Cockermouth Business News

Publication of Cumbria Flood Action Plan

Floods Minister Rory Stewart has today published the emerging Cumbria Flood Action Plan.
 
The plan, which was developed by our Catchment Directors in liaison with the Cumbria Floods Partnership, sets out the short term actions being undertaken to reduce flood risk to 4,300 homes in the county, as well as proposed long term actions that will reduce flood risk for generations to come.
 

Can you display local school artwork?

Can you help?  Can you display a peace of artwork from our local school for a few weeks over the summer holidays?

We have extraordinary young talent in this town and it would be wonderful to share some of their work with the community through  the shops, empty or
otherwise.

If you can spare a small space for one or more peaces, please get in touch with Gilli (gilli@thekirkgate.com) who can then liaise with you.

Wordsworth House auction

Get your glad rags on for a good cause and enjoy an exclusive evening at Wordworth House and Garden.

Enjoy a glass of Prosecco in the garden, feast on puddings in the Georgian kitchen, then snap up a bargain in the auction!

From attraction tickets to restaurant vouchers, family camping trips to beauty treatments, works of art to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, we really do have an amazing array of auction items all kindly donated by local supporters.

Hosted by an auctioneer from Mitchells, this will be an evening to remember!

Shop 10 coordinator required

As you may have heard, Sue Hannah, after years of support to the Shop 10 scheme, will need to step down from the role of coordinating the vouchers/draw of Shop 10 with immediate effect.  My thanks to her for all of that work.

To help keep the scheme alive for the July draw, we need your help.  We are looking for one or two people to help collect the vouchers (or chase those needing to send them in!) that can continue to support the upkeep of the scheme.

Can you help?  Please get in touch ASAP otherwise the scheme will need to be suspended at the end of the month.

Adverts in Cumbria Life

Hopefully everyone has seen the advert in June's Cumbria Life we did?  Looked great and we're now in planning for the next edition which will go out during August in time for Taste.  Costs are only £30 for a slot and space is limited, first come first served.

We also have an email campaign going out via Cumbria Tourism in the next couple of weeks with a full newsletter out to 27,000 Cumbria Tourism subscribers who like to hear news and offers 'beyond the Lakes'.

Neighbourhood Plan For Cockermouth - Proposed Community Forum

 

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN FOR COCKERMOUTH – PROPOSED COMMUNITY FORUM

You will be aware that Cockermouth Town Council have decided not to proceed with the development of a Neighbourhood Plan for the town. Also, despite a significant community presence and questioning at the annual Parish Council meeting, the Council are not prepared to review this decision for at least another 6 months.

Lakesman Sponsorship

CN Events are looking for just a handful more sponsors for the aid stations at the Lakesman long distance triathlon on Sunday 19 June (2.4m swim, 112m bike ride, then a full marathon...) The race starts and finishes in Keswick, the bike route takes in the whole of Allerdale and the marathon course circles around Keswick town. There will be an 'athletes' village' on the lakeshore, close to the theatre, all day, where in addition to the usual tourists, there will be lots of people milling around waiting for the athletes to finish.

Flood Meeting 6th June

Cumbria County Council as Lead Local Flood Authority and the Environment Agency will be holding a public meeting to deliver their draft report and proposals for future flood resilience in Cockermouth.

6th June 2016 – Christ Church, Cockermouth
 
5pm - 7pm                 Information available around resilience grants, Flood Re & general enquiries
7pm - 8pm                 Presentation of draft Flood Investigation Report with feedback & questions
8pm - 9pm                 One to one with officers/data gathering
 

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