Brougham Parish Council is a small parish situated in the Eden Valley in Eastern Cumbria.

At the 2011 census the Parish had 277 permanent residents. The Parish includes the historic sites of Brougham Castle & Brougham Hall and is bounded on its north and east side by the rivers Lowther, Eamont and Eden. It also includes Center Parcs holiday complex.

Brougham Parish Council represents the views of residents of the parish to local, regional and national organisations on a range of issues. Parish Councils are consulted on planning applications and have an opportunity to comment and respond.

Meetings take place approximately every two months, and notice of meetings will be published one week prior to the meetings on the noticeboards and on this website. In the absence of any public building or room in the parish, the council meets in the homes of the Councillors. The address of the meeting will be given on the agenda. Public are welcome to attend. The next meeting date is set at the previous one, to ensure that the council is quorate.

There are 5 seats on the council:

Sarah Harden (Chair)

Richard Stables

Gordon Rigg

Peter Ballingall

Nick Ellery

For Further information or should you wish to apply for a vacancy on the parish council, please contact the clerk Sophie Fancott-Beynon at or on

For further detail, including Register of Interests for each member, go to Westmorland & Furness Council.

The following link leads to Brougham Parish Council Community Contact Details, a directory of emergency and other contact numbers and website links which we hope you will find useful. It is planned to distribute printed leaflets containing this information to all Brougham Parishioners during 2021.

Click to view and download the Community Contact Details leaflet.