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CULGAITH PARISH COUNCIL (see documents to download here)


Culgaith Parish Council serves the villages of Blencarn, Culgaith, Skirwith, and the hamlet of Kirkland.  The Parish Council gives views on planning applications and other community initiatives, awards grants to local communities and manages 5 village greens totalling 14 acres.

Meeting Venue Changed.
The 6th September Meeting has been moved to the Victoria Institute Culgaith commencing at 7.30pm.

Cumbria County Council reports (from Councillor Claire Driver)

It is part of the third tier of local government, after Cumbria County Council and Eden District Council. Information on the services provided by Cumbria County Council can be found at and on those provided by Eden District Council at

Parish Clerk
John Fleming
Fell View,
CA10 1TX
Tel 07768 468 634

The Council meets every two months at 7.30 pm and the meetings rotate amongst the village halls in the three main villages:

Annual Parish Meeting Arrangements-

Following Government advice on the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and under new legislation which came into force on 4 April 2020 Culgaith Parish Council has cancelled the Annual Parish Meeting and Annual General Meeting of the Council scheduled for May 2020. Under Regulation 4 of the new regulations, appointments continue; therefore, the current 2019/20 Council structure will remain until an Annual Meeting of the Council is held, hopefully, in May 2021.

Dates and Venues of Future Meetings

  • Monday 17th May 2021 - Culgaith Victoria Institute (Annual Parish Meeting/AGM/May meeting)Note change above to the date of this meeting
  • This meeting will be followed by the AGM and May Council Meeting.
  • Monday 5th July 2021 - Skirwith,
  • Monday 6th September 2021 - Culgaith Victoria Institute
  • Monday 1st November 2021 - Culgaith
  • Monday 10th January 2022 - Skirwith
  • Monday 7th March 2022 - Blencarn
  • The above venues are subject to Covid - 19 regulations permitting, if not 'Virtual' meetings will be organized.
Due to the Government Covid-19 restrictions as of 23/3/20, all the future meetings planned in the Village Halls, are cancelled, with Council business being conducted remotely, until further notice.

Parishioner Concerns

Should any Parishioners have any issues, suggestions or concerns relating to the Parish please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Clerk on 07768 468 634 or or speak directly with one of the Councillors, their contact details are below. There is always the opportunity for you to speak at a meeting under 'Public Participation' Agendas are posted on the village notice boards and on

Agendas are posted on the village notice boards.

The parish is divided into three electoral wards of Culgaith, Blencarn, and Kirkland & Skirwith.

Click here to find further details of your councillors.

What do Parish Councils do?
Parish Councils operate with the aim of improving the quality of life and the local environment for all residents. They are elected every four years from people living in, or just outside the Parish, or having business interests there. They are required under the Local Government Act 1972 and other statutes to perform certain duties and have powers which they can exercise at their discretion.

    In general a Parish Council will:

  • give views, on behalf of the community, on planning applications and other proposals that affect the parish
  • decide where money should be raised and spent for the benefit of the community
  • undertake projects and schemes that benefit local residents
  • work in partnership with other bodies to achieve benefits for the parish
  • alert relevant authorities to problems that arise or work that needs to be undertaken
  • help the other tiers of local government keep in touch with their local communities.
The Quality Parish Scheme was launched by the Government in 2003 with the aim of providing a benchmark minimum standard for parish councils across the country. To become accredited a Parish Council must meet 10 different criteria. In 2008 Culgaith Parish Council agreed to work towards meeting these criteria with the aim of seeking Quality Parish Status after the next election in 2011. More information about Parish Councils can be found on the Cumbria Association of Local Councils website at


Below you will find various Council documents that you can download. They are all in pdf format

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Data Protection -

Data Protection Policy May 2018
GDPR Privacy Notice_public May 2018 Web
GDPR Privacy Notice_staff & councillors May 2018 Web

Audit documents -

Asset Register May 2021-1
CPC Account AUDITED 2020 - 21 signed
CPC Public Rights Notice
3 AGAR Cert of Exemption 20 - 21 Signed
4 AGAR Internal Audit Report 20 - 21 signed .pdf
5 AGAR Annual Governance statment 20 - 21 signed
6 AGAR Accounting Statement 20 - 21 signed

AGAR 2019 20 Accounting Statements Signed
AGAR 2019 20 Annual Governance Statement Signed
AGAR 2019 20 Annual Internal Audit Report Signed
AGAR 2019 20 Receipts and Payments Account Bank Reconciliation
AGAR 2020 Certificate of Exemption Signed
Asset Register April 2020
CPC Account 2019 2020 Payment Variances audit
Public Rights Confirmation 2019 20 Notice Board eb

Accounting statement
CPC Annual Audit Report
CPC Annual Governance Statement
Accounting Statement Section 2
CPC Account and Balance Sheet
CPC Confirmation Date Excercise
CPC Certificate of Exemption
Notice of Public Rights and Publication Accounts

