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Month: February 2023

Welcome to the New Arnside Village Site!

The Arnside Broadsheet Committee are delighted to say that the NEW Arnside Village website is now ‘live! Go to and take a look.

Mobile-friendly and searchable with simple, clear navigation, it can be viewed on any device and find what you’re looking for quickly and easily. You can watch the Pier Cam, check the weather and tide times, see local News and Events and view, download or print current & archived Broadsheets

The website is for YOU. But it can only be as good as the information supplied. So get in touch to let us know about your news or events now! Contact us via the Contact Form on the website or email

Ukranian Refugees First Christmas in Arnside

Ukranian Refugees Celebrate their First Christmas in Arnside – an Article by The BBC

A family of Ukrainians preparing for their first festive period in exile say their celebrations will be bittersweet this year. Kateryna Sheluntsova, an English teacher, moved to Arnside, Cumbria, with her mother and 84-year-old grandmother seven months ago. The county is home to 568 refugees who moved as part of Homes for Ukraine scheme for those who fled war in their homeland.

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To watch the Ukrainian Christmas Party at the Sailing Club as featured on the BBC One Show, click on

Photo of Arnside Residents and Ukrainian Refugees

‘UK’s Kindest Village’ – Article from The Mirror July 2022

‘UK’s kindest village leads the way in housing refugees fleeing war-torn Ukraine’
The small village of Arnside in Cumbria may have only a few thousand residents but they are giants when it comes to kindness – they are leading the way in welcoming those fleeing Ukraine with open arms.

It started with a concerned resident in a seaside village in Cumbria, so far away from the horror of war-torn Ukraine. And yet, in the caring spirit of humanity, so near.
Anna Gorst, 48, decided she’d had enough of what Vladimir Putin was doing thousands of miles away – so posted an appeal on a community Facebook page and persuaded 20 neighbours to take in refugees. Since April, 28 have arrived in the village – with 48 expected by August. Ranging in age from six months to 83, they have been warmly welcomed in Arnside.

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