Tree Planting Event – Postponed

The ‘Plant a Tree for Jubilee’ event planned for Sunday 14th November has been postponed until further notice due to a delay in the delivery of the trees. As soon as a delivery date has been confirmed, another date will be advertised – keep an eye out for new posters or watch this space.

Tactical Visitor Management Group – Summer 2021

The Tactical Visitor Management Group was formed in October 2020 in response to the visitor management challenges of the pandemic and the pandemic recovery, recognising the need to work across agencies to deliver action on the ground. Fourteen Area Action Plans have been produced for the Lake District along with an overarching Tactical Action Plan for Cumbria. Read about what the group are doing to manage increasing tourist numbers and proctect our communities in the latest TVMG Newsletter which can be downloaded via the link below:

TVMG Summer Newsletter 2021

Copeland GDF Working Group Exhibition Roadshow

An exhibition roadshow is taking place during September to allow people to find out more about what a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) is and what it could mean for Copeland.

A GDF is an underground facility designed to safely and securely dispose of higher activity radioactive waste. Copeland GDF Working Group has organised a series of exhibitions to encourage further conversations and understanding about geological disposal.

It will take place in 10 locations across Copeland from September 1-17 and is a chance to hear more, give views, ask questions, raise any concerns and understand potential opportunities. There will be plenty of information plus some interactive content and virtual reality.

Gillian Johnston, Community Engagement Manager for Copeland GDF Working Group, said: “We are looking forward to getting out and about more in our local communities to speak with people face to face.

“Anyone can come along and look around the exhibition, speak to members of the Copeland GDF Working Group and local community engagement team – as well as scientists, geologists and engineers from Radioactive Waste Management (RWM).

“It’s a chance for us to hear more views from you, listen, answer your questions and have further conversations in person.”

The events will operate within current Government guidance. The nearest locations are listed below:

  • Drigg & Carleton Village Hall: Sept 7 (10am-6pm)
  • Egremont Methodist Church: Sept 8 (10am-6pm); Sept 9 (10am-6pm)
  • Cleator Moor Civic Hall: Sept 10 (10am-6pm); Sept 11 (10am-2pm)
  • St Bees Management Centre: Sept 13 (10am-6pm); Sept 14 (10am-6pm)
  • Whitehaven Golf Club: Sept 16 (10am-7pm); Sept 17 (10am-2pm)

People are invited to register in advance, by going online to book a morning or afternoon visit at their preferred location, please go to:

Your Parish… Your Say… Community Led Plan

The Parish Council is launching a consultation to facilitate a Community Led Plan giving all residents the chance to determine a future vision for Gosforth.

Look out for the Questionnaires which will shortly be popping through letter boxes throughout the Parish along with the latest Tethera Magazine. To have your say, please fill out and return the questionnaire.

If you would like to join the Community Led Plan steering group email our Clerk

Gosforth Covid-19 Assistance

Gosforth Parish Council are working together to support you.

Gosforth Parish Council have held an emergency meeting to discuss the impact of Covid-19 to the village of Gosforth.  We have put together an action plan on how we as a Parish can support each other through this unfamiliar time.

Firstly, we are looking for volunteers to support the vulnerable and isolating residents.  This support could be arranging deliveries, picking up shopping or medication, a friendly phone call, posting mail, help topping up gas or electric or collecting urgent supplies.  If you feel you could offer help in any way, please contact:

Dawn Pennington (Co-ordinator) 07715182423, Rachel Rowe (Unsworth) 019467 25525/25235 or Paul Turner 07795169637.

Secondly, we want to hear from those that are isolating or feel vulnerable.  Tell us what you need, how we can help.  Unfortunately, as the situation worsens the list of people isolating will grow and you may need the help of a volunteer.  You may be isolating and have support just now, but your support network may also need to isolate.  So, if you need us now or in the future please get in touch on one of the numbers above.

We want nobody left isolated without support!

Welcome to our new Website!

Welcome to our new Website! Launched in June 2019, we hope that this site will keep you informed about the work and activities of your Parish Council. If you live in the Parish and would like us to publish any articles of interest, news about upcoming events or to promote your business, please send your content to our Clerk.

Contact email: or by post to:

Jacqueline Williams, 2 Wells Cottages, Ravenglass CA18 1SP