Cumbria County Councilís Trading Standards team joined forces with Cumbria Police†last week to raise awareness and stamp out under age sales across Carlisle.††
- 30/1/2013 - School children urged to `Sing to Win` and meet an X Factor star
Cumbria County Councilís Active Travel team have launched a singing competition for school pupils in a bid to increase awareness of walking cycling or scooting to school, with the chance to bag a prize of a performance by an X factor finalist.
- 30/1/2013 - Cumbria says `no` to underground radioactive waste repository
Cumbria County Councilís Cabinet has decided that West Cumbria should no longer be considered as a potential location for a deep geological repository to dispose of higher†activity radioactive waste and the two districts of Copeland and Allerdale should be excluded from further consideration in the Governmentís Managing Radioactive Waste S
- 30/1/2013 - New Trading Standards surgeries in Eden
Two new drop-in surgeries have been launched in Eden to give communities accessible Trading Standards consumer advice.
- 29/1/2013 - Health scrutiny committee to discuss hospital services
Councillors on Cumbria's Health Scrutiny Committee will meet this week to discuss a number of issues in the county, including services at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.
- 28/1/2013 - County councillors give green light for Ulverston bus service changes
A six-month trial that will see two of Ulverston's bus services merged to increase availability for users has been approved by county councillors.
- 23/1/2013 - Carlisle foster carer recruitment drive
New foster carers who can give children a safe and loving home are needed in the Carlisle area.
- 23/1/2013 - Tackling loan sharks in Barrow
Cumbria County Council's Trading Standards has†joined forces†with The England Illegal Money Lending Team to launch a week-long campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of loan sharks.
- 23/1/2013 - New rescue vehicle moves to Penrith
Two rescue services have joined forces to provide additional water, wildfire and cold weather emergency capability.
- 23/1/2013 - Police and Crime Panel approves Commissioner`s council tax plans
On 22nd January, Cumbriaís Police and Crime Panel (PCP) approved the Police and Crime Commissionerís proposed council tax precept increase for 2013/14. The Panel also accepted the Commissioners draft Police and Crime Plan and associated budget.
- 22/1/2013 - Budget consultation deadline nears
Cumbrians have just over a week left to give their views on how the county council should make financial savings.
- 21/1/2013 - Trading Standards help retailers tread carefully
Cumbria County Councilís Trading Standards team, together with Cumbria Police, will be visiting tyre retailers throughout February to raise awareness of the law relating to part worn tyres in a bid to improve safety standards.
- 21/1/2013 - Funding approved for young people in South LakelandMore than £33,000 of grants for young people have been approved by county councillors in South Lakeland today.
Grant money for the projects comes from South Lakeland Local Committee via its Children and Young People working group that looks to improving opportunities and activities for young people across the district.
- 21/1/2013 - Groups in South Lakeland receive £62k funding boost
Community groups across South Lakeland have been awarded grants totalling more than £62,000 by Cumbria County Councillors.
- 18/1/2013 - Coastal protection work completed at Castle Corner
Coastal protection work has now successfully been completed on an important road near Silloth to save it from erosion.
- 18/1/2013 - Police and Crime Panel set to decide on police council tax plans
Cumbriaís Police and Crime Panel (PCP) will meet next week (22 January) to discuss the police plan, budget and proposed council tax precept being put forward by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria, Richard Rhodes.
- 17/1/2013 - Statement in relation to food standards following horse meat discovery
Angela Jones, Service Manager for Cumbria County Council Trading Standards said:
- 16/1/2013 - Cumbria prepares for snowy spell
Cumbria County Council is stepping up its winter maintenance activity to help cope with an expected spell of snow and harsh winter weather.
- 16/1/2013 - Free winter warmth information packs to help you through the cold snap - and money is available now for heating emergencies
Cumbrian households struggling with broken boilers or heating systems have a new lifeline - just in time - as this yearís winter weather really starts to bite.
- 16/1/2013 - Chimney fire warning
With the current cold snap set to last, Cumbria County Councilís Fire and Rescue Service is issuing a warning to help reduce the risk of chimney fires.
- 11/1/2013 - Cash for communities in Barrow
More than £11,000 will be spent on community projects thanks to Barrow County Councillors.
- 11/1/2013 - Funding boost for Barrow youth groups
Barrow Local Committee today (Friday 11 January) agreed to give more than £15,000 of its 0-19 budget to support local projects and initiatives aimed at helping young people.
- 9/1/2013 - New Penrith parking restrictions
New on-street restrictions to improve traffic management, tackle problem parking and enhance road safety will be introduced in and around Penrith town centre.
- 9/1/2013 - Funding for Eden communities
Projects across Eden will benefit from more than £18,000 of funding provided by county councillors.
- 9/1/2013 - Funding to restore historic highway signs
Historic highway fingerpost signs across Eden will be maintained and restored after councillors approved a preservation funding package.
- 9/1/2013 - New speed limits for Eden villages
Road safety will be improved in seven Eden villages with the introduction of new speed limits.
- 9/1/2013 - Britain`s Energy Coast Construction Skills Centre enters final stage of construction
Construction work on the new £7m Britain's Energy Coast Construction Skills Centre at Lakes College, Lillyhall is on track, on budget and on schedule to be finished in March 2013.
- 8/1/2013 - Deadline looming for school applications
Parents and carers with children starting school in September 2013 have just one week left to ensure they return their applications by the 15 January deadline.
- 7/1/2013 - Chinese New Year fire warning
With Chinese New Year looming, Cumbria County Councilís Fire and Rescue Service is issuing a warning to help the celebrations pass off safely.