Councillor Ben Berry

Ben comes from a local family who have been in the Lakes for four generations. He was born in Kendal in 1988. Educated in Windermere and Barrow, Ben made the decision not to go to University, working in various jobs in Kendal and Windermere including Booths Supermarkets. In 2010 Ben began a trainee managerial role at his family business, English Lakes Hotels having previously worked in several hotel departments including Leisure Clubs and Reservations.

In 2011, Ben Berry chose to stand for the South Lakeland District Council seat of Windermere, Applethwaite and Troubeck after receiving muted reply from his then Lib Dem Councillor after a missed bin collection. Ben was successful in taking the seat by a margin of just seven votes. Ben has held various roles in the Conservative Shadow Cabinet at SLDC and was elected as Leader of the Conservative Group in 2016.

Ben is a keen fundraiser having raised thousands for charity with events such as the Low Wood No Wood Cardboard Boat Race and the 595 Bus Pull. Not limited to charitable fundraising Ben raises significant amounts for the Conservative party with events and an annual Cumbria Conservative Conference.

Ben's Contact details: 

Mobile: 07881388042

Low Wood Bay Hotel, Ambleside Road, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1LP. 

For more information, visit Ben's Website or Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @cllrbenberry.


Council double down on Windermere ferry ticket machines

Cumbria County Council are purchasing another two Windermere ferry ticket machines at a cost of £10,000. The two new machines are in addition to the existing machines that are causing delays and angst among users. 

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Councillor Roger Bingham

Roger lives in Ackenthwaite and has been a Conservative District Councillor since 1984, a County Councillor since 1997 and a member of Milnthorpe Parish Council for nearly 40 years, never having missed a meeting. Roger has been Chairman of both the County Council and of South Lakeland District Co