Welcome to Preston Richard Parish Council Website
PRESTON RICHARD is an extensive township containing the village of Endmoor and the hamlets of Crooklands, Birkrigg Park, Milton, Low Park, Summerlands and several dispersed dwellings bearing different names it is approximately two to five miles N.E. of Milnthorpe, and from five to six S.E. of Kendal. It is crossed by the Kendal Canal, on which, at Crooklands, the Earl of Crawford and Belcarres, the great Wigan coal-owner, had an extensive wharf, and a range of coke ovens.
Our Community Plan (CP)
Below is the PRESTON RICHARD COMMUNITY PLAN which was created from your responses to the questionnaire . Contained within the plan is the Action Plan (Pages 15-30), The Action Plan explains what the issues are and how we hope improve things and build a better community. We can’t do it without your help so why not print off a volunteering form below and give us a hand?
The CP team asked for your views and put them in the document – so what are we doing now? Well we are attempting to put a few of those ideas, concerns or improvements into reality – current and achieved projects are:
Crooklands Hill Footpath & Foot-way opposite the Crooklands Hotel - work on these projects are completed
Community Gardens - many concerns were raised regarding the look of the village's green spaces with a view to improving and possibly entering ‘The Village in Bloom’ competition. We have made a start on the village hall gardens by clearing the weeds from the garden and removing the trees from the car park area which unfortunately had got too large to be managed we have now replanting those areas with shrubs which hopefully will gives is lots of colour once they have got established.
Welcome Pack - When answering the Questionnaire many of you felt a 'Welcome Pack' would be a good idea not only for the new people to the community but for everyone. In response the Working team has produced the following, we hope you will find it useful and keep us informed on any changes or additional information you would like included by contacting the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Village Entrance - We are in the process of restoring and old wagon as a marker advising everyone they are entering our parish at the south end of the parish and looking for ideas for the north end.
Himalayan Balsam - We are still working on eradicating the parish of the Himalayan Balsam.
If you are interested in helping or would like to get involved please contact Glenn Smithers on 015395 67586
DIRECTIVES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE PARISH COUNCIL
The Parish Council is required to adhere to proper working practices by the Government. Once drawn up they are presented to the Parish Council for their approval and adoption, they are then used by the Council for their guidance.