Author Archives: Howard Bellis

Ainstable Speed limit consultation.

Please see this 3 pages for the Ainstable Speed limit consultation information.


Great Landscapes Week!

Help us celebrate Great Landscapes Week!

Dear Parish Council Clerk

In September, Friends of the Lake District is launching its first Great Landscapes Week, a festival celebrating our wonderful landscapes. Please find below links to posters relating to the events (2nd to 9th September). It would be great if you could help us to publicize these by either forwarding this email or putting up posters if appropriate.

Events poster
General poster

Great Landscapes offer endless opportunities for physical, spiritual and mental well-being. They have been the inspiration for artists, poets and adventurers down the centuries. They also offer up to us the fundamental stuff of life: water, oxygen, fuel, soil to grow food and a place to live for humans, wildlife and nature.

But they are under threat and, in our busy lives, we can take for granted the true beauty and importance of what is above, below and all around us.

From Saturday 2nd to Saturday 9th September 2017 Friends of the Lake District are inviting people to step into our great Cumbrian landscapes; to immerse themselves and to share thoughts, ideas, comments about why landscapes are important to them. Each week day relates to one of the senses.

Further information can be found at


August Parish Council update from the Penrith Rural Team


Crime figures can be obtained via the Cumbria Police Website:

Alternatively use the following link:


CP-20170708-0247 – 8 July – Lazonbycold callers – jet washing.

CP-20170710-0107 – 10 July – Plumpton – dwelling burglary.

CP-20170713-0250 – 13 July – Plumpton – harecoursing –Scratchmere Scar

CP-20170714-0214 – 14 July – Calthwaite – insecure business outbuilding burglary – theft of industrial pressure washer.

CP-20170804-0115 – 4 August – Plumpton – car window smashed


BURGLARY and vehicle theft has been a concern in Penrith town once again and police strongly advise residents to take extra precautions keeping doors locked and not have valuables on display and keep car keys with you at all times.

** Please report to police any suspicious vehicles or persons in the area**



Local residents are being urged not to employ uninvited doorstep callers

If work needs to be done on your property, known and reputable traders should be used. Residents should be extremely wary of any doorstep caller looking to carry out gardening or building work.

Although it is not illegal for traders to go door to door, unless there are specific restrictions within that location, most agreements entered into must come with written cancellation rights unless the cost is under £42.

Our advice as always is not to deal with unexpected cold callers as this is a favoured approach used by rogue traders whose sole intention is to extract as much money from residents as possible.

Business Approval reputable trader scheme is available in the Eden area phone         Trading Standards tel :01228 221661    email:



This website provides information and confidential support through a trusted network of support organisations, giving strength back to those affected by crime.



We are still actively looking for more volunteers from the farming community to join the Farm Watch scheme in the area – if you would like more information or want to get involved, please contact PCSO 5368 Labram who can visit to discuss further or visit

FARMWATCH NIGHTS OF ACTION are still being implemented by your local police team, where volunteers can work with police officers and be actively involved in targeting of rural criminals travelling into our communities intent on theft.

Please call 101 or email 101emails’ and contact PCSO 5368 if you would like to get involved.

COUNTRYWATCH EDEN is a police-interactive Facebook Page focussing on crime and suspicious activity in rural areas, please join this page and help keep your community safe.


COUNTRYWATCH EDEN is a police-interactive Facebook Page focussing on crime and suspicious activity in rural areas, please join this page and help keep your community safe.

Contact police on 101   or Email:

For emergency always call 999

Your Police Community Support Officer is: PCSO 5368 Labram.