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Old May 10th, 2013, 02:53 AM   #61
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So, I'm wondering can anyone think of an iconic symbol for Carlisle/Cumbria?
Tyne and Wear has the angel or the bridges, Tees has the transporter bridge or Stephenson's rocket, what about Carlisle?
Tricky one that, didn't think we extended that far really. Apologies if I am incorrect!

Always thought the Rocket was a Newcastle thing anyway?

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Old May 10th, 2013, 06:04 AM   #62
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Cumbria.....maybe the lakes and Kendal Mint Cake. Or nuclear power.
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Old May 10th, 2013, 09:04 PM   #63
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Serious suggestions: The lake district including some specific features like Pillar Rock, Napes Needle, Striding Edge etc. Sheep/wool. The most iconic symbol of Carlisle would surely be the castle.

Suggestions of restricted seriousness: Sheep with a greater than the average number of legs, gap-toothed farmers wearing trousers held up with baler twine.
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19 self-contained apartments for older people

Lancashire-based Croft Goode has won planning for a £2.7 million extra care development in the market town of Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria.

The scheme, for Eden Housing Association, will demolish an existing building and replace it with 19 new self-contained apartments.

All the homes will be available for affordable life-time rent.

The scheme has been designed to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3.

Work on site is due to start within the next few weeks.


Pretty nice, aren't they?
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Old May 12th, 2013, 12:36 PM   #65
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Pretty nice, aren't they?

Looks like an interesting project, please keep us in touch with progress.
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Old May 12th, 2013, 12:38 PM   #66
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Work to start on new berths at Whitehaven Harbour
News & Star, Thursday 2nd May 2013


Work will start next week on a £1.2 million scheme to create another 120 berths at Whitehaven Harbour. The project will also see the installation of a taxi-berth for cruise liners on Lime Tongue and office accommodation for marina staff at Bulwark Quay.

Chairman of Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners Terry Ponting said it was good news. “We are delighted with the ongoing expansion of leisure activity within the port,” he said. “These new berths are set to bring in an additional £2m a year into Whitehaven and area.’’


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Old May 12th, 2013, 02:22 PM   #67
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Pretty nice, aren't they?
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News & Star, Thursday 2nd May 2013


Work will start next week on a £1.2 million scheme to create another 120 berths at Whitehaven Harbour. The project will also see the installation of a taxi-berth for cruise liners on Lime Tongue and office accommodation for marina staff at Bulwark Quay.

Chairman of Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners Terry Ponting said it was good news. “We are delighted with the ongoing expansion of leisure activity within the port,” he said. “These new berths are set to bring in an additional £2m a year into Whitehaven and area.’’


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Excellent, I didn't know about this. All that really needs done now is to demolish the derelict DSS offices and The Park nightclub, which has been empty for 7 years.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 03:15 PM   #69
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Good news for Botchergate in Carlisle, which for all it is better than it was 30 years ago, still has this run down feel.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 07:59 PM   #70
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Yes, looks good!

New landmark building planned for Botchergate in Carlisle
By James Johnson, News & Star, 17th May 2013


An artist’s impression of the shops and flats

STUNNING PLANS for a new building have been unveiled, revealing a dramatic turnaround for one of Carlisle’s most run-down areas. As one of the major gateways to the city, it is hoped the modern design will mark the beginning of a brighter future for Botchergate. Planning permission to demolish the buildings from 149-159 Botchergate, between South Henry Street and Rydal Street, has been in place since 2003. The application, on behalf of Persimmon Homes, would involve building three retail units and flats.

The current application is an addition to plans from 2010 and stipulates that there must be an archeological survey. Medieval remains have been found in the area and a survey must be completed before the land can be developed. John Jackson, senior land manager for Persimmon Homes Lancashire, said: “Planning permission exists on the site at Botchergate for a mixed use scheme comprising 23 apartments and three retail units. Market conditions have not been conducive to the implement the scheme since permission was granted. However, we need to start obtaining the approvals required under the planning conditions in anticipation of works commencing.”


