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Northside community event aims to boost community spirit and offer support to residents

Luke Stamper

Luke Stamper

Posted on 06 January 2023

An event which aims to boost community spirit in the Northside area and provide residents with an opportunity to access support surrounding issues including financial advice and housing is taking place on Thursday 12 January from 3pm to 6pm at Northside Community Centre. 

The event has been coordinated by the Allerdale Local Focus Hub, a partnership between various organisations such as Cumbria Police, Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service, Castles and Coasts, and Cumbria County Council to ensure Northside residents have the chance to engage with others in their community, to access advice and guidance on council services, and to discuss any issues in their area with Cumbria Police officers. 

Representatives from Allerdale Borough Council will be on hand at the event to provide advice and guidance surrounding housing, homelessness and what residents can do to create a cleaner, greener place to live. In addition to this, those who attend the event will have the opportunity to discuss how they can access financial support and budgeting advice. 

Representatives from Public Health will also be attending the event. 

In addition to this, those who attend the event will have access to free resources and free food which has been donated by local supermarkets. 

The event will also act as a temporary Warm Spot, offering people a place to get warm, to have a hot drink and a friendly chat. 

Councillor Alan Pitcher, Allerdale Borough Council Executive Member with responsibility for Allerdale Local Focus Hub, said: “This event is a great opportunity for Northside residents to come together in a community space to discuss issues in their area with representatives from the Allerdale Local Focus Hub. 

I would like to encourage those who live in the Northside area to come along to the event and meet people in their community who they may have never interacted with before, and to find out more about what they can do to create a cleaner, greener place to live.”