County Matters - January 2018

At a recent meeting with Grange Town Councillors, myself and the County Council Traffic Engineer for our area discussed the parking and traffic issues residents have raised over the past few months.

The Engineer took on board all comments and did mention that some new and renewed lines and signs would be implemented shortly in the Town Centre.

After much discussion at my suggestion it was agreed that the County would put out speed monitoring tubes around the Town Centre in the Spring. This would enable us all to ascertain the speeds on the roads at the sites we all agreed to and then look at any problem areas.

Cumbria Trading Standards have received reports of cold callers operating in the Grange over Sands area, selling household items door to door.

Consumers should be extremely cautious when approached by cold callers offering to sell goods or services.  They can often use persuasive or aggressive tactics to get you to purchase goods that you might not necessarily want or need.

Trading Standards advice is to always say NO to any cold callers, try to avoid answering the door and to look out for elderly or vulnerable friends, family and neighbours.

If you require further advice or wish to report any suspicious activity please contact Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06 or visit www.adviceguide.org.uk.  Alternatively you can contact the Police on 101.

 Finally as we are now into another new year I would just like to thank everyone in my Division for their community support and involvement This includes the villages of Lindale, High and Low Newton, the large Parish of Cartmel Fell and Grange-over-Sands.

Wishing everyone a prosperous and happy new year.

Kindest regards,

Bill Wearing Conservative County Councillor Grange Division