I attended this evening's meeting of the above forum at the Borrowdale Institute in Rosthwaite. The meeting was so well attended that not everybody could get in, and some of us ended up standing in the kitchen! The reason for this high level of attendance was that bus services in the Borrowdale valley have just been cut back, particularly in the evening, and local residents were keen to know if their representatives could do anything about it.
After a lengthy discussion had made clear some of the concerns, it was agreed to look at organising a special meeting in about a month's time, which representatives with expert knowledge of the issue would be invited to attend. Other issues on the agenda included the transport plan, and a presentation from a director of Allerdale Council about the Council's improvement plan.