Cockermouth Tourist Information Centre & Town website

Tourist Information Centre

The Tourist Information Centre is now located in the Library Community Hub: Telephone 01900 822634.

New town centre mapp

Roman Cockermouth

Image gallery from the latest archeological 'dig' at Derventio (Roman Cockermouth)

Video Tour of Cockermouth

A short video tour of the town and its setting.

Cockermouth Video from 1960s

Town Council joins Fight against Out of Town store at Cockermouth

In the latest threat to Cockermouth's traditional town centre shops Allerdale Planning Panel are to consider an application for a retail out of town superstore in Low Road. The applicant's agents claim the store, with free car parking, could be used by the Bargain Madness chain. Both the Town Council and Chamber of Trade have objected saying the plans would further undermine the town centre. The applicant's agents admit the proposed store would suck in 6.3 million turnover and divert 0.8 million business from the town centre. Cockermouth town centre has already seen numerous shops become charity shops as trade declines. Allerdale recently allowed a major out of town centre retail development at Oakhurst. The Allerdale planning officials recommended approval to a previous similar application despite national guidelines that "planners should seek to ensure the vitality of town centres." Planning officials also appear to have ignored the fact that the site in Low Road is outside the Local Plan allocation. A date for the planning panel deliberations has not yet been announced. Full details of the planning applcation can be viewed here at the Allerdale website:

Twinning with US City?

Ron Collins, of Hebron, in New Hampshire, USA wrote to the town council: "Our town was originally called Cockermouth. The name was changed in 1792. Hebron would like to be a Sister City with Cockermouth" And the Town Council has agreed...

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-up

See 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

Christchurch By Election

The recent Allerdale Borough council by-election was won by Joan Ellis - Labour Party (Cockermouth)

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.

Our MP

Labour MP: Sue Hayman from Ullock.

Previous year's news archives.

The Cockermouth Flood Action Group's website

& See online 'Live' River levels at South Street bridge.

See Allerdale's mayors strut their stuff on the dance floor as they help Cockermouth Mayor Julie Laidlow celebrate her busy year representing the town! Watch and enjoy!