Give your views about Appleby Horse Fair 2013
Give us your views about Appleby Horse Fair 2013. Your opinions will form part of the 2013 Horse Fair Evaluation Report. To give your views visit www.applebyfair.org or email: email@example.com
Entries now open for Penrith Sprint Triathlon – Sunday 25 August 2013
The sixth Penrith Sprint Triathlon is taking place on Sunday 25 August at the town’s Leisure Centre. The event comprises a 400m swim, 22km cycle ride and 5km run. A sprint triathlon provides a challenge for high-level athletes, but is also the perfect event for people considering trying this type of sport for the first time. The deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday 16 August 2013. Read more about the Penrith Sprint Triathlon.
Have your dog microchipped for Free
Our Community Wardens and the Dogs’ Trust are encouraging dog owners to have their pets microchipped for free, this helps reduce the number of unidentified stray dogs in the District. Microchipping does not hurt your dog, no anaesthetic is required and the procedure should cause no more discomfort to your pet than a standard vaccination. Read more about free dog microchipping.
Find solutions and apply for funding to realise your community's ambitions
Community Solutions contains information about how local communities are developing solutions to address their needs. Case studies and 'How-To' guides are available to help community groups develop ideas to start projects in their neighbourhoods. Many organisations have applied to the Eden Community Fund for grants to kick start their ambitions for their local area. Read more about Community Solutions.
Turning empty properties back into homes
The Council has a range of help available to turn empty properties back into homes. Owners of empty properties can access grants of up to £20k to help refurbish their properties. Read more about turning empty properties back into homes.
Cumbria Choice based lettings system - for council/housing association properties
Cumbria Choice Based Lettings is used to allocate properties by Cumbria's local authorities and housing organisations. If you register with them you can bid for a home by phone/texting and on Cumbria Choice - Choice Based Lettings website.
The new forward plan
For all key decisions we will take in the next four months see the Forward Plan.