Useful Links/ Community information
Coronarivus related Commiunity Links
This section contains links to other web sites of community groups or local services that you might find useful.
Arnside events and group notices are published monthly in the Arnside Broadsheet. Click here
SLDC electoral register update emails 2019 - The annual canvass will begin soon and we will write to all households in the South Lakeland area to confirm if the details we hold on the Register of Electors are still correct. This process will allow us to publish a register on 1 December that is as accurate and complete as possible.
The first canvass correspondence will be sent by email on Monday 8 July. These emails are genuine, and contain a link to follow and complete the form online. If the elector completes this form online, we won’t need to send that household a paper form. We expect to send emails for around 19,000 properties.
Paper forms will be sent to those do not have an email address or did not respond to their email throughout July, August and September. Personal canvassers will visit households that have not yet responded to help residents complete their forms at the end of September.
Anyone who is not registered to vote will be invited to do so, and we will be sending large volumes of registration forms by email and post throughout the canvass.
Each year, more and more people choose to respond to their canvass form and/or register to vote online. You can help reduce the financial and environmental cost of the canvass by encouraging your residents to respond to their forms quickly and if possible, online.
If you have any questions about the annual canvass – direct them to Tom Benson (Legal, Governance & Democracy Specialist) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scam Council Tax emails - South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) is warning residents to be careful after receiving reports of scam emails being received by residents.
Residents have reported receiving emails claiming to be from SLDC suggesting the recipients are getting or may be eligible to receive Council Tax Reduction. The email contains a link to what appears to be a genuine government website which, once accessed, asks for a lot of sensitive personal information, including bank details and identifying information.
SLDC has reported the scam to Cumbria Constabulary.
Although SLDC does use email to communicate with some residents about certain matters, it will never ask for such personal information in this way.
Some residents may receive an email from SLDC this week about its annual canvass to check the information on its Electoral Register is up to date. This email is genuine - the email address is email@example.com and the subject line is "DO NOT IGNORE: Your Household Enquiry Form is inside this email."
If you receive a scam email, report it as a "phishing attempt" via the Action Fraud website at www.actionfraud.police.uk.
If you have lost money as a result of a scam you should report it to the police as a crime.
Anybody who has any concerns about any communications claiming to be from South Lakeland District Council is encouraged to call the authority on 01539 733 333 for confirmation or to find out more.
Fire service changes 2018- A new vehicle is to be piloted in Arnside for 6 months towards the end of the year. The type of vehicle can be seen here
No Cold Calling Zones
Guidance for community groups wishing to set up no cold calling zones can be found on Cumbria County Councils web site here
Cumbria County Council are responsible for highway faults. The quickest way to get such problems addressed is to report them directly yourself on the Highways Hotline 0300 303 2992 (answer phone service evenings, weekends and public holidays)
You can pin point the location accurately on a map and attach photos if you report online and will receive a job number to follow up enquiries if necessary.
The Parish Council is also willing to raise any problems have not been addressed in a timely manner with the County Councillor at the monthly meeting.
Community organisations and useful resourses
https://www.cumbriacommunitymessaging.co.uk/ Cumbria Community Messaging (CCM), is a free service managed by the Cumbria Neighbourhood Watch Association (CNWA). It offers People and Communities across Cumbria the means to receive information notices from Agencies such as the Police and the County Council by phone, text or email. It also gives you the opportunity to give your opinions on these services through consultations.
https://www.police.uk/cumbria/GARS3.ARN/crime/ Arnside crime map
http://www.morecambebay.org.uk/ Morecambe Bay Partnership for heritage and nature events
Fraud Action Line - if you think you have received a "scam" phone call or email trying to get money or bank details from you report to Action Fraud Hotline on 0300 123 2040 or report to Cumbria Police on 101
BEETHAM EXHIBITION TRUST Registered Charity Number 526949
Educational grants for year 6 primary school pupils
Mrs Jessica Harvey Clerk to the Trustees Bouskill, Yans Lane, Storth, Cumbria LA7 7LJ Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Burton in Kendal Foundation
Local Government Organisations - meetings attended by members. Reports available on request