Children aged 16 and under will be allowed to swim in local swimming pools and baths in west Cumbria for only 10p.
The offer can be taken up at the new swimming pool in Workington, centres in Cockermouth and Keswick, Wigton Baths and at Netherhall Community Sports Centre in Maryport.
Those intended to take part are dvised to check with their local pool as dates, times and sessions will vary.
The scheme is set to continue throughout the school summer holidays.
The closure of the Eastman factory in Workington, with a loss of 152 jobs, has been called "devastating" by Allerdale Borough Council:
A new leisure centre for West Cumbria is now a step closer with a grant of £1.5million pounds from the National Lottery.
Allerdale Council are planning to start work on the sports and swimming facility in Workington next month. The new leisure centre is due to open in spring 2016.
Two former Allerdale Borough Councillors have been honoured for their commitment to the community.
Jim Musgrave and Maureen Rourke were given the title of Honorary Aldermen in a ceremony in Workington last night, Wednesday, 16 July.
Jim Musgrave was a founder member of Allerdale Borough Council and is, to date, its longest serving member. He was also the only councillor to serve continuously on the authority since its inception in 1974.
Maureen Rourke spent 20 years serving as a borough councillor. She was Deputy Mayor and Mayor but it was in the area of housing that Maureen made a big difference to our communities.
She was a member of the first Derwent and Solway board and helped guide the transfer of council housing into the housing association’s care.
Allerdale Borough Council have been awarded a grant of more than £200,000 by Sport England’s Community Sport Activation Fund.
The money will go towards developing a new three-year sports programme aimed at people aged 14 and over.
One of the programmes to be started is 'Make a Move', aiming to encourage more women, teenage girls and young people with disabilities to get involved in sport.
Another, Sportit!', is aimed at people aged between 30 and 60 in deprived or rural areas, emphasising it's never too late to take up sport.
The Community Sports Activation Fund allows local authorities, charities and other organisations to apply for funding for innovative projects that will get more people playing sport.
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Businesses and residents in Cockermouth are facing two and a half months of disruption after the main street was closed because of flood damage.
It's nearly 5 years since the town flooded but its effects have led to subsidence under the road.
The county council is spending 1 point 7 million pounds on repairs. Allerdale Borough Council is allowing shoppers to park free for up to two hours in some car parks to help traders who will be affected.
Some businesses fear that they may lose trade because of the closure and are hoping to get across the message that shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs and other outlets will all remain open during the work.
New jobs, shops, businesses and housing are on the cards for Allerdale after the council agreed to form a partnership with a land investment fund to regenerate surplus land in the borough.
The Allerdale Investment Partnership will see the Council working with Lucent Strategic Land Fund to create new jobs, housing, retail and leisure opportunities – and generate significant money that will be reinvested in strategic projects across the district.
Three initial sites have been selected as surplus to requirements and Executive Members also approved their disposal by the Allerdale Investment Partnership.
Land at Ashfield Road South/Ellerbeck Lane,
WorkingtonLand adjacent to Derwent Park,
WorkingtonLand at Church Street, Workington