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Official opening of new 0-5 year olds Play Area

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The official opening of the new 0-5 year olds play area on Silloth Green, next to the Water Splash Park will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3.30pm i.e. Tuesday 16 October.  Pop along with your kids and grand kids.  We’ll be pleased to see you there! ???


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Opening of new play area

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The Town Council are currently awaiting the final safety inspection for the new play area on Silloth Green. Once the inspection has been carried out and the report received, the date for the opening will be advertised.

It would be helpful if any questions for the Council were sent to the Town Council direct. https://www.silloth-on-solway.co.uk/contact-us/


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Vacancy on the Council to be filled by co-option

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A casual vacancy has arisen on Silloth-on-Solway Town Council.  Written confirmation has been received from Allerdale Borough Council that no election has been called and the position will now be filled by co-option.

If you are interested in becoming a Town Councillor on Silloth-on-Solway Town Council please contact Wendy Jameson, Town Clerk by email: townclerk@silloth-on-solway.co.uk, telephone: 0777 5686857 or at the following address:  5 Burnswark Terrace, Solway Street, Silloth, Cumbria, CA7 4EF.

Applicants for co-option are requested to:  a) Submit information about themselves, by way of completing a short application form (a copy of the application form is below) and b) confirm their eligibility for the position of Councillor within the statutory rules (a copy of the Declaration of Eligibility is below).

Councillor Co-option Application Form

Declaration of Eligibility

Copies of the applicant’s application form will be circulated to all Councillors by the Clerk at least seven days prior to the meeting of the Full Council, when the Co-option will be considered.  All such documents will be treated by the Clerk and all Councillors as Strictly Private and Confidential.

The closing date to return the Application Form and Declaration is Friday 26 October 2018.

 


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40 flags in 40 places

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After receiving a request from Cumbria Pride, Silloth-on-Solway Town Council are helping celebrate 40 years of the pride flag, by raising a flag on Silloth Green, along with 40 or more other towns, villages, businesses and organisations in Cumbria, to show support for Cumbria’s diverse community and help promote unity and acceptance.

The 40 flags in 40 places will be on display during the week before the Cumbria Pride event which will take place in Carlisle on Saturday 29th September 2018.  The locations of all the flags will be put onto a map on their website and social media networks.  So feel free to tag and share.  For more information about Cumbria Pride and their upcoming events check out their website at www.cumbriapride.org

Silloth-on-Solway Town Council aims to create a culture that respects and values each others’ differences, that promotes dignity, equality and diversity.  We aim to remove barriers, bias or discrimination that prevent individuals or groups from realising their potential and contributing fully to the community to develop a culture that positively values diversity.

         


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Service 60: Skinburness – Silloth – Maryport – Workington

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Notification has been received of changes to service 60 from 29th October 2018.

Ø  An extra morning journey will be provided between Maryport and Allonby

Ø  The late afternoon journey from Northside to Workington will be withdrawn

Ø  There are minor changes to times of other journeys

A copy of the full timetable is below.

Service 60: Skinburness – Silloth – Maryport – Workington


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Flag Raising Ceremony – 3 September 2018

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Cllr. Markley, Mayor of Silloth was joined today by a few brave souls, who turned out to see the flag raising ceremony on Silloth Green, on what was a particularly wet morning.

Silloth Green is among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces to receive a prestigious Green Flag Award – 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.

This is the sixth year in succession that Silloth Green has been awarded a Green Flag which is a brilliant achievement and would not have been possible without the hard work of our community volunteers, grounds maintenance team and Town Council staff.

3rd September 1939 marked the outbreak of the Second World War and is now enshrined as ‘Merchant Navy Day’ to honour the brave men and women who kept our island nation afloat during both World Wars, and even during peacetime faced – and continue to face – the more routine perils of violent storms and mountainous seas.

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.

A Red Ensign, or ‘Red Duster’ as it is affectionately known, is the recognised flag of the British Merchant Navy since 1854.  The Red Ensign flag was raised on Silloth Green – to celebrate both a glorious seafaring past and a vital part of our economic future.

Many thanks to everyone who attended the flag raising ceremony.


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Flag-Raising ceremony – 3 September 2018

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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 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.

A Green Flag will also be raised on 3 September, as Silloth Green is amongst a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces to receive a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space. This is the sixth year in succession for Silloth Green to be awarded a Green Flag which is quite an achievement.

We would like to invite you to join us at the flag-raising ceremony and hope you will be able to attend.