AT THE parish council meeting, the chairman announced that there would be elections in May for the parish council, the district council and for the Police and Crime Commissioner. 

The police report noted three significant incidents in the area: an assault following a domestic argument, three burglaries in Holme and a male exposing himself on Neddy Hill.

South Lakeland District Council was about to start an update of The Local Plan which would include a review of land allocations both currently assigned and future designations.

The planning application for numbers one and two The Square West has been refused.

Permission has now been granted by the Diocese to install a plaque in St James' Church remembering the WW1 soldiers of the village whose names were omitted from the original roll. An appropriate plaque will now be commissioned and installed.

The Broadband for the Rural North project is progressing well and, following completion in Morewood Drive, will continue towards Boon Town.

The conservation work is also going well and will continue during January. It was noted that, on completion, some areas of Main Street would be reduced in width, hopefully reducing the speed of through traffic.

Damage to a gully on Main Street and a kerb stone on Dalton Lane were also reported.

Some concern was expressed that lorries from the timber yard were possibly now routeing through the village. Enquiries will be made to the county council about whether any indication has been given that this is now acceptable.