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Sheep Worrying

There has been a horrible incident of sheep worrying in the parish where both sheep and lambs were attacked.  Please follow the advice from the Kennel Club and NFU on responsible dog ownership:

responsible dog owner poster

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). 

Cartmel Old Grammar School Foundation

Educational Grant applications are now open for the 2019 grants.  The closing date is 30th September 2019.  Click on Notice for more details:

cartmel old grammar

Summer Bus Service

The summer timetable for the 530/1/2 buses is now operating.

Parish Council Elections

Seven Candidates were nominated for Seven Parish Councillor Vacancies and all were elected unopposed.  Their details and contact details are on the Contact page of the website

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

Parking on Pavements

Parking on PavementsCouncillors have received complaints about vehicles parking on pavements which has forced residents using mobility devices and pushchairs to walk in the road.  Drivers are requested to park responsibly leaving sufficient space for pedestrians to pass safely. If the vehicle is causing an obstruction on a pavement this could result in a fixed penalty notice being issued by Police.

Rural Services Online - Rural Funding Digest

A range of funding organisations are listed with contact details including grants relating to broadband, culture, children,  childcare, community buildings, disabled children, energy,  heritage, older people, sport and more: Rural Funding Digest December 2018

Posters/Boards on lamp post in Flookburgh Square

Due to concerns about the risks of driver distraction and pedestrian safety, residents are requested not to attach posters/boards to the lamp post across the road from the Pharmacy and Fat Flour.  The Parish Council plans to install a larger Noticeboard in the Square which will have space for Parish Council and public notices.

Lower Holker Community Emergency Plan

Lower Holker Parish Council has prepared a Community Emergency Plan.  This is currently being updated, however the current plan 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.

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.

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 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.


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