CPC Public Notice View Accounts
Accounting Statement
Annual Governance Statement
Certificate of Exemption
Explanation of Variances
Internal Audit Report

Special Documents -

Map of Parish Council boundary
Skirwith Conservation Area Review Leaflet HOW TO OBJECT to a planning application
Grants Policy 2016
Dog Control Leaflet
land and Asset Register 2017
Bank Reconcilliation 31 March 2016 Complete
Expenditure exceeding 100 for 2015 16
Internal Audited Receipts, Payments and Capital Reconcilliation 2016 - 2017
Signed Internal Audit Report
Notice of Electors rights - Accounts yr end 2016
Annual Governance Statement 2015-16.pdf

Policy Statements -

  1. Code of conduct
  2. Culgaith Financial Regulations
  3. Culgaith Standing Orders
  4. Culgaith Code of Practice for Handling Complaints
  5. Model Publication Scheme
  6. Culgaith Model Publication Scheme

County Council Reports
June 2019

Parish Annual Report
Annual Report 2019- 2021
Annual Report 2018 - 2019
Annual Report for 2017/18
Annual Report for 2016/17
Annual Report for 2015/16
Annual Report for 2014/15
Annual Report for 2013/14
Annual Report for 2012/13
Annual Report for 2010/11
Annual Report for 2009/10
Annual Report for 2008/9
Annual Report for 2007/8

Parish Action Plan:
The Parish Plan for period 2013 - 2017

Annual Parish Meeting:
Annual Parish Meeting Minutes May 13th 2019
Annual Parish Meeting Minutes 14th May 2018
Minutes for the Annual Parish Meeting 2017
Minutes for the Annual Parish Meeting 2016
Minutes for the Annual Parish Meeting 2015
Minutes for the Annual Parish Meeting 2014
Minutes for the Annual Parish Meeting 2013
Minutes for the Annual Parish Meeting 2012
Minutes for the Annual Parish Meeting 2011
Minutes for the Annual Parish Meeting 2010
Minutes for the Annual Parish Meeting 2009

Agendas for meetings:

Notice of Meeting 1st November 2021
Notice of Meeting 6th September 2021
Notice of Meeting 5th July 2021
Annual Parish Meeting Agenda 2021
AGM Agenda 17th May 2021
Notice of meeting17th May 2021
Notice of Meeting 1st March 2021
Notice of Meeting 4th January 2021
Notice of Meeting 2nd November 2020
Notice of Meeting 7th September 2020
Notice of Meeting 6th July 2020
Notice of Meeting 11th May 2020
Agenda 2nd March 2020.Final
Agenda 6th Jan 2020
Agenda 4th November 2019
Agenda 1st July 2019
Agenda 13th May 2019
AGM Agenda 2019
Annual Parish Meeting Agenda 2019
Agenda 4th March 2019
Agenda 7th January 2019
Agenda 5th November 2018
Agenda 3rd September 2018
Agenda 2nd July 2018
Agenda 14th May 2018
AGM Agenda 2018
Annual Parish Meeting Agenda 2018
Agenda 5th March 2018
Agenda 8th January 2018
Agenda 6th November 2017
Agenda 4th September 2017
Agenda 3 July 2017
Agenda AGM May 2017
Agenda 8th May 2017
Annual Parish Meeting Agenda 2017
Agenda Jan 9th 2017
Agenda Jan 9th 2017

Minutes of meetings:

Minute 1st November 2021
Minute 6th Sept 2021
Annual Parish Meeting Minutes May 17th May 2021
Minute 5th July 2021
Minute AGM 17th May 2021
Minute 17th May Meeting 2021
Minute 1st March 2021
Minutes 4th January 2021
Minutes 2nd November 2020
Minute 7th September 2020
Minute 6th July 2020
Minute11th May 2020
Minute 2nd March 2020
Minute 6th January 2020
Minute 4th November 2019
Minute 2nd September 2019
Minute 1st July 2019
Minute AGM 13th May 2019
Minute 13th May meeting 2019
Minute 4th March 2019
Minute 7th January 2019
Minute 2nd July 2018
Minute 14th May 2018
Minutes AGM May 2018
Minute 5th March 2018
Minute 8th January 2018
Minute 6th November 2017
Minute 4th September 2017
Minute 3rd July 2017
Minute AGM 8th May 2017
Minute 8th May 2017
Minute 6th March 2017
Minutes January 9th 2017
Minutes November 7th 2016
Minutes September 2016
Minutes July 2016
AGM 2016
AGM 2015
Minutes May 2016
Minutes March 2016
Minutes Jan 2016
Minutes Nov 2015
Minutes Sept 2015
Minutes July 2015
Minutes May 2015
Minutes March 2015
Minutes January 2015

A full set of minutes from the Parish council meetings can be found here