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, welcome to Beaumont Parish Council websiteTue, 2nd June 2020

Welcome to the website of Beaumont Parish Council, Carlisle, Cumbria, serving the villages of Beaumont, Grinsdale, Hosket Hill, Kirkandrews on Eden and Monkhill.

We hope you find the website informative and interesting. It contains information about the Parish of Beaumont, as well as publications by and information about the Parish Council and its work but please contact us if you have any questions or if you wish to contribute.

The website was launched in response to requests from residents in our Parish Plan for more communication. The website is maintained by members of the Parish Council. If you have any concerns that you feel the Parish Council should be aware of, or if we can be of assistance to you then please let us know. We would like this website to be useful to the whole community so if there is anything you think might be useful to add then please let us know by using the contact page.

You can use the tabs to find your way around the site.

If you want to let the community know about a upcoming event visit the events page and complete the form.

We welcome photographs relating to the Parish, of people, places, events or wildlife, past or present.

Photograph of the River Eden from Beaumont Parish Hall.Taken by Stephen Lloyd-Smart.


Green bin collection

Carlisle City Council are planning to reinstate the green bin collection service from Monday 27th April.

Assistance during the coronavirus crisis

Beaumont Parish Council, Monkhill Methodist Church and St. Mary’s Church are joining forces to offer assistance to any parishioner confined to their home during the current coronavirus crisis. We now have a list of people from each part of the parish who are offering their services to anyone in need of help with anything from shopping to dog walking or lifts to appointments. If you are struggling with anything at all, please contact Kathleen on 575010 or Jim on 576337 and we will try to help. If anyone else would like to be included on the list of volunteer helpers, please contact Bryony on 576403.

Bus Service changes during the coronavius crisis

We have been advised by Stagecoach of some changes to their bus services across Cumbria during the current health emergency. This is due to fewer drivers being available, and also significant falls in bus usage. A summary of the Monday to Friday changes in each District can be found from links at the top of the County Council’s website page for bus services www.cumbria.gov.uk/buses. The links also appear for each District at top of their own timetable page (e.g. www.cumbria.gov.uk/buses/Allerdale ). This information will be updated and refreshed as extra information becomes available, including for Saturdays, Sundays and for other operators services. As the new timetables become available, they will be added to the website, but with the likely high volume of change, this may take some time. The revised timetables will come into effect from next Monday 23rd March. Services are maintained to all areas. On routes with low frequencies existing timetables have been maintained, whilst more frequent services may run less often. People in the Sandsfield Park, Edentown and Holme Head areas of Carlisle, and Castle area of Kendal will have a longer walk to their closest bus stop, whilst in other areas passengers may find their routes less direct, as buses only run one way around a loop, rather than in both directions. All the normal Summer timetable enhancements have been postponed until the end of the isolation period. Stagecoach are still working on the timetables for the following weekend. They expect the Saturday timetable to be similar to weekdays, but possibly with a later start. I have added details of changes to other operators services where known.  It is likely, especially in rural areas where a high volume of users are elderly and therefore following advice to not travel, that services will have to be suspended as they are no longer viable. Depending on the length of the isolation period and how it affects use of services and availability of drivers, further changes may need to be put in place.


FORTHCOMING PARISH EVENTS  see the calendar for regular events

Due to the coronavirus epidemic all hall events are cancelled until further notice.
Monkhill Chapel Services
Services are to be held on Zoom. Click here for further details.
I know we seem to be into the umpteenth week of "Lockdown" and are slowly being allowed more freedoms but all this comes with its own challenges.
There may be those who are enjoying the isolation or those who really are not and those who perhaps don't want to think too much about starting to get out and about again. With this in mind, don't assume that because you haven't heard from someone recently that everything is OK with them.
The following are taken from the NCMC Facebook page which may help you or someone you may know :-
Let Go and Trust God - Is something too big for you to handle on your own? Let go and let God! One of our members found this biblical meditation on
YouTube and they listen to it once a day and it has helped them with anxieties - hhtps://youtube.com/watch?v=y3022mqcnPl
In need of some encouragement? Here are some ideas:
Call 012287 272 008 weekdays 9.00am - 5.00pm and have a friendly chat with one of our volunteers.
Take part in Sunday Morning Worship at 10.30am by joining in on Zoom; you can call in using your normal phone. Please get in touch for access detail. NB. these change every week.
Listen to the latest worship recording by calling 01228 588 208.
Post a prayer request on Facebook or send a message.
Don't hesitate to call one of the ministers.
Join Mel this Sunday for a family-friendly Pentecost Livestream at 4.00pm. Make sure you have some pens and paper ready.
Finally, a thought for the day;
I've found that if I pray for God to move a mountain 
I must be prepared to wake up next to a shovel.
A meaage from Kirkandrews- on- Eden WI

Following the cancellation of our April meeting, and all meetings until further notice, because of the coronavirus outbreak our president, Kathleen Bowron, and all the members of the committee wish to send a message.

To all our members and, indeed all WI members in Cumbria and nationwide, and their families we hope that you will stay fit and healthy during this time. If you have any problems please remember that our thoughts are with you during this strange and difficult period. Things will get back to normal although we do not know when and we look forward to resuming our meetings as soon as possible and meeting again.

