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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a casual vacancy has arisen in the office of Parish Councillor in the Parish of Muncaster, following the resignation of Councillor Brian Kennish.

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, Copeland Borough Council, Market Hall, Market Place, Whitehaven, CA28 7JG by ten electors of the Parish of Muncaster.

If an election is called, in accordance with the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, Regulation 6 of the 2020 Regulations provide that an election to fill a casual vacancy that would have taken place in the period 16 March 2020 to 5 May 2021 (inclusive) will now take place on 6 May 2021.

If no such notice is given, the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.


David Boyd                                                                                       Dated: Friday 12 Feb.  2021

Clerk to Muncaster Parish Council

Richmond House,

Drigg Road,


CA20 1NS




*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.

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   Parish Council Meetings during Coronavirus Pandemic    17 October, 2020

Physical Parish Council meetings are now suspended until further notice as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic and in compliance with the emergency legislation which has been passed by Parliament. We are still meeting online, via Zoom, though. 

Agendas and subsequent minutes of Parish Council meetings are being posted regularly on this website although parish noticeboards aren't being used for now as a precaution. Public participation at meetings, albeit necessarily remotely, is still very much possible and details about how to go about this are included in each meeting agenda.  

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    HELP FOR VULNERABLE RESIDENTS during Coronavirus Pandemic    17 October, 2020

Muncaster Parish Council.

Muncaster Covid-19 Assistance


Dear Resident,


We have discussed the possible impact of Covid-19 and the proposed government instructions/restrictions to the Parish residents, particularly on residents likely to fall within a “vulnerable” group and /or who are subject to restrictions preventing them from leaving their home.

We would like to think that, as a Parish, we can support each other through this unfamiliar time.

Firstly, we are looking for volunteers to support the vulnerable and isolating residents.  This support could include: arranging deliveries, picking up shopping or medication, a friendly phone call, posting mail, help with topping up gas or electric cards or collecting urgent supplies. 

If you feel you could offer help in anyway please contact Richard Johnson (Co-ordinator) 01229 717277 or 0771 5073035, Heather Johnson 07894 700004 or Martin Harrison 07923 484766.

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 unfortunately 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.

Please keep this letter as a reference. 

We would hope that nobody within the Parish should be left isolated and without support.

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