FOLLOWING a fantastic summer of meetings with Copeland’s leading industries, it is my pleasure to welcome the minister for the Northern Powerhouse and local growth, Jake Berry, to west Cumbria this week to highlight the area’s nuclear excellence, diverse businesses and opportunities for growth.
NEXT week, the South Lakeland District Council cabinet will be faced with the painful but necessary decision as to whether to prevent cars from parking on an area of common land in the centre of Kendal.
WITH just less than a month until parliament resumes, I am continuing constituency meetings with nuclear businesses - I am very impressed by the skills this area boasts and the diversity of our workforce.
IT’S amazing to think how quickly things are changing. The technological revolution is speeding past quicker than Lewis Hamilton at full throttle. I remember when arranging a shindig with mates you had to ring their landline, have a polite conversation with their mother before you got to speak to them. Now all you have to do is set up a WhatsApp group and a plan can be formulated in seconds.
THIS past week we heard the excellent news that the Lake District has achieved World Heritage status. Hopefully, like me, you are delighted and I extend my congratulations to CEO Richard Leafe and his colleagues at the Lake District National Park Authority for their terrific hard work in achieving this status.