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Welcome

 

Welcome to the Sebergham & Welton Parish Website

 

This website is available for use by local residents and organisations to advertise events and to inform the community about any appropriate matters of local interest. Click here for more details 

 


Our Parish

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Click here for more information about our parish. 

 


 

Bell Bridge, Welton, collapsed on 27th January 2016, one of many bridges damaged by storms during the previous month.

This bridge was constructed in 1772, and was a Grade II listed structure built to replace an earlier bridge, also washed away by storms.

Due to the widespread damage caused to bridges & highways throughout the county there may be some delay before Cumbria County Council can provide a temporary bridge or commence rebuilding.

As a result of storm damage, Public Footpath 251010 running alongside Caldew Beck, Sebergham, has been re-routed.  For full details click here.   

 


 

The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on  

Wednesday 27th July2016  

at 7:30 pm in Welton Village Hall

 

Parish Council meetings take place on the fourth Wednesday of alternate months

commencing at 7:30 p.m. in Welton Village Hall unless otherwise stated 

These are open meetings which members of the public are welcome to attend

   (To access meeting dates, agendas & minutes click here)


RECYCLE BINS

The recycling bins on Welton village green have been replaced with new 'Co-mingled' Bins which now enable glass bottles & jars, metal cans and plastic bottles to be recycled in the same container. 

Further information can be obtained from the village noticeboard,

by contacting Allerdale BC on 01900 702800,

visiting  www.allerdale.gov.uk/recycling

or   

emailing customer.services@allergale.gov.uk

 

 

BROADBAND

Cumbria County Council, through its subsidiary Connecting Cumbria (CC), committed to providing a minimum 2Mbps broadband service to all properties in the Parish by the end of 2015 as part of the Government's broadband delivery programme, and a Superfast service (24+Mbps) to 95% of properties in the county.  Regrettably, this has not only not been achieved, but no improvement at all has been made, leaving the majority of properties in the parish with only very limited, or no broadband service at all.

Although the eastern side of the parish remains within the 'intervention area' for which State-Aid funding is available to deliver broadband, CC has so far been unable to give any indication as to how or when this might be achieved.

The western side of the parish has now been excluded from State funding because CC have accepted a claim by a local company (Solway Communications Ltd) that they can provide a superfast wireless broadband service to properties.  On behalf of local residents & businesses this has been challenged by the Parish Council because a wireless system requires unobstructed line-of-sight between the transmitter and each property and, following a survey of properties, it is believed that the large number of trees/buildings/hills in our area will prevent a reliable signal being received at a large proportion of premises.  We await a response to this challenge.

BT have indicated that although the fibre running through Welton to provide 'superfast' broadband to Caldbeck could be utilised at relatively limited cost to improve the service around Welton village also, they are not prepared to fund this connection.  Because of the decision to exclude this side of the parish from State funding, CC also state they are unable to commission/fund this work.  

Some properties with direct line-of-sight to the small Solway transmitter mast at Brocklebank Quarry may be able to receive faster broadband delivery by buying-in that service, and anyone intending to make use of this service is requested to keep the Parish Council informed of progress. 

We are advised that it may be possible in the coming months for a satellite service to be introduced, but this can suffer from the same screening difficulties as wireless and will need to be researched.  If such facilities become available these will be advertised.

The Parish Council, in liaison with Northern Fells Broadband Group and supported by our MP Rory Stewart and County Councillor Duncan Fairbairn, will continue working to achieve the best possible service for our community as speedily as practicable, and as updates become available they will be published in Parish Council minutes, on noticeboards, & on this website.

Further information regarding delivery of broadband services is available on http://www.connectingcumbria.org.uk/when-and-where  

 

 

 
Rural Wheels Travel Service 

Cumbria County Council's Rural Wheels transport scheme provides a travel service to address the lack of good public transport for people living in rural areas. It provides door-to-door transport for people when required, and at a reasonable cost.  For further information click here 

Highways Hotline


The most effective way for members of the public to report potholes and other damage to the surface of roads, or any other highways issues, is to telephone Cumbria County Council's Highways Hotline on 0300 303 2992 or to submit them on-line here.  Alternatively, Peter Pearson maintains contact with the Highways Steward on behalf of the Parish Council and any issues can be reported to Peter click here.

For further details about the County Council's Highways Hotline click here

Home Fire Safety Visits For details of the County Council's new arrangements to provide Home Fire Safety Visits, click here