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A call for a Greener Green Party

Over the years I have generally failed to vote, sometimes through apathy, sometimes organisational failure, but mainly through a strong and unshiftable feeling that no political party in any way represented a future that I supported. Over the last few … Continue reading

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Erecting fences and divided visions for our national parks

In a week when I was inspired to see the passion and energy coming out of the Re-imagine London Event as part of the campaign to make London a National City park, an age old argument is re-emerging in another … Continue reading

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Lake District Futures – Reflections 5 – is compromise always the best solution…

I was chatting to a friend who also used to live in the Lakes who had recently visited some US national parks whilst on holiday to the States.  “The thing that is impressive”, he reflected, “Is that when they do … Continue reading

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Lake District Futures – Reflections 4 – It’s not what you do… It’s the way that you do it

Much of the Lake District Futures project focused on the influence of perception, which in turn highlighted that it is not always what you do in land management but how you do it. It emphasised that at times, success, consensus … Continue reading

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Lake District Future – reflections 2 – What is the Purpose of the Lakes National Park?

It is a simple, but fundamental question – what is the Lake District National Park for, what should it focus on and why do we have it – a few quotes and facts that show that the question is far from simple: … Continue reading

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Results – Lake District Futures Project

I am delighted that at the end of five months of fascinating discussions, slightly less fascinating hours battling with spreadsheets, academic articles and statistics, I have completed my project and am in the position to be able to share the … Continue reading

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After Take That and Before George Monbiot… I’ve made it!

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 … Continue reading

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