Keswick Town Council

Helping to serve the community of Keswick

Keswick is a thriving Cumbrian market town of approximately 4,800 residents situated just north of Derwentwater within the Lake District National Park. Set amid stunning scenery, Keswick has an active local community, a range of individual shops, a twice weekly market, two magnificent parks, Keswick Museum and Art Gallery and is home to Theatre by the Lake.

The town plays host to a range of festivals and events throughout the year and has a wide variety of attractions and holiday accommodation
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Keswick Town Council was created in 1974 and consists of 12 Councillors, elected by the people of the town every four years. The Town Council aims to provide high quality, accessible services to the community. If you cannot find the information you require from our website, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Services Frequently Asked About

Please click the buttons below to find out more information and contact details for these services we are asked about most frequently. For questions about other services and who to contact, please visit our Services Directory page


Cumberland Council manages most of the off street parking areas and Car Parks in Keswick. Information including parking fees and payment of fines is available on their website or you can telephone them on 0300 373 3730.


The public toilets in Bell Close & Lakeside Car Parks are owned and ran by Keswick Community Asset Company (KCAC).  There is a charge of 50p per customer.  Any issues/problems are to be reported to Danfo Tel: 01253 593141 (the management company working for KCAC).


The Highways Authority for Keswick is Cumberland Council.  To report a fault by phone call the Highways Dept. on 0300 373 3736 or report via the following weblink

Bin Collections

Bin collections are covered by Cumberland Council.  Please visit:

Lost Property

Please contact Cumbria Police Lost or Found Property – Cumbria Constabulary

Or dial 101 and select option 3


The Keswick Police Base is situated by the Keswick Ambulance Station on Penrith Road. (Please note: this is purely a Police base and not an office open to the public)


To contact a Police Officer/PCSO for all non-emergency enquiries ring 101


For emergencies dial 999

Holiday Nuisance Complaints

The number of holiday properties in Keswick has grown considerably in the last 3 years. In addition there is a trend of B&Bs to change use to large holiday lets, with owners that delegate all management to agencies. The council has received complaints from local residents about issues with holidays lets, including but not limited to: noise nuisance and anti-social behaviour, ‘party house’, poor maintenance and issues with litter.

Keswick Town Council has put together a form for residents of Keswick to fill in order to gather evidence on how widespread this issues is, and spot emerging trends, and it can then be reported to agencies that could help (MP, Cumberland Council, Lake District National Park Authority and the Police). Please fill in the form below.

Your name and address are required on the form, but this is for our own use – names and addresses will not be passed on without your permission. We intend to publish anonymised data and regularly report this to the Town Council.


    Anonymous reports cannot be followed up.



    Please be specific and include as much detail as possible

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