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Copeland mayor set to launch £1million scheme for local businesses

Businesses within town centres will be given priority Credit: ITV Border

The Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie, is set to launch a £million regeneration scheme on Friday 21 July.

The will go towards Copeland's towns and villages with £500,000 towards regenerating business premises.

Owners, landlords and tenants of units are able to apply for part of the funding, although priority will be given to the four main town centres of Whitehaven, Cleator Moor, Egremont and Millom.

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Constituency report: Copeland

There is a sense of deja vu for three of the four candidates standing in Copeland in Thursday's General Election.

It's less than four months since Copeland's last by-election, when the Conservatives won the seat from Labour.

Now, the candidates are once again pounding the pavements and knocking on doors.

Katie Hunter has been out on the campaign trail with them:

  • Herbert Crossman, UKIP
  • Rebecca Hanson, Liberal Democrat
  • Trudy Harrison, Conservative
  • Gillian Troughton, Labour

Copeland Community Fund to recognise local volunteers

Credit: Copeland council

Volunteers in Copeland are set to be recognised by the Copeland Community Fund as part of National Volunteers Week.

Volunteers’ Week is is a national and annual week aimed at celebrating and raising the profile of the millions of volunteers who regularly contribute to society, while inspiring others to also get involved.

The events will take place on Monday, 5th June at the Whitehaven Golf Club, Red Lonning, Whitehaven, and on Thursday, 8th June at the Millom Rugby League Club, Devonshire Road, both from 5.3-8.00pm.

These events will be an opportunity to thank volunteers for their commitment and will be a chance for volunteers to meet other community groups and charities alike. Many of the organisations funded by Copeland Community Fund are reliant on volunteers and whose achievements are often much too much overlooked.

– Paula Ratcliff, Copeland Community Fund

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