GDF – 12 dates for drop-in events around Allerdale

Allerdale’s GDF Working Group have so far been meeting behind closed doors to consider which parts of Allerdale might like to be a burial site for the nation’s nuclear waste. Cumbria Trust asked to be involved with this, but was refused, under the guise of keeping it ‘small and agile’.Instead they set up a sub group of a sub group of the Working Group and offered us a place on that.  

Meanwhile the random individual, Andy Ross, the ‘interested party’ who volunteered the whole of Allerdale excluding the national park (where he happens to live) has kept a low profile.  


Now 12 dates for drop-in events around Allerdale have been advertised, although interestingly they seem to be avoiding holding one in the area which could be the prime target – the area around Silloth and Abbeytown.
While these events are being advertised as a chance to discuss and discover more about the search process, in reality the decision on potential search area was made 2 weeks ago. Although the decision will not be in the public domain for the next few weeks.
The dates of the drop-in meetings are below:

  • Thursday 22 July, 10:30am–6:00pm, Thursby Village Hall, CA5 6PQ
  • Friday 23 July, 10:00am–6:00pm, Wigton Market Hall, CA7 9AA
  • Saturday 24 July, 10:30am–6:00pm, Bothel Village Hall, CA7 2HL
  • Thursday 5 August, 10:30am–6:00pm, Crosscanonby Community Centre, CA15 6SQ
  • Friday 6 August, 10:30am–6:00pm, Gilcrux Village Hall, CA7 2QD
  • Saturday 7 August, 10:00am–5:30pm, The Wave, Maryport, CA15 8AD
  • Thursday 12 August, 10:30am–6:00pm, Blindcrake Village Hall, CA13 0QH
  • Friday 13 August, 10:30am–6:00pm, Broughton Village Hall, CA13 0NE
  • Saturday 14 August, 10:00am–4:30pm, United Reformed Church, Cockermouth, CA13 9LU
  • Thursday 19 August, 10:00am–4:00pm, Seaton Village Hall, CA14 1PL
  • Friday 20 August, 10:00am–6:00pm, Northside Community Centre, CA14 1AX
  • Saturday 21 August, 10:30am–5.00pm, Carnegie Theatre & Arts Centre, CA14 2BD

Anyone who is not able to attend a drop-in but would like to ask questions or share views is encouraged to contact the Group through its website where they can also access a range of digital resources, including an interactive Virtual Exhibition.

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