Community Engagement

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RORY PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR TEENAGE BUS SURVEY

On Saturday Rory met with Eden Youth Councillors Chris Mells and Shannon Twiddy, Brathay Trust supporter Geoff Brand, and Kirkby Stephen County Councillor Libby Bateman to learn about the Cumbria Youth Parliament’s current survey into rural transport in the county. He has given the initiative his full backing, and is encouraging young people in Penrith and the […]

RORY SUPPORTS LANERCOST CRAFTS FAIR

Rory made time to visit and support the Dacre Hall arts and craft fair at Lanercost Priory, during his surgery roadshow across the Northern edges of his constituency. During his visit Rory was shown some of the halls stunning features, including its Tudor fireplace and frescos, before having the opportunity to browse the impressive display […]

RORY PRAISES ‘FANTASTIC’ PENRITH SHOW

Rory has congratulated and thanked all those involved in this year’s show, which organisers believe to be a record year, with over 10,000 attendees turning out to enjoy over 1000 livestock entries. The local MP held a stall at the show, and invited constituents to talk about local and national concerns, before touring the show […]

RORY PROMOTES LOCAL ALLOTMENT SCHEME

Rory and Vice-President of the Penrith and District Gardeners’ and Allotment Holders’ Association, spent Saturday morning with local gardeners and members of the Association at the Salkeld Road allotment in Penrith, where he met with members, chatted about the workings of the Association, and admired the incredible displays of horticultural expertise, all at an allotment […]

RORY ENJOYS “WONDERFUL” SKELTON SHOW

Rory, Vice-President of the Skeleton Show, has praised all involved in the organisation of this year’s show for an excellent event, following a disappointing cancellation of the event last year. The 2013 show was the “best-attended ever” – continuing its tradition as the largest village show in Cumbria, and a real showcase for all things […]

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RORY DEBATES FUTURE OF CONSTITUENCY ECONOMY WITH LOCAL FINANCE LEADERS

Rory has met local finance directors from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, for a wide-ranging discussion about the Cumbrian economy and, more specifically, the issues facing small businesses in Penrith and the Border. The event, organised by local ICAEW representatives Jeanette Brown of Dodd & Co. and Keith Proudfoot, ICAEW regional […]

RORY TO LEAD PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE ON LIFT AT PENRITH STATION

Rory has succeeded in his bid to hold a parliamentary debate on the issue of disabled access at railway stations, the latest milestone in his campaign to improve access to the station at Penrith in his constituency. Rory had received a commitment in 2012 that the lift would be installed by First Group, the successful […]

RORY WELCOMES SCOUTS FROM EDEN TO PARLIAMENT

Today Rory welcomed the representatives of 1st Kirkby Stephen Scout Group to parliament. The three scouts along with their leader Tom Higss attended a reception in the magnificent Speaker’s Apartments’ rooms in the House of Commons, hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Scouts. Rory heard about what the Scouts had been getting up […]