Cockermouth Business News

Invitation to launch evening

Marion Bowman, the chair of the board of Trustees at Kirkgate Arts, has asked me to write to invite the members of the Chamber of Trade to a reception we are having on April 20 at 6pm to celebrate the launch of our new live-streaming service. This new development at the Kirkgate means that we will be able to show the best of national and international theatre, opera, music and other events, live via satellite, beginning with the Old Vic’s production of ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’ on April 20, following the reception.

Meeting reminder

Just a quick reminder the next chamber meeting on Monday 10th April at 6pm at The Bush.  

A short update on our marketing ideas, your comments and thoughts and update (all being well) from Joe.

If anyone has any agenda items for AOB then please let me know on steve@flameconcepts.com

Facebook advertising

Many businesses will have tried boosting posts, but that is not the most effective way to advertise on Facebook, even though it can be an excellent tool to reach certain audiences.

Using the advertising interface within your Facebook account will always yield better results, but best of all is the Facebook Power Editor, which puts some powerful marketing and targeting tools at your disposal.

The First Masters RL Festival of 2017

The First Masters RL  Festival of 2017 will take place on Sat  22nd April  at Grassmoor Sports Centre , Strawberry How Road, COCKERMOUTH ,CA13 9XQ 

Masters Rugby League is a  modified rules version of the game for over 35s  with the focus being on Participation , Fund and the Social interaction in the bar afterwards .

Its proving very popular with ex players with 6 teams in Cumbria alone  and  fits very well with government policy on Active Lifestyle for Older people, we have two players in the West Cumbria team aged 70+

Window Compeition for Daffodil Day

The 1st April sees the return of the Daffodil Day and is a great start to the Easter break and the promised end of the roadworks.  We've been contacted again by the rotary to request your support in having your windows/shops and town decorated in yellow to celebrate Daffodil day.  I would like to suggest this starts as soon as you are able to run over the Easter Holiday period.  There is a poster for the event which you can download and put in your windows/notice boards here so would appreciate your help and support to prom

Flood insurance issues/concerns feedback required please

 The Implementation Unit in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs look into priority policy problems and issues of concern for their respective Ministers.  The Secretary of State has asked them to do a deep dive into access to flood insurance for microbusinesses in high flood risk areas (in this case they’re defining microbusinesses as those with under 10 employees and a turnover of under £1.5m).  The aim with this piece of work is to build on what they already know and understand in more detail the circumstances of microbusinesses that have problems accessing flood insuran

Flood Forum news

Section 19 Flood Investigation Report for Cockermouth
 
Cumbria County Council as Lead Local Flood Authority and the Environment Agency will be holding a public meeting to present:
 
The Final Flood Investigation Report including the timescales for the way forward to reduce the risk of flooding in Cockermouth
 
Wednesday 8th February 2017 - Christ Church, Cockermouth
 
6.00pm      Doors open with refreshments available
6.30pm      Presentation of The Final Flood Investigation Report for Cockermouth

Shop units to let

There are a number of units presently empty as you may have seen via the google chat group.  One is:

 

39B Market Place

  • Completely refurbished shop/treatment parlour
  • Full flood resistance and flood resilience measures installed
  • Store room / treatment room to rear
  • Compelte with kitchenette and toilet

Floor area:

Taste Cumbria meeting Monday 23rd January

A 2017 Taste Cumbria planning day will take place at Cockermouth Town Hall on Monday 23rd January and representatives from Cockermouth businesses are welcome to attend.

The meeting will run from 10am-2pm and a sandwich lunch will be provided. Please confirm your availability to megan.norwoood@cnmedia.co.uk along with any dietary requirements, so they can order lunch.

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