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Press Releases and Local News

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Our press releases are listed below with the most recent visible at the top. New press releases will be added as they are issued. If you have any queries, please get in touch by email or ring Penrith Town Council Office. Tel. 01768 899 773

Press Releases By Date – Penrith Town Council

Neighbourhood Plan Press Releases

In addition to the above, the Town Council has organised regular press releases in relation to the Neighbourhood Plan.


6th May 2019: 10.00am – 17.00. FREE ENTRY

The Carnival, organised by the Lions of Penrith, starts at 10am with street entertainment, charity stalls, food stalls, a funfair and many attractive and interesting displays.

May Queen crowned at 2.30pm. Grand parade starts at 3pm at Penrith Leisure Centre

Entertainment is provided for all ages and musical tastes. The highlight of the day is the crowning of the May Queen and Grand Parade through the town when many local groups participate accompanied by bands and youth musicians.


Penrith is entered for Cumbria and Britain in Bloom Competitions, 2019.

Penrith has entered the Cumbria in Bloom competition, 2019 and has been selected as one of 71 finalists chosen from across the UK for the Britain in Bloom Competition, 2019.

Chairman of Britain in Bloom judging panel, Darren Share said:

“Britain in Bloom isn’t just about spectacular floral displays and making our villages, towns and cities beautiful to live in and visit. Many of this year’s finalists are on the frontline of tackling some of the UK’s biggest challenges such as climate change, plastic waste on beaches and declining pollinator populations.”

Judges will visit the finalists listed below over a two week period from 29th July, 2019.