Community Engagement

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PENRITH AND THE BORDER TO BE A PART OF THE QUEEN’S COMMONWEALTH CANOPY

Rory will plant five trees on 18 January at Castle Park in Penrith, as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. The saplings, two silver birch, two rowan and a hazel, are UK sourced and grown, and were donated by a partnership between the Woodland Trust, Sainsbury’s and ITV. If well maintained they can be expected to grow […]

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RORY SUPPORTS LOCAL SPORTS CLUB

Rory has met with representatives from the Pitch Replacement Group for Kirkby Stephen Community Sports Association to discuss the site’s condition and their plans for its improvement. The pitch, which is over 22 years old, and ten years past its life expectancy, has deteriorated to such a state that it will soon be unfit for use. The facility is […]

Rory at the Multi Agency Hub

RORY VISITS MULTI AGENCY HUB IN CARLISLE

        Rory visited the Multi Agency Hub in Carlisle’s Civic Centre to discuss the challenges faced by those working in the hub. The Multi-Agency Hub was set up in Carlisle to bring agencies together so that they can work more effectively on solving problems across the county. They deal with a range of […]

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RORY SUPPORTS PLANS FOR NEW BATHS DEVELOPMENT

Rory visited Wigton Swimming Baths to show his support for the recently approved plans for development. Since the Trust took over the management of the baths they had become increasingly aware that the lack of dry side space had inhibited business and its potential for growth. The Trust set about plans for a ‘Loft’ development, […]

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RORY SUPPORTS MEDIATION FOR FOOTPATH LINKING CUMBRIAN VILLAGES

Rory met with Caldbeck Parish Council to discuss the proposed plans to create a wheelchair and pushchair friendly path and cycle way joining together two picturesque Cumbrian villages, Caldbeck and Hesket Newmarket. A call for such a footpath was included in the 2005-15 Parish plan and was overwhelmingly supported by parishioners. The parish Plan was […]

Rory Stewart and Rose Rouse

RORY WELCOMES NEW COUNCIL CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Rory met with Rose Rouse last week to welcome her to Eden and congratulate her on her new role as Chief Executive of Eden District Council, which she started at the beginning of July. Mrs Rouse, a former Corporate Director with Worcester City Council, said her main role over the next few months was to […]

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RORY PRESSES CAMPAIGN FOR BETTER ACCESS AT KIRKBY STEPHEN RAILWAY STATION

Rory Stewart has convened a meeting at Kirkby Stephen Railway Station to solve the problems around accessing the northbound platform, which involves a dangerous gravel slope down to a busy road, with no parking facilities or safety measures for the disabled, the elderly, or those with children. Rory brought together representatives from Northern Rail and […]

Rory Stewart MP with PACT

RORY MEETS WITH PACT TO DISCUSS LOCAL AND NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES

Rory Stewart MP has met with representatives from Penrith Action for Community Transition (PACT) to discuss both their grassroots campaigns, and the government’s environmental policies. In the course of a productive conversation, the Government’s ongoing efforts to reduce the production and consumption of single-use plastics featured prominently. This is an issue in which Rory has […]

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RORY LEARNS ABOUT THE IMPACT OF DEMENTIA WHILE ON CARE HOME VISIT

Rory visited Cold Springs Care Home in Penrith on 20 April in advance of National Care Home Day to speak with staff and residents, and gain a greater understanding of the provision of care.  National Care Home Day was introduced in 2012 to strengthen links between care homes and their local communities, encouraging people, clubs, […]