Upper Eden Community Plan

Upper Eden Community Plan

Do you live in one of these parishes?
Hellbeck     Winton      Nateby     Hartley       Kaber        Mallerstang
Waitby       Musgrave      Brough Sowerby     Wharton     Soulby      Brough 
Stainmore     Warcop    Crosby Garrett    Ravenstonedale and Newbiggin     Kirkby Stephen

Seventeen parishes in the Upper Eden Valley collaborated to produce a Community Plan following extensive consultation with local residents.  The purpose of a Parish or Community Plan like this is to reflect the concerns and aspirations of local people with a view to informing and influencing local and national government policies, actions and provision of services.  A Community Plan gives everyone a chance to say what they think about social, economic and environmental issues affecting the community, and how they'd like to see the area improved.  The Upper Eden Community Plan builds on the 2002 Vital Villages Healthcheck Report for Kirkby Stephen to help ensure that housing, health, education, transport and other services are provided in a joined up way for the benefit of the people who live and work in this area.


Upper Eden Community Plan - March 2008
Click here to download the Upper Eden Community Plan
Copies of the Upper Eden Community Plan may also be viewed at Kirkby Stephen Local Links.
More information is available on the Community Plan's own website uecp.org.uk 

Project Officer
Libby Bateman is the Project Officer for the Upper Eden Community Plan.  Her role is to help to deliver the action points highlighted in the Plan.  Libby works on issues such as Housing, Business Support, Rural Broadband, Public Transport, Tourism, Renewable Energy and Youth Projects. 

Libby is currently working in Kirkby Stephen Local Links on Monday to Friday mornings  between 10am 12.30pm. You are welcome to drop in and speak to Libby about any issues raised in the plan. Alternatively she may be contacted by phone on 07759665233 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

More about the background 
Click on the links below to download other relevant documents.     

Vital Villages Healthcheck Report, 2002:
Assets, Issues and Vision:
Transport & Accessibility
Social & Community 

Community Plan Questionnaire and Results
Results (Excel spreadsheet)
(In order to avoid any identification of individuals in the smaller parishes the parish identifier has been removed from the results shown here). 
Working Action Plan - June 2008
Click here to download the Working Action Plan (Excel spreadsheet)