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Settle-Carlisle line shut after further ground movement at landslip site   (11.2.16)
Settle-Carlisle line shut after further ground movement at landslip site

The Settle-Carlisle line was closed to passenger and freight trains today for safety reasons after Network Rail’s ground measurements detected further movement of a railway embankment at Eden Brow.

Martin Frobisher, Network Rail’s route managing director, said: “The safety of the railway is always our top priority.

“While we recognise the impact that closing this important route will have on many people, we need to close this railway line in order to undertake extensive repairs.

“Since movement of the embankment was first detected by aerial monitoring, we have had a team of experts on site to monitor conditions and to measure ground movement. This team measured significant movement of the embankment overnight and we have needed to close the line.

“Major repairs are needed and the line is likely to be shut for many weeks while these take place.”

Earlier this month a large section embankment below the two-track railway at Eden Brow slipped into the River Eden, running below.

Trains had been allowed to run through the area at speeds of 5mph on one of the two tracks while engineers and geotechnical experts designed a permanent repair.

Network Rail’s orange army is now being mobilised to tackle this problem as quickly as possible.

Northern Rail will be operating train services between Leeds and Appleby and a replacement bus service between Appleby and Carlisle. Northern will continue to work with Network Rail to ensure its customers are kept on the move, up to date with the latest information and that disruption is kept to a minimum.


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Press Release Citizens Advice Centre   (Jan2016)
An exciting and innovative way of accessing advice is available for the first time in rural parts of Carlisle & Eden.

People living in rural areas will be able to receive advice and assistance from the four key advice providers in Carlisle & Eden: Age UK, Citizens Advice, Benefits Advice Service Carlisle City Council and the Cumbria Law Centre.

The charities (together with the Benefits Advice Service in Carlisle) are partners in Carlisle and Eden Advice Link, a project funded by the Big Lottery. People will be able to access the wide-ranging advice and information services currently offered by the respective agencies.

24/7 Emergency Contacts - Floods   (29.12.15)
To ensure that anyone affected by the floods has the support they need over the festive period an extra information helpline has been established.
Open 24/7 the number to call for information and updates is 0345 988 1188

This line has been organised by Cumbria County Council, the six district Councils and Central Government and will be run by the Environment Agency’s Floodline service.

Cumbria Community Grant Information for Flood Victims   (December 2015)
Support for Individuals and Families Application Form

PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM VIA EMAIL: grants@cumbriafoundation.org alternatively you can post it to Cumbria Community Foundation, Dovenby Hall, Cockermouth CA13 0PN

Please read the advisory notes before completing the form. If you are unsure about the meaning of any section please contact a Grants Officer on 01900 825760 or email enquiries@cumbriafoundation.org

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Rural Patient Transport Briefing   (3.9.15)

NEW BUS SERVICE NO. 95   (From 3rd August 2015)
Reay’s have supplied us with details of a new
bus service 95
starting from 3 August 2015

It will operate on Monday and Thursday only, running from Brampton to Carlisle via Castle Carrock, Hayton, Heads Nook and Great Corby (full route and timetable is shown below)

It will also offer a link between Plains Road in Wetheral and Brampton


History of Land Settlement Housing   (28.1.15)
In the late mid- to late 1930s, the Land Settlement Association built two estates of smallholdings on land at Broadwath Farm and Dalston Hall. These were two of over 20 such estates around the country, established to provide employment opportunities for long-term unemployed men and their families from depressed industrial areas. The estates, at least in the early days, may have been managed by the county council.

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