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Not exactly 'stunning' or a 'landmark' but a huge improvement over the current run down buildings at that location. Definitely hope this happens.

Google street view of the site:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Botc...98.94,,0,-1.82
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Public inquiry into North National Park extensions
by Tony Henderson, The Journal, June 3rd 2013


PLANS TO EXTEND the boundaries of two national parks in the North of England, will be considered at a public inquiry that starts tomorrow. The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and the Campaign for National Parks have joined to support extensions to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national parks. The inquiry is being held at Kendal in Cumbria.

CPRE president Andrew Motion said: “The landscapes of England are timeless but some landscapes are given special protection because they hold a unique place in the heart of the nation. The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales are two such places, and we should take this opportunity to right a historic omission and extend these two national parks. I hope, as I know thousands of others also hope, that the inquiry will recommend the four extensions of these two priceless, breathtaking places, and that the Government will endorse that recommendation if it comes. In doing so, they would leave a legacy for the nation that will be cherished for many generations to come.”

The current boundaries of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales parks were drawn up over 60 years ago and left out areas of high-quality landscapes, such as Borrowdale in the Lake District and the Howgill Fells in the Yorkshire Dales.


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The current boundaries of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales parks were drawn up over 60 years ago and left out areas of high-quality landscapes, such as Borrowdale in the Lake District and the Howgill Fells in the Yorkshire Dales.
What on Earth are they talking about? Borrowdale is in the middle of the Lake District national park!



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Old June 29th, 2013, 12:50 AM   #74
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An old fire station in Carlisle
could become an Arts Centre.

By BBC News, Cumbria, 28th June 2013


The old fire station recommended for the new facility

A NEW £1m Arts Centre could be built in an old fire station in Carlisle to help develop arts and culture in the city.

Carlisle City Council wants to transform the former fire station on Warwick Street to provide space for galleries, workshops and meeting rooms.

It is hoped the development will provide "exciting opportunities" for local artists and groups.


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http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk/news...errerPath=news
Marchon estate so big school may be needed

By Andrew Clarke
Last updated at 11:43, Thursday, 20 June 2013

PLANS for a major new housing estate have been lodged this week – and the development is so large that space must left for a primary school to be built if needed.
A total of 570 homes are planned for the area of the former Marchon site in Whitehaven.
Local firm Story Homes has earmarked the land at High Road, Kells, for the development – opposite its 64-home Magellan Park complex, which is housed on Marchon’s former car park.
Story has this week submitted an application for 139 properties, as well as additional outline planning for a further 431.
Provision has also been made for open space, access to the countryside and a primary school close to the 30.9 hectare site. It is common practice for applicants to include space for a school in an application of this size due to the number of children that could potentially live there.
The homes are a mixture of two, three and four bedroom properties, ranging from apartments to detached houses.
The Marchon site has been gradually cleared since the factory closed in 2005. The final stage was the demolition of a dilapidated former office block – the Tamar Buildings – after a joint effort from Copeland Borough Council and Story last year.
First published at 11:34, Thursday, 20 June 2013
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This will be Whitehaven's biggest housing development since the Hillcrest estate was built in the seventies and for all it has its critics, will breathe new life into a depressed part of the town.
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Has anyone been down Station Rd in Workington? It seems to be full of people in shiny tracksuits either stoned or drunk. It is a depressing drive to say the least and this is one part of town to avoid.
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Oxenholme- Windermere line to be electrified by 2016:
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Oxenholme to Windermere railway could be electrified

