Carlisle City Council

Election results for 2019

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Cumbrian councils sign up to making climate top priority

Three Cumbrian councils have now passed motions declaring a "climate emergency", effectively saying that all decisions will be made with the consequences for the environment and carbon emissions taken into account.

Campaigners in council chamber
BBC

Campaigners with banners and posters crowded into a meeting of Eden Council last night to see a motion by the Liberal Democrat leader of the authority, Virginia Taylor, commit to being carbon neutral by 2030 and taking a number of other steps.

The motion also declared there was an ecological emergency, saying the council should actively safeguard the natural environment.

Carlisle and South Lakeland councils have already passed similar resolutions and Barrow is expected to follow next week.

Climate campaigners question start of Carlisle flights

The addition of Carlisle airport, CAX on international schedules, was not welcomed by climate campaigners.

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There was a small demonstration close to the entrance of the airport this morning,

It's time that we stopped increasing the amount of available flights that there are for people, and it's time that we properly taxed flying."

Helen DavisonGreen Party councillor, Carlisle City Council...

New city sports centre scheme faces final hurdle

A £25m revamp of the Sands leisure centre in Carlisle could be approved this evening.

Sands artist's impression
Carlisle City Council

A special full council meeting this evening will decide whether or not to give the project the final go-ahead.

The centre, including an eight-lane swimming pool replacing the ageing James Street facilities, would benefit swimming clubs around the county, but questions have been raised about whether the development would make flooding worse.

Changes made to city 'power from waste' incinerator scheme

Local Democracy Reporting Service

John Connell

Energy generated by a controversial incinerator planned for a Carlisle industrial estate will go straight into the National Grid and not directly to nearby businesses.

Permission has already been granted for an £80m “energy from waste” processing facility at Kingmoor Park despite objections from those living on the Lowry Hill housing estate, and earlier this year changes were made to the design.

A meeting this week of the city authority’s Economic Growth Scrutiny committee was told the development presented an “opportunity for a large advanced manufacturing company to benefit from the excess heat” created by the 230ft high chimney stack.

Council calls for better signs to Carlisle's attractions

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Leading city councillors are ramping up pressure on Highways England to improve “poor” motorway signage in a bid to draw more visitors into Carlisle.

Members of the Economic Growth Scrutiny Panel agreed that more needed to be done by Highways England to advertise the “Gateway City” to motorists, particularly on the M6.

Carlisle motorway sign
Google

Former city council leader Colin Glover, who raised the issue, said: “One of the great difficulties we have had in the past is with Highways England and getting them to sign the city better off the motorway."

Paul Nedved, who is now the executive member for the economy and enterprise, said he endorsed Mr Glover’s comments, adding: “It is critical that we draw people into the city and the single best way to do that is to sell ourselves and market ourselves at strategic points."

We need to be seen as a gateway and as a tourist destination and I think the signage at present is very poor.”

Councillor Paul Nedved

Carlisle Sands Centre development passes major hurdle

The £25m redevelopment of the Sands Centre has cleared a major hurdle after Carlisle City Council’s new executive voted the scheme through to the last stage.

The project, developed under the previous Labour administration, has been recommended for approval with the plans due to go before the full council at the end of the month for final consideration with Conservatives now in charge.

Sands centre artist's impression
Carlisle CC

Darren Crossley, the council’s deputy chief executive, told last night’s meeting of the executive that the project was the “cornerstone” of the authority’s mission to improve health in the city, adding that it was a “necessity” because of the ageing leisure facilities.

The new council leader John Mallinson said: “We are starting off from a position where the pools are dreadfully out of date and the cost of not doing this would be very significant and this is perhaps a one-off opportunity for a development of this kind."

Civic centre facelift plans go before councillors

Plans to refurbish Carlisle's Civic Centre go before planners today.

The building was damaged during the floods in 2015, and the proposals include improvements to the ground floor and entrance, and knocking down the rotunda that contains the council chamber.

Carlisle Civic Centre
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One-third of voters have their say in Carlisle and Eden

We can now say Carlisle City Council recorded a turnout in yesterday's EU elections of 33.85%, while Eden recorded 38%.

Allerdale Council is verifying the contents of the ballot boxes in that district today, and so far we have been unable to contact Barrow Borough Council.

Conservatives take over Carlisle city by one vote

Conservatives have formalised their control of Carlisle City Council after a vote saw their group leader, John Mallinson, elected as council leader by a single vote.

Councillor Mallinson has now appointed his five executive members, each responsible to specific areas such as leisure services, parking or economic development.

He replaces the Labour leader, Councillor Colin Glover, after a change in the number of seats in the authority and local elections at the start of the month saw the Tories become the largest party.