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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.

24 June 2021

Full Parish Council Meeting

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22 July 2021

Full Parish Council Meeting

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Latest Parish News



April 2021

27 April 2021


Voters heading to polling stations next week are being reminded that Covid restrictions mean they will notice some changes to the process this year.

On Thursday, 6 May, residents in South Lakeland are going to the polls to have their say on who represents them as Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria, with those in affected areas also able to vote in by-elections for vacant district and county council seats and elections to a number of town and parish councils.

Voters who are intending to cast their ballot in person at a polling station are being encouraged to keep themselves and others safe by:

· Wearing a face covering

· Bringing their own pen or pencil

· Cleaning their hands when entering and leaving the polling station

· Keeping a safe distance

Voters should not attend the polling station if they have symptoms of Covid-19, or if they have been asked to self-isolate. There will be provisions in place to apply for an emergency proxy vote if required due to health circumstances.

Simon McVey, Returning Officer for South Lakeland, said:“It’s important to make sure your voice is heard at the elections in May and we are following public health advice by putting measures in place to help you cast your vote safely.

“Polling stations are being made Covid secure and if you’re voting in person, please help keep yourself and others safe by following the safety measures, which includes wearing a face covering and bringing along your own pencil or pen to mark the ballot paper.

“This information is also on your polling card as a further reminder.’’

For more information about this year’s Police and Crime Commissioner and local elections, see:

SLDC Grants


April 2021
sldc grants


News release

26 April 2021


The application process for the government’s one-off Restart Grants for South Lakeland businesses is now open.

The grants for businesses affected by the coronavirus restrictions are being administered by South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) in two strands – non-essential retail businesses (Strand One); and hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym or sport business premises (Strand Two).

In Strand One, businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or below will receive £2,667, a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 will receive £4,000 and a rateable value of £51,000 or over will receive £6,000.

In Strand Two, businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or below will receive £8,000, a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 will receive £12,000 and a rateable value of £51,000 or over will receive £18,000.

All information relating to restart grants, along with the application form can be found here:

It should take no longer than 15 minutes to fill out the application form if you have everything with you to do so. Applicants should consult the Restart Grant checklist on the website first.

The Restart Grant scheme is for businesses in the business ratings list only.

More details on other support available – including business rate relief, free business support and advice available to businesses in South Lakeland – can also be found on the SLDC website.


All Local Restrictions Support Grants are now closed to new applications as of midnight on 31 March 2021.

Businesses awaiting an outcome of their LRSG application submitted before the 31 March deadline are asked to please allow us some time to work through these as we have had an increase in applications in the run-up to the deadline.

We are able to make payments to businesses eligible for the second LRSG(C) Addendum 16 Feb to 31 Mar payment up until 31 May 2021. Businesses should contact us at with their business rates account number and property address if they think they may be eligible for this payment and have yet to receive it.

To report a change in your business rated property that might impact your grant eligibility, please email:

To report a missing payment, a grant overpayment or a suspected fraudulent business grant claim, please email:


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