The county council has welcomed the plan for greener trains
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Electric trains could soon be running on a route in the Lake District, the Transport Secretary has announced.
Patrick McLoughlin said he wanted to electrify the 10-mile Lakes Line Railway between Oxenholme and Windermere at a cost of £16m.
He said electrifying the route would enable faster and greener travel between Kendal, Burneside and Staveley, as well as to Manchester, by 2016.
He revealed his plans during a visit the county.
Cumbria Council welcomed Mr McLoughlin's plan and said it would bring environmental and economic boosts to the county.
The government has asked Network Rail to draw up a full business case for the scheme.
'Economic case'
Mr McLoughlin said: "This is a key line to one of the most important tourist areas in the UK and I believe the rail industry has a role in making sure more people can travel comfortably to enjoy the beautiful lakes.
"I recognise that strong rail links across the country are important drivers in our economic recovery, that is why we are pushing ahead with the biggest programmes of rail electrification ever."
Councillor Jo Stephenson, deputy leader of the county council, said: "I'm delighted the government has recognised there is a strong economic and environmental case for electrifying the Lakes Line.
"Not only will it bring newer trains for passengers, but it will also strengthen our case for maintaining and improving direct services from Manchester Airport to Windermere."
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I am glad this important tourist line shown above is being electrified as non electric routes in the county are slow. As Oxenholem- Windermere is part of the Transpennine network, the next logical step would be for Barrow to Carnforth to be electrified.
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Major facelift for Carlisle Railway Station
By Victoria Brenan, News & Star, 1st October 2013


Carlisle Railway Station and Station Manager Paul Nairn

Carlisle Railway Station is in line for a near £2 million makeover with new lifts and a disused subway brought back to life. The £1.8m programme will begin this autumn as part of an Access for All scheme, funded by the Department for Transport.

Two goods lifts will be refurbished and a disused subway underneath the platforms will be restored to link the lifts up. Work will include restoring sandstone and brickwork, creating a new fire escape and lighting and CCTV. It comes after rail bosses identified “significant issues” for passengers crossing the footbridge between platforms one and three.

Station manager Paul Nairn said the footbridge could cause problems for people with mobility issues, children, or those with a lot of luggage. “The new lifts and subway will provide a much smoother experience for them and we’re really excited that work to install them is going ahead,” he said. “With the tremendous growth in passenger numbers we’ve seen at Carlisle station, this work to improve access and ensure the journey to the train is hassle-free is vital.”


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Closure looms for Whitehaven Civic Hall

By Jenny Barwise
Published at 14:08, Thursday, 17 October 2013

Show organisers have been forced to ditch plans to stage an event at Whitehaven’s doomed Civic Hall as the curtain is set to come down for the final time.
The Civic Hall, Whitehaven


The popular venue is earmarked to close in just two weeks’ time meaning that many upcoming productions have had to make alternative arrangements.
Copeland council has this week reiterated that the venue will close on November 1, as previously announced, but that it is continuing to explore other management arrangements for the hall.
A statement issued by the council added that “at this stage it is too early to say whether any of these will go ahead, or what the future arrangements will be.”
Copeland Amateur Theatrical Society (CATS) has postponed its production of Return to the Forbidden Planet, which was due to take place in the town centre venue next March and it will now move to Workington’s Carnegie Theatre in May. Whitehaven Theatre Group has also been forced to book Egremont Market Hall for this year’s pantomime, Sleeping Beauty.
There are fears that the move from Whitehaven to Workington for the CATS production could result in falling audience numbers as Copeland residents may not travel to the new venue.
Lynn McTiffin, the society’s publicity manager, said that they had no other option as there was no other suitable venue in the borough to accommodate the production.
“It’s been an absolute nightmare,” she said. “The last thing we wanted to do was to take it out of Copeland.
“We are devastated that the Civic is closing and it is a travesty that there is nowhere in Whitehaven that can cater for live theatre. It is the end of an era and is very sad.”
However, she added that they were “enthusiastic” about moving to the Carnegie as it had a lot to offer and that they could attract audiences from across the whole of west Cumbria.
Copeland Council revealed earlier this year that because cuts from central government, it must withdraw funding to the civic’s managers, North Country Leisure (NCL), and the venue will close permanently unless any group comes forward to run it without council subsidy.
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