RORY ENCOURAGES LOCALS TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON EDENSIDE CARE HOME’S FUTURE
Following Cumbria County Council’s announcement that Appleby’s Edenside care home is at risk of future flooding, local MP Rory Stewart, who is also Minister for Flooding, is urging locals to get involved in the consultation on the care home’s future and have their say in what they believe to be the best outcome for the care home.
Rory has been deeply involved in the campaign to reopen Edenside Care Home for some time, and believes that with the appropriate flood resilience measures in place for the town, Edenside’s safety issues would be addressed. He said:
“I fully welcome the Council’s decision to open this consultation so that the locals of Appleby can have their say. All the messages I am hearing are that Appleby desperately wants its care home to be reopened. I have raised this with the Environment Agency, to ensure that issues that contributed to the flooding of Edenside, are addressed in any local flood resilience plan.”
Cumbria County Council are allowing people to have their say via drop-in sessions at Appleby Library and response forms online at www.cumbria.gov.uk/haveyoursay. Rory is encouraging all locals to make their voice heard and make a difference in the future of Edenside. The public consultation will remain open until 30th August before a decision is made by the County Council’s cabinet on 22nd September.