Cockermouth Business News

Beer Festival half price post-flood offer

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Chamber of Trade members (plus one guest) are being offered half-price (£2.50) entry to the Cockermouth Beer Festival for themselves and a guest on:
Thursday 2 December 7pm to 11pm , or
Saturday 4 December 12pm to 4pm

Organised by the Cockermouth Round Table, the festival is held at the Kirkgate Centre and features 60 beers + cider & lager from Breweres throughout Cumbria and beyond, plus evening live music on Friday and Saturday. email

Christmas Cards now available!

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The new Chamber of Trade Christmas cards are on sale now. They are £1 each, of which 86p goes to three charities - Cockermouth First Responders, the RNLI and Churches Together. The cards feature images of the town's recovery since the floods, showing the town at its best. They were created by Paul Carr of Firn's Home Hardware and Phil Crossman of Meglans, and feature photos by David Stephenson.

Debt recovery conference

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Bell Park Kerridge are holding their annual commercial debt recovery conference at noon on Wednesday 1 December in Carlisle. The conference will include practical advice on avoiding rogue customers, credit control and recovering commercial debts. For further information and to book a place contact Lauren Little on 01228 888999 or email

Don't miss this great charity night

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Tickets are on sale now for the Chamber of Trade Chairman's Charity Raffle Draw and Social Evening.

It will be held on Thursday 11 November at The Saints Rooms, starting 7.15pm for 7.30pm, with the bar closing at 11pm. A hot Cumbrian supper will be served at 8pm and famed Cockermouth band Crow Dog, which features Chamber members Paul Mackay and Kev Farish, will also perform.

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.