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ARTS & CRAFTS CO OP

Setting up an arts and crafts co op similar to farfield mill. (Linked below) It could be set up in norman nicholsons old junior school on holborn hill, which is currently in need of renovation but could be part of a creative / heritage hub in millom, sited in close proximity to the theatre and […]

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RE ESTABLISH THE CONISTON TO BROUGHTON RAILWAY AND EXTEND A REGULAR SERVICE TO MILLOM

The railway would provide a tourism opportunity with an attractive and practical transport link from the central lakes to the southern end of the cumbrian west coast. Also providing a cummuting alternative for residents of copeland to work in the tourism industry of the central lakes, helping to fill a shortage of service industry workers […]

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Park development

Millom is very isolated with poor transport links. We have wonderful park spaces in Millom and Haverigg but both are in desperate need of redevelopment. Modern play equipment and a skate park would promote health and well-being amongst local children as well as helping to attract tourists to the area. There are very few free […]

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4G Sports pitch

The town is in desperate need of a 4G sports pitch to help the hundreds of children who play mini rugby and junior football stay active and learn valuable life skills through playing a team sport. It will also benefit the local senior sporting sides giving all year round training/playing facilities.

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4G facility

4G facility To help Keep the town active & to give all the sports clubs in the town a facility to train on in the winter months .

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4G Pitch

This winter the local football teams have been very limited to training due to the current AstroTurf being closed due to floodlight failure and the surface flooding whenever it gets a bit of down pour, a new 4G facility would really benefit the local sports teams and the school and local community bring able to […]

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4G training facility

4G training pitch would be great as it would get lots of use..kids in the town would have somewhere to play & train..also will get good use with the adult teams in the area..giving everyone something to do & keep fit & active 👍

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Haematite Man

How about organising an Iron Man triathlon event named “Haematite Man” , swim in the lagoon, mountain bike cycle run event. Local businesses can contribute to the prize funds.

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Arts/ cultural events

Arts/cultural events to attract tourism. Eg a lantern/lights festival. Funding for a paid arts and community workers to organise events. We have had many wonderful volunteers organising stuff in the past such as the Millom carnival. But really some funding to pay workers is needed because of the time that people need to spend on […]

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Tourism Marketing

Millom needs to be promoted as the No1 Coastal destination of Cumbria. We have it all so lets get promoting our beaches, walks, watersports,shops,restaurants and pubs. We have so much already and with investment and upgrades we can become the No1 seaside destination of Cumbria.

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A tourism vision for millom

So I’ve picked over the bones of the Stronger Towns documents and it seems that the way to maximise the amount Millom gets from the possible £25m is to increase tourism to our town. If you have any ideas to make Millom more tourism friendly while still retaining our individuality please post below. It doesn’t […]

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Linking Coastal Pathways

Make more of the Nature Reserve/Sea Wall area. Make the pathways much more accessible for cyclists, prams, wheelchairs – as in a smooth, continuous surface that fits the surroundings. Somehow join that area with the paths on the other side of the estuary – Old Iron Works side – so there’s one long continuous pathway […]

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A few ideas

The town centre and surrounding streets need to look neat and tidy, empty buildings and eyesores should be made good. Traffic calming using attractive planters. One idea would be to get businesses and householders to all paint their houses in either pastel or brighter colours like in Highland islands and Norway. (Balamoray). More bins including […]

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Office Facilities

There are plenty of empty office and shop buildings that can be converted to office space from this fund. A 5 year tax relief on businesses coming in. Create big advertising campaigns to attract companies that will offer employment, funds and growth.

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Transport including Cycling

Improvement to all transport links into the town to encourage locals and tourists to visit the area on reliable transport. Also give the people of Million off road cycling routes to other local villages as current my all we have to cycle on is some of the most dangerous roads in the country!

