The county council has launched new web pages that tell you everything you need to know about the four-yearly county council elections to be held on Thursday 2 May.
Cumbria County Councilís Trading Standards team joined forces with Cumbria Police†this week to raise awareness and stamp out under age sales†in South Cumbria.††
Cumbria County Councilís highways department are next week extending the footway on a bus lay-by, and bus services will be affected as a result.†
Truants could find themselves caught in the act when school attendance promotion days come to town.
Cumbria County Council Trading Standards, together with Cumbria Constabulary, South Lakes Housing and the Kirkbarrow Residents Association have been working with households in the Capper Close area to introduce a No Cold Calling Zone.
Cumbria County Council is urging all infant, junior and primary schools to take part in this yearsí National Walk to School Week in May.
The next meeting of Cumbria County Councilís Barrow Local Committee will take place on Friday 8 March.
- 22/2/2013 - County council to carry out urgent repair works on A595
Cumbria County Council is to carry out urgent road repairs on the A595 North of Ireleth at the junction of Moor Road, near St Peterís School Pedestrian Crossing.
- 21/2/2013 - New programme will sign-post ways to welfare
Cumbria County Council is developing a new programme to provide information, advice and support to people who fall on hard times.
- 21/2/2013 - Far East meets west Cumbria
Teachers from East Asia have been visiting schools†in Cumbria this week as part of a new programme to develop stronger international school links.
- 20/2/2013 - Cumbria County Council statement in response to Tax Payers Alliance report on middle management pay
Jamie Sims,†Cumbria County Council Assistant Director for People Management, said:
- 19/2/2013 - Scrutiny panel upholds nuclear waste repository decision
The decision to withdraw Cumbria County Council from the governmentís search for a site for a nuclear waste repository was today upheld by the councilís Environment Scrutiny Panel.
- 19/2/2013 - Cooking fires warning for west Cumbria
Firefighters in west Cumbria are issuing a safety warning after a rise in the number of cooking-related blazes.
- 18/2/2013 - County Chairman accepts Carlisle Panthers Wheelchair Basketball invitation
Carlisle Panthers Wheelchair Basketball teams have invited Cumbria County Council Chairman, Cllr Norman Clarkson to go along and support their league matches at Richard Rose Morton Academy on Saturday 23 February at 1.30pm (Division 2 match starts at 2.30pm).
- 15/2/2013 - County council to carry out road improvements in Askam-in-Furness
Cumbria County Council are next week carrying out essential road maintenance works on Ireleth Brow, Askam-in-Furness. The work will take approximately two weeks.†
- 15/2/2013 - Copeland communities receive funding support from county councillors
County Councillors in Copeland have given the thumbs up to more than £110,000 of funding for schemes and community groups in the area.†
- 15/2/2013 - Carlisle has four and a half million reasons to be proud of its new road
Nearly four and a half million journeys have been made on Carlisleís key new road in its first year.
- 14/2/2013 - County Council`s 2013/14 Budget freezes council tax while delivering £24.5m in savings
Cumbria County Council has agreed a Budget which will see no increase in the county councilís share of council tax from April 2013 to March 2014.
- 14/2/2013 - Cumbrian traders refuse to sell to underage purchasers
Cumbria County Councilís Trading Standards team are praising local retailers after they refused to sell either alcohol or tobacco to under age buyers in recent sting operations.†
- 13/2/2013 - County council raises Silloth Green to a national level on Cumbria Day
Silloth Green is today on the agenda at Westminster and Parliament as part of Cumbria Day, in a bid to drum up support for the Friends of the Green and volunteers who work to hold events on the Green.
- 12/2/2013 - Warning after Carlisle house fire death
Firefighters in Carlisle are urging people to have their free Home Fire Safety Checks following the tragic death of a man in Carlisle.
- 12/2/2013 - New base and new faces for coroner`s service in North and West of Cumbria
A new Coroners Court has opened in Cockermouth, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the local coronerís service and allowing West Cumbrian inquests to be concluded more promptly.†
- 12/2/2013 - Help a heart on Valentine`s Day
Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is making this yearís Valentineís Day a matter of the heart by encouraging people in South Lakeland to take part in a life-saving training course.
