Cockermouth Business News

Get involved with great charity event

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The Chamber is holding its first charity event in November in aid of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team. The organisation was chosen by Chamber of Trade Chairman Jonty Chippendale and the event will give businesses and residents the opportunity to reward the Mountain Rescue volunteers for their amazing efforts during last year’s devastating floods.

New Newsletter out now

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The August issue of the Chamber of Trade Newsletter is now available. Copies are on their way to all members, along with new membership packs containing information about the Chamber's work.

You can also download a copy of the Newsletter from the document section of this website.

Calling all snappers!

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The deadline is approaching for the Chamber’s new photographic competition.

If you fancy yourself as the next Mario Testino or David Bailey, please send us your pics for use on a fundraising calendar. All entries must arrive by Friday 27 August 2010.

 The calendar will be on sale in time for Christmas to raise awareness of the town’s beauty and encourage locals and tourists to visit, as well as raising money for Chamber funds.

Have you signed up for Taste Cumbria?

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Chamber of Trade members are being urged to get involved with a major festival of food which takes place from 25 -26 September 2010. Visitors can expect a feast of all things foodie – from bustling traditional farmers markets to celebrity chef demonstrations as the region’s best restaurants, bars and pubs join together in this large scale culinary celebration, and Cockermouth’s own eateries throw open their doors.

Princess Royal meets business owners

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The Princess Royal visited Cockermouth businesses on a swift visit to the town.

She called at The Toy Shop and Pure Touch beauty salon in Main Street, as well as meeting staff at the Save The Children charity shop in Lowther Went.

The Princess also formally reopened Millers Bridge, which was badly damaged in the floods, and planted a tree in Memorial Gardens.

The Princess is pictured in The Toy Shop meeting Chamber of Trade Chairman Jonty Chippendale and his wife Fiona.

Promote the town with Chamber's leaflets for visitors

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Help promote the town and its attractions by distributing two of the Chamber of Trade’s promotional leaflets through your business.

To get a tide mark sticker, get copies of the Flood Trail or visitor leaflets, or find out more about the Flood Trail story boards, contact Joan Hardie of Bitter Beck Pottery, Market Place, on 07803 174120 or email

Shape the future of Main Street

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Business owners are invited to have their say on the future improvements planned for Main Street at two events on Wednesday 21 July. Several of the organisations involved in the development process will be represented at the events so this is the best opportunity to make your views known.

Events take place at Christchurch, South Street, at noon (lunch provided) and 5.30pm (drinks available). See the document section of this website for the full details.