Colton Parish Link

The Colton Parish Link is a ‘by subscription’ email newsletter run by Colton Parish Council. It provides up-to-date information about upcoming events and activities, road closure warnings, police information and so on. Recent submissions from the Colton Parish Link will be given below (from Jan 2019).

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11th January 2019

Police and Crime Commissioner’s Council Tax Consultation – Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall is asking the people of Cumbria if they are willing to pay more to help maintain local policing services,  retain the additional 25 police officers he secured this year, and recruit an extra 20 police officers in 2019. Read on and take the survey.

ULVERSTON “Bringing Communities Together’ The next meeting of Ulverston “Bringing Communities Together” will be held on Wednesday 16th January 2019, in Ulverston Library between 6.30 – 8 pm. Chairman of UBCT Dave Webster is our speaker,  and will tell us about his time as a “Traffic Cop” with Cumbria Police.  All Welcome. For further information Pat Appleton – Secretary. 01229 582394

CONSERVING CONISTON AND CRAKE PROJECT:
2018 – A year in Review – see https://ccc.scrt.co.uk/news/2018-a-year-in-review/
In 2019 the project will be doing more fencing, restoring more becks and reedbeds, creating new habitats, cleaning gravels, working with volunteers, communities and schools and delivering a variety of events and activities. Coming Up in 2019 – see https://ccc.scrt.co.uk/news/first-events-of-2019/

– Girlguiding throughout Cumbria South are welcoming new members for a new year. Rainbows Girls aged 5 -7 years. Brownies – Girls aged 7 -10 years. Guides = Girls aged 10 -14 years. Young Leaders aged 14 – 18 years, these girls can volunteer with any of the units or attend Rangers in Ambleside.. Adult Volunteers aged 18 and over.

We all enjoy a wide variety of activities, from adventure days, sleepovers, and learning about the world with live in. Adult volunteers frequently have the chance to take part in adventures with a service theme throughout the world. If you think you might be interested then please visit www.girlguiding.org.uk where you will find a join us section, every member registers here in a safe and secure site.

CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL – HISTORIC ROAD SIGNS: Call for the public to help identify historical road signs in need of repair

Cumbria County Council’s Highways department is currently undertaking an inventory of historical road signs (fingerpost directional signs) and way-markers in Cumbria.This is to identify those that are most in need of repair, and to assess requirements for their refurbishment. With so many of the old-fashioned fingerpost signs across the county, the council is asking members of the public to report their local signs that require refurbishment or repair. This can be done via the county council website by accessing the ‘report a fault’ link on the highways section of the website, and then selecting the option for ‘road signs.’  Alternatively, people can telephone 0300 303 2992 to speak to a highways officer in their local area.


7th January 2019
You are invited to a meeting of Colton Parish Council on Monday 14th January, in Bouth Village Hall, at 7pm. Chair’s surgery at 6.30pm. This is a public meeting and all are welcome to attend.
Suzanne Pender, Clerk to Council