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Last chance to enter the 2014 CN Business Awards

Thea deadline for entries in the 2014 CN Business Awards is August 8. There are loads of categories and, as well as the prestige if you're shortlisted, you'll get some great publicity. Visit for full details.


Taste Cumbria - tickets selling well

Tickets are selling really well for the 2014 Taste Cumbria food festival. It takes place from the evening of Friday 26 September to Sunday 28 September. Full details at

Two of the Simon Rogan pop-up restaurant sittings are already sold out, and the comedy and music nights in the Trout marquee are going really well - despite the comedians and band not even being announced yet!

Details of the chefs, masterclasses, demos and traders will be released over the coming weeks. 


Results of NDO referendum

Results of the Neighbourhood Development Order referendum held yesterday in Cockermouth:

Yes - 772   No - 496   Spoilt - 4   Turnout - 19.3%

Background to it here:

Thanks to Chris Freer for the Market Place image.

Latest update on roadwork delays

This was issued by the County Council on Thursday 17 July 2014:

Main Street in Cockermouth is set to partly reopen to traffic before the end of July under a revised timetable announced for the completion of carriageway works.

FSB on-street car parking survey

The FSB is seeking input to our new survey for Cumbria businesses and residents on the proposals to introduce new on-street car parking charges in eleven towns across the County.
We have stated our opposition to the charges with Cumbria County Council as we believe they may damage the vitality and viability of our town centres and ultimately many of the businesses within them.

Britain from above

FREE talks by Sandra Brauer, Britain from Above Activity Officer on the fascinating collection of local historic aerial photographs, taken by pioneering company Aerofilms between 1919 - 1953.
Tuesday 8th July Cockermouth Venues:
2:00pm Kirkgate Arts Centre
7:30pm Riversmeet Community Centre

Download and display the poster

Cockermouth Referendum

Wondering what the July referendum in Cockermouth is all about?

All is explained is this guide from Allerdale Borough Council.

A little piece of history revealed

Three community events are about to reveal the beauty and the history of a Cumbrian church’s newly restored ceilings.

The 150-year-old ceilings of St Bridget’s Church, Brigham, have architectural significance. They were created by famed architect William Butterfield and are believed to be among only six surviving examples of his work in the country.

Nearly time to 'Touch a Truck'!

See below for the details of the 2014 Touch a Truck extravaganza - great event for families and visitors. It takes place at the James Walker site in Gote Road on Sunday 4 May from 10am - 4pm. Admission costs £5 for adults and £2 for children aged 16 and under.


In the construction business?

If you're in the construction trade - or know someone who is - you may be interested in a Meet the Buyer event taking place on 22 April 2014. It's for companies or individuals who want to get involved in Allerdale Borough Council's creation of a new leisure centre and swimming pool in Workington. Full details of the event can be found here: