Elections 6 May 2021

Hayton Parish Councillors are normally in office for four years but elections in May 2020 were cancelled.  All the Parish Councillors have done an additional year’s service.  The elections for Parish Council, City and County By-Elections and the Police Commissioner are on Thursday, 6 May 2021.  Due to the proposals for Local Government Reorganisation in Cumbria all the County and City Councillors in post will do an extra year and not stand down until May 2022.

The Parish Council will hold  a face-to-face meeting (open to public and the press) on 19 May 2021 at 7pm in Hayton Reading Room (in line with current legislation).

Universal Credit – latest information on following link

Like the picture of harvest mice?

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.


26 April 2o21 for approx. 12 days.  Electricity North West need to undertake utility works and the road C1024 Hayton from its junction with U1198 extending in a south easterly direction for approx. 380m will be temporarily closed.  The alternative route will be via the unrestricted section of C1024, C1035 (Faugh), and u1198.  A way for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will be marked at all times.


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.