Cockermouth Business News

Update from Cockermouth by Candlelight

Road Closures on Friday 11th December

The bollards will start to be placed at 12 midday with Main Street (from Wordsworth House to Station Street) & Market Place ( from the junction with Kirkgate to the entrance with Bitterbeck Car park ) closing at 3pm. The Rotary chaps will be manning the barricades from then until 8pm when Cockermouth by Candlelight  finishes. After that CN Events will take over the responsibility for managing the closure of Main Street & Market Place will reopen .


Town Centre Map - URGENT

Please find here a draft version of the new Cockermouth town centre map. Please can you check the map for accuracy and let me know if you spot any errors that need to be changed prior to the final version being approved? The deadline for comments to be with Joe Broomfield is 12pm on Friday 13 November.

Please forward this to anyone that you feel would be interested and would be willing to help check for errors. 

News Update from Steve Bishop

For those who weren't aware, the chamber has been working this year on new ways to market the town.  This is forming different ideas and strands, another of which I'll email separately on shortly. One that had been in development for a while is strengthening our exposure to the 2M website visitors to the Cumbria tourism website, GoLakes. 

Working with Cumbria tourism (CT), we have developed a new town format that is a micro-site within the overall website and better promotes our key strengths and reasons to visit.

Shopwatch Meeting - Wednesday 11th November 2015

Next Shopwatch Meeting will be held at Cockermouth Town Hall on Wednesday 11th November at 5.30pm (Please note that this is the revised date!)

In the run up to Christmas it is important for as many traders as possible to attend this short meeting to receive advice and guidance on crime prevention in the run up to Christmas.  For further information please contact

Cockermouth School Young Enterprise Scheme

Young Enterprise Scheme for current academic year (Message from Brian Trengrove)

For the last few years we have donated to the Young Enterprise scheme at Cockermouth School.  The original request was for £500. Each year The Trout generously gives £250 and we ask ten members of the Chamber to donate £25.

Last year we received 16 donations.  We gave the school £250 and £150 was ring fenced for this year.

Spirit of Christmas 2015 - Thursday 12th November 5 - 8 pm

Due to the huge success of this event 2 years ago, the Retailers and Restaurateurs of Cockermouth have decided to open their doors late for everyone to come and get ideas for Christmas.  All participating shops will have different offers on for the evening, giveaways, discount etc and many will hope you will join them in a Christmas drink to make the evening even more enjoyable.

The evening is not all about selling. It is more to show the people of Cockermouth what fantastic shops you have on your doorstep and the amazing selection of product available in this superb town.

Cockermouth by Candlelight 2015

Message from the Cockermouth by Candlelight team:

With less than 90 days to Christmas, thoughts are inevitably beginning to focus on the festive period and for us that means Cockermouth by Candlelight!
We had some superb feedback from last year's event from both businesses and visitors and we've taken on board all comments. We're really excited that Cockermouth by Candlelight will be the official opener to the new Taste Cumbria Christmas event this year - a fabulous festive weekend in which to showcase our wonderful town! 

Millers Crossing - Bridge Service

While Millers Crossing footbridge is closed for repairs, Allerdale Borough Council is putting on a FREE bus service to
Cockermouth town centre and Cockermouth Hospital. This will be trialled for one month from Monday 12 October 2015.
Look out for the Ellenvale vehicle marked ‘Millers Crossing Bus’.

See HERE for timetable.