Cockermouth Business News

Open Meeting

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All members are invited to a meeting of the Chamber of Trade to be held on Wednesday 13 April at the Kirkgate Centre, starting at 6pm. Tea, coffee and sandwiches will be available before the meeting. The main purpose of the meeting is to agree actions for increasing local trade. Chamber Chairman Brian Trengrove is keen to ensure that our efforts reflect members' priorities, so please make every effort to attend. The bar will be open from 7.45pm when one drink will be free.

Get involved in Gala Day

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Traders in the town centre are urged to get involved in a summer Gala Day as part of Cockermouth Midsummer Festival.

The event is due to take place on Sunday 19 June – the first Sunday of Festival week.

It follows a very successful event last year which saw street entertainers, musicians, writers and crafty workshops on offer for residents and visitors. A number of retailers have already pledged to take part, but more are encouraged to join the fun – not only boosting Summer trade but also helping make the Festival a success.

What do you think about Sunday trading?

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Cockermouth business people are being invited to give their views about the possibility of Sunday trading across the town.

Chamber members are asked to contribute to a consultation exercise – and the opinions of shop and hospitality business owners are sought, as well as those of other company owners.

Chamber Chairman Brian Trengove said: “Cockermouth, our delightful market town, has been described as a department store of individual shops. This mix of quality independent traders offers a really unique shopping experience.

Last chance to advertise - and help Cockermouth Mountain Rescue

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It’s your last chance to advertise your business in the annual report of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team.

The team carried out 75 rescues in 2010, another record year - but money is always needed to ensure this work can continue. Advertising in the annual report not only supports the Team’s work, but also benefits your own business as the publication is seen by thousands of people each year.

Fancy a ghost hunt?

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A Chamber of Trade member is hosting an exclusive workshop, supper and ghost hunt on Saturday 12 February. Take an unusual look around Wordsworth House, the childhood home of the great poet William Wordsworth - and see if you find any spooky secrets!

New Newsletter out now

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A copy of the January 2011 Chamber of Trade Newsletter is now available.

An e-version is online in the document section of this website and a printed version is on its way to you, or you may have received it already.

It includes a membership/standing order form as your 2011 subscription fee is now due. Pay now by standing order and it will cost you just £10!

Hospitality training on offer

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A range of training courses are on offer for hospitality businesses. Choose from a range of workshops specially designed by Cumbria Tourism with food and drink related businesses in mind. 
 
Running from January to mid March, they are expected to fill quickly, so don't delay. 
 
Choose from:

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