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The results after a 28-day postal ballot, administered by the Electoral Reform Services, on the renewal of Kendal BID for the next five years are as follows:   Total number of votes cast in the ballot, excluding any given on ballot papers rejected – 271   Aggregate rateable value of each hereditament in respect of […]

MP denounces consultation on future of Kendal Post Office as a ‘sham’ after Government announces support for closure Local MP Tim Farron has hit out at the Conservative Government after they endorsed the closure of Kendal Post Office. Tim wrote to the minister responsible for post offices, Kelly Tolhurst MP, to make the case that […]

Police are investigating an incident of burglary at a commercial premises on Parkside Business Park, Kendal on Wednesday 10th October 2018 at approximately 1pm. Two boilers were stolen to the value of £2000 in total. Police are keen to speak with the individuals pictured as part of their investigation. Anyone who recognises the individuals, or […]

Local MP Tim Farron has written to the Prime Minister, Theresa May, urging her to intervene over the current crisis on the railways in Cumbria. The long-running dispute between the RMT and Northern Rail over driver-only trains has resulted in virtually no service for 14 consecutive Saturdays. Last night, Transport for the North said they […]

Sedbergh Police are investigating several burglaries which occurred in the Killington area, Sedbergh in the early hours of Saturday 24th November.   Offenders have been seen in a white van between the hours of 1am and 2am and have been on private property and looking into barns.   A number of power tools have been […]

MP secures meeting with health minister to make the case for more funding for mental health provision in Cumbria On the floor of the House of Commons this morning, South Lakes MP Tim Farron secured a meeting with the health minister to discuss problems surrounding mental health in Cumbria. Speaking during Health Questions, Tim said: […]

Local health bosses have agreed to increase contracts of local NHS Dental practices in the South Lakes so they can see and treat more patients after a campaign by MP Tim Farron. Earlier this month Tim warned of a crisis in local NHS dentistry, with there being next to no vacancies for adults in the […]

Police have arrested two men following the report of a suspicious incident in Ambleside. The incident occurred at 1.30pm on the 22nd November near Galava Roman Fort. No one was hurt during this incident. A 43-year-old man from Windermere and a 35-year-old man from Ambleside were arrested on suspicion of Kidnap. They have been released […]

Low cost all-day parking is boosting the funds at Kendal Snowsports Club. Every penny raised by the introduction of £1 a day parking is now helping the club to plan for the future. Earlier this year South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) reached an agreement to use part of the club’s land at Canal Head as […]

Kendal Police are investigating a theft that occurred overnight on the 23rd November into the 24th in which a roof-top tent was stolen from a vehicle. The incident occurred on Fairfield Lane, Kendal. Offenders have removed several large bolts which attached the property to a vehicle before stealing it. Anyone with any information or witnessed […]