Cockermouth Business News

Flooding resilience information for local businesses

Cumbria Action for Sustainability, CVS and ACTCumbria have recently been working together with some funding from the national lottery to deliver a range of support services for residents and communities across Cumbria.  In particular we are now able to offer free advice to small businesses on preparing for extreme weather events, such as flooding, and making their businesses more resilient.

As a first step we have a short leaflet with some key info and checklists. Download Leaflet and further information here

New chairman for Cockermouth & District Chamber of Trade

A new chairman is treading a new path for Cockermouth & District Chamber of Trade.

Andrew Marshall owns Strolling4Shoes on Main Street and also lives in the town. His appointment was agreed at the Chamber’s AGM on Tuesday, January 29.

Andrew and his wife Sue moved to the Lake District in 1997 with their four sons. He had been working as an agent for shoe retailers covering the north of England and Scotland when he and Sue decided to open their own shops. Andrew is following a well-trodden path – his family has been in the shoe trade since 1904.

Cockermouth Christmas Hamper Competition 2018

Cockermouth Chamber of Trade has teamed up with Andrew Marshall from Strolling 4 Shoes and Allerdale Borough Council to run an amazing free-to-enter Christmas competiton over the 2018 festive period. From 09:00 on 19 November 2018 entries will be accepted at participating businesses for members of the public to win an amazing prize-fund. A big thank you to all of those Cockermouth businesses that have contributed to the fund. The winner of the competiton will be drawn on 19 December by an independent adjudicator. Full terms and conditions are below.

Allerdale business questionnaire

From Joe, our town centre manager:

Allerdale Borough Council is currently undertaking a business survey across all of the towns in the Borough. If you would like to participate, please can you complete and return the attached survey to myself or Hard copies are available from Cockermouth Library. All responses will be treated confidentially with the information collected helping to inform future policy decisions and providing a useful baseline.

AGM February 5th Town Hall

Hi all,

We're holding this years AGM at the Town hall on the 5th February at 6pm.  

We are looking for people to help the chamber with support by volunteering for chair and treasurer and other positions.  To help the chamber continue please let us know if you wish to stand.

The alternative will be the chamber hibernating for a time which would be a shame as we still have plenty to work at and a few new people to step up and take some leading ideas forward would be beneficial to all.

Please do let me know anyone interested?

Many thanks

Cockermouth live appeal

Email from Maggie Toner-Edgar

I am running an Artistic Network in West Cumbria and we are running some workshops as part of Cockermouth Live and we are looking for a few different locations.  We wondered if you know of any traders who have an empty shop or have an upstairs room which they would be happy to allow us to use over a weekend as part of the C’mth Live festival and therefore attract more people into the shops?

Anyone willing/able to help please email