The main aim of the Cockermouth Joint Action Group is to provide a clean, safe, accessible and attractive local environment. Members of the Group meet regularly to coordinate work on a variety of issues including ‘street scene’, environmental projects and anti-social behaviour. The focus of the group is the town centre but they also consider issues across the Cockermouth locality.
Members of the group include:
- Allerdale Borough Council’s Environmental Services Officers and Town Centre Area Manager
- Cockermouth Town Council
- Cumbria County Council
- Cumbria Police
- Local housing associations (Impact, Home Group, Derwent and Solway)
- Others in relation to specific projects.
If members of the public have issues or ideas of which they would like to make the group aware, they can get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting Allerdale Borough Council’s Street Scene Team on 01900 702800
Types of issues people can report include dog fouling, fly tipping, broken benches, signs and bins, and damage to the highway and footways. Problems that can’t be resolved immediately by organisations represented within the Group are added to an issue log and discussed at Group meetings.
The group welcomes positive comments about work being done and ideas for community initiatives, such as litter picks, and ways to improve the town centre.