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Latest News

Flag-Raising ceremony – 3 September 2018

On 3 September at 10.00am, the Mayor of Silloth, Councillor Tony Markley will host a short flag-raising ceremony at the Community Garden on Silloth Green (on the corner of Criffel Street and Lawn Terrace). A Royal Ensign flag will be flown to mark the week-long celebrations taking place nationally in support of the brave men

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Keep Britain Tidy Green Flag Awards Dewsbury 16th July 2018

The Keep Britain Tidy Green Flag Awards ceremony was held at Dewsbury 16th July 2018.  Silloth Green was awarded a Green Flag for the 6th year running which was presented to Cllr. Tony Markley, Mayor of Silloth. Cllr. Tony Markley said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the sixth year

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Youngsters create murals with a message

Cumberland News  – 20 July 2018       Web:  www.cumberlandnews.co.uk/    

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Silloth Green is recognised as one of the UK’s very best green spaces

                  Today, a record number of parks and green spaces collect a Green Flag Award Silloth Green in Silloth-on-Solway, Cumbria has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world. The Green is among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks

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Less than a week until the UK’s best parks and green spaces are announced

We are excitedly awaiting Monday 16 July, when the UK’s very best parks and green spaces will be announced – winners of the Green Flag, and Green Flag Community, Awards.  The Green Flag Award® scheme recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces

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#LitterHeroes

The huge strides we need, to create the clean parks, beaches and streets we all want to see, will be made up of small individual steps – picking up a single piece of litter could be your first step.  We all need to do our bit!

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Rogue Traders

Rogue traders are any ‘company’ or individual who offers services on the doorstep, often with little or no means of identification, and go on to fleece or rip off their victims. Like distraction burglars, rogue traders will knock on the door, saying they are working in the area, and will point out something like a

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Notice – Accounts for year ended 31 March 2018

Notice of Public Rights & Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return  – Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2018 To view a copy of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2017/18 and a copy of the Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2018 check out the Finance page.  Click on the

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James Richards Circus

The James Richards Circus will be visiting Silloth Green between 15th & 27th August as part of their first ever UK tour.  Why not spend the day at Silloth?  Take the kids to the Splash Park on the Green, explore the Fairy trail in the pines and everything else Silloth has to offer……treat them to an

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Public Participation

Public participation is a regular part of Town Council meetings. The Chairman will adjourn the meeting to allow members of the public an opportunity to ask questions or raise matters of interest. The meeting will be adjourned for a maximum of 15 minutes. Items for discussion have to be submitted to the Clerk in writing

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Roll out of Smart Meters before 2020

The Government is rolling out smart meters into all homes and businesses before 2020. However, research shows that a huge percentage of the population are still not aware of the options available. Provided below are links to full guides in relation to domestic and non-domestic smart meters produced by the Government. Non-domestic – https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/236488/Non_Domestic_Leaflet_v_02.pdf Domestic

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Town Mayor Elected

On Monday 14 May 2018, Silloth-on-Solway Town Council elected Cllr. Tony Markley as Mayor, for the sixth year running.  Cllr. Graham Wilkinson was also elected as Deputy Mayor. Cllr. Markley said “I enjoy my role as Mayor and will continue to promote “Silloth-on-Solway”, the Solway Coast and all of its residents to the best of

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Work completed to the Eden Street Play Area

Work to the Eden Street Play Area it is now complete and the park is ready for youngsters to enjoy.  Let’s hope we get some sunshine now! Cllr. Tony Markley, Mayor of Silloth said “We are grateful to Allerdale Borough Council for providing us with some funding which the Town Council chose to spend on

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RAF100 Hudson Bomber Project

On 1 April 2018, the Royal Air Force will be celebrating its 100th birthday and as part of the celebrations, Silloth’s Mayor, Councillor Tony Markley will be unveiling a new feature on Silloth Green. In 2014, Silloth Tourism Action Group (STAG) were allocated funds from Heritage Lottery, to tell the story of Silloth Airfield during

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Silloth Spring Clean – Skinburness Road

The Great British Spring Clean is a campaign with a simple aim: to bring people across the country together to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and beaches. ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ want to inspire 400,000 people to get outdoors, get active and help clear up the rubbish that lies around us.

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Commonwealth Day 2018

More than one thousand Commonwealth flags were raised around the world at 10.00hrs local time on Monday 12 March – Commonwealth Day 2018, in a shared celebration of this amazing family of nations that encompasses the globe.   Silloth-on-Solway took part in the celebration, with the raising of the Commonwealth Flag in the Community Garden

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Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth 2018

Silloth-on-Solway will be participating in this years’ ‘Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth’ which will be our fourth year of taking part. On Monday 12 March 2018, a Commonwealth Flag will be raised on Silloth Green, at the Community Garden, opposite the Golf Hotel on Criffel Street, Silloth.  The ceremony will start at 9.45am.  Everyone

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Message from Peter McCall regarding budget for 2018-19

Message from Peter McCall regarding setting the precept for the budget for 2018-2019 “I would like to know how you feel about how much you pay towards the funding of policing services, and how you would feel about increasing the policing element of your council tax next year. I am therefore encouraging you to take

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Allotments

Due to the popularity of allotment gardening, the Town Council has a waiting list for allotments, however we occasionally have vacancies. New allotment holders find that they quickly develop new skills and knowledge and many plot holders see the development of their allotment as part of a positive lifestyle choice. There are a few things

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Town Councillor Vacancies

The Town Council has two VACANCIES to be filled by co-option. If you are interested in this rewarding role please write a brief letter to the Town Clerk explaining a bit about yourself and why you would like to be a Councillor. Potential Town Councillors must meet the following eligibility criteria: You must be: At least

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The new HIMS system went live on 20th March 2017!

