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Taste of the Sea Festival

 

As part of Allerdale Borough Council’s ten-year strategy and Economic Recovery Plan a Taste of the Sea Festival, based on the successful Taste Cumbria Festival but with a sea food themed arrangement, was held on Friday 13 to Sunday 15 August.

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Bill Peascod Memorial


A blue heritage plaque is being erected at the former home of nationally renowned climber & artist Bill Peascod. Bill was born at 85 Main Street, Ellenborough, Maryport, on 3 May 1920 & at the age of 13, entered the pits in his father’s footsteps.

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CCTV Coverage

The Council is looking to introduce cctv coverage at appropriate sites in the area & is in discussions with Cumbria Police which provides a monitoring service. Two sites on Senhouse Street & Curzon Street have been agreed & a third site at Netherhall Corner is being investigated. The Council has provision for a further three cameras which sites can be agreed for once Police monitoring arrangements can be established.

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Covid Memorials

Along with the rest of the world, the area has seen the loss of many loved ones to the Covid 19 virus. The community has also shown its support for the NHS & other key workers who helped to keep things running during the pandemic. As a lasting memorial, the Council is arranging for commemorative trees to be planted at Flimby Green & Maryport Memorial Gardens, each of which will be augmented by a circular seat where people can sit & reflect. In addition, the Council has commissioned two memorial seats to reflect the respect which the community has for the area’s NHS & Key workers, to be located at Flimby Cemetery & Maryport Memorial Gardens.

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Grants

Many of the events which the Council supports were cancelled in 2020/21, but the Council has provided additional support for organisations enable them to keep operating. In addition, the Council provided funding for schools in the area to enable them to provide tablets & lap tops for deprived pupils during lockdown, after funding promised by the government did not materialise. The Council provided grants totalling over £40,000 to the following organisations in 2020/21:

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