Councillor Bill Wearing

Bill has been involved in Town politics for many years and has just stepped down from the Town Council after 35 years having been Mayor of the Town on three occasions.  He is a County Councillor for Grange. 

He was born in South Cumbria and has lived and worked in the area most of his life. He comes from a local farming family. His Grandfathers and Father before him were farmers.

Bill spent the first 24 years of his life in the farming industry and the last 40 years in the retail sector having run businesses in Grange and Kendal from Grocery, Greengrocery and Fishmonger to Quality Gifts and Cards in partnership with his wife Joyce.

He has recently retired from business and now concentrates on his County Council work as Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee.  In his spare time he goes walking, likes to read and helps Joyce in the garden under strict supervision.  Joyce and Bill have two grown up daughters, one of whom lives and works in the USA.

Contact Bill at or by phoning 07745 094325.


County Matters: January 2018

County Matters

2017 was a year of contrasting elements especially weather wise. The extremes of our weather system are becoming even more profound with an abundance of wet weather. We have had many instances of road and property flooding across our County and also in the Grange area.

County Matters: July 2017

The new administration at the County Council will be a Lib Dem Labour alliance with support from a few independents.

County Matters: September 2017

At our recent Full County Council meeting the Youth Justice Strategic Plan was discussed and agreed.

County Matters: August 2017

As the main summer season approaches hopefully we will have a sunny August. I hope to see you all on the Grange Playing Fields on Sunday 13th August when I will be helping out yet again with the Dales and Lakes Historic Vehicle Show.