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Government Consultations

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

  • National Resilience Strategy – Call for Evidence

National Resilience Strategy: Call for Evidence – GOV.UK (

  • South Lakeland Local Plans – Issues and Options

2021: Issues and Options and second Call for Sites (

  • Local Nature Recovery Strategies

Local Nature Recovery Strategies how to  prepare and what to include consultation.pdf (

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.

Please Sign Up NOW To Make B4RN a possibility For Lowick & the Crake Valley

Dear Community Member,
URGENT ACTION REQUIRED! – REGISTER YOUR INTEREST (- with absolutely no commitment). And if you have already done so we have an urgent request for you ….
Thank you for previously registering with B4RN for Lowick & Crake Valley. We are now at the stage where all the expressions of interest we have received need to be turned into formal applications. This is so that B4RN can access the government funding needed to build your community fibre broadband network. This will not cost you anything but a bit more time.  It is unfortunately another form filling exercise to release the ‘Gigabit Voucher’ grant that will fund the majority of the network build for your community. We apologise for asking you to re-enter some information that you may have provided to us previously, but we need to double check that information like your email and postal addresses are correct before we pass them on to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), otherwise your application may be declared void.


1. Click this link: Get B4RN

2. Enter your postcode and then click the blue “Check” button

3. Scroll down to the Gigabit Voucher Request Form:
4. Complete at least the mandatory fields (shown *) and choose one of the non-residential options if this applies to you (a business generally gets a Gigabit Voucher that is double in value). Don’t worry if you don’t have all your business details to hand – you will be contacted by B4RN to provide the rest of the information. 

5. Click the black “Submit Voucher Request” button. 
WHAT IF I OWN MORE THAN ONE PROPERTY? If you are registering more than one property in Lowick & Crake Valley, say you own and a holiday let or rental property, please contact one of your local volunteers for advice. But go ahead and complete the form for at least one of your properties now! 

You will need to confirm the Gigabit Voucher by clicking on a link in an e-mail that will be sent from DCMS. Please note: this process DOES NOT commit you to any payment or contract until the network has been built and is live, connected and working. Furthermore, you can withdraw at any time. LOCAL CONTACTS The B4RN Volunteers in your area have put a huge amount of effort into realising this community project. Between us we have progressed your network through the feasibility stage and we have a network plan that is ready for refinement with local landowners before swiftly moving into the build stage. Please help and support them in any way you can. 


Complete the Gigabit Voucher Request Form at Get B4RN

Encourage the rest of your community to do the same so you don’t all miss out.  

This message relayed on behalf of B4RN Ltd. Any contractual issues should be referred to B4RN directly.

Lowick News – Newsletter no. 5

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

Lowick Parish Council newsletter issue five (pdf format, 1.5Mb)

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

Haverthwaite surgery

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

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.