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.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Investing in Britain's natural environment
Today the government has announceda new £10 million fund to drive private investment in our natural environment and help tackle climate change.
Through this landmark Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund, the government will support 27 projects across England that will enhance nature and have the potential to generate revenue from the benefits our natural environment provides.
Backed by a grant of up to £100,000 each, these projects will focus on tackling change and restoration from woodland and habitat creation to sustainable drainage.
This measure is for England: but the Barnett formula will provide an opportunity for the devolved administrations to fund similar measures should they so wish.