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Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

Applications now open for businesses in South Lakeland affected by the current coronavirus restrictions.  Grant are up to £3,000 for businesses forced to close but which have no rateable value or those which while not legally forced to close are nonetheless severely impacted.  More details available on 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:

GP Surgery

Flookburgh Surgery has re-opened following refurbishment.  The Peninsula Medical Practice has merged with Nutwood Medical Practice.  The new phone number is 01539 715500.  The website is

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. 

Green Bins

Fortnightly collections have now recommenced in South Lakeland.

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 2020 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