This morning I was lucky enough to be on BBC Radio Cumbria talking about my Lake District Project. I was fence sitting like a good ‘un, trying to maintain the academic rigour but also because I genuinely feel there are strong arguments on all sides of the debate and a real need to work towards compromise and pragmatic solutions.
The debate was taken up by George Monbiot and Julia Aglionby of the Foundation for Common Land and I was pleased that I was raising what I think it is a really important issue which residents and visitors alike should discuss more openly about what we all want to see from the National Park. Of course it was a bonus that is spread the word about my Lake District Futures survey!
Listening back to the interview I was even more pleased to realised that I had been played in with ‘Could it be Magic’ by Take That! I never thought that this project would place me firmly between Take That and George Monbiot but I think that’s a pretty cool place to be!
If you’d like to listen to the debate it is on listen again for the next few days. I start at 11 minutes but I suggest winding back to 9 minutes and enjoying a little Take That intro!