Understanding and Activing Wtihin Loweswater: A community approach to cathment management
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This page was developed together with people in Loweswater and other LCP participants. It contains information about past LCP meetings and links to the minutes of these meetings, and results from group-work activities carried out between 2007-2010.

Since January 2011, the LCP is community led and publicizes its forthcoming events and news on the Melbreak Communities website.

A photograph of LCP participants taking part in the last LCP meeting organized and led by the University research team on the 15th of December 2011, taken by Prof. John Macfarlane, can be found here.

Results of Groupwork undertaken by LCP participants between 2007-2010

Minutes of past LCP Meetings and meetings preceeding the LCP

Record of Past LCP Meetings

15th LCP Meeting, Wednesday 15 December 2010: Loweswater Village Hall, 17.30-21.00: "The LCP - looking back / looking forward". An evening with RELU Director Prof. Philip Lowe. Buffet provided. ALL WELCOME

14th LCP Meeting, Thursday 11 November 2010: Loweswater Village Hall, 17.30-21.00: "The LDNPA & its impact on Loweswater". An evening with Bob Cartwright (Dir. of Park Services) and Dave McGowan (Head of Dev. Management) from the LDNPA.

13th LCP Meeting, Tuesday 28 September 2010: Loweswater Village Hall, 17.30-21.00: "Linking Land-Use and Water Quality - Modelling Results and Discussion".

12th LCP Meeting, Monday 7th June 2010: Loweswater Village Hall, 17.30-21.00: "LCP's Small Projects - Understanding and Acting Continued".                       

11th LCP Meeting, Monday 17th May 2010: Loweswater Village Hall, 17.30-21.00: "LCP's Small Projects - Reporting Back".                               

10th LCP Meeting, Thursday 18th March 2010: Loweswater Village Hall, 17.30-21.00: "Turning Aspirations into Actions" - working out aims and objectives for Loweswater that can be achieved together with institutions with a remit in Loweswater.

9th LCP Meeting, Wednesday 21st November 2010: Loweswater Village Hall, 17.30-21.00: "Reporting Back: Agriculture and Environment in the Loweswater Catchment".

8th LCP Meeting, Thursday, 10th September 2009: Loweswater Village Hall, 17.30-21.00. "LCP Generated Research - Exploring the Proposals" & "LCP Achievements - where we are at".

7th LCP Meeting, Tuesday, 14th July 2009: Loweswater Village Hall, 17.30-21.00 "Get to know your institutions" evening with representatives from the Parish Council, National Trust, Environment Agency, Lake District National Park Authority, Natural England, Cumbria Farmers Network, Untited Utilities, and National Farmers Union. Winning bids for RELU funding for small research projects announced.

6th LCP Meeting, Tuesday, 12th May 2009: Loweswater Village Hall, 17.30-21.00. Talk by Dr. Linda May, CEH, "Septic tanks as sources of nutrient pollution to freshwaters".

5th LCP Meeting, Wednesday 25th March 2009: Loweswater Village Hall, 17.30-21.00. Talk by Chris Robinson (EA) "River Maintenance - Changes in Policy".

4th LCP Meeting, Wednesday 4th February 2009: Loweswater Village Hall, 5.30-21.00pm The EU Waterframework Directive - talks by Susan Mackirdy, Environment Agency, and Raphael Treffny, Lancaster University

3rd LCP Meeting, Tuesday 16th December 2008: Loweswater Village Hall, 5.30-21.00 pm ' Counting sheep: a thousand years of farming and land-use change in Loweswater' - a talk by Dr. Angus Winchester, Lancaster University. Plus: Setting aims and objectives for the LCP

Dr. Winchester has kindly agreed to let us put some of his slides on our website. To look at them click on Angus Winchester Talk

2nd LCP Meeting, Thursday 11th September 2008: Loweswater Village Hall, 18.00-21.00 pm 'Fish and fishing in Loweswater - scientif findings, experiences, and stories', with Dr. Ian Winfield from CEH, Lancaster. Plus: Group Exercises to explore Ideas about the LCP

1st LCP Meeting, Wednesday 18th June 2008: Loweswater Village Hall, 5.30 – 8.30 pm.
'Knowing/remembering Loweswater - an evening of stories and evidence'


Lancaster University


Rural Economy and Land Use


Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

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