Privacy Policy

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Changes in this Privacy Statement

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Collection and Use of information

We respect your right to privacy. received your information from your submission to us or through one of our affiliates. is the owner of the information that you provided in any registration process. Your email address and any other identifying information that you give us will not be revealed to any third party, including any of the direct marketers who may use us to pass offers to you.

We use the information that you provided primarily to send you our newsletters. Moreover, the information subscribers give us is sometimes used to send prizes, verify legal age, and to send third-party mailings based on the interests that each individual subscriber has opted-in for. We may also collect and report to third parties (such as affiliates, content and service providers, and advertisers) aggregated information from our web site. For example, we may aggregate and report to third parties that X people purchased a particular product during a month, or that Y% of visitors to this web site are between the ages 25-34.

From time to time, we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you, therefore, have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code).

As is true of most web sites, we also gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and click stream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information like IP addresses and email addresses. However, this is solely for internal uses and used to verify appropriate registration methods.

Finally, may disclose subscriber information in response to subpoenas, court orders, and other legal processes.


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Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)

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Dalston Parish Plan and Design Statement





Dalston Parish Plan and Design Statement

Dalston's Parish Plan and the Parish Design Statement were both published in 2005. The Parish Plan was officially launched at a celebration in the Victory Hall on Saturday 3rd September 2005 - click here to read the report.

Parish Plans were proposed by central Government and promoted to all Parish Councils by The Countryside Agency.

Parish Plans were conceived as a chance for local people to have a say in how they would like their village or Parish to be.

The Design Statement, on the other hand, gives local people, in conjunction with the Parish Plan, the chance to have an influence on local planners on what their village or Parish should look like. Furthermore, the Design Statement can be adopted by the local planners as a planning tool to help with planning decisions. The Design Statement should be consulted by all Parishioners when considering a new planning project as it may assist them in the presentation of their plans for approval.

Our Design Statement examines the Parish with specific reference to Dalston village, Buckabank, Raughton Head and Stockdalewath, Gaitsgill and Raughton, Cumdivock, Unthank, Lingey, Cardewlees and Orton Grange, Nether Welton and, finally, Broadfield.

The production of both the Parish Plan and the Design Statement was a project involving a great deal of voluntary time from very many people both from within and from outside the Parish Council. The Parish Plan team and the Design Statement team were separate groups, although some people sat on both. Some of the essential work had to be paid for (administration, questionnaire analysis, printing etc.) but the vast majority of the time was given freely by members of the Parish. In addition to the above there were a number of people who were in the working groups and involved in the distribution of the Parish Plan.

The work on the Parish Plan was carried out by a Steering Committee and a number of specific groups of volunteers. Each group met separately and reported to the Steering Committee.

Quite early in the project the Steering Committee sadly lost John Ford who had very quickly made his mark. Despite his death the Committee often referred to the valuable 'roadmap' which he had carefully crafted in the first weeks of the project.

Although he did not attend any meetings the Design Statement team were particularly pleased to be able to include historical snapshots written by Ian Gray and the document is well worth reading, if for no other reason, than to read his contribution.

While it is sometimes not a good thing to single out individuals when a project is clearly the result of a team, special thanks should be accorded to the following:

Pauline Dalton for chairing the proceedings and for persauding the Parish Council that the production of a Parish Plan and Design Statement was vital for the future of the community.

Ian Turnbull for both leading the Environment Group and, more specifically, for writing the main drafts of the Design Statement. Without his clear view of the Parish as it is now and how it might look in the future, this part of the project might never have seen the light of day.

Liz Auld for her tireless attention to detail in co-ordinating the many drafts of both documents, working with the funders and ensuring that the printers produced the documents to such a high standard.

Parish Plan Team Design Statement Team
Pauline Dalton (chair) Pauline Dalston (chair)
John Ford Ian Turnbull
Ian Turnbull Bryan Craig
Bryan Craig Ronnie Auld
Michael Smillie Peter Garnett
Barry Bradley Peter Walsh
Alison Faulder Jeff Ebbatson
Jean Rawstron Ian Gray (historian)
Ronnie Auld Liz Auld (clerk)
John Jeff  
Peter Garnett  
Peter Walsh  
David Allen  
Liz Auld (clerk)  

The Parish Plan and Design Statement were both funded by The Countryside Agency, Cumbria County Council and Dalston Parish Council. Help was also provided by Voluntary Action Cumbria.

The design of the final documents was carried out most ably by Fullpoint Design Associates Ltd from Bowness-on-Windermere and we are also grateful to Christopher Hayton for his help and patience throughout many drafts.

We are also indebted to Chris Hardman from Carlisle City Council for his help and comments on the Design Statement.