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Westmorland and Furness Council

The elections have now taken place for this new authority.  The candidate elected to represent Coniston and Hawkshead Ward (which includes Claife Parish) is Suzanne Pender.  Further details including contact details for the new Councillor are available from the Westmorland and Furness website.

Lengthsman Vacancy

Claife Parish Council is seeking to appoint a lengthsman to undertake maintenance works within the Parish.  For further details: Vacancy Advertisement

A590 Roadworks at Backbarrow

Roadworks started on 21st March 2022 on the A590 for the Backbarrow Gateway Scheme.  Works will be undertaken at nights for up to 7 weeks (not including weekends or Bank Holidays).  Further Information herewith: Location Plan  Notification Letter

Local Government Reorganisation

A new website has been launched with information on the two new Unitary Councils which will replace Cumbria County Council and the 6 District Councils (including South Lakeland District Council) in 2023.  For further details: New Councils for Cumbria

Lake District National Park - South Lakes Distinctive Area

This includes details about Claife Community Bridlepath

Covid - Lifting of restrictions on 19th July 2021

Goverment guidance available on the following link:

 30th July 2020 - CCC Highways Update  - High Cunsey Bridge

An emergency weight restriction of 13 tonnes has been put in place due to the structure of C5028 High Cunsey Bridge becoming weak and to enable subsequent works to be carried out.

This is effective from 28-07-20 and is expected to remain in place for approx 21 days, followed by a second 21 day notice, then an 18 month order.

Location: C5028, from its junction with the U5057, extending in a south westerly direction for approx 60m.

Alternative route: for emergency vehicles exceeding 13 tonnes via the C5028, C5026, C5027 and B5285. See for a map.

There is no suitable alternative route for vehicles exceeding 13 tonnes maximum gross vehicle weight.

Contact for more information.

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