Culgaith Parish


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CULGAITH PARISH COUNCIL (see documents to download here)


Culgaith Parish Council serves the villages of Blencarn, Culgaith, Skirwith, and the hamlet of Kirkland.  The Parish Council gives views on planning applications and other community initiatives, awards grants to local communities and manages 5 village greens totalling 14 acres.

Culgaith Parish Council
Invites Tenders for Grass Cutting of the Village Greens, within the Parish, for the 2018 Season.
For a Tender Pack contact:-
John Fleming,
Culgaith Parish Council Clerk,
Fell View,
CA10 1TX,
Tel 07768 468 634
Closing date 9th February 2018
Culgaith Parish Council serves the villages of Culgaith, Skirwith, Blencarn and Kirkland.

It is part of the third tier of local government, after Cumbria County Council and Eden District Council. Information on the services provided by Cumbria County Council can be found at and on those provided by Eden District Council at

Parish Clerk
John Fleming
Fell View,
CA10 1TX
Tel 07768 468 634

The Council meets every two months at 7.30 pm and the meetings rotate amongst the village halls in the three main villages:

  • Monday 8 January 2018 Skirwith Village Hall
    Monday 5 March 2018 - Kirkland and Blencarn Recreation Room
    Monday 7th May 2018 Annual Parish Meeting, followed by AGM and May Council meeting - Culgaith Victoria Institute.

Agendas are posted on the village notice boards and all members of the public are welcome to attend. At each meeting members of the public are invited to raise issues of concern.

The parish is divided into three electoral wards

Your Parish Councillors are:

Culgaith Ward

Blencarn and Kirkland Ward
Skirwith Ward


Culgaith Parish Councillors ‘Register of Interests’ can be seen by following this link


What do Parish Councils do?
Parish Councils operate with the aim of improving the quality of life and the local environment for all residents. They are elected every four years from people living in, or just outside the Parish, or having business interests there. They are required under the Local Government Act 1972 and other statutes to perform certain duties and have powers which they can exercise at their discretion.

    In general a Parish Council will:

  • give views, on behalf of the community, on planning applications and other proposals that affect the parish
  • decide where money should be raised and spent for the benefit of the community
  • undertake projects and schemes that benefit local residents
  • work in partnership with other bodies to achieve benefits for the parish
  • alert relevant authorities to problems that arise or work that needs to be undertaken
  • help the other tiers of local government keep in touch with their local communities.
The Quality Parish Scheme was launched by the Government in 2003 with the aim of providing a benchmark minimum standard for parish councils across the country. To become accredited a Parish Council must meet 10 different criteria. In 2008 Culgaith Parish Council agreed to work towards meeting these criteria with the aim of seeking Quality Parish Status after the next election in 2011. More information about Parish Councils can be found on the Cumbria Association of Local Councils website at


Below you will find various Council documents that you can download. They are all in pdf format

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Special Documents -

HOW TO OBJECT to a planning application
Grants Policy 2016
Dog Control Leaflet
land and Asset Register 2017
Bank Reconcilation 31 March 2016 Complete
Expenditure exceeding 100 for 2015 16
Internal Audited Receipts, Payments and Capital Reconcilliation 2016 - 2017
Signed Internal Audit Report
Notice of Electors rights - Accounts yr end 2016
Annual Governance Statement 2015-16.pdf

Policy Statements -

  1. Code of conduct
  2. Culgaith Financial Regulations
  3. Culgaith Standing Orders
  4. Culgaith Code of Practice for Handling Complaints
  5. Model Publication Scheme
  6. Culgaith Model Publication Scheme

Parish Annual Report
Annual Report for 2016/17
Annual Report for 2015/16
Annual Report for 2014/15
Annual Report for 2013/14
Annual Report for 2012/13
Annual Report for 2010/11
Annual Report for 2009/10
Annual Report for 2008/9
Annual Report for 2007/8

Parish Action Plan:
The Parish Plan for period 2013 - 2017

Annual Parish Meeting:
Minutes for the Annual Parish Meeting 2017
Minutes for the Annual Parish Meeting 2016
Minutes for the Annual Parish Meeting 2015
Minutes for the Annual Parish Meeting 2014
Minutes for the Annual Parish Meeting 2013
Minutes for the Annual Parish Meeting 2012
Minutes for the Annual Parish Meeting 2011
Minutes for the Annual Parish Meeting 2010
Minutes for the Annual Parish Meeting 2009

Agendas for meetings:

Agenda 8th January 2018
Agenda 6th November 2017
Agenda 4th September 2017
Agenda 3 July 2017
Agenda AGM May 2017
Agenda 8th May 2017
Annual Parish Meeting Agenda 2017
Agenda Jan 9th 2017
Agenda Jan 9th 2017

Minutes of meetings:

Minute 8th January 2018
Minute 6th November 2017
Minute 4th September 2017
Minute 3rd July 2017
Minute AGM 8th May 2017
Minute 8th May 2017
Minute 6th March 2017
Minutes January 9th 2017
Minutes November 7th 2016
Minutes September 2016
Minutes July 2016
AGM 2016
AGM 2015
Minutes May 2016
Minutes March 2016
Minutes Jan 2016
Minutes Nov 2015
Minutes Sept 2015
Minutes July 2015
Minutes May 2015
Minutes March 2015
Minutes January 2015

A full set of minutes from the Parish council meetings can be found here

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