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4d pitch

A 4d pitch would be outstanding for our town. It would enable our children to continue their Rugby training (and other sports of course) regardless of the weather. We have some very committed youngsters in our area who unfortunately have to miss out so much due to adverse weather conditions which we so often get. […]

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Indoor skatepark

An indoor skatepark would be massive benefit to the youth of Millom. So many of them travel to Barrow to have something indoors to do. If Millom were to have their own we would be improving our town and putting money into that instead of a different town. As it is at the moment, when […]

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Co op building

That the Co-Op should be kept it’s a key landmark and identity of the town but it and let’s use spaces for commercial and community purposes. If it gets knocked down it may be replaced some ugly, cheap building or a car park. A building being demolished is a costly thing, a commercial enterprise will […]

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Community Hub

Community Hub that could be used by the elderly during the day and a youth club after school and evenings. First priority such be the really bad pavements, streets and roads so people can safely get around the town. The whole town needs cleaning up, it is a disgrace especially if trying to attract visitors […]

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New Town Centre

The old Co_ op building in Wellington street should be demolished and the whole area made into a new attractive centre for the town, paved and seating, this would open the area up and invite more shops to open and remain open in Wellington Street and Lapstone road , this would be a more worthwhile […]

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Community use hub

The old NatWest building which has been left to gradually decline and is now an eyesore in the centre of town. This fine building in the hands of a property portfolio firm needs to be regenerated into a community hub for disenfranchised groups.

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Resurface roads

Haverigg Main Street is in desperate need of a full resurface, not just patching up. The approach into Millom from the South also needs attention. Its not safe for cars never mind cyclists.

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Childrens facilities

I would like to see better equipment in the parks for the kids. Even shelter in the parks so children can still play but in sheltered conditions! More facilities for older children to stay out of trouble!

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Pool

Our pool got teared down, with us living on the coast and with our children playing on our beaches they should learn how to swim. We should be focusing on our pool getting rebuilt with office space, a sports shop, a gym.

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Visitor Centres

Hodbarrow reserve visitor centre on the sea wall by the hide, They could have toilets, a cafe/kiosk, sitting area, informational displays about all the all the wildlife in the reserve including the birds and their habitats, car parking and extra hides. Hodbarrow Ironworks visitor centre somewhere down Mainsgate road, They could have a small cafe/kiosk […]

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Swimming Facilities

Since the old Swimming pool was demolished Million has been left with no facilities to teach children to Swim. The fact that the area is on a tidal estuary with many beaches it is only right and that the children of the town should have the facilities to enable them to learn how to swim.

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Transport

Road links to Millom should be improved. This would benefit local community but also encourage visitors to area

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4G Pitch and Swimming Pool

Millom is a rural and slightly isolated town. The swimming pool has been pulled down, and there is no where for children to learn to swim or for older people to keep fit. This is risking a generation of children not learning to swim and Millom is very close to the coast. Football and rugby […]

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New leisure complex

A new leisure complex incorporating a pool, a gym, multi purpose hall, and a purpose built gymnastics centre and a 4G pitch to cover all the sporting needs of our community, childhood obesity is always being mentioned in the press as being the worse in Cumbria, – help us to do something about it !! […]

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4G Pitch

All pitch based clubs in Millom/Haverigg/Bootle should work together to gain a 4G facility. I would suggest this should include all football, rugby league, rugby union and junior clubs. A 4G facility could be self funding and small usage fees could be used to ensure adequate maintenance. Some ideas on this forum will become a […]

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Sports Facilities

I’d like to see better sports facilities, a 4G pitch would bring so much to the town and benefit 100s of children , poor facilities has meant our children haven’t been able to train all winter. Also a local swimming pool would be a great benefit so our children don’t have to travel for swimming […]

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safe cycle routes between villages

open up or create safe routes to cycle between villages Millom to Silecroft, or to Broughton to avoid the perilous roads around here so safety and health and well being, exercise and opportunities to explore our beautiful landscape don’t entail fear of being knocked down by fast traffic, you cant avoid the roads to reach […]

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Town Car Park

Use the land behind the Bridge Cafe that runs beside the train lines to build a new car park, Put in a path on the old railway sidings that go under the bridge connecting new car park to council car park at Tesco making it safer for people to access Tesco and town centre without […]

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Public benches/seats

Some new public benches where people can sit and talk. Or can rest on if , like me, have trouble walking distances. Make them attractive with planters etc. At the moment there is a shabby one in the Square by the broken bus shelter. Also a broken seat opposite Millom infants. So not exactly attractive.

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Duddon estuary bridge to barrow

Build a bridge to barrow it makes economic sense, sellafueod means the train route through millom from South Cumbria is one of the busiest in the uk, the roads are very poor especially around Kirkby (dove farm which still hasn’t been sorted) a bridge would solve the problem for millom workers from out of town […]

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After school courses

Better access to courses locally. Either by improved infrastructure, courses ran in the local school. Nuclear skills centres are all up north, have something south as it could feed SL, BAE, Heysham etc!

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Better infrastructure

Better access north and south of the town. Bridges to Askam/Barrow-in-Furness and then onwards towards ulverston to Morecambe, bootle to ravenglass etc. We need a M6 corridor to get a sustainable community which is accessible to the businesses for transportation/specialist skill sets. It will save lives saving distance to main hospitals. Hydro energy can be […]

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Transport links.

We need another way in and out of town. Bad weather, high tides, accidents and road works affect every one trying to get to work, school or hospital. Give us a bridge across the Duddon.

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Swimming Pool

I think a swimming pool is essential for the town, being on the coast it is very important that all children should be able to swim and due to lack of facilities all kids are not being taught at school, which is unacceptable

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the future

Millom has a history based in industry, and can be a proud industrial town in the future…with investment. Alongside this is the rare opportunity to also be a successful area for leisure and tourism …unique in its closeness to The Lake District, and yet the most amazing beach destinations too…what more could you want? Millom […]

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Town Centre

Improve the town centre to attract some better quality shops and restaurants. The town could do with a costa and a reasonable bar/ pub where you can get decent food at any time. We are severely hampered by obscure opening times and places being closed for personal events. This would naturally bring more people to […]

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4G pitch

We are a very sporting town and at present league games and training is often cancelled due to pitch conditions, with very little already for the youth of the town if this continues the kids will lose interest or go elsewhere, a 4g sports facility will enable many clubs to continue their training regardless of […]

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Buses

I would suggest that the Millom to Haverigg via Queens Park bus service be reinstated…….

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Improvement to Nature Reserve

Other areas have activities at there RSPB nature reserve. We are originally from West Yorkshire and Fairburn Ings and ST Aidens in this area. Have star viewing, pond dipping bat viewing and other activity’s at there reserve with toilet facilities money spent on foot paths bird hides. Gift shop etc.

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Various

I would like to see the roads improved to start with. Many are in dire need of resurfacing and repair. Haverigg main street and the prison road are just two that need urgent attention. The town centre needs new businesses to encourage more people to shop local but rents would need to be lowered as […]

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Sea wall footpath and cycleway

A safe footpath and cycleway around the sea wall. This is a beautiful area and a lovely walk but the current road/pathway is very uneven. A safe pathway would make this area more accessible for wheelchair users, families with small children and increase health and well being for both local people as well as encouraging […]

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Paved Estuary Walk

I would like to see the path on the top of the embankment (banking/marsh) from Millom to The Green reinstated, widened and paved so that it could be used by walkers, cyclists and also provide access for pushchairs, prams, wheelchairs and mobility scooters as well as adding extra benches nearer to The Green

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Walking

A nice tarmac foot path from the Ducks right round the sea wall, where families can take the kids on bikes easy to push prams and wheel chairs for the Elderly and the Disabled, it would start from the bottom of Mainsgate road

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Recreation

Swimming pool 4g pitch off school site A tarmac path suitable for buggies round the sea wall for families to go on bikes and walking More facilities at the park eg cafe

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Better Mental Health facilities

We need better mental health facilities in the town, Barrow and Ulverston are difficult to travel to when you are not at your best. A road bridge to Barrow-in-Furness would help the community especially those attending hospital appointments and would also benefit emergency services.

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Tarmac

Tarmac the public footpath which is locally called church walk beside st George’s care home along the train track.

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Bridge to across the Dudden estuary

A bridge accross the estuary either to Barrow or the neatest easy crossing point so we can access shops, hospitals, banks and facilities such as sports centres, solicitors etc. It will cut journey times, improve road safety improve health targets and reduce isolation. Increase footfall and therefore economic benefits at both end of the bridge

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Training

That under 24 yrs dont have to travel to Barrow or Whitehaven for training this could be done in Millom at Unit 3 Work and Skills Centre down Devonshire Road also as a town we should be working together to up skill out young people ready for the world of work. Young families that need […]

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Youth

Somewhere for the younger people to hang out and keep out of mischief, sports centre with swimming and fitness facilities, something that will last for years to come

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Youth Club for the town

Provide a building that could belong to the youth of Millom. It could be a place in an older building that needs redecoration & perhaps with some guidance, they could decorate it themselves – give them the space that the children might then want to ‘own it’

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Town car park

I am led to believe the green area by the Palladium is owned by the County council, perhaps we could use some of the money to turn this area into a much needed car park in the town

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Wooden signage

Erect a wooden signage in the square letting tourists know where the local amenities are sited – Recreation centre, park, churches, hospital etc.

