Beckermet with Thornhill Parish Council, Cumbria.Beckermet with Thornhill Parish Council, Cumbria.
General Parish News for the last 18 months
14th July 2021

July Parish Council Meeting



20th May 2021

War Memorial Restoration

War Memorial Names 1914/18

After some considerable delay due to difficulty in obtaining quotes for the proposed renovation work on our War Memorial at Beckermet Cemetery, then further problems encountered with inclement weather and the Covid-19 pandemic, we eventually managed, with the skills and expertise of our contractor, Clive Hasley Memorials Ltd, to get our memorial thoroughly cleaned and all the lettering repainted.

War Memorial Names 1939/45

This was reported at our Parish Council meeting last night, 19th May 2021, when we resumed face to face meetings. The Parish Council is very happy with the work carried out and hopefully it should be many years before the memorial requires any further work.

The Council agreed a budget of over £1000 for this work and we hope parishioners are happy with this work.

I believe this is the least we can do, and only fitting and appropriate for those of this Parish who paid the ultimate sacrifice in serving their country in two World Wars.

War Memorial Names plaque

Cllr Sam Meteer
Chairman Beckermet with Thornhill Parish Council.

18 February 2021

Delek Humphreys

Councillor Derek Humphreys has retired for personal reasons and the Parish Council would like to extend their thanks for his dedicated service to the Parish.

23rd January 2021

Parish Precept 2021/22


At our virtual meeting using Zoom on Wednesday 20th January 2021, the Council agreed its precept and budget proposals for the Financial year April 2021 to March 2022. The Council has agreed a precept total  of £13,000 which is the same as last year, and in fact, the same amount which the Parish has requested for a considerable number of previous years.


This precept works out at approximately 47p  per week for a Band D property which is around  the middle band of the Council Tax Table.


The budget agreed for the 2021 / 2022 financial year has been agreed at £16,000 with £1800 being taken from reserves.


The Council will continue to use Parish Council Tax Payers money in a responsible and prudent way, and hope to ensure we strive to do our best for all residents of the Parish.


My thanks go to all our  hard working members, and our Clerk, Gillian Threader, all of whom are necessary to run the Council. My thanks also goes to Donna McGhee who runs our website, without seeking any reward or thanks. Donna has carried out, and continuous, to do an enormous amount of work relating to our Parish Council website.


Sam Meteer

Chairman. 23rd January 2021.


12 December 2020

Christmas Greeting

07th July 2020

COVID-19 Notice - Beckermet Playpark Opening

The Playparks in Beckermet are now open again. Please read the Notice on the playpark gates before use.

1st May 2020

COVID-19 Notice - Cumbria County Council Trading Standards COVID-19 Scam advice

Two documents have been posted to the Local Links page giving advice regarding common scams that have arisen during the COVID-19 crisis. Click on the documents to view them full size.

30th March 2020

COVID-19 Notice - Playpark closures

The Parish play parks in Thornhill and Beckermet (School Green and Millfields) have been closed until further notice.