Notice Board

View of the Lyth Valley


Brigsteer Road Bridge Closure: Brigsteer Parish Council is keeping closely in touch with developments relating to the recent closure of the Brigsteer Road road-bridge over the A591. The announcement of closure is here:

WFC Bridge Poster

Parish Council grants

The Parish Council is able to make small grants or donations to community groups, activities or projects.

Westmorland and Furness Council Local Plan Review

Westmorland and Furness Council is reviewing and updating its Local Plan.  This Local Plan applies to areas of South Lakeland outside the national parks (including the areas of Helsington parish which are outside the Lake District National Park) and provides policies on housing and economic growth, whilst protecting the environment and addressing climate change.  The Plan will allocate sites for housing and other developments such as new employment sites. Information about the early conversation, drop-in-events and how to respond is available on the W&FC website They are encouraging people to take part in the conversation.

Green Homes Grant

If you’re a home owner you can apply for a Green Homes Grant voucher towards the cost of installing energy efficient improvements to your home.  Improvements could include insulating your home to reduce your energy use or installing low-carbon heating to lower the amount of carbon dioxide your home produces.  You must redeem the voucher and ensure improvements are completed by 31 March 2022.
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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 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 or call 0844 2578450.

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.  See the Parish Council’s initial response (October 2018) and our final response (May 2019)For more information on SLDC’s final recommendations  (no change to current parish governance arrangements for Helsington).



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.