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Church Walk

The hedgerows cut back, the brambles are overtaking the path, clearing the edges back to the hedges. It could probably do with resurfacing but at least if the path was cleared it would make a difference. More signage regarding dog fouling and the fines that Should be enforced! Some days you are dodging so many […]

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Youth centre

Renovate a disused building into a youth area for the youngsters in the town, not only as a place to chill but to start to learn general skills and life skills such as budgeting, cooking, household chores. If the old disused youth centre site comes ld be used, some of the land could be turned […]

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Climbing center

Suggestion of a climbing/bouldering centre to be created in town. This is a fun, unique opportunity to create jobs, a way to keep fit and something that would attract people from outside town.

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Roads

All roads re surfaced in Millom and Haverigg, activity centre for the kids to play

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Mental Health

The mental health team that used to be at the network centre is now based in Barrow. This is just too far away to be of practical (even emergency) help that people may need.

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Parking

Millom badly needs more parking facilities. People park anywhere they feel like it, the parking warden is sometimes out handing out fines, which is right because of illegally and badly parked cars which restrict access but there really isn’t nearly enough public parking.

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Getting cars off the road?!

This will only work if public transport is improved hugely. Older folk in the outlying villages rely on taxis, sadly, as the trains are often unreliable and the buses infrequent and not nearly enough of them. Getting cars off the road is a long term project that requires huge investment.

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Junior sports facilities

Improved sports hall, 4g outside pitch with floodlights and a swimming pool. In Haverigg and Millom there are lots of junior football, rugby and cricket teams with very limited training facilities, particularly in winter,

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Restoration of victorian features

Some funding should go towards restoration or reinstatement of heritage features such as victorian architectural details and shopfronts. Too many shops have been converted to houses or stripped of original features in favour of bland design. Using archive photos funding could be used for restoration, especially around the town centre. This would go further than […]

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Sports Facilities

It would be nice to see somewhere where all generations could benefit. If a new sports center was done with care it would bring together many generations offering not only physical facilities but improving mental wellbeing. There isn’t anywhere for the young of our town to congregate safely. If we had somewhere of interest, that […]

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Adequate Sports Facilities

Adequate sports facilities, which would bring many benefits: Health and fitness. Opportunities for children and adults to use at all times. Millom has a good history as being a sporting town with some very good sportsman over the years. Give the next generation chance to excel in their chosen sports. Great opportunity for the town […]

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4g Football/sports surface

Like virtually every other medium sized town in the country Millom needs a 3 or 4g sports field.. floodlit…. Millom Junior football have around 180 signed on youngsters, some really talented ones who’s development is being hindered by poor training facilities. Millom is left behind…. no 3 or 4g sports pitch. No swimming pool?

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Sports facilities

The area has very little in the way of sports facilities. There is a need for a swimming pool and a good well equipped gym as well as all weather pitches for football, rugby etc

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4G Floodlit Pitches

In Millom the community run an extremely popular and success youth football and rugby set up but can only play and train 20% of the time due to poor facilities. Most families in Millom will have children regularly will use these facilities. When you keep in mind the senior teams football and rugby teams, Haverigg […]

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Sports Facilities

The town is crying out for adequate sports facilities, particularly an all weather (4G) pitch, which would be used all year round by all ages. The current 3G one at the school is dangerous in winter and only available at certain times , and I’m sure it’s not been available at all this winter. Millom […]

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transport links improvements

I would dearly like to see the long-proposed improvement to all the roads leading to the Millom area, and more specifically to see a road and rail bridge across the Duddon. There is already a scheme which would produce electricity via a tidal barrier which could incorporate road/rail, and provide cheaper electricity at the same […]

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Making Town Centre Appealling

Get rid of horrendous bus shelter, replace lights (not the poles, just have the old fashioned lamps), encourage renovation of fronts of buildings, eg old bank is a beautiful building but in a dreadful state – what a shame! Perhaps provide grants to businesses in the centre to have uniform signages?

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Adult Social Care

Better provision for adult social care within town had to wait months for a social worker to be allocated no adult nursing homes in the immediate area more pressure on families and individuals requiring help!

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Improvements

Due to its poor Geographical location better road infrastructure from both the N and S roads to attract vital growth opportunities. 4G all weather pitch which would be beneficial to all the clubs in Millom and surrounding area is a must; with a running / recreational track around its perimeter. This would be a great […]

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Trading opportunities for all.

There is a serious need for training opportunities for many people in local fields of employment such as engineering, tourism and agriculture. If revenue streams were put in place for certain organisations like the working skills centre, Millom stem club, which has won many national engineering awards, and better support for smaller local businesses so […]

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Health and wellbeing

We were promised triage beds at Miilom hospital so that when we are waiting for an Ambulance people can be looked after. Also Cycling ,walking, running track, social inclusion program to combat loneliness doctors to give fit notes for sports and gyms to encourage health and wellbeing

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Sporting Facilities

Millom have recently lost the use of the all weather pitch & a swimming pool due to poor maintenance. Meanings 100’s of kids within a 20 mile radius are being denied vital sporting facilities. Schools have to travel 30 miles to go swimming or not go at all even though it’s part of the curriculum […]

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A decent Road

NWE squared have plans for a road bridge with hydro for electricity they have also done the feasibility study but the government won’t back it or the road need all the corners taking off I think it would cost more than a bridge across the duddon to barrow

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4G facility for local sports

At present there is no suitable artificial playing facility in the town.The “3G” facility currently at the school is dated, needs replacing and not fit for purpose with numerous sessions being cancelled for local sports teams.A new facility, which can be used at weekends (school facility doesn’t offer this) will provide many sports teams in […]

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4G sports pitch

I would like to suggest a 4G sports pitch this facility is long over due in Millom and will benefit and be used by a wide number of people in the town adults and children of all ages.

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All weather pitch

I would like to see an all weather pitch that can be used by all the local football/rugby clubs. Not on Millom school grounds, somewhere that will maintain it to a high standard.

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Millom park

A total overhaul of the existing park. Made user friendly and fit for all ages and abilities. Make use of the whole area.

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Youth

I think we need to invest in the youth of Millom ,provide them with a safe place to hang out at nights and weekends ,they are after all the future of this town

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Transport

Would dearly love to see a bus service that is local and also to outlying areas. Also a youth club for the children

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The Towns Park Project

Every Child needs a place to grow and develop; parklands do exactly this. We live in a massively deprived area of England where FREE activities are almost non existent. Investing in an Exciting, Fun and Free Park/Play area should be of the upmost importance. A Great Local Park would give the whole community a boost […]

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A 4G all weather pitch

A 4G all weather pitch would be highly recommended. The old astro turf at the school was being used all the time by local rugby and football clubs from all ages. The ideal place would be behind the rugby league club. Millom rlfc has one of the best facilities in the country and adding a […]

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Millom Community Track

Running has grown 10 fold in the Millom Community over the last 2 years. Running is a vital player in health and well-being. Millom has an excellent reputation for involving a diverse range of people from the community from Children to the Retired. The towns runners formally meet twice a week; running the streets of […]

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Leisure centre

I would like to see a complete new centre built for our town with a swimming pool in it , due to the fact the town has no pool and it is 20 miles to the nearest one for junior children to have swimming lessons also in the complex the sports hall could merge into […]

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Media Center

I would like to see a training facility open to all public to be able to come along and learn anything they require regarding computing and internet, a place where the technically minded can pass on their skills to those not so tech minded

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Swimming pool

I would like to see some of the funds spent a new swimming pool, our old pool was demolished recently with no other pool available nearby. As we are very close to the coast and surrounded by water I think that learning to swim confidently is a must, as well as the health benefits. It […]

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Millom people

We get as much as possible from this it a once in a life time event . I would like to see training and units on the tannery site for new business

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Sports centre

Sports centre which should include a membership and be able to use all facilities with your membership, Also included in the centre a swimming pool.

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