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 map


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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-80A4kdABo


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!