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The latest news articles from Ulverston Town Council are listed below:

29 June 2020

Town Council Vacancy

Cllr Dr Bharath Rajan

17 June 2020

Cllr Dr Bharath Rajan
Ulverston Town Council is very sad to announce that Cllr Dr Bharath Rajan passed away on Monday evening 15 June. Cllr Rajan was councillor for central ward, Mayor of Ulverston from 2015 - 2016 and a former South Lakeland District Councillor. READ MORE

Wild About Trees in Ulverston?

26 May 2020

Wild About Trees in Ulverston?
Wild About Trees in Ulverston? We're launching a project to choose Ulverston's favourite tree. Send in a picture/painting or drawing of your favourite tree to us by the end of June. We'll choose 12 of the most popular and then ask for your vote for Ulverston's favourite tree! You can post it on this page, send it by email to or drop a copy into our office on Brodgen Street. We look forward to seeing them all and hopefully exhibit them. READ MORE

5 May 2020

Ulverston's Virtual VE Day
Ulverston's Virtual VE Day Music and Memories: Brass Bands would normally be at the heart of VE day anniversary celebrations all across the country, unfortunately these events have all been cancelled. Ulverston Town Band along with members of other brass bands across Furness and South Lakes and brass players from Ulverston Victoria High School will still be honouring those lost in the 2nd World War by playing the Last Post from their doorsteps, gardens, drives and bedroom windows. The Last Post is traditionally played by a bugler or a cornet player in the brass band, this year as the bands cannot be together we are encouraging all players to play if they wish so listen out for Tenor Horns, Baritones, Euphoniums, Trombones and even Tubas. Please join in if you can in a 2 minutes silence at 11am. Flags, floodlighting and a Cry for Peace Hoad Monument will be lit in red white and blue from Friday evening until Sunday evening and the Union flag will be raised on Friday Saturday and Sunday evening. The Town Mayor Cllr Sharon Webster and the High Sherriff - Mrs Julie Barton will privately lay flowers at the war memorial over the weekend. The Town Crier will read a virtual Cry for Peace which will be available on YouTube and the town councils website. Twinning. The town council has arranged for flowers to be placed on the War Memorial of our twin Town Albert in France for the VE day commemoration READ MORE

15 April 2020

High Sheriff Julie Barton
High Sheriff Julie Barton The Mayor of Ulverston Cllr Sharon Webster sends her warmest regards and best wishes to the newly appointed High Sheriff of Cumbria Julie Barton, from Ulverston. READ MORE

15 April 2020

Bonfires on Allotments
Bonfires on Allotments: The town council is asking all allotment tenants to not light bonfires on the councils 7 allotment sites during the current epidemic crisis and the recent spell of dry weather. We do not want to potentially cause any additional work for the emergency services. READ MORE

15 April 2020

Mayors Foodbank Donation
Mayors Food Bank Donation The Town Mayor Cllr Sharon Webster has donated £1000.00 from her charitable fund raising to the Ulverston Food Bank. Cllr Webster said “The food bank does a wonderful job of supporting people in need and I wanted to support them this year in the invaluable work they do during this crisis and throughout the year” READ MORE

25 March 2020

News Release
Ulverston Town Council News Release. March 24 2020 The town council meetings are cancelled for April and May, together with all of the councils committee meetings. Council has also taken the decision to cancel Civic Sunday and the Annual Town Meeting. The Mayor will still make awards from the Mayors fund raising during the year. The Annual Report will be available on line in May. These decisions have been taken by the Council’s executive committee comprising the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Leader and Deputy leader of both parties and their deputies and the chair of the emergency resilience group, together with the clerk. Cllr Sharon Webster will remain as Town Mayor for 2020/2021 and Cllr Amanda Rigg will remain in post as Deputy Mayor for 2020/2021 All VE day events are cancelled, although the Mayor will lay a wreath privately on May 8th to commemorate this important anniversary. The town council has produced a list of shops and businesses that deliver from home, are supporting the Ulverston Covid Volunteer group by enabling volunteers to collect ID passes; assisting the Food Bank by signing vouchers and have a small quantity of emergency food supplies. The town council can also confirm that all of its 7 allotment sites will remain open together with the public conveniences in the Gill, which are thoroughly cleaned daily. It has also been agreed that whilst the monument will not open at Easter, it will be lit in blue for the next few weeks to support and thank the NHS and Blue Light staff The office is still staffed and we will do our best to help all callers. 01229 585778. READ MORE

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