Cockermouth Tourist Information Centre & Town website
Tourist Information Centre
Cockermouth gets a Calendar for 2019
Image gallery from the latest archeological 'dig' at
Derventio (Roman Cockermouth)
Video Tour of Cockermouth
Could Story Homes Trip up over a Footpath?There have been hundreds of objections to a plan by Story Homes to block up a public right of way that would pass right through their proposed 224 homes phase Two Strawberry Grange development. The developer is seeking Allerdale consent to stop up the path and later allow a way through the finished housing estate. The site has outline planning consent which makes refusal difficult for councillors, but many residents are hoping to use the footpath issue as a way to delay developments. The application is ref. 2/2018/0496 on the Allerdale website.
Giant Boulders to Litter RiversideAn art project wants to dump 12 boulders, each 5-10 tonnes at the attractive grassed ammenity area where the Derwent and Cocker Rivers meet. Allerdale planners are to decide the issue. See what is proposed (2/2018/0141) in the planning application reports.
Pay on Departure comes to Wilkos
From August 24 2018 car parking at Wilkos is changing. See details here. You park up and only pay when you leave. On return to the car park visit the paystation (Run by Horizon Parking) enter your vehicle registration into the touch screen..It will inform you how much to pay....then pay either by coins, bank card or by phone. Tariff is as before and so far Sunday parking remains free (But stay alert this may change).
Allerdale councillors spare Cockermouth town centre by 7-4 vote
24/07/2018.Despite bizarre recommendation of approval by planning officers, councillors voted 7-4 to refuse permission for a giant B&M store in out of town site in Low Road. Full details of the planning applcation can be viewed here at the Allerdale website: http://planning.allerdale.gov.uk/portal/servlets/ApplicationSearchServlet?PKID=177598
Plutonium may go into Lakes Nuke Dump
In a response to former County Council leader Eddie Martin, the body planning a nuclear dump admit the plans would include placing plutonium underground. The Lake District is likely to be chosen for the controversial dump. Read about the dump project here and see former Councillor Martin's guidance here.
Labour's Sue Hayman Romps home in the June 2017 Snap Election
The Labour candidate won with 21,317 votes against Conservative Clark Vasey, with 17,392 votes, Ukip's George Kemp, with 1,556 votes, Lib Dem Phill Roberts, with 1,113 votes and Independent Roy Ivinson, with 278 votes.
Cockermouth set to Merge with Penrith in MP Proposed Shake-upSee what the Boundary Commission proposes for the new Parliamentary ward. Just one MP for Penrith, Keswick and Cockermouth. See the map proposal.
Heritage Day Bellringing at All Saints
Divided Community over Brexit
Cockermouth residents voted overall in favour of Brexit and departure from the EU. The votes were 50-50 between Remain and Leave in all wards except Highfield, where the voters were around 75% for Brexit. London and Scotland voted to Remain in the EU. The British pound fell 11% against the US dollar after the UK vote. In early 2017 the pound was on average 18% down in worldwide value.
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The Cockermouth Flood Action Group's website
& See online 'Live' River levels at South Street bridge.