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Advice on the coronavirus

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Latest advice on the coronavirus from Colin Cox, Director of Public Health for Cumbria:
 
“By far the best source of information for the public remains the gov.uk website. The advice for the public is at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public and this is as up to date as it gets.
 
My three key public messages at the moment are:
 
– For most people, Covid-19 causes a mild illness so it is important for people not to panic about the outbreak.
 
– The best thing that people can do to help reduce the spread of the infection and to protect themselves is to observe good hand hygiene and the “catch it, bin it, kill it” advice with regard to coughs and sneezes.
 
– If you think you have symptoms of Covid-19, please don’t go to hospital or your GP initially – contact NHS 111 for advice.
 
These messages still hold true – indeed even more so! – now that we’ve actually had confirmed cases in Cumbria.”

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Commonwealth Day 2020

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On Monday 9 March 2020, Silloth-on-Solway will be taking part in the Commonwealth Day celebration. 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 is welcome to attend.

Commonwealth Day is an annual celebration observed by people from all over the Commonwealth in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe.

At each ceremony, before the raising of the Commonwealth flag at 10.00hrs, messages from Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, and the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC,Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, will be read, followed by a Commonwealth Affirmation. This common act of witness renews the commitment of people in Commonwealth countries to work together inclusively and in a spirit of goodwill towards democracy and development in which all can share.

The theme for the 2020 Commonwealth Day, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), and for the work of the Commonwealth more generally is ‘Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming’.

This theme was chosen because the governments and people of our diverse family of 54 Commonwealth countries connect at many levels through extensive and deep-rooted networks of friendship and goodwill.

Together, the countries and people of the Commonwealth tackle climate change and its impacts.  We work to find sustainable ways of using the natural resources of our planet, its land and ocean, so that our environment is protected.

Together, we work to build peace and harmony through social and democratic development.

Together, we encourage inclusive economic empowerment and fair trade so that all people, particularly women, young people and those in marginalised communities can share the fruits of progress and prosperity.

Together, we are delivering a common future by connecting, innovating and transforming our societies.

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, The Right Honourable Patricia Scotland QC, said:  “On Commonwealth Day we come together to acknowledge publicly and collectively the continuing aspiration of the Commonwealth to build on common traditions and uphold our shared values of democracy, inclusive development and respect for diversity.

Local and national flag raising ceremonies in school yards, on village greens, in town squares, and on mountaintops and beaches, bring greater understanding and appreciation of the values and principles of the Commonwealth Charter – to which the governments of all Commonwealth countries subscribe, and to which each of us individually as Commonwealth citizens can recommit ourselves on Commonwealth Day.

I send my best wishes to all involved, saluting you and wishing you well as you raise both the Commonwealth flag and awareness of all that we achieve together through Commonwealth connection, friendship and cooperation.”

 


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Silloth 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 initlally consulted on two options, during that consultation local residents proposed a third option which would be to take all of the properties in the Lido Village into the Holme Low Parish area. The Working Group felt it was important that local residents be given another opportunity to comment on proposals including this third option.

There are now three 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.

Option three would take all of the properties in the Lido Village into the Holme Low Parish area.

Please let us know which of the three options 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.

https://www.allerdale.gov.uk/en/consultation/silloth-community-governance-review/

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 at noon on March 2, 2020.


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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.