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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.

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Latest Parish News

SLDC Bin Collection


February 2021
bin collection


News release

25 February 2021


Green bin waste collections are to partially restart in South Lakeland on Monday.

From next week (commencing 1 March) South Lakeland District Council is introducing a monthly collection, aiming to make one collection per household each month until further notice.

Collections of green waste were suspended as usual in December and January, to allow crews to concentrate on the grey bin and recycling collections, which are always very busy over Christmas and into the new year, and reduce the council’s carbon footprint by around 15 tonnes when green waste is at a very low level.

Green waste collections were scheduled to restart in the week commencing 15 February, but due to ongoing staffing pressures caused by Covid it was necessary to extend the green waste suspension.

From next week residents are being asked to follow these steps:

  • Starting week commencing 1 March, check your collection calendar and leave your green bin out on your next scheduled collection day
  • Collection crews will begin emptying green bins on the round on the scheduled collection day
  • If your bin has not been emptied by the end of the scheduled collection day please take your bin back in and present it again on the next scheduled green bin collection day according to your calendar, when the crews will return to continue the rest of the round

Councillor Phillip Dixon SLDC’s portfolio holder for Customer and Commercial Services, said: "Quite a few staff are still suffering from Covid, some are shielding and others have had to self isolate so we made the decision to postpone the restart of green bin collections.

"They will start again next week but the collection rate will be once a month as opposed to once a fortnight. We are very sorry but we are where we are and these are the constraints we are working under at the moment. We will seek to resume normal service as soon as we can."

Cllr Dixon added: "Our normal collection rate for recyclables was around 26 tonnes per day but over the past year that has been in excess of 30 tonnes, a rise of more than 15 per cent. The impact of Covid is quite remarkable on the amount of recyclable green waste there was last year and right throughout the year our teams have been working far harder to shift the increased amount of recyclables. Our recycling rates for January this year, for example, are up 33 per cent on the same period last year."

SLDC Business Support Grants


January 2021
sldc grants


News release

29 January 2021


TENS of millions of pounds worth of grants are hitting the bank accounts of thousands of South Lakeland businesses this week.

Automated payments totalling £24.8m are being sent to 3,558 businesses as part of the January lockdown support package.

At the same time, £1.482m is being paid to 662 businesses through the second discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant.

The money was paid out on Wednesday and should be in bank accounts from today.

Councillor Robin Ashcroft, Portfolio Holder for Economy, Culture and Leisure, said: "This payment of more than £26m is the biggest ever BACS payment that SLDC has ever made, and required our payment limit to be raised especially.

"Many members of SLDC staff have worked tirelessly, including through the night in some cases, to get these grants out in the most effective and efficient way to the businesses who desperately need this support.

"We are still asking businesses that believe they qualify for a grant to go online to check their eligibility and to apply, and for businesses expecting a grant to look out for these payments going through.

"Supporting businesses in South Lakeland through these tough times is one of our main priorities and SLDC is committed to doing everything we can to make sure they get through this and recover."

Full details of the support available to businesses required to close or negatively impacted by the current lockdown, the November lockdown and previous Tier 2 and 3 restrictions, and how to apply, is available at

Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses legally forced to close as a result of the national restrictions should ensure they have applied for the November National Lockdown Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) if eligible as we will use this information to make payment for the January Business Support Package.

We are currently administering the following schemes:

National Lockdown (5 November – 1 December):

• Local Restrictions Support Grant (for Closed businesses) Addendum – for businesses legally forced to close during national lockdown. Grant Application Status: Applications are OPEN (these details will be used for the January Business Support package also).

Tier 2 Restrictions (2 December – 30 December):

• Local Restrictions Support Grant (for Open businesses) – for businesses that were able to open and trade during Tier 2 restrictions but that were negatively affected by Tier 2 local restrictions (for example, the rule of 6 or limit on number of households mixing). Status: Applications are OPEN.

• Local Restrictions Support Grant (for Closed businesses) – largely for pubs who were unable to reopen due to not serving food (substantial meals). Status: Payments will be made AUTOMATICALLY for these businesses. Those awaiting payment should contact us directly.

• Christmas Support Payment – for wet-led pubs where sales are largely derived from drink sales (over 50 per cent). Status: Applications are OPEN.

Tier 4 Restrictions (31 December to 4 January):

• Local Restrictions Support Grant (for Closed businesses) Addendum Tier 4 – for businesses legally forced to close due to Tier 4 restrictions. Status: Apply as part of the January Business Support Package.

January Business Support Package (for National Lockdown 5 January 2021 onwards):

• Local Restrictions Support Grant (for Closed businesses): Status: Applications are OPEN

• Closed Business Lockdown Payment: one-off grants of £4,000, £6,000 and £9,000 will be available for closed retail, hospitality and leisure businesses based on your properties rateable value. Status: Applications are OPEN to those not eligible for the November lockdown grant.

• Additional Restrictions Grant: this discretionary scheme will relaunch in line with the national lockdown, for businesses not eligible for the above lockdown schemes. Status: Applications are OPEN to new discretionary applicants.

Details about business support and advice is available on the SLDC website at


For more information, please contact the SLDC Communications Team on 01539 793300.

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