A strategy to take forward Cumbria’s economy and shape its future growth is still open for consultation.

Views are being sought from businesses, the public and the voluntary and community on the new Local Industrial Strategy.

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership’s consultation on the new strategy is continuing following events over the summer and autumn.

The document will seek to highlight Cumbria’s role in delivering economic growth and productivity and help ensure that all local people benefit from this.

It will also make a case to Government and the private sector for investment up to 2030.

Jo Lappin, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership chief executive said: “There is still time to submit views on Cumbria’s new Local Industrial Strategy.

"We would really encourage all of our partners to share their thoughts on how we can take forward Cumbria’s growth over the coming decade.

“We are particularly interested in great ideas that will help transform the county’s economy and we have uploaded the draft strategy to the Cumbria LEP website with a questionnaire which partners can use to provide their feedback.

“This is the third round of consultation inviting participants to provide comments as the document takes its final shape.

"The draft has been developed with a wide range of our partners through our steering group and through the consultation events that we held in July.

“Our aim throughout has been to work with partners to develop a really high-quality Local Industrial Strategy to showcase Cumbria’s strengths to Government and potential investors.”

The outline draft of the strategy will be available for further online consultation and submission of views and comments until December 14.

The final draft document is due to be ready in March 2019 and will then be submitted to the Government for its consideration.

For more information, visit www.thecumbrialep.co.uk