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Local Bus Service

530 Bus Service - update

The 530 service has ceased, however a replacement service will start on 19th December. The reason for this delay is the requirement for 42 days' notice of a new service required by the Traffic Commissioner's Office. The 531/2 services will continue to operate as usual in the meantime. 

Lloyds Bank Closure

The Lloyds Bank branch in Grange closed on 19th August 2019.  A mobile Lloyds Bank branch will then be 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.

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). 

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.  This is currently being updated, however the current plan 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