SEPTEMBER 2016 THURSDAY 8th to SUNDAY 11th ‘Heritage Open Days’ is England’s biggest heritage festival. It celebrates our fantastic history, architecture and culture; offering people the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore. This is an opportunity for everyone, whatever their background, age or […]
Since the 2009 floods in Cockermouth, the Civic Trust has taken numerous groups, both children and adults, round the town showing them how and why the floods happened and the new flood defences to protect the town from future floods. Without exception all are amazed to see the height of the various flood level markers […]
The committee would like to wish all of our members a happy new year for 2015. We certainly hope that it will be a good year for Cockermouth after all of the pains from the Main Street road works in 2014. Certainly the Christmas festivities and the lantern festival seem to have returned some heart […]
A new piece of art was unveiled in Cockermouth today as a substation in the town receives the final part of a community makeover. The electricity substation in Lowther Went, owned by power operator Electricity North West, will show a montage of buildings and places in Cockermouth by local artist Victor de Quincey. Following discussions […]
Cockermouth Main Street Reborn – Award Paula Ridley, Chair of Civic Voice – the national body for the civic society movement with 75,000 members – has today handed out Civic Day Awards at its Annual General Meeting in Liverpool. Seven community groups from across England received special awards for helping to inspire and promote civic […]
The new Fearon Fallows art works being unveiled in Lowther Went.
Civic Day is an event run annually by the national organisation Civic Voice. As part of this national event, Cockermouth Civic Trust will be having a Cockermouth Civic Day event on Saturday, June 15th between 10.00am and 1.00pm at the United Reformed Church, Main Street. This will take the form of an exhibition and discussion […]