Cockermouth Business News

Candlight lantern parade

Hi all,

This year’s Cockermouth lantern parade will take place on Friday 1 December, starting at 6pm (gather from 5:30pm) by the Town Hall as usual. It’s going to link in with the on-going renovation of the confluence area so will have a ‘river’ theme and will finish with a shadow-puppet performance on the confluence area itself, which people will view from the other side of the river.

Google Garage in Cockermouth

Joe has helped organise a small series of Google events called 'Google Garage' and Cockermouth has one on the 9th November at the Kirkgate Centre.  Spaces are limited to 100 places only so don't delay and register yourselves. Details below.

Grow your business with Cumbria LEP and Google

Small businesses in Cumbria are to have a free opportunity to boost their on-line marketing potential.

Taste Trails

Two new Taste Trails have been created for the Taste Cumbria food festival which takes place on Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 September, with launch events including a comedy night, beer festival and pop-up restaurant on the Friday.

The aim of the trails is to guide visitors to various areas of the town, using brightly coloured signage. It would be great if you could put items in your windows to reflect the different colours on the trails. The different zones and their colours are below. Hope you have a great Taste Cumbria weekend. Suzanne Elsworth (Taste Cumbria PR)

What next?

The meeting in September discussed 'what next' for the chamber with options for:

  • Putting the chamber into hibernation and keep the funds for emergency use 
  • Finding a new chair and other exec members to continue the chamber on to work on some schemes with a smaller pot as the emergency fund and balance for schemes and ideas
  • An idea to have a 'new rebranded chamber' split/company set up in addition to the chamber 

It was suggested that a survey of what members want is conducted to bring the results back to a meeting in October.

Residents Letter from CN

On the 5th August 2017, CN Events supported by Allerdale Borough Council will be returning to Main Street in Cockermouth to host Cumbria’s biggest free street party!

Our objective for the event is to drive footfall to the town and its businesses and provide a one day “festival” themed street party. Suitable for the whole family, we have two stages, fairground rides, kid’s arts, crafts and workshops and a selection of Cumbrian food traders.

Marketing update

Hi all,

Last nights meeting discussed the survery results so far.  Given the results and the discussion, we will be pausing delivery of any more marketing at this time that was previously outlined and discussed for delivery.

We are exploring ideas to utilise someone for social media posts on behalf of the town/chamber on a trial over the summer as a paid service and will review results.

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