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Crime decreases in Cumbria

Cumbria’s newly elected Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, David Allen, welcomes the drop in crime across the county at his Public Accountability Conference (PAC) on Tuesday 16 July 2024. Between April 2023 and March 2024, crime decreased by 8.3% with 3,227 less crimes recorded, and therefore victims of crime, compared to the same time period… Continue reading Crime decreases in Cumbria


Northern issues plea to headteachers to help tackle ‘persistent, calculated fare evasion’ by students

Northern has written to the headteachers of eleven secondary schools and academies across the North of England with a plea to help them tackle what they call ‘persistent, calculated fare evasion’ by students. As the end of the academic year draws near, the train operator says it’s time for headteachers to work with them to… Continue reading Northern issues plea to headteachers to help tackle ‘persistent, calculated fare evasion’ by students



Significant progress at Barrow Alternative Provision as modular buildings arrive

A £2.9 million project to build a 40-place Alternative Provision in Barrow passed a major milestone recently as pre-built modular sections of the school structure started to arrive. Following the recent completion of the groundworks and foundations to prepare the Channelside site, the first batch of buildings have arrived, kicking off the next stage of… Continue reading Significant progress at Barrow Alternative Provision as modular buildings arrive



Grant scheme returns to help young people travel for education, learning and training

Young people in Westmorland and Furness will again this year receive support to access education and training Following a successful pilot scheme in 2023/24, Westmorland and Furness Council’s Cabinet has approved £300,000 spend to continue the 16-19 Education Travel Bursary programme. The scheme is aimed at supporting 16 to 19-year-olds pay for transport for educational… Continue reading Grant scheme returns to help young people travel for education, learning and training



New hub launches to recruit foster carers

A new recruitment hub has been launched to recruit urgently needed foster carers across Cumbria and Lancashire. The Regional Fostering Recruitment and Retention Hub, created as part of a £1.2m successful regional bid between Blackburn with Darwen Council, Blackpool Council, Cumberland Council, Westmorland and Furness Council, and Lancashire County Council to boost foster care recruitment… Continue reading New hub launches to recruit foster carers


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