This week, the government has announced how much additional funding local authorities in England will receive to ease pressures over winter thanks to its balanced approach to the economy, including £2.5 million for Cumbria.
The leader of South Lakeland District Council is being asked to provide an update on a commitment made by the local authority to provide a free car park in Kendal after the controversial closure to cars of land at New Road.
South Lakeland District Council has been urged to find ‘the political courage’ to drop its opposition to a devolution deal for Cumbria that would unlock millions of pounds in extra investment for the area.
More than a third of the £117.6 million provided by the Government to Cumbria County Council in the immediate aftermath of the 2015 floods for road and bridge repairs in the county remains unspent according to figures released by the local authority under the Freedom of Information Act.
A leading South Lakes councillor has secured cross-party support for an independent investigation into the events surrounding the loss of the Windermere Ferry service which has been out of action since May following an engine fire.
Plans put forward by local health bosses for a new bone density scanner to be sited at Kendal’s Westmorland General Hospital have been welcomed by a South Lakes councillor who has first-hand experience of the specialist diagnostic service.
Cumbria County Council is being urged to follow the example of the rail industry by funding a marketing campaign to mark the re-start of the marooned Windermere Ferry service which the local authority has said will be back on the water next month (October).