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ACTion with Communities – Community Led Planning Debate and AGM

9 September 2016
Wetheral Village Community Hall, Wetheral
This year ACT are combining a Community Planning Event with our Annual General Meeting.

Registration and Refreshments from 9.30 am

  • 10.00 am
    Welcome to the Event and to AGM attendees
    Jolyon Dodgson, ACT President
  • 10.10 am
    Community Led Planning
    Community Led Plans, Neighbourhood Plans and Community
    Emergency Plans – Their purpose and effect
    Lorrainne Smyth, ACT Chief Executive Officer
  • 10.30 am
    Approaches to community involvement
    Lee Sherrif, Communities, Health and Wellbeing Portfolio
    Holder Carlisle City Council
  • 10.45 am
    Community Examples TBC
    Keswick – Community Emergency Planning
    Lazonby – Neighbourhood Planning
    Broughton – Community Led Planning

More Inside …

Free Volunteer Training to Help Communities after Emergencies

Last winter’s floods brought out the very best in people throughout Cumbria, with a huge volunteer response. Cumbria CVS is running a series of free training for volunteers between now and the autumn to help them respond to possible emergencies in their communities.
The training will cover practical skills, communication and organisational skills to help individuals to be better prepared to respond positively, effectively and efficiently following an emergency.

One Stop Flood Grant Advice Office Opens in Carlisle

Free flood grant advice comes to the heart of Carlisle with the opening of BERG’s flood grant office in
the Carlisle City Council Building, Civic Centre, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8QG.

The office supports residents and businesses affected by the December 2015 floods helping them gain
access to Government grants to make properties more resilient to future flooding.

One Stop Flood Grant Advice Shop Opens in Kendal

Free flood grant advice comes to the heart of Kendal with the opening of BERG’s flood grant shop at 3
Blackhall Road, Kendal, LA9 4BT .

The ‘one stop shop’ supports residents and businesses affected by the December 2015 floods helping
them gain access to Government grants to make properties more resilient to future flooding.
From assistance with applications and expert flood mitigation advice, to arranging a flood survey and the final installation of suggested measures; friendly BERG flood application advisors are on hand to help residents and businesses through the entire process. The team ensure everything is hassle free and aim to bring peace of mind to local communities.

Fancy a new Challenge?

As I have said before, Cumbria CVS is very fortunate in attracting exceptionally good Trustees who stay with us for significant periods of time. This has been very important in building the knowledge, expertise and skills of our Trustees; it’s this shared skills and knowledge base that helps to ensure that CVS is well managed and able to look to the future with confidence and energy.

CAfS – Building in Flood Resilience

As part of the Rebuilding Together project, funded by Cumbria Community Foundation, Cumbria Action for Sustainability are working in partnership with Cumbria CVS to help communities respond to and recover from emergencies like flooding.

Helping householders achieve sustainable refits
For anyone who’s refitting their homes after being flooded last winter, or indeed anyone embarking on building works, it’s an opportunity to make properties more resilient to flooding for the future, while also improving their energy efficiency.