Residents and businesses in Millom and Haverigg have been thanked for their support towards future plans in the area.

A chance to take a fresh look at plans to make moving around the two towns safer and easier took place on Wednesday, March 6 and an online consultation continued until Wednesday, March 20.

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Officers from Cumberland Council and representatives from the Millom Town Deal Board were on hand during the dedicated drop-in afternoon that looked at proposed changes to Connecting Millom and Haverigg - one of four Millom Town Deal projects.

The event was held at Millom Guide Hall, with residents and those who work in or visit the communities invited to attend.

David Savage, chair of Millom Town Deal Board, said: “It is important that our local communities have their say, and we would like to thank everyone who took the time to attend the public drop-in event or completed the online survey.

“The responses will now be collated, and we will provide updates on the next steps of the scheme when they are available."

As part of the Connecting Millom and Haverigg project, WSP Ltd has been appointed to undertake a Road Safety Audit in Millom and Haverigg commencing Monday, April 8. 

This work will involve WSP team members undertaking a site visit and examining the existing highway layout or features where the new highway improvement schemes tie into the existing highway. 

Once completed, the Connecting Millom and Haverigg project will make it easier and safer for people to move around Millom and Haverigg on foot, bicycle and by incorporating the needs of those with limited mobility. 

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Millom Town Deal secured £20.6 million from the Government’s Towns Fund in November 2022 with an additional £8.7 million in match funding to help the town and its communities to thrive in the future.