A spokeswoman said: absence of frontline staff undoubtedly put significant pressure on the service and the day has been an extremely challenging one. had officers on standby to cover for striking civilians in the Nike Air Total Max Uptempo Size 13
Footfall figures from The Lanes in Carlisle were up 41.6 per cent on the same Wednesday last year.
Centre and bin and recycling collections operated normally.
Alan Rutter, secretary for the NUT teaching union in Cumbria, said: are really pleased. It sends a message to the Government meet us and negotiate so we don have to continue this action. from schools, the county council says that 1,441 employees were on strike out of 7,486 who could have taken action, a turnout of 19 per cent.
Copeland council was harder hit. With just one refuse crew working, only bagged waste was collected. Wheelie bins were left full and recycling collections cancelled.
Sonya Haandrikman, of Celebrations in Bank Street, Carlisle, said: has definitely increased trade. The cafe has been busy all morning. We weren expecting it to be this much busier. around 2 million workers are thought to have taken part in the strike, which closed more than half of England 21,700 state schools.
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control room at Carleton Hall, Penrith. In the event, they were barely needed.
A spokesman added: people won have experienced any change in the level of service. NHS says 19 per cent of staff in Cumbria took part in the strike.
and that a very small number of lectures had been cancelled as a direct result of the strike.
Half the county libraries were shut including the central library at the Lanes, Carlisle.
Unions provided cover for accident and emergency departments, emergency surgery, minor injury units and essential community nursing.
However, some non emergency hospital clinics, outpatient appointments and routine surgery were postponed and officials urged people not contact the NHS except for emergencies.
has clearly been some disruption particularly because of the relatively high proportion of school closures but we planned ahead to manage the impact of the strikes on the public. council said 60 per cent of staff were on strike. However, refuse collection services and leisure centres were unaffected.
They, along with some of the strikers, used the free day to go shopping.
Many parents took time off to look after children who could not go to school.
Three of the four archive offices closed but register offices were open.
The strike brought a welcome boom for retailers.
Council offices stayed open, as did care homes, while adult social care had emergency cover.
Jim Savege, corporate director for organisational development, said: appears from the figures we have so far that the proportion of county council staff striking is relatively low.
North West Ambulance Service reported six per cent of A frontline staff and 11 per cent of patient transport staff in Cumbria and Lancashire were missing.
Inspector Chris Wright said: vast majority of [civilian] staff have turned in for work.
A total of 38,559 people passed through the shopping centre, making it the busiest Wednesday of 2011 and just short of the busiest Wednesday of 2010, which was in the Nike Vapormax R week before Christmas.
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