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Temporary Road Closure – Caldew Street, Silloth

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Below is a location plan showing the extents of a temporary road closure which has been put in place to allow Cumbria Highways to carry out carriageway investigation works.

These works are expected to commence 6th December 2019 with an approx. duration of 2 days.

Please see below details of the extents of the closure and diversion route;

Location: U2250 Caldew Street, Silloth, from its junction with Solway Street for an approx. distance of 40m in a south easterly direction.

Alternative Route: A way for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will be maintained at all times and a suitable alternative route for vehicles will be signed and available via the unrestricted section of Caldew Street, Latrigg Street, Waver Street and Solway Street, Silloth.

Should you require any further information relating to these works please contact Laura McClellan, Traffic Management Officer at Cumbria County Council.

T: 01946 506564  M: 07717 512 477


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Ellenvale Coaches Service 60 : Skinburness – Silloth – Allonby – Maryport

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We have been advised that Ellenvale Coaches are making changes to their service 60 from 2 November 2019.

On a Monday to Friday the 14:17 Maryport to Silloth and 15:45 Silloth to Maryport will no longer operate.

On Saturday the service will only run between Allonby and Maryport.

There will also be minor changes to the mid-morning journey, the early afternoon journey is withdrawn and the last journey from Maryport will run later.

A copy of the new timetable is below:-

Service 60 (19-11)


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Notice of Election

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Anyone interested in becoming a Town Councillor can obtain a copy of the nomination forms from the Town Clerk at townclerk@silloth-on-solway.co.uk or the Returning Officer at Allerdale Borough Council. Completed forms must be returned to the offices at Allerdale Borough Council no later than 4.00pm on 20 September 2019.


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People’s Choice Awards 2019

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It’s time to pick the nation’s favourite parks!

Help us find the nation’s favourite parks by voting for yours in the People’s Choice Awards.

This year an army of experts awarded a record breaking 1973 Green Flag Awards to the UK’s very best parks and green spaces. The scheme is now asking the public to vote for their favourites.

You can find your nearest award-winning parks at www.greenflagaward.org.  To vote for your favourite, simply find it on the map and click the vote button. Once you’ve voted, why not encourage others to get involved too.

Voting opens 1 September and closes 30 September, with the top 10 winning sites being announced on 15 October.

Paul Todd, International Green Flag Award Manager said, “This year we have had more Green Flag Award winning sites than ever before, The People’s Choice Award is an opportunity to show how much your favourite park means to you. Make your voice heard and vote now.”

Last year saw tens of thousands of people voting for their favourite park, with winners coming from all across the UK, from London to Lanarkshire.

A spokesperson for Gateshead Council said: “We are delighted that Saltwell Park was voted as one of the top ten parks in the country in 2018.  It shows that the public truly value this wonderful open space. We are very proud of Saltwell Park and how important it is to the local community.”

To vote for Silloth Green go to the page below and click on the “Vote for this site” button:-

http://www.greenflagaward.org.uk/park-summary/?park=2031


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Merchant Navy Day – 3 September 2019

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At 10.00am, on Tuesday 3 September 2019, on a drizzly wet morning, Cllr. Graham Wilkinson, Deputy Mayor of Silloth welcomed everyone to the flag raising ceremony on Silloth Green, to celebrate “Merchant Navy Day”.

A Red Ensign flag is flown to mark the week-long celebrations taking place nationally in support of the brave men and women of the Merchant Navy, who kept our island nation afloat during both World Wars, and to celebrate our dependence on modern day merchant seafarers who are responsible for 95% of the UK’s imports.

Cllr. Wilkinson read out a message from HRH The Earl of Wessex:

“On this Merchant Navy Day, I very much hope you will support this campaign by Seafarers UK to remember the sacrifices, salute the courage and support the future of the often unsung personnel of our Merchant Navy.  Too often they are the forgotten or invisible service, by raising the Red Ensign you will ensure that at least on this day they are remembered.  Your act will mean so much to their families and to the retired, but most especially to those at sea.”

The expansion of Silloth-on-Solway into a planned Victorian town in the mid-19th century was inextricably linked to the development of the Docks, the Harbour and the Railway.  Silloth retains a busy working port, an active Lifeboat Station with its dedicated volunteers and a small fishing fleet.

