THIS time last week I was just back from a county council cabinet meeting at County Hall, Kendal. Dead behind the eyes from the Labour-Lib Dem love-in. Try as I might, I still can’t summon up any enthusiasm for writing about it.
SURLY MOSS To Murley Moss then. A.k.a Murley Mess. The Joke Factory. The drab headquarters of the Lake District National Park Authority. From the outside, it looks like a mental health unit and on the inside, it has all the Joie de Vivre of the Dignitas departure lounge. Architecturally, it is the most uninspiring public … Continue reading Sketch: Lake District Planning Meeting
CUMBRIA, 6th June 2017: These are dull times to be working the council beat.
THIS is a year of change for Cumbria County Council. Its purpose-built HQ, situated next door to The Samaritans in Carlisle, is filling up, the new chief executive starts in March and a new council takes over in May. All 84 seats are up for election. Don’t Betton It Robert Betton, a compact Independent councillor … Continue reading The Sketch: Cumbria County Council