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SUPPORT FOR ‘A PLAN FOR POOLEY BRIDGE’

Rory Stewart attended a high-level meeting convened by Barton Parish Council’s Chairman Miles MacInnes, and attended by representatives from The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, Cumbria County Council, the Lake District National Park Authority, Eden District Council, the Parish Council, the Ullswater Association and Lake District Estates, to discuss the future of Pooley Bridge following […]

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RORY CONVENES BELL BRIDGE MEETING TO DISCUSS REPAIR OPTIONS

The meeting, which the local MP arranged, was attended by Andy Brown of Cumbria Highways, local county councillor Duncan Fairbairn, and parish councillors including Alan Rule and Michael Stockdale. The damage to the bridge was inspected, and technical aspects explained to the community. Andy Brown, Senior Director of Strategic Asset Management in the Highways department, […]

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RORY VISITS FLOOD WORK ON CARLISLE-SETTLE LINE

Rory Stewart MP last week visited the site of a major landslide, caused by the December 2015 storms, which closed part of the historic ‘Carlisle to Settle’ line between Carlisle and Appleby. The landslide, which occurred at Eden Brows, Armathwaite, was caused by the swelling of the River Eden during Storm Desmond, and Network Rail, […]

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€20 million European funding boosts North West waters

Rivers, lakes and coastal beaches across the North West are set to benefit from €20 million of European Union funding to make the region’s waters cleaner than ever, Environment Minister Rory Stewart announced at a national water conference in Manchester today. Having lived with the long legacy of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester’s rivers have seen […]

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‘CUMBRIA IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS’

Floods Minister and local MP Rory Stewart has officially re-opened the A591, the major Lake District route that has been closed since Storm Desmond devastated the road in December 2015. Over £250 million has now been provided to areas to make sure communities can get back on their feet and to help the North recover […]

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RORY HERALDS £26,634 FLOOD RESILIENCE PAYMENT TO CROSBY-ON-EDEN SCHOOL

Rory Stewart MP has welcomed the approval of a £26,634 grant from the Education Funding Agency for future flood resilience measures at Crosby-on-Eden C of E Primary School. The grade II listed building was badly hit by floods during Storm Desmond, with only one classroom remaining dry, and Rory has been pressing hard for as much financial support […]

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RORY PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR “BRING EDENSIDE HOME” CAMPAIGN

Rory Stewart MP has pledged his support for residents of Edenside care home in Appleby, who were evacuated to the former Greengarth care home in Penrith, when Appleby was hit by the devastating Storm Desmond in December. Repair work to the care home has not yet started and there are fears in the community that […]

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RORY JOINS ROYAL CUMBRIAN VISIT TO PENRITH AND THE BORDER

  Rory Stewart MP welcomed His Royal Highness Prince Charles to Penrith and The Border yesterday, on a day-long tour that included visits to Ullswater Community College, Pooley Bridge, and Theatre on the Lake in Keswick. Rory and Prince Charles spent 75 minutes touring Ullswater Community College in Penrith, in particular its applied learning centre, […]