Council Overview

The civil Parish of Hesket-in-the-Forest is located in the Forest of Inglewood, along the A6 between Carlisle and Penrith, within Eden District, Cumbria. Hesket Parish Council provides amenities such as public seating and bus shelters, owns and maintains a Play Area in Armathwaite village and is responsible for the operation of Footway Lighting in the Parish. The Council also represents the interests of local people on issues such as planning, highways and other matters of public interest as well as awarding grants to local groups and events.

Hesket Parish consists of three Wards; Armathwaite, Calthwaite and Southwaite. Each is represented by five elected members. The Council meets six times a year, on the second Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September and November at Low Hesket Village Hall, Low Hesket. The Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Council Meeting both take place in May.

The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on July 9th, 2019.

Members of the public are always welcome to attend meetings and can, with prior arrangement with the Clerk, address the meeting on a topic of concern for a maximum of five minutes.

The Parish Council is funded through a Council Tax levy. A band D property in Hesket Parish currently pays £12.86 per year for the running of the Parish Council.

Consisting of the villages of Aiketgate, Armathwaite, High Hesket, Low Hesket and the surrounding area.

The Parish Council owns and maintains a Play Area in Armathwaite village as well as providing public seating and noticeboards in the Parish, maintaining open spaces, operating Footway Lighting and maintaining bus shelters in Low and High Hesket. The Council also makes regular donations to local causes, including for maintenance of churchyards in Armathwaite and High Hesket, donating towards upgrading Low Hesket Village Hall and supporting local clubs, as well as supporting the Inglewood New & Notes and the Fellrunner bus service.

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Consisting of the villages of Calthwaite, Plumpton and the surrounding area.

The Parish Council is responsible for providing public seating and noticeboards, maintaining open spaces, operating Footway Lighting and maintaining the A6 bus shelter in Plumpton village. The Council also makes regular donations to local causes, including for maintenance of the churchyard in Plumpton, donating towards Calthwaite FC's Fireworks Display and supporting local clubs, as well as supporting the Inglewood New & Notes and the Fellrunner bus service.

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Southwaite ward currently has vacancies for Councillors. For more information please click here.

Consisting of the villages of Southwaite and the surrounding area, as well as parts of the villages of Ivegill and Wreay.

The Parish Council is responsible for providing public seating and noticeboards, maintaining open spaces and operating Footway Lighting. The Council also makes regular donations to local causes, including for maintenance of the churchyard in Ivegill, facilitating donations towards the restoration of Katherine Well and supporting local clubs, as well as supporting the Inglewood New & Notes and the Fellrunner bus service.

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