Carlisle City Council

Election results for 2019

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Most Recent

  1. Plans for Carlisle's Garden Village on display

    Plans for the creation of a new village and link road on the outskirts of Carlisle have gone on display.

    An exhibition on the proposed St Cuthbert's Garden Village and Carlisle southern link road is being held at the racecourse until 19:30 on Tuesday.

    Under the plans 10,000 new homes will be built on the southern edge of the city.

    Graphic of the location of the St Cuthbert's Garden Village

    The scheme was awarded £320,000 by the government at the beginning of the year.

    Cumbria County Council and the city council has pledged £10m towards the scheme.

    The government announced the creation of 14 Garden Villages, described as self-contained communities throughout England, in 2017.

    Caldew Crossing bridge on the Carlisle Southern Link Road

    Proposals include a southern link road which will link the M6 at Junction 42 to the A595.

    An artist's impression of the Caldew Crossing bridge can be seen above.

  2. Crack down on fly-tippers after increase in dumped rubbish

    People in Cumbria are being warned to ensure their rubbish is disposed of legally, as local councils report an increase in fly-tipping.

    Carlisle City Council has a fleet of six new vehicles, some fitted with CCTV cameras, and will be doing patrols of the area to try and catch people responsible.

    Brian Smith, civil enforcement officer for the council, said it's not just furniture and building materials that are being dumped: "We're getting people dumping containers of oil and horrible things like that in the countryside and they're ending up in streams which has a massive impact on the local wildlife."

    Fly-tipped furniture
  3. Proposals to restructure local government in Cumbria

    The government is asking what people think about plans to divide Cumbria as a county.

    It has begun a consultation to look at a number of ideas with the same aim - to reduce the number of councils to save money.

    Four different ideas have been put forward to ministers.

    Among them is one option is to split Cumbria into two large areas - a west authority taking in Copeland, Allerdale and Carlisle and a separate eastern area including Eden, South Lakeland and Barrow.

    It's also been announced that local council elections, due to be held in May, will be postponed for a year in Cumbria while the re-organisation is being considered.

    People have until the 19 April to submit their views.

    Quote Message: It would create organisations that are large enough to drive our ambitions for growth and excellent service delivery, while maintaining local identity and close links to our local communities." from Mike Starkie Mayor of Copeland
    Mike StarkieMayor of Copeland
    Buttermere
  4. Funding for mental health support in Carlisle

    Carlisle City Council has agreed to provide £25,000 to bolster mental health support in the city.

    The funds have been signed off as part of the city council’s budget for the next financial year.

    The authority is also in negotiations for more mental health funding from Cumbria County Council.

    Carlisle Eden Mind, which runs the Lighthouse crisis support service, says it's seen a surge in people seeking help since the beginning of the pandemic.

    Carlisle City centre
    Quote Message: The isolation, depression and sense of despair has impacted on the fabric of our society and much of our own personal resilience."
    Quote Message: The Lighthouse service and projects like it are going to be vital to help people, young and old, get through the coming months and years.” from Councillor John Mallinson Leader, Carlisle City Council
    Councillor John MallinsonLeader, Carlisle City Council