The return of the Tour of Britain to South Lakeland will boost businesses in the area, according to one of the local MPs.
Tim Farron, MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale and leader of the Liberal Democrats, has welcomed news that Stage Two of the Tour will pass from Carlisle down to Kendal:
The Tour also passed through South Lakeland in September 2013, when it brought an estimated £4.1 million into the local economy, and some 15,000 supporters to the streets of Kendal.
A National Lottery jackpot winner of nearly £3 million has finally come forward.
The anonymous buyer purchased the ticket in South Lakeland two months ago.
The UK’s first official Laureate for Storytelling, Taffy Thomas, has entertained visitors in Windermere on board a historic steamer.
They were treated to some spooky tales from the places in South Lakeland they passed while sailing around Windermere.
Members of the public are being asked to comment on proposed plans for new housing in south Lakeland.
The council aim to protect green spaces from development at various locations, in accordance with the south Lakeland Core strategy.
The public have until 1pm on 6th May to submit their comments on the documents.
More than £4000 has been earmarked to help fund a number of youth related projects across south Lakeland.County Councillors approved the cash to help the following projects:
- A Revenue Grant of £2,300.00 from the Low Furness/Ulverston Electoral Division to support improvements to Swarthmoor Football Club to prepare the building to be used as a flexible space for all community activities.
- A Revenue Grant of £500.00 from Upper Kent Electoral Division to support the feasibility stages to enable the development of an extension on to Burneside Cricket Club for Burneside Brass Band to use.
- A Revenue Grant of £500 from the Lower Kentdale Electoral Division to purchase equipment to improve the kitchen facilities within Hutton Roof Village Hall
- A Revenue Grant of £1000 from the Lower Kentdale Electoral Division to support the re-surfacing of the children’s playground in Heversham
Grant money for the projects comes from South Lakeland Local Committee’s Local Member Schemes budget. Councillor Geoff Cook, chair of South Lakeland Local Committee, said:
A referendum could be held on whether to allow plans for 6,000 homes in South Lakeland. A petition is calling for local people to decide if the scheme should go ahead. The district council says 2,000 of the homes would be low cost, and are desperately needed. Samantha Parker reports.