Councillors release video on Windermere Ferry fiasco

Two councillors, representing communities separated since May by the ongoing suspension of the Windermere Ferry, have released a video to highlight the ongoing plight of local and visitors, and put pressure on Cumbria’s Liberal Democrat and Labour County Council to act to restore the service before the school summer holidays.…

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New Conservative team appointed on South Lakes’ council

South Lakeland District Council’s Conservative group leader, Councillor Ben Berry, has announced his new Shadow Cabinet team on the local authority. The party, which gained three seats from the Liberal Democrats in this May’s local elections, now has 19 councillors on South Lakeland District Council – its highest number in…

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Conservatives hail successes in South Lakes elections

Conservatives are celebrating their success in this year’s South Lakeland District Council elections – taking four seats from the Liberal Democrats. Councillor Ben Berry, the Conservative Group leader, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have made gains in these elections and profoundly grateful to the people of South Lakeland. Local voters…

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New ticketing arrangements for Windermere Ferry

New ticketing arrangements will be in place in time for Easter on the Windermere Ferry. From Wednesday (28 March) the current on-shore ticket machines will be turned off, with passengers asked to purchase tickets on-board the ferry. New handheld ticketing machines will allow ferry staff to take payments by cash…

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Windermere Ferry Machine Victory!

Campaigners are claiming victory over the Windermere Ferry Ticket machines after Cumbria County Council today apologised and said they would put things right by removing the onshore ticket machines. In a report to Cumbria County Council Cabinet a leading Liberal Democrat Councillor apologised for the way the Council had implemented…

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Windermere Ferry Ticket Machine saga set to end?

Campaigners are hopeful that the Windermere Ferry Ticket machine saga might finally be coming to an end. Cumbria County Council is set to receive its internal review of the controversial system at a Cabinet meeting on 21st December. Campaigners are hopeful that the Council will now bow to public opinion…

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