Cockermouth Business News

November's Cumbria Life magazine - Cockermouth special edition

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Cumbria Life's November issue includes a dedicated feature on Cockermouth - celebrating the town's recovery from the floods. The magazines on sale in the town and surrounding areas have this special front cover which should be a great profile-raiser for the town. (If this special edition sells out you'll see issues with the alternative cover on sale elsewhere in the county showing Autumn leaves!) The November issue goes on sale this week.

Influence Cockermouth's future at event this Wednesday, 13 October

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Got an opinion about parking, young people and public transport? Or do environmental initiatives, the attractiveness of the streets and community partnerships catch your attention? What would you like to see happen in the future in Cockermouth?

Two Locality Plan Open House events take place this Wednesday, 13 October at 10.30am and 7pm. They will be held in the Tiffen & Co premises, 52 Main Street (next to Greggs).

All are welcome. See the document section of this website for the poster advertising the event.

Last chance - promote your business at Cockermouth Revival Rally

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Do you want to promote your business, free of charge, by putting out promotional literature, vouchers, or free gifts to scores of visitors?
Wigton Motor Club is hosting the Cockermouth Revival Rally on October 16 & 17. The event has been organised to boost the town's profile - so what better reason to get involved? For the full story see

Town goes pink-tastic!

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If you haven't done so already, get in the pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Windows across the town are going girly to raise awareness of the disease - and spread the word that it's not just women who can be affected. See the news item on this website from last month for more details about how you can get involved.

Can you believe it's already time to start thinking about Christmas?

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Get into the festive spirit with the town’s Christmas lights switch-on. The event takes place on Sunday 21 November on Main Street. You may remember the event was a washout last year thanks to Mother Nature – so let’s make this year’s event one to remember!

The town will be lit throughout Main Street, Station Street, Market Place, Kirkgate, Crown Street, Castlegate and Gallowbarrow.

Do your bit for Chamber's charity appeal

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Please can you spare an hour to help sell raffle tickets in Sainsbury’s on Sunday 10 October or Sunday 31 October? The company has kindly offered to back the Chamber’s new charity appeal by allowing us to sell tickets in store – but we need as many volunteers as possible between 10am and 4pm.

If you can help, please email Brian Trengove, chairman of the Chamber’s Social Committee and co-owner of The Spice Club, on or call or text him on 07931911506.


Businesses urged to boost the coffers of the RNLI

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A lifesaving charity has appointed a new representative to boost its fundraising efforts in Cockermouth - and businesses are being urged to spare a little space to help.

David Bowen has been appointed as volunteer Box Secretary for the town by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. He is now appealing to shops, pubs, hotels and other businesses who may be willing to place a collecting box on their counters, bars or reception desks.