‘Shop Local’ campaign launched in Copeland

COPELAND residents are being urged to ‘Shop Local’ to support the borough’s retail and business sector. Copeland Council and Elected Mayor Mike Starkie have today launched the ‘Shop Local: Keep it in Copeland’ campaign to highlight and promote the wealth of excellent...

Pupils share exciting community plans for Whitehaven

SCHOOL pupils behind ambitious plans for an outdoor community gym and teen-shelter have taken part in a competition to further their support for the project. Pupils from Valley School, in Whitehaven, were asked to create a poem, poster, presentation, picture or video...

Coming soon to Copeland: New beach cafe

A NEW beach café at Silecroft is a step nearer after the project was granted planning permission this week. The café, which will replace the current temporary structure, has been given the go ahead by planners at the Lake District National Park Authority. It is part...

Coming Soon: Coastal Activity Centre, Whitehaven Harbour

Watersports and recreational activities along Cumbria’s 100+ mile long west coast will soon be offered thanks to the Cumbria Coastal Activities Centre at Whitehaven, which is due to open in 2020 having been one of five projects selected for funding by the government....

Eskdale Mill granted Heritage Lottery Fund award

Many congratulations to Eskdale Mill & Heritage Trust, which has secured a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to secure the future of what is the Lake District’s oldest working cornmill. The historic listed mill in the village of Boot in...

Ravenglass celebrates unique double World Heritage Site status

Dual status As 2017 draws to a close the Lake District’s only coastal village celebrates its unique double World Heritage Site status. UNESCO has confirmed picture postcard Ravenglass is the only site in Europe to enjoy twin status in the coveted cultural landscape...