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 background.
See also the
Valley Community Website for local information.
Governance, Administration and Reports
Highways & Lengthsman
Autumn 2015 Newsletter
Headings in Orange represent
changes made in the last fortnight.
Last website update: 28th November
For information about parish
councils and their role in the community, go to the 'Cumbria
Association of Local Councils' webpage:
Latest Information :
Parish Council meeting, Monday 30th November, 7pm, Rusland
Minutes of last meeting (19th October)
COLTON COMMUNITY PLAN:
Click on the image below for magazine-format online viewing
(it may take some time to load)
(Note: use double-arrow symbol for full screen
mode, then slider bar for zoom and drag mouse for pan):
PDF version also available
Come to our (free)
COMMUNITY PLAN LAUNCH
Friday 4th December, 7.30pm, Rusland Reading Rooms
with famous talk from our 'celebrity' Lengthsman, Archie
" My Life in the Gutter" !
Light Supper provided (byo drinks)
Please book your place with Mandy Lane (Clerk) by
email (or ring 01229 861408)
There will be a short presentation of the Plan for
Colton Parish and an opportunity to ask questions about the
Plan, its policies and actions and how these will be
implemented over the next few years.
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.
- Closure of Mobile
Library Service in South Lakeland.
County say " Sadly, the
Council has now been informed that the mobile library
van's mechanical problems are beyond repair, so the
difficult decision has had to be taken to withdraw the
mobile service on a permanent basis. After
the Bank Holiday we will be calling the regular Mobile
Library van users individually, in order to offer and
signpost them to alternative options which are
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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