The Keswick meeting will discuss local issues. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The Keswick meeting will discuss local issues. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Conservation and landscape charity the Friends of the Lake District will hold an open meeting to discuss planning and landscape issues.

The gathering on Thursday will allow members of the public to have their say on matters that have caused concern recently.

The Friends’ chief executive Douglas Chalmers said: “We run these meetings normally to allow our members to raise queries and concerns which relate to their local area and which have a direct impact on the landscape.

“Occasionally we open them up to the wider public and this is one of those occasions.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to hear first-hand about people’s concerns and issues in the Keswick area, some of which we’re already aware of such as the United Utilities pipeline, the Lake District national park’s local plan and the Threlkeld to Keswick footpath.

“As with all of our public meetings, I am sure that we will have new issues raised and that is why we find these regular meetings so useful.

“Our work is based on evidence and information and it’s vital that we keep ourselves up to speed with the current concerns and ideas of residents in the Lake District and Cumbria so we can provide support and advice where we are able to.”

The meeting will take place at the Crosthwaite Parish Room, Keswick on Thursday 14 November, at 5.30pm to 7pm. Members of the public are invited to bring thoughts, questions and ideas.

The evening will include updates from Mr Chalmers and Friends of the Lake District’s planning officer Lorayne Wall.

Anyone interested in attending is asked to pre-book by calling 01539 720788 or online at the Friends’ website.

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