Arnside on the edge of Cumbria is a perfect village, you will find shops, galleries, great accommodation, and pubs and cafes with spectacular views, and sunsets across to the Lake District mountains.

Arnside lies on the estuary of the River Kent at the top of Morecambe Bay and was a small port until the Furness Railway built the Arnside viaduct in the mid-19th century. 

The short pier is a reminder of Arnside's past, as is Arnside Tower which dates back to the 14th century. Arnside Knott , 159 metres/525 ft. high lying to the south of the station offers great views across the bay and as far as the Lakeland Mountains and the Pennines.

Arnside is in the Arnside/Silverdale AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and is popular with walkers and visitors to nearby Leighton Moss. Arnside is also popular with visitors who simply want to get away from it all and enjoy a short break.

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

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Living with affects of Cancer - Wellness Walks:  Link:  Wellness Walks


Link to rail timetable: Northern Timetable Leaflet - 16 May 2021


Vandalism In the Village

In recent weeks, there have been a number of incidents of vandalism reported in Arnside. 

If you witness an act of vandalism taking place, please call the Police immediately on 101 or email to report it.

Arnside Parish Council liaises regularly with our Community Police Officer and has recently been in touch with the Police raising village concerns about the policing of this particular issue.

Please always inform the Police in the first instance when you see vandalism, but please also let us know so that we have the full picture and can continue to liaise with the Police Force on behalf of the village.

Thank you.


Rural broadband for hard to reach premises - Consultation continues till 11 June

Link below:



Details of the revised 8th March timetables are on the Council website

Details of the Summer timetables will be added to the website in the near future.


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: and you will receive a response within one working day.

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

 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


Lateral Flow Community Testing Sites

Full details are in the following news release:


Click on link to see latest Covid figures for Cumbria :  Jan 2021 Covid Figures

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 21st June at 7.15 pm at the EI.  

This meeting will be face to face.  As we are still dictated by the need to keep numbers within government gudelines and have to social distance, if you wish to take part in the next meeting as a member of the public, please contact the clerk at or ring 01524 574584 in advance.   It will not be possible to turn up to the meeting without prior notification to the Clerk and if you do so you may be asked to leave. 


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