Cumbria LEP consultation events- Have your say

The Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) is keen to involve all of our partners in the third and final round of consultations on the development of Cumbria’s Local Industrial Strategy, which is the county’s key strategy for growing our economy, improving productivity and making sure that all of our people benefit from economic growth. The Local Industrial Strategy provides Cumbria’s response to government’s national Industrial Strategy, which looks to drive forward the national economy based on the five foundations of productivity – Ideas: the world’s most innovative economy; People: good jobs and greater earning power for all, Infrastructure: a major upgrade to the UK’s infrastructure, Business Environment: the best place to start and grow a business and Places: prosperous communities across the UK – and the four grand challenges – putting the UK at the forefront of the artificial intelligence and data revolution; maximising the advantages for UK industry of the shift to green growth; becoming a world leader in shaping the future of mobility; and harnessing the power of innovation to help meet the needs of an ageing society. 

The latest and final round of consultation events will invite all partners to contribute their ideas for the further development of the Local Industrial Strategy and provide opportunities for colleagues to share good practice, innovations and great ideas that are already being delivered in Cumbria and could be scaled up. These will be highly interactive events with all partners having the opportunity to share their views with colleagues.

The events will be held at the following venues:

4 March CLEP Conference Centre, Redhills, Penrith 10.00am – 12.00pm

5 March Westmorland Hotel, Tebay 10.00am – 12.00pm

9.30am Tea and Coffee available

10.00am Meeting start

12.00 Finish with buffet lunch 

4 March Lakes College, Workington 2.00pm – 4.00pm

5 March Furness College, Barrow in Furness 2.00pm – 4.00pm

1.00pm Buffet Lunch available 

2.00pm Meeting starts at 

4.00pm Finish 

An agenda, draft copy of the Local Industrial strategy, sister Economic Review and an overview briefing will be forwarded to confirmed attendees in advance of the event. 

Please book your place via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/cumbria-lep-17457022711

Flood chairperson need- Are you interested?

Cumbria strategic flood group

In the immediate aftermath of the December 2015 floods, the Secretary of State announced the formation of the Cumbria Floods Partnership, and government agreed to invest more money in flood risk management across Cumbria.
In 2017 a new Cumbria Strategic Flood Partnership was formed, bringing together the flood Risk Management Authorities including Environment Agency, Cumbria County Council, District Councils, and United Utilities and a wide range of representatives from other organisations and community groups who have an interest or responsibility for flood risk management.
We are looking for an impartial Chair who will help strengthen and improve the partnership ensuring that communities are central to all our work. A new chairperson would build on and maintain strong relationships with representatives and stakeholders from a wide range of organisations and community groups.
Interested?
Please go to the News section of our website:
http://www.cumbriastrategicfloodpartnership.org/index.html
for more details of this opportunity and how you can apply.

Briefing sessions for prospective election candidates

Briefing sessions for prospective election candidates 0

COPELAND Borough Council is holding a series of briefing sessions for prospective candidates in the upcoming local elections.

Prospective candidates, election agents and parish clerks are invited to the guidance sessions ahead of the May 2 mayoral, borough council and town/parish council elections.

In addition to discussing the election process and timetable, council officers will also talk about the roles and responsibilities of councillors. Information packs will be available.

The sessions will take place on:

– Thursday, February 28, 1pm, in the Bainbridge Room, Copeland Centre, Whitehaven
– Thursday, February 28, 5pm, in Millom Network Centre
– Thursday, March 7, 5pm, in the Bainbridge Room, Copeland Centre, Whitehaven

Those planning to attend one of the sessions are asked to confirm in advance to Stephanie Shaw, Electoral and Democratic Services Manager, on 01946 598535 or elections@copeland.gov.uk. Alternatively, if you are unable to attend a session but would like th

Adult engineering- Design, Engineer & construction.

AN EXCITING NEW LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IN CIVIL ENGINEERING & BUILDING DESIGN A PATHWAY TO A SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN THE DIGITAL BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Certificate in Design, Engineer, Construct The Built Environment (RQF) Level 2 Starting on January 14th 2019

ENQUIRIES TO: WEST LAKES ACADEMY ADULT EDUCATION 01946 820356/828860 (out of hours voicemail) E-MAIL: adulted@westlakesacademy.org.uk
ADULT EDUCATION DESIGN … ENGINEER … CONSTRUCT!

Functional skills – Maths classes

COME AND JOIN THIS COURSE TO PREPARE FOR SEPTEMBER 2019 GCSE MATHS
THIS FREE COURSE HAS BEEN DESIGNED SO THAT YOU WILL BUILD ON YOUR EXISTING SKILLS AND GAIN FUNCTIONAL MATHS QUALIFICATION LEADING TO COMPLETING GCSE MATHS. START DATE: Thursday 28 th February 2019 18:15 – 20:45
ENQUIRIES TO: WEST LAKES ACADEMY ADULT EDUCATION 01946 820356/828860 (out of hours voicemail) adulted@westlakesacademy.org.uk

Prepare for GCSE’s – English classes

COME AND JOIN THIS COURSE TO PREPARE FOR SEPTEMBER 2019 GCSE ENGLISH
THIS FREE 6 WEEK COURSE HAS BEEN DESIGNED SO THAT YOU WILL GAIN AN INSIGHT INTO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETING GCSE ENGLISH IN ONE YEAR. START DATE: Tuesday 8 th January 2019 18:00 – 21:00
ENQUIRIES TO: WEST LAKES ACADEMY ADULT EDUCATION 01946 820356/828860 (out of hours voicemail) adulted@westlakesacademy.org.uk

SOUTH WEST CUMBRIA HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY WINTER PROGRAMME 2018-19

SOUTH WEST CUMBRIA HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY

SOCIETY WINTER PROGRAMME 2018-19

Are you interested in Cumbria’s

History, archaeology & heritage?

Then please join us at one of our talks in Egremont Town Hall

Saturday 2pm.Members £1 Visitors £3.

Sat. 16th February “Saints and Vikings: the Cumbrian coast and

the Irish Sea region in the early medieval period”

Fiona Edmonds.

Sat. 16th March ‘Roundhouse to Shieling: early settlement in the

Loweswater-Buttermere valley’.

Peter Style

Community litter pick

On Friday February 15th there is a community litter pick.

This is the first community litter pick of the year.

As usual there will be town and borough councillors, members of Calderwood house, the lengthsmen team, members of Egflood as well as children from the local primary and secondary schools.

Please come along and join in- bags, gloves and pickers are available. All ages and abilities welcome.

We’re meeting outside of the market hall office, Egremont at 10am.

Looking forward to seeing you all there