Bowness cinema campaigners receive county council support

Campaigners fighting to secure the future of a Bowness cinema have received the backing of Cumbria County Council. In an unexpected move, the county council has signalled its formal opposition to the decision by South Lakeland’s Liberal Democrat District Council to put the Royalty Cinema on a list of sites…

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Fight continues for Royalty Cinema

The campaign to save the Royalty Cinema in Bowness took a blow today with confirmation that South Lakeland’s Liberal Democrat Council is to press ahead with plans to include the site in the National Park’s new Local Plan. Windermere councillor Ben Berry and local campaigner Jane Hoyle have been fighting…

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Campaigners present Royalty Cinema petition to council

Today (18 July), Windermere councillor Ben Berry, Royalty Cinema manager Charles Morris, Mark Latimer of  the Furness Theatre Organ Project and local campaigner Jane Hoyle,  presented their petition demanding the council remove the Royalty Cinema in Bowness from a list of sites it has put forward to the Lake District National Park…

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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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