Land Slippage at Sea Brows

The Town Council is pursuing the responsible authorities for the Sea Brows area of Maryport, including the 'fairy footpath', which was damaged during December 2015 during Storm Desmond. It is understood that whilst the repair work presents many difficulties due to the engineering complexities involved, grant funding has been obtained & that works should commence in the Spring to bring the area back to a usable standard.

Dementia Friendly Town

Following consideration of a report indicating that recent national studies had show that one in fourteen people did, or would suffer, from dementia at some point in their lifetime, the Council agreed to introduce a ‘Dementia Friendly’ scheme in Maryport to support those suffering from Alzheimer’s Diseases or another form of dementia. Council members agreed to undertake training from Councillor Linda Radcliffe to enable them to become registered Dementia Friends, which would in turn enable them to approach businesses & shopkeepers to ask them to become Dementia Friendly businesses.

Poppy Boat

Two Maryport businesses built & donated to the Town Council a new Poppy Boat to replace the previous boat located on the Glasson Industrial Estate Roundabout, which was stolen in November 2016. Syd Wood of Maryport Car Centre, & Richard Stamper of R Stamper Services, decided to construct a replacement when the stolen boat could not be found. The boat will be used to display poppies in support of Maryport veterans during November, & for the display of flowers during the summer months.

Bus Shelters

The Council is making arrangements for the provision of new bus shelters at main road, Ellenborough, opposite Elizabeth Terrace, & at Ewanrigg Road, opposite Mitchell's shop, following requests received from residents. The former was installed in January & the latter awaiting installation in early 2018.

Visits to Care Homes & Cottage Hospital

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, the Town Council linked up with Netherhall School Year 7 Choir to provide some Christmas Carol singing to bring a little cheer to Maryport Care Homes. Residents enjoyed the entertainment immensely at Solway House, Parkside, The Dales & Riverside homes. The Town Council provided biscuits & chocolates for those residents, together with those at Allanby House & Granville Court Care Homes, as well as Maryport Cottage Hospital. Pictures of some of the residents receiving are available on the Council's Facebook site.

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