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 Workington Town Council is the grassroots council for the civil parish of Workington.  It is served by 25 councillors drawn from the whole town community.  The Chairman of the Council is The Mayor of Workington.

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West House Awarded £300 by Town Council

The Mayor of Workington, Cllr Janet King, welcomed West House to the Town Hall, Workington, on Wednesday 12th February for a cheque presentation.

Residents from Briarfield Care Home, Stainburn, along with staff and family, enjoyed tea and cake with the Mayor, before being handed a cheque for £300.

West House applied to Workington Town Council for a community service grant to go towards the purchase of a minibus for their care home. The total cost of the bus is £38,000.

The charity is West Cumbria’s leading care and support provider for adults and children with learning disabilities.

Their vision is for children, young people and adults with learning and other disabilities in Cumbria to live a fulfilling life, in the way they want and with the support they choose. They currently support over 200 adults and over 150 children at home and in the community.

If you would like to make a donation to West House, please visit their website - www.westhouse.org.uk.

Community Service Grants are small grants (for up to £300), aimed at any voluntary or community group in Workington. They are intended for small projects or as initial funding for larger grant applications to other bodies.  For more information and to apply for a grant please visit www.workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk/grantsandfunding.

Town Council Budget held at 5%

Workington Town Councillors confirmed their annual budget for coming year, holding down an increase in their small part of the Council Tax to 5% (less than 8 pence per week for most residents). This is despite the Council no longer receiving money from Allerdale Borough Council for the running of Vulcan Park.


Chair of the Council’s Finance Committee, Cllr Paul Scott said: ‘It’s important that we are seen to be making the best use of the Council’s resources, and not always turning to the council tax payer to deal with increased costs. The budget for the coming year shows that the Council is serious about making savings where it can, whilst also picking up services no longer provided by other authorities in Workington”.


The coming year will see the Council continue to invest in parks, play areas and allotments, and developing its innovative and popular programme of events, including Shakespeare performances in Hall Park, free Family Fun Days around the town, the Festival of Running, Workington Go, and the ever-popular Party in the Park.

 

2020 will also see the Council develop the Harrington Harbour Day, and celebrate the town’s green fingered enthusiasm with the Workington Grow Festival. Grant support will continue to be available for the town’s
community groups. The Council will fund and organise the Christmas Festival and Lights switch-on, Workington in Bloom with its iconic floral displays on Washington Street and elsewhere, and a new celebration of creativity in all forms in a weeklong festival.

The 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War will be commemorated with a new installation in Vulcan Park.

Rock night raises money for Mayor's charities

A rock tribute event was hailed a success after raising more than £1,200 for charity.

 

The event, which took place on Saturday 25th January in The Railway Club, Workington, was held to raise funds for both The Mayor of Workington and The Mayor of Allerdale’s charities.

 

The sold out event, featured Hammerhead, a top local band that has played at local and national venues across England. The headliner for the evening was the UK’s top Black Sabbath tribute show, Sabbra Cadabra.

 

Cllr Paul Scott, who helped organise the event, said ‘Both bands delivered a fantastic display of traditional rock music. It was a sold out event and a great success with both bands generating a fantastic atmosphere.

 

We would just like to thank everyone who purchased a ticket, without you people the night would not have been such a success. Other people we wish to thank are, CF Events for providing tickets and wristbands. The Railway Club, Workington, for hosting the night. Allan Hall for providing the sound and Derek Williamson for providing the lighting effects. Most of all, thanks to both bands for a fantastic show!’

The total money raised was £1,278.44 which will be split equally between The Mayor of Workington’s charities; Young Carers (West Cumbria Carers) and Young Cumbria, and The Mayor of Allerdale’s charities; Allerdale Disability Association and WE WILL.

West Cumbria Carers provide support to carers who look after a family member, relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without their help.

The organisation provides services to carers in the districts of Allerdale and Copeland in the county of Cumbria. www.westcumbriacarers.co.uk

 

Young Cumbria provide services that empower young people to create positive change in their lives and in their communities. www.youngcumbria.org.uk

 

Allerdale Disability Association is a user-led organisation providing a range of quality services to people with disabilities across Allerdale and the West Coast. They exist to support local disabled people, their families and carers. www.allerdaledisability.com

WE WILL is a group of young people aged 14-18 who want to create a new generation of Youth Mental Health First Aid trained people leading change. They have joined together to campaign for change in the way that youth mental health is dealt with in their schools, communities, families and wider social circles. www.ewanrigg.com/wewill

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