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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Council leaders accused of ignoring Ferry fiasco

Cumbria County Council has been accused of ignoring the plight of businesses and residents struggling with the loss of the Windemere Ferry service after it was revealed that the council’s Cabinet will not discuss the issue when it meets on Thursday (26 July) – its last meeting before 27 September.…

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