Meetings to discuss starting a commons council

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A considerable number of chairmen of commoners’ associations all over Cumbria and Northumberland are showing an interest in starting a commons council. As a result we are planning a series of meetings to explain more about what a commons council can and can't do, hear the view of commoners and gauge whether there is sufficient interest to take this further.

At these meeting we will consider:

  • who can and can't take part in a commons council, including the number of people representing each of the main interests, e.g. active graziers, non-graziers and landowners
  • what functions and powers we want the commons council to have
  • how we’ll finance the running of the commons council
  • the relationship between the proposed council, your commoners’ associations and the Federation of Cumbria Commoners
  • if there is enough interest to take this forward

The meetings will take place on:

  • 19th January, Bower House Inn, Eskdale CA19 1TD from 7.30 pm
  • 24th January, Caldbeck Room, Newton Rigg, Penrith CA11 0AH from 7.30 pm
  • 1st February, The Golden Lion, Allendale NE47 9BD from 7.00 pm

If you wish to attend please can you let us know by phone, text, e-mail Cumbria Commons Council Facebook page.