On 22nd Feb Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government made a statement to the House of Commons. In this he stated that he has opened a consultation about establishing a Unitary Authority or Authorities in Cumbria to replace the County Council and the District Councils.
The Labour / Liberal Democrat run County Council, working closely with all partners, have put plans in place to support families in hardship over the coming week. This includes those families whose children would normally receive free school meals as well as those who have found themselves facing financial challenge.
Adrian Waite plans to stand for Kirkby Stephen for the Cumbria County Council elections in May 2021.
Adrian has lived in Cumbria since 1993 and is married with three children and two grandchildren. In his spare time, he likes to enjoy the Cumbrian countryside, study history and follow Carlisle United.
We are all aware of the importance of bus services to rural communities including those in the Eden Valley. The news that Labour/LibDem coalition run Cumbria County Council has been awarded £380,000 under the government's scheme for funding Supported Bus Services during 2020/21 is therefore to be welcomed; as is the proposal by the County Council to use part of the money to support new bus services between Appleby and Kirkby Stephen and to connect Kirkby Stephen town centre with the railway station and surrounding villages. We should be grateful to officers in the County Council's transport service for their work in securing this funding.
The Labour/Liberal Democrat executive of Cumbria County Council have decided that their Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will be reopened from Tuesday 12 May for a restricted service following an agreement with Renewi Cumbria Ltd and Cumbria Waste Management, the companies that operate the sites.
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