Community Engagement

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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, […]

RORY URGES CONSTITUENTS TO STAY WELL THIS WINTER

Penrith and The Border MP Rory Stewart is urging constituents to take care of themselves and their neighbours this winter. Every year, winter puts increased pressure on our NHS and emergency services, due to the combination of cold weather, increased levels of flu, sicker patients and staff illness, and the ‘Stay Well This Winter’ campaign has […]

CHRISTMAS WISHES FROM PENRITH AND THE BORDER, DECEMBER 2017

This comes with the warmest wishes for Christmas and the New Year. I am writing near Pooley Bridge. The sheep are hunched against the rain under a low grey sky, the river is high, and the banks deep in dank brown leaves, but the limestone walls are sparkling. And through the surrounding thousand square miles […]

​RORY CALLS FOR CONSTITUENTS TO NOMINATE LOCAL FOOD AND DRINK PRODUCERS

Penrith and The Border​ MP Rory Stewart is asking constituents to nominate their favourite local food and drink producers ahead of Cumbria Day 2018, which will take pl​ace in Westminster on 24th January​. Hosted by Cumbria’s six members of Parliament and supported by Visit Cumbria, and Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, the annual event provides an opportunity for Cumbrian businesses to network on […]

RORY URGES FOOD AND DRINK BUSINESSES TO APPLY FOR SHARE OF £50K FUNDING

Rory Stewart MP is urging small food and drink businesses in Penrith and The Border to apply for the chance to win a share of £50,000 funding in the first competition aimed at pushing the boundaries in food business innovation to kick-start the next generation of food production. The scheme has been launched by Defra, through […]