The Sketch: Eden Local Committee

By god I might just be mistaken or this could be the best-drilled, cross-party committee I’ve come across on my travels. Eden Local Committee last Tuesday. A barnstormer of efficiency. No petty national mudslinging or point-scoring, it was a model of getting down to council business.  At the end, they even gave away a load … Continue reading The Sketch: Eden Local Committee

The Sketch: Eden District Council

MAYORY ROBINSON Mary Robinson might just turn out to be the best Mayor that Cumbria County Council never had. She was in action on Thursday night, chairing Eden District Council. Mary is short-haired, slight of stature and a no nonsense woman. Rifling through the 18-item agenda with a haste that left the room spinning. Arriving for … Continue reading The Sketch: Eden District Council

Summit On The Shap Line?

IN our climate of health and safety, there was a spiritless response by the rail companies/authorities to news that a 30-ft long steel shipping container had apparently been "blown off" a freight train on its late night run through a moderately windy Cumbria. "So what?," the pink ties seemed to say, hiding behind their PR … Continue reading Summit On The Shap Line?