Cumbria County Council will continue to provide key services over the Christmas and New Year period but some are closed for the entire Christmas period. Find out more here.
The county council staff and volunteers who keep public services running over Christmas and New Year are being recognised this year in an interactive web page running over the festive season.
Cumbria County Council is planning to start work in January 2015 on a major £2.3 million road improvement scheme in Penrith.
Extra donation points now in place around Cumbria
Parents are being urged to avoid an unwanted Christmas present and take advantage of a free flu vaccination for their children.