Liberal Democrat councillors in Kendal have got the ball rolling on a campaign to improve footpaths in the town.
At a meeting of Kendal Town Council's Environment and Highways Committee this week, Lib Dem Chair Eamonn Hennessy and Vice Chair Giles Archibald proposed to allocate £12,000 to fund an audit of local footpaths.
On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, Home Secretary Priti Patel agreed to meet with local MP Tim Farron and Lake District hospitality leaders to address the urgent staffing crisis in the industry.
The latest research conducted by Cumbria Tourism found that 85% of businesses in the sector are struggling with recruitment issues.
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