All about the amazing parish council home page

Welcome to Duddon Parish Council

The Organisation

Duddon Parish is situated in South West Cumbria, mainly within the Lake District National Park, and was formed in 1976 to incorporate the old parishes of Broughton West, Seathwaite with Dunnerdale and Angerton.

The Parish

The Parish stretches from the summit of Wrynose Pass in the North to the Duddon Estuary on Morecambe Bay in the South.

The main town within the parish is the small ancient market town of Broughton-in-Furness, which has a Charter dating back to 1575. 

The Valleys
Contained within the wide boundaries of the parish are the Duddon Valley, much beloved by Wordsworth, the secluded Lickle Valley, the beautiful Woodland Valley and the marshes of Angerton on the Duddon Estuary.

The Communities
The main hamlets in these valleys comprise Woodland, Broughton Mills, Ulpha, Dunnerdale, Seathwaite, Cockley Beck & Angerton.

28 October 2021

Full Parish Council Meeting

Rankin Room, Victory Hall Thursday 7:30 pm View Details
09 November 2021

Parish Council Surgery

The Square Cafe Tuesday 10:45 am View Details

Latest Parish News

A590 Road Works


September 2021

Dear Sir/Madam, 

A590 – work to renew road markings This letter is to inform you of the work to renew the road markings and road studs along various sections of the A590. The purpose of our work is to ensure we keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers. Work is due to start from 5 October for around five weeks. This will take place between the hours of 8pm and 6am. Our work will be carried out in phases. The table below shows the detail for each phase: Location Dates Traffic management Meathop to Cartmel Lane junction 5, 6, and 7 October Full westbound carriageway closure Newby Bridge to Backbarrow - Duals 8 and 15 Oct One side closed each night. Both directions of traffic through the open carriageway Mill Side to Levens 11 Oct Full closure of single carriageway section and of eastbound dual to Church Road Levens to Meathop 13, 14, 18 and 19 October Full closure in both directions between A5074 and Meathop roundabout. Brettargh Holt roundabout to Levens Lane 21 October Full westbound carriageway closure. Ulverston Booths’ roundabout to 22, 25, 26 and 27 October Various 300m sections with traffic lights and convoy system. Moving each night. Registered office Bridge House, 1 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford GU1 4LZ Highways England Company Limited registered in England and Wales number 09346363 Haverthwaite Junction Haverthwaite - Duals in front of train station 28 & 29 October One side closed each night. Both directions of traffic assisted through the open carriageway. All full closures will have signed diversion routes in place, and for more information, please see attached diversion route map. Our work is subject to weather conditions and therefore closures dates may be cancelled or changed at short noticed. Every effort will be made to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum. However, these works will inevitably generate some noise and disruption and we’d like to apologise in advance for any disturbance. How to find out more To find out what other work is planned on the A590, visit You can also follow us on twitter @HighwaysNWEST where planned closure information is provided daily at 3pm. If you have any queries about the work, please contact us on 0300 123 5000. Or you can email us on 

Yours faithfully, 

Dion Auriac, 

Project Manager Operations Directorate North-West

Shop Bridge


August 2021
shop bridge

Shop Bridge Strengthening Works: Start date

The strengthening works at Shop Bridge are due to commence on Monday 23rd August and complete on 22nd October 2021. Due to the nature of the works, the bridge will be closed during this time. Enclosed is a copy of the Contractors Traffic Management Plan.

Following the requests for a temporary footbridge, the Contractor has been to site with a specialist supplier to explore feasibility. Unfortunately, due to the required span of the temporary footbridge, the Contractor has not been able source a suitable temporary footbridge. This is because the supplier could only provide a lightweight footbridge which can span 8 metres. However, the river is wider than this. Going above the lightweight temporary bridge, would involve designing temporary abutments and flood risk assessments. This combined with an already narrowed channel for working in, the Contractor is not comfortable with the potential flood risk. A larger bridge that can span 13 metres has been investigated. The larger bridge would require delivery on an articulated wagon and lifting into position using a crane, this would have involved creating turning areas for wagons, and crane pads which are just not viable cost wise.

We apologise for the inconvenience that the closure will cause and appreciate your understanding so that the work can take place to enable the bridge to reopen to its’ full capacity.

Duddon Parish Council
Weather Humidity percentage %
Weather Description
FRI Weather Day One ° °
SAT Weather Day two ° °
SUN Weather Day three ° °
MON Weather Day four ° °
TUE Weather Day five ° °