Working with Cumbria County Council, Eden District Council and National Highways (A66 project)

Murton Parish Council is the lowest tier of local government and works closely with Eden District Council and Cumbria County Council.

Cumbria County Council manages many key services in Murton Parish. These topics are raised regularly at Parish Council meetings.  Residents are encouraged to have the details to hand and raise the problems direct by:

Completing the highways online reporting form found on the Cumbria County Council website, OR
Calling the Highways Hotline on 0300 303 2992.

The online reporting form will take approximately 3 minutes to complete and will guide you to provide essential information that our team requires to effectively assess your report.  By using either method to report and providing an email address when prompted, you will receive updates on your report from Cumbria Highways.

To report you will need the following:

• The location of the problem, you can either plot the location on a map, use the closest postcode or what3words
• Photographs or supporting documentation if you have any

Highways-related emergency reports

The Highways Hotline and online service is monitored between the hours of 08:30 – 17:00, Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays. Any report logged outside of these times will be reviewed on the next working day. If you need to report a Highways related emergency outside these hours, please contact 0300 303 2992.

Murton Parish is in the Appleby Division of Cumbria County Council. The County Councillor representing this Division is:

Andy Connell
11 Mill Hill, Appleby in Westmorland, CA16 6UR
Tel: 07795 224 544

Eden District Council manages some services in Murton Parish which are often raised at Parish Council meetings. It also manages the local elections, and registration of Parish Councillors.

The most frequent topics are covered on the Eden District Council website:

Murton Parish is in the Warcop Ward of Eden District Council. The District Councillor representing this Ward is:

William Patterson
George Gill House, Coupland Beck, Appleby in Westmorland, CA16 6LN
Tel: 0771 858 4323


Here is the link to the A66 Northern Trans-Pennine project to upgrade the route from Penrith to Scotch Corner.  The Parish Council will aim to provide an update on this project at each meeting  in particular how it will affect access to Hilton across Warcop Range.