SENSE OF HERE

One of the impacts of the enforced state of confinement during a state of lockdown across the country is the way that our attention has been brought more keenly to the local. While there are many people whose jobs have become more demanding, there’s a huge swathe of the population that has been put into a kind of holding pattern. What is local – life on the doorstep – has been brought into sharp relief. What’s special about your local patch? What do you love about it, or what are your concerns? If you head over to the map here, you can add your thoughts, and find out what others are saying.

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“It is my soul’s food, my mental calm and my physical energy. I need access to the outdoors, fresh air away from the sound of cars, smell of exhaust and sight of tarmac at least once a week.”

This is one of the views shared through the Sense of Here questionnaire. Why does green space matter to you? And what are you concerned about? And if you have a connection to the Lake District, what is it that you value? 

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