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Rescue service boathouse is officially open

The new boathouse for the Maryport Inshore Rescue Service is officially open.

The service operates alongside all other emergency services and is on call 24 hours a day throughout the year. It is an Independent service, made up volunteers who save lives at sea, inshore and in floods.

The boat house officially opened today, Friday 20 June Credit: ITV Border

The former boathouse was built in 1865 but besides being too small it failed to meet modern standards.

The old boat house was built in 1865 but was no longer suitable Credit: Maryport Inshore Rescue Service

The new boathouse forms part of a wider £1.2m investment in Maryport Harbour by Britain's Energy Coast using funding from Sellafield Ltd and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

Official opening of Maryport boathouse

The team are on call 24 hours a day Credit: ITV Border

The new boathouse for Maryport Inshore Rescue Service will be officially opened.

It's part of the £1.2 million investment in Maryport harbour by Britain's Energy Coast. The original boathouse was built in 1865 but didn't meet modern standards.

The team from Maryport are on call 24 seven, providing a rescue service for those at sea and in flood waters.


Sports generator stolen in Maryport

The stolen generator Credit: Cumbria Police

A generator has been stolen from Maryport AFC. It happened at the sports field next to the Co-Operative Store on Curzon Street, sometime between Friday 6th June and Sunday 8th June.

Thieves broke into a container used by the Maryport Monsters junior football team and stole a red portable Nielsen generator. The container is used to store the team’s sports equipment.

PC Mark Ayton said:

“The generator is used by all members of the club from the junior to the senior teams. The club has a number of hardworking people who give up their time to coach the youngsters. We appeal for anyone with information to contact us so we can bring the people responsible to justice.”

Anyone with information should contact the police.

Farm based adult care centre opens in Maryport

Florence House is a new day centre that has been opened in West Cumbria for people living with disabilities or dementia. It has wildlife trails, dog walking, a petting zoo and gardening on offer.

The facility is designed to give those using it a broad range of activities and a higher quality of life.

Finola Miles reports.

New sensory centre to offer 'high quality of life'

A new sensory day centre has been opened in Maryport.

Florence House aims to give a 'high quality of life' to people who have dementia or physical and learning disabilities. It has a sensory room, a therapy room and various animals, including a pot bellied pig, micro pigs, a pony and birds.

Manager of the care home, Lynsey Edmondson, explains the purpose of the centre below.

Sir Tony Cunningham says facility is 'fantastic'

Sir Tony Cunningham, MP of Workington, has opened a new sensory day centre in Maryport.

The centre is on a farm and aims to help people who have dementia, physical disabilities and learning disabilities. It has been modelled on a successful centre in Norway called 'Green Care'.

Sir Cunningham describes the facility as 'fantastic', find out why below:


8 week ancient dig ends

Volunteers are helping archaeologists uncover the past Credit: ITV Border

An archeological dig in West Cumbria ends today after a successful eight week project.

Over 80 volunteers have helped uncover part of a Roman settlement in Maryport.

All the items that have been recovered will now be taken away to be assessed and analysed.

While the field will be restored to pasture, there's still a lot of work to be done.

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