Each report is broken down into the following themes: Social and cultural; Equity and prosperity; Economy; Housing and the built environment; Transport and connectivity; Services; Environmental; Governance. Click on the links below to view profiles for parishes in your area:
Please note: ACT’s website needed to be temporarily re-instated in early March 2020 with a previous version. We’re working to get everything up to date again and apologise for any inconvenience caused. Any queries or to request a Parish Profile report, please contact us.
Each of the sections shows parish-level data compared with local authority and national averages, and trends over time, where data is available. The data is intended to help you discuss questions like:
These profiles have been commissioned by Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) and produced by Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion (OCSI). OCSI have developed datasets for all rural communities in England, including parishes, towns and villages, using the Office for National Statistics (ONS) definitions of parishes and urban areas. Each profile includes a map showing the ONS definition.
Please note, due to the data available, it is not possible to produce separate reports for some smaller parishes. The data for these parishes has been incorporated with that of a neighbouring parish. Where this has occurred, we have indicated which parishes are affected in the list of reports by district and each individual file name.
Please also note there is an error on page 16 of all reports: The estimated number of households in Fuel Poverty has been updated on pages 16 and 33. The up to date Fuel Poverty definition and source reference are correct on page 33 but have not been updated on page 16.
ACTion with Communities in Cumbria has chosen to make these parish-level profile reports available free of charge, to support communities planning for their future. For more information about how your community can plan for its future, visit our Community Led Planning page.
For local authorities and agencies working across a number of parishes please contact ACT for rates to produce a specific report.
The Cumbria Intelligence Observatory also has Parish Profiles using the same data and you may also find their analysis useful: www.cumbriaobservatory.org.uk
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The Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) appointed a new Board member as its Voluntary and Community Sector representative at its January meeting.
Lorrainne Smyth, Chief Executive at ACTion with Communities in Cumbria, has been appointed to replace Professor Patricia Allen, Chief Executive of Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw Children’s Hospice, who has stepped down.
Following on from a highly successful Village Halls Week that involved over 700 village halls, actively engaged 18 MPs and attracted coverage from BBC’s Countryfile, national newspapers and resulted in #villagehallsweek trending on Twitter, ACRE has launched a national survey for England’s Village and Community Halls.
ACTion with Communities in Cumbria (ACT), the ACRE Network member and community development charity for Cumbria, is encouraging all of the county’s 300+ village halls and community buildings to take part.
Communities across Cumbria are preparing for Village Halls Week – a national celebration of village halls, their volunteers, and the services they offer their communities. This year Village Halls Week runs from Monday 20th to Sunday 26th January, and begins with a launch event at the House of Commons, hosted by Defra Minister Lord Gardiner of Kimble.
ACTion with Communities in Cumbria (ACT) are delighted to welcome Gareth Douglas-Brown and Katie Milburn to their growing team as two new Development Officers, this takes the small - but perfectly formed - team size to seven members of staff. Gareth has taken on his home patch of West Cumbria and will continue the fantastic work delivered by his predecessor Rose Lord.
The Lakeland Canoe Club are based in Kendal and has been in existence for sixty-seven years they have fifty-two members from around the South Lakes who regularly paddle with them. Over the past five years they have become much more active in river and sea kayaking, having held club events on 153 days during 2018. Membership is being built slowly through an inclusive calendar of events.
In response to demand from prospective members they were successful in a grant bid to us (ACT) for Cumbria’s pilot Sport England’s Lace Up Project. This funding will provide a facility for those in rural communities to become more active in sport. Lakeland Canoe Club has purchased four new river kayak, paddles, spray decks, helmets and buoyancy aids as part of their 'Be Inspired, Kayaking For All’ project.
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