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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"

 

PARISH COUNCIL CGP TRUST FUND 2018 - 20019 CALENDAR HAMLETS CHURCHES HISTORY ORGANISATIONS KIRKBY CHARITIES

KIRKBY REMEMBRANCE 

PICTURE GALLERY

Unveiling of the British Legion Seat at Four Lane Ends Sunday 11th November

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History of Kirkby Group
Kirkby Fragments - two new publications. Vol. 14 "Trains and Boats and Planes" and Vol. 15 "Paradise Lost". £3.50 per copy. On sale at Moorland Stores.
The Christmas trees for Soutergate, Grizebeck and Four Lane Ends are being put up.    
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KIRKBY IRELETH PARISH COUNCIL'S REPONSE TO THE A595 GRIZEBECK IMPROVEMENT PUBLIC CONSULTATION
A595 ACTION GROUP'S RESPONSE TO THE A595 GRIZEBECK IMPROVEMENT PUBLIC CONSULTATION

                                                         Waterfalls of poppies - Soutergate

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Grizebeck Bypass Drop-in Event, Grizebeck Village Hall Wednesday 7th November

3.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

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Residents of Grizebeck have written to Cllr. S. Young, leader of Cumbria County Council, expressing their concerns about the dangerous speeding on Grizebeck Hill and through the village. 
A595 - Grizebeck Bypass Drop-in Event, Grizebeck Village Hall 12 - 6p.m.
Every one welcome to attend this first of a series of meetings to view and pass comments upon Cumbria County Council's proposals for the bypass. At the present time it is thought there are two possible schemes. To view the proposals click  http://cumbria.gov.uk/a595grizebeck/
WITHDRAWAL OF THE NO. 7 BUS FROM MILLOM TO BARROW
A meeting to discuss the withdrawal of the No 7 bus from Millom to Barrow is to be held on Thursday 18th October at  Askam Football Club Duddon Road starting at 7.00 p.m. This is an opportunity for all those who would like to see the bus reinstated to share their views with others who have been affected by Stagecoach's action. In the meantime the Parish Council, and Matt Brereton our County Councillor have written to object to the action.
INFORMATION REGARDING CONSULTATION - A595 GRIZEBECK     5th October    https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/a595grizebeck/ 
CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL CONSULTATION NEWS LETTER - A595 GRIZEBECK - 5th October
IMPROVEMENTS TO THE A595 - CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL NEWS LETTER  2nd October
GRIZEBECK BYPASS ANNOUNCED - EMAIL FROM JOHN WOODCOCK

Dear friend,

It is with enormous pleasure that I am able to share the news that after years of relentless campaigning for improvements to the A595 Dove Ford bottleneck near Grizebeck, we have victory.  This morning transport secretary Chris Grayling announced a bypass will go ahead at the notorious pinch-point.

Mr Grayling made the announcement at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham. The Grizebeck bypass will be one of five network schemes to benefit from the new Major Road Network fund.

I am so proud to have worked alongside local campaigners – including members of the A595 Action Group – and this announcement is fantastic news.

I am also glad to have been able to have campaigned with Copeland MP Trudy Harrison in pressing for work to be carried out and in parliament on July 11 nuclear minister Richard Harrington MP gave an undertaking that he would become personally involved in trying to persuade the department for transport to upgrade the notorious bottleneck that was holding back our vision of a corridor of global nuclear excellence between south and west Cumbria.

  It was gutting when we found out after the election that Dove Ford was being left off the list for improvements but all the hard work since then has paid off. Mr Grayling himself acknowledged the problem of his department excluding Dove Ford when we met him about the rail crisis in the summer and today we can celebrate one of the biggest transport campaigning victories in Furness for quite some time.

The Dove Ford choke point is acknowledged to be one of the most hazardous stretches of road in Cumbria and is one of the key improvements targeted in the area’s economic plan championed by the local enterprise partnership and the Furness Economic Development Forum.

Traffic tailbacks are commonplace because the road struggles with the volume of traffic and the size of modern vehicles – many of them HGVs serving the civil nuclear industry in west Cumbria.

The announcement from the Department for Transport makes clear that development work is expected to start immediately. It is quite something to go from off the list completely to being one of the first five of the schemes across the country to be approved.

