Cockermouth's Shop Front Heritage Scheme
The scheme in Cockermouth was launched to encourage the replacement of poorly designed shopfronts with ones more in-keeping with the area's heritage and cultural identity. A steering group was set up to help clarify this identity and start the 'recovery' of shopfronts in the town centre. A design guide was developed and the Cockermouth Shopfront Heritage Grant Scheme was initiated ad overseen by a steering group comprising of public, private and voluntary sector community members.
Over thirty properties have now been restored to former glories and the vision has been fully embraced by the local business community.