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.

 

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

CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY

   COMMUNITY CENTRE

PARISH COUNCIL 

 Next meeting Thursday July 22nd 2021 7.00 p.m. in  Grizebeck Village Hall. All members of the public are invited to attend.  
                   RECENT POSTS:
PARISH COUNCIL
The Parish Council's response to the proposed Nursery Garden off the A595 can be found here. The July News Letter can be found here.
VILLAGE CELEBRATIONS
A Committee has been formed from the Parish Council and the Community Centre to plan a day of celebrations at the end of the lock down.
PARISH COUNCIL
Councillor Gary Grieves was elected Chairman and Councillor Jill Byrne elected Vice Chairman at the recent Annual Meeting of the Parish Council.
PARISH COUNCIL
Due to the resignation of Councillor G. Scott a vacancy has occurred on the Council. Please contact the Parish Clerk for details if you are interested in becoming a Councillor.
HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ADJACENT TO BURLINGTON SCHOOL
Final approval has been granted by SLDC  https://applications.southlakeland.gov.uk/fastweb/detail.asp?AltRef=SL/2018/0364
A595 GRIZEBECK IMPROVEMENT 
Project update - 2nd March 2021
UNITARY AUTHORITY 
GOVERNMENT TO CONSULT ON BAY UNITARY BID (Barrow Borough Council, SLDC and Lancaster City Council)
A595 and A5902

The Grizebeck bypass has now been moved to the Capital Works team with a September deadline for consultation to take place when it then moves to Planning. Parish Councillors have been assured that the public will be fully consulted in these planning stages. Local landowners are currently being approached for access on to their land prior to geological surveys taking place.

Safety measures for the A5902 between Gawthwaite and the Mousetrap (Bank End), have been proposed for the next financial year which include 40/50 speed limits and ‘no overtaking’ road markings.

PARISH COUNCIL
Latest planning application - PN/2021/0002 - Groundwell Farm-Land off Sandside Lane Sandside Kirkby-in-Furness, LA17 7UB - Erection of agricultural general storage building & hard standing. https://applications.southlakeland.gov.uk/fastweb/welcome.asp
PARISH COUNCIL
Sarah Rhodes has been co-opted on to the Council as a representative of the Low Quarter of the Parish.
UNITARY AUTHORITY - THE FOUR PROPOSALS
Allerdale Borough Council,      Cumbria County Council,     Eden District Council,    The Bay (SLDC, Barrow Borough Council, Lancaster City Council)
B4RN
Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN) for Furness. Details are available here
HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE BAY PROPOSAL

Residents, businesses and organisations can now have their say on a proposal to create a new unitary authority around Morecambe Bay. A consultation launches today (10 November) after three neighbouring councils formally submitted an outline proposal to Government. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JYMB9DH Further information from SLDC can be read here.

CGP TRUST FUND
Gary Grieves has replaced Barbara Copley as a Trustee of the CGP Parish Trust Fund.
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.