Millom Town Council
Millom Town Council
Message from the Mayor Cllr Angela Dixon

 

I would like to let everyone know that I have stepped down as Mayor and representative on the Towns Board due to personal reasons.


Our Deputy Mayor Cllr Ruth Peter has now stepped up as Mayor and Councillor Robert Kelly is now her Deputy, both will remain in these positions until May.  Cllr Kelly is also taking my place on the Town Board.  I will remain as a Town Councillor and continue to support Ruth and the rest of the councillors with any projects and decisions.
I am confident that they will do a good job, I hope people will give them the support needed.

 

Yours Sincerely
Cllr Angela Dixon

 

Notice Board

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Message from the Mayor:
Regarding Rememberance Day, I am saddened by the way some of the members of the public have acted in regards to the rememberance day parade, our clerks have kept the council informed of all government advice and recommendations and have been in touch with members of the RBL regarding the parade. Every year we, as a town have parading and the turnout has always been fantastic and a great tribute to the fallen. This year however, due to current restrictions across the country the parade will not take place. I will , however be laying a wreath, as Millom Mayor on Sunday 8th November at 11am and will then go to Haverigg and do the same. Members of the public are welcome at either war memorial to pay their respects, whether it be at 11am or throughout the day, all we ask is that people adhere to the government guidelines regarding social distancing, we need to keep each other safe during these strange times.
We believe that the RBL will be holding a wreath laying ceremony on Wednesday 11th November at the cenotaph, again everyone is welcome but please adhere to guidelines.
Hopefully next year, things will have retutned to some normality and we will once again be able to parade.
Regards
Cllr Angela Dixon
Millom Mayor
In reponse to the posts regarding the fair, we have contacted Taylors Fair raising public concerns, this is their response:
"Yes we are following all government guidelines, we have all of the relevant risk assessments in place, track and trace systems, hand sanitiser stations, touch point sanitising, all of the signage to help to guide customers and reassure them. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions at all."
If anyone has any further concerns they are happy for you to email them on info@fun-fairs.com

1st October 2020 - COVID-19 alert for Cumbria

Following a doubling of the new COVID-19 cases within Cumbria over the last week, new public health advice for the county has now been introduced. 

By law in England people must not meet indoors or outdoors in groups of more than six people. In addition, from 1 October 2020 people living in Cumbria are being strongly advised that groups of six should include people from no more than TWO households.

The new advice was agreed by local political leaders through the county's Area Outbreak Board, following recommendations from the multi-agency Health Protection Board. It will be reviewed on an weekly basis by the Health Protection Board.

The new advice is not law and the exemptions that apply to the national 'Rule of Six' still apply; exceptions such as:

  • for work
  • the provision of voluntary or charitable services
  • registered childcare,
  • education or training
  • exercise classes
  • organised outdoor sport or licensed outdoor physical activity, and supervised sporting activity (indoors or outdoors) for under-18s.
This service will resume on Tuesday 8th September 2020
Millom Town Council have taken delivery of w new road sweeper to help keep the town tidy

Our Annual Town Meeting which is normally held in May will not able to go ahead due to the current restrictions.  The Council have made the decision that Councillor Angela Dixon will continue as Mayor and Councillor Ruth Peter will continue as Deputy Mayor for the 2020/21 mayoral year.

NOTICE: Millom Town Council have made the difficult decision to close their offices from 1pm today, the safety of our clerks is utmost.
 
The e-mail: theclerkmtc@aol.com will still be manned and one of the councillors will have the emergency number 07801 957 541. The Facebook and website pages will also still be accessible.
 
For waste collections/Housing/Benefits please contact Copeland Borough Council on 01946 598300
 
We hope everyone can understand this decision and hopefully we will be open again very soon
NOTICE: Millom Town Council have made the difficult decision to close their offices from 1pm today, the safety of our clerks is utmost.
 
The e-mail: theclerkmtc@aol.com will still be manned and one of the councillors will have the emergency number 07801 957 541. The Facebook and website pages will also still be accessible.
 
For waste collections/Housing/Benefits please contact Copeland Borough Council on 01946 598300
 
We hope everyone can understand this decision and hopefully we will be open again very soon

Millom Town Council are holding an emergency meeting tonight to decide on the way forward in connection with the corona virus and helping the vulnerable and most needy in our community. We will keep you posted.

