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Bob Brown

Ward: Town

Party: Labour


22 Alexander Road, LA12 ODE

Tel No:


Email: b.brown@ulverstoncouncil.org.uk

Committees and External Organisations:
  • Finance and General Purpose Committee
  • Ulverston – Albert Twinning Association
  • Borderlands
Declaration of Interest:



Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the following arrangements have been made in Ulverston to mark her death and the accession of King Charles III to the throne.


Sunday 11 September 3.30pm

Procession to mark the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II and the proclamation of King Charles III

The Mayor will lead a procession from New Market Street to the war memorial for a short community service to pay tribute to the Queen and His Majesty King Charles III.

Ulverston Town Band will play, and there will be a short service led by Churches Together in Ulverston.

Members of the community are most welcome to attend, take part in the procession, and gather at the War Memorial to lay flowers.

After the service St Mary’s Parish Church bells will ring.


Books of Condolence

Can be signed at the Coronation Hall from 10am – 5pm every day

including the date of the funeral.


Floral Tributes

Flowers can be laid at the War Memorial.

We respectfully request that all plastic wrapping is removed so the flowers can be used to make compost. The town council will then use this to plant an Oak tree in memory of Her Majesty.



The flags are at half mast at the town council office, Market Place, Hoad Hill, and the war memorial.


Hoad Monument

The monument will be floodlit in purple for the duration of the period of mourning.


Charter Festival

The Charter Festival has been cancelled as a mark of respect.

A590 Cross-a-Moor improvement scheme

A590 Cross-a-Moor improvement scheme – Main Road and Cross-a-Moor road closures

A planned closure along the full length of Main Road, Swarthmoor and Cross-a-Moor. These closures are needed to allow us to safely carry out the drainage connection and kerb installation for the new link roads.

Main Road

We plan to close Main Road for two weekends:

  • From Saturday 5 to Monday 7 February, between the hours of 6am and 6am
  • From Saturday 12 to Monday 14 February, between the hours of 6am and 6am

During the first weekend we will be installing drainage across Main Road, the second weekend closure allows us to install new kerbs. This means that from Monday 14 February the road layout will change slightly.

There will be no through route between Trinkeld Avenue and the A590 while works are carried out. The residents that access properties from Main Road will be able to use the
A590 junction – including the right-hand turn – to ensure access is maintained across both weekends. All other traffic accessing Swarthmoor will be required to follow the
signed diversion route.

Please note that when the closure is removed, the right-hand turn ban will be back in force. The map below outlines the diversion route, no through route and new road layout.

Click here to view map


The road between Cross-a-Moor and the Pennington Nursery will be closed from Monday 14 to Friday 18 February, between the hours of 6am and 4pm, to complete drainage installation for the new link road.
There will be no through route between the A590 and Pennington Nursery, residents of Cross-a-Moor will be able to access their properties from the A590 only. All other traffic will be required to follow a signed diversion route, however, access for emergency services will always be maintained. Our site team will also be in place to assist you if required.

For more information, please see the maps below or visit the scheme’s dedicated webpage: www.nationalhighways.co.uk/our-work/north-west/a590-cross-a-moor.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this work may cause you. If you have any queries, contact us on 0300 123 5000 or via email at: info@highwaysengland.co.uk.

Click here to see map.

Steve Mason
Project Manager

Ulverston’s Charter Market Fun Day

The annual celebration of Ulverston’s Market Charter which was signed by King Edward 1 at Carlisle in 1280,  will be held on Saturday 11 September in the town centre from 11 – 3.30.  This years family fun event includes children’s activities, model railway rides, balloon modelling, plus lots of stalls and music throughout the door. The Deatbeats will be making a welcome return to the town centre together with  saxophone quartet – Raggazza plus Blast Furness and Furness Morris.  Northern Potters will also be taking part and will have gorgeous pottery items for sale plus there is an opportunity to have a turn at using a potter’s wheel. There will be free face painting and henna hand decoration.

At 1pm we will be holding a family dog show. The Mayor will make awards in a number of categories including the dog with the waggiest tail, cutest puppy and the dog who looks most like its owner

Ulverston WalkFest, 11th-19th September

The 2021 Festival will be held from Saturday 11th to Sunday 19th September.

Changes from the normal festival are:

  • Walks will be free.
  • There will be fewer walks allowing smaller groups, using our for usual walk leaders.
  • A printed programme will not be produced, to allow for the any changes in Coronavirus guidance.
  • Car sharing will not be arranged.
  • Walkers will be invited to book in for a walk by emailing ulverstonwalks@gmail.com. However late changes will be acceptable and the aim is to estimate the size of groups to allow for an appropriate number of leaders.

COVID-19 Measures – Any measures to try and mitigate the transmission of the virus will be added under the WALK NOTES tab at the time of the festival, based on current Government guidance and common sense.

The organisation of the team has also changed. We welcome John Wealthall, a long-standing walk leader, as our Chairman, overseeing a number of other members of the team of walk leaders in putting together future programmes in a similar way to before but with no committee as such. Contact details are given under the ‘About Us’ tab.

*2022 – We look forward to a return to the traditional and full festival, in its 22nd year, currently planned for Saturday 23rd April to Monday 2nd May 2022.

Jess Gillam has been awarded an MBE

Town Mayor Cllr Bob Brown:

Many Congratulations to Jess Gillam on being awarded an MBE for Services to Music. Ulverston is very proud of you. You are an inspiration to many of our younger musicians.

Gas works held up at Canal

Cadent Gas were supposed to commence work on and around the canal towpath this weekend and had issued a towpath closure notice.   The town council has spoken to the company who didn’t come to site this weekend and have been informed that a local issue prevented them starting work.   They hope that this will be resolved in the next few weeks. The town council has asked them to make sure that information is put on the tow path and publicised through the media and social media and the town council councillors are informed together with  the Ulverston Canal ReverbNation Group so we can all inform the community

Assistant Town Clerk (Part Time)

Ulverston Town Council  is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to develop manage and deliver projects and support the work of the town clerk.

This is a part time post and the salary scale is £24,799 – £25,481.00 (pro rata)

If you think this could be the job for you, then download the person specification and the job description.  Interviews will be held on Wednesday 30 June and Thursday 1 July.

If you would like an informal chat, please call the town clerk Jayne Kendall on 01229 585778.

Click here for Full Job Description and here for spec.


Ulverston Lantern Festival

Great News.  Ulverston Lantern Festival will take place this year on Saturday 25 September. The festival is organised by a volunteer committee who have announced that the theme will be ‘favourite things’. More details on lantern making workshop venues will be announced in the next few months.https://ulverstonlanternfestival.org/

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Email: admin@ulverstoncouncil.org.uk

Ulverston Town Council Office
County Square
LA12 7LZ