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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".

 

 

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INFORMATION:

New Residents' "WELCOME TO KIRKBY" booklet

Neighbourhood Alerts - February 2024     Phone Frauds

Citizens' Advice -   Energy Bills      Shop Safely

Cumbria History  - February News Letter

CGP - Application Form

Latest News 22/02/2024     Land off A595, proposed nursery for Mr. M. Charnley - APPEAL REFUSED. Read the full decision by the Inspector here.   

Pam's Cafe Re-opening Sunday 10th March 10 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Moorland Stores and Post Office.

An application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed change of use of "redundent" post office to a residential property has been made. 

The details can be viewed at https://planningregister.westmorlandandfurness.gov.uk Reference: 2024/0129/PACOU

Parish Council

The next meeting of the Parish Council is on Thursday 21st March in the Community Centre, Beckside, starting at 7.00 p.m. All members of the public are invited to attend.

Warm Space/Soup Lunch

Thursday 14th March 12 noon until 1.00 p.m. at the Community Centre. Warming soup and buns, tea/coffee and biscuits. Gluten free provided. All welcome. No charge as this is supported by the Kirkby Charities. 

Transport to and from the Centre can be arranged. 

If you can help with this project please contact Michael McPherson 889 382 or any of the Trustee of the Kirkby Charities. Their details can be found here.

Moorland Stores and Post Office  

The application to turn the Shop at Four Lane Ends into a domestic property has been refused. 

Kirkby Ireleth Relief in Need Charity.

The Trustees are attempting to provide help to those who are having financial difficulties. If you know of any one who may need help, especially with fuel costs, please contact any of the Trustees. 

Their contact details can be found here. All matters, will of course, be strictly confidential.  

Moorland Cottage 

Two parts of the Shop and Post Office development are on the market at the following: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/Kirkby-In-Furness.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.