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Cartmel Village Society - A Voice for our Village

Cartmel is the centre for an ever widening range of community based projects offering a wealth of annual events. The development and administration of this page is being funded and supported by Lower Allithwaite Parish Council.

Cartmel Village Society exists for the benefit of our village and for our first competition we are going global...but starting at home!
We live in one of the most attractive villages in England and on one of the most beautiful peninsulas in the country. The natural world around us is precious and very important. Our countryside, hills, woods, village gardens and spaces together are unique.  The Village Society wants to both protect and celebrate our surroundings and our environment.


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NEWS 2013

 The Cartmel Village Society held their AGM on 12th November in the Village Hall and a new committee has been elected.  After many years of service, Tiffany Hunt and Mike and Lynn Gibbons resigned and David Crabtree (Chairman) Barry Dean (Vice Chairman) and John Batty (Treasurer) were elected.   

 Apart from funding worthwhile projects, the Cartmel Village Society, in collaboration with the Parish Council, local authorities and other bodies, will continue to play an active role in village life and participate in projects such as the Cartmel Township Initiative and the Cartmel Conservation Plan.

 Should you wish to be kept updated of the Cartmel Village Society's actions, find out how you can get involved or request funding, please email David Crabtree ( or John Batty (    

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Britain in Bloom 2012

Cartmel was the winner of 5 awards in Cumbria In Bloom 2011 and is now one of six RHS Britain In Bloom Village finalists for 2012. See below for information and latest news, and have a look at the new Cartmel In Bloom website:

‘I am delighted to be a Patron of Cartmel In Bloom. Very many thanks to all those who have already supported us in making such a good start to our campaign’ – Eric Robson, author and broadcaster

RHS Britain in Bloom is one of Europe’s largest horticultural campaigns. More than 1,100 cities, towns and villages participate each year to show off their achievements in environmental responsibility, community participation and horticultural achievement. Further information on RHS and the Britain In Bloom campaign can be found on


April 2012
In line with its aim to involve as much of the village as possible in the village’s Britain-in-Bloom entry, the Cartmel In Bloom Group invited Dr Paul Williams, Headmaster of the Cartmel Priory Church of England School, to set the pupils a number of projects to help them to prepare for the competition.  Dr Williams willingly agreed and the Group wasdelighted to receive 10 website designs created by the Year 10 ICT classes.  The best three of these were selected and their designers received awards in a brief ceremony held at the school. 

The three short-listed entries were all developed by girls and the winning website design was submitted by Nicole Head, who was presented with her award by Tiffany Hunt, Chair of the Cartmel In Bloom Group.  It is intended that the Cartmel In Bloom website will go live over the weekend of  April 14th.

In addition to the website, the school is involved in a number of other eco projects as part of the Cartmel In Bloom campaign.  These include the creation of a wormery, bat boxes, a wild flower meadow in the school grounds and a wild flower survey of the area, which will be published in the Cartmel In Bloom website.

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