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  • SLOG Summer Newsletter

    It seems that winter has finally gone and the opening apple blossom tells us that spring is here and summer is just around the corner, so here is the SLOG Summer Newsletter.

    If you are in or visiting Kendal, do take a look at the SLOG orchard, the blossom is coming out nicely. Sadly the pears and even some of the early opening apples were frosted but fingers crossed for no more frosts so that we can get a decent crop on most of the apple varieties this year.

    After Step 4 of the “return to normality” on 21st June, we hope to restart SLOG events & activities, more explanation on this in the Newsletter.

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  • Cartmel Peninsular Police Report - April 2021

    Debbie Ross (PCSO) has been carrying out regular patrols both on foot and mobile around Grange, Allithwaite, Cark, Lindale, Flookburgh, Cartmel and surrounding areas.

    Debbie has been made aware of youths making a short cut from the Promenade to the playing fields and onto Kent’s Bank Road. In doing so they are trespassing on the railway, which is not only very dangerous but also a criminal offence and causing damage to fencing, walls and hedging.

    There have also been a number of reports of dogs out of control. Can I remind all dog owners to have proper control of their pets, particularly around livestock.

    The number of minor road traffic collisions has also increased due to more vehicles on the road following the easing of lockdown restrictions, thankfully, there have been no serious injuries.

  • Action Challenge Event - 12th/13th June 2021

    Action Challenge Walking/Running Event – 12th – 13th June 2021.

    The Action Challenge Lake District event will be taking place over the weekend of the 12th – 13th June 2021. This will be the first year of the event and we are hugely excited to incorporate it into our Ultra Challenge series.

    Action Challenge (http://www.actionchallenge.com), experienced event organisers, are co-ordinating all logistics of the event and we would like to notify all authorities along the route to make you aware of the event and to give you the opportunity to make any suggestions or comments regarding our plotted route. The entire route has been fully researched using existing public footpaths (PROW) however as we are still several months out from the event this can be adapted following suggestions. We will also conduct a full pre-event recce of the route to identify any significant risks, which we will log into a risk assessment and apply appropriate safety measures to reduce any potential hazards.

    The challenge will be starting at Kendal Rugby Club, where we will set participants off gradually between 7am and 10am on Saturday to help protect the environment and reduce the impact on the local area. Participants will walk up to 100km’s on PROW through the Lake District National Park and surrounding countryside before finishing back at Kendal Rugby Club, with several distance options being available within the 100km.

    We anticipate between 1000 to 1500 walkers and runners and we see all types of people participate from ultra-runners to first time walkers with around 95% of participants being walkers. All participants share the one focus of raising much needed funds for over 400 different charities including; Alzheimer’s Society, Breast Cancer Now, Cancer Research UK, Clic Sargent, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Help for Heroes, Macmillan Cancer support, Mind, NSPCC and Parkinson’s UK. We will also be contacting local charities within the area to encourage our participants towards supporting these local causes.

    For further information, and a route map, contact: https://ultrachallenge.com/lake-district-challenge/

  • Support Scheme now open for Parents and Guardians unable to work

    SUPPORT SCHEME NOW OPEN FOR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS UNABLE TO WORK WHEN CHILDREN ADVISED TO SELF-ISOLATE

    Parents and guardians in South Lakeland unable to work as a result of caring for a child or young person who have been advised to self-isolate by their education setting or by NHS Test and Trace can now apply for a support payment.

    A Test and Trace Support payment, or discretionary payment of £500, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria, is available to parents and guardians of children who have been advised to self-isolate due to coronavirus on or after 8 March 2021.

    The claim for a child or young person (aged up to or including 15 years old or 25 or under with an Education, Health and Care Plan) must be made within six weeks of the child or young person's first day of self-isolation and the claimant must be:

    a.       employed or self-employed, unable to work from home and will lose income as a result;

    b.       be currently receiving Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, income-based Employment and Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit and/or Pension Credit.

    This scheme is in addition to the existing Test and Trace Support Payment scheme to continue to support those on low incomes who cannot work if they themselves have been advised to self-isolate.

    The special discretionary payments scheme is available for those who cannot work from home but do not meet the criteria for the Test and Trace main scheme and/ or Parent and Guardian main scheme but have less than £3,000 total capital and ordinarily earn less than £26,000 per year, or £500 per week before any deductions.

    Go to www.southlakeland.gov.uk/council-tax-and-housing-benefit/benefits/test-and-trace-support-payment for more information about all three schemes and to apply.

    For more information, please contact the SLDC Communications Team on 01539 793300.

  • ACPC - Agenda 15th April 2021

    The agenda for the next meeting of the parish council is attached.  Meeting to be held via Zoom on Thursday 15th April 2021 at 7pm.

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  • ACPC - Agenda Meeting 11th March 2021

    The next meeting of the Allithwaite and Cartmel Parish Council will take place on Thursday 11th March 2021 at 7pm via Zoom. If you wish to attend the meeting or require any further information please contact the Parish Clerk on: acpc.clerk@gmail.com.
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  • Supporting South Lakeland over Christmas

    Emergency Help
    Ways to Welfare - Cumbria County Council can provide urgent help and emergency support, including basic food and essential items, or if you are struggling to cope with your current situation for whatever reason.   Call the county council’s Support Helpline on 0800 783 1966   Supportive staff will talk to you and suggest ways to help. You can also email COVID19support@cumbria.gov.uk and you will receive a response within one working day.  PDF attached with further information.

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  • Parish Council Meeting - Cancelled

    The Parish Council meeting scheduled for Monday 16th November 2020 has had to be cancelled.  It is hoped this can be re-scheduled for week beginniong 24th November.

  • Mileage and Allowances - Parish Council

    Parish Councillors and the Parish Clerk are permitted to claim mileage allowance for journeys undertaken on Parish business or attending approved training course.  A list of the travel mileage and fuel rates and allowances can be viewed by going to: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rates-and-allowances

    First 10,000 business miles in the tax year - Cars and Vans 45p per mile / Bicycles 20p per mile

    Each business mile over 10,000 in the tax year - Cars and Vans 25p per mile / Bicycles 20p per mile

  • Local Government reorganisation

    The final paper on the proposal for Local Government reorganisation is attached as a PDF.  

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