News and information 

Next Parish Council meeting

The meeting will be held on Monday 11 October 2021 at 7pm in the village hall.

If you wish to take part in the next meeting as a member of the public, please email the Clerk to register if you will be attending and if you would like to speak in the public participation section.

Due to current Coronavirus (COVID-19) protocol a maximum of six members of the public will be allowed to be present at any one time. The meeting will be held with strict adherence to Coronavirus (COVID-19) protocol including the wearing of masks when considered necessary.

Have your say

Local elections

Heather Troughton has been elected as the third district councilor for the Broughton and Coniston ward.

Local MP

Advice surgeries with Tim Farron

  • Thu 16 Dec – 4-6pm – Coniston Institute

During the coronavirus outbreak, Tim Farron is holding most of his regular surgeries by phone rather than in person to keep you and his staff safe. To book an appointment for any of these surgeries, or to speak to a member of his team to get help or advice, call his office on 01539 723403 or email


B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) is a community benefit society which installs one gigabit-per-second capable full fibre optic broadband in rural communities.

You can register your interest in the B4RN service via the Blawith and Subberthwaite expression of interest survey.

About the parish

Blawith and Subberthwaite (with Water Yeat and Gawthwaite) is a High Furness parish with just 167 registered electors (ref. SLDC electoral register 2015/16)

Blawith and Water Yeat are on the A5084 near to Coniston Water. Gawthwaite is farther to the west on the A5092. The rest of the parish lies between these two roads.

With no shops, pubs or post office, the village hall at Water Yeat is a focal point for many in the community.  It is an indication of the scatter of dwellings in the area that this building is correctly the Blawith and Nibthwaite village hall.  Not located in either, it belongs to two villages in different parishes, for Nibthwaite is in Colton Parish on the other side of the Crake valley.