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The recent leasing by the owners / operators of this car park – The Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) – of a significant portion of parking spaces to Sellafield Ltd for exclusive use as an off-site commuter car park has caused some concern within the community. Muncaster Parish Council has been in dialogue with them about this and has invited representatives from both organisations to attend a Question and Answer Session to be held as the first part of the forthcoming meeting of Muncaster Parish Council on Tuesday 10 January 2023 in Muncaster Parish Hall, Ravenglass, starting at 7.00pm.

The full Agenda for this meeting has been circulated separately.

All interested persons are invited to attend and / or to email me in advance with any topics or questions which they would like to be raised at the Meeting.


David Boyd

Clerk to the Council


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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in accordance with Section 87 (2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that a casual vacancy has arisen in the office of Parish Councillor in the Parish of Muncaster, following the resignation of Councillor John Barnes.

An election to fill the vacancy will be held, if within fourteen days* of the date hereof notice in writing of a request** for such an election is given to The Returning Officer, Market Hall, Market Place, Whitehaven, CA28 7JG by ten electors of the Parish of Muncaster.

If no such notice is given, Muncaster Parish Council may fill this vacancy by co-option.


Dated: Thursday 22 September 2022


David Boyd                                                                                      

Clerk to Muncaster Parish Council

01946728497 / clerkmuncasterpc@gmail.com


*In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, or bank or public holidays or any day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.

** There is no form of words for this request, which might simply be a letter headed with such words as “We the undersigned being electors for the Parish, call for an election to fill the vacancy arising from the resignation of ….”  The signatures should be accompanied by printed names and addresses.

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   Death of HM Queen Elizabeth II    11 September, 2022

Muncaster Parish Council shares the sadness of the nation and indeed much of the rest of the world at the recent death of The Queen and joins the ensuing period of national mourning.

The September 2022 Parish Council Meeting, due to be held on Tuesday 13 September in Muncaster Parish Hall has therefore been CANCELLED.  

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Advance notification of this now received from the programme makers as follows:

"Many thanks for all your assistance in filming our episode Ravenglass for ‘Villages By The Sea.’ I am happy to tell you that Villages by the Sea, series 3 - Ravenglass episode will air regionally Monday 5th September on BBC One at 8:30pm. This is a local preview only and so all marketing and press will be aimed at the national transmission which is expected to be Wednesday 21st September on BBC Two at 7:00pm, when the rest of the country will be able to view and it will also be available on iPlayer. Currently, the national air date is still subject to change.

We hope you enjoy the episode and our story of your village."
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The following outlines notification received about their Beacon:

“Lighting the Muncaster Beacon is planned for 10pm on the evening of the 2nd June on the highest point in the Deerpark ( the hill between Muncaster Gardens and Ravenglass.

This will be a free to attend event for locals if any wish to come. But we suspect many may wish to watch the National celebrations at home on TV. If people do wish to attend they will be very welcome. They can either walk up from the village or park at the Main Gate car park and walk through the gates, past the info Centre down the public footpath leading to Decoy Wood but turn off left along the track and then climb up to the beacon point on the hill.

We would encourage everyone attending to bring a torch and wear sensible shoes. I think folk should be encouraged to assemble there from 9.30pmish. We may have some refreshments on sale but if people want to bring something suitable to toast her Majesty at 10pm that should be fine.

From that height we should be able to see other beacons in the area.

We don’t expect the beacon will burn for long and expect by 10.20pm or so it should be all over.”


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   Parish Council Archives    13 May, 2022

Muncaster Parish Council has been meeting since 1894 and the present Parish Clerk on behalf of the Council, is seeking to collate and to archive properly all its past records, so far as is possible.

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   THANKS FROM US !!    7 July, 2021

Utmost thanks to all our litter-pickers.

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   Annual Accounting Return: Financial Year 2020/21    30 June, 2021

Please see statutory notice and documents  - file name 'AGAR21finalv1' - in this Site's 'Document Archive' of 'Parish Council' Section in 'Accounts' and under heading '2021 Financial Year'

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