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The Parish of Dalston is situated a few miles south west of Carlisle in the County of Cumbria. The Parish consists of the village of Dalston, including Bridge End, and the hamlets of Raughton Head, Stockdalewath, Gaitsgill, Cumdivock, Unthank, Lingey and Cardewlees. The total population of the parish is 2590 with 1140 houses in Dalston village and the hamlets. About 63% of the population reside in Dalston village and Bridge End (* figures from 2011 census).

Victory Hall
Dalston Victory Hall, almost 100 years since it was built, is about to enter a completely new phase of it's life. The management committee is applying for planning to undertake a major renovation. This will make the Victory Hall more suited to 21st Century use and give it life for a further 100 years, hopefully. Committee member John Atkinson has developed a new Victory Hall website which you can access by clicking here.

Dalston in Bloom

Dalston wins 7 trophies at the Cumbria in Bloom Award Ceremony in Silloth on 21st September 2017. A full list of all the awards is available here. Click image below to enlarge.

National Park Trophy Best Large Village (Gold) - Kimberly Clark Trophy Best Village Overall (Gold) - Cumbria County Council Carlisle Local Committee Trophy for Achievement in the District - Cavendish Trophy for Greening Grey Britain Grange Garden Group - Dalston Medical Centre - Lakeland Limited Trophy for Best Retail/Hospitality Bowling Club - Continental Landscapes Trophy Special Category The Forge, High Forge and Bishop's Mill - St Michael's School Schools Category Shield for Container Gardening (Outstanding) - Tidy Village (Large) Runner-Up

It's Your Neighbourhood Awards

Grange Garden Group - Dalston Medical Centre (Outstanding)
Dalston Jubilee Garden Group (Thriving)
Dalston Station Gardeners (Thriving)

Dalston Festival 2017

Follow the progress of Dalston Festival 2017 over the course of the week

Pictures will be posted when available

Click here for the Festival pages

Dalston in Bloom 2017 Judge's Tour Pictures - click here to view

Dalston Neighbourhood Plan

Carlisle City Council Compliance Checklist

Regulation 16 Consultation
On the Submitted Dalston Parish Neighbourhood RESPONSE FORM

Dalston Neighbourhood Plan is rapidly coming to the final stages. The Submission Draft has been presented to Carlisle District Council. The City Council will appoint an Inspector who may of may not request alterations to the submitted draft.

The next stage will be a final public consultaion and referendum.

We are hoping that the final version of the Dalston Neighbourhood Plan will become law later in 2017.

Click to go to Neighbourhood Plan

On the left find links to key Carlisle City Council progress documents (please rotate the checklist for ease of reading)

The consultation document is available for you to respond to the Dalston Neighbourhood Plan Submission Draft V19.4LQ.

Christmas Trees in St Michael's

18 sponsored and decorated Christmas Trees in St Michael's Church. Lots of Dalstonians and visitors came into the Church to see the trees and listen to the Border Concert Band.

Click here for pictures.

Dalston Christmas Market 2016

The 2016 Christmas Market was bigger than ever before with huge crowds coming out to see and buy from the many stalls.

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Dalston in Bloom 2017 - click here to view

The aftermath of the December 2015 storms

One of the parishes iconic bridges, the Grade II Bell Bridge on the boundary of Dalston parish, collapsed on 27th January 2016. The following pictures were taken by Stuart Walker and Jonny Mitchell - Source: News and Star.

According to Mannix & Whellan, History, Gazetteer and Directory of Cumberland, 1847, and reported by Steve Bulman "Bell Bridge, about a mile lower down the river [from Sebergham], consists of one lofty arch, erected in 1772, on the site of a very feeble one, which was swept away by a great flood in 1771". This was the exceptional storm which caused part of the Tyne Bridge to be washed away.

Some of the last pictures taken of Bell Bridge

Dalston feels the effect of Storm Desmond - 5th December 2015

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Dalston is currently prepararing a Neighbourhood Plan. This is a community led spatial plan which has statutory backing from the Localism Act 2011. A Neighbourhood Plan can:

  • Decide where and what type of development should happen in an area.
  • Include policies, such as design standards, which take precedence over existing local planning policies.

The proposal to carry out a Neighbourhood Plan was announced at the recent Annual Parish Meeting. Leaflets were distributed to enable residents to start the involvement process through a very simple questionnaire. If you have such a questionnaire, please ensure that you return this to the Dalston Co-op drop box or post through the Forge Green letter box.

Volunteers are required to assist the steering group. If you are interested in helping with this process, please contact the Clerk here.

The GRANGE is the new 121 house development in Dalston starting spring 2014. Click the map below to view a larger version and click here to view the full list of street and road names in the development.

Date Event

Dalston Recreation Association - 07736855050 (Anne McKerrell)
Dalston Victory Hall - 01228 711183 (Jane Clark)
Email: sec.victoryhall@outlook.com 
Parish Clerk - 01228 712766 (Sue Milburn)