First of all, a very warm welcome to our new members. We have been conducting an awareness campaign about the Civic Trust by delivering leaflets to virtually all of the households in Cockermouth & Papcastle. This has helped us gain 40 new members since April, – we look forward to meeting you all & involving you in our activities. Less good news is that for pre-existing members, it is time to renew your subscriptions; please do so to continue your support for our activities. Membership for those joining since April continues to September 2020, without further payment. In terms of activities, we still have Heritage Open Days, our visit to Sedbergh, the Bernard Bradbury Memorial Lecture and our members’ castle tour to come this summer. Then in October we begin our new season of members’ lecture meetings. Particular interest areas for us this summer have been removal of Himalayan Balsam from the Rivers Derwent and Cocker, improvements to Market Place and a ‘Walk of Pride’. This coming year, given that we now have a new Town Council, there is the potential for the beginnings of a Neighbourhood Plan. Our members may wish to become involved in this.