Members of the public in West Cumbria get to have their say about council budget cuts this week.
A series of drop in sessions are taking place over Copeland Borough Councils proposal to cut more than two and a half million pounds by 2015.
Whitehaven's Civic Hall, Library and Tourist Information Centre are being sold off, further proposals include raising parking charges, removing flowerbeds and closing public toilets.
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With 74 empty shops and businesses in the town centre, D&G council says it's going to spend a million pounds to bring visitors back.
Following Friday's vote to leave the European Union, businesses in the region are worried about how their export market will be affected.