Cockermouth Business News

Cockermouth by Candlelight 2015

Message from the Cockermouth by Candlelight team:

With less than 90 days to Christmas, thoughts are inevitably beginning to focus on the festive period and for us that means Cockermouth by Candlelight!
We had some superb feedback from last year's event from both businesses and visitors and we've taken on board all comments. We're really excited that Cockermouth by Candlelight will be the official opener to the new Taste Cumbria Christmas event this year - a fabulous festive weekend in which to showcase our wonderful town! 

Millers Crossing - Bridge Service

While Millers Crossing footbridge is closed for repairs, Allerdale Borough Council is putting on a FREE bus service to
Cockermouth town centre and Cockermouth Hospital. This will be trialled for one month from Monday 12 October 2015.
Look out for the Ellenvale vehicle marked ‘Millers Crossing Bus’.

See HERE for timetable.

Cockermouth Media Pack from Cityscape Maps

Cityscape Maps are about to produce the first official Visitors Map of Cockermouth in association the Town Council, the map will highlights the attractions and gives local businesses the opportunity to promote themselves to the thousands of visitors who buy the map,

The maps will be available from all points of entry and exit,  including The Tourist Information Centre, Newsagents, Hotels, Bookstores and from our dispensers which will be located in 9 sites all over Cockermouth,

Notice of Special General Meeting Monday 12th October at 6.00pm UPDATE

*With the Special General Meeting/AGM being called to vote on the 2 proposals outlined previously on Monday 12th October, we will host the meeting at The Trout on this occasion, to allow for potentially more members to come and vote.  Immediately following the conclusion of the AGM/Special Meeting vote, we will then hold our monthly meeting - draft agenda here.  I look forward to welcoming you to the meetings.

Taste Cumbria - Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September

Fast approaching, the 6th Taste Cumbria festival is upon us.  I’m sure you’re all aware of this but as a quick summary, the layout is based on previous years, and will be virtually identical seeing the main ‘producers market’ down the Main Street.  We will have 80 producers in all and clearly will be a busy and hopefully exciting weekend.  Market Place will play host to the hot food area and children’s area.

Tour of Britain Advertising Opportunities

The Times & Star is planning its advertising coverage of the Tour of Britain and has an offer for local businesses who would like to promote their company and hopefully encourage visitors to spend with them on the day or in the future.  

They'll be running a full page in the paper on Friday 4 Sept and the ads will also go online, reaching an audience of more than 58,500 people. If you were able to offer a discount voucher, or a special offer for the future, we can promote this on the Chamber of Trade stalls on the day of the Tour too (Tues 8 Sept).

Cockermouth Tourist Information Centre

Cockermouth TIC

As visitors come to the town, a key location for information is the Tourist Information Centre (TIC) in the town.  This is managed by the town council and a few members have expressed their thoughts and ideas on how things could be potentially improved.

If you have an idea, thoughts or comments that could help, please email Steve Bishop and we can pass onto Joe to add to the melting pot of the town council to review and consider.


Tour of Britain 2015 - Go Yellow and Blue


Go yellow and blue!

Please decorate your windows, shop fronts and everything you can to help make the town yellow and blue to promote the tour and showcase the town in the build up to and for the tour.  Some exciting things are being planned with family activities in the Kirkgate (see earlier post) and other exciting ideas that should help put Cockermouth on the map.  We need your help though so please support where you can.