From 1 April 2012 services provided by Consumer Direct services are to be handed over to Citizens Advice.
A Cumbria County Council spokesman said: “Following the announcement that Chetwynde School is to close in July, Cumbria County Council has already received a number of enquiries from parents seeking alternative places in the area.
From next week (3 April) the county council is introducing its Village Wheels service in the Ulverston area. County councillors have helped to fund bus services 510 and 511 for the last 12 months, however passenger numbers have remained low and the existing services are no longer a viable option .
An Ulverston bus service is to change its operating times following engagement with local community after the service was nearly cut.
Cumbria County Council will continue to provide key services over the Easter weekend and May Day Bank Holiday. However, some council offices will be closed and others may have different opening hours during the Easter weekend from April 6-9 and May Day Bank Holiday on May 7.
Cumbria Community Messaging is a new, free and easy to use service which enables Cumbrians to receive information by email, text, or phone about issues that matter to them. People can sign-up to receive updates on crime, fire safety, emergency incidents, trading standards, public health and much more.
School pupils in Cumbria have pledged to ‘park and stride’ to school this week come rain or shine with Active Travel’s Easter Bonnet Park and Stride Parade, on Wednesday 28 March.
People planning street parties are being advised to contact their district councils at least six weeks in advance for guidance on how to manage road closures and other practical advice.
More than £42,000 has been allocated to a variety of youth-related projects across Eden.
Youth-related projects across Copeland are being boosted by a cash injection of more than £25,000 from Cumbria County Council.
Cumbria’s Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee met with Sir David Henshaw, the interim Chairman of the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, last week (22 March) for an outline of future plans for the Trust.
Kirkby Stephen’s Council Centre is getting a £10,000 cash injection to help improve the way it delivers services.
Cumbria County Council has been working with students to develop apps and widgets that can inform users of the latest bus routes and allow them to report issues such as pot holes on-the-spot.
Two rogue tarmaccers have been been jailed for conning Carlisle residents after complaints about their substandard work were made to Cumbria County Council’s Trading Standards team.
A selection of Cumbria’s finest historical treasures are to be showcased by the county’s archive service to celebrate its golden anniversary.
Youngsters in South Lakeland will continue to get on their local bus for less thanks to a county council travel scheme.
South Lakeland Local Committee have approved plans to introduce 20mph signs to 25 schools in South Lakeland.
Journalists and photographers are invited to a sod-cutting ceremony on Tuesday (27 March) to mark the start of construction work on the new Furness Academy building on the grounds of the south site (former Parkview School in Barrow).
Projects offering benefits to communities in South Lakeland have been awarded grants of £21,430 by Cumbria County Council.
South Lakeland Local Committee have approved plans to provide money to the following causes:
The announcement that GlaxoSmithKline has selected Ulverston to be the site of the company's new £350m biopharmaceutical factory has been heralded as 'the best news Cumbria's economy has had in recent memory' by the Leader of Cumbria County Council.
Penrith library is booked in for a facelift next week to help mark the 20th anniversary of it opening in The Devonshire Arcade.
Business leaders in the county have welcomed the news that Cumbria has been named in the 2012 Budget as one of five pilot Rural Growth Networks to receive a share of millions of pounds worth of funding from Defra aimed at boosting rural businesses.
Cumbria library service is looking to recruit young volunteers between the ages of 14 and 25 to help run and promote the county’s annual summer reading challenge.
Householders across Cumbria will be urged to push the button, not their luck when the clocks go forward this weekend.
NOTE - DATE OF MEETING HAS CHANGED TO THURSDAY 22 MARCH
Cross-party tributes have been paid to Brendan Jameson, the county councillor for Kendal Strickland & Fell and Leader of South Lakeland District Council, who has died suddenly at the age of 66.
Private foster carers in Cumbria are being urged to contact the county council to find out about what help and support they could be entitled to.
The county council is introducing its Village Wheels service in the Ulverston area next month. County councillors have helped to fund bus services 510 and 511 for the last 12 months however passenger numbers have remained low and the existing services are no longer a viable option.
Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet has agreed to the establishment of a new board that will improve joint working between the NHS and the council ahead of national changes to health at their meeting today (Thursday 15 March).
Cumbria County Council's Cabinet has agreed to transfer the entire Irthing Centre site in Brampton to the local Community Trust subject to plans for an extra care housing development and the community centre refurbishment being delivered within the next five years.
The number of reception class places available to pupils at a Penrith primary school will increase from 15 to 20 in September.
More than £12million will be invested in increasing the number of places at primary schools across Carlisle.
Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet has agreed to scale back the opening hours and days across its entire Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) network in reforms which are predicted to save £1.5m a year by 2013/14.
Cumbria County Council's Leader has warned that bus routes in rural areas including Cumbria could 'fall like skittles' this year because of a double whammy of Government cuts.
Students from South Cumbria are to take part in an apprentice style challenge with the hope of becoming a 'Cumbrian Savvy Saver' in an event at Forum 28 in Barrow on Wednesday 21 March.
Library services in Harraby have a new home from this week with a relocation to be part of the local community centre.
Social entrepreneurs from across Cumbria came together at the Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership’s annual conference and awards event last week to celebrate the county’s achievements in delivering social, community and environmental serves using a business approach.
The construction of a new county council funded foot path and cycleway in Eden has now been completed and was officially opened on Saturday (pictures attached).
Appleby Children's Centre will be holding a celebratory open morning tomorrow (Wednesday 14 March) from 10.00am - 11.30am to show off their facilities and services they offer.
Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board has today published the report of the Serious Case Review into the death of Child F.
New plans for how timber should be transported around Cumbria are being unveiled at a national conference for the timber industry being held at Rheged near Penrith this week.
Today Cumbria County Council and a working group of stakeholders including head teachers, professional associations and unions, local colleges and the University of Cumbria were pleased to announce that following a recent review, teaching assistant job duties in Cumbria will now be changed and standardised across the county to be reflectiv
Carers of people experiencing mental health problems will be attending an inspirational conference later this month (30 March) to learn about the future development of mental health services in the county.
Plans of the new multi-million pound care facility in Barrow will be unveiled at a series events that have started today (Friday 9 March 2012).
A book by acclaimed author Hunter Davies telling the story of the Sellafield nuclear plant has been launched at Words by the Water yesterday (Tuesday 6 March).
Cumbria libraries will be holding a series of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic starting with a talk by author Christopher Ward at 7pm on the 15 March 2012 in Carlisle Library.
A multi-agency clampdown on the trade in illegal tobacco has taken place in Cumbria this week, with officers getting the leap on illegal traders in a series of house visits in Workington, Whitehaven, Frizington and Carlisle on 29 February.
School pupils all over Cumbria are getting ready to jump on their bikes and scooters to take part in a national travel-to-school challenge on Monday (5 March).
School children in West Cumbria have been given the chance to have their say on how they should think superfast broadband should look for Cumbria in the future.
The result of the March 1st Cumbria County Council by-election for the Castle division in Carlisle has been confirmed by the electoral authority Carlisle City Council.
More than 98 per cent of applicants for secondary school places in Cumbria have secured their first choice preference.
Cumbria County Council is set to carry out carriageway resurfacing works around the A591 Plumgarths roundabout and Kendal bypass from Monday (5th March) for nine weeks.