South Lakeland, England Newswire

South Lakeland, England Newswire

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  1. MP secures meeting to tackle second home ownership in South LakelandRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

    SOUTH Lakes MP has today secured a meeting with the housing minister to discuss problems connected with 'excessive' second home ownership in South Lakeland. According to South Lakeland District Council figures, there are currently 3,819 properties in the council tax list classed as second homes.

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  2. Hugely respected member of K Shoes family passes awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Thewestmorland Gazette

    Jonathan Somervell, who was usually known as 'Jonty,' was widely know in the Kendal area as an active member of the local community with wide range of interests, most notably with the Westmorland Orchestra with whom he played the viola and was an active member for an incredible 65 years. After spending his early years at the Somervell family home at Plumgarths, he was taken to Canada by his mother where he became a skilled ice hockey player.

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  3. House builder Russell Armer plans 30 new homes for KendalRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 8 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    The developer is seeking consent from South Lakeland District Council for the dwellings, to include five starter homes with two or three bedrooms, and five affordable rented flats and houses.

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  4. Major consultation on future of Kendal markets launchedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    RESIDENTS and traders are to be asked exactly how they they see the future of Kendal's indoor and outdoor markets. The major consultation exercise has been launched by South Lakeland District Council, which operates the markets, with the aim of formulating a strategy which will secure the future of the facility.

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  5. Kendal resident raises money for CancerCare by taking part in MovemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    A KENDAL resident who grew a moustache just for November has raised over 100 pounds for a local cancer charity. Running into it's eleventh year Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues.

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  6. Here's how you can help to give young carers like these a much-needed breakRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 4 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    YOUNGSTERS who carry out caring roles at home are being giving a much-needed break by a monthly social club. The charity South Lakeland Carers provides a support group to give children the chance to have a break from their caring role and enjoy some 'free time' to have fun with friends.

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  7. Grange bandstand painting wins SLDC Christmas card design awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 3 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    A PAINTING of Grange-over-Sands' bandstand has won a Christmas card design competition organised by South Lakeland District Council. The snow-covered scene, painted by Brenda Craven from Ulverston, was picked by SLDC's chairman, Cllr Eric Morrell, to become the design for his official 2018 council Christmas card.

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  8. Kendal businesses vote in favour of BID renewalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 30 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    A 28-day postal ballot has been underway throughout November asking traders if they are in favour of renewing the scheme - which has around 700 members in the town centre. The BID was established in April 2014 and raises an annual levy from businesses within a certain specified area in central Kendal, which it is charged with investing in initiatives to benefit those traders.

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  9. Kendal flood scheme plans now in, 3 years after Storm DesmondRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 29 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    The Environment Agency has submitted detailed plans to South Lakeland District Council for the first part of the 30 million-plus scheme. As well as flood gates and miles of flood walls along the River Kent through town, phase one also features a pumping station at Gooseholme.

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  10. Work could start on new Kendal hotel in JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 29 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    A planning application to transform the redundant shopping centre into a 69-bedroom hotel with 88 one-bed residential apartments, was given the go-ahead by council planners today.

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  11. TV stars' visit shows lido's potential as film location, claim campaignersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 29 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    FILMING of a new ITV drama at the Grange Lido last week shows the facility could regularly earn valuable revenue as a setting for location filming. That is the claim of the group campaigning to restore the currently disused facility, which has been closed for almost three decades.

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  12. South Lakeland planners warned not to keep ignoring officers' adviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 28 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    New figures show SLDC has been taken to appeal six times after decisions by its planning committee over major planning applications. The planning committee, consisting of 18 councillors, has been told that it needs to improve or the council could be stripped of its powers.

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  13. Talks to provide 300 'affordable' homes in the Lake District have taken placeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    File photo dated 02/09/08 of people outside an estate agent's window. A survey suggests that seven in 10 renters think they would need a lottery win to afford to buy their own home.

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  14. Citizens Advice Column: 'The new family next door is becoming a nuisance - what can I do?'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    Q: A family has moved in to the house next door and is being a nuisance, yelling late at night over a loud television and leaving bin bags strewn over the front of the house. I don't want to antagonise them in case they become threatening.

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  15. South Lakes water quality rated 'excellent'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    WATER quality at every designated bathing water location in South Lakeland has been rated 'excellent' by government inspectors for the fifth consecutive year. Officials from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have notified South Lakeland District Council that all four sites on the lake at Windermere have received the top rating for the coming 2019 bathing season.

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  16. Brewery Arts Centre appoints new restaurant managerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    A FORMER British champion skier who swapped the slopes for catering management is aiming to take the Brewery Arts Centre to the pinnacle of Kendal's range of restaurants. Kerry Gossio has taken over as the manager of the Brewery's refurbished Vats Bar and Grainstore Restaurant and she is planning to use her experience heading up some of the best-known eateries in South Lakeland to revamp the menu and service at the venue.

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  17. Give Them a Break campaign reaches halfway milestoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 23 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    THIS week The Westmorland Gazette's Take a Break campaign has topped 10,000 in donations and gifts in kind, marking the official halfway point of our 20,000 target. The appeal aims to raise 20,000 to give people who voluntarily care for a loved-one, relative or friend much-needed respite.

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  18. Lakeland Arts Trust could receive 100,000 boost next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 22 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    SOUTH Lakeland District Council looks set to pledge 100,000 to the Lakeland Arts Trust at a meeting next week. It has asked for financial backing in order to unlock other multi-million pound grants, particularly 4.6 million from Arts Council England.

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  19. South Lakes poverty levels rising fast, MP tells CommonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 19 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    POVERTY levels are rising fast in the South Lakes area, MP Tim Farron has told the House of Commons this afternoon. Calling on the new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Amber Rudd to introduce poverty mandatory impact assessments for all new laws, Mr Farron demanded immediate action on what he said was a growing problem.

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  20. Funds to tackle flooding hotspot are approvedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 19 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    Last month Windermere Road residents were swamped with more than three foot of water again, and now county councillors have acted. At its meeting in Kendal on Monday, the South Lakeland Local Committee formally committed 20,000 as its share towards emergency works.

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