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Motorhome Aires/Parking

There are over 350,000 Motorhomes in the UK, throughout Europe there is a network of overnight parking and waste disposal points known as “Aires” but the UK as yet to tap into this revenue stream. By providing overnight parking local businesses can benefit from year round tourism. Recent surveys show when staying owners spend £47 […]

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Hospital expansion

The number of households in Carlisle is constantly growing (Garden Village is going to be a huge increase) and the hospital already struggles to cope with the volume of patients it is required to treat. If the size of the hospital isn’t increased ahead of the curve of population increase then it is always going […]

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Child Safety

The main road to the city of Carlisle for many outlying towns follows the A69 through Warwick Bridge, both domestic and commercial traffic is directed past a busy primary school. Surely this isn’t safe for pupils or commuters due to high volume of traffic and narrow pavements.

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Purpose Built Theatre

Carlisle is the main city in the county, yet we still use the hall in the Sands Centre whether it be for futsal or a concert. I know there is an abundance talent in our city and therefore believe a purpose built theatre would open multiple doors and bring fresh culture into Carlisle – in […]

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Cumberland Infirmary

Cleaner Waiting Rooms In Hospitals. Cleaners Going Round More Regularly Specifically A&E. Also Seperate Choc Off From A&E Alot Of Children Attend Choc And Don’t Need To See Some Of What Goes On In A&E.

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Greening the City

Carlisle sits between significant natural assets. The City brands itself as “City of the Lakes” To the west is the Solway Coast, to the east and south east are the North Pennines and Eden Valley. Why not “Green City of the Lakes”. Ideas *make better use of flood defence/ plain areas. Cycle ways into the […]

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Bus station

The existing bus station is not fit for purpose. Old, ugly and hard to use, it is a poor advert for Carlisle. Time for a complete rebuild.

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Theatre/Arena

Carlisle would really benefit from a better events space such as a theatre or even arena, in recent years we have managed to attract some big names to the city and I think if we had an actual arena for them to perform the city would benefit greatly!

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New bus station

Carlisle Bus Station is very poor. Badly designed and with very few facilities . Hexham is a good example of a excellent facility,well designed pleasing to the eye.

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Better Sports Center

The Sands centre needs a total reverb. The racket sport courts are diabolical and the swimming pools are disgusting. Why spend millions on a dilapidated building that is on a flood plain and brings all traffic into the centre of town when there is already to much traffic at rush hour as it is. Showily […]

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Bigger playground for kids

Bigger playground for kids for example in Bitts Park. Every year that’s playground is full, all families love to spend a time there with childrens but there is not much space for all and should be more swings bigger water splash area etc.

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Potholes

Please please sort out the roads around Carlisle they are a disgrace. The whole town is terrible the road I have to drive on everyday is upperby road from five road ends to Brisco is shocking. It’s only a matter of time untill someone gets hurt. But when you drive around the whole town it’s […]

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Buses

Carlisle probably has the worst bus station of any city in the UK. An up to date facility should be made with real time information boards, indoor waiting area, toilets, padded seating and bins. The current facility lacks all of those. Real time next bus boards should be put on all major bus stops. Lets […]

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Rural transport

Bus services from rural towns and villages into Carlisle are all but gone. Many villages are cut off and you can no longer travel from where you live without a car. One particularly bad example is that there is no longer a bus or college bus from Alston to Carlisle. This has lead to college […]

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Youth work outreach

The provisions for youth support activities in the community has been reduced drastically in the last few years. We do have the youth zone in the centre of Carlisle, but provision to the estates in the city is gone and in the towns surrounding Carlisle its none existant. If we want to stop youths getting […]

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Future and Youths

Carlisle is a great city with an amazing past, which is highlighted by the historic buildings and beautiful sculptures/places. However a lot needs to be done to make the city more modern, a lot of youths in Carlisle disrupt tourist locations and the city centre because they haven’t much to do otherwise, there is no […]

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Grow your own

Develop more allotments. On in Scotby would be great from a self interest point of view. 1. Good for community cohesion. 2. Good for mental heath. 3. Good for children 4. Good for low food miles 5. Good for productivity of land 6. Good for bees and nature diversity. 7. Good for keeping skills alive […]

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Theatre

I would like to see a state of the art theatre built on the site of the old hotel and call it The Central platza theatre. We need to attract stars, artists and shows to our great city

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Access to artistry

Improve all the public transport to and from the rural areas and drop the prices. Invest in arts and artistry, skills and rural crafts by the local population, and the means to display, sell, and produce, and the means to get to places to buy and sell it.

