19 05, 2020

563 bus service – Change to paying fares by cash

Passengers are asked to only travel if it is essential, in line with Government requirements.  From 20 May, passengers paying their fare by cash will need to provide the exact fare as the bus drivers will not be permitted to provide change. Stagecoach are introducing this change on all their services as part of their action to help protect passengers and bus drivers during the Coronavirus outbreak. Passengers can also pay by contactless bank
card, mobile app or Smartcard. For more information go to stge.co/XG6550zGWYI [1]
For details of the emergency 563 Appleby to Penrith timetable go to www.cumbria.gov.uk/buses [2]

6 05, 2020

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Kirkby Thore Parish Council currently has a vacancy for a Parish Councillor.  The Parish Council is involved with many issues that effect the community and really need help from enthusiastic people who want to make a difference for the benefit of everyone.  The positions are voluntary and for further details of what’s involved read “The Good Councillor Guide”.  The Parish Council meets 12 times a year on the 1st Monday of every month and all meetings are open to the public so if you are interested please contact us.

6 05, 2020

Cumbria Household Waste Recycling Centers

Cumbria Household Waste Recycling Centers will be re-opening on Tuesday the 12th of May 2020.  This follows updated guidance from the Government which states that a visit to a HWRC is acceptable under the current travel and social distancing measures but only where you can’t continue to safely store your additional waste and recycling safely at home.

Cumbria County Council is expecting the sites to be busy in the first few days and weeks of reopening and would ask that wherever possible you continue to make use of your kerbside waste and recycling collections. A number of district councils have also restarted their garden waste collections so this should help avoid an unnecessary visit to the HWRC site too.

Please be advised that if you do have to visit a HWRC that there will be a number of site restrictions in place which aim to keep both staff and visitors safe. Ideally only one person should attend, but if one additional passenger has to come, they must be from the same household. The HWRC operatives will also not be able to assist you as they would usually do. No vans, trailers or commercial type vehicles will be permitted access.

We would be grateful if you could share this message with your friends and family too so that they also only take their waste to a HWRC at this current time if absolutely necessary. This will help prevent the sites being overwhelmed and help to keep everyone safe.

For the latest news and information follow the county council’s social media channels or visit https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/planning-environment/waste-management/default.asp

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