Local News

Council leaders accused of ignoring Ferry fiasco

Cumbria County Council has been accused of ignoring the plight of businesses and residents struggling with the loss of the Windemere Ferry service after it was revealed that the council’s Cabinet will not discuss the issue when it meets on Thursday (26 July) - its last meeting before 27 September

Council called on to clear the drains before it rains

A campaign is being launched today (23 July) to encourage Cumbria’s Liberal Democrat and Labour-led county council to step-up work to clear blocked drains and carry out other essential work to reduce flood risks in south Cumbria this year.

Fight continues for Royalty Cinema

The campaign to save the Royalty Cinema in Bowness took a blow today ( with confirmation that South Lakeland’s Liberal Democrat Council is to press ahead with plans to include the site in the National Park’s new Local Plan.

Council asked to provide answers on Windermere Ferry fiasco

The Conservative Group leader on Cumbria County Council has written to the local authority’s leader and deputy leader, calling on them to make public the steps they are taking to resolve the suspension of the Lake Windermere Ferry, and guarantee the service’s long-term future.

Councillors release video on Windermere Ferry fiasco

Two councillors, representing communities separated since May by the ongoing suspension of the Windermere Ferry, have released a video to highlight the ongoing plight of local and visitors, and put pressure on Cumbria’s Liberal Democrat and Labour County Council to act to restore the service befo