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Bridekirk Parish Council, Cumbria

There is a proposal to lower the Dovenby speed limit.
More information is here
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Comments must be received before May 21st.

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There is a planning application relating to the removal of the telephone instrument from the Tallentire telephone box. The Parish Council would intend to take over the telephone box and use it to house the defibriallator. Comments to Allerdale in support would make it more likely that his could move forward. To see the planning documentation click here. To comment click here.

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

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Dovenby Speed Limit Proposal


May 2021
Dovenby Speed Limit Proposal

Cumbria County Council Proposal - A594 Dovenby - Speed Limit Reduction

The proposed changes are to reduce part of the existing 50mph speed limit to 40mph, through the village of Dovenby. This proposal comes as a result of an independent Engineering Safety Study carried out along the A594 Dovenby considering its history of collisions and their associated causation factors. The study indicated that a reduction in speed limit would help to prevent these types of collisions from occurring as frequently, should it be introduced.

This proposal does NOTinclude the Dovenby Craggs crossroads giving the access to Tallentire.

It has been suggested that the speed limit could also include the Tallentire turning at Dovenby Craggs.

Click here to view the Speed limit proposal map.

The public are able to give their views on the proposal by following this link here to comment.

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

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