NOTICE OF ELECTION
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PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2023 – NEW REQUIREMENTS
New UK Government requirements mean that people must show photo ID, when voting at a polling station, in the upcoming parish council elections on May 4.
Acceptable forms of identification are a passport, driving licence, Blue Badge, an identity card with a PASS mark, certain concessionary travel cards, a defence identity card and a national identity card.
Those who don’t have photo ID, can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate, by 5pm on April 25, at: http://www.gov.uk/apply-for-photo-id-voter-authority-certificate If you require a Voter Authority Certificate and are unable to apply online call Copeland Council on 01946 598300 or email email@example.com.
Please note, if the voter does not have a valid passport, an expired passport is accepted, as long as the photo shows an likeness.
BANK OF ENGLAND DIGITAL POUND SURVEY
This consultation is a very important one and whilst not strictly parish news, if implemented it will affect everyone and everything. For example, how do you pay your window cleaner, an hours use of a ‘pay &’ display car park etc?
CAR PARK NEWS
Following discussions between representatives of Sellafield Ltd and Gosforth and Seascale Parish Councils regarding inappropriate parking specific measures will be implemented. Please see the attached for details
Gosforth and Seascale Car Parks (002)
Seascale Parish Council are looking for several people who would be interested in helping to keep our foreshore free from litter. Please see the attached advert for more information.
CUMBRIA FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE COUNCIL TAX CONSULTATION
Press release: http://PCC seeks public views on Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service budget – Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner (cumbria-pcc.gov.uk)
Survey: http://Cumbria’s Fire and Rescue Service’s council tax precept consultation Survey (surveymonkey.co.uk)
SPORTS HALL TRUSTEE VACANCIES
The Charity Commission have advised Sports Hall Trust without three trustees it will be unable to function. At present there is only one trustee, and illness prevents them from continuing an active role. Subsequently, the Sports Hall Trust is looking for three trustees to be able to continue.
This is a popular and well used asset, and it would be a shame to lose it.
If you are interested, or would like to know more, please contact Ms Caulfield firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALTH & WELL-BEING SESSIONS
Drop-in sessions are taking place in the local libraries
Seascale library sessions are: 14 September – 26 October – 7 December all between 10.00 – 12.00
CREDIT UNION VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED
Seascale is somewhat isolated from other services and the library are looking to provide a space for the Copeland financial inclusion project which incorporates the Credit Union and Citizens Advice. Both of these are useful, popular services This will be run by volunteers. It will be paperwork based and run once a month commencing 20th September.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please see link below for further information
NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT 2021-22 15 August 2022
Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2021_22 sections 1,2,3
SEASCALE TO WHITEHAVEN RETURN BUS ROUTE: FURTHER UPDATE
The new bus services provided by Hoban’s started last month. However, due to rising fuel and driver costs, it is working at a loss. Subsequently the timetables needed to be amended to save the service in the long term.
It has now been agreed to start from the week commencing 6th June (subject to final approval for the Traffic Commissioners Office who regulate bus services)
The latest bus timetable is attached.
WASTE SERVICE CHANGES
The following Roadshows regarding the changes to the Recycling collection service due to take place in October will take place between 4pm and 7pm at the following locations:
- Wednesday 27 April @ Beckermet Reading Rooms
- Wednesday 11 May @ Bootle Fire Station
- Wednesday 18 May @ Council Offices Cleator Moor
- Wednesday 25 May @ St Bees Village Hall
- Friday 17 June @ Distington Community Centre
- Wednesday 22 June @ Tin Chapel, Millom
- Wednesday 29 June @ Market Hall Egremont
- Thursday 7 July @ Gosforth village Hall
- Thursday 14 July @ Mirehouse Community Centre
- Saturday 9 July @ Market Place Whitehaven (10am – 3pm)
A SERIES OF DROP-IN EVENTS WILL BE TAKING PLACE. TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT WHAT A GEOLOGICAL DISPOSAL FACILITY (GDF) IS AND WHAT IT COULD MEAN FOR THE AREA. THESE WILL BE HELD IN MID COPELAND
Please see press release link below for further information:
TIME TO GET WALKING AGAIN!
Walking in Cumbria has hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, details of all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place. See link below
Cumbria Police would like to advise the public that we are aware of a telephone scam whereby people who are claiming to be police officers over the phone are requesting members of the public to transfer money to them to assist in a fraud investigation.
There have been a number of incidents in west Cumbria specifically the Drigg and Seascale area. This is scam which has been reported in other parts of the country.
We would like to state that no police officer would ever contact the public requesting any money. We would like to remind people to remain vigilant and to contact the police to check on the identity of officers if you have any suspicions.
Report online at www.cumbria.police.uk/report-
Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT – 13 August 2021
Annual-Return-Part3-2020-21-signed off website
Copeland BC Pest Treatment Charges
Please see link for further information below:
Pest Treatment Charges 2021 to 2022
Seascale Initial Assessment of Coastal Erosion
The following disclaimer is required to enable the link below to be placed on this website
” It should be noted that this is a request for information on any flood or erosion issues and is not a full consultation on what measures may be taken to address these issues. That degree of consultation will come later in the subsequent development process assuming that it proceeds”
Seascale Notes for Parish Council 02.21 – with disclaimer
Please see the link below to an online tool showing roadworks both current and planned.
Highways Customer Feedback Survey
Cumbria County Council seeks customers ideas and views to improve county highways network.
To complete their survey please use the following link:
The below link is very useful. It is on Cumbria Police Web Site and is only to be used for
- Speeding Complaints
- Report of Anti Social Driving
- Other Road Safety Concern
Please note: It is not to be used for road defects that’s via CCC hotline or web site
Covid-19 Play Area Risk Assessment June 2020
The Sports Hall user update please see link below
For further information please click on attached link