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Bridekirk Parish Council, Cumbria

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Prince Philip - Duke of Edinburgh
10/06/1921 - 09/04/2021
It is with great sadness that the house of Windsor and Buckingham Palace have released the sad news that Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh passed away earlier today.

On behalf of Bridekirk Parish Council we would like to pass on our condolences and heartfelt sadness to Her Majesty the Queen and to the whole Royal family.

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Bridekirk Parish is near Cockermouth and comprises the three villages of Bridekirk, Tallentire and Dovenby, with the surrounding countryside.

Latest Parish News

Local Government Reform Consultation


February 2021
Local Government Reform Consultation
Yesterday, the government announced an eight-week consultation into local government reorganisation in Cumbria. They will now consulton all four unitary authority proposals put forward by Cumbrian councils in December.

To study the full details, click here

To take part in the consultation click here

Courses offered to help communities deal with emergencies



January 2021
Courses offered to help communities deal with emergencies

Floods in recent years brought out the very best in people throughout Cumbria, with a huge volunteer response. Cumbria CVS, using funding from Cumbria Community Foundation’s Flood Appeal is running a series of free training for volunteers between now and the autumn to help them respond to possible emergencies in their communities.

The training will cover practical skills and knowledge as well as softer useful skills such as Active Listening and Effective Communication that help individuals to be better prepared to respond positively and effectively in an emergency.

Sessions available include ‘Effective Communication Skills’ - improving communication skills to respond calmly and with confidence ; ‘Manual Handling’ – helping people to reduce the risk of injury when moving and handling objects and ‘Befriending’ helping people feel more confident in the role as a befriender.

“There was an overwhelming swell of volunteer support during and following the floods, and we are looking at how to build on it so that we are better prepared for future possible emergencies,” said Judith Holmshaw, County Volunteer Coordinator, Cumbria CVS.

“Thanks to funding from the Cumbria Community Foundation’s Cumbria Flood Appeal, we are really pleased to be able to offer all of these sessions free.” Judith said. “We would also like to hear from people who may be interested in getting involved as a volunteer in possible future emergencies as we are building up a database of contacts. Please contact me if you directly if you may be interested on 01768 800350 or email

Full details of all sessions can be found on the Cumbria CVS website:

Anyone who’d like more details can contact Cumbria CVS on 01768 800350 or email

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