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Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

Blawith and Subberthwaite Parish Council currently has a vacancy for a member of the public to become a Parish Councillor.

If you feel you would like to get involved in making decisions about your local community, local issues and make a significant contribution to the area in which you live or work, then this is the position for you!

Find out more and how to apply

A590 roadworks

Planned essential maintenance during October. The renew of road markings and road studs along various sections of the A590.

Work is due to start from 5 October for around five weeks. This will take place between the hours of 8pm and 6am. The work will be carried out in phases, and the table below shows the detail for each phase.

LocationDatesTraffic management
Meathop to Cartmel Lane junction5, 6, and 7 OctoberFull westbound carriageway closure
Newby Bridge to Backbarrow – Duals8 and 15 OctOne side closed each night. Both directions of traffic through the open carriageway
Mill Side to Levens11 OctFull closure of single carriageway section and of eastbound dual to Church Road
Levens to Meathop13, 14, 18 and 19 OctoberFull closure in both directions between A5074 and Meathop roundabout.
Brettargh Holt roundabout to Levens Lane21 OctoberFull westbound carriageway closure.
Ulverston Booths’ roundabout to Haverthwaite Junction22, 25, 26 and 27 OctoberVarious 300m sections with traffic lights and convoy system. Moving each night.
Haverthwaite – Duals in front of train station28 & 29 OctoberOne side closed each night. Both directions of traffic assisted through the open carriageway.

All full closures will have signed diversion routes in place, and for more information, view the diversion route map here.

You can find out about the A590 maintenance schemes on the National Highways website.

Next Parish Council meeting

The meeting will be held on Monday 8 November 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 tim@timfarron.co.uk

B4RN

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.

South Cumbria Rivers Trust (SCRT) pollution incident reporting map

All incidents must still be reported to the Environment Agency incident hotline 0800 807060 first. They are the regulatory authority.

South Cumbria Rivers Trust (SCRT) have designed a pollution incident map for the public to record local pollution events in our rivers, lakes and becks. Making pollution reports visible for the first time, SCRT aim to inform water quality improvements in South Cumbria through the collection of this data.

Water quality is deteriorating due to various forms of pollution including nutrient inputs. After reports and feedback from the community about repeated pollution events including a lack of visibility to inform individual action to do more, SCRT have developed a system to help empower people to make changes and do more to protect their local watercourse/s.