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, welcome to Beaumont Parish Council websiteWed, 23rd September 2020

Welcome to the website of Beaumont Parish Council, Carlisle, Cumbria, serving the villages of Beaumont, Grinsdale, Hosket Hill, Kirkandrews on Eden and Monkhill.

We hope you find the website informative and interesting. It contains information about the Parish of Beaumont, as well as publications by and information about the Parish Council and its work but please contact us if you have any questions or if you wish to contribute.

The website was launched in response to requests from residents in our Parish Plan for more communication. The website is maintained by members of the Parish Council. If you have any concerns that you feel the Parish Council should be aware of, or if we can be of assistance to you then please let us know. We would like this website to be useful to the whole community so if there is anything you think might be useful to add then please let us know by using the contact page.

You can use the tabs to find your way around the site.

If you want to let the community know about a upcoming event visit the events page and complete the form.

We welcome photographs relating to the Parish, of people, places, events or wildlife, past or present.

Photograph of the River Eden from Beaumont Parish Hall.Taken by Stephen Lloyd-Smart.


Beaumont Parish Plan - Calling on ALL residents of Beaumont Parish

Please take this opportunity to have your say in the future of your Parish. You also have a chance to win a £25 voucher for the Drover's Rest by completing the Parish Plan questionnaire. Click on this link to complete the questionnaire online, or if you prefer to complete a hard copy instead, click here to download a hard copy.

Grant to upgrade your broadband

As a rural resident or business, you could be entitled to a broadband upgrade paid for by the government. The funding is available as small grants known as vouchers worth up to £3,500 for each small and medium-sized business (SMEs), and up to £1,500 per residential property. Once there is enough interest in the community, the fund that we generate goes direct to our chosen supplier to offset the cost of delivering the improved service. To register interest in this scheme please contact the Parish Clerk, Isobel Elsdon, on 01228 522540 or go online at https://broadband-upgrade-fund.campaign.gov.uk/register#main-content

Beaumont Parish Hall AGM
This year's postponed Beaumont Parish Hall AGM will be a virtual meeting held on Zoom on Wednesday 30th September starting at 7.30 pm. Those wishing to attend please contact Harold on 575010 to obtain the Zoom ID and password.

Monkhill Chapel Newsletter and Services

The weekly newsletters can be viewed on the website News page, click here to be redirected.

FORTHCOMING PARISH EVENTS  see the calendar for regular events

Monkhill Chapel - Lunch with Us
Due to the corona virus restrictions the monthly Thursday lunches are cancelled until further notice. 
Mystery at Beaumont Parish Hall
Can anyone shed any light on the appearance of Emily, who has been found in the Wildlife Area of the Hall? Contact Harold on 575010.
Go to our Local Walks page to view details of other walks and further information about walking in the area.


BEAUMONT PC MEETINGS:  All parishioners are welcome to attend. Go to the meeting and minutes page to find the dates of meetings or to view the minutes and agenda of previous PC meetings. Click here to view the 2020 PC meeting date summary. 

Due to Covid 19 Beaumont Parish Council Meetings will be held virtually using the Zoom platform until further notice. If you would like to join a meeting please contact the clerk at least 48 hours before the meeting for access permission: Isobel Elsdon 01228 522540 or beaumontparishcouncil@gmail.com. The next Parish Council meetings are planned for the following dates: September 21st, November 2nd and December 14th.

Carlisle City Council Climate Change strategy.

A public consultation on our climate change strategy will be launched tomorrow (Friday 28 August) and will end on Friday 18 September 2020. Our draft ‘Carlisle Local Environment (Climate Change) Strategy’ sets out how we will tackle environmental issues. Views are also sought on the draft strategy and its proposed actions. The strategy is accompanied by a consultation document, setting out the background and context. All information, including a link to the online consultation, is available at www.carlisle.gov.uk/climatechange

To respond to the consultation please reply before Friday 18 September 2020. In addition to completing the online survey at www.carlisle.gov.uk/climatechange Responses can also be sent by email to policy@carlisle.gov.uk Please put ‘Local Environment (Climate Change) Strategy Consultation’ as the subject. Responses in writing can also be sent to: Local Environment (Climate Change) Strategy Consultation, Policy & Communications, Carlisle City Council, Civic Centre, Carlisle, CA3 8QG. Following the consultation, the Members’ Advisory Group and Officer Working Group will review the responses to the draft strategy and action plan. The finalised documents will be presented to the Executive and then Council for approval.

 Cumbria County Council Highways Asset Management Strategy (2020-2025)

The new strategy provides a framework for future maintenance of the county’s road network and sets out how the council will put customers at the heart of everything we do in providing a high quality highways service and well-managed assets that meet the needs of all road users.

The County Council recognises the need to manage the asset well and has adopted the best practice guidelines of the Well Managed Highway Infrastructure: A Code of Practice and the Highway Maintenance Efficiency Programme to ensure we maximise the impact of the limited resources available.

Cumbria has the fourth largest highway network in England, with over 7,900km of carriageway, 4,000 km of footways and cycleways, 3,200 structures, (including some 1,800 bridges, 900 large culverts and 500 retaining walls), 145,000 road gullies and 45,000 street lighting columns. The Council faces a significant challenge to make sure the highway asset is well managed, and to ensure the network operates efficiently. With limited resources it is now more important than ever to adopt innovative practices and increase our use of digital technology. We are keen to work closely with partners to achieve our shared ambitions and objectives.

The strategy sets out the council’s commitment to:

  • Enhancing the customer experience and keeping customers better informed
  • Making it easier for customers to access information online, by phone and email
  • Providing staff with the right resources, skills and capability to carry out their roles effectively in a digital organisation
  • Continuing to work with partner organisations and communities to achieve shared aspirations
  • Working closely with Parish and Town Councils to further develop the Working Together project to support communities to undertake additional work on the highway within an agreed protocol
  • Develop innovative solutions using digital technology to improve the resilience of our highways network and reduce the impact of climate change.


The strategy can be read and downloaded in full on the county council’s website here: https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transport/highwayassetmanagement.asp


ARE YOU PREPARED FOR AN EMERGENCY? Families and communities better cope with emergencies if they prepared in advance and work together as a team. Cumbria County Council together with ACTion for Cumbria have prepared a leaflet to help you prepare. Click here to view or download their Household Emergency Plan.

PARKING ON PAVEMENTS. The parish council request that drivers refrain from parking on pavements as it causes an obstruction to pedestrians. Thank you.


Clean up after your dog! Maximum penalty £1000. Report dog fouling to customerservices@carlisle.gov.uk 01228 817200.


Photographs of the parish events can be found on the repository page.


Local businesses are welcome to place an advert on the website. Our rates are very reasonable. Contact us for more information.

Photograph of River Eden from Beaumont Parish Hall.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. It is provided by Beaumont Parish Council and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no guarantee about the accuracy or availability of the information, products or services, contained on the website. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. We will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Beaumont Parish Council. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Beaumont Parish Council takes no responsibility for the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control. If you wish for content on this website to be removed or amended please go to our contact page.

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