Culgaith Parish


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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.

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:

  • 6 March 2017 - Blencarn
    8th May 2017 Annual Parish Meeting followed by AGM and May meeting. – Culgaith

Agendas are posted on the village notice boards and all members of the public are welcome to attend. At each meeting members of the public are invited to raise issues of concern.

The parish is divided into three electoral wards

Your Parish Councillors are:
Culgaith Ward

Blencarn and Kirkland Ward
Skirwith Ward


Culgaith Parish Councillors ‘Register of Interests’ can be seen by following this link


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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Special Documents -

Grants Policy 2016
Dog Control Leaflet
Asset Register May 2016
Bank Reconcilation 31 March 2016 Complete
Expenditure exceeding 100 for 2015 16
Signed Internal Audit Report
Notice of Electors rights - Accounts yr end 2016
Annual Governance Statement 2015-16.pdf

Policy Statements -

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