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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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Christmas Lights Switch-on

Maryport Christmas lights were switched-on on Saturday 18 November, & featured a change of venue for Flimby's Christmas tree, which was relocated to a site adjacent to the A596 in the grounds of the Village Store. The Council's four Christmas trees, (one at Flimby, two at Netherhall Corner, & one with a site kindly provided by Aquarium), are supplied each year by Iggesund. The switch-on was preceded by an afternoon of fun & entertainment for all the family on Senhouse Street, organised by the Town Council.

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Remembrance Day

The 2017 Remembrance Day Parade took place on Sunday 12 November. A church service was held at St Nicholas’ Church, Flimby, in the morning, followed by wreath laying at Flimby churchyard. In the afternoon, the Remembrance Day Parade organised by the Town Council & managed on the Council’s behalf by Maryport Sea Cadets, commenced in Fleming Square & marched to St Mary’s Church, where a special service was held, followed by a wreath laying ceremony at Maryport Memorial Gardens. Boat Displays in support of Remembrance Day were in place at Netherhall Corner, Senhouse Street & the low road. On the display boat constructed by Gen 2 apprentices & sited on Senhouse Street, Maryport Sea Cadets had prepared a feature from old plastic bottles decorated to resemble poppies & netting, which provided a strong visible impact in the town centre & was commended by many people.

Best Kept Garden & Containers competition 2017

Congratulations to our green fingered residents who have once again done the area proud with their gardening skills. The Council received many fantastic entries to its Best Kept Garden & Containers competition in 2017 & there was some very close scoring by the judges.

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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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