Posted by: lvcpnews | March 13, 2011

Ministers visit LCT (Thursday 10th March 2011)

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On Thursday 10th March 2011 Caroline Spelman the Secretary of State, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and James Paice Minister of State (Agriculture and Food), Environment, Food and Rural Affairs visited the Stoneworks housing site and the Butchers Arms as part of their whistle stop tour of the Eden area. Our constituency MP, Rory Stewart invited them to Crosby Ravensworth and accompanied them on the visit.

Later in the day they launched Defra’s major new Uplands Policy Review, which includes a new Rural Community Broadband Fund worth up to £20m which will enable communities to deliver small scale broadband projects.



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  2. The defra fund would be a fantastic supplement if the main trunk was built in Cumbria using the BDUK funding to deliver digital parish pumps. Any community could then get some help to build their own network to join it.
    As it stands now communities have nowhere to dig to or to wifi to. There is no feed to be had at a price that rural areas can afford unless you are very lucky…

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