This is a public meeting all are encouraged to attend
This is a public meeting all are encouraged to attend
This is a public meeting all are encouraged to attend
This is a public meeting all are encouraged to attend
Millom Park update: We have now been able to place an order for the installation on a new play unit (The Merrymeet plus),a gravity rider and a gravity bowl (see attached plan) and repair the cradle seats on the swings The Little Hamlets may be added at a
Millom Park update: We have now been able to place an order for the installation on a new play unit (The Merrymeet plus),a gravity rider and a gravity bowl (see attached plan) and repair the cradle seats on the swings The Little Hamlets may be added at a
Millom Park update: We have now been able to place an order for the installation on a new play unit (The Merrymeet plus),a gravity rider and a gravity bowl (see attached plan) and repair the cradle seats on the swings The Little Hamlets may be added at a
Millom Park update: We have now been able to place an order for the installation on a new play unit (The Merrymeet plus),a gravity rider and a gravity bowl (see attached plan) and repair the cradle seats on the swings The Little Hamlets may be added at a
Millom Park update: We have now been able to place an order for the installation on a new play unit (The Merrymeet plus),a gravity rider and a gravity bowl (see attached plan) and repair the cradle seats on the swings The Little Hamlets may be added at a
Millom Park update: We have now been able to place an order for the installation on a new play unit (The Merrymeet plus),a gravity rider and a gravity bowl (see attached plan) and repair the cradle seats on the swings The Little Hamlets may be added at a
Millom Park update: We have now been able to place an order for the installation on a new play unit (The Merrymeet plus),a gravity rider and a gravity bowl (see attached plan) and repair the cradle seats on the swings The Little Hamlets may be added at a
Millom Park update: We have now been able to place an order for the installation on a new play unit (The Merrymeet plus),a gravity rider and a gravity bowl (see attached plan) and repair the cradle seats on the swings The Little Hamlets may be added at a
Millom Park update: We have now been able to place an order for the installation on a new play unit (The Merrymeet plus),a gravity rider and a gravity bowl (see attached plan) and repair the cradle seats on the swings The Little Hamlets may be added at a
Millom Park update: We have now been able to place an order for the installation on a new play unit (The Merrymeet plus),a gravity rider and a gravity bowl (see attached plan) and repair the cradle seats on the swings The Little Hamlets may be added at a
Millom Park update: We have now been able to place an order for the installation on a new play unit (The Merrymeet plus),a gravity rider and a gravity bowl (see attached plan) and repair the cradle seats on the swings The Little Hamlets may be added at a
Millom Town Council now have plans passed to change the Park Pavillon into a cafe area with proposed new disabled toilet block. Tenders are invited to carry out the works, any interested parties should contact the office on 01229 772340 or by e-mail: theclerkmtc@aol.com for a copy of the plans.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

Garden waste collections restart

 

05 March 2019

 

For Immediate Release

 

 

COPELAND Copeland Borough Council will soon restart its garden waste collection service.

The service, suspended during the winter months, will begin again in the week beginning Monday March 18.

The fortnightly collections are for grass, leaves and clippings – you can get a full list of what can and can’t be put in your garden bin at www.copeland.gov.uk.

Residents will also find their waste collection calendar there, detailing exactly which date their collection is due on. (Please note, some calendars may show a collection in the week beginning March 11 - residents should disregard this.)

Householders should make sure their bin is put out before 7am on the day of collection.

Coun Mark Holliday, portfolio holder for customers and communities, said: “Using our green waste collections is a good way of saving space in your black bin, and making sure the garden waste is dealt with in an environmentally-friendly way.

"If you can't compost your green waste at home, this is the next best thing. Our green waste goes to a local company to be made into high-quality compost so I want to ask everyone not to put anything in there other than grass, leaves, clippings and twigs. Anything else will contaminate the waste and could mean that an entire load gets rejected, costing the taxpayer in time, transport costs and the loss of recycling credits."

New waste calendars will be issued  from March 13 onwards, but calendars are always available at www.copeland.gov.uk in the My Property section. On the website residents can also 
find out about home composting and discounted food digesters.


 

News Release from  Cumbia County Council;

 

PR 15960

 

For Immediate Release

 

18 February 2019

 

On-street parking enforcement changes

 

 

Following a change in legislation to the Traffic Management Act 2004, Cumbria County Council’s Civil Enforcement Officers (previously known as ‘traffic wardens’) will now be able to issue Penalty Charge Notices to any vehicle that is parked partly or completely over a dropped kerb or pedestrian crossing point. The 2004 Act and The Highway Code state that vehicles must not be parked where kerbs have been lowered.

Some crossing points are denoted by tactile paving slabs on the pavement, some have white ‘keep clear’ bars, whilst others have no markings at all other than the footways have been lowered to allow easier crossing of the road. The legislation also applies where a cycle track or verge has been lowered to the level of the carriageway or where the level of the carriageway has been raised to the level of the footway, cycle track or verge.

