Personal Site of

Councillor Marion Fitzgerald


Photograph of Councillor Marion Fitzgerald
Councillor Marion Fitzgerald

Phone: 016973 43888


Home Address:
Lane Head
Bolton Low Houses

My blog

Councillor Marion Fitzgerald - Page 1

Coronavirus Cases in Cumbria Update

Posted by Councillor Marion Fitzgerald on Tuesday 29th September, 2020 at 0.24 am

Confirmed Covid-19 cases have continued to rise across the county according to the latest data from Cumbria County Council.
105 new cases were recorded in the week ending 18 September, up from 82 cases the previous week. For the third week running Barrow had the highest number of new cases of all Cumbrian districts, with 38. There were 16 in Allerdale.
However, with the exception of Barrow, the number of new cases being reported in the county continues to be significantly below other areas in the north west. Over 13,000 tests were carried out during the week with just under one per cent returning a positive result.
New cases continue to be most common on the 15-29 years age group, but with increasing evidence of spread amongst older age groups.

Launch of Allerdale and Lakeland Lottery

Posted by Councillor Marion Fitzgerald on Tuesday 29th September, 2020 at 0.22 am

Community groups in Allerdale are being encouraged to sign-up to a new local lottery which will be starting later this year.
We will be launching the Allerdale & Lakeland lottery to help local groups raise funds and have been working with the company Gatherwell on the initiative.
Once established members of the public will be able to buy a lottery ticket online for £1 a time, with a chance to win up to £25,000 a week.
However, the focus of the lottery is very much on helping the good causes. For every ticket bought, supporters can choose to provide 50p towards a charity of their choice which is registered with the scheme. A further 10p goes towards other good causes in Allerdale.
To find out more, an information event is being held online at 4pm on 5 October. To attend the event, send a name and email address to Attending does not commit any group to agreeing to sign-up. However, attendees will find out more about how the lottery works and how it can help groups raise funds.

Download the New NHS Test and Trace App

Posted by Councillor Marion Fitzgerald on Tuesday 29th September, 2020 at 0.20 am

Download the new NHS Test and Trace app
The new NHS Test and Trace Covid-19 app has been released for use in England. It is available for Android and Apple mobile phones and can be downloaded from your relevant app store.
Certain businesses must also download a QR code poster to be used by any customers, staff and visitors when they enter the property. Failure to do so risks a hefty fine.

£750K Funding Success for Workington

Posted by Councillor Marion Fitzgerald on Tuesday 29th September, 2020 at 0.18 am

Linked to the previous post, Workington has been awarded £750,000 in accelerated funding to support a range of improvement projects in the town.
In Workington, it is proposed to use the £750,000 funding to:
- Create a dedicated cycleway through the underpass between Central Way and the Brow Top car park, improve lighting and introduce Workington-themed artwork to the walls of the underpass to make it more attractive for users.
- Make public realm improvements to the Cloffocks area near Workington Leisure Centre by creating an outdoor events and activity area. This will include new pathways for walking and jogging, a new paved area to create a suitable space for a mobile big screen for public viewing of major events and high-quality outdoor gym equipment.
- Support the proposed demolition and redevelopment of the former Opera House site in the town centre.

Workington £25m Regeneration Plans: Have your Say!

Posted by Councillor Marion Fitzgerald on Tuesday 29th September, 2020 at 0.15 am

Those who live and work in Workington are being encouraged to have their say on proposals for potential multi-million pound redevelopment of the town.
Last year the Government invited Workington to submit a bid to the Towns Fund, a £3.6bn pot which aims to level-up funding and opportunities for communities across the country. If successful, the bid could lead to a £25m investment in Workington.
Ourselves, as the lead authority for the bid, and the board, a mix of public, private and voluntary sector partners, are now keen to hear from the public on the current proposals.
The proposals being considered are:
• Improving the town centre’s public spaces and connectivity
• Creating a ‘sports village’, including a shared community stadium and associated sports facilities for Workington Town and Reds as well as for public use
• Creating an innovation centre and co-working space to increase skills and provide space for early-stage businesses
• Developing a logistics and clean energy hub at the Port of Workington
• Developing a digital skills programme
• Redeveloping the former opera house site in Workington town centre and creating space for 'street food’ businesses in the short-term.