Cockermouth Business News

Flood insurance issues/concerns feedback required please

 The Implementation Unit in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs look into priority policy problems and issues of concern for their respective Ministers.  The Secretary of State has asked them to do a deep dive into access to flood insurance for microbusinesses in high flood risk areas (in this case they’re defining microbusinesses as those with under 10 employees and a turnover of under £1.5m).  The aim with this piece of work is to build on what they already know and understand in more detail the circumstances of microbusinesses that have problems accessing flood insuran

Flood Forum news

Section 19 Flood Investigation Report for Cockermouth
Cumbria County Council as Lead Local Flood Authority and the Environment Agency will be holding a public meeting to present:
The Final Flood Investigation Report including the timescales for the way forward to reduce the risk of flooding in Cockermouth
Wednesday 8th February 2017 - Christ Church, Cockermouth
6.00pm      Doors open with refreshments available
6.30pm      Presentation of The Final Flood Investigation Report for Cockermouth

Shop units to let

There are a number of units presently empty as you may have seen via the google chat group.  One is:


39B Market Place

  • Completely refurbished shop/treatment parlour
  • Full flood resistance and flood resilience measures installed
  • Store room / treatment room to rear
  • Compelte with kitchenette and toilet

Floor area:

Taste Cumbria meeting Monday 23rd January

A 2017 Taste Cumbria planning day will take place at Cockermouth Town Hall on Monday 23rd January and representatives from Cockermouth businesses are welcome to attend.

The meeting will run from 10am-2pm and a sandwich lunch will be provided. Please confirm your availability to along with any dietary requirements, so they can order lunch.

Christmas Window Competition

The Mayor Cllr Sam Standage sent his thanks to everyone taking part in the Christmas window dressing competition.  Sam sent the chamber a card from the Mayor and Mayoress.

There was a very high standard of displays this year and deciding the winners and Highly Commended was very difficult Lord Egremont Cup for Best display including stock in trade Huddert’s Pet Supplies.
Chamber Highly Commended
Mayor’s Cup
Heals Opticians
Mayor’s Highly Commended
Sweet Jar

Congratulations to the above.

Business Resilience Workshops

Join these free workshops for small and medium businesses this coming week (6th and 8th December). During the sessions we will examine the impacts of flooding and power loss on businesses, future climate-related risks that may be faced, and what local businesses can do to boost their own climate resilience.

Tuesday 6th December 2016 - Keswick - 18:30 - 21:00
Thursday 8th December 2016 - Penrith - 18:00 - 20:30

Cumbrian Flood Expo

There is a new Cumbrian expo at Carlisle racecourse that may be of interest.  To book free tickets, see the details and link below.  

 A 2 day exhibition on the 2nd and 3rd February called the Cumbria Flood Expo from the 'Community Emergnecy Responce Team'

Cockermouth Emergency Responce Group Launch Event

Saturday 3rd December 2016
11am– 1pm drop-in session, Christ Church, Cockermouth

Launch event – to be attended by Sue Hayman MP

The Cockermouth Emergency Response Group has been formed by Churches Together in Cockermouth, Cockermouth Rotary and Cockermouth Flood Action Group in response to the frequent flooding of the town. The aim of the group is to ensure that our community is better prepared for flooding and other large scale emergencies.
Come along to the launch event where you will be able to: