Pennington Parish Council
Chairperson: Lorraine Thompson
Pennington Parish Council meets every second Monday of the month, except for August.
Meetings are held in the Bertram Room at the Parish Rooms and start at 7.00pm.
Members of the public are always welcome to join the meetings.
Pennington is a rural/ civil parish with a population of around 2,008 people on the Furness Peninsula in the county of Cumbria in North West England. Its post code district is LA12 and its dialling code is 01229.
Police and Fire services are provided by Cumbria. The Ambulance Service is a North West regional facility.
The parish is part of the Barrow and Furness parliamentary constituency and the current MP is Simon FELL. There are eight MEPs who represent the North West of England including Pennington in the European Parliament.
Before 1974 it was part of Lancashire. The parish of Pennington is 1 mile west of the small market town of Ulverston and 7 miles north east of the larger industrial town of Barrow.
There are various hamlets in the parish, including Carkettle, Cross-a-Moor, Harlock, Horace, Holebiggerah, Rathmoss, and Walthwaite.
Swarthmoor is the largest village and was named after its location on the Swarth ( sweart meaning black) Moor, and was formerly a marsh covered moorland. Situated on the outskirts of the village is Swarthmoor Hall, where in 1652 George Fox founded the Quaker movement.
Loppergarth is a smaller village whose name derives from its origins as a leper colony.
Map of the Parish
Boundaries of Pennington Parish