Thousands of Cumbria school children are set to get training in how to ride their bikes safely.Read the full story ›
A controversial £1million scheme to put an extra lane on a Carlisle road looks set to be thrown out.
Cumbria County Council's plan to widen Warwick Road has been met with opposition from some residents. Carlisle City Council is expected to withdraw support for the proposal at a meeting tonight.
A new £2 million Extra Care Housing Grant Award scheme has been set up by Cumbria County Council to improve the lives of older people in Cumbria. The programme aims to provide 2,000 Extra Care Units across Cumbria by 2025:
Cumbrians are proudly independent and want to live in their own homes for a long as possible. Extra Care Housing helps them to achieve this. We all hope to live to a ripe old age and our older years should be a time to enjoy a positive and fulfilling life and having your own home is key to achieving this.”
Cumbria County Council is set to improve how it manages major contracts following legal dispute with Amey.Read the full story ›
Windermere Ferry will be closed tomorrow morning from 9am for urgent repairs to the cable drive system, which pulls the ferry across the lake.
The ferry is being closed at 9am to allow commuters to catch earlier ferries. The first ferry leaves Bowness at 6.50am, with further crossings approximately every 30 minutes.
Cumbria County Council apologises for any inconvenience and asks people to plan their journeys accordingly. It is hoped the ferry will re-open later in the day subject to completion of the repairs. Updates will follow.
Roadside traffic surveys are set to take place on Thursday 13 July around Carlisle.
The surveys will happen at three sites and will aim to assess drivers' journey patterns to show how, why and where people travel across Carlisle. The results will be used to highlight any improvements needed on the highway network.
Drivers will be stopped and asked to volunteer to answer questions about their journeys. Interviews are expected to take between two and three minutes and traffic controls will be provided by Cumbria Police at all site locations.
The council say they will try to keep delays to a minimum after the last set of traffic surveys on Eden Bridge in Carlisle.
The machines were installed in June 2016 to "improve efficiency", but locals and visitors say the system is a struggle to use.Read the full story ›
An event will be held in Carlisle for people interested in becoming foster carers.
Cumbria County Council say more carers are needed for children and young people of all ages. Potential carers merely need to have the skills to make a positive change to their lives.
An information event will be held at Carlisle East Community Fire Station (Eastern Way), on Wednesday 28 June, with a presentation starting at 6pm.
The council's fostering team will be in attendance to offer support and confidential advice.
Roadside interviews have been planned for four days in Kendal.
Cumbria County Council say the surveys will be held over the month of July at a number of spots around the town.
The surveys will involve interviews aimed at gathering data on drivers' journey patterns.
When completed, the surveys will provide high quality information on the journeys made by car and lorry drivers in and around Kendal. The information will help us to gain a better understanding of travel patterns, providing key data for the development and planning of future investment in the local transport system. We hope that the travelling public will co-operate to help us collect the evidence we need to deliver improvements to the highways and transport network.
Each spot will operate on one day only with interviews taking two to three minutes.
Two road improvement schemes are set to take place in Kendal, following £4.6million worth of funding from the Department for Transport.Read the full story ›