“Developers Charter” blasted by Tory chief

Leader of SLDC Conservative group says he stands by residents after Lib Dem’s pass a controversial Development Planning Document The Land Allocation Plan was labelled a “Developers Charter” because of the close work the Lib Dem administration of SLDC has done with developers, allocating greenfield sites before brown field sites…

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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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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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Windermere man fined £705 for fly tipping

South Lakeland District Council has carried out another successful prosecution for fly tipping underlining the council’s policy of zero tolerance against anyone who dumps waste illegally. At Kendal Magistrates Court yesterday (Tuesday 15 January), Mr Thomas Nigel Richardson, aged 19 of 71 Claife Avenue, Windermere pleaded guilty to an offence…

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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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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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