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Heart of Eden Community Plan

The Heart of Eden (HoE) area comprises twelve Parishes and centres around the historic market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland. Parishes include: Appleby, Asby, Bandleyside, Bolton, Crackenthorpe, Dufton, Kirkby Thore, Long Marton, Newbiggin, Milburn, Murton and Temple Sowerby.

The Heart of Eden Community Planning Group was established so that people in the Heart of Eden area could have a more hands on approach to local decision making. This process has been a long, steady and interesting experience for all those people involved, who have given a great deal of their free time.

In developing their Community Plan in 2009, the Heart of Eden Group received significant support from EDC, Cumbria County Council and Action with Communities in Cumbria (ACT). The Group were also supported to bid for money from the RDPE and combined with Parish Precepts and a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the County Council were able to employ their own part-time co-ordinator for three years.

For further information

  • Contact: Senior Communities Officer
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01768 212268
  • Address: Communities Team, Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7YG 

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