Cumbria County Council’s Leader and Chief Executive are helping to launch an exciting new initiative which will help young people gain work training and help their pathway into employment.
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Public libraries across the county will be hosting a series of drop-in events next month to encourage the public to get involved in the Time For Change? debate on how the library service should be reshaped for the future.
Cumbria County Council has scooped a national award for the public budget consultation that asked the people of Cumbria how they thought the council should save £33m over the next year. Council officers picked up the Gold Award for Community Engagement at last night's Local Government Communications Reputation Awards 2011.
County Councillors have today agreed to appoint a contractor to build a new multi-million pound crossing of the River Derwent in Workington after the old Northside Bridge was destroyed in the floods of November 2009.
County council Cabinet members today received assurances from the portfolio holder for children's social care and corporate director for children's services that levels of support for deaf and hearing impaired children in schools is being maintained and there has been no reduction in the level of funding to support them.
Plans for shaping and improving the future of transport in Cumbria and boosting the local economy were today (Thursday May 26) approved by the county council’s cabinet.
Cumbria County Council is continuing to support a range of cultural organisations in the county, despite the pressures on public funding.
Work to build a landmark new foot and cycle bridge destroyed by the Cumbria floods is forging ahead with the demolition of the collapsed old structure, including the removal of the piers in the river now nearing completion.
Cumbria's libraries will be taking part in a special day next week to encourage children and adults to share in the power of storytelling.
People will have the opportunity to learn traditional rural skills such as blacksmithing, wood carving, lime pointing and stone masonry and dry stone walling at an event at Carlisle Castle next week.
Journalists and photographers are invited to a ceremony this week marking the start of construction of Cumbria Fire and Rescue’s new service HQ in Penrith. (9.45am for a 10am start on Friday 27 May 2011 at Kemplay Park roundabout, Penrith)
Cumbria County Council has agreed an innovative new partnership arrangement with Copeland Borough Council to deliver grounds maintenance services to a number of schools across the county.
Older people in Barrow are several important steps nearer to having a new generation of care facilities in the town as a part of a multi-million pound Cumbria County Council improvement programme.
The latest No Cold Calling Zone (NCCZ) in the South Lakeland area is set to be launched next week (Tuesday 24 May) in Levens to help clamp down on doorstep crime.
Radio One’s Big Weekend proved to be a massive hit for Cumbria Trading Standards when they seized £6,500 of counterfeit CDs in Carlisle on Saturday including titles from headlines acts Lady Gaga and the Foo Fighters.
This week is the second ever national Dying Matters Week and Cumbria County Council and NHS Cumbria are reminding people of the importance of talking to their family and friends about their future wishes for their care.
Parents across Cumbria will be encouraged to ‘share the secret’ this week when an international nappy promotion hits the county.
Cumbria County Council's major project to introduce a more equal and transparent pay and grading structure for its employees has reached another important milestone, with the completion of all stage two appeals, including schools-based staff.
Cumbria's libraries will be hosting a series of events to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of Adult Learners' Week, which starts tomorrow (May 14-20).
Cumbria has been highlighted for its pioneering approach to child protection in a major new report published this week. At the launch of the Munro Review of Child Protection Cumbria County Council was described as a "creative, forward-thinking and child-centred council".
Twelve bus routes across Cumbria will remain on the timetable after the county council joined forces with local passengers, parish councils and operators to keep services on the road.
The result of the May 5th Cumbria County Council by-election for the division of Keswick and Derwent has been confirmed by the electoral authority Allerdale Borough Council:
Cumbria County Council's most dedicated and committed employees have been recognised in the council’s sixth annual Excellence Awards.
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Talented young crime writers in Cumbria will be honoured at a ceremony in Carlisle Library this Monday (9th May). Fourteen young writers, aged from nine to 18, have been shortlisted for the Cumbria section of the National Young Crime Writers’ Competition.
History hunters in Cumbria will have a chance to delve into the past throughout May as part of Local History Month.
Cumbria has repeated its annual success in ensuring that parents of primary school children get their school of choice.
Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service chiefs are warning people to be wary of wildfires during the ongoing hot weather after a large blaze broke out across moorland in the western Lake District.