Sunday, May 01, 2016

Public Meeting re Whitehaven Issues

There are a number of important public meetings coming up affecting people in West Cumbria.

I have already mentioned the NHS "success regime" meetings about our local health service (the Whitehaven one is at 7pm in the Civic on Wednesday 4th May, more details at

The Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie has also set up a meeting at 6pm on May 18th to discuss a number of local issues including the parking problems in Whitehaven. The meeting will be held in Mirehouse Labour Club, and will invite representatives of Sellafield Ltd, Cumbria County Council and Whitehaven Town Council to attend to answer residents' questions.

A number of issues are up for discussion at the May 18 meeting, which starts at 6pm, but Mr Starkie said parking is likely to be high on people's agenda.

He said: "I am fully aware of the high level of public discord on this issue and will invite along to the meeting a number of key stakeholders who are working with Copeland Council to address this."

Also on Mr Starkie's agenda will be other Whitehaven-related matters, including the Moorside nuclear power station development - and its associated accommodation and transport links - and the West Cumberland Hospital.

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