A stunning viewpoint in Cockermouth has been restored thanks to a partnership initiative including housing developer and new Choose Cumbria partner Lovell.
Lovell, Allerdale Borough Council, Cockermouth Town Council, Jennings Brewery and Cockermouth Civic Trust have joined forces to install new benches, a wheelchair accessible path, repaired boundary walls and plant over 2,000 daffodils planted on land where the Rivers Cocker and Derwent meet, beneath Cockermouth Castle.
The historical area of the pretty West Cumbrian town is set for further enhancements thanks to a £34,400 award from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The award to the Riversmeet Community Cooperative will see art and a permanent interpretation board installed and events held – all with the aim of allowing people to explore the river’s heritage, ecology and culture in creative and fun ways. The Cooperative will work with local art and heritage groups over the next 12 months to deliver the improvements as part of ‘The Viewpoint’ project.
‘The Viewpoint’ is located near to Lovell’s new development The Laureates, which includes a range of two to five bedroom homes.
Nigel Yates, Lovell's regional managing director, said: “Lovell is committed to creating a lasting legacy in the communities where we build our new homes. The confluence area has historical significance in Cockermouth and we’re proud to have played a part in ensuring it has a future.”
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