Windermere goes blue for Berry

For the first time since 1988 Windermere has returned a Conservative County Councillor. Ben Berry was elected by residents of Windermere with a majority of 88 votes after a jump in turnout from previous elections. Ben thanked residents saying: “I pay tribute to all those who voted especially those who…

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Ferry Ticket Machine victory – but war not over yet!

Just a quick update on our Ferry Ticket Machine Campaign Working with community activists we launched a petition with the hope of forcing the County Council Councillors to have a debate and stand up and defend them or, preferably, take action. Our petition read: We, the undersigned, petition Cumbria County Council to…

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Huge success for first Windermere Christmas Market

After much anticipation and planning, this weekend saw the first German-themed Windermere Christmas Market and community Christmas celebration take place on High Street and Victoria Street in the town. Large crowds gathered to enjoy the market’s stalls, live entertainment, artisan produce, street food and drink, and festive spirit – and…

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Tories pick new Leader in South Lakes 

Windermere Councillor Ben Berry has been selected to lead the Conservatives on South Lakeland District Council   The Conservative Group on South Lakeland District Council have selected a new Leader of the Opposition, Windermere Councillor Ben Berry. The 28 year old was chosen at a meeting in Windermere yesterday evening…

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