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.