Welcome to the Arnside Parish Council website. Use the menu on the left or contact the Clerk for further information.

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Council Grounds and Maintenance Contract

 The Council invites tenders from contractors for the above work.  Click on the link for the details of work involved.  Click on link: Schedule of Work

If you wish register interest in tendering for the contract please contact the Clerk at:

clerk@arnsideparishcouncil.co.uk or ring 01524 574584.  Thank you.

Applications close at midnight on 26 February 2021.

Cumbria County Council has announced the opening of some COVID-19 Lateral Flow Community Testing Sites around the county. One of the first sites is in Kendal.

 The community testing sites are intended only for people that are unable to work from home and those who are in greater community contact as part of their job.

 Full details are in the following news release: http://yourcumbria.org/News/2018/councilannouncefirstphasecovidlateralflowsites.aspx


Collections of green bins will not resume until March, South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) has confirmed.  Click on link for details: Green Bin Collection



Gas Main Replacement Works commencing 8 February 2021

A temporary road closure has been put in place to allow Cadent Gas to carry out gas main replacement works, which are expected to commence 8th February 2021 and anticipated to take 12 days to complete.

Location: The Promenade, Arnside from its junction with Silverdale Road extending in a north easterly direction for approx. 126m.

Alternative Route: A way for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will be maintained at all times and a suitable alternative route for vehicles will be signed and available via the unrestricted section of The Promenade, Station Road, Black Dyke Road, Briery Bank and Silverdale Road.

 Please see below details of the extents of the closure and alternative route, the relevant legal notice can be viewed at https://one.network/downloads/tm/1026/sl-158-20-the-promenade-arnside_05cf0ce478.pdf and a location plan clearly showing the extents of the road closure and diversion route can be found on one.network via link https://one.network/?tm=119784383

Click on link to see latest Covid figures for CumbriaJan 2021 Covid Figures

REMINDER: Do you need urgent help?

The Cumbria County Council support line can help if you are struggling as a result of Coronavirus and the lockdown restrictions. This might be because:

•          You are struggling to afford food or other essentials

•          You are shielding, and need food or prescriptions delivered

•          You can’t work out where best to get information and advice

Call the team on 0800 783 1966 (Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm, Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm), and they’ll help you to get the support you need.

 You can also email: COVID19support@cumbria.gov.uk and you will receive a response within one working day.

Click on link to see vaccination priority list : Vaccination Priority List


Arnside Cemetery - 7 January 2021 

Due to weather freezing conditions we are unable to fully open the Cemetery gates to allow vehicle access.  As a result the main gates will remain closed for the time being.  If you wish to visit the Cemetery please be aware that you can enter on foot only via the side gate until the weather improves.

Important Vaccine programme update from the NHS organisations in Cumbria supporting the rollout

The vaccination programme is underway.  Due to the scale of the pandemic it is anticipated that it will be a long rollout.

NHS requests that you do not call your GP to ask about the programme or ask for an update as this is placing essential services under even more pressure and won't result in getting vaccinated any sooner. Residents will be contacted by the NHS when it is their allocated turn.

Click on link for County Council information about South Lakeland moving into Tier 4

Cumbria County Council Tier 4 News Release

Click on link for information regarding Kendal COVID-19 Testing Facility 

Kendal COVID-19 Testing Facility

When visiting the village please respect the Countryside Code:

The Countryside Code

Respect Other people

  • Consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors 
  • Park carefully so access to gateways and driveways is clear 
  • Leave gates and property as you find them 
  • Follow paths but give way to others where it’s narrow

Protect the natural environment 

  • Leave no trace of your visit, take all your litter home 
  • Don’t have BBQs or fires 
  • Keep dogs under effective control 
  • Dog poo - bag it and bin it

Enjoy the outdoors 

  • Plan ahead,check what facilities are open, be prepared 
  • Follow advice and local signs and obey social distancing measures


Please see below a link to an open letter to the Promenade businesses and residents giving an update on the above:

Motorhome Traffic Restriction Order

552 Bus Re-instatement

We are very pleased to tell you that the 552 has been re-introduced.

For the moment the service will only run on Wednesday and Friday, with the Monday service and the 550 and 551 services still suspended

Social Distancing measures will be in place, including the need to wear face coverings, unless exempted for medical reasons



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  • 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.


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.

Council Meetings

The next Council meeting is on Monday 8 February 2021 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