Information for Residents

The information below is provided for the use of or for the interest of local residents. If you notice something that is missing please contact the clerk via the Contact Us page.

Useful Numbers:

Most local issues can be reported to the relevant authority by any member of the public. There is no need to involve a Parish or District Councillor unless there is a delay in resolving the problem; or if it is on such a scale that it will cause hardship or inconvenience to many people.

Since about one-third of the parish is in the Lake District National Park it is useful to check the location on the Parish Map to find out the relevant contact.

Eden District Council (rubbish, dog fouling, fly tipping, litter, pest control)  01768 817817

EDC Environmental Protection (air pollution, noise, smells, pollution) 017687 212490

Rights of Way (footpaths and bridleways – not pavements) 0300 303 2992

Cumbria Highways Hotline (pavements; potholes; road gullies; overhanging vegetation, drains; broken, damaged or missing road markings or signs, etc — except the A66 – see below) 0300 303 2992, or use their on-line HIMS (Highways Information Management System). This system allows you to track the progress of the fault you reported.

A66 This road is managed by Highways England. Report faults and complaints on 0300 123 5000 or

United Utilities (sewage or water problems) 0345 672 3723


Our use of these maps is licensed by the Ordnance Survey, number 0100053998

Parish Map  –This shows the boundaries of the Parish, and the Lake District National Park boundary in the south-western part of the Parish.

Parish Road Numbers– The main roads through the parish are the A66, the A592 (Ullswater) and the B5288 (Greystoke). The rest are ‘classified un-numbered’ C or U roads. This information can be useful for identification purposes in relation to highways issues.

Map Road numbers in Stainton– This map shows greater detail for the roads in Stainton

Parish Footpath Numbers– All the rights of way in the parish are numbered. The map is Ordnance Survey based, and can show five types of right-of-way; footpath, bridleway, byway open to all traffic, road used as public path, and other routes with public access (often known as Green lanes).

The information is taken from local authority definitive maps, but their representation on the map is not evidence of the existence a right-of-way.

Village Halls:

Our village halls are the keys to community cohesion and involvement. They are the only public amenity in Blencowe, Dacre, and Newbiggin. Each hall is self- supporting and managed by a local committee who organize fundraising events, a wide variety of activities, and maintain the hall for the use of local people and outside organizations. The Parish Council provides grants towards their items of capital expenditure.

Blencow Village Hall. This well-maintained hall has a main hall with a stage, and a smaller meeting room cum kitchen. It hosts a wide variety of activities including dog-training. There is a small car park, with ample adjacent on-road parking. Bookings can be made with the secretary, Christine on 017684 83471

Dacre Village Hall has a main hall and a kitchen. There is a small car park and a children’s playground behind. Bookings can be made with Nellie, 017684 86573.

Newbiggin Village Hall.  Built in 2010, this hall hosts state-of-the-art photo-voltaic panels and a ground source heat pump which mean that it is always warm and welcoming. It has a large main hall, a meeting room, and a fully licensed bar. The kitchen is furnished to catering standards and the building is disabled-friendly. There is a large car park and a 1/4 acre grassed area behind the hall. A Community Cafe is open every Wednesday afternoon from 2-4pm. The Flower Show is held every August. There is a May Fair, and children’s’ parties at Halloween and Christmas. More information about the hall and its regular activities can be found on the website or via the bookings secretary on 075810 45584.

Stainton Village Hall- Situated in the centre of the village, opposite the Kings Arms. It is currently closed for rebuilding