Tell the Police and Crime Commissioner your views – complete survey by 17/8/21 – PCC20210622

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



LATEST SCAM ALERT – Neighbourhood Watch has issued a warning about Coronavirus Vaccine Passport Scam Emails –  you should never be charged – it is free to find out your vaccination status on the NHS App Website or by calling NHS on 119.

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 Covid 19 has meant that we cannot source replacement batteries and pads until October 2021.  Batteries will be replaced as soon as supplies are available.  

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.