Potential changes to the traffic calming on the B5344, Drigg

Potential changes to the traffic calming on the B5344, Drigg

Concerns have been raised over the effectiveness of the existing speed cushions, while reports of noise pollution have also been received. Cumbria County Council are therefore proposing to remove the existing speed cushions outside of Rose Cottage, and replace them  with a priority give way system.

Please find attached a location plan and drawing detailing the proposed traffic calming changes.

If you have any comments you would like to make regarding the possible changes, please respond by Friday 20th August 2021; labelling your correspondence “Drigg Traffic Calming”.   Any feedback, either in favour or against our suggestions, would be appreciated – respond to  TrafficTeam.West@cumbria.gov.uk

Location Plan (1)

Priority Give Way

Recycling and Waste Calendar is no longer sent to every home – please read

Copeland Council have published the following: –

Your recycling and waste calendar

We no longer send out printed card waste calendars to every home.

Everyone’s calendar can now be found quickly and easily on our website, www.copeland.gov.uk <https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.copeland.gov.uk%2F&data=04%7C01%7C%7C9f35eb4c793c483d615c08d8e85be834%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637514828836576129%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=CZj2l7oN5J90%2FD28LxwsCNPfWc%2FHR1c84lU7cGvF1T8%3D&reserved=0> .

This means your calendar is printable, portable and always right up to date. It’s also much kinder to the environment, and represents better value for money.

If you do not have access to the internet, and you need a printed copy of the calendar, please contact us on 01946 598300.

Local Government Reorganisation consultation launch in Cumbria

The Government yesterday announced an eight-week consultation into local government reorganisation in Cumbria.

The Government is consulting on all four unitary authority proposals made in December. The options are:

  • Two unitary authorities – one for West Cumbria (made up of Copeland, Allerdale and Carlisle) and one for East Cumbria (made of Eden, Barrow and South Lakeland). This proposal was submitted by Copeland Borough Council and Allerdale Borough Council.
  • Two unitary authorities – one for North Cumbria (made up of Carlisle, Eden and Allerdale) and one for South Cumbria (made up of Copeland, Barrow and South Lakeland). This proposal was submitted by Carlisle City Council and Eden District Council.
  • The ‘Bay’ model of two unitary authorities – one for the Bay area (made up of Barrow, South Lakeland and Lancaster) and one for North Cumbria (made up of Copeland, Allerdale, Carlisle and Eden). This proposal was submitted by Barrow Borough Council and South Lakeland District Council.
  • One unitary authority for the whole of Cumbria. This proposal was submitted by Cumbria County Council.

For the full announcement by Robert Jenrick MP, the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, click here.

For full details and to respond to the consultation, click here. It ends on April 19.

For further details on Copeland Council’s submission, click here.

Highways Customer Feedback Survey

Highways Customer Feedback Survey 

Cumbria County Council seeks customers ideas and views to improve county highways network. 

Cumbria County Council’s Highways Service have launched an online survey to understand the views and needs of local people and road users.

The survey is part of a project to develop and improve the highways service, ensuring the network meets the needs of local communities, businesses, and visitors.

From improving the planning of routine and emergency roadworks, to the reporting of road faults or defects, we aim to understand customers views to help make the service better for everyone. The survey aims to gain an understanding of customer’s current views about the service and learn about their previous experiences with the service, gaining a better understanding of their communication preferences.

Please encourage any of your constituents that may be passionate about highways to complete our survey using the following link:


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact askkevin@cumbria.gov.uk.

We thank you for you for your support.


Phil Greenup

Assistant Director Highways and Transport

Economy & Infrastructure | Cumbria County Council
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