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Improvements continue around the borough

Published: 23/03/2022

COPELAND Council continues to make improvements around the borough, thanks to Welcome Back funding.

The £159,000 government-funded scheme has already delivered new outdoor seating in many towns and villages, impressive promotional videos of the area, litter picking kits for all communities and colourful tourist maps.


*The gazebo in Whitehaven's Market Place has been fully repainted
*Work has begun on painting lamp posts in Millom town centre
*Sixteen new benches will be delivered around the borough, either replacing old ones or creating new seating areas
*The bandstand in Castle Park, Whitehaven, is being repainted

In addition, an impressive mural on the wall of the DeMounters building in Egremont is now underway. The painting will depict local scenes and traditions, and the small piece of land alongside it will be improved.

Copeland Mayor, Mike Starkie, said: "These improvements are happening across the borough. They are  making a difference to the way our places look and feel, both for those of us who live here, and for those who visit. Small changes are a real factor  in us all being able to feel a 'Pride of Place' for Copeland."

The Welcome Back fund  aims to boost the look and feel of high streets and seaside towns. The funding helps councils prepare for the safe return of shoppers and tourists.