Apologies made and big steps forward to be taken! 

We had a very successful meeting on August 3rd 2016 with Cumbria County Council.

The outcome is this:

1. CCC have apologised for the lack of communication and agreed to communicate with us on all issues going forward.

2. CCC are now in a position to beat the original timeline of Sept 2017, and they are totally confident the bridge will be completed by Easter 2017, but will do everything they can to have it finished even sooner, if possible.

3. The Ground Investigation team will start in 2 weeks.

4. CCC confirmed that they are appointing a Design and Build contractor within a matter of days and need to build a single span bridge to alleviate future flooding. The design needs to be similar to how it was before (without parapets to help flood water), in order that the project is not held up any longer.

5. They are going to work with us in partnership so we can add value to what the Council are doing, and work together to try to make this happen sooner.

David Brockbank

Staveley Mill Yard

Councillor Stan Collins


Storm surpassing all Living Memory

On Friday 4th December 2015, a weather system began that was to bring the worst storm to hit the region in living memory. In Staveley, the winds began to squall and rain fell over-night on Friday and by Saturday Morning, the river was already high with the prospect of another 8 inches to fall.

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Many people took it upon themselves to move out of their homes. By 2pm, the river was swelling and the rain was incessant. As darkness fell, the river continued to rise until approximately 10/11pm where the levels plateaued. By then, much damage had been done and most of the roads in the village had flooded due to the drains backing-up. The Park Farm flood plain was put to full use and the river levels then began to drop until the next morning where it was a noticeable 2ft lower than the night before.

Whilst it was traumatising for all of us, we were lucky enough not to experience the terrible levels which Kendal received. Our thoughts are with them all.

See more here: BBC: Storm Desmond: Schools, hospitals and transport disrupted by flooding

Welcome to Staveley

Staveley is a village set in between Kendal and Windermere is set in a beautiful part of The Lake District National Park.

In the village we are proud to have a number of public services and some fantastic businesses which draw a number of locals and visitors every day.

Staveley is 0.515 km and has a population of 1,384 (census 2011), an increase of over 100 people in the village when compared with figures from 2001.

Staveley is nestled between other fantastic villages; Kentmere, Ings, Burneside and Crook which all hold their own treasures.