The Parish Council is holding a Parish Drop-In Event on the 12th of October 2021, 2.00 until 4.00pm and 6.00 until 8.00pm in Kirkby Thore Memorial Hall. The event is to provide support to any resident that is unsure of how to complete the consultation forms. We will not be completing forms on your behalf or providing a view. Make sure you complete your forms by the closing date on the 6th of November 2021. Your view counts!
The Parish Council urges all residents of the Parish to have a look at the consultation documents sent to each household. The documents can also be access on the Highways website by following this link. Residents are encouraged to respond to the consultation offering their opinions by the deadline advertised of the 6th of November 2021.
St Michael’s Church will be hosting a harvest and gift day outside the church from 10.30am on Sunday the 27th of September 2020. The church will be collecting for Food Bank and would welcome Harvest gifts or donations. For further details please click this link.
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.
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.
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Cumbria County Council and partners have launched a new emergency support service for people at high risk of becoming seriously ill, as a result of COVID-19, and who do not have support available from friends, family or neighbours.
The Emergency telephone support line is 0800 783 1966.
Or you can email your request for help to COVID19support@cumbria.gov.uk.
The telephone ‘call’ centre will operate Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and 10am to 2pm at weekends. The service will also accepts referrals from members of the public who may be concerned about people in their community. For more information click here