Bosses at South Lakeland District Council have been criticised for wanting to close a popular, but unauthorised, car park and turn it into a play-park.
The waste land at New Road, Kendal, has been used as a free car park for up to 180 vehicles for years but council officials say a by-law means it should stop.
A South Cumbria man who committed online child sex crimes has been spared a prison sentence.Read the full story ›
A "trusted" drug courier caught transporting crack cocaine in a stolen car near Kendal has been jailed for three years.Read the full story ›
Thirteen roads in Kendal are being resurfaced as part of a £2m programme. You can see a full list of road closures here.Read the full story ›
Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron is set to hold a public advice surgery on Saturday 29 July, from 10am to 11am.
People who wish to attend the surgery at the South Lakes Foyer in Kendal, don't need to book an appointment.
I would encourage any local residents who have any concerns they wish to raise with me to come along to the surgery on Saturday. I speak with a large number of constituents each week about the issues that affect them, and will always do my best to help.”
Mark Postlethwaite from Levens near Kendal, lied about his home being flooded in order to get a £5,000 grant. He now faces a prison sentenceRead the full story ›
Cumbria Police have released this CCTV footage of a person slashing all four tyres of a car parked at New Road car park in Kendal on Saturday 10 June.
The offender was seen wearing black clothing, carrying a white carrier. He also has a black umbrella with a yellow logo or similar on it.
Police say before committing the damage, they believe the man walked through the town centre and down Finkle Street onto Stramongate before cutting through Camden Buildings and onto New Road.
Anyone with more information is urged to get in touch on 101.
King's Food Bank say they've experienced a 40% increase in referrals over the past 5 months, mostly due to a break between benefit payments.Read the full story ›
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 ›