngsters in the dale and visitors alike. It has a grassed football field and activity playground.
The war memorial has undergone extensive maintenance works which was enabled as a result of generous donations and voluntary work. Patterdale School have been involved in a project on the First World War Commemorations and this culminated in an exhibition of their work at Rheged Penrith. See News year 2014 for an article dated 1st November 2014 for more information. In 2018 a new statue, "John" was unveiled at the memorial to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.
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