Colton Parish Council

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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  Rusland Valley Community Website  for local information.                                     COLTON COMMUNITY PLAN 2015


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Headings in Orange represent changes made in the last fortnight.     Last website update: 21st August

Latest Information :

  • Vacancy for Colton Parish Council Clerk: Click here for details.
    Applications to be received by 16th September.
  • Rusland Horizons: 'Share Wood' Launch Event: how to get involved with practical community woodland management. Weds 24th August, 5.30-7.00, Bouth Village Hall.

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  • Parish Council Small Grants Fund for local community organisations:

The Parish Council has allocated a small community grant fund this year (Total: 300) into which local organisations, such as village hall committees, may bid for small items such as replacement kitchen items or minor repairs. Please complete an application form (PDF - Word version on request), and send it to the Clerk, Mandy Lane. Deadline is 29th August. Grant applications will be considered at our September 5th meeting.

  • Cumbria Tourism: My Cumbria discount card for residents (click on image below for details)
  • Fuel Purchasing Groups in Colton - click on the following links for information:
- Colton Oil Syndicate
- Colton LPG Purchasing Group

If you need further information, please email the Clerk, Mandy Lane.





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