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Conservatives announce new leadership team on South Lakes Council

The Conservatives have announced their new leadership team to shadow Cabinet portfolios on South Lakeland District Council.

Councillor Tom Harvey, the Conservative group leader on the local authority, has today confirmed the following appointments:

Councillor leads campaign for Windermere Ferry fares hike to be ditched

Councillors and campaigners from around Lake Windermere are calling for Cumbria County chiefs to reverse the recent fares hikes that have seen prices double for foot and cycle users of the Cumbria Council-run Windermere Ferry service, introduced just before the start of the tourist season and wit

New Conservative group leader appointed

South Lakeland District Council’s Conservative group has a new leader.

Burton and Crooklands’ councillor Tom Harvey is taking up the mantle from Windermere councillor Ben Berry who is stepping down to prepare for the arrival of a new baby later this year.

1,800 more businesses in Cumbria since 2010

Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics showing that more than 1,800 new businesses have been created in Cumbria since 2010 have been welcomed by Councillor James Airey.

Councillors park party politics to keep rural bus routes running

Local councillors from Coniston, Broughton, Askam, Ulverston and Barrow have put party political differences aside to help support rural bus routes, working hard to raise money and securing £1,000s in local members’ funding to maintain vital links such as the X112 from Coniston via Ulverston to B