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Wednesday, 03 September 2014

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Late night shopping to return to Cockermouth

Late night shopping will return to Cockermouth after a successful event last year.

Andrew Marshall, who owns Strolling4Shoes on Main Street, set up the late night event with 21 other