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£10k each for Allerdale’s biggest communities

5 March 2015

Allerdale’s seven towns, along with one of its biggest villages, are each to receive £10,000 of funding to enhance their communities.

At a meeting last night [Wednesday 4 March 2015], members of Allerdale Borough Council approved proposals to repeat what was a very successful initiative last year. Aspatria, Cockermouth, Keswick, Maryport, Silloth, Wigton and Workington – and, for the first time this year, Seaton – will each be able to use the money to improve their facilities. An additional £50,000 will be made available for other villages for specific projects.

Deputy Leader, Councillor Barbara Cannon, said: “People visiting our town centres, and those living and working in them, really saw the benefits of this funding last year which is why we were determined to repeat the initiative again if the budget allowed. It’s the perfect example of partnership working for the benefit of our communities. Our Town Centre Managers liaised with the town councils to find some great schemes that would make a difference.

“We decided to extend the scheme to Seaton this year as it is our biggest village, larger than some of our towns.

“We have also earmarked an extra £50,000 to benefit villages across the borough and will come back to Council in due course with a plan for how this money will be spent.”

This year, Allerdale’s seven towns used their funding for projects which included:

  • Aspatria – refurbishment of the Memorial Gardens Heritage Gate and new lighting at the town’s Memorial Statue
  • Cockermouth – new planters and bike racks for Main Street, and preliminary plans to improve the public toilets
  • Keswick – new Christmas lights for outlying streets, repairs to street furniture and improved pedestrian signs between the town and the lake
  • Maryport – installation of a hand rail along Shipping Brow, provision of a road closure order for several town centre events and the refurbishment of the heritage street lights and benches in Fleming Square
  • Silloth – marketing and promotional initiatives, plus grants to events including the vintage rally, carnival and music festival
  • Wigton – new Christmas lights, improvements to the Corn Market area, better signs for pedestrians
  • Workington – refurbishment of town centre signs, notice boards and shopper maps, purchase of new litter bins and the creation of a town ‘app’.


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