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Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting

An additional meeting of the Parish Council will be held on 29th July 2020 at 7 pm to consider two Planning Applications submitted to South Lakeland District Council. The Planning Applications are in relation to Cark Manor and Land at Sunny Bank. Meetings are being held virtually by Skype and for further information about the meeting and how to attend see the Documents webpage. 

Flookburgh Community Playground

Playground re-opening NoticeRe-opened on 25th July 2020.  The opening hours will be 10 am to 6 pm to allow for the equipment to be sanitised.  Please following the guidance on the entrance notice.

New Jobs Fuse Service

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

Tim Farron Summer Tour

Tim Farron Summer Tour

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.


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.


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


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

whatsappA 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

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