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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 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 […]

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RORY CHAIRS MEETING TO DISCUSS ‘UNSAFE’ BRUNSTOCK BY-PASS

Rory has met with Brunstock residents to discuss the community’s road traffic problems. The town is located near to a five junction stretch of road from the Linstock roundabout to Greymoor Hill. Increases in the number of vehicles, compounded by the use of large agricultural vehicles, have led to rising congestion and a serious increase […]

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RORY HOLDS DISCUSSION ON A66 DUALLING AND SAFETY

Rory has met with representatives from Highways England to discuss their plans for the A66. Mr Stewart has campaigned for better roads for Cumbria since his election in 2010 and has been monitoring the situation on the A66 for some time. He arranged this meeting with representatives from Highways England in order to hear their […]

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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 HOSTS EQUALITEAS PARTY

Rory has held an EqualiTeas Party to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act. The event, which took place at the Horse and Farrier Inn, Threlkeld, on 22 June gave participants the opportunity to discuss, debate and commemorate the legislation which extended the franchise to all women over the age of 21. This […]

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RORY PRAISES LOCAL PENRITH HERO TATTIE TIM 

Rory made a special trip to one of Penrith’s most popular eateries last week to visit the famous ‘Tattie Tim’ AKA Tim Lorton, who was one of the first people to the scene of a horrific car accident in the centre of Penrith on the 14th May. Tim was working on his jacket potato stall when […]