Click on About Parish Councils (above) to find lots of information on town and parish councils in Cumbria and how to become a councillor or clerk.
Click on Find Parish Councils in Cumbria to find your own town or parish council and their contact details.
If you are part of a council which is a member of CALC, Log in to the members' area for a wide range of advice and guidance, details of training and events and lots more. Contact us if you are a member council but don't have login details.
The Upper Eden Community Plan group of seventeen parishes in Cumbria became the first in the country to complete a neighbourhood plan and, after a referendum, have it adopted by the local planning authority, Eden District Council. This is a fantastic achievement and you can read more about Upper Eden's Plan here : http://uecp.org.uk/upper-eden-neighbourhood-development-plan/
One of the key features of a Neighbourhood Plan is that it reflects the particular needs and characteristics of the local area, and so the content of Plans will vary from one area to another, although each Plan has to be in general conformity with the Local Plan of the local planning authority. This booklet explains the steps involved in drawing up a Neighbourhood Plan for your parish (or group of parishes) in Cumbria and signposts where to find out more. If you don't have one contact the CALC office for a copy.
The Government has announced a new £9.5milion fund to help communities that want to produce Neighbourhood Plans. The support programme will officially launch on 1st May but you can find out more now about who is eligible to apply and what grants are available by visiting the community rights website here http://mycommunityrights.org.uk/neighbourhood-planning/
A collection useful newsletters and reports from other organisations.