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Champion for local youth joins Mid Copeland GDF Community Partnership

February 6, 2023

Deborah Naylor, Area Operations Manager for Inspira in West Cumbria, has joined the Mid Copeland GDF Community Partnership.

Deborah Naylor

Deborah Naylor

Inspira is a Cumbrian-based charity specialising in providing personal careers guidance and development opportunities for young people and adults throughout the county.

Deborah has more than 30 years’ experience in this sector and is passionate about working with young people to ensure they are aware of the education, employment and training opportunities available to them, and that they receive the support needed to make informed decisions about their futures.

Deborah, who has lived in Cumbria all her life, uses her spare time to serve as a governor at a local secondary school and is a Trustee of a youth project in Copeland.

She will be the Youth Lead and will be developing a youth engagement strategy for the Community Partnership.

She said: “I’m excited to have joined the Community Partnership to lead on engaging young people in the discussion around GDF.

“It’s vital that children and young people are involved in the debate, as the decisions made will impact on the community, environment and economy for generations to come.”

Deborah joins the other members of the Mid Copeland GDF Community Partnership: Andy Pratt, Chair; David Moore, Copeland Council representative; Gillian Johnston, GDF developer; Bob Jones, Ponsonby Parish Council; Julie Nugent, Beckermet with Thornhill Parish Council; Mark Fussell, Gosforth Parish Council; Lizzie Mawson, Seascale Parish Council; Karen Warmoth, Drigg & Carleton Parish Council; Yvonne Clarkson, Business Lead; and Mike Slater, Farming Lead.