Councillor Stephen Dunn from Carlisle City Council spoke to ITV News about what people can expect to see at this weekend's Carlisle Pageant.
Shoppers in Carlisle city centre were treated to an unusual spectacle this afternoon - as giant puppets depicting characters from the local history were put through their paces ahead of their parade this weekend.
Final preparations are underway for the Carlisle pageant - which is expecting to attract more than thirty puppets and thousands of visitors to the city.
People are being asked to give their reaction to Carlisle City Council's draft strategy for the future.
The proposal sets out a vision for the city over the next 15 years and looks at issues like housing and attracting investment.
Details and information will be available on the internet and at the civic centre for the next seven weeks.
A new Leader of Carlisle City Council has been appointed following the sudden death of Councillor Joe Hendry in May.
Councillor Colin Glover was appointed by fellow councillors at their full council meeting.
– Councillor Colin Glover, Leader of Carlisle City Council
“It is a privilege to have been appointed to serve as Leader of Carlisle City Council and to continue the work to deliver the ambitious vision that began under Joe’s leadership.
"The City of Carlisle is a special place and we have every reason to feel confident about our future.
"I am looking forward to working with all our businesses, communities and partners as we write the next chapter in the story of Carlisle together."
Councillor Glover is a ward councillor for Currock and has previously served as the Deputy Leader of the Council. He was also the Portfolio holder for Economy and Enterprise.
The new Leader has appointed Councillor Elsie Martlew to be the new Deputy Leader of the Council and Councillor Heather Bradley will join the Executive as Portfolio Holder for Economy and Enterprise.
The funeral of Joe Hendry, Leader of Carlisle City Council was held in the City today.
The man who led Labour back into power after a 13 year absence died last week aged 67.
Andy Burn reports:
The funeral of Joe Hendry, Leader of Carlisle City Council, was held this lunchtime.
Mourners lined the route of the civic procession through the town to say their goodbyes to the councillor, who died at last week at the age of 67.
Andy Burn was there:
A Civic Funeral will be held for the Leader of Carlisle City Council later today.
Joe Hendry died last week in hospital surrounded by his family.
The service, at Our Lady and St Joseph's Church is open to the public.
Tributes are being paid to the Leader of Carlisle City Council, who has died aged 67. Dr Joe Hendry died in hospital, a week after suffering a heart attack. Friends and politicians, including the Labour Leader say they remember a man who worked tirelessly to make the city a better place.
The Deputy Leader of Carlisle City Council, Colin Glover, says that the loss of Joe Hendry will leave a huge hole in Carlisle:
Former Carlisle MP, Eric Martlew, has paid tribute to Councillor Joe Hendry: