Gosforth Parish Council has limited responsibilities, however they represent you as residents of the Parish. Monthly meetings (except August) take place at the Library Link on the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm. The Annual Meeting and AGM takes place in May. Gosforth Parish Council maintain some of the green spaces in the village, whilst Copeland are responsible for others. The Car Park and Public Toilets are owned by Copeland Borough Council and managed by Gosforth Parish Council. Other areas covered by the Parish Council are as follows:

  • bus shelters
  • community centres
  • play areas and play equipment
  • grants to help local organisations
  • consultation on neighbourhood planning
  • consultation on planning applications within the Parish

Cumbria has 2 tiers of local government as well as Parish Councils. This page is designed to help you understand what the various councils are responsible for.

Cumbria County Council:

  • education
  • transport
  • planning
  • fire and public safety
  • social care
  • libraries*
  • waste management
  • trading standards

*Gosforth Library Link is run by village volunteers

Copeland Borough Council:

  • rubbish collection
  • recycling
  • Council Tax collections
  • housing
  • planning applications*

*Lake District National Park Authority is responsible for planning applications within the National Park