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Peat - Greening Cartmel Peninsula Campaign

The Parish Council is supprting this Greening Campaign and a public meeting to choose the 8 actions for this is being held on 5th May.

Greening MeetingFor more information read the PEAT blog:





Peat Seedlings Project - Cartmel Peninsula

Peat Seedlings ProjectHave a go at any/all of these activities):
1. SOW ME: receive seeds, grow some to keep and some to share with friends and neighbours
2. GROW ME: receive seedlings and nurture them to a healthy crop for your table
3. KNIT ME: knitting with jute, we are making slug guards to see if they can help keep the slitherers at bay
4. LABEL ME: receive stones to decorate as plant labels

Peat Seedlings Facebook Page:

Grange Now

The Parish Council is now submitting a monthly report to Grange Now, which will be available in the Clubs and Societies section.  Local groups can submit free reports of up to 200 words to be included in this section of Grange Now.

Business support grants: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Business support grant applications are available through South Lakeland District Council.  More details are available on the website:

Cold to Cosy service

Free energy saving equipment available for people receiving benefits or certain health conditions or living in specific circumstances including energy saving light bulbs, radiator reflectors, letterbox covers and chimney ballooons.  Consultations take place over the phone at present.  For more details see the website:

South Lakeland District Council - My Account

Residends can register with My Account and use it to report problems (eg missed bin collections), apply for services (eg postal votes) and make payments (eg parking fines).  For more details and to register visit the website:

Test & Trace Support Scheme

New payments available to individuals required to self isolate who are in receipt of benefits can apply for a one-off grant of £500.  More details available on the website:

Parish Council Noticeboard

A new noticeboard has been installed in Flookburgh Square.  The right side will display information about the Parish Council.  The left side is available to display public notices, this may include community information and about local groups and events but not business activities. 

Public Watering Place Charity

The Charity is over 200 years old and provides grants to benefit residents and organisations in Lower Holker Parish (ie most of Cark, all of Flookburgh, Holker & Ravenstown). 

Students in post 16 education or training can apply each year they are studying/training. Student Grant Applications must be received by 31 October each year to be considered at the November meeting of the Charity.

Local organisations can apply for grants towards equipment or services that will benefit residents.  Individuals can apply for grants towards essential equipment or services that they are unable to otherwise fund.     Applications will be considered at the Charity meeting following the receipt of the application.

Applications can be submitted by email or delivered or posted to the Clerk   The Grant Application Form is available to download - Grant Application (Word document) or Grant Application (PDF document) or a printed copy is available from the Clerk to the Trustees (Parish Clerk). 


Lower Holker WhatsApp group

whatsappA group has been set up for residents to join.  Further details below.

One of our Parish Councillors can provide telephone advice/support on claiming benefits. Contact the Clerk by messaging, phone or email for details.




Lower Holker Village Hall - closed to the public

Lower Holker Village Hall is now closed to the public. The outer door will remain open to allow access to the defibrillator if required.

CoronavirusThe latest Government advice and guidance is available on the following link: Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response

Herbert Protocol

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme adopted by Cumbria Constabulary and other police services across the country. It encourages carers, families, friends or neighbours, to hold information about the person with dementia that can help the police find them if they do go missing. Herbert Protocol details (PDF document) for more information and to download leaflet and form.


Cark Toilets, Station Road, Cark-in-Cartmel LA11 7NY*
Cockles Shop on Flookburgh Square LA11 7JX*
Flookburgh Primary School, Winder Lane LA11 7LE*
Lower Holker Village Hall, Cark-in-Cartmel, LA11 7NU
Ravenstown Club & Institute, Winder Lane LA11 7LE*
All accessible 24 hours a day/7 days a week. 
*Code needed - phone Ambulance Service on 999