Our Responsibilities

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Listed below are the main responsibilities of Cockermouth Town Council

  • Allotments – we manage and let over 60 allotments on two sites within Cockermouth at The Gote and on St. Helens Street
  • Tourist Information Centre – The tourist information centre receives 40,000 visitors each year.  It is now located at 4, Old Kings Arms Lane, Cockermouth, just off Main Street (next to Boots) opposite the Cockermouth History Wall. A full range of services is offered to both tourists and locals alike.  They can be contacted via telephone on 01900 822634 or via email on cockermouthtouristinformationcentre@btconnect.com
  • War Memorial situated on Station Road (and the Council organise the annual remembrance Service each November)
  • A monument on Main Street called the Mayo Monument which commemorates a former Member of Parliament for the Town who was once the Viceroy of India
  • The Memorial Gardens which we maintain as public open space,  a riverside walk on the banks of the Cocker stretches from from Gote Bridge up past the 11th Century Castle
  • Playgrounds – Our main playground is situated in the Memorial Gardens, the Town Council also maintains four smaller play area on Isel Road, Greyrigg Avenue, Harris Park Extension and Towers Lane
  • Tarn Close Sports Ground – We own and currently lease to Cockermouth Junior Football Club
  • Twinning – Cockermouth has a very active twinning arrangement with Marvejols in Southern France since 1983.  In 2000 we were jointly awarded the very prestigious Europe Prize by the Council of Europe
  • Cockermouth Live   We support Cockermouth Live Festival 
  • Annual Firework Display – We organise an annual firework display which is held on the Sunday nearest the 5th November in the Memorial Gardens
  • Victoria Hall – we lease Victoria Hall to Age UK West Cumbria
  • Double Mills Youth Hostel – we lease Double Mills Youth Hostel to the Youth Hostel Association
  • Fishing Rights on Town Waters on the River Derwent and River Cocker, permits are available from the Tourist information centre
  • Public Clock – we maintain a public clock
  • Flower baskets/flower tubs – we provide baskets and tubs around Cockermouth to compliment those provide by others in the Town
  • Bus Shelters – We maintain two bus shelters on Main Street 
  • Community Defibrillator– We maintain the community defibrilltor in Kings Arms Lane