A second attempt is being made to ‘launch’ a pioneering valley planning project after the initial meeting was postponed when large areas of the Ullswater valley were cut-off after days of torrential rain flooded roads in November.
Anyone who lives or works around Ullswater is being invited to become involved in a new ‘whole valley planning’ project aimed at creating a more collaborative approach to future land management, visitor management and community planning.
The meeting, at Glenridding Village Hall on Thursday 7 February, begins with a buffet at 6pm and during the next two-and-a-half hours will encourage local people and partner organisations to:
Information gathered from this and other community events will help to create an action plan for the valley, with working groups of local people and partners taking forward the actions.
“We were really sorry to postpone the original meeting, but the weather gave us no choice and we hope that people’s enthusiasm for the project will carry over to this next meeting. We know that many people in the Ullswater valley are so committed to managing and preserving its future, now this is their chance to come along and get involved in this key planning process,” said Park Management Ranger Rebecca Cathey.
“This is a chance for all sorts of individuals and organisations to come together at the beginning of a process that will help us maintain our landscape, natural environment and vibrant communities for the present and future generations,” she added.
Anyone wanting to attend the meeting or more information about the Glenridding meeting, or the valley planning project in general, should contact Rebecca on 01768 871407, or email Rebecca.Cathey@lakedistrict.gov.uk
More information is available on our website www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/valleyplanning