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