Cockermouth Business News

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:

Interested in debt recovery?

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Cockermouth businesses are invited to a debt recovery conference hosted by Chamber member Bell Park Kerridge solicitors. It takes place in Carlisle on Tuesday 25 January.

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Annual General Meeting

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All members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Cockermouth & District Chamber of Trade which will be held on Wednesday 12 January 2011 from 6pm until 9pm at the Saints Rooms. The agenda will include the retiring Chairman's report and the election of officers for 2011.

Cooking up a treat for Help for Heroes

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North Lakes Clinic, in Main Street, is holding a fundraising evening in support of Help for Heroes on 10 December. 

Tickets cost £10 and include a cookery demonstration by the Botanical Chef, Sarah Asquith-Vallance, followed by a 'Jamie @home' party. There will also be a raffle and a cake stall. All are welcome to come along and raise as much money as possible for this worthwhile cause. For more information call 01900 821122.

Fancy a laugh? Book your ticket now!

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Three top stand-up comedians are to take to the stage for a charity Comedy Night in Cockermouth.

Comics Brian Higgins, John Newton, Martin Beaumont will appear at the event, which has been organised by Loyal to Cumbria, a new Community Interest Company based in Cockermouth. The Comedy Night takes place at the Hundith Hill Hotel, Cockermouth, on Sunday 28 November from 7.00pm. Tickets cost £20 each and all the proceeds from the event will be used for community projects in the town.

Vote now and bring superfast broadband to Cockermouth

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Residents and businesses throughout Cockermouth are being urged to sign up to a campaign which could bring high speed broadband to the town.

BT has launched The Race to Infinity – an online contest which could see five towns fast-tracked to receive the superfast fibre optic broadband. The telecoms giant is rolling out the technology to boost broadband access over the next five years – but if a town is not part of the company’s initial roll-out, The Race to Infinity will allow it to jump the queue.

Calendars on sale now

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The Chamber of Trade's 2011 Cockermouth calendar is now available. The A4-sized wall calendar features striking photographs of different aspects of the town taken by local people. It costs £5, complete with an envelope, and is available from The Linden Tree, The Toy Shop, Firns Home Hardware, Meglans, Cockermouth Arts & Crafts, Jacy's Exclusive Lingerie, Banks' Ironmongers and Bitter Beck Pottery.

It's sure to become a collectors' item so hurry along to buy copies for yourself, your friends and relatives.