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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.

Cycling at Night without Lights

cycling without lightsCouncillors have raised concerns about children in the Parish cycling at night without lights on their bicycles.  Each year about around 2,000 children are reported to be killed or injured in the UK as a result of bicycle-related accidents.  The Highway Code Rule 60 states “At night your cycle MUST have white front and red rear lights lit.”

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.

New Winter Bus Timetable from 6th November 2018

Link to Timetable

Flookburgh Community Playground

Please note the Winter opening times for the Playground are 8 am to 7 pm

Parish Council Audit 2017/18

The Parish Council External Audit has now been concluded.  The External Auditor Report and Certificate 2017/18 and the Notice of Conclusion of Audit are now available.  All the Financial Reports on are available on the Documents section of the website.

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