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11 December 2023

Parish Council Meeting

Lowick Community Hall Monday 7:30 pm View Details
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Parish Council Meeting

Lowick Community Hall Monday 7:30 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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Slow Ways


November 2023
slow ways

Get your community properly connected to the Slow Ways national walking network

We are delighted to invite your council to contribute to the creation of Slow Ways - an ambitious crowd-sourced, community-verified national walking network that connects all of Britain’s towns, cities and national parks.

Boosting walking and wheeling remains a top priority for all councils. Slow Ways is a great resource to help you achieve that goal.

Supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, our mission is to make it easier for people to walk and wheel between places. Having a network of recommended and trusted routes is key to unlocking this - and you have the power to help.

Contributing to the Slow Ways walking network will help your council and community across multiple agendas including:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Connecting people and communities
  • The Climate Emergency
  • Active Travel
  • Tourism, Leisure, Culture, Heritage
  • Accessing Nature
  • Planning
  • Levelling Up
  • Cost of Living
  • Happiness and joy

A map of the slow ways walking network.

Citizens from across the country have already drafted 9,000 routes that stretch for over 130,000km (80,000 miles).

Now these routes need checking on the ground to make sure they are good enough for people to follow. Councils are uniquely positioned to help with that challenge.

So far 1 in 5 Slow Ways have been checked and verified by people across the country. This is an incredible collective achievement.

We now need your help to scale-up our national effort and verify the whole the network. Each route requires at least three positive reviews and a survey for it to become part of the Slow Ways trusted network.

The aim is for every place in the network to be 100% checked. Once that’s happened we’ll have jointly created a national network that everyone can use. Every place in the network has a place page like Kimberley does, why not search for a local town here to see how it’s getting on?

Learn more - Download our toolkit to discover how and why to help.

Walk the walk - Choose a suitable route from the Slow Ways website or iPhone app, walk it and then leave a review. You can do this on your own or better still, organise a day for the wider community or Parish to walk all of the Slow Ways in your area.

Share this message- Do you know people or groups in your council or community who would like to get involved? Please share this opportunity by forwarding this message and posting it online and in newsletters.

Stay in the loop - Would you like to be kept up to date with the progress of Slow Ways? Sign up for the Friends of Slow Ways newsletter.

Councils have extraordinary collective potential to come together to make a big difference to this incredible national effort.

Please accept this invitation to join in. We’d love for you to be part of it.

To find out more information please visit the Slow Ways website.

Woodland Trust Tree Giveaway


November 2023
tree giveaway

The Woodland Trust is giving away free trees to Town & Parish Councils…

Since 2010, The Woodland Trust has given away 13 million free trees to schools and communities across the UK.

We want to make sure everybody has the chance to plant a tree, so we’re still giving away hundreds of thousands of them every year. Together, we'll get millions more trees in the ground in our quest to hit the UK’s carbon net-zero target.

We are currently accepting applications for free trees from local councils, town councils and parish councils, as well as from schools and community groups in their area, and we would like to ask for your support in getting the message out.

Eligible groups can apply for up to 420 free saplings per application window, with our deliveries taking place every year in March and November. Applications processed now will receive their saplings in March 2024, just in time for planting season!

You can find more information about the Free Trees for Schools and Communities initiative on our website, as well as a link to the application form.

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