The Highway Integrated Management System (HIMS) is the computer system used by Highways, Transport and Fleet to manage calls from the public as well as supporting the delivery of many other aspects of their service. Key aspects of the new HIMS system include: An improved interactive map on the County Council website, with clear instructions

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Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth 2017

On Monday 13 March 2017 at 10.00 am, a Commonwealth Flag will be raised on Silloth Green, as part of ‘Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth’. This will be the third time that Silloth has taken part in the event. The flag will be raised at the Community Garden on Silloth Green, opposite the Golf

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Silloth Youth Shelter

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Public Convenience Cleaning Tender

Published date:  20 January 2017 Closing date:  6 February 2017 Start date:  1 April 2017 End date:  31 March 2018 Description:  Tenders are sought for the cleaning of the public conveniences in Silloth for the financial year 2017/18. For more information click here.

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Changes to 60 E Bus service

We now have details of a replacement service to be offered by Ellenvale Coaches on the route. The new 60E timetable is attached. The new services will start on Monday 30th January 2017, following the withdrawal of the current Reay’s service on the Saturday 28th. Please note the results of these changes are: · Increased

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Free Boxing Day bus service

Free two-hourly Boxing Day Heritage bus service between Silloth & Skinburness to Maryport & Workington on Monday 26 December 2016. This is a volunteer run community service to help combat social isolation among those in the Silloth area without access to private transport. For more details click on the link below. http://wtht.co.uk/…/u…/2016/11/Boxing-Day-Bus-flyer-2016.pdf

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CRIME FIGURES

From this month forward the Police are changing the way they deliver the crime figures. These reports will give you a better overview and enhanced location of the incidents. You will also be able to see other incidents in your neighboring parishes. Crime figures can be obtained via the Cumbria Police Website. Alternatively use the

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SILLOTH – BEES’ NEEDS AWARD

PRESS RELEASE – 8 November 2016                                We are proud to announce that the Heritage Rose & Bee Garden on Silloth Green has won a Bees’ Needs Award. The Award is run in conjunction with Defra and the National Pollinator Strategy. The Award is

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Electoral Review of Allerdale

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is carrying out an electoral review of Allerdale Borough Council. The review will draw new council ward boundaries across Allerdale. The Commission has also announced that 48 councillors should be elected to the council in future: eight fewer than current arrangements. Now they are asking for evidence

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The Healthwatch Cumbria “Chatty Van” Returns

The Healthwatch Cumbria “Chatty Van” Returns Healthwatch Cumbria (HWC) is delighted to report that the “Chatty Van” will be visiting a town/ space somewhere near you this November to help raise awareness of, distribute and support people to respond to the NHS consultation document, “The Future of Healthcare in West, North and East Cumbria. From

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What a wonderful year Silloth has enjoyed!

Saturday evening’s magnificent display saw the airfield engulfed with a massive bonfire and spectacular firework display and funfair attractions enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors.  This attraction is now well and truly embedded on the Silloth annual event calendar alongside many other extremely well-supported events in the Town. This year I have received an

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Council doubles efforts to clear leaves from roads and pavements

Allerdale Borough Council has waged war on leaves, in efforts to help prevent localised flooding and blocked drains.  From now through to  January, the Council is making a special efforts to prioritise the clearing of leaves from gullies, roads and pavements.   The Council has already identified target areas which have in the past been areas of

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE ORDER: B5301 SILLOTH TO ASPATRIA ROAD

Please find below details of the above legal order, with additional site contact information and emergency number Name of applicant:   Cumbria County Council  Tel: 0300 303 2992 Reason for order:   A Temporary Road Closure is required to allow Cumbria County Council to  carry out carriageway patching works. Location: Phase 1:   B5301 Silloth from its

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Wigton Hospital Needs Your Support On Oct 25th

Click on the link below to read the public consultation document:- WNE Cumbria Success Regime the future of healthcare – public consultation document

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Britain in Bloom UK Finals Awards Ceremony 2016

It’s a Silver Gilt Award for Silloth! In February of this year, Silloth received the news that it had been shortlisted as a finalist in the Britain in Bloom competition in the Coastal – Population up to 12K category, alongside contenders from St Brelade, Newcastle (NI), Bute, Mablethorpe, Filey and Tenby.  After months of preparation,

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Healthcare for the future – Public consultation launch

A public consultation has been launched into possible changes to health services in West, North and East Cumbria which will last until just before Christmas 2016. People are encouraged to express their views on the various options. A digital version of the consultation questionnaire and a number of supporting documents are available on the following

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Business Directory

The Silloth-on-Solway business directory is a free service for use by residents and visitors to the area.  If you would like your business adding to the business directory, please submit your listing for approval.  Click here.

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Read the latest issue of the Solway Buzz

The Solway Buzz is a community paper with articles and photos submitted by volunteers and up to 5,500 copies are distributed throughout an area within about six miles of Silloth-on-Solway. Read the latest issue: October/November 2016 Issue here

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Hellrigg Community Benefit Fund

£15,000 AVAILABLE TO COMMUNITY GROUPS IN & AROUND SILLOTH Community groups located close to the Hellrigg Wind Farm in Silloth are being encouraged to apply for grants between £500 and £10,000. The money comes from the Hellrigg Community Benefit Fund and is available through Cumbria Community Foundation on behalf of RWE Innogy UK. Funding is available

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Cumbria in Bloom Awards 2016

The Cumbria in Bloom Awards took place at the North Lakes Hotel in Penrith on Thursday 8 September 2016.  A strong contingent from Silloth attended the Awards ceremony and were delighted with some brilliant results. Silloth-on-Solway won the Cumbria in Bloom Coastal Resort Trophy for the third year running and achieved a Gold Award. Silloth

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