Help wanted with Sedgwick history projects: the gunpowder industry and the Lancaster Canal
A National Lottery Heritage Funded project is researching the history of Sedgwick, including its relationship with the Lancaster Canal.
This work is being delivered by Canal & River Trust, as part of the Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership’s Kendal to Lancaster Towpath Trail project, which aims to improve access to heritage features along the canal towpath. Plans include updating information boards and creating an audio trail to inform visitors about the area's rich history, as well as involving university students in local history projects.
Carrie House (Project Officer): "The gunpowder industry, the aqueduct, and the canal are all important parts of Sedgwick's history. We want to hear residents' personal and family stories about these features; and are especially keen to speak to anyone who would like their story recorded for inclusion in a new audio trail. Contributions, including photographs, are also welcome by email. The information that we gather will inspire new signage and web pages, and will be archived for future generations."
Please contact Carrie if you would like to contribute: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07786683759
The Annual Parish Meeting, held each year, gives us the opportunity to explain what the Parish Council has achieved over the last year and gives residents the chance to have their say or ask questions about local issues. We use the meeting to learn about what residents think are the most important parish priorities and through this, the outcome of the meeting helps shape our agenda for the future.
There will also be a presentation on the history of the Lancaster-Kendal Canal
We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application to The Gateway Group for a grant to support the maintenance of the Canal Wildlife Area. We have received £500 which has covered the cost of our two-yearly safety and woodland management inspection made by our Woodland Management Consultants and the remedial work that it recommended. This has included the felling of several dead ash trees that have succumbed to ash die back disease. We are extremely grateful to Gateway for helping us to keep the Canal Wildlife Area in such good condition so it can continue to be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.
During the past month, following the Parish Council's consistent lobbying to Cumbria Highways, we are pleased to report the following highways repairs and improvements have been carried out in our Village:
Replacement white lines at key junctions throughout the village
Sedgwick Parish Council have received a Public Position Statement about pothole repair via our County Councillor Brenda Gray.
All faults we are aware of in the Parish have been logged using the system they recommend. If you are aware of a fault please report them using the CCC interactive map.
To read the statement Click here
Our new website is up and running - in addition to enabling the Parish Council to comply with all TRANSPARENCY CODE requirements, we hope it will provide a useful resource for Village Groups and residents. Please leave any feedback via our CONTACT page
Notice of Annual Parish meeting 21 March 2018 – 7:30pm Sedgwick Village Hall
The new Sedgwick Village website is now underway and will be launched in the next few weeks.
After months of campaigning on a number of highways issues, January has seen progress being made on many fronts….. please see the updates on our highways page
The improvements originally scheduled for October 2017 and were cancelled but following our campaign to have them rescheduled, they will now be carried out at Easter 2018 and height warning signage will be improved as part of the scheme.
We have been successful in a bid for a “transparency” grant which will enable us to extend our website so that it has the capacity to hold more information, including all the Parish Council documentation required by law and any information that community groups would like to be included.