Christmas Volunteering Opportunities

At this time of year Cumbria CVS gets requests from potential new volunteers who would like to volunteer on Christmas Day or over the festive period. If your organisation can involve Christmas volunteers and has not already provided Cumbria CVS with details of your volunteering opportunities then please contact Judith at Cumbria CVS on 017680 800350 or email:

Cumbria County Council Public Budget Consultation ‘Securing our Future’

This document highlights the challenge ahead and also indicates that over next three year the Council is likely to lose a further 1,800 jobs as they intensify efforts to save £83 million and balance the books by 2018. Most of the savings affect the way the Council is organised, but some will affect services directly – so the Council is keen to hear everyone’s views.