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Community Governance Review

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A Community Governance Review is being carried out by Allerdale Borough Council to look at redrawing the boundary between Silloth Town Council and Holme Low Parish Council. This piece of work is being undertaken to address the issue that Lido Village is split by the boundary.

A Working Group of councillors has been set up to undertake the review and to make a final recommendation to Allerdale Borough Council on whether to amend the boundary, and if so, where that new boundary should be. It is expected that any amendments will be in place for 1 April 2020.

The Working Group has now started formal consultation on its proposal. There are two options for amending the boundary, shown on the maps below. The current boundary is shown in blue and the proposed new boundaries are in maroon. Option 1 is to redraw the boundary so that all properties in Lido Village are within Silloth Town Council area. Option 2 would take all of the Lido Village plus the properties on Barracks Bridge into the Silloth Town Council area.

Please let us know which of the two options (images below) you prefer by answering the short survey below. There is also space to add any additional comments you would like to Working Group to take into account.

Residents in all of the properties affected by the two proposals will be written to individually for their views. Silloth Town Council and Holme Low Parish Council will also be consulted. Please note: The consultation ends on February 10, 2020.

For more information and to take part in the consultation, click on the link below.

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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/