Cockermouth Business News

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:

Gritting pavements

There is a grit bin in front of the public loos on Main Street and if you have a slippy patch outside your business feel free to go and grab a mug of grit to tackle it.

Cumbria County Council looks after gritting and grit heaps and bins, and their Highways team will replenish them on demand. Their hotline is 0300 303 2992 or you can email:

Flood Insurance specialist broker

We have been advised that a meeting will soon be happening in relation to insurance (a business type Flood RE scheme from BIBA - British Insurance Brokers' Association) but in the meantime, anyone finding problems with getting flood insurance should contact the number below.

BIBA have a  Find-A-Broker service that can help put people who are struggling to find insurance.  This offers specialists who are able to assess flood risks and place cover which quite often is not available through traditional routes.