Service 60: Skinburness – Silloth – Maryport – Workington

Notification has been received of changes to service 60 from 29th October 2018.

Ø  An extra morning journey will be provided between Maryport and Allonby

Ø  The late afternoon journey from Northside to Workington will be withdrawn

Ø  There are minor changes to times of other journeys

A copy of the full timetable is below.

Service 60: Skinburness – Silloth – Maryport – Workington

Holme Low Annual Parish Meeting

The Holme Low Annual Parish meeting is to take place on Tuesday 18 April 2017 at 7.30pm in Silloth Community Hall, Petteril Street, Silloth.

The Annual Parish Meeting differs from the quarterly Parish Council meetings as it is a meeting of Parish electors which takes place in April each year. Electors can contribute to the agenda of this meeting by contacting the Clerk prior to the meeting. It is an opportunity to discuss local activities and current issues in the community.

Changes to 60 E Bus Service

We now have details of a replacement service to be offered by Ellenvale Coaches on the route.

The new 60E timetable is attached.

The new services will start on Monday 30th January 2017, following the withdrawal of the current Reay’s service on the Saturday 28th.

Please note the results of these changes are:

· Increased frequency
· No service to Skinburness on Saturdays
· Extends to Dearham, Sun Inn and Town Croft now served by Service 60 to Maryport

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Please find below details of the above legal order, with additional site contact information and emergency number

Name of applicant:   Cumbria County Council  Tel: 0300 303 2992

Reason for order:   A Temporary Road Closure is required to allow Cumbria County Council to  carry out carriageway patching works.

Phase 1:   B5301 Silloth from its junction with the B5300 extending in a predominantly southerly direction for a distance of approx. 7.6km.

Phase 2:   B5301 Aspatria from a point approx. 700m north west of its junction
with the A596 extending in a predominantly north westerly direction for a distance of approx. 5km.

Duration of order:   Works are scheduled to start from 31 October 2016 and are expected to last for approximately 7 days.

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 B5301, B5300 and A596.




The Healthwatch Cumbria “Chatty Van” Returns


Healthwatch Cumbria (HWC) is delighted to report that the “Chatty Van” will be visiting a town/ space somewhere near you this November to help raise awareness of, distribute and support people to respond to the NHS consultation document, “The Future of Healthcare in West, North and East Cumbria.

From November 1st the Van will tour locations throughout West, North and East Cumbria giving people the opportunity to collect read and discuss this important consultation document which sets out a number of options for health service delivery.

HWC is an independent organization whose role is to ensure that people’s views and experiences of health and care services can inform service delivery and improvement. Our staff will be on the Chatty Van to enable people to access copies of the document by whatever means they require; easy read versions will be available as will electronic versions on iPads that will enable the user to respond immediately to the consultation.

David Blacklock the Chief Executive of Healthwatch Cumbria said:

“It is very important that people from across West, North and East Cumbria take up the opportunity to consider and respond to the options that are outlined in the consultation document. We know that people have strong views about how and where services should be delivered and Healthwatch Cumbria’s role is to help as many people as possible to be able to understand, discuss and respond to the consultation”

The times and venues for Healthwatch Cumbria’s first week of visits are:-

Tuesday 1st November

10 am – 12 noon Carlisle Cumberland Infirmary

1 pm- 3 pm  Brampton Moot Hall


Wednesday 2nd November

10 am – 12 noon Wigton Community Hospital

1 pm- 3 pm   Maryport Community Hospital


Thursday 3rd November

10 am -12 noon Workington Community Hospital

1 pm- 3 pm West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven


Friday 4th November

10 am-12noon Penrith Community Hospital

1 pm-3 pm  Alston , Spa car park

Dates and venues for the Chatty Van tour for the rest of November will be announced as soon as venues have been fully confirmed.  Some dates and times are available so that the van can respond to requests from communities for a visit.

Hellrigg Community Benefit Fund


community-foundationCommunity groups located close to the Hellrigg Wind Farm in Silloth are being encouraged to apply for grants between £500 and £10,000.

The money comes from the Hellrigg Community Benefit Fund and is available through Cumbria Community Foundation on behalf of RWE Innogy UK. Funding is available for charitable activities in Silloth or the parishes of Home St Cuthberts, Holme Low and Holme Abbey.

The fund supports environmental projects such as those that improve the environmental sustainability of community facilities or improve the energy efficiency of residents on low income, as well as community and educational related projects. Grants have previously been awarded to local sports teams, youth organisations and community events such as the Silloth Vintage Rally.

Annalee Holliday, Grants and Donor Services Officer at the Foundation, said: “ “The Hellrigg Community Benefit Fund provides vital support to organisations that are at the heart of these communities. Sometimes these organisations need only a small amount of financial support to help them achieve their goals; the fund is designed just for that.””

Applications are now open until Friday 7th October 2016. To find out more about the Hellrigg Community Benefit Fund visit or contact Annalee Holliday on 01900 82470 or email