Gingers unite – the red squirrel struggle

Reds vs Greys. It’s quite literally a war for territory and for the last 100 years the British red has been losing out to the much larger American grey. So Westmorland Red Squirrel society have been fighting for the red in south lakes and held a public meeting in ambleside…

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Big changes to parking mean Lakes residents pay more

On January 30th SLDC cabinet will be considering significant changes to the way evening car parking charges will be handled in South Lakes. Basically, night time car parking charges will be scrapped. But only at the cost of car parks in the Lakes (Ambleside, Grasmere, Windermere and Bowness) having extended…

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Ben gets every grit bin filled with one email (or does he?)

There has been running battles and skirmishes in the SLDC sphere recently, at Cabinet we were threatened with life imprisonment and accused directly by members of the administration of leaking “embarrasing” documents. So to say Tim’s Team are on their toes is an understatement. But on the subject of grit…

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Support for Honister Zip Wire gathers pace

Support for Honister Zip Wire gathers pace    Support for the Honister Zip Wire gathers pace as Councillor Ben Berry put forward a motion to South Lakeland District Council to formally support the application.   Even though the Mine and Visitor Attraction is outside of South Lakeland District Ben claimed…

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University MUST PUT COMMUNITY FIRST – demands Councillor

Lakes Councillor Ben Berry says the University must put the Community into the heart of their plans for returning to Ambleside After a closed door meeting of the Board yesterday, rumours are abound that Cumbria University are set to return to the Ambleside campus bringing a further 400 students to…

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Young Motors, Ambleside – Ben’s Business of the Month

Because I’m proud of business, I’ll be doing a monthly article celebrating one that’s local to me. If I don’t stand up for business in South Lakes, who will? This month’s is Young Motors.     Young Motors has been a landmark in Ambleside my whole life and some! Trading as Young…

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