As regular visitors to this site will have seen, B4RN was visited by the Secretary of State for the DCMS, Maria Miller on 29th April. Feedback from the visit deemed it to be very useful with all participants saying it was very worthwhile. Following the visit, B4RN received the following note from Mrs Miller
“It was great to be invited by the tireless local MP, Eric Ollerenshaw, to learn more about B4RN and I would like to thank the entire team for hosting such a welcoming and informative visit. It was a great opportunity to see a project on the ground that is being delivered by enthusiastic, committed, community-minded individuals – a lesson to us all. It has certainly helped stimulate some thinking within the Department and I wish you every success with your future plans.”
This was a very welcome response but as the saying goes, “Actions speak louder than words”. Let’s hope that the visit has stimulated some different thinking in the DCMS and shown that there are alternatives that can serve the rural areas better than some of the DCMS’s current plans.