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County Matters - October 2019

At a recent meeting of the Grange and Peninsula (GAP) Wellbeing Hub we were informed that the area wide Directory of all organisations is nearly complete and will be going out to all places in the Peninsula shortly.

James Airey welcomes extra flood prevention cash for Kendal

Councillor James Airey, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Westmorland and Lonsdale, has welcomed the announcement that Kendal is to receive an extra £5 million in flood defence funding from the Government.

James Airey welcomes £14 billion cash boost for schools

School children across Westmorland and Lonsdale are set to benefit from a record £14 billion of government funding, levelling up per pupil funding across the country so every child has access to a world class education.

Government boost to get rural communities better connected

Nicky Morgan, the Minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has launched a £30 million UK-wide competition to see countryside communities better connected and help rural Britain seize the opportunities of 5G technology.

Minister asked to look into council’s Storm Desmond repair delays

Councillor James Airey, the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Westmorland and Lonsdale, has written to the Local Government Minister asking him to review Cumbria County Council’s management of £117.6 million provide by the Government for road and bridge repairs in the immediate aftermath o

James Airey welcomes Kendal Northern Access Route business case bid

Councillor James Airey, the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Westmorland and Lonsdale, has welcomed news that Transport for North has submitted an application by Cumbria County Council for funding to develop of an Outline Business Case for a Kendal Northern Access Route.