KIRKBY-IN-FURNESS 

 

 

The "Roundhead" Village

SITUATED ON THE DUDDON ESTUARY, TO THE SOUTH OF THE LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK, KIRKBY IS A COLLECTION OF ATTRACTIVE HAMLETS LYING ALONG SIDE THE A595, THE LONGEST ROAD IN THE COUNTY OF CUMBRIA

Kirkby residents who were actually born in the Parish of Kirkby Ireleth are given the name "ROUNDHEAD". 

This is taken from the practice in the slate quarries of rounding off the top of roofing slates. 

Some "ROUNDHEADS" refer to off comers as "SQUAREHEADS"

 

PARISH COUNCIL CGP TRUST FUND 2021 CALENDAR HAMLETS CHURCHES HISTORY ORGANISATIONS KIRKBY CHARITIES
KIRKBY REMEMBRANCE PICTURE GALLERY

CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY

PARISH COUNCIL 

 Next meeting Thursday 21st January 2021 7.00 p.m. via Zoom.  To join the meeting please contact the Parish Clerk.
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INVITATION FROM Sam Tyrer Prevention and Engagement Lead Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust Nursing & Quality Directorate

 

 

"Now that we’re in national lockdown and schools are closed, colleagues at NHS Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust (LSCFT) have been contacted by teachers, staff and pupils regarding numerous concerns they have. The pupils have stated they are feeling incredibly anxious, struggling to motivate themselves and also feeling scared about losing family or friends to COVID-19 and teachers are worried about support being available for pupils and families.

 

To address these concerns, Sam Tyrer from LSCFT is leading an episode of their ‘Mental Health Family Hour’ next week. It is being held on-line on Thursday 21st January at 10am and the link for it is https://www.twitch.tv/mindsetbydave

 

This is an open invitation to any children and parents to attend the session. There will be time for questions at the end, anyone asking questions will not be on screen as it is being run via Twitch. The session will be recorded and will be available to view afterwards."

PARISH COUNCIL
Sarah Rhodes has been co-opted on to the Council as a representative of the Low Quarter of the Parish.
HELP AT CHRISTMAS
SLDC  Support over Christmas
CITIZEN'S ADVICE
Safe shopping on line this Christmas
UNITARY AUTHORITY - THE FOUR PROPOSALS
Allerdale Borough Council,      Cumbria County Council,     Eden District Council,    The Bay (SLDC, Barrow Borough Council, Lancaster City Council)
B4RN
Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN) for Furness. Details are available here
HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE BAY PROPOSAL

Residents, businesses and organisations can now have their say on a proposal to create a new unitary authority around Morecambe Bay. A consultation launches today (10 November) after three neighbouring councils formally submitted an outline proposal to Government. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JYMB9DH Further information from SLDC can be read here.

CGP TRUST FUND
Gary Grieves has replaced Barbara Copley as a Trustee of the CGP Parish Trust Fund.
PARISH COUNCIL
Due to the resignation of Cllr. Barbara Copley there is a vacancy on the Parish Council. Full details are available here.
It is expected that the planning application for the housing development is to be put to South Lakeland District Council Planning Department the  week beginning 23rd April. 
 
Community Centre
Following the repeated act of damaging to the bowling green club grass surface by marking with risque drawings  CCTV surveillance equipment has been installed at the Centre. Please be aware Police and Civil action will follow if further vandalism occurs.

Major Road Network Consultation
The Government is carrying out a survey as to which roads should be improved and become part of the Major Road Network within Cumbria. The A595 stretch from Dalton to Grizebeck has been omitted from the plans but a consultation regarding this is now taking place. The whole document can be viewed here.  Information as to how to respond is also given. The consultation closes on Monday March 19th at 11.45 a.m.
National Grid's Proposals
Although nothing tangible has been heard from National Grid for some time the groups set up to object to the proposals are still operating in the best interests of the local communities. Recently the nopylons group have released a summary of their suggestions to have the power transported from Moorside offshore. To read their full proposals access their web site at www.nopylons.co.uk 
Sandbags
Sandbags have been delivered to Soutergate Car Park, the Community Centre, Marshside and Grizebeck. They are available for collection at any time.
Housing development adjacent to Burlington School
Following the Public Engagement Exercise held at Burlington School and the Community Centre it was clear that flood risk, and in particular overland flow, was a concern of the community. Because of this the developer's engineers have taken the design of the scheme further than they ordinarily would for a planning application, in order that they could demonstrate to the community and the Local Planning Authority that there is a solution that works.  The scheme designs are being finalised, as well as amendments to the landscaping in response to comments from the community (principally the beefing up of the planting along the northern boundary to the site). The application for the development will be submitted shortly.    
Flooding
The Parish Council are providing bins for the storage of sand bags at Soutergate, Marshside, Beckside, Chapels and Grizebeck.