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Flookburgh Community Playground

Will re-open as soon as possible in line with Government Guidance released on Friday 26th June, once the following has taken place:
  • Equipment safety checks
  • Grass Cutting
  • Installation of hand sanitiser
  • Arrangements to regularly sanitise equipment

The opening hours will be 10 am to 6 pm to allow for the equipment to be sanitised.

Please be patient and wait until all preparations are completed before using the playground.

We look forward to welcoming you back to a safe play and exercise environment.

New Jobs Fuse Service

Service for people in Cumbria whose jobs have been affected by coronavirus and employers with gaps in staffing.

Jobs Fuse


Tim Farron Surgeries

Now available by phone, call 01539 723403 for an appointment.

Tim Farron Surgeries

Period Poverty - Free Sanitary Products

Period PovertySupplies usually available from schools will now be available from local locations (free of charge): Flookburgh Premier shop, Cartmel Premier shop, Grange-over-Sands - Community Food Store at the old NatWest Bank (2pm to 4pm), Lindale Primary School.  Full details on SLDC Website


Green Waste Collections

A monthly service from week beginning 4th May.  This will be on one of the 2 normal scheduled dates for collection ie 5th or 19th May (if your normal collection is on a Tuesday), so green bins should be put out as normal and if not collected on the 5th, they should be put out again on the 19th.


Cumbria Emergency Support Line


Providing emergency support service for people at high risk of becoming seriously ill, as a result of COVID-19, and who do not have support available from friends, family or neighbours.

The Emergency telephone support line is 0800 783 1966.

Or you can email your request for help to

The telephone 'call' centre will operate Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and 10am to 2pm at weekends. The service will also accepts referrals from members of the public who may be concerned about people in their community

Link to more information: Emergency Support Line


Coronovirus business support grants


Applications open, click link for details: Coronovirus

business support grants


Local, District & County updates:


Local services - amended hours
Flookburgh Pharmacy 9 am to 12.15 pm and 1.30 to 4 pm (Monday to Friday), 9 am to 1 pm (Saturday).
Flookburgh Post Office 9 am to 5 pm (Monday to Friday), 9 am to 1 pm (Saturday)
Cockles 8 am to 6 pm (Monday, Friday, Saturday) 9 am to 6 pm (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 9 am to 3 pm (Sunday).
The Cabin 8 am to 5 pm (Monday to Thursday), 8 am to 6 pm (Friday & Saturday), 8.30 am to 1.30 pm (Sunday)

Grange Post Office 12 noon to 4 pm (Monday to Friday)

Parish Link
Will not be distributed until further notice.

South Lakeland District Council
Have closed face to face at South Lakeland House, playgrounds, leisure centres, Kendal indoor market & Westmorland Multi Storey Car Park.   Car Parks inside the National Park will be chargeable, those outside the National Park will not be chargeable until June.


Cumbria County Council
Have closed Archives & Libraries. No visitors to care homes, no face to to face services except essential eg registrars.  Car parks free of charge.


Need Hearing Aid Batteries?

Contact Cumbria Audiology on 01229 870870

hearing aid


Flookburgh Community Playground

The Playground will be closed until further notice following the Government Announcement of 23rd March 2020.


Lower Holker WhatsApp group

A new group has been set up for residents to join. Flyers will be distributed to all homes in the next day or so. 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.



Local Suppliers who can deliver


Click here for link to list.  Send any updates for this list to


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.


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

Grass Cutting Tender 2020

The Parish Council invites submission of tenders to undertake grass cutting in the Parish.  Documents are available in Word & PDF Format, either to download or on request from the Parish Clerk.  The closing date for submission of tenders is 23 March 2020. 

England Coast Path

The proposed route of this path has been published, details at:

Lloyds Bank Closure

The Lloyds Bank branch in Grange closed on 19th August 2019.  A mobile Lloyds Bank branch is available at Windermere Road Car Park in Grange once a week on a Wednesday from 10.30 am to 12 noon and 12.45 to 2.45 pm.

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.  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 can be submitted by email or delivered or posted to the Clerk and will be considered at the next Charity meeting, or annually in November for Student applications.  The Grant Application Form is available to download in Word or PDF format or a printed copy is available from the Clerk to the Trustees (Parish Clerk). 

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.

Click link for more information and to download leaflet and form or collect printed copies from Flookburgh Village Hall

Lower Holker Community Emergency Plan

Lower Holker Parish Council has prepared a Community Emergency Plan, the current (2019) version is available on this link: Community Emergency Plan

Dog Fouling

Incidents can be reported to South Lakeland District Council on 01539 733 333.or 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.


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

Flood Resilience

Link to Flood Risk Map of Cark