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Councillor Marion Fitzgerald


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Councillor Marion Fitzgerald

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Community Catalyst Scheme from Cumbria County Council

Posted by Councillor Marion Fitzgerald on Sunday 14th November, 2021 at 2.05 pm

Community Catalyst Scheme from Cumbria County Council
Working together to help people in North Allerdale
• Do you have an idea that could help older or disabled people?
• Do you need help to turn your idea into an enterprise or small community venture?
• Are you already helping people and would like to do more?

This project is a new and exciting initiative, delivered in partnership between social enterprise Community Catalysts and Cumbria County Council. The two-year programme offers support to local people who wish to set up and run their own very small enterprise offering help and support at home for older or disabled. The project will have an initial focus on the areas of Wigton, Silloth, Aspatria, the Northern Fells and the Solway Coast.

For more information about the project, please contact Becky Goddard on 07503928435 or at

Recycling Information

Posted by Councillor Marion Fitzgerald on Sunday 14th November, 2021 at 2.04 pm

With COP26 coming to a close this week, this is a good time to remind residents in Allerdale of the Council’s Climate Change Action Plan which can be viewed at:

Climate change (

One of the key aspects of the plan is to improve the information regarding waste and recycling and to explain why the sorting of waste is so important.

The following links are to the Council’s ever evolving A to Z of recyclables and a short video on what happens to all the bottles, cans, card and garden waste collected each week.

A to Z recycling index (,

Ever wondered what happens to your recycling in Allerdale? - YouTube

We’re always adding to our A-Z of recycling, so if you think of anything which isn’t on there and you’d like to know which bin it should go into, please let our communications team know.

The Council will also shortly start the Christmas waste campaign. More information is available on this at:

Christmas recycling advice (

Garden waste collections will be ending on 17 December this year. Residents can check their calendars at:

Bin Collections (

The final garden waste collection will be in the week beginning 6 December or 13 December depending on which round the customer is on.


Posted by Councillor Marion Fitzgerald on Sunday 14th November, 2021 at 2.03 pm

Voters in the Maryport South ward area have been reminded of some key dates ahead of the by-election on 25 November. The deadline for registering and applying for a postal vote has passed. However, there is still time to arrange a proxy vote if required.

Notices of Election for four seats on Workington Town Council have also been published. These can be found at:

Local by-elections (

If these elections are contested, then the vote will take place on December 16.

New Weekly Market for Cockermouth

Posted by Councillor Marion Fitzgerald on Sunday 14th November, 2021 at 2.02 pm

The new weekly market will commence on Friday 3 December 2021.

The market will be held every Friday in part of Fairfield (Sainsbury’s) car park and will initially be open from 9am to 3.30pm.

Sixteen stall holders have already signed up for the market. However, there is space for more traders and so the Council is inviting local businesses or anyone who would like to sell from a stall to contact Phil Byers, our markets manager, by email at

or by telephone on 07753 934 540.

We’re particularly keen to hear from small, local artisan businesses selling food or handmade items. The market is designed to complement the existing retail offer in the town and boost overall footfall by encouraging local residents and tourists to visit.

The announcement follows a consultation which was carried out in the summer with local businesses and residents. The vast majority of the 668 responses favoured the return of a market to the town. The decision to hold the market on a Friday was selected to avoid clashing with other markets in the area.

Whilst there were many suggestions for a preferred location, Fairfield car park was chosen as it is in the centre of town, and will not require the closure of any of the town’s roads.

New market for Cockermouth - News and Blog (

Action on Dangerous Building

Posted by Councillor Marion Fitzgerald on Sunday 14th November, 2021 at 2.01 pm

The Council’s Building Control, Legal, Housing and other teams were all involved in work last week on the old court house building in Cockermouth, which houses the Honest Lawyer restaurant. The building has suffered from the recent flooding which raised concerns about the condition and safety of the property. The owners and tenants have unfortunately had to be evacuated for their own safety whilst a full investigation is carried out. The Council will continue working jointly with all parties, including the Environment Agency, in the coming days and weeks.