They are pretty good at public administration jobs in Carlisle. They should be because they have been doing it for a long time now.
When the Romans first rocked up to the city limits they would have found one of the strongest communities in ancient Briton, the Carvetti tribe were running the place then; today it is headquarters of Cumbria County Council and Carlisle City Council.
Carlisle has been a strategic spot since way before Hadrian decided he didn’t need planning permission to build his wall.
Its location at the confluence of the Eden, Caldew and Petteril rivers on the main west coast route between England and Scotland and the often-moving border between the two mean that Carlisle was always going to be an important place. It has been fought over and fortified ever since. It is said to be the most often besieged city in the UK and has a long history as a garrison.
Today that gives the city an incredible history and a location that is used now for strategically growing jobs and wealth.