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Dalston Cumbria Parish Website


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Housing Needs Survey 2005
Housing Needs Survey 2013

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The Parish of Dalston is situated a few miles south west of Carlisle in the County of Cumbria. The Parish consists of the village of Dalston, including Bridge End, and the hamlets of Raughton Head, Stockdalewath, Gaitsgill, Cumdivock, Unthank, Lingey and Cardewlees. The total population of the parish is 2590 with 1140 houses in Dalston village and the hamlets. About 63% of the population reside in Dalston village and Bridge End (* figures from 2011 census).

This lecture will glimpse some of the fascinating aspects of South Africa from a visitor's point of view, ranging from past and current politics, the beauty of the Western Cape, a glimpse of the interior including Kimberley and Johannesburg, The Great Trek amd the Julu Wars, the Drakensburg mountains, sighting the Big Five game animals and travelling to Zimbabwe and Zambia to view the mighty Victoria Falls.

To reserve your tickets, email stating the number and type of tickets required. It is vital to include your name or a reference number. Your ticket will be at St Michael's Church door ready for collection and payment.

The Cumdivock Art Group ran an exhibition in St Michael's Church, Dalston on Saturday and Sunday 15th and 16th November 2014. Sales of pictures were reported up on the same time last year, although attendance was down a bit, probably due to other events in the village on Saturday. Click here to view a taste of the wonderful art on display.

GOLD Award for Dalston
Dalston wins The National Park Trophy at the Cumbria in Bloom Award Ceremony
Dalston wins 9 awards at the Cumbria in Bloom Award Ceremony 2014. More here including all the certificates and judges comments

Dalston Festival 2014

Cinderella Pictures Now on the Site - click here for all the pictures so far

Click here for Festival 2014 pages

Dalston is currently prepararing a Neighbourhood Plan. This is a community led spatial plan which has statutory backing from the Localism Act 2011. A Neighbourhood Plan can:

  • Decide where and what type of development should happen in an area.
  • Include policies, such as design standards, which take precedence over existing local planning policies.

The proposal to carry out a Neighbourhood Plan was announced at the recent Annual Parish Meeting. Leaflets were distributed to enable residents to start the involvement process through a very simple questionnaire. If you have such a questionnaire, please ensure that you return this to the Dalston Co-op drop box or post through the Forge Green letter box.

Volunteers are required to assist the steering group. If you are interested in helping with this process, please contact the Clerk here.

The GRANGE is the new 121 house development in Dalston starting spring 2014. Click the map below to view a larger version and click here to view the full list of street and road names in the development.
Date Event
Connecting Cumbria
29/01/15 Connecting Cumbria
Dalston Festival Committee
30/01/15 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Dalston Festival Committee
31/01/15 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pantomime
Dalston Methodist Church
03/02/15 Meet to Eat
A talk by Gillian Brough
04/02/15 The History of the Cumberland Show
Dalston WI
21/02/15 Table Top Sale
Cumbria Rural Choirs
21/03/15 Elijah
Wigton Choral Society
20/06/15 Classics for Pleasure