News and information

How to report non-emergency crime

Did you know that non-emergency crime, or a suspicion that an offence is being committed, can be reported directly to the Police in any of the following ways :-

  • By telephone – dial 101
  • By text- text information to 61016
  • Online – here

Any of the above will make sure your issue reaches the Police Service and will be assessed, actioned and recorded as appropriate. 

For an ongoing crime or emergency it’s still 999 of course.

Unlawful use of off-road motorbikes on nearby Fells

The Parish Council is receiving 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. 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 encourage residents to report these events to the Police (as above).

East of lake – emergency road closure

The C5018 (the East Shore of Coniston) has reopened.

Lowick Show 2020

This year the Home Produce committee decided to run a ‘Virtual show’. There were 10 classes, 5 adult and 5 children’s. The response was amazing and we had over 120 entries. The competition was just a bit of fun, with entries judged by selected committee members.

See everyone’s fabulous entries >

Crake Community First Responders

Crake Community First Responders would like to invite more members of the community to become First Responders, especially in the Penny Bridge/Greenodd and Spark Bridge areas. 

Faster broadband in Lowick

The Government has recently started promoting an opportunity for residents in this area to apply for a very significant increase in broadband speeds at both residential and commercial addresses.

Some of you may already have received letters from Simon Fell MP promoting this funded initiative but we urge residents of the Parish to register their own interest here – 

You will need to identify the location of your address to be considered for upgrade and specify whether it is for business (SME) or purely residential use. The more that apply the stronger our case for a community broadband upgrade.

Members of the Parish Council have already agreed to provide “Community Coordinator” support. Contact the Parish Clerk for more information.

Safer Lakes

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for visitors to Cumbria and the Lake District


The LDNPA has produced some posters to help keep the community safe.

Services from SLDC

The latest news about our local services from SLDC during Covid-19 >

Services from Cumbria County Council

The latest news about our local services from CCC during Covid-19 >

Scams advice from Trading Standards

More advice from Cumbria County Council Trading Standards >