Town Council Services

The Town Council is one of a number of authorities providing public services in Keswick and has specific responsibility for the following:


The Town Council took on a 7 year lease for an allotment site at the Hawthorns, Penrith Road in 2009. This provides 10 plots which are all currently tenanted. We maintain a waiting list for those who would like a plot so please get in touch if you think allotmenteering is for you!

There is also an allotment site at Castlehead in Keswick which is privately owned and managed by
PF&K land agency (Tel: 01768 866611 or email:

Download - Allotment Application Form

Banner sites

The Town Council manages three sites for banner displays in Keswick – there is one at each side of the Moot Hall on the Market Square and a third one on Station Street. If you would like to use these sites to advertise your event you will need to comply with the terms of use and planning regulations, please contact the office for further details. There is a charge for use of these sites which is restricted to Keswick-based events.

Busking Badges

The Council operates a voluntary code of conduct for buskers wanting to perform in the town centre. Further details can be downloaded here or you can contact the office for further information.

Christmas Lights

The Council works in partnership with local businesses to provide the annual Christmas lighting display and organises the switch on event which is the focus for an afternoon and evening of festive entertainment. Details of this year’s event can be viewed on


The Council has facilitated a number of events for national celebrations such as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Torch Relay in 2012 and a successful Midsummer Festival took place in June 2016.

Details of events happening in the Keswick area can be viewed on

Floral displays

Keswick has an enviable reputation for winning accolades in the annual ‘In Bloom’ competitions and the Town Council works in partnership with Keswick in Bloom to ensure that this reputation continues to be well deserved.

War Memorials

The Town Council maintains the War Memorial situated at the junction of Penrith Road and Station Road.


The Council allocates funds each year to make annual grants to local groups. Please click below for guidelines on these grants. The deadline for applications is usually the end of September and the grants are payable from the following May.

 Download - Community Grant Guidelines

Please click below to download a grant application form. Alternatively you can contact us on 017687 73607 to request an application form through the post.

Download - Grant Application Form 2016 (Word document)

Download - Grant Application Form 2016 (PDF)


The Town Council is the sole trustee for Hope and Fitz Parks and the Townsfield and is responsible for the management and development of these areas.

See Parks & Open Spaces section for further details


Markets take place in Keswick every Thursday and Saturday – these are managed by Geraud Limited on behalf of Allerdale Borough Council. For information contact the Markets Manager, Phil Byers on 07753 934540 or Allerdale Borough Council (tel: 0303 123 1702