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12 September 2022
Village Hall, Water Yeat Monday 7:00 pm View Details

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Blawith and Subberthwaite Parish Council
(with Water Yeat and Gawthwaite)

Blawith and Subberthwaite (with Water Yeat and Gawthwaite) is a High Furness parish with just 167 registered electors (ref. SLDC electoral register 2015/16)

Blawith and Water Yeat are on the A5084 near to Coniston Water. Gawthwaite is farther to the west on the A5092. The rest of the parish lies between these two roads.

With no shops, pubs or post office, the village hall at Water Yeat is a focal point for many in the community. It is an indication of the scatter of dwellings in the area that this building is correctly the Blawith and Nibthwaite village hall. Not located in either, it belongs to two villages in different parishes, for Nibthwaite is in Colton Parish on the other side of the Crake valley.

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Sustainable Warmth Cumbria Grants:


August 2022
sustainable grants

Sustainable Warmth Cumbria Grants: Sustainable Warmth Cumbria Grants (

Cumbrian district councils have secured funding to run the Sustainable Warmth scheme, which aims to install energy saving measures into over 1,300 homes across Cumbria.

You could be eligible for a grant up to £25,000 towards insulation and low carbon heating measures, if your household income is below £30,000 and your home has a low energy performance.

The scheme offers a range of energy efficiency improvements such as solid wall and cavity wall insulation, heat pumps, solar panels, underfloor insulation and first-time double glazing.

The grant is even available for private landlords to apply for qualifying tenants with up to £5,000 of funding available.

Free Energy Saving Advice from Cold to Cosy Homes Cumbria: Cold to Cosy Homes Cumbria - CAfS

Cold to Cosy Homes Cumbria is here to offer FREE energy saving advice and equipment to help you make your home warmer and more comfortable.

The Cold to Cosy Homes team has already helped hundreds of households to save money on their heating bills as well as do their bit for the planet by using less energy.

You or someone you know could benefit from a FREE advice phone call from a qualified assessor, who will advise you on the services you could benefit from.

These could include:

  • Energy-efficient equipment such as FREE LED light bulbs, sent to you in the post
  • Professionally installed draughtproofing
  • Help with your energy bills and advice on switching energy tariff
  • Referral to support agencies or for other grants

If you or someone you know has a health condition, is on a low income or is bereaved or moving in and out of homelessness, Cumbria Action for Sustainability can provide them with free advice and support. We can also help people in a range of other circumstances, including certain benefits. You can have a look at our broad eligibility criteria online, or just give us a call and we can advise.

You can apply for yourself, or for someone else.

At Cumbria Action for Sustainability, we have been helping people to save energy in their homes for more than 20 years. We run the service in conjunction with the Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP) and councils in Cumbria, supported by funding from the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme.

If you need more information, please contact a member on our team on 01768 216500.

Kind regards




July 2022
voter registration


The annual canvass by South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) to ensure the electoral register is up to date is about to start.

Residents will receive an email or letter in the next few weeks listing the names of everyone the council has registered to vote at the property. Around 80 per cent of households will only need to respond if the information needs to be updated.

The council is legally required to ensure the electoral register is up to date, identifying any residents who are not registered to vote so they can be encouraged to do so. This involves checking every year to find out if anyone who is eligible to register to vote has, for example:

  • moved in or out of a property
  • turned 16 and is therefore old enough to register to vote
  • or needs to change any other information, such as someone would like to vote by post from now on.

Simon McVey, the council’s Electoral Registration Officer, said: “It’s important that residents look out for messages from SLDC so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in South Lakeland.

“People who have moved recently are particularly encouraged to check their details because research by the Electoral Commission indicates that recent home movers are far less likely to be registered to vote than those who have lived at the same address for a long time.

"If you need to respond, the quickest and easiest way to do this is online, using the link and security numbers given in your email or letter.

"If you don’t use the internet you can respond by telephone. Your email or letter will tell you how to respond by text message, automated telephone or by calling our office.

“If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear in the messages we send. If you want to register, the easiest way is online at, or we’ll send you information explaining how to do this in the post.”

SLDC will use the information from this year’s canvass to publish the Register of Electors on 1 December 2022.

You can find out more about the annual canvass, electoral registration and voting at:


  1. Electoral Commission graphic encouraging people to register to vote.
  2. As above.


  • The Representation of the People Act 1983 places a duty on Electoral Registration Officers to maintain the electoral register for their area and to conduct an annual canvass of all residential properties.
  • The electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote. The register is used for electoral purposes, such as making sure only eligible people can vote. It is also used for other limited purposes specified in law, such as detecting crime (e.g. fraud), calling people for jury service or checking credit applications.
  • The open register is an extract of the electoral register, but is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details. Your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed. Removing your details from the open register does not affect your right to vote.
  • To be eligible to register to vote a person must be:

• Aged 16 or over (a person may register to vote at 16, but may not vote until they are 18)

• A British or qualifying Commonwealth citizen who has leave to enter and remain in the UK or does not require such leave.

• A citizen of the Republic of Ireland or other European Union (EU) member state.


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