Support Dr Neil Hudson MP in securing the future of Newton Rigg College

I am Deeply concerned about the situation regarding Newton Rigg. It is disappointing news that Askham Bryan has requested the Further Education Commissioner to undertake a formal Local Provision Needs Analysis. 

Newton Rigg provides fantastic training in a variety of important areas that develop the skills needed by people working in our rural economy. Not only does Newton Rigg serve the Agricultural and Land based needs of Cumbria, it is also a General Further Education establishment, supporting the Eden Valley. 

Please show your support for the college, its staff and students by signing this online petition. Penrith needs Newton Rigg. Cumbria needs Newton Rigg. The UK rural economy needs Newton Rigg. Lets show them how much we care. 


Support Dr Neil Hudson MP in securing the future of Newton Rigg College

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MP Triggers Welcome Government Review for Newton Rigg College

A Strategic Review of  Newton Rigg College is to be carried out from July 2020 by the Further Education Commissioner as a direct result of the Save Newton Rigg campaign led by Dr Neil Hudson, MP for Penrith and The Border.

MP puts Newton Rigg College centre stage in the House of Commons

Dr Neil Hudson MP for Penrith and The Border this week in Education Questions in the House Commons highlighted the uncertainty facing Newton Rigg College in Penrith and called for support for his campaign to secure a viable future for this vital educational institution.

Neil Hudson MP comments on the Government support schemes for our area

"I am acutely aware of the pressures that the Covid-19 pandemic is putting on our local economy and jobs, and the figures from recent research reports are extremely concerning. Cumbria is particularly exposed due to its dependence on the tourism and hospitality sectors.