Cumbria Connect- Future Landscapes Workshops

By Nicola Estill, People and Places Officer at Cumbria Connect

Cumbria Connect is a major new partnership working to restore nature across 42,000 hectares of eastern Cumbria. We’re working with farmers, landowners and the local community to create a bright future for wildlife and people. Together, we’re bringing nature back, one wildflower meadow, hedgerow and re-wiggled river at a time.

We are inviting the community and organisations to attend our series of drop-in workshops and share your views and opinions about the changes facing our local landscape.  We want to hear what you value about it and your thoughts on creating a nature-rich future for our countryside where people live and work.

Each of us value the character and qualities of places for various reasons.  Whether it’s for wildlife, heritage features, farming or simply a beautiful view, we’re interested in what makes this area special to you. Do you cherish places for family connections, farming traditions, the opportunity to experience nature, for recreation or for the sense of tranquillity? If you do, we would love to hear from you. This is an opportunity to find out more and have your say.

The information we gather from these workshops will help us to build a picture about what you value and help us work together to shape projects whilst supporting you, your businesses and our community. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided!

Shap Old Court House, Shap, CA10 3NL
Tuesday 25th June. 3:00pm -8:00pm

Orton Market Hall, Orton, CA10 3RU
Thursday 27th June. 3:00pm – 8:00pm

Bampton Memorial Hall, CA10 2RS
Tuesday 2nd July. 3:00pm – 8:00pm

Askham & Helton Community Centre, Askham, CA10 2PFG
Thursday 4th July. 3:00pm – 8:00pm

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Future Landscapes – Drop-in workshops (A4)