Upper Eden Business Survey- UECP Refresh 2018

Closed 29 Jun 2018

Opened 15 Jun 2018


Upper Eden Community Plan Refresh:

Published in 2008, the first Upper Eden Community Plan (UECP) was a collaborative project involving 17 parishes in the Upper Eden area, together with members of the local community and a range of local organisations and groups.

The Upper Eden Parishes include:-

Winton, Nateby, Hartley, Kaber, Mallerstang, Waitby & Smardale, Musgrave, Brough Sowerby, Wharton, Soulby, Brough & Helbeck, Stainmore, Warcop, Crosby Garrett, Ravenstonedale & Newbiggin, Kirkby Stephen.

The UECP is overseen by the Upper Eden Community Interest Company (UECIC) and the Community Plan Steering Group, who represent the 17 parishes of Upper Eden area.

The purpose of the UECP 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.  The 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.

Why We Are Consulting

Nearly a decade has passed since the work to create the original plan was completed. 

In July 2017 the UECIC launched a project to review the existing plan and understand more about the needs and aspirations of the community who live and work here today.

To help with the review, UECIC would like to hear from local businesses about issues and challenges they experience, and understand more about local economic development, growth, employment and trade opportunities that are available in Upper Eden.


What Happens Next

Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire, your views are really important. 

Information gathered from this questionnaire will be used in the refresh work to bring the 2008 plan up to date, and create a set of identified actions that will help meet the needs of the people who live and work here now and in the future.

Information about the refresh work, news, forthcoming events and activities can be found online: 


On facebook: Upper Eden Community Plan

and Twitter: @UpperEden

If you are from the Upper Eden Community and would like to get involved in the work to refresh plan, please contact the Project Officer: Kellie Bradburn-Sims on 017683 89132. 

Thank you 



  • Brough Ward
  • Kirkby Stephen ED
  • Kirkby Stephen Ward
  • Ravenstonedale Ward
  • Warcop Ward


  • Local businesses
  • Councillors / MPs / MEPs
  • Stakeholder organisations
  • Voluntary and community organisations
  • Expert stakeholders
  • Businesses
  • Community groups / organisations
  • Rural residents


  • Rurality
  • Economic Regeneration
  • Tourism/Tourism Networks
  • Tourist Information Centres
  • Jobs
  • Business
  • Environmental health
  • Waste management
  • Local Plans