Cockermouth Business News

Taste Trails

Two new Taste Trails have been created for the Taste Cumbria food festival which takes place on Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 September, with launch events including a comedy night, beer festival and pop-up restaurant on the Friday.

The aim of the trails is to guide visitors to various areas of the town, using brightly coloured signage. It would be great if you could put items in your windows to reflect the different colours on the trails. The different zones and their colours are below. Hope you have a great Taste Cumbria weekend. Suzanne Elsworth (Taste Cumbria PR)

What next?

The meeting in September discussed 'what next' for the chamber with options for:

  • Putting the chamber into hibernation and keep the funds for emergency use 
  • Finding a new chair and other exec members to continue the chamber on to work on some schemes with a smaller pot as the emergency fund and balance for schemes and ideas
  • An idea to have a 'new rebranded chamber' split/company set up in addition to the chamber 

It was suggested that a survey of what members want is conducted to bring the results back to a meeting in October.

Residents Letter from CN

On the 5th August 2017, CN Events supported by Allerdale Borough Council will be returning to Main Street in Cockermouth to host Cumbria’s biggest free street party!

Our objective for the event is to drive footfall to the town and its businesses and provide a one day “festival” themed street party. Suitable for the whole family, we have two stages, fairground rides, kid’s arts, crafts and workshops and a selection of Cumbrian food traders.

Marketing update

Hi all,

Last nights meeting discussed the survery results so far.  Given the results and the discussion, we will be pausing delivery of any more marketing at this time that was previously outlined and discussed for delivery.

We are exploring ideas to utilise someone for social media posts on behalf of the town/chamber on a trial over the summer as a paid service and will review results.

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

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