There are a number of exemptions to this legislation, namely where the vehicle is:

  • parked wholly within a designated parking place or any other part of the carriageway where parking is specifically authorised, and therefore permitted.
  • parked outside residential premises by or with the consent of the occupier.
  • being used by the emergency services.
  • being used for delivery of goods or loading or unloading to/from premises, where the delivery, or loading/unloading cannot be carried out without the vehicle being parked either partly or completely over a dropped kerb/pedestrian point and is parked for no longer than is necessary and for no more than 20 minutes.
  • being used for any building operation, demolition or excavation; waste collection; removing of obstruction to traffic; road works, signage or lighting; or for undertaking utility works (gas, electricity, water or communication services).

The obstruction of dropped kerbs and pedestrian crossing points can present significant difficulties for visually impaired pedestrians and to those using mobility scooters and wheelchairs. In addition, pedestrians using prams or pushchairs can be greatly inconvenienced.

Prior to commencing full enforcement, the council will be undertaking a period of advice and education to ensure that motorists are aware of the new powers and we will be issuing warning notices to any vehicle which parks partly or wholly across a dropped kerb.  From Friday 1 March 2019, the council’s Civil Enforcement Officers will begin issuing Penalty Charge Notices to all vehicles found to be parking in these locations (including blue badge holders). The charge will be £70 which is reduced to £35 if paid within 14 days from the date of issue of the Penalty Charge Notice.

Keith Little, Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said:

“These additional powers will assist in improving the safety of all road users and pedestrians. The council receives many complaints regarding illegally and dangerously parked vehicles and is working with a variety of community groups to improve parking availability and compliance. I would encourage all motorists to familiarise themselves with parking restrictions and seek advice if necessary.”

Cumbria County Council’s Parking Services team can be contacted by telephone 0300 3032992 or e-mail parking@cumbria.gov.uk

 

 


 

9th July 2018:

Note from County, District and Town Councillor Doug Wilson.

 

A Cumbria County Council spokesman said:

 

"At the public meeting, we agreed not to demolish the pool over the summer to give time for the group to explore whether a plan for continued usage can be developed.

 

"We agreed to facilitate a meeting between our consultants and the group to explore why our costs for remediation are £240,000 and theirs is £17,000.

 

"We also agreed to see if a safe method of access can be arranged for the group to inspect the pool.

 

"Following advice from our health and safety team, this may not be possible, but will be discussed at the meeting."

 

Additional Information at:

 

http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/millom/Millom-pool-group-slam-council-for-stalling-after-access-is-denied-b1cd65fd-a8e4-4a81-b7ce-b01c59364cd3-ds

 

 


 

2nd July 2018:

Note from County, District and Town Councillor Doug Wilson.

 

We received this notification from Cumbria County Council today:

"I can confirm that we have decided to withdraw our report on the swimming pool from the 11th July Committee agenda.

We have taken this decision to allow local residents time to consider the future of the pool and to correspond with a commitment CCC made last week to postpone demolition until after the summer.

I would anticipate that the earliest we might consider this application will now be 5th October.

You will appreciate that we have made this decision without prejudice to any subsequent recommendation".
Paul Haggin
Cumbria County Council Manager Development Control and Countryside Management
Environment and Economy

 

 


 

14th May 2018:

Note from County, District and Town Councillor Doug Wilson.

 

Due to attention being drawn to the shocking state of Millom Library Buildings by Councillors and correspondence by public spirited members of the public, something is finally being done about the state of the building.  Contractors are to clear the guttering and remove vegetation from the building, they will be on site  from Wednesday the 23rd of May to carry out this work.  

 

CCC Property Surveyor; Darren Leach intends to be on site to take advantage of the opportunity to gain a view of the roof and gutters from an elevated position.

 

The future of the Millom library buildings continues at the forefront of Millom Town Council’s concerns.

 

 


 

 

Waterloo House Surgery Millom new telephone number from 27th January 2016  is 01229 402800

 

 

 

 

Copeland Pride of Place - Town Centre Regeneration Scheme .
 
Would your business benefit from new new signage or a fresh coat of paint? Do you need to upgrade your shop front but don't have the funds?
 
Grants are available to assist commercial property owners/occupiers to undertake repairs and redecoration to improve the external appearance of business premises.  Grants are available for 50% of the value of the work required, up to a maximum amount of £5000.
 
For more information on how to apply contact Copeland Borough Council, by email at shopfront@copeland.gov.uk or by calling 01946 598 433
 
 

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