KIRKBY-IN-FURNESS 

 

The "Roundhead" Village

SITUATED ON THE DUDDON ESTUARY, TO THE SOUTH OF THE LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK, KIRKBY IS A COLLECTION OF ATTRACTIVE HAMLETS LYING ALONG SIDE THE A595, THE LONGEST ROAD IN THE COUNTY OF CUMBRIA

Kirkby residents who were actually born in the Parish of Kirkby Ireleth are given the name "ROUNDHEAD". 

This is taken from the practice in the slate quarries of rounding off the top of roofing slates. 

Some "ROUNDHEADS" refer to off comers as "SQUAREHEADS"

Welcome to Kirkby

If you are new to the Parish, or wish to find out more about the area, the Parish Council's "Welcome to Kirkby" booklet has a wealth of information including a "Potted History" of the Parish. In it you will also find details of the groups and organisations and their  contact numbers.

 

The next meeting of the Parish Council is Thursday December 16th, in Grizebeck Village Hall, 7.00 p.m. 

All members of the public are invited to attend.

 

PARISH COUNCIL CGP TRUST FUND 2021 CALENDAR HAMLETS CHURCHES HISTORY ORGANISATIONS KIRKBY CHARITIES

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KIRKBY IRELETH CGP TRUST FUND
The Christmas Trees for Grizebeck, Soutergate and Four Lane Ends have been delivered and will be put in place as soon as possible.
GOVERNMENT REORGANISATION
The latest information regarding the new Unitary Authorities has been released by Cumbria County Council
PARISH COUNCIL
December News Letter.
KIRKBY POST OFFICE

A review consultation is to take place starting 2nd November until 30th November. 

Full details and how to comment are available here. Consultation Hub Kirkby-in-Furness LA17 7TF 

It is expected that the planning application for the housing development is to be put to South Lakeland District Council Planning Department the  week beginning 23rd April. 
 
Community Centre
Following the repeated act of damaging to the bowling green club grass surface by marking with risque drawings  CCTV surveillance equipment has been installed at the Centre. Please be aware Police and Civil action will follow if further vandalism occurs.

Major Road Network Consultation
The Government is carrying out a survey as to which roads should be improved and become part of the Major Road Network within Cumbria. The A595 stretch from Dalton to Grizebeck has been omitted from the plans but a consultation regarding this is now taking place. The whole document can be viewed here.  Information as to how to respond is also given. The consultation closes on Monday March 19th at 11.45 a.m.
National Grid's Proposals
Although nothing tangible has been heard from National Grid for some time the groups set up to object to the proposals are still operating in the best interests of the local communities. Recently the nopylons group have released a summary of their suggestions to have the power transported from Moorside offshore. To read their full proposals access their web site at www.nopylons.co.uk 
Sandbags
Sandbags have been delivered to Soutergate Car Park, the Community Centre, Marshside and Grizebeck. They are available for collection at any time.
Housing development adjacent to Burlington School
Following the Public Engagement Exercise held at Burlington School and the Community Centre it was clear that flood risk, and in particular overland flow, was a concern of the community. Because of this the developer's engineers have taken the design of the scheme further than they ordinarily would for a planning application, in order that they could demonstrate to the community and the Local Planning Authority that there is a solution that works.  The scheme designs are being finalised, as well as amendments to the landscaping in response to comments from the community (principally the beefing up of the planting along the northern boundary to the site). The application for the development will be submitted shortly.    
Flooding
The Parish Council are providing bins for the storage of sand bags at Soutergate, Marshside, Beckside, Chapels and Grizebeck.