Executive to consider improvements to Cockermouth sporting offer

Rebecca Wilkinson

Oct. 10, 2018

Allerdale Borough Council’s Executive will consider a series of recommendations to support the improvement of sporting facilities in Cockermouth next week, which have been highlighted in a recent report.

The Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy was appointed by Allerdale Borough Council in May 2018, and was designed to undertake a scoping study of the current sports facilities in Cockermouth and how they can be enhanced.

The proposals that have been identified in the report and will be put forward to the Executive include: 

  • The development of a multi-sport site at Highfield Recreation Ground to accommodate a number of different clubs including the Titans Rugby League Club, Highfield Football Club, community squash games and others.
  • Support Cockermouth Junior Football Club to develop the facilities at Tarn Close, initially providing changing and toilet facilities and to then improve the quality of its grass pitches. 
  • Support Cockermouth RUFC in its development plans to improve the quality of the Cockermouth RUFC grass pitches and upgrading the existing floodlit tennis courts to create a multi-sports venue that is suitable for a range of sports. 
  • Upgrading the Harris Park tennis courts to allow for future tennis use by Cockermouth Tennis Club and the local community.
  • Developing a small changing pavilion at the Fairfield Primary School recreation field for use by local athletic based clubs.
  • Support Cockermouth Cricket Club to develop its women and girls offer by developing appropriate changing facilities within its clubhouse facilities.

The Executive will decide whether to agree to support these priority actions in line with existing Council budget and external funding opportunities at a meeting on Wednesday 17 October.