Welcome to the web site of Patterdale Parish Council. We do hope you find your visit helpful and manage to gather the information you are looking for. If you have any comments or suggestions (good or bad!) please let us know using our Contact form. Thank you.

Patterdale Parish: a brief description

Situated at the southern end of Ullswater the parish encompasses some of the most picturesque scenery in the Lake District. Within its boundary are many peaceful valleys leading to upland tarns and fells such as Helvellyn, St. Sunday Crag, Glenridding Dodd, Red Screes, High Street and Place Fell to name but a few. The main employment is based on farming and tourism.

The parish includes the villages of Glenridding, Patterdale and Hartsop and the smaller hamlets of Deepdale, Grisedale and Glencoyne.

Glenridding houses the Public Hall, a dedicated children’s recreational area including a grassed football field and activity playground. There is a Health Centre in the village which provides regular surgeries.

Patterdale contains the local primary school, St. Patrick's Church, a Post Office, as well as the Fire Station, the Mountain Rescue Centre and King George V playing field. The playing field nestles in a splendid setting amongst the fells and has many organised activities including football, cricket, tennis and our annual country fair and “dog day”. 

Further along the dale is Hartsop village, a designated conservation area.

Shops, hotels, B&Bs and pubs are situated throughout the area and the Ullswater Steamers are a favourite tourist attraction. Visitors arriving by car can park in the large car park in Glenridding or in the smaller car parks of Patterdale, Hartsop or Glencoyne. Bus and other travel options, activities and comprehensive tourist information can be obtained from the Links Page under the Local Web Sites section.

Patterdale Parish Council Responsibilities

The parish council is a branch of local government and part of Eden District Council. Seven parish councillors represent the local community and they meet approximately nine times per year.  The parish council regularly review matters such as planning applications, management of assets held by the council, highways and problem car parking, provision of public toilets and footway lighting. The Parish Council is also consulted about policy planning within Eden District Council and the Lake District National Park.

This web site provides a means of publicising agendas, minutes of meetings and news articles thus providing the latest information on assets and issues the council has responsibility for. Councillors contact details are provided so that the community can easily access their representatives on issues or assets within the council’s remit.

Parish Council Meetings

The next council meeting will take place on Tuesday 1st November 2016 at 7.30pm at Patterdale School. When the agenda is available it will be shown in Latest News and will also be available for download from the Meetings Page. The draft minutes for last meeting held on 6th September 2016 can also be downloaded from the Meetings Page.

An important flood meeting was held in Glenridding Public Hall on 12th July. The EA made a presentation on the draft flood reports for the dale and the EA and CCC answered question from the community. There is a news item on this subject, please see Parish Community Flood Group. The agenda is shown on the Meetings Page for the 12th July entry.

Items for agendas of future meetings

Please submit any suggestions via the contact form. Please click here for the contact form. Alternatively if you prefer you can email the clerk clerk@patterdale-pc.org.uk. Of course you can always talk to any councillor or clerk directly by phone or in person.

Patterdale Parish Email List

Our dale has a Parish Email List which is rather like a "digital postman" delivering up to date information to your inbox. By this means you can keep in touch with parish events and notices. Any event irrespective of the purpose or organisation can be advertised. It works well in conjuction with this web site and the community web site Patterdale Today. Further information can be found at Parish Email List News Item.

Fund raising specifically for Patterdale Parish Council

In the Links Page Section 07 there are links to fund raising initiatives to support communities, businesses and individuals affected by the floods of December 2015.

If, however, you wish to donate specifically to our parish then please send a cheque payable to “Patterdale Parish Council”. Address: Glenridding Public Hall, Glenridding, Cumbria, CA11 0PA.

Or donate online: Sort Code 30-16-28 A/C No. 00250017 A/C: Patterdale Parish Council Business Account. Please add reference "Glenridding flood appeal".

Useful Telephone Numbers and web sites

For useful telephone numbers and associated web sites please go to the Links Page

Web site last updated 14 October 2016.

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