Stagecoach have updated that the 563 Appleby – Penrith service, which calls at Kirkby Thore will run until at least the start of September (2019). They have added that they are currently working on being able to provide the 563 service for the next couple of years, subject to passenger numbers remaining as now, so new users as well as current users continue to be welcome on the 563. Details of the 563 bus service are available on www.cumbria.gov.uk/buses/eden
The Local and Parish Elections will be held on the 2nd of May. In the event of contested seats you will be able to vote for your local parish councillors on the 2nd of May 2019. The formal notice of the election can be accessed by clicking here. If you would like any more information or if you would like to stand for election to the parish council please contact the parish clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Electoral Registration Officer at Eden District Council on 01768 817817.
Kirkby Thore Parish Council is looking for candidates interested in standing for election to Kirkby Thore Parish Council. The parish council has a maximum of seven seats and we need new candidates to help fill these. You have until 5.00pm on Wednesday the 4th of April 2019 to hand in a nomination paper. Application forms are available from the Electoral Registration Officer at Eden District Council please telephone 01768 817817. More details can also be sought from the parish clerk on 01434 382705 or email email@example.com.
Eden District Council has launched Eden’s Welfare Support Directory. The directory lists groups and services available to residents in Eden. To access the directory click here.
Typically scam mail involves professional fraudsters sending convincing letters that are designed to trick people out of money or other valuables. Scam mail can include bogus competitions and fake prize draws. Royal Mail indicates that it often originates from overseas and is difficult for them to detect.
Royal Mail is raising awareness of the problem. This type of mail is illegal. It targets the most vulnerable and is not normal advertising mail. If you or someone you know if concerned about any mail they have received the Royal Mail ask you to contact them via one of the following,
- Writing to Royal Mail at FREEPOST SCAM MAIL, enclosing any items that are suspected of being scam mail;
- Calling the Royal Mail Scam Mail Helpline on 0800 0113 466; or
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
To receive regular text updates from Highways England on the progress of the work, send a text message from your mobile phone / device with the message A66 to telephone number 07860048333.
Information from the Highways England Team can also be accessed via their dedicated webpage at www.highwaysengland.co.uk/A66EdenValley
If you have a twitter account tweets can be accessed via @highwaysNWEST
Highways England has made the Parish Council aware of their plans to close the A66 from Friday the 7th of September 2018 at 10.00pm until Monday the 10th of September 2018 at 3.00am. This will then be repeated for a further 6 weekends with works programmed to be completed on Monday the 22nd of October at 3.00am.
Highways England have published a leaflet explaining their proposals. A copy of the leaflet can be accessed here.
Kirkby Thore Parish Council has recently received news that Cumbria Classic Coaches has applied and been granted, permission to operate a public bus service along the A66 from Kirkby Stephen to Penrith.
The new 574 service will operate on Tuesdays only and is due to commence on 31st January 2017.
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