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Transport

Both the A66 and the A69 need to be dual carriage ways for their full length. This will be immensely helpful to the economy of Carlisle and surrounding towns and the wider North of England in general

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Hyperbaric Health Unit

Take the load off the health service with aproven modality. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is the administration of pure oxygen, breathed through a mask or hood, at higher than atmospheric pressure. This is facilitated by, and delivered in a pressure chamber, also known as a barochamber, diving chamber or hyperbaric chamber. This facilitates far higher […]

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Businesses bread fortune & futures

It may be worth looking at how we can use a proportion of these funds to support new start ups and existing small businesses. If we can start by reducing business rates, give grants for those business ideas that have the potential to bring in more visitors and start investing in our high streets so […]

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Commercial Opportunities

It’s sad to see how much business has been driven out of the city centre recently. Bringing back shops and lowering rent for small independent businesses would be great. Also car parking is a nightmare in this city, there needs to be more parking and public transport investment.

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Footbridge

A footbridge across the Eden from the Stanwix side to Bitts Park near where the Caldew comes in. Or use some to help with the creation of the footpath across the Waverley bridge.

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Security rangers in business areas

If security ranger were brought into the city it would make the area more secure for workers, shoppers and visitors coming to the city. With the removal of all police officers from the city centre these rangers could assist the brilliant store security staff in making the area safe and secure assisting with low level […]

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Bridges over the River Eden

I would like to see the Waverley Bridge restored as a link for pedestrianns and cyclists across the River Eden. Additionally I would like to see a footbridge across River between Etterby and Bitts Park. There are numerous existing cycle and footpaths on both sides of the river and these developments would add much needed […]

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Airport extention

Flight from Carlisle airport to majors cities in Europe. At the moment there are a lot of foreign people (romanian, polish etc) living in Cumbria, so an air conexion between Carlisle and Europe cities will be a good opportunitie for them and businesses in Carlisle/Cumbria

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Town centre

Our town centre is drab and run down. I’d like to see a clean up and a regeneration of the town centre, which would see empty shop being utilised too. I feel that business rates are an issue in Carlisle, which is why so many shops are closing. It may also be an idea to […]

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Arts and Culture

Carlisle’s rich heritage for arts and culture is devastatingly ignored. Carlisle was the first city to have an electric-lit theatre; a larger scale beautiful purpose-built traditional-style theatre would enrich the lives of local people and tourism for generations to come.

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Roads

Although beautiful to look at, it’s time some of these busy cobble roads were dug up and resurfaced properly.

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Car park in Denton holme

A car park on Blencowe street where the big empty concrete land is. It will help improving the residents living, as many times I can’t get parked outside my own house due to people leaving there cars on resident parking areas to go to the shops, magic castle, dance academy and many other facilities around […]

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Flood Defences

Do all that is possible to save the homes of thousands of people who live in the city. Review the current city flood defences and then action the weakness. Living with the possibility that we could flood is dreadful, a place that you should be able to relax and feel secure, becomes the thing you […]

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Investment in the Future

Invest in the schools that will help steer the direction of our future economy, the children need the support to help them make the best choices for the environment and the global issues were facing today and what we expect to face in the future. Reduce the expense on roadworks and disruptions to traffic, we […]

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City Centre

Invest in the centre to future proof businesses. Adapt the layout of the centre to encourage retailers and leisure organisations to work side by side. Make use of pedestrianised areas to allow more seating or let cafes and restaurants exploit the space available. Pedestrianise Devonshire St to allow restaurants and bars to use the space […]

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Roads

Main roads desperately need resurfacing, especially Upperby Road, Victoria Road, Boundary Road and Warwick Road.

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Hub

I believe Carlisle needs a sports and leisure hub incorporating an ice rink sports stadium and leisure facilities

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Electrictrify Carlisle

Install electric hookups in the city centre for traders. Too often see diesel generators being used by the likes if Sky TV advertising stalls and traders when this could be easily prevented if electric hookups were available. It’s the 21st century diesel generators in crowded city centres belongs in the last century.

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Skatepark

Better upgrade to the park eg: a bowl, smaller and higher ramps plus quarters and better street section. So we can actually skate it not like cureent additions to the park. And remove skate stoppers around the town.

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Skatepark

Better upgrade to the park eg: a bowl, smaller and higher ramps plus quarters and better street section. So we can actually skate it not like cureent additions to the park. And remove skate stoppers around the town.

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Cultural hub

I would like to see a multi-purpose arts/cultural venue opened in Carlisle mirroring that of Pop Brixton in Brixton and Stack in Newcastle. This would allow for large events to be shown on big screens, space for multiple bar and restaurant vendors and an event space for live music/events. The space could also be used […]

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