Sketch: Cumbria Police & Crime Panel

DANGERPETE Tuesday 13th March. Mid-March in Cumbria. Freezing outside but a sweatbox in the glass-fronted "Community Room" at Penrith Fire Station, high above Kemplay Bank roundabout. Welcome to a PFI-funded greenhouse complete with a wobbly Press Table. Tepid coffee but distant views of the far-off Keswick peaks capped in snow. Cumbria’s police & crime commissioner is … Continue reading Sketch: Cumbria Police & Crime Panel

Sketch: Lake District Planning Meeting

SURLY MOSS To Murley Moss then. A.k.a Murley Mess. The Joke Factory. The drab headquarters of the Lake District National Park Authority. From the outside, it looks like a mental health unit and on the inside, it has all the Joie de Vivre of the Dignitas departure lounge. Architecturally, it is the most uninspiring public … Continue reading Sketch: Lake District Planning Meeting