On behalf of the Parish Council of Blindcrake, Welcome! Our Parish, which lies at the Northwestern limit of the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, comprises the village of Blindcrake, the hamlets of Redmain and Sunderland, and Isel. This website provides details of the activities of the Parish Council, local events and general information.

Ros Berry, Chair of the Council



All events are held in Blindcrake Village Hall unless otherwise stated. The cost of hiring the village hall is £7 per hour (£3.50 for half-hour) for meetings, classes or workshops and £10 per hour for parties and events. There is a returnable deposit on bookings (£50-£100, depending on event), returned in full if the hall is left clean and tidy. For bookings, please text Rachel on 07503 763590 or by email at  villagehall@blindcrake.org.uk. If any organisation would like future local events included in the listings, please contact the Parish Clerk.

Date Time Event
19.00-20.00 Pilates sessions. Every Tuesday. Come along and join up.
23rd Mar 2019 20.00-23.00 The Evening Inn  Evening Inn Village Pub. The Evening Inn sessions will restart in September - watch this space.
17th Jun 2019 19.30 Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting.  The Parish Council is holding a special meeting open to all, about the proposed quarrying on the Clints hill area (opposite side of the road from Moota quarry, i.e. overlooking Blindcrake and Sunderland among other places).  Please come along and make your views known on this very local issue.
23rd Jun 2019 19.00 Mid-Summer Concert at St Michael's Church, Isel. The Castlegate Singers will be performing in this lovely summer setting. Ticets at £6 (including refreshments) from Ann Thonpson (01900 823763), Margaret Mossop (01900 823492) or Elaine Marrs (01900 824754) or on the door. Proceeds to the Isel Church Funds.
30th Jun 2019 10.30-16.30 Blindcrake Parish Garden Safari. Our annual extravaganza of open gardens takes place as usual in June. At least a dozen gardens will be open in the parish, with a free bus running all day between the venues, classic vehicles on display,  a coconut-shy on the village green, various stalls including plants, cakes, jams, crafts, 'Tropics Skincare'  plant-based products.  There will be a raffle, and 'Guess&Win' games, and a selection of refreshments available throughout the event, in the village hall. Tickets from the Village Hall starting point are £5 adult & £1 child. Email Rachel at villagehall@blindcrake.org.uk for more information. 
8th Jul 2019 19.30 Parish Council meeting. All parishioners are welcome and may raise any relevant issues at the start of the meeting.
13th Jul 2019 16.00 Tapas & Paella Party. Pizzas for children. BYO. Live music from 7 pm until late. Tickets £10 (child under 12, £7.50). Parish residents only. Orders before 6 July to Rachel Mossop on 07763 181496.
11th Aug 2019 14.30-17.00 Summer Puddings Afternoon at The Old School House. Tickets at £8 (primary scholars, £4) from Ann Thompson (01900 823763), Margaret Mossop (01900 823492) or Elaine Marrs (01900 824754). Proceeds to the Isel Church Funds.