News and information

Join the Parish Council!

Simon Bailey has unfortunately decided it is time for him to step down from the council, he will be greatly missed. For this reason we are now advertising for someone to fill this gap in the Parish Council.

If you have an interest in our community, local environment, transport, planning and housing issues, then these are just a few areas we are able to be involved with.
You could help make a real difference to our Parish!

Please contact the Parish clerk for more info … lowickpc@outlook.com

VACANCY NOTICE (click to view)

Proposed Speed Restrictions A5092 & A595

Your Parish Council already realise just how important an issue this is for many residents – please add your voice to the request for feedback. Letter from Highways below:-

IMPORTANT INFORMATION that affects YOU from Cumbria County Council Highways – Please read today

Proposed Speed Restrictions A5092 & A595.

The County Council are currently proposing changes to the speed limit along the A5092 and A595 between Lowick Green and Broughton-in-Furness. As part of the proposals changes to the existing national speed limit to include a 40mph through Grizebeck along the A5092 & A595 and 50mph limits either side of Grizebeck to the existing 40mph limit at Lowick Green and to the west side of Wreaks Causeway End Bridge. Details can be found of the existing layout on plan 211021-ESS-001 And the new proposals on plan 211021-ESS-002.

Feedback

We are contacting you to ask for your feedback regarding the proposals. Comments can be emailed to trafficteam.south@cumbria.gov.uk The last date for feedback sheets to be returned is Friday 26th November 2021.

Next steps

All the feedback will be considered to determine whether the proposed restriction will be taken forward and if so the exact lengths of roads that it will cover. Should any restrictions be progressed there will be further statutory consultation in due course.

Newsletter no. 6

The latest issue of our community newsletter is available to download.

Lowick Parish Council newsletter issue six (pdf format)

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Please send a request to the Parish Clerk and you will be added to our mailing list.

The Parish Plan – September 2021 Update

After distributing by hand a copy of the Parish Plan questionnaire to all residential properties within the Parish we received 35 returns by either online submission or a printed hard copy. We then had to input the hard copy responses by hand, matching the format of online submissions, to obtain a consistent and accurate document derived from the total of all responses.

One of our Councillors has put together a summary of our thoughts and conclusions of your responses and we would very much like to share this with you here.

Additionally and to provide transparency about what we are trying to achieve we also would like to share with you a summary of all responses with identity information removed.

Please take a look at both documents and let us know your thoughts through the Parish Clerk.

We are now thinking of how we can construct the Parish Plan itself. We would very much welcome any parishioner(s) with an interest in joining in to help.

Government Consultations

  • The County Council have issued their Cumbria Transport Infrastructure Plan – Public Consultation now open, closing date 25 October 2021: 

https://cumbria.citizenspace.com/cumbria-county-council/ctip/

  • National Resilience Strategy – Call for Evidence

National Resilience Strategy: Call for Evidence – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

  • South Lakeland Local Plans – Issues and Options

2021: Issues and Options and second Call for Sites (southlakeland.gov.uk)

  • Local Nature Recovery Strategies

Local Nature Recovery Strategies how to  prepare and what to include consultation.pdf (defra.gov.uk)

Handy Person Scheme in South Lakeland

A service for making small repairs and providing assistance to elderly or vulnerable householders in South Lakeland is now available. Please take a look at the information here.

Haverthwaite surgery

Do you use Facebook? The surgery at Haverthwaite have joined Facebook to help share news from the practice.

www.facebook.com/HaverthwaiteGPSurgery

Lowick lengthsman

Spotted a problem for our parish lengthsman? Contact the Parish Clerk with as much detail as possible.

Reporting potholes

You can report a pothole on the highway to Cumbria County Council with the reporting tool on the council website or via FixMyStreet.

Unlawful use of off-road motorbikes

The Parish Council is continuing to receive multiple reports of a large increase in the number of motorbikes riding unlawfully on footpaths and across designated land particularly in the area between Great Burney and Beacon Tarn and now on Lowick Common. Riders have also been observed riding on the highway illegally.

A great deal of damage is being done to the landscape and there are reports of walkers being intimidated. We still strongly encourage residents to report these events to the Police – the more reports received the more time will be devoted to curtailing this destructive activity.

How to report non-emergency crime.