The flag raising ceremony was well attended and included representatives from the Town Council, Docks, Lifeboat Station, Fire Service, Church and other organisations in the town.  Many thanks to everyone who attended.


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The Arrival of a new piece of Art for Silloth.

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A Silloth gentleman, Mr Peter Richardson, approached Ray Lonsdale a few years ago, after seeing some of his distinctive and thought provoking work, as he wanted to leave a lasting piece of art for his home town. Its intention is to make the people of Silloth smile and to brighten their day.

The sculpture entitled “Big Fella” is of a man and his dog taking in the beautiful sea views at the end of the day and shielding his eyes from the sun. The Solway Coast is well known for its beauty and Silloth is noted for its glorious sea views and sunsets which have been be recorded for posterity by JMW Turner, the famous landscape artist.

Cllr. Mark Orchard, Mayor of Silloth said “On behalf of myself and Silloth-on-Solway Town Council, we would truly like to thank the late Mr Richardson and his gracious family for leaving such a generous gift to the town of Silloth.”

To read more about it and see photographs of the sculpture whilst it was being built, click on the link below.
https://www.silloth-on-solway.co.uk/silloth-sculpture/


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

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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. Silloth Green is the only park in Allerdale to be awarded a Green Flag and joins three other green spaces awarded recognition in Cumbria.

Silloth Green is among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in thirteen other countries around the world, that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag – the mark of a quality park or green space.

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

Cllr. Mark Orchard, Mayor of Silloth said

“We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the seventh year in succession. I think the Green Flag Award is testament to the town’s residents, Council staff, volunteers and the loyal visitors who together, help keep Silloth the attraction it is. I would like to congratulate everyone, as without all their input and dedication it wouldn’t be achievable, never mind sustainable.”

Silloth Green is one of the largest village greens in the North of England. It boasts spectacular views over the Solway Firth to Criffel and the Caerlaverock Hills in the North, and the Lake District to the South. The Green forms a green link between Silloth’s grand Victorian townscape and the sea front promenade, for many years attracting visitors seeking fresh sea air and recreational facilities.

After extensive refurbishment work, Silloth Green now boasts a modern Water Splash play area, a woodland adventure play area, a BMX track, a Putting Green & Fairy Trail. Beautiful oak picnic tables and benches are to be found in various locations, with accessible footpaths linking the various features. Along Criffel Street, some Victorian style lighting was installed, in-keeping with the heritage of the town. The Edwardian ladies’ toilets built in 1910 and the spectacular Victorian pagoda overlooking the sea were also sympathetically refurbished.

A new addition to Silloth Green this year is the creation of a new Pirate Ship Play Area, next to the Water Splash Park, for children aged 0-5 years. New planting has taken place in the Edwardian bed to create a wildlife friendly area, with appropriate plants and the addition of bird boxes, bat boxes, insect hotels, wood piles and hedgehog homes etc. There has also been extensive renovation and replanting of the shrub beds around the Criffel Street public conveniences, with plans to do other shrub beds later in the year. None of this would have been possible without our amazing volunteers and the Council’s grounds maintenance team.

The Community Garden, situated on the corner of Criffel Street and Lawn Terrace, was designed with input from local people. The garden was opened in May 2014 and is cared for by dedicated volunteers. This year, the gravel footpaths were re surfaced and flowerbeds were extended, with a lot of new planting within the garden, creating a colourful and vibrant entrance to Silloth Green and a pleasant place to sit and watch the world go by.

The Heritage Rose and Bee Garden is situated closer to the sea, with a bee hotel in the middle of a striking display of rose bushes, plants and shrubs which have created a haven for the local bee and butterfly population, again cared for by dedicated volunteers. The Heritage Rose & Bee Garden received an ‘Outstanding‘ RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood Award in the 2018 Cumbria in Bloom competition.

Bill Jefferson, Chair of the Parks Committee said

“Quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining Silloth Green to such a high standard. We all know how lucky we are to have this world class asset as our centrepiece and we will continue to maintain, improve and enhance this treasure.”

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “It’s fantastic that we have more Green Flag Awards in the UK than ever before, joined this year by 131 International winners.”

“Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We congratulate each and every winner on their fantastic achievement.”