“It is with sadness that we hear the announcement of the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. We offer our sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and The Royal Family for their loss” Mr S Tumelty. Chairman, Parton Parish Council. 9th April 2021

Joseph Williamson School for Boys 1949-1950
This photo was sent to us by Peter Doran (front row, 2nd from the left) who will be 80 years old this month. Can you recognise yourself or your relation? Many happy returns Peter!


If you need any sandbags, please contact Copeland Borough Council


01946 598300

Potholes driving you down?

Is your path being obstructed?

Then click the link below to report it.
The more people that report it, the quicker they may sort it.

The Playpark is open again

We’re happy to confirm that you can now use the playpark again. The spinner is currently out of use for your safety, until a repair can be carried out. Please follow the recommendations on the signs posted around the area. The recommendations are shown below for your information.

Financially & legally re-aligned ourselves for the future !

What has taken place in the last few months? Take a look below! The Comparison from then and now! FACT 1: We have a petition ‘against’ our Council FACT 2: We have a greater petition ‘in favour’ of our Council. COVID-19 UPDATE Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2019-20 Addendum – Coronavirus Emergency Regulation changes Published: …

Expenditure £100+ 2019-20

Expenditure £100+ 2019-20 – Code for Smaller Authorities (authorised by the Smaller Authorities (Transparency Requirements) (England) Regulations 2015 which came into force from 1 April 2015. This requires the following information to be published annually:(a) From April 2015 Smaller Councils should publish* Minutes of formal meetings (including drafts of council, committee and sub-committeeminutes no later …

BUDGET 2020-21

08.01.20 Parton Parish Full Council considered the ten options for the 2020/2021 Budget and Council raised concerns regarding the need for 12 meetings per year which was approx. 50% of the entire budget spent on salary, expenses and administration including meeting room hire. It was moved that only 5 of the 10 options be considered …


Parton Parish council is the first tier of governance and we are generally the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue.

We are a democratically elected local authority.

The term ‘local council’ is synonymous with ‘parish council’, ‘town council’ and ‘community council’.

There are over 10,000 local councils in England and Wales, representing the concerns of local residents and providing services to meet local needs.

Parish councils have a wide range of powers including looking after community buildings, planning, street lighting, allotments. They also have the power to raise money through council tax in order to provide the community they serve with the things that a community needs.

Local councils are made up of locally elected councillors. They are legally obliged to hold at least one meeting a year.

At the moment, Parton hold a Full Council Meeting monthly. Your Parton Parish Council meet normally every 2nd Wednesday of the month for Full Council. Public notices will appear here and the village notice board to inform all parishioners of any change

In addition to this, any committees or sub-committees or working groups may meet if constituted dealing with specific subjects. These sessions are also open to the public.


The funding for parish councils is allocated by the district council and is taken from the area’s council tax; this is called an annual precept. The income and expenditure for the next financial year are calculated in the form of estimates and this amount is added to the local council tax and then returned to the parishes.