Lunch with Us. A hot 2 course meal followed by tea or coffee in the Schoolroom at Monkhill Chapel on the last Thursday of each month. (Vegetarian option available). The next lunch will be on Thursday 25h June. Doors open at 12 noon, lunch starts at 12.30 pm prompt. There is no set charge but donations are invited that go towards Monkhill Chapel funds. All are welcome.
Beaumont Parish Hall's Monthly Coffee Morning on Friday 3rd July from 10 am - 12 noonCome along and enjoy tea or coffee and a selection of cakes. Everyone is welcome. Proceeds will be shared between the Beaumont Parish Hall Rebuilding Fund together with another charity, currently Kidney Research Fund. 
Since starting the coffee mornings £100 has been raised for each of the following charities: Hospice at Home (Carlisle and North Lakeland), Animals' Refuge at Wetheral, Carlisle Mencap, the British Red Cross, Great North Air Ambulance, RNLI, Carlisle Carers, Blood Bikes Cumbria, Neuroendocrine Tumour (NET) Cancer, Eden Valley Hospice, Macmillan Nurses, the Indonesian Tsunami Appeal, Penrith Mountain Rescue, Carlisle Food Bank, the Samaritans and Amy's Care. If you have a charity you would wish to nominate come along to the coffee mornings or contact one of the Parish Hall committee members.
Sunday Traditional Afternoon Teas at Beaumont Parish Hall from 2 pm to 5 pm on each Sunday afternoon in August. A traditional afternoon cream tea with a variety of homemade sandwiches and a selection of cakes and scones with tean and coffee. Donations in aid of the Hall rebuilding Fund. 

Go to our Local Walks page to view details of other walks and further information about walking in the area.


BEAUMONT PC MEETINGS:  All parishioners are welcome to attend. Go to the meeting and minutes page to find the dates of meetings or to view the minutes and agenda of previous PC meetings. Click here to view the 2020 PC meeting date summary. During the corona virus pandemic, virtual meetings will be held on Zoom. Go to the meetings page for further details or contact the Clerk. 

Beaumont PC Accounts.2019-2020 Last year's accounts are now available to view. To see them online click here and then click on the relevant document. If you wish to see physical copies contact Jim on 576337 to arange a viewing before July10th.  


Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus epidemic, it has not been possible for the members of the parish council to meet to finalise the questionnaire which was publicised in the the April issue of the Parish Magazine. We hope to continue with its deveopment over the internet and issue it as soon as possible. 

Details of the current situation of the Northwest Coast Path Access RoutaClick here for details.

Beaumont Parish Plan In 2012 a group of parishioners and Parish Councillors asked you what was important to you about Beaumont Parish: what we needed to preserve, what problems we needed to tackle, what we needed to develop and, above all, how to maintain the distinctive character of the place in which we live. This led to the development of The Beaumont Parish Plan 2013-2018. Over the last 6 years, the Parish Council have been busy implementing the ideas and suggestions you put forward. Amongst these:

  • We now have an extremely useful and informative website used by locals and tourists
  • The Pound has been developed and is now regularly used as a picnic area
  • Parishioners now have the opportunity to present their concerns at Parish Council meetings
  • The roads are being more regularly maintained
  • We have continued to help to fund the valuable services and facilities provided by the Parish Hall and Grinsdale Hall
  • A library service has been provided at the Drovers Rest
  • Traffic speeds have been monitored throughout the parish and a speed indicator device is about to be installed
  • Toilet facilities have been provided at the Parish Hall during the walking season
  • A Summer Playscheme has been run each year
  • We have even obtained the services of an ice cream van!

It is now 7 years since that original survey was carried out and it is time for the plan to be renewed. For this we need to put together a steering group to carry out a new survey and develop a parish plan to take us into the next decade. If you live in the parish and are interested in safeguarding all that we treasure in our community and making it a place for all ages to live and enjoy, then we would like to invite you to join this group. If you would like to be involved, then please contact the Parish Clerk, Isobel Elsdon, on 01228 522540

To view the rcomments left in the consultation box at Beaumont Parish Hall in response to the consultation, click here.


ARE YOU PREPARED FOR AN EMERGENCY? Families and communities better cope with emergencies if they prepared in advance and work together as a team. Cumbria County Council together with ACTion for Cumbria have prepared a leaflet to help you prepare. Click here to view or download their Household Emergency Plan.

PARKING ON PAVEMENTS. The parish council request that drivers refrain from parking on pavements as it causes an obstruction to pedestrians. Thank you.


Clean up after your dog! Maximum penalty £1000. Report dog fouling to customerservices@carlisle.gov.uk 01228 817200.


Photographs of the parish events can be found on the repository page.


Local businesses are welcome to place an advert on the website. Our rates are very reasonable. Contact us for more information.

Photograph of River Eden from Beaumont Parish Hall.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. It is provided by Beaumont Parish Council and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no guarantee about the accuracy or availability of the information, products or services, contained on the website. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. We will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from the use of this website.

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