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 in the Library 88 Main Street, Cockermouth. 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
  • Taste Cumbria / Taste Christmas – We support both Taste events in the town
  • 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 Gill and Dave Bealt
  • Double Mills Youth Hostel – is currently is up for sale
  • 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
  • Public Toilets – We maintain 4 public toilets in the town
  • Cockermouth Library – We run Cockermouth Library in partnership with Cumbria Council and Allerdale Borough Council
  • Weddings – We hire the Council Chamber for Civil Ceromonies