Dates of the 2024/2025 meetings of Bridekirk Parish Council

Meetings have recently taken place of the second Wednesday of the month.
As from June 2024, meetings will normally be held on the second Thursday of the month.

Thursday 11th July 2024

Thursday 12th September 2024

Thursday 14th November 2024

Thursday 12th December 2024

Thursday 9th January 2025

Thursday 13th March 2025

Meetings do not usually take place in August.
Meeting dates are always subject to change if circumstances so dictate.

Police Emergencies and non-urgent problems. Police Non-Emergency Number: 101 if there is no urgency, otherwise call 999

There is a is a fully automated system to register your business or home onto various "watch" schemes providing you with messages relating to any suspicious activity or opportunist crime in your area. This is to be found at It also enables you to report any suspicious activity in your area immediately to the Police and other users of the schemes. If you have any information you wish to share but do not want to be seen at home then please feel free to e-mail at More information is on the Cumbria Police website at

Bridekirk Church History Booklet
04 July 2023

A History of Bridekirk Church

This a copy of the official Bridekirk Church history booklet.

Cockermouth Area Walks
22 January 2022

Walking in Cumbria
Cockermouth walks to download and print FREE! Click Here

Highways Hotline - Info about roadworks/closures etc.
25 August 2021

The link below will give up to date information on roadworks/closures etc.

Click here for Highways Hotline

M-Sport Dovenby Test Track
16 June 2021

A communication has been received from M Sport relating to noise management on the use of the new test track.

You will find a copy of the letter to download at the bottom of this page.

There is a means of communicating with M Sport over this matter mentioned below:-

Good Afternoon

You may be aware that Allerdale’s Development Panel approved our application ADD/2020/0001 yesterday, therefore we will be starting to operate the M-Sport Evaluation Centre test track imminently.

I just wanted to get in touch with you about how you can contact us regarding our use of the track. We have just published a new website,, which is dedicated to informing the local community about our use of the track, and includes a calendar of our planned use and contact details.

I also wanted to let you know about the letter that we’ve just distributed to residents of Dovenby and other properties close to the Dovenby Hall Estate – I have attached a copy of this letter for your records. Please feel free to share this with anyone you consider necessary.

Many Thanks


Katie Ridley – Track Controller, M-Sport Ltd.

T: +44 (0)1900 828 888

Action with Communities in Rural England Rural evidence project - Bridekirk Parish
19 February 2021

Action with Communities in rural England. Rural exidence project October 2013.

Rural community profile for Bridekirk Parish

Obviously this information is old, but it is still of interest.

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House Location Maps
31 May 2020

Locations of village housing are detailed via the links below:-

The recent new housing developments have been included on the plans.

Footpaths leaflet
31 May 2020

In 2001 Margaret and the late John Thorpe produced a footpaths map of the parish of Bridekirk.

The original was a paper copy, which is now reproduced here as a downloadable document.

If you are printing these pages, it is recommended that you download the files and print from Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Do not try to print from your web browser, as it may print small images of the pages.

Make sure your printer driver is set to print A4 and Landscape format.

Why not download these pages to your smartphone, so you can carry them with you?

It is interesting to see the photograph of Rook Farm as it was before its redevelopment for housing.