• Oliver Hodgson

Public meetings into funding opportunities



TWO public information sessions are being held into potential funding opportunities for Millom and Cleator Moor.


Copeland Council has been invited by the Government to bid for up to £25million for each town from the national Towns Fund pot, and is creating local boards for Millom and Cleator Moor to help steer the bids. 


The council has organised the meetings to share information on the fund and the bidding process, and to engage with residents, businesses and community representatives. All are welcome.


The sessions will be held on:

Thursday, January 16, Cleator Moor Activity Centre (formerly known as Cleator Moor Bowls and Sports Centre), 5.30pm to 7pmWednesday, January 22, Pensioners’ Hall, Mainsgate Road, Millom, 5.30pm to 7pm.


Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland, said: “We’re working hard behind the scenes with community representatives since being invited to bid for this funding in September.

“These sessions are now the chance for the wider community to receive an update of where we’re up to in the process – and what comes next – and to give us their feedback and let us know were their priorities lie.

“I’d encourage all residents to attend to help shape the future of their own communities.”

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All attractions are now closed due to the Covid - 19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. The majority of town centre stores have now reopened with social distancing in place

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