Penrith is located just off Junction 40 of the M6 and has excellent cross country links with the east and west coast via the A66. Lying just north of the River Eamont and close to the Lake District National Park, our town was once the capital of Cumbria and is still the regional centre for trade, industry and services in the Eden Valley. Suburbs include Castletown, Townhead, New Streets, Scaws, Carleton, Pategill and Wetheriggs.
Penrith Town Council – was formed in 2015 and is the third tier of government in the town. The others are Cumbria County Council and Eden District Council. All three tiers have different responsibilities. Some of the town’s assets are now devolving from the District and County Councils to the Town Council. The Town Council provides funding to support the work of many community and voluntary groups and grant funding helps support a variety of projects in the town.