Ravenstonedale Parish Council. Big Society in Cumbria
Extract from the blog of Rory Stewart
, MP for Penrith and the Border and Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Local Democracy.
Cumbrian Big Society is no grand ideological project – we would not want it to be. Nor is it the only answer to our nation’s ills. But if we set these communities free; many services now threatened could be saved; projects which now look impossible – such as superfast rural broadband – could happen quickly. The value of what we create may go beyond service delivery and liberate a community’s imagination and pride.
The following link reports on a meeting with Rory Stewart et al which Councillor Hilary Law and Chris Elphick attended on 1st September. Our representatives particularly plugged the proposed Ravenstonedale to Newbiggin-on_Lune cycleway.
Big Society in Eden