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Likely TIC operators named

Although not yet approved by SLDC Cabinet, and in advance of the information being made public, BBC Cumbria have this morning named Lakes Hospitality Association and Cumbria Chamber of Commerce as likely operators of Windermere TIC and Kendal TIC respectively.
SLDC Cabinet meet later this morning to approve the recommendations made by Michael Keane, Assistant Director [...]

TIC’s – 1 down, 2 to go!

Proposals to be put before SLDC’s Cabinet tomorrow, Wednesday 10th November,  indicate that although three independent submissions to operate the TIC in Ulverston were received none were regarded as being viable. As a result the recommendation is that SLDC now retain and directly operate the TIC in Ulverston from within the Coronation Hall as at [...]

SLDC = Shutting Loos Disadvantages Communities!

A decision taken yesterday by the members of the SLDC Cabinet has endorsed proposals to close 13 toilets and seek alternative operators for a further 17 of the Districts existing portfolio of 40 such facilities.
Potentially, if no alternative operators come forward, this could result in the closure of 30 toilets across the District, a decision that will [...]

Latest GDP figures – good news but!

Click here for Monthly Economic Briefing No 20 – August 2010

Businesses urged to use free service

The head of Business Link Northwest is urging small and medium sized businesses to continue making use of its free service while ministers decide on the future shape of government business support.

Peter Watson, managing director of Business Link Northwest, said until any new proposals are finalised, Business Link Northwest remains the region’s free and impartial business [...]

Over 50? Considering self-employment?

If you are over 50 and considering self-employment where do you turn?
PRIME was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales to provide a service to help anyone over 50 who wants to become self employed. It operates across the UK.
To find out more visit www.primebusinessclub.com
For other useful links to enterprise development information visit our Useful [...]

Normal service will be resumed!

Following our recent and succesful move our only challenge remains lack of broadband connectivity.
As a consequence we are remotely picking up, and replying, to emails once in a morning and once in an afternoon. This is resulting in a slight delay in our response times for which we apologise.
Normal levels of communication will be resumed as quickly as possible.

2010 delivers new opportunities


January will see the launch of our new  “When it comes to”   initiative to help extend delivery of our skills in
Connecting Communities, Finding Solutions

Fund Raising opportunity

Developing and delivering community focused projects identified as being essential to meet the future needs of our community requires that we obtain appropriate funding.
We are seeking  a volunteer who is willing to help us identify and secure such funding streams and, thereby, enable us to get on with delivering the projects concerned.
Anyone  interested in discussing the opportunity [...]

Retail Revitalisation – South Lakeland

The SLDT  Shop Doctor will be active in Kendal and Ulverston in the near future.
Funding from SLDC and the Local Strategic Partnership has been secured which will see up to 18 independent retailers across the two towns participating in the programme.
In addition to first impressions ’snapshot’ visits the programme includes evening workshop presentations addressing shop front [...]