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28 May 2020

Please see below a joint message from Arnside Parish Council and the AONB that will be displayed along Arnside Promenade as of next week. 

Please can all visitors to the village note that currently Public Conveniences are not open and manage any visit to the village accordingly.


28 April 2020

Green Bin Collection to be partially re-introduced

From next week (week commencing 4 May) the council is introducing a monthly collection of green bin waste across the district, aiming to make one collection per household each month until further notice. Link to Full Details below:

Green Bin Collection 


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  • Coronavirus 
    • see link to CCC regular newsletter 
    • Useful Government Links
    • Impact on Arnside facilities
  • Meeting dates
  • Data Protection (GDPR)


Regular News update from Cumbria County Council on COVID-19 

Please find below the link to the first edition of a regular newsletter on the impact of COVID-19 from Cumbria County Council with all the latest updated information, advice, guidance and details of useful contacts for South Lakeland.


 Useful Links - Coronarivus

Updates on COVID-19 specific to Arnside 

Arnside Parish Council Statement March 2020  The statement includes links to useful government and local websites.

Bus Service Suspended

With effect from Monday 30 March, the 552 bus service from Arnside to Kendal and the 551 bus service from Arnside to Kirkby Lonsdale has been suspended.


With immediate effect, Cumbria County Council Highways will provide only essential services to keep highways safe.  The reduced service will deal with emergencies, weather related issues, major defects already identified and Road Traffic Collisions.

Public Conveniences

Please note that as a result of the health implications of coronavirus, the Public conveniences will be closed until further notice.

Arnside Cemetery 

In light of new information and being mindful of residents' concerns, the Council has reconsidered its position regarding the Cemetery closure.  The Cemetery will be re-opened with immediate effect from the hours of approximately 10 am to 4 pm each day.

The side gate only will be open, the main gates will remain closed.

Each of us may take exercise in the fresh air once a day. A walk around the Cemetery can legitimately be part of that exercise for a family member who wishes to visit a grave alone. Please observe social distancing at all times.  Please do not use the Cemetery as a dog walking opportunity.  

 We will be monitoring the Cemetery use.

Council Meetings

The next Council meeting is on Monday 8th June and will be an online meeting.  See the Council meetings page for more details.

On 4 April 2020, the government brought The Local Authorities (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority Meetings) (England) Regulations 2020 into force to allow local authorities to conduct meetings remotely without it being necessary for any of the participants or audience to be present together in the same room.

It is the intention of Arnside Parish Council to now hold Council meetings for the foreseeable future as online meetings, using the Zoom video conferencing system. This system is simple for all participants and members of the public to access.

If you wish to take part in the next meeting as a member of the public, please contact the clerk at clerk@arnsidepc.org.uk or ring 01524 574584.  Please indicate if you wish to join by video (MAC/PC or Smartphone) or telephone only and if you have any questions to raise with the council during the public questions section of the meeting.

You will then be given meeting access details and if need be, some help with access onto Zoom. 


The Council has issued a privacy notice and policy.  Please find on the policies and document page.  A Data Protection Officer Service has also been appointed and further documents will be developed to ensure full compliance on their advice.

If you have a matter you wish to bring to the Council's attention please attend a meeting or contact the Clerk or Council Members directly.  They will be happy to arrange to meet with you if required.   Please note Highways faults will most quickly be addressed if you report them directly to Cumbria Highways.  See useful links page