17th November 2020
Unitary Council Proposals - There are currently two, known, bids for the reorganisation of Cumbria and how the Council(s) are structured. Here are links to the bids - The Bay and Cumbria Please leave any feedback via the contact details within each document
9th November 2020
REMEMBRANCE SERVICE 8th November 2020 - Please click here to view a video of the Remembrance Service
30th September 2020
13.10.2020 The next Milnthorpe Parish Council Meeting will be held on Monday 7th December 2020. This will be a remote, virtual meeting. If any members of the Milnthorpe General Public wish to attend, please contact the Parish Clerk who will provide meeting details
10.10.20 It is proposed to incorporate a small car boot/table top sale as part of the Friday market. This will take place on the last Friday of the month with the first one on Friday 30th October. Numbers are limited, to reserve a space please contct the Parish Clerk
21.09.2020 Please be aware that with effect from October, the Monthly Parish Council Meetings will be held on the first Monday of each month. The dates have been updated in the Calendar page
NOTICE OF ROADWORKS ON PARK ROAD, MILNTHORPE
- Commencing on Monday 15th June, drainage and footway works will commence on Park Road. In order to avoid road closures, temporary 4-way lights will be in operation. The footway will be closed with diversion routes being clearly marked. This is a 3 week programme of work
- On 6th July work will commence on upgrading the permanent traffic lights at the A6 junction. This is a 2 week programme of work
- Upon completion of the above, resurfacing work will be undertaken. This will be carried out at night and will see a full road closure. It is anticipated that this work will be completed within a week plus one further Sunday evening. Access to Booths, from the A6, will be possible during all opening hours
1.05.2020 - The Council has issued some guidance on current scams that are in operation, the following link takes you to a pdf file, please use as you wish CCC COVID-19 Scams They have also provided some useful links - the following links open external pages in a new window.
Milnthorpe Parish Council’s responsibilities/assets include The Green and the Market Square, a number of other small greens in the village centre, the playing field, including the children’s play area, and a pony paddock!
The Parish Council runs the weekly Friday Market and the monthly Farmers Market.
The Parish Council has four part time paid staff: a parish clerk, playing field warden, square & green cleaner and a grass cutting operative.
The Council comprises nine unpaid elected members who serve a four-year term. Council meetings are normally on the second Monday of the month – the agenda and minutes are displayed on the Council notice board in The Square along with a list of ongoing projects that the council is undertaking.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the monthly meetings and have an opportunity at each meeting to address the Council about any subject. Currently meetings are held virtually/remotely. For access to the meetings, please contact the Clerk to the Parish
The Parish Council, which is the most local level of government, works closely with the District and County Councils. Some of the maintenance work that the Parish Council does has been delegated from the County and District Councils.
Most of the Parish Council’s expenditure goes on staff costs, maintaining its assets and keeping the Village clean and in good order. Much time is spent in exercising whatever pressure it can on higher authorities for planning, highways and traffic control – to deal with issues affecting the quality of life of residents.
A large part of our Parish Council income comes from market rents which have declined recently because of changes in shopping patterns. This means that the Council is becoming increasingly dependent on the annual parish precept, the parish share of the council tax bill.