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BELL BRIDGE & BELL LONNING, Sebergham - (update September 2017) 

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Bell Bridge, Welton, collapsed on 27th January 2016, one of many bridges damaged by storms during the previous month.  This bridge was constructed in 1772, and was a Grade II listed structure built to replace an earlier bridge, also washed away by storms.  A section of Bell Lonning between Bell Bridge & Sebergham Bridge was also undermined by the storm.

Cumbria County Council (CCC) has awarded contracts to Story Contracting Ltd to design and construct the replacement bridge & to repair the road.  At the Sebergham Parish Council meeting on 26th July, Officers from CCC and its contractor gave a report on the latest situation.  

Bell Bridge - Work has commenced and is programmed to be completed by late November.  A commemorative feature and plaque are being agreed and will be installed adjacent to the bridge.  

Bell Lonning - Following a meeting with CCC officers attended by the Chairman and Cllr Duncan Fairbairn, and supported by correspondence from Rory Stewart MP, on 10th July CCC announced that they would re-open this road to light traffic as a temporary measure, and develop a final solution for delivery in 2018.  However, CCC Officers have since confirmed that the 'dive report' which examined the foundations has revealed that the remedial safety work required is more extensive than first thought,  and that it may not be possible to re-open the road before the end of the year.  

Concerns have been expressed at the continuing delays, and that to date, CCC still has no clear proposals for the future of this road and its re-opening to all traffic, and that they are still considering options.  Officers stated that repairs to enable HGVs to use the road would be extremely costly and, when questioned, were unable to confirm whether funding for this has been made earmarked.  Further meetings with senior CCC officers will be sought with a view to achieving resolution.


  Public Footpaths 251010 and 251032 have been re-routed to allow work to be undertaken;

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The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 

commencing at 7:30 pm in Welton Village Hall


Parish Council meetings take place on the fourth Wednesday of alternate months

commencing at 7:30 p.m. in Welton Village Hall unless otherwise stated 

These are open meetings which members of the public are welcome to attend



The recycling bins on Welton village green have been replaced with new 'Co-mingled' Bins which now enable glass bottles & jars, metal cans and plastic bottles to be recycled in the same container. 

Further information can be obtained from the village noticeboard,

by contacting Allerdale BC on 01900 702800,







For a report on the current situation with Broadband in Sebergham Parish - click here

Further information regarding delivery of broadband services by Cumbria County Council is available on  



Rural Wheels Travel Service 

Cumbria County Council's Rural Wheels transport scheme provides a travel service to address the lack of good public transport for people living in rural areas. It provides door-to-door transport for people when required, and at a reasonable cost.  For further information click here 

Highways Hotline

The most effective way for members of the public to report potholes and other damage to the surface of roads, or any other highways issues, is to telephone Cumbria County Council's Highways Hotline on 0300 303 2992 or to submit them on-line here.  Alternatively, Peter Pearson maintains contact with the Highways Steward on behalf of the Parish Council and any issues can be reported to Peter click here.

For further details about the County Council's Highways Hotline click here

Home Fire Safety Visits For details of the County Council's new arrangements to provide Home Fire Safety Visits, click here