Colton Parish Council
Website last updated 30/10/14

Our website is currently being re-constructed. Key information, including agendas and minutes of meetings, planning and Councillor details are provided via the links below.  We aim to get the full site up and running in the next couple of months.

Colton Parish lies between Windermere and Coniston Water in the southern part of the Lake District, occupying an area of about 20 sq miles. 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.

See also the Rusland Valley Community Website for local information.

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Headings in Orange represent changes made in the last fortnight.

Draft Minutes of Meeting 20th October 2014

Notice of Vacancy on the Council (Central Ward)

Verge-cutting map and dates
(Note: blue and yellow (code 2 and 3) verges on map now combined and due to be cut before 15th August)

DRAFT Colton Community Plan


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). This alphabetical 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 If you would like the name of your business removed from the list, please contact the Clerk.

Colton Business Register (PDF)

 For the latest information on the Broadband Campaign, go to  Mike Postle's blog at

"The Lengthsman's Calendar for 2014"
by our Lengthsman, Archie Workman !

(Thank you for your interest in Archie's calendar. If you would like to buy a copy from him, please send a cheque for £13 (inc P&P) made out to A. Workman, to:

Archie Workman,
Room 201,
Ulverston Business Centre,
25 New Market Street,
LA12 7LQ

Pictures copyright ©: Archie Workman

Useful Information:

  • Highways Hotline for potholes etc.: Tel: 0845 609 6609 or Email:

  • To ask for the services of our Lengthsman in your area of the Parish, contact the Clerk preferably by email, or phone 01229 861408.

  • Fuel Poverty: Support with heating bills is now available to vulnerable adults below pension-age. One-off grants of £125 will be available to vulnerable households which meet the criteria, from December 2013 until end the end of February 2014.

    • Families with children under-5 years can apply for Cumbria County Councilís new cold weather grants through contacting Barnados on 01900 898040 or email

    • Adults below pension-age with disabilities, or a long-term health condition made worse by cold, can apply for support by contacting Thelma Waite at DACE on 01228 674882.

    • (The Cumbria Community Foundation Winter Warmth Project provided help with fuel bills for pensioners, but the website seems to say that money donated so far has already been allocated. However more might be donated and then perhaps the website will explain how to apply. See )

  • United Utilities - how to avoid frozen pipes this winter (including useful video about how to defrost them) : 

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





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