- 11/2/2013 - £0.5million win for Morecambe Bay Partnership - boost to local tourism and economy
Morecambe Bay Partnership has secured half a million pounds for Bay-wide tourism projects from the governmentís Coastal Communities Fund.
- 11/2/2013 - Re-vamped pool opens for business
Disabled children and adults in South Lakeland are set to make a splash in the newly refurbished Sandgate Hydrotherapy Pool in Kendal.
- 11/2/2013 - County council urges public to have their say on Ulverston highways proposals
Cumbria County Council are holding public drop in sessions for people to have their say on highways proposals for New Market Street, Market Street and Brogden Street in Ulverston.
- 8/2/2013 - Cumbria Flute Day coming to Kendal
Flautists will be flocking to Kendal from schools across Cumbria next week to take part in a musical masterclass.
- 8/2/2013 - Number of road casualties in Cumbria continue to fall
New figures released have shown that the number of people killed or seriously injured on Cumbriaís roads has fallen to its lowest level since 2000 when monitoring began.
- 8/2/2013 - £36k cash boost for Carlisle
County councillors for Carlisle have this week approved over £36k worth of funding for groups, organisations and young people in the Carlisle area.
- 8/2/2013 - Carlisle councillors contribute cash to communities
Communities in Carlisle will see a cash boost of nearly £66k after county councillors approved funding for projects and organisations in their electoral division.
- 7/2/2013 - Cumbria marks National Libraries Day
Treasure hunts and†Book†Doctors are among the activities available in Cumbriaís libraries as part of National Libraries Day this Saturday (9 February).
- 7/2/2013 - Cumbria County Council agrees plan to deliver maximum value in rolling out superfast broadband
Cumbria County Councilís Cabinet has agreed a strategic implementation plan that will deliver the best superfast broadband solution for Cumbria and make the best possible use of the public sector funding which underpins the project.
- 7/2/2013 - Letter from Leader and Deputy Leader of Cumbria County Council to Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
The Rt Hon Edward Davey MP
- 6/2/2013 - Nearly £900,000 in grants to help Cumbrians retain their independence
Grants totalling £867,000 have been awarded to projects that will support people in communities across Cumbria who need extra help to remain independent.
- 6/2/2013 - Stretch of A592 closed for four nights for essential work
The A592 at Gowbarrow, east of Aira Force, will be closed for four nights from Saturday for essential works.
- 6/2/2013 - Fire Cadets showcase their skills
Budding young firefighters will be showcasing their newly acquired skills and aiming to attract new recruits at a demonstration day in Workington.
- 5/2/2013 - Don`t delay - apply for community grants in Copeland today
Voluntary and non-profit making groups in Copeland†are being urged to†apply for grants from Cumbria County Council before the end of the financial year.
- 5/2/2013 - Fire Service volunteer recruitment drive
Volunteers are needed to spread the fire safety message and help keep Cumbriaís communities safe.
- 4/2/2013 - Spanish training course for Cumbrian firefighters
Two Cumbrian firefighters are heading to Spain and teaming up with the Catalan Fire and Rescue Service to hone their wildfire-fighting skills.
- 4/2/2013 - Adult social care users to be surveyed in Cumbria
The latest national adult social care survey is being sent out later this month by Cumbria County Council.
- 4/2/2013 - Vascular services plan referred to Secretary of StateThe Cumbria Health Scrutiny Committee met in Carlisle on 31 January with a key item of business the review of Vascular Services in Cumbria and Lancashire.
- 1/2/2013 - Vascular services plan referred to Secretary of State
The Cumbria Health Scrutiny Committee met in Carlisle on 31 January with a key item of business the review of Vascular Services in Cumbria and Lancashire.
- 1/2/2013 - Vice-Chairman opens Appleby Local LinksAppleby's new Local Links service at Appleby Library was opened on Thursday, 31 January by Cumbria County Council Vice-Chairman Alan Barry