James Airey welcomes Autumn Budget

South Lakes councillor James Airey has welcomed new measures announced in the Budget, including more money for health and social care. The Budget set out the Government’s plans to deliver extra money for schools, make more money available to local councils to tackle potholes, and new funding to help rejuvenate…

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Winter social care funding for Cumbria welcomed

This week, the government has announced how much additional funding local authorities in England will receive to ease pressures over winter thanks to its balanced approach to the economy, including £2.5 million for Cumbria. Earlier this month, the Health and Social Care Secretary announced £240 million for the social care…

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Residents describe Windermere Ferry plight

The plight of local residents affected by the ongoing suspension of the Windermere Ferry service is being highlighted today by a leading South Lakes councillor. Councillor James Airey held meetings this week with residents in Hawkshead and other communities who have been left stranded since the loss of the Lake…

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