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A mountain biking track?

Why do we need to travel to Whinlatter? The Hall Park and Mill Field could be easily developed with a dedicated track through the trees and beside the river. Bikes could even be hired from a revamped Curwen Hall. It could also attract visitors from Keswick and beyond.

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A Zip wire

This activity has been very successful in Snowdonia and draws in thousands of visitors. If Curwen Hall was developed it could be the start of a long zip wire down to the stream. It is an all day experience with training before the activity and everyone who tries it revisits.

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Relocate Museum to Curwen Hall

The Helena Thompson Museum is fascinating and recently has improved its visitor numbers dramatically. Only a small percentage of treasures are on show. If it moved to a revamped Curwen Hall ( the roof is being replaced this year) there would be plenty of space to show these. The existing site could be used for […]

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Industrial

Use some of the money to temp some businesses to set up factory’s in the area, more jobs more growth and investment would come into west Cumbria with the factorys and bring more good job opportunities to young kids leaving school.

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Surrounding Areas

The new council have or are trying to restore the marina day at Harrington. So I ask can some of the cash if successful be spent on the marina at Harrington. Dredge the harbour put gates on, make a investment an get boats docking in the harbour. Pubs around the area would benefit the whole […]

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More greenery

Plant more trees in town and the surrounding areas. It’s surprising how much nicer a place looks with more greenery. Plus, it’s good for the environment and wildlife too.

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Improved Cycling infrastructure

Let’s try and make Workington a beacon for commuting to work by bikes and walking, by building more and improving the existing poor cycle paths. Surely getting folk out of cars and exercising is going to be beneficial to the Town with a reduction in pollution and less strain on the NHS.

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Attractions

Workington is being sold as the retail capital of our area. Fair enough to say that Workington has more big brands than nearby towns but where are the tourist attractions? Within a few short miles you reach The Rum Story, The Beacon, Maryport Aquarium, Maritime Museum, Go Karting, Clip n Climb and the Wave Centre […]

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Harbor and Merchants Quay

Tidy up and do something with the harbour,theres a lot of history with the dock and harbour and also the merchants quay which is situated between the river Derwent and the harbour,there is a foot bridge already over the railway to it,and lots of wildlife down there ,at the minute all the area down there […]

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Attractive

There is lots that can be done to make the town more attractive, encourage visitors in and help boost the economy. Curwen Hall is crying out for something to be done with it and is ideally located next to the Helena Thompson Museum. Signs could be put up to direct you to the seafront and […]

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Improved infrastructure

The A66 ends in a T junction. It means the Port of Workington is hampered in it bids for contracts . The Highways Agency has been consulting for years on the junction improvement . The 595 &596 both need improving . The Trainline between Carlisle and Barrow needs investment. Workington itself would benefit from these […]

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New stadium

A new stadium to bring the town up to modern standards, to be used by the 2 professional sports teams and to give the kids something to dream to play on and to be proud ot

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Sports Stadium

It would be great to build a new sports stadium, with facilities for all the track and field events. 400m track etc. It would be great for running clubs and members of the public who want to train during off peak times. It would also benefit from providing schools with a place to hold competitions, […]

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Recycling

Would like to see the recycling centre moved to Lilleyhall, so it doesn’t impact traffic on the A597… A ridiculous place for a recycling centre at the moment!! You can’t get into the town centre on the weekend and bank holidays for people queuing to get into the recycling centre!

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Sport stadium

A decent sports stadium would have been nice as I wonder how long the new build hotel that going up will stay open without the prospect of an influx of patrons due to the stadium that was planned being stopped!

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Beaches

Make our beaches attractive, add parks and areas for families to have a day out. Remove the rubbish and supply a purpose built traveller park in the borough so that the traveller community are not forced to leave around the beaches.

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Investment in Small Businesses

I would like to suggest small grants for businesses in their first 4 years of running. As this is the time when they are more likely to fail. Lots of small businesses are popping up in workington but arent lasting very long due to lack of support which is a shame, as workington is seriously […]

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Sports Facilities

The town is massively behind when it comes to grassroots sports facilities. There is a lack of usable pitches, and the council currently do a terrible job of maintaining them. There are also no municipal changing facilities for teams on a Saturday or Sunday, which puts a lot of young people off. If the three […]

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Hall Park

There should be more investment in the grounds of hall park to attract visitors and locals. There are multiple examples of towns and cities that have vibrant outdoor refreshment and recreation areas next to culturally important sites. If there was a seating/benched area beside the castle, with a stand or bar that sold refreshments and […]

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Workington Environment Park

Workington ‘Environment Park’ Such a park would attract visitors from Keswick and beyond for a day visit and spending at shops and cafes in the town centre could make the town more prosperous. We already have a good structural basis for an Environment Park… We have an attractive rural area on the outskirts of the […]

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A safer town center

Make workington a place where it’s more desirable to shop because of the on going acholhics and junkies that roam the town center more CCTV and police presence to keep them away

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Carnegie Theatre

The Carnegie Theatre is one of the most used buildings in the town. The cafe in the day is always vibrant and the theatre shows cater for all tastes and is often packed to the rafters. Due to the population of the area the theatre suffers when hosting diverse events and really does need financial […]

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Workington Stella Maris Project

A project to restore and preserve Grade II listed Pugin church on English Heritage’s ‘At Risk’ register. Built between 1873 and 1876, it is an untapped resource in an area that has lost much of its heritage. The story of its place in the social and economic history of the wider community is to be […]

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Curwen Hall

Use some of the funds to restore Curwen Hall towards former glory. Use that as a tourist hub to employ locals and encourage tourism. Maybe have a cafe there, again to employ locals and have something nice for visitors to use. Also use some of the money to fix pavements and road surfaces in and […]

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