Notice Board

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Cold to Cosy Homes
Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) is offering free advice and practical help on energy saving, draughtproofing and home improvements to Cumbrian households.  You may be eligible on the grounds of vulnerability, health or income (wide criteria).  Apply at www.cosyhomes.org.uk or call 01768 210276.

Business Start Up Support
Free Business Start Up Support is delivered by Cumbria Chamber of Commerce as part of Cumbria Business Growth Hub and  available to anyone of any age looking to start up a new business.  Find out more at www.cumbriagrowthhub.co.uk/business-start-up or call 0844 2578450.

Parish Council grants
The Parish Council is able to make small grants or donations to community groups, activities or projects.  Click here for more information.

Housing Working Group
The Community Led Plan Housing Working Group (currently comprising Cllrs S Savasi and M Cheesbrough) is seeking local people with an interest in local housing provision to join the Group.  Please contact councillors or Clerk if interested.

Lake District Local Plan Review
The latest stage of the Lake District National Park Authority’s consultation on its Local Plan Review ran from 8 April – 3 June 2019.  The Local Plan was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for examination on 1 August 2019.  Find out more about the examination process here.  

Community Governance Review 2018/19:  SLDC has conducted a review of parish governance in its area.  Click here to see the Parish Council’s initial response (October 2018) and here to see our final response (May 2019).  Click here for more information on SLDC’s final recommendations (no change to current parish governance arrangements for Helsington).

Mark Kidd is the Parish Member for the Central and South East Area of the Lake District National Park Authority.  He may be contacted at mark.kidd@lakedistrict.gov.uk.

District Council Elections
An election was held for a District Councillor (one of three) for the Bowness and Levens Ward on Thursday 2 May 2019.  Brian Rendell was elected to serve alongside Cllrs Kevin Holmes and John Holmes.  More information here.

Co-option of a Parish Councillor
At its meeting on 2 May 2018, the Parish Council filled the vacancy on the Council by co-opting Eve Templeton.

Co-option of a Parish Councillor
At its meeting on 7 February 2018, the Parish Council filled the vacancy on the Council by co-opting Rob Caddick.

Co-option of a Parish Councillor
At its meeting on 5 July 2017, the Parish Council filled the vacancy on the Council by co-opting Marion Cheesbrough.

Helsington Community Land Trust Housing Development
Read letter from HCLT inviting local people to register an interest in proposed affordable housing in Brigsteer.  Download form to register an interest.  Updated January 2017.

Lake District National Park Extension
On 1 August 2016, part of Helsington Parish – including Brigsteer village, Helsington Barrows, Sizergh Fell, Sizergh Castle and part of the Lyth valley – was incorporated into the Lake District National Park.