Monthly News Update February 2019

We had our latest meeting on Monday 11th February 2019 at Finsthwaite Village Hall. Key items of interest from the agenda were:

  • Revised Community Plan: The Council set out its intention to update its Parish Plan, by firstly undertaking a review of what has been achieved from the original Plan, then by consulting with the community about future priorities. A timeframe will be presented to the next meeting.
  • Litter Pick: We are planning a Parish litter collection aligned to the Great Cumbrian Litter Pick the 26th and 27th April, more information coming soon!
  • Notice Board Repairs: A grant has been secured by the Council from the Lake District National Park for improving the noticeboards in the Parish, with Finsthwaite and Rusland being identified as the priority.
  • A Charitable Donation was agreed for the Great North Air Ambulance

Other news:

Lengthman news: Archie Workman continues to work really hard clearing drains to ensure road safety. He has also been busy helping to grit paths and roadsides during the recent cold spell and we now have some emergency grit supplies.  He is supported by Parish Cllr Brown and they both work tirelessly for highways improvements. This month Archie has also been fixing road signs, see attached photos.

Tottlebank Baptist Church Signage Improvements: the Parish Council also received photos (attached) and thanks for a small grant to improve signage to the “Church beyond the Sands” that dates back to 1697.

Other good news, two of our District Councillors, have agreed contributions from their locality budget towards Parish priorities, Cllr Hall towards playground improvements and Cllr Coward towards litter picking equipment. Many thanks for this support!