Thank you to all residents and community activists who have championed the need for the improvement of the road over years of campaigning.  I am so proud to have worked with you to bring this improvement to fruition.

Yours ever,

John

John Woodcock MP
Member of Parliament for Barrow and Furness

SPEEDING - BE AWARE!
The Police Speed Monitoring cameras have been in Kirkby seven times recently and will be in place at undetermined times in the near future. So far 163 drivers have been issued with fixed penalty notices. The Police have identified the A595 through Kirkby as one where there is a real problem with speeding vehicles. These range from large lorries (some local, some from distant places), commuters (travelling to BAE Systems and Sellafield and others) and to Kirkby inhabitants. The Council is to write to a number of local and national companies asking them to inform their workers of the need to conform with the speed limits along the A595 and especially through Kirkby.
"Making Homes Affordable" advice from South Lakeland News, July 2018

To rent:

The eligibility requirements for affordable housing can differ slightly from property to property. The main criteria is:

You must have a local connection to the parishes surrounding the property

You must be in housing need and unable to afford housing on the open market

The property must be used as your home. It cannot be used as a buy-to-let, second or holiday home.

If you are interested in affordable housing to rent you should join the housing register which is called Cumbria Choice. Further information can be found in the Cumbria Choice website.

To purchase:

Keep an eye out for new developments as most will have an element of low cost ownership. When ready for sale, these will be advertised in the usual places such as local newspapers, estate agents and property search websites.

As well as any new developments that may arise, there are usually affordable homes for resale. Other than shared ownership, where an owner builds up or "staircases" to 100% ownership, properties remain affordable through their lifetime and there are existing home owners wanting to sell their affordable homes all the year round.

These will also be advertised in the usual places and will state in the advert "Affordable housing" or "subject to Section 106 agreement" or "buyers must be approved by the council".

Visit SLDC's website for more information or, if you have a specific property in mind, contact the council's Affordable Housing Officers for more details.

Kirkby Moor Wind Farm

You can make comments online at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/planning-inspectorate or in writing to: Leanne Palmer, Case Officer, The Planning Inspectorate, Room3/0 Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol BS1 6PN

SLDC Application Ref: SL/2017/0687

Planning Inspectorate Ref:  APP/M0933/W/18/3204360

Little Acorns
Our village playgroup has been running for 50 years and to celebrate we are holding a celebratory Afternoon Tea and Teddy Bear's Picnic on Sunday 1st July in the marquee at the Community Centre.  All existing and past supporters (children, parents, grandchildren, carers and helpers) are most welcome to help us celebrate this milestone. Children's entertainment includes bouncy castle, face painting, balloon modelling and magic show. This is a ticket only event, £3 adults and £2 children. Please contact Lauren Newby tel: 889912 before the 26th of June if you would like tickets. 
Kirkby Moor Wind Farm

Ventient Energy is appealing South Lakeland District Council’s planning committee decision to reject an extension to the operational life of the 4.8MW Kirkby Moor wind farm near Ulverston in England.

The company is seeking planning permission to continue to operate the existing wind farm, which features 12 Vestas 400kW turbines with 41.8-metre tip heights, until 2027. The UK Planning Inspectorate will now consider the application to extend the project's life.

Affordable Homes

The Housing development adjacent to Burlington School may have up to seventeen affordable homes, either to rent or buy, built within the complex. BUT in order for this to go ahead there has to be shown a need within the community for this to proceed. If you would like to be considered for an affordable home on this site you are advised to register with the Affordable Homes Officer SLDC Tel: 01539 793 558 or Angela Cassidy of Lancet Homes Angela.Cassidy@lancet-homes.co.uk

Parish Council
The Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual General Meeting take place on Thursday 17th May, 7.00 p.m., in The Village Hall, Beckside. All members of the Community are invited to attend.
National Grid's North West Coast Connections proposals
Latest news letter from Power without Pylons. identifying new contractor for Moorside and its implications.
Housing development adjacent to Burlington School
The full planning application submitted to SLDC is here
The outline plans for the fifty houses can be viewed here. and a site entrance view here.
Methodist Chapel
Due to acts of vandalism on the car park CCTV surveillance equipment has been put in place.
 
Housing development adjacent to Burlington School
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.