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Bank Holiday Weekend - Spring Fair and more

Cockermouth is open for business over the Bank Holiday Weekend - many shops open Sunday and Monday (check with individual shops for opening times).

Bank Holiday Monday the fair comes to town - plants and other stalls in Wilkinsons car park and the fairground rides and more to do in Sainsburys car park and don't forget to have a wander into town where you will find most of the individual independently run shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and more open. 

Tour of Britain 2015

The Tour of Britain comes to Cockermouth on the 8th September as the start of the stage.  We are trying to maximise the potential benefit to local businesses and with estimates of 3-5000 people expected (competitors, support teams and visitors), they’ll all need food and drink.  Current information suggests people will be around from 4.30am until 11am (just after the start) building as the morning goes.  After the start, numbers will reduce and we are looking at ideas to see what we can do to keep people around longer.  

Events and Dates for your diary

Do you have an event being held in Cockermouth that you would like to promote, or you know of one?   Please email me information and we will endeavour to put it up on our Events Page.

Chamber Survey

As you are aware, we conducted a short survey in March/April that many of you completed and thank you for that.  The results are in and make interesting reading.  The aim was to understand what the towns businesses wanted the chamber to do in the next few years and what were the priorities for you.  There is a link here that you can go to to scan through the results.

Are you ready for VE Day ?

Don't forget to celebrate VE day with Red, White and Blue window displays and bunting.  Help celebrate this day on the 8th, 9th and 10th May by dressing your windows, displays or offices with red/white and blue themes.  

Cockermouth 2015 Clean Up

The 2015 Cockermouth Town Centre Clean will take place on Friday 26 June. Once again will be undertaking a range of projects that could include litter-picking, weeding, sign cleaning, cutting back over-grown vegetation etc. We will be working until around 1pm and then refreshments will be available for all those involved.

Click HERE for more information.


Cockermouth Rotary Club are proposing that we hold a Daffodil Day in Spring 2016.  Please see document HERE for further information on it. We should have a representative from the Rotary Club at the next Executive Meeting on Monday 11th May

Cockermouth & District Chamber of Trade

Chamber website - do you have an offer you could put to other chamber members?  As a member (this years membership only £10) you can offer other members deals or special rates and promote via the chamber website.

We’ve also now got new people being trained on updating the site so if you’ve got a news item for the town, send it to 

Join the HeartStart appeal

The Times & Star is aiming to put defibrillators in accessible locations across Allerdale. They need fundraisers and locations to put the life-saving kit. Please can you help? See below for more info.

Where would we be without an air ambulance?

Please see note below for a fab charity appeal for the News & Star. Not sure how our communities could cope without the Great North Air Ambulance...