Village & Community

Cartmel Village Society

Preserving and celebrating the heritage of the village
Ensuring the village is a vibrant place to live, work & visit

priory xmasToday Cartmel Village Society is about sharing, preserving and investing in everything that is special about Cartmel village and the surrounding area. Here, you can find everything you need to know about Cartmel whether you are a resident or a visitor to the village. From the fascinating history of the village to where to stay, eat, drink, shop and visit.

We may be biased but this village is pretty special. The people are special, the visitors are special, and the overall atmosphere of Cartmel is special. That’s why one of our residents, Ann Rowbotham gifted such a generous financial legacy to the village and why we – Cartmel Village Society – as trustees of that donation, need to make sure we always do her proud.

As well as financially supporting – to the tune of more than £100,000 – local good causes, we work closely with partners to review planning applications and other issues that may have an impact on the village. Cartmel is a designated conservation area, which signifies ‘special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance’ and the projects we support are always aligned to this.

Examples of projects supported by Cartmel Village Society:

  • IT equipment & stained glass window, Cartmel Primary School
  • IT, gym & outdoor classroom equipment, Cartmel Priory Secondary School
  • New equipment, Cartmel FC
  • Christmas in Cartmel annual events
  • Cartmel Priory festivals
  • Cartmel Township Initiative
  • Cartmel in Bloom
  • Cartmel public toilets
  • Cartmel Village Defibrillators – Unsworth’s Yard & Secondary School
  • River Eea seating
  • Magna Carta celebrations
  • Cartmel Village Oral History
  • Cartmel Village Film Archive
  • Conservation Area Management Plan
  • Jigsaw Cumbria Children’s Hospice
  • Storyboard plaque for the new pedestrian bridge over the River Eea