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Parish Council Financial Reports 2017/18

The Parish Council Financial Reports are now available on the Documents section of the Website.  The dates for the Public to Exercise their Rights are 8th June to 17th July 2018.

New Bus Routes & Timetables from 11th June 2018

The current circular bus service will change on 11th June to two services:

The 531 route will be Grange/Kents Bank/Allithwaite/Flookburgh/ Ravenstown/Cark.  The return route will be Cark/Ravenstown/Lakeland Leisure/Flookburgh/Allithwaite/Kents Bank/Grange.

The 532 route will be Grange/Grange Fell/Cartmel and returning the same way. Click for New Timetable

South Lakeland District Councillor Election Result

Two Councillors have been elected, Gill Gardner and Michael Cornah.

Flookburgh Community Playground

Please note the summer opening times for the Playground are 7 am to 9 pm.

The annual Duck Race to support the development and maintenance of Flookburgh Community Playground was held on the River Eea on Sunday 3rd June.  Two heats were held followed by a final race and the winners were 1st duck 438 (Y.Dixon), 2nd duck 60 (Steve Randell) & 3rd duck 183 (Beatrice).  £382.02 was raised for the playground.  Many thanks to everyone who supported this event.


The Playground on Moor Lane was officially opened on 25th November 2017.   The site was purchased by Lower Holker Parish Council and joint working with Flookburgh Recreational Charity has enabled the development of the site and fundraisingto result in a location with play equipment for children of all ages, adult exercise equipment and also an area for a kickabout with goalposts.  The site also includes a dedicated car park.

Lower Holker Community Emergency Plan

Lower Holker Parish Council has prepared a Community Emergency Plan.  It is available on this link: Community Emergency Plan.

Nat West Bank in Grange

This Branch closed on 3rd October 2017. A mobile banking service will then be available in Grange on Thursdays from 12 noon to 1 pm in Main Street Car Park, Grange. Post Offices can also be used for most transactions.

Parish Council - Conclusion of External Audit

The external Auditors have concluded the Audit for Lower Holker Parish Council for the financial year 2016/17.  The Notice of Conclusion of Audit and Annual Return are available to view in the Documents section of the website.

Superfast Broadband (60 MB+) available in Lower Holker Parish

Residents and businesses can now receive superfast broadband, but it has to be ordered as an existing broadband service will not become superfast automatically.   For more information and advice see Connecting Cumbria.

Financial Reports - 2016/17

The Internal Audit has now been completed sent to the External Auditor (BD).  Details of the approved Parish Council Annual Return, including Annual Governance Statement, Accounting Statements, Responsible Financial Officer's Declaration and Exercise of Public Rights are now available on the Documents section of this website.

LEADER - capital funding for rural projects.

Funding is available for small rural enterprises including farm diversification, rural tourism, culture & heritage, farm productivity, small enterprises, rural services and forestry productivity. For more information:


Report a Highways Fault - Website Amendment

The Cumbria County Council Highways have amended the format of the fault reporting system.  Anyone can report a fault and check progress on all reported faults: Report a Fault


Dog Fouling

Incidents can be reported to South Lakeland District Council on
0845 050 4434or online Information required includes:
  • The name and address of the person in charge of the dog, if possible.
  • A description of the dog.
  • When and where the offence took place
The evidence will be considered with a view to prosecuting the offender.


Defibrillators are at Cockles on Flookburgh Square LA11 7JX and at Flookburgh Primary School, Winder Lane LA11 7LE , funded by the Parish Council and donations.  Thanks to Cockles and the School for hosting these units.  They are accessible 24 hours a day/7 days a week.  To use phone 999 to obtain the access code from the Ambulance Service.   There is another defibrillator in the Porch of Lower Holker Village Hall, Cark-in-Cartmel, LA11 7NU (no code needed).  

Flood Resilience

Link to Flood Risk Map of Cark