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.

County Matters - June 2019

At a recent meeting of County Councillors for South Lakeland we were given a briefing on the workings of the activity undertaken by Citizens Advice South Lakes on the money management advice contract which the County Council helps fund.

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