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.

See Also

Councillor Jim Bland

Jim Bland is the Association President and County Councillor for the Lyth Valley.  He lives at Oakridge, Underbarrow, Kendal LA8 8BL and can be contacted on 015395 68576 / 07720 740922 or at 

Councillor John Holmes

John Holmes has been a SLDC Councillor for Lyth Valley since 2010 and serves on the Planning, Licencing and Windermere Lake Committees. He was elected Treasurer in March 2015.

Councillor James Airey

James is the Leader of the Conservative Group at the County Council and represents Ulverston West. He is also the South Lakeland District Councillor for Furness Peninsula. He lives at 5 Reeds Gardens, Little Urswick, Ulverston, LA12 0US.  Contact him at or on 01229 868088 or 07881920810.  

Councillor Ben Berry

District Councillor for Windermere and Leader of the Conservatives Group on SLDC. Correspondence address  Low Wood Bay Hotel, Ambleside Road, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1LP.  Mob: 07881388042. Email:

Councillor Tom Harvey

Tom is the District Councillor for Grange South. He lives at 4 Westcliffe Gardens, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 6BT, and can be contacted on 015395 32932 or 07769 705307.  His email is

Councillor Kevin Lancaster

Kevin is the District Councillor for Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale.  He also topped the poll in the recent Parish Council elections in Sedbergh. His family has been living in the area for more than 100 years, and Kevin has continued the family farming business. In his spare time Kevin is a keen local historian and is on the committee of the Sedbergh and District History Society. Kevin says that he aims to "improve the wellbeing of residents of Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale". He can be contacted on 07980844695 and