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Improvements in Copeland Continue Under New £159,000 Scheme

Thanks to a £159,000 government-funded scheme, improvements such as new seating areas and an impressive new mural in Egremont are underway.

So far, the Welcome Back funding has already delivered new outdoor seating in many towns and villages, promotional videos of the area, litter picking kits for all communities, and colourful tourist maps.


  • The gazebo in Whitehaven's Market Place has been fully repainted

  • Work has begun on painting lamp posts in Millom town centre

  • Sixteen new benches will be delivered around the borough, either replacing old ones or creating new seating areas

  • The bandstand in Castle Park, Whitehaven, is being repainted

Work on the new mural on the wall of the DeMounters building in Egremont is also underway.

The mural will depict local scenes and traditions, and the small piece of land alongside it will be improved.

Copeland Mayor, Mike Starkie, said: "These improvements are happening across the borough. They are making a difference to the way our places look and feel, both for those of us who live here and for those who visit. Small changes are a real factor in us all being able to feel a 'Pride of Place' for Copeland."

The Welcome Back scheme aims to boost the look and feel of high streets and seaside towns and help councils prepare for the safe return of shoppers and tourists post-covid.

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