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Message from Peter McCall regarding budget for 2018-19

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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 part in a short survey on my website, or you can complete a paper copy. I will also be seeking the views of the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Panel before making my decision.

“I am aiming to maintain policing services in Cumbria by increasing the policing element of your council tax by 1.92%. For a household living in a Band D property this amounts to an annual increase of £4.23, just over 8p per week. This modest increase will help me to support policing services and keep Cumbria a safe place.”

For more information and to take part in the survey please click on the link below.

The survey will remain open until Friday 8th December.



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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 to think about before you rush into getting your first plot:

* health and physical ability
* time commitment
* size of your plot
* learning what to do and when
* maintaining motivation
* it takes a great deal of time

To apply for an allotment complete an Allotment Tenancy Application and return it to the Town Clerk.


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Town Councillor Vacancies

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councillor vacancy

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 18 years old
  • a British Citizen
  • Meet at least one of the following four qualifications:
    • you are and will continue to be registered as a local government elector for the parish in which you wish to stand
    • you have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish area during the whole of the last 12 months
    • your main or only place of work for the last 12 months has been in the parish
    • you have lived in the parish or within 3 miles of it during the whole of the last 12 months

You are disqualified from standing if:

  • you have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of three months or more (including a suspended sentence) without the option of a fine, during the last five years
  • you have been disqualified under the Representation of the People Act 1983 (which covers corrupt or illegal electoral practices and offences relating to donations). The disqualification for an illegal practice begins from the date the person has been reported guilty by an election court or convicted and lasts for three years.  The disqualification for a corrupt practice begins from the date a person has been reported guilty by an election court or convicted and lasts for five years.

Closing date:  Friday 5 May 2017

Contact:  Town Clerk, 5 Burnswark Terrace, Solway Street, Silloth, Cumbria

Tel:  0777 5686857  Email:

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

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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 for use, that enables the public to:

Report a New Problem on the Highway:

  • Easily report a fault by searching for street name or postcode. Plus the ability to pinpoint the location directly onto the map,
  • The ability to provide an email address, enabling automatic notification of the fault and reference number along with updates on the progress of the repair,
  • The ability to report a fault without leaving an email address should the member of the public prefer,

Track the status of an existing Highway Problem:

  • The ability to easily locate a fault via reference number or location and to track updates on progress with the repair,
  • Provide an email address to enable automatic updates on the progress of the fault   direct to their inbox,

Raise an Enquiry / Request with the Highways Service:

  • The ability to easily raise an enquiry with the Highways Service such as request for dropped kerb, speed concerns, request for new signage etc.

To report a fault go to:-

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Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth 2017

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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 Hotel on Criffel Street.

Everyone is welcome and the Town Council would be pleased to see you there if you are able to attend.

Fly a flag logo 2017

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Silloth Youth Shelter

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Create your own user feedback survey

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Public Convenience Cleaning Tender

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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

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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 frequency
· No service to Skinburness on Saturdays
· Extends to Dearham, Sun Inn and Town Croft now served by Service 60 to Maryport

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