Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II
21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022

Keswick Town Council offers its condolences to the Royal Family on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Her duty, service and devotion to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth was unparalleled. We have lived in a truly golden Elizabethan age, the likes of which we will never see again.

Keswick Town Council join with people around the world in mourning her loss.

“I am sure the whole of Keswick will share my deep sadness at the loss of our Queen, the mother of our nation. Our condolences to all members of the Royal Family whose loss is deeply felt. She has been a constant presence in all our lives and truly inspirational in her devotion to duty and service to the country. As we reflect on her reign of 70 years, despite all the difficulties in recent times, she put a smile on our face when we needed it.

I have my own personal memories when I met the Queen on a visit to the New Building and Sports Hall at Keswick School when it moved to a single site in 1998. I am sure many will have similar recollections on previous visits to Keswick over the years.

We will all remember where we were on the day of this sad news but her memory will live on through our new King Charles III and his extended family as an example of how we should all live our lives in a spirit of compassion and friendship to others.”

– Mayor of Keswick, Steve Harwood

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
for more information visit www.keswick.org.

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


Allerdale Borough Council manages most of the off street parking areas in Keswick. Information including parking fees and payment of fines is available on their website www.allerdale.gov.uk or you can telephone them on 0303 1231702.


The public toilets in Bell Close & Lakeside Car Parks are owned and ran by Keswick Community Asset Company (KCAC).  There is a charge of 40p 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 Cumbria County Council. To report a fault by phone, call the Highways Hotline on 0300 303 2992 (answer phone service evenings, weekends and public holidays) or or report via the following weblink http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transport/highways-pavements/reporting-problem-on-highway/WDM/default.asp.

Highways Emergencies

Please report any highways emergencies through the highways emergency telephone number – 0300 303 2992 during office hours and via the police between 5pm and 8.30am on 101

Lost Property

Please visit:  Cumbria.police.uk/Services/General-Services/Lost-and-Found-Property.aspx

Or dial 101 and select option 3


The Keswick Police Base is situated in the Council Offices at 50 Main Street. (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

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