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 booklet "Welcome to Kirkby" 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 on Thursday 16th February at the Community Centre, Beckside.

All members of the public are invited to attend.

Due to the retirement of Councillor Winstanley there is a vacancy on the Parish Council. If you are interested in being a Councillor further information can be had by following this link. Parish Councillor vacancy.

 

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RECENT POSTS:     

          "Warm Space/Soup Lunch"   

         Thursday, February 9th, 12.00 noon. until 1.00p.m. at the Community Centre. (Please note new time.)

         Warming soup and buns, tea/coffee and biscuits. 

        Gluton free provided.

        All welcome.  Supported by the Kirkby Ireleth Charities.

        Transport to and from the Centre can be arranged.

        If you can help with this project please contact Michael McPherson 889 382 or any of the Trustees of the 

        Kirkby Ireleth Charities.

Moorland Cottage (the Shop) and Stone Arthur

          The "target" date decision for the planning application of Stone Arthur is 27th January. For Moorland Cottage it is still 22nd      

          December 2022!

         "Warm Space/Soup Lunch"  

          This Thursday, January 12th, 12.30.p.m. until 2.30 p.m. at the Community Centre. Warming soup and buns, tea/coffee and bicuits. 

          Gluton free provided.

          All welcome.  Supported by the Kirkby Ireleth Charities.

          Transport to and from the Centre can be arranged by contacting Anne Holroyd on 889 431

 

         Kirkby Ireleth Relief in Need Charity.

           The Trustees are attempting to provide help to those who are having financial difficulties. If you know of any one who may need help, 

           especially with fuel costs,  

           please contact any of the Trustees. Their contact details can be found here. All matters, will of course, be strictly confidential.

          

         

 

 
   

  

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.