Colton Parish is an area of some 20
sq miles between Windermere and Coniston Water in the southern
part of the Lake District.
There is no main settlement in the Parish - it is a collection
of small villages, hamlets and farms across 3 valleys: Coniston
Water and the Crake Valley in the west, the Rusland Valley in
the middle and Windermere and the Leven Valley to the east.
Click on the thumbnail image, left, for a map. The
photograph above (copyright, Teresa Morris) is taken from
Rusland Heights (just west of High Dam) looking over the Rusland
Valley to Bethecar Moor, Grizedale and the Coniston Fells in the
See also the
Valley Community Website for local information.
COLTON COMMUNITY PLAN 2015
Governance, Administration and Reports
Highways & Lengthsman
Autumn 2015 Newsletter
Headings in Orange represent
changes made in the last fortnight.
Last website update: 9th February
Latest Information :
Agenda for Parish Council meeting, Monday 15th
February, 7pm, Finsthwaite Village Hall
Draft Minutes of Parish Council meeting 11th
SLDC: Flood relief information and grant application
form for householders
- Urgent appeal
for landlords and property-owners to help flood victims:
around 80 households currently in need of accommodation,
with the primary need being for accommodation that can be
made available for up to six months whilst unfit
properties are being cleaned-up and repaired. If
anyone can help they are asked to contact SLDC’s Housing
Option Team on 01539 793199 or email
Flood Impact Survey for
businesses - from SLDC - They say: "The
survey is to provide data in order to claim government
funding - SLDC need as many businesses as possible to
complete to help backup our case." So please
complete the survey (Word
version - or
online version) if your business was affected by
last weekend's (4th/5th Dec) Storm Desmond.
Update: The good news is that Phase 1 of the
Super-fast Broadband (SFBB) 'Connecting Cumbria'
initiative will deliver to the southern parts of the
Parish (Finsthwaite, Lakeside, Bouth, Spark Bridge), but
the bad news is that the central and north areas will not
see any benefit. However, following a presentation from Mike Postle
(our Broadband Champion), the Parish Council
resolved that, for Phase 2, the focus should be on working
closely with Connecting Cumbria to provide for the central
part of the Parish - the area that has the worst Broadband
- see Mike Postle's latest blog posts at:
* the central part of the parish - those properties on the
furthest reaches of the 861 (Greenodd) exchange (Oxen
Park, Bandrake Head, Longmire, Colton hamlet north)-
suffer constant breakdowns and speeds as low as 0.3mb/sec
(slower than dial-up )
- Hawkshead Surgery - update: possible
merger with Ambleside practice.
Report from the
Meeting on the 16th Sept, 7.30pm in the
Hawkshead Market Hall.
Fuel Purchasing Groups in Colton
- click on the following links for information:
BROADBAND: REGISTER YOUR BUSINESS!
The 'Connecting Cumbria' project is rolling out across Cumbria.
Colton Parish is expected to get 70% of properties connected to
Superfast Broadband (24+Mbps). We may get more properties
connected if they are registered business addresses. To help
with this, the Parish Council is developing a business register
(see link below).
list of business names started life from publicly available
information on the internet and shows businesses that are said
to be based in Colton Parish. If you would like to add details
of your business (e.g. by giving contact information, type of
services etc) so that they can be seen by local residents, then
please send these details to the Clerk at
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like the name of your
business removed from the list, please contact the Clerk. For
the latest information on the Broadband Campaign, go to
Mike Postle's blog at
If you need further information, please
Clerk, Mandy Lane.
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