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Dalston Cumbria Parish Website


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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).

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
Dalston in Bloom
10/12/14 Dalston Cleanup December
Wigton Choral Society
13/12/14 The Christmas Truce
Cumbria Rural Choirs
21/03/15 Elijah
Wigton Choral Society
20/06/15 Classics for Pleasure