Information Centre is now located in the Library Community Hub: Telephone
town centre mapp
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
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
Plutonium may go into Lake District 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
Town escapes B&M Mega store Threat
The town has been spared (7/1/2020) an out of town centre B&M Mega
store. A government inspector has endorsed the views of Allerdale councillors
who refused planning permission for the giant B&M store opposite the
Allerdale councillors had last year over ruled their own planning officers
and voted 7-4 to refuse permission for a B&M superstore in Low Road.
But the applicants had appealed against the council for a final ruling.
Not only was the appeal rejected but all the costs claimed by the applicant
will have to be paid by the applicants , not Allerdale.
The hearing took place at the Wave, Maryport on September 24th 2019.
For some reason the planning officers had recommended ignoring the council's
own policy local plan documents: namely that the land is not zoned for
retail; the land is in high risk flood risk Zone 2; the threat to the
Heritage of the Fitz and that the council should protect the future of
town centre shops.
The Town Council, Civic Trust and Chamber of Trade and Allerdale ward
councillor Joan Ellis had all opposed the plans.
The Train now standing at Bassenthwaite Station!
A great new tourist attraction has landed just five miles from Cockermouth.
The former Bassenthwaite Lake Station has lain derelict since the closure
of the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway in April 1966. Now a developer
plans to open a cafe and restore the old station buildings. And the icing
on the cake is a giant steam engine and Orient Express style carriages...The
giant engine is a full size replica of an SNCF Class 241, the last mass
produced French locomotive before electrification and mainly used to haul
large goods trains. The Lake District planners have wisely approved the
development plans. Details
of the Plans
Charity Golf Contest
Flood Action Group's website
See online 'Live' River levels at South Street bridge.
Rotary Club celebrates 80 years in the town
It was in 1939 that the Rotary
Club of Cockermouth started giving 'service above self'.
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.