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Windermere car ferry at risk?

A parish council is concerned the car ferry over Windermere is at risk.

Claife Parish councillors worry maintenance periods of three to four weeks between Easter and the Spring Bank Holiday will put the service in financial jeopardy.

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Council 'committed' to Windermere Ferry

Cumbria County Council say the work to the Windermere Ferry will widen the loading bay which will improve accessibility for vehicles.

“Every five years the Windermere Ferry receives a major service, which includes a repaint and a full electrical and mechanical overhaul, with the replacement of any worn parts.

"The ferry is to receive its five-year service this year after Easter, which we hope will address any reliability issues raised by Claife Parish Council.

"The ferry will be off the water and out of action for three to four weeks between Easter and the Spring Bank Holiday.

"The county council is investing £300,000 in the servicing work, underlining our commitment to maintaining the Windermere ferry service.."

– Spokesman, Cumbria County Council

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