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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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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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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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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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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600th Affordable home opened in Windermere today

South Lakelands 600th affordable home was opened today by South Lakes Housing in Windermere  The home was part of a development at School Knott, a stones throw from Windermere’s recreation grounds, Queens Park. The houses will be socially rented to those on the waiting list through South Lakes Housing which…

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Troutbeck is staying alive! Exciting program of heart jump packs

There was a public meeting in Troutbeck last night hosted by Windermere, Bowness and Troutbeck First Responders. On the cards was an exciting program to put defibrillators in easy to access locations across the village for public use. Troutbeck has rallied behind the local First Responders, firstly by having 6…

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