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| County Council to hit Town Trade with £1.80 an hour
On-street parking charges for Whitehaven have been approved (25/7/14). And it will cost £1.80 an hour to park when the fees, which could have a crippling impact on business, come into play. Members of Cumbria County Councils local committee for Copeland agreed to the proposals. Councillor David Southward, proposed the motion. Lowther Street, Market Place, Queen Street, Duke Street, James Street and Church Street are proposed as locations.
But Allerdale so far escapes the cosh...on July 17 2014 The local
Area Committee for Allerdale voted 8-7 to refuse to implement a planned
£1.40 an hour parking meter plan, first for Keswick then for Cockermouth.
But Labour/LibDem councillors told the meeting this refusal would be overturned
by their ruling Council Executive.
West Cumbria to be 'blessed' with biggest Atomic Power Station in Europe...
Japanese industrial giant Toshiba has formally taken a controlling stake
in NuGen, the consortium behind plans to build three reactors at Moorside,
near Sellafield. The consortium has also reached an agreement of around
£200m to acquire the Moorside site from the Nuclear Decommissioning
Authority (NDA). The development needs massive subsidy support which will
have to be reviewed by EU competition lawyers.
FUN DAY AT RECRE...
Whitehaven Rugby League Community Team are hosting a Charity Family Fun day on the 2nd of August at the Recreation Ground starting with activities from 10am. It will be free entry into the ground on the day.More info...
Get along to Harbourside for Motor Show 2014.
Winner of Ugly Building Award
While it is very good news that Sellafield has heeded repeated calls
from government to relocate office staff away from the site and into Whitehaven,
the design of the new office complex has disappointed many. Hence the
design has won this website's 'Ugly Building' award for 2014 thanks to
its appearance as a cross between Blake's dark satanic mills and a black
felted allotment shed.
Breezy Day at Whitehaven! (December 5 2013)
Sweet Virginia and Whitehaven
Read about Whitehaven's role as the tobacco trading hub for Europe & the links with the early US colonies.
Whitehaven as she was
Fascinating detail in this reproduction from a Gazetteer from 1847....
Nuke Dump for Copeland is back on the Cards
After Cumbria County Council said No, the government has changed the rules and will now let District Councils decide...thus the high level nuclear waste dump plan is again probable for the western Lake District. Government states 12/9/13: "Throughout the revised process being consulted on, communities would be represented by the most local competent authority, (the District Council or unitary authority in England, or relevant equivalent in Wales or Northern Ireland)" The fells east of Sellafield are most likely setting.
Spot the Mineshaft near you!
An interactive map shows the many mine shafts that pepper the area around Whitehaven and Cleator Moor. This information has been extracted from the national coal mining database, held and maintained by the Coal Authority. Go to the interactive map....
And see more on the area's mining...
Cumbria's Slavery Connections
ONE of the first times a black slave was permitted to share a white persons burial plot in England happened in Whitehaven in 1700. And the Whitehaven burial in St Nicholas churchyard, of the slave called Jane, was in defiance of the then law stating that no African could be buried in a churchyard. The burial was that of the slave servant of Mildred Gale, grandmother of the first US president, George Washington. More.....
Setting Sail out of Whitehaven
Before the days of SatNav Whitehaven seamen set out at the mercy of the winds and tides from Whitehaven....many of the ships and their skippers are recorded in this web archive...
How the Queen Mum helped keep rare Slave Goblet in Whitehaven
Find out how Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 2002 made the anonymous gift...
All about Whitehaven's well known clog maker.
Steam at Lowca
Atmospheric video on the footplate of steam shunter working at Lowca....you can almost smell the steam and coal dust!
How a Whitehaven seaman was involved in the famous Mutiny on the Bounty..find out more.
TAKE A STROLL!
Memories of the 2005 Maritime Festival
Queen's Visit 2008
On June 5 2008 Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were cheered by around 10,000 wellwishers along the harbourside. The event marked the 300th anniversary of the grant of the Royal charter for the harbour.
See the actual Royal document in which Queen Anne granted Whitehaven her harbour.
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