About Better Cumbria

This hobby site is run by me, Charles Paxton for my own pleasure and it is covered by my Privacy Policy and terms of use, see below. Here social commentators, writers and artists can portray and discuss the things that they think make Cumbria better, or that they think will improve Cumbria. It’s that simple and that complex! The theme will be positive and constructive. There will also be links to news items and related commentary that shall focus on matters that have a bearing upon the quality of life in Cumbria. The public are encouraged to comment and Better Cumbria will, upon the Editor’s discretion, accept articles, short stories, poems and illustrations, on a non-fee paying basis, that:

A) conform to acceptable writing standards, i.e. are comfortably readable to a competent English language reader, conform to the laws of The United Kingdom, and do not infringe others’ copyrights, i.e. they must be submitted by the original author of the work with express permission to publish on this site. The original authors are understood to retain all copyrights and as such have a right under the new privacy laws to have their data deleted or moved.


B) suit the theme of this electronic magazine (e-zine)


C) be no more than 5,000 words in length.

Politicians and public servants may submit material, but are expected to clarify whether their submission is made in a private or public capacity. All comments will be moderated and contributions may or may not be published at the Editor’s discretion. The Editor’s decision will be final.

Please submit your articles or announcements for publication, along with your name and contact details to Charles Paxton at contact@thewebcat.biz

I will endeavor  to make this site a pleasant and valuable read and I hope that you enjoy Better Cumbria

Thank you very much.

Charles Paxton (Editor)

Terms of use

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use this site or any documents available for download from it.   These terms and conditions and policies apply to all users of this site.  By using this site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use, the acceptable user policy and the privacy policy, set out here and that you agree to abide by these terms. If you do not agree to abide by these terms of use, please refrain from using this site and any of the links or documents accessible from it. Thank you.


 The WebCat is a website design cottage industry run by one sole-trader, Charles Paxton, henceforth referred to as I or me. In the case of co-designed projects with clients where we serve as a joint administrative body I refer to them and myself as us or we here and in those sites’ documentation.  

To contact me, please send e-mail to me at contact@thewebcat.biz or contact me by post:  Charles Paxton, 1209 West Port Union Rd, Farmerville LA 71241 or call me at the phone number given above.

Site Access

Access to this site is permitted on a temporary basis and only on the explicit understanding that you abide by these terms in spirit and deed, and I reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service I provide on this site without notice.  This blog is provided free by WordPress on the understanding that they may run advertisements on these pages. As long as their content is legally acceptable, that seems OK by me. If you don’t like adverts please leave this site.

Use of this site is voluntary on your part just as its provision is on my part. Your use is contingent on your allowance that I will not be held liable, if for any reason this site is unavailable at any time or for any period, nor if my clients’ websites should be inaccessible at any given time due to factors beyond my control.  I am the owner, the licensor or licensee of all intellectual property rights in our sites and in the material published on them unless otherwise stated in the copyright text at the bottom of each respective site.  These works are protected by global copyright laws. If clients wish to take their projects to another designer I promise to grant them permission to use the design and any elements of my authorship that are an integral and familiar part of it.

Information on my site is true to the best of my knowledge at time of publication. I aim to update this and other sites periodically, and may revise and update the content at any time. If the need arises in regard to this site and I am so directed by my clients I may suspend access to our sites, or close them indefinitely. Any of the material on our sites may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material. The last updated date shown above indicates when this page was last changed.

The material displayed on this site is provided ‘as is’ without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy to the extent permitted by the laws of England and Wales. The information is presented as is and will be corrected in due course if found to be inaccurate. Please report any mistakes to me and I will endeavor to correct them as soon as convenient. To the extent permitted by the laws of England and Wales I and third parties connected to me exclude any implied conditions, warranties and terms whatsoever. My services are reliant upon third parties such as software developers, electricity and communications providers over which I have no control whatsoever.

The terms of this site excludes liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with this site and other sites made by me in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our sites, any websites linked to them and any materials posted on them excluding our liability for death or personal injury arising from  negligence or fraudulent misrepresentation, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law. Neither I nor my clients will be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful  material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our sites or to your downloading of any material posted on them, or on any website linked to them.


Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to this site or a site or blog that I manage, or to make contact with other users of our sites, you must comply with national and international law.

You warrant that any contribution does comply with those standards, and you will indemnify me or the site’s owner for any breach of that warranty.  

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our sites on any social media or blogs.

We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our sites if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out on this web page.


You must not hack our sites or misuse our sites by knowingly introducing any digital material that is malicious or harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our sites, the servers on which our sites are stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our sites via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.


Any such misuse would constitute a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. I will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing any information to them that they request. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our sites will cease immediately.

You may link to our sites, provided you do so in a way that is legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in a manner that suggests any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none really exists.

You are not permitted to establish a link from any website that is not managed by you, nor can you frame our pages on any other site, nor link to any part of our sites other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice and to change the web pages that you may have linked to.

Furthermore, the website from which you are linking must comply with my content standards. If you wish to make any use of material on our sites other than that set out above, please address your request to contact@thewebcat.biz.

Please note that our sites have links to other sites and online resources run by third parties, I may have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.  

Privacy and information about visitors.

I only use and store information about site visitors in accordance with this site’s privacy policy (see PRIVACY POLICY) and applicable laws.  In short any information you might submit to this blog is voluntary and assumed to be for publication unless you specifically say otherwise. By using this site, you agree to consent to such use within the applicable legal framework.

2 thoughts on “About Better Cumbria

  1. Great article. There’s a lot of good data here, though I did want to let you know something – I am running Ubuntu with the latest beta of Firefox, and the design of your blog is kind of bizarre for me. I can read the articles, but the navigation doesn’t work so great.

  2. Hey I just wanted to let you know, I actually like the written material on your website. But I am using Flock on a machine running version 9.04 of Ubuntu and the UI aren’t quite kosh er. Not a big deal, I can still essentially read the articles and research for info, but just wanted to inform you about that. The navigation bar is kind of difficult to use with the config I’m running. Keep up the great work!

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