Council asked to provide answers on Windermere Ferry fiasco

The Conservative Group leader on Cumbria County Council has written to the local authority’s leader and deputy leader, calling on them to make public the steps they are taking to resolve the suspension of the Lake Windermere Ferry, and guarantee the service’s long-term future. Please find below the text of…

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Cumbrians foot £100k bill for council’s empty offices

Cumbria’s Liberal Democrat and Labour County Council has spent more than £100,000 maintaining its former headquarters in Carlisle after moving to a new £10.5 million office complex 350 yards away. The information, revealed in response to a Freedom of Information request, covers the costs incurred over the two years since…

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South Lakes councillor welcomes action on plastics

South Lakes councillor James Airey has welcomed a series of Government measures designed to reduce the blight of plastic waste. When it comes to plastic bottles alone, Britain is thought to use nearly 40 million bottles a day – but only half make it to recycling with 16 million going…

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