The Reading Room in the power cut

The Reading Room in the power cut

It was fantastic to be able to offer (and, to be honest, to use) the Reading Room as a space for the electricty-less to gather after Storm Arwen took down power lines in the area. Now we seem to be…

£560.71, no actually, make that £601, raised for Macmillan Cancer Support at the Rathmell coffee morning

Thanks to Sheila for organising the village’s own 2021 Macmillan Coffee Morning on Saturday 25th September, and thanks to everyone else who helped and to everyone who supported and attended. As Sheila wrote, £560 is “an amazing amount!” UPDATE from…

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

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.

Rathmell from the sky!

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

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…

What would you like for the future of the Reading Room?

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

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”

New website for Ribblebanks Parish Council

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

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 :)