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									Heart of Eden Development Trust

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           Peter Smith
                Heart of Eden Development Trust
                    www.heartofeden.co.uk

The Heart of Eden is a beautiful remote rural area with few
services
                Heart of Eden Development Trust
                    www.heartofeden.co.uk

The area has about a dozen small villages (populations of about
500) with Appleby-in-Westmorland the main service centre with
a population of nearly 3,000
Heart of Eden Development Trust
    www.heartofeden.co.uk
          THE LOCALITY
Heart of Eden Development Trust
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       THE PLAN
Key Themes in Plan included
Tourism

Brand and promote HoE hidden gems

Transport

Expand bus transport
Tourism
                  Heart of Eden Development Trust
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Big Society Support
•Through contact with civil servants in London who have direct access
to Ministers , government departments and agencies
•Funding for work on three HoE projects
     A pilot project to install photovoltaic cells on community
     buildings (allowing generation of income through FIT)

     A feasibility study into the generation of hydro power on the
     River Eden at Bongate, Appleby

     A study into the provision of community transport in the HoE
     area
                 Heart of Eden Development Trust
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The Future
•Big Society has been overwhelming taking up a great deal of
volunteer time
•Need is to continue over the next two years furthering the
objectives set out in the Community Plan, in particular looking at
     Business and tourism development
     Affordable Housing
     Community Transport
     Strengthening Communities
     Activities for young people
     Environment

								
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