Plans for a multi-million pound revamp of Maryport - that include a proposal to convert a church into a museum and a new e-bike hub - have been revealed.
Allerdale Borough Council is hoping to secure around £14m of the Government’s 'Future High Streets Fund' to transform the town centre.
The draft bid has been drawn up by the regeneration team with support from architects following a public consultation exercise earlier this year.
The council says if they were to be successful, the money would be used to help deliver a number of key projects including:
Improving the public realm areas of the town centre, including widening footpaths and installing more benches and seating areas
Helping to address the number of vacant units, especially at first floor level
Offering grant support for shopfront improvements
The creation of space for a market and activities which could be adapted to host things like small music events and a community cinema
Bringing The Carlton building back into use by converting it into an events space and a shared working area
Converting Christ Church into museum/gallery space
Revamping the Wave Centre into an activity base offering gym space, clip and climb, soft play, swimming, a café, an e-bike hub and more.
The deadline for comments is June 14.