County Matters November 2019


A meeting of the Grange Multi-Agency flood group was held recently with officers from the County and District Councils in addition to the Environment Agency in attendance.

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.

County Matters - September 2019

Unfortunately the Dales and Lakes Historic Vehicle Day on Grange Playing fields had to be cancelled this year because of inclement weather. This was the first time in over 20 years that it has been cancelled due to bad weather.

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