A community parish,
for residents and visitors

Askam and Ireleth is in an idyllic location on the Southern shore of the Duddon Estuary

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The Parish Council

The Parish Council was established in 1987 and has 8 elected members and a Clerk. It aims to work for and with the community to benefit and enhance the village for residents and visitors.

  • The Parish Council meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (except August) at 7.15 pm alternating between the Rankin Hall, Askam and the Temperance Hall, Ireleth.
  • Members of the public are most welcome to attend these meetings.
  • Elected members from the Borough Council, Cumbria County Council and Community Police also attend.

The Parish Council is a member of the Cumbria Association of Local Councils and receive guidance and training from them.

Meetings Minutes

Once a month the committee meet and discuss a range of interests. These meetings are documented in the form of miniutes.

The recorded document is available to the public, it includes public questions, actioned items, reports from the police, planning applications and much more.

Annual Accounts

Every year Askam and Ireleth publish its Annual Accounts. Click below to view the latest audit.

Who are we?

The Parish Council currenty has 8 Councillors and a Clerk. Click below to view our committee biographys.

Our Community

Our Community has many services including a Medical Centre, Library and Worship. Click below to find out more.

Parish Plan

Community Led Planning

community led

A Community-led Parish Plan is a document produced by the Parish Council with input from the local community in order to set out a vision for the future and outline what can be achieved in an Action Plan, which is used to address a wide range of both problems and opportunities facing the local community.

Askam and Ireleth’s latest Parish Plan was published in July 2019 and is for the next 5 years. This new plan will assist the Parish Council, Barrow Borough Council and Cumbria County Council with developing and implementing policies and plans for our district. It is very important that the whole of the community had the opportunity to have their say and this has been incorporated into the latest edition of the plan.

The revised Action Plan, is available, please contact us for a copy.

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Safe and Secure

Askam and Ireleth Safety

CCTV Protocol


Askam and Ireleth Parish Council and Cumbria Police are responsible for the management of three public realm Closed Circuit Television Camera (CCTV) systems which it operates on Duke Street. Read More

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Community Police

PCSO Louise Perry

If you would like to discuss any issues please do not hesitate to make contact by calling 101 Ext 45252 or via e-mail at:[email protected] Read More