• Rathmell
    Rathmell Village
  • Rathmell Reading Room
  • Tractor at sunrise in Ribble fields
  • Rathmell Beck in Lumb Brig Woods
  • Holy Trinity Church, Rathmell
  • Organic meadow in Rathmell
  • Back Lane in Summer sunshine
  • Chestnut Tree at Field House
  • Double rainbow over Gooselands
Macmillan Coffee Morning at the Reading Room

A fundraising coffee and cake morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at Rathmell Reading Room. All donations of cakes and home baking welcome – bring them on the day (or contact Sheila Rushton close to the time)

Following the recent village survey about the future of the Reading Room, and in response to overwhelming village consensus that an open meeting would be a Good Idea, please come along and share your ideas for how the village can…

The future of the Reading Room - Open Meeting at 6.30pm on Tuesday 31 August

Come to an open meeting to discuss ideas for future activities, and help make them happen.

Old School Summer Barbecue

August 14th (5-10pm) – A family-friendly barbecue get-together to raise funds for the Old School and Rathmell Young Farmers Club. With live music from local band Revival of the Fittest

Rathmell from the sky!

A hot air balloon passed by regally this weekend, and Keith kindly engaged in a trade of photos on the village’s behalf. He sent the balloon company photos of the balloon from the ground, and the balloon company sent him…

new old photos added

four new old photos have been added to the website, with some delay… but after 100 years, what difference do 2 months make? Thank you to Rob Salter for sending them to us back in May, and thank you to…

Rathmell Reading Room has been dedicated to villagers since 1901, but now finds itself in the unusual position of no longer having a full committee to manage events. At the most recent commitee meeting – the first since Covid –…

Dog walking challenge for Dementia UK: Valerie's update

“a massive ‘thank you’ to everyone who has helped us raise almost £1400 for Dementia UK”

Rathmell residents will be interested to see that our Parish Council has a very smart new website at ribblebankspc.co.uk – includes a calendar of upcoming events, minutes of past meetings, the Rathmell Village Development Plan, and councillor information. Thank you…

John Harrison feeding the chickens

Mark Hill captured a bucolic Spring moment today, with John Harrison feeding the hens at Rathmell’s popular tourist destination – the “Rest A While” bench on the corner of Hesley Lane and Mill Lane :)