Millerground Project’s £150,000 funding boost

A South Lakeland community group is celebrating after being given a major council funding boost.     A project to restore a Windermere lakeside park to its former glory has received two lots of funding from South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) worth a total of £150,000. The Millerground Enhancement Group,…

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Ben pens short letter about Barrow Shipyard

You may have seen this very good article in the North West Evening Mail: Former Barrow shipyard boss speaks out for the first time since shock resignation seven years ago It features former Shipyard Boss Murray Easton interviewed on his take on the Labour Party and Green Party plans for…

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Don’t forget it’s Troutbeck’s Pancake Race Day Tomorrow

Troutbeck’s traditional pancake races will be held again this year at High Fold (100 metres north of the Village Shop) at 2.30 pm on Tuesday, 4th March. Everybody’s welcome, there are prizes galore, and even pans and pancakes are provided. The fun will include… • races for children, ladies, and…

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Dog owners bite back over Control Orders

Dog owners and concerned residents are demonstrating in Windermere over new Council rules against all dog owners Residents are holding a public demonstration against South Lakeland District Council and the new Dog Control Orders on Saturday morning. The new Dog Control Orders affect every household with a dog and restrict…

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Sam the dog visits Lake District Calvert Trust

Sam the dog from the Low Wood Hotel came to visit the Lake District Calvert Trust bringing with him a cheque for £6000 in support of the work at the Centre. The money was raised through soft cuddly versions of Sam being sold throughout the English Lakes Hotels Resorts and…

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Westmorland and Lonsdale tops UK for Hospitality Employment

New research by the British Hospitality Association puts Westmorland and Lonsdale at the top of the UK in terms of Hospitality Employment The research also showed that the Hospitality and Tourism sector delivered more than a quarter of all jobs created since 2010 across the whole economy. Westmorland and Lonsdale has 21.2% of people…

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Ben asks SLDC to make win-win investment in first time buyers

South Lakeland District Council are being asked to consider investing £1million in a Local Authority Mortgage Scheme (LAMS) by 25 year old Councillor, Ben Berry. He cites his own problems of saving a deposit as inspiration for proposing the scheme. “There are so many hard working young people out there…

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