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The Latest News from Cumbria County Council - Friday 16th April 2021

Friday 16 April 2021

In this week's edition

Covid-19 cases continue to drop


COVID-19 cases continued to drop with only 69 cases for the week ending 9 April.

While there was some variation between districts, the infection rate in Cumbria (14 new cases per 100k), with the exception of Copeland, remains below national and regional averages. Copeland’s rate was above the national average but equal to the regional average rate (27 and 31 new cases per 100k population respectively).

The number of patients in hospital and new admissions to hospital continues to decrease and there are no current outbreaks in care homes across Cumbria.

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The latest COVID-19 situation report can be found here.

community testing

Cumbria pays tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh

Cumbria has been paying tribute this week to HRH, The Duke of Edinburgh, whose influence on our national life cannot be underestimated.

A number of flags located around the county will be flown at half-mast until 8am on the day following the ceremonial funeral on Saturday.

At minute's silence will be held nationwide, in memory of the Duke, at 3pm on Saturday, the same time as the ceremonial royal funeral will start in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

HM Lord- Lieutenant for Cumbria, Mrs Claire Hensman, has paid a warm and heartfelt tribute to the Duke, who died on Friday 9 April.

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Tony Markley appointed as new County Council Chairman

Tony Markley

A new Chairman and Vice Chairman of Cumbria County Council have been appointed at this year’s Annual General Meeting.

Cllr Tony Markley, Conservative member for Solway Coast since 2005, is the new Chairman and Cllr Andy Connell, Liberal Democrat member for Appleby, is the new Vice Chairman.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the meeting yesterday took place virtually.

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Have your say on latest improvement plans for A595 at Bothel

A595 consultation

Local residents, businesses and users of the A595 are being asked to have their say on the latest proposals to improve the A595 within the vicinity of Bothel.

Cumbria County Council has launched a public consultation to seek people’s views on the A595 Bothel Strategic Improvement scheme ahead of submitting a planning application in the summer. The consultation closes on Monday 24 May 2021. People can give their feedback by going online.

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Essential resurfacing work starts on Warwick Road, Carlisle

road closed

A reminder that essential highway maintenance work on A69 Warwick Road, Carlisle, starts on Sunday 18 April. The works will involve replacing worn-out sections of road between Victoria Place and Botcherby Bridge.

It will be necessary to close the road to all traffic from 6.30pm each night from Sunday to Thursday for approximately four weeks. The road will reopen early in the morning.

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Have your say on the future of local government in Cumbria

The government is holding a formal consultation on the future of local government.

Cumbria County Council believes ONE CUMBRIA is the obvious choice.

Have your say here. The consultation closes on Monday 19 April 2021.

One Cumbria

Jobs and careers


We're now recruiting to a number of career opportunities across Cumbria, including:

If you or someone you know is looking for a new career opportunity, search jobs now, subscribe to our vacancy alerts and follow our dedicated careers page on Facebook.

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