Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Monday, November 16, 2020
Protecting Britain's Parks and Landscapes
The Prime Minister has announced plans to create new national parks and increase protections for iconic landscapes, helping to deliver our manifesto commitment to protect the UK’s green spaces.
As we build back greener from the coronavirus pandemic, we are determined to protect and restore our natural environment and diverse ecosystems – which are treasured by so many of us.
Britain’s iconic landscapes are part of the fabric of our national identity – by starting the process for designating more of our beautiful and iconic landscapes as National Parks and AONBs, we will help expand and protect precious wildlife habitats and, vitally, increase people’s access to our treasured landscapes.
With the natural world under threat, it’s more important than ever that we act now to enhance our natural environment and protect our precious wildlife and biodiversity.