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Maryport Carnival

Following the introduction of a static carnival event in 2016, after a period in which no carnival had taken place, a procession based carnival was held in Maryport on Saturday 8 July.

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Mayor Elected

At its meeting held on 22 May, the Town Council decided not to elect a Mayor for 2017/18, the first time it has not had a Mayor. However, the Council must by law elect a Chairman, & Councillor Angela Kendall was elected to this position.

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Poppy Appeal Garden of Remembrance

The Town Council arranging a Garden of Remembrance in the Maryport Memorial Gardens. The Council has obtained permission from Allerdale Borough Council to make improvements to the existing Garden of Remembrance in the Memorial Gardens to enable it to be adapted as a Poppy Appeal Garden of Remembrance.

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Honorarium Plaque

Following a suggestion received from a member of the public, the Council has arranged for a plaque to be displayed in recognition Edward, (Ned), Benn Smith, youngest recipient of the Victoria Cross in World War 1, who was born in Maryport on 10 November 1898.

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