Four year recycling wait finally over for Windermere residents 

Residents in Windermere have welcomed news that cardboard and plastic recycling collections at the kerbside will begin in the next two weeks having waited for over four years to receive the service. Homes in and around Windermere, including Troutbeck, Bowness and Troutbeck Bridge, have been receiving their new blue plastic…

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Heathrow to get third runway

  In a major boost for the UK economy, the Government today announced a new runway at Heathrow – the first full length runway in the South East since the Second World War. The scheme will now be taken forward for consultation.   The Government’s decision on its preferred location…

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Windermere thanked for by election support

Windermere residents are being thanked today for taking part in a by election for Cumbria and South Lakeland Councils. The by election yesterday (13th October) saw Green, Conervative, Labour and Lib Dem parties battle it out. The Windermere result saw the Lib Dems hold on but with a reduced majority…

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Windermere Boundary update

I have good news and bad news when it comes to the Windermere Boundaries that many of us feel strongly about. You will remember that the Local Government Boundary Commission made proposals to cut Windermere in half putting large swathes of the Town including the train station, post office and much…

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Parish plea to Clear the Drains before it Rains

Windermere Town Council has resolved to put together a concerted community effort to identify and report blocked drains to Cumbria County Council. There is increasing concern that drains are not being cleared on a regular basis and blocked drains are contributing to flooding on roads and in severe cases homes and businesses.…

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Council double down on Windermere ferry ticket machines

Cumbria County Council are purchasing another two Windermere ferry ticket machines at a cost of £10,000. The two new machines are in addition to the existing machines that are causing delays and angst among users. Residents and tourists have recoiled in shock at the news that instead of taking criticism onboard the…

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Paramedic to stand in Windermere by election

  A long serving paramedic has been selected by local Conservatives to stand in the 13th October Windermere by election for South Lakeland District Council. Paramedic Martin Hall said that he stood for selection because he was passionate about Windermere: “Windermere is a fantastic town and has so much potential.…

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Ben Berry welcomes record number of people in work

Ben Berry has welcomed the news that the number of people in work across the UK is at a record level, the rate of women in work is at the highest level since comparable records began, and that according this week’s figures there are 200,966 more people back in work…

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