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Details from the 3rd December Open Meeting
The meeting was held at the Glenridding Village Hall and attended by over 140 local residents angered at the proposals. They heard a passionate opening address from local resident Graeme Connacher (see below) and then presentations from Mike Turner from Tree Top Trek and Richard Leafe, The Chief Executive of the Lake District National Park. Following this there was an open Question and Answer session with the audience.
Despite repeated requests neither Mike Turner or Richard Leafe agreed to “walk away” from the proposals there and then but they did agree to abide by the majority decision of the Community Vote now taking place regarding the proposals.
The Community Poll is open to everyone resident in the Parish over the age of 16, and those with property or business interests in the Parish. If that isn’t you you can still help by SIGNING THE ONLINE PETITION
Key Points from the Meeting
Below are the key points from the meeting from my side. You can also see an excellent article in the Cumberland Herald and the report on BBC Look North using the links above. Please note these are my take on it and are not intended to be formal minutes of the meeting!