Colton Parish and our new “normal”!

Jun 15, 2020

Please continue to get in touch if you need any help with shopping, collecting your prescription, dog walking, setting up FaceTime or Zoom, or just a friendly chat to keep in touch.  For those self-isolating, sharing the experience with a friendly chat is of great value for your mental well-being which is as important as your physical well-being.

Full details of all councillors are on the Parish website: www.coltonparishcouncil.org.uk.

The Parish Council have formed good relationships with some great local businesses who have been supplying and delivering groceries and providing other services throughout lockdown, a list of these is in the Community News section on the website, and via the links below.  Now that restrictions are being relaxed please do continue to use them and be patient as they now need to re-establish their businesses in a new “normal” as they may need to make changes to how they operate in order to stay open and remain viable.

More News

Scheme to improve broadband in Cumbria

More funding is now available to help homes and businesses in rural areas of Cumbria and Northumberland who currently do not have access to broadband services of at least 30 Mbps download.  The funding will pay towards the cost of installing gigabit-capable broadband...

Summary of covid-related changes from 4/7

Claire King, a consultant from Cumbria’s Public Health team, has pulled together a useful timeline of changes set to happen in July around furloughing, social distancing and Government guidance.

Rookhow re-opening on 4th July

Sue Nicholls, Development Manager of Rookhow, has written to let us know "the bunk-barn only will be re-opening for weekend sole use bookings from 4th July for groups made up of 1-2 households.  Cost: £600 for 2 nights (Fri-Sun) with a 3rd night half price, so £750...

Windermere ferry service resumes

Cumbria County Council can announce that we will be restarting the Windermere car ferry - The Mallard - from today - Monday 15 June.

Rookhow meetings

ROOKHOW ZOOM CAFE Each Wednesday between 3.30-4.30pm we're inviting people to come to the Rookhow Zoom cafe for a further update on our developments. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/419170848?pwd=bEtORCtneWJDYVpMTXNrNE9ic0djQT09 Or you can join by phoning from...