Livestock on Maulds Meaburn's tranquil village Green

The Secretary of State has approved extensions to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.

According to a communication that I received today from Steve Preston of DEFRA, the Secretary of State has decided to approve extensions to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. In addition to areas to the south and east of us, this means that much of Crosby Ravensworth Parish will be within the new boundary.…

Community Meeting at Reagill Village Hall Tues. 28th Feb 7.30 pm

Come along to state your views at a community meeting at Reagill Village Hall being held to discuss Natural England’s plans to  designate our area as National Park and the desirability of including Reagill. We have until March 16th to express our desires to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food  and Rural Affairs.  There…

Economic Uplift From National Park Inclusion, Benefits To Local Businesses Explored

David Butterworth Chief Executive and Kathryn Beardmore Director of Park Services with the Dales National Park attended the meeting to hear everyone’s views and answer questions about how they work with the business community. They made it very clear that the ‘Yorkshire’ brand would not be imposed if the Dales National Park extends further into…

Orton Fells extension to YDNP – Crosby Ravensworth Parish Council response

The latest position of  our Parish Council Mar 16, 2012  (post the Feb 28, 2012 consultation meeting in Reagill Village Hall) is that the Council doesn’t oppose the extension of the northern boundary as proposed by Friends of  The Lake District as outlined in the representation of Sleagill Parish Meeting at the Public Inquiry (6…

National Park Boundary Extension

Our current Parish council voted for Crosby Ravensworth Parish not to be included in a National Park at the last Parish Council meeting, but our Chair read out, what I consider to be a very good model response to Natural England’s consultation acting in accordance with public wishes as expressed under our previous Council. While…