Attended the Hillcrest and Hensingham Neighbourhood Forum yesterday (Thursday 16th)
Agenda items included
1) Forthcoming Youth opportunities in the are. In particular there are two "POWW" events on 7th August and 4th September at Hensingham Stadium. This stands for "Positive Opportunities for Weekends in Whitehaven" and are for young people, to fill them in on constuctive things to do with their time at the weekend. BOth events will run from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm on Friday afternoons.
2) "Drive Down the Cost" - a presentation from the Energy Saving Trust Advice Centre on how motorists can help both their own budget and the planet by using their cars which use less petrol and release less carbon into the atmosphere. Some good asdvice from them on this and other issues can be found at
3) Copeland Council's LDF (Local Development Framework) consultation. This is about a new set of documents to replace the local plan. A consultation is currently running about what policies the council should use when deciding whether to grant planning permission. See link to the Copeland Council website at right for more details: I will put up a post with more details in the next few days.