Broughton Beck History
History of Broughton Beck. Notes collected by Andrew Holmes-Higgin over the years. Click on image or click here to download PDF
Conservation work on Lowick Common 2021 – get in touch to help
Cumbria Wildlife Trust is looking for keen volunteers to help with conservation work on Lowick Common this year. We are wanting to carry out some surveys this spring and summer looking at birds, dragonflies, plants, and mammals. Most of these surveys will involve several visits to the reserve over the season. Any level of experience is welcome, and we can provide training and help if it is needed! We also have some practical work days coming up over the summer, doing things like path clearing. If anyone is interested in wanting to help out Cumbria Wildlife Trust, then they can get in touch with me at email@example.com.
Within days of hearing that Holker Estates had erected signs that closed the permissive path around Mearness Point, the Parish Council had met the Estate to convey the consternation of our residents over the loss of this well used path. The result of our representation was that Holker removed its closure notices and agreed to re-establish the permissive path, albeit under a permit system. The Estate is to post this announcement on its website:
‘We are pleased to announce that following representations from local parish councils, Holker will be re-establishing the permissive path around Mearness Point. Holker are keen to work alongside the local community to protect the wildlife and natural beauty of the area, therefore a permit system similar to others operated locally by Natural England and Holker will be introduced to facilitate ongoing access. Permits will be free of charge and anyone can apply. The permit system is expected to be in operation by 1st February 2021 but applications can be made in the meantime by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning 015395 58313.’
The Clerk, Egton with Newland, Mansriggs and Osmotherley Parish Council, 7 December 2020.