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Appeal following burglary at Silloth Golf Club

Police are appealing for information after a burglary in which gardening equipment was stolen from Silloth Golf Club on the morning of Sunday 22 September.

Those responsible are thought have used a van or pick-up truck to go to the Green Keeper workshops where they loaded the machinery into the vehicle and drove off before the green keepers returned.

Police are keen to trace the owner of a large blue van with white triangular markings that was seen in the area at around the time of the offence.

If anyone has any information about the incident or the whereabouts of the stolen property, please call Cumbria Police on 101.


Cumbrian voices compete for title

A competition celebrating Cumbrian dialects is taking place this weekend.

Every year dialect speakers from across the county get together bringing with them poems and stories which they written themselves.

They then compete trying to outdo each other in rhyme and rhythm, and all in the broadest Cumbrian tones.

Last year's winner, West Cumbrian Colin Armstrong, is defending his title at the seaside town of Silloth.

Silloth Green Day gets underway

Silloth Green Day is taking place today (26th May). The event has been organised by the Friends of the Green with strong support from Silloth Tourist Action Group. There will be entertainment, the Splash pad will be turned on and the adventure play area will be open.

The event will give local people, groups, organisations and volunteers an opportunity to showcase what *Silloth is and what the town as a whole has to offer; and it will also provide a great *fun day out for local families and visitors. Refreshments will be on sale and some of the local shops will be selling their wares.



UPDATE: Work completed on sinking Cumbrian road

More than 7,000 tonnes of rock and rubble were brought in Credit: ITV Border

After nine months of disruption, work has now been completed to stop a major coastal road in West Cumbria falling into the sea.

More than 7,000 tonnes of rock and rubble has been brought in to shore up the stretch linking Silloth to Cumbria's energy coast.

The new sea defence Credit: ITV Border

Sea defence will cost £320,000

Work has started to save a Cumbrian road from sinking into the sea.

The stretch of road between Maryport and Silloth has eroded by 20 metres in the past two years.

The project, costing £320,000 will see over 7,000 tonnes of material used to build a new sea defence.

Work has begun on building the new sea defence Credit: ITV Border
Around 7,000 tonnes of material is needed to build the defence Credit: ITV Border

Road being saved from coastal erosion

Work has begun to stop part of a Cumbrian road disappearing into the sea.

The 280 metre stretch of the Maryport to Silloth Road will be wrapped in a rock armour to prevent further erosion.

Due to the natural coastal erosion caused by it's proximity to the Solway Firth, around 20 metres of the road has worn away in the past two years.

Cumbria County Council habe approved the £320,000 funding for the project, which will see a new defence built from around 7,000 tonnes of stone and other material.

The road is expected to remain open to traffic while the work is underway under a single-lane traffic system.

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