Council Overview

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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, bus shelters and noticeboards, 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 current Chair of Hesket Parish Council is Mrs Elaine Martin. Due to concerns over public meetings in light of the coronavirus, the date of the next meeting of the Parish Council, which is scheduled to be the Annual Parish Council Meeting, and of the Annual Parish Meeting, is currently under review.

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.

For more information on Eden District Council, please visit their website at eden.gov.uk. For information on Cumbria County Council, please visit their website at cumbria.gov.uk.

Consisting of the villages of 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 grass verges, operating footway lighting and owns bus shelters in Low and High Hesket. The Council also makes regular grants to local causes, including for maintenance of churchyards in Armathwaite and High Hesket, donating towards upgrading Low Hesket Village Hall, contributing to the costs of the Prescription Delivery Service run by Court Thorn Patient Participation Group 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 grass verges, operating footway lighting and owns the A6 bus shelter in Plumpton village. The Council also makes regular grants to local causes, including for maintenance of the churchyard in Plumpton, donating towards improvements at Plumpton play area, contributing to the costs of the Prescription Delivery Service run by Court Thorn Patient Participation Group and supporting local clubs, as well as supporting the Inglewood News and Notes and the Fellrunner bus service.

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

Consisting of the village 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 grass verges and operating footway lighting. The Council also makes regular grants to local causes, including for maintenance of the churchyard in Ivegill, facilitating donations towards the restoration of Katherine Well, contributing to the costs of the Prescription Delivery Service run by Court Thorn Patient Participation Group and supporting local clubs, as well as supporting the Inglewood New & Notes and the Fellrunner bus service.

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