The Town Council is one of a number of authorities providing public services in Keswick. Expand the sections below to see the specific responsibilies for the following:

The Town Council took on a 7 year lease for an allotment site at the Hawthorns, Penrith Road in 2009, this was extended for a further 7 years in 2017. 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:

The Council operates a voluntary code of conduct for buskers wanting to perform in the town centre.

Further details can be downloaded here Busking Badge T & Cs – Rules -October 2022 or you can contact the office for further information.


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 the event can be viewed on

To contact Keswick Town Council’s Events Co-ordinator (for Town Council organised events ONLY) email

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

To contact Keswick Town Council’s Events Co-ordinator (for Town Council organised events ONLY) email

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.

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.

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