Cockermouth flood recovery co-ordinator will stay on for 12 months
Last updated at 20:05,
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Cockermouth flood recovery co-ordinator will be kept on for another year.
Les Tickner will continue in the role part-time, after 12 months of full-time work. Dr Tickner, who helped Carlisle recover from the 2005 floods, has been working in Cockermouth for the past year, helping businesses in the town centre recover.
Of the 225 businesses that were damaged during the floods, 197 are now trading from their original premises.
Dr Tickner also put together a series of events during the summer to help the town further recover, including the town’s first ever food festival and the Lakes Alive banquet.
Allerdale council was able to use money from the Government’s flood recovery grant to fund Dr Tickner’s role.
First published at
18:52, Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk