THE CENSUS IS COMING on  21 MARCH 2021 – to find out more please keep an eye on this page. 

In the meantime for further information please go to:

Interested in Census jobs go to:


Can you help?  Your help is sought to help record the numbers of harvest mice in your area – 

see attached   Press Release Harvest mouse survey

The Website – we are in process of updating the website – changing text etc and so please bear with us if you see any errors as it has yet to be proof read.  Thank you very much.

The Parish Council held its first Virtual Meeting on 17 June 2020 as actual public meetings are cancelled until further notice.  Government has  passed emergency legislation to enable virtual meetings during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Agenda, reports and joining instructions are published on the Council Meetings webpage the week before the date of the meeting.  The Agenda and joining instructions can also be found on local noticeboards in the Parish.  The Parish will provide ICT support for people in the Parish wanting to join the meeting.  Please contact the Clerk with any questions.

The advice on holding public meetings is constantly being updated and reviewed.  Any major changes will be published here.

COVID 19 – Summary of All the Latest Measures in England and Cumbria –

Includes where to go for further advice and updates.


Toppin Castle Road – a section of C1024 from a point approx 425m east if its junction with A69 in an easterly direction for approximately 215m for installation of new cable from 8 February for 5 days.


LATEST SCAM ALERT – Neighbourhood Watch has issued a warning about Coronavirus Vaccine Scams – see attached –

Coronavirus Vaccine Scams Warning

SCAM ALERT – DPD will not ask for your payments details to redeliver parcels  see attached  – Important Scam Alert 091220

SCAM Alert – Fake Paypal Emails – Action Fraud advise that PayPal will never ask you for your password, bank account or credit card details via email messages.

Crime Prevention – Five A Day to Keep Crime Away –  CNWA_FiveADay

Bank and Police Never Phone You and Ask You:

  • for your PIN or full banking password;
  • to withdraw money to handover to them for safekeeping;
  • to transfer money out of your account; or
  • send someone to your home to collect cash, PINs, cards and cheque books.   Please be security aware.


If you have a septic tank that discharges directly to  surface water (ditch, stream, river etc) you must replace or upgrade your septic tank treatment system by 1 January 2020 or when you sell your property (if it is before this date).  The replacement options are a new sewage treatment plant with full BS EN 12566-3 Certification or the discharge to the watercourse stopped and diverted to a drain field designed and constructed to the current British Standard BS 6297 2007.

Many thanks to those who completed the household survey asking for your views, concerns etc – the results can be found in the attached report QuestionnaireAnalysis.

Looking for grant funding?     Have a look at the Funding Digest –

Flood Advice –

Safeguarding Adults At Risk – A Cumbria Partnership have launched a campaign saying that safeguarding is everyone’s business and that if you are concerned about a person’s safety and well being to report it to 0300 303 3249


Availability and Speeds


Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s)

There is a rolling programme (funded by the Parish Council) to replace AED batteries and pads to ensure they are fully up-to-date.  This year both Fenton and How Mill have been replaced.

Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s)

All the AED’s have been registered with the Ambulance Service and are fully operational.

The locations are:

1. On the wall of the village hall at Talkin

2. On a pole at the Walnut Field, Hayton

3. On the wall of Steve Wilson, Butchers shop, Corby Hill

4. On the wall at Brackensgill, Hardbank

5. On the wall of the Village Hall, Heads Nook

6. On the wall at the String of Horses Inn, Faugh

7. On the wall next to noticeboard, Fenton

8. On the outside house wall of Woody Glen, How Mill

The cabinets are locked and you will need to telephone the emergency 999 number and speak to an operator who will give the code to access the cabinet. The AED can be used without Heartstart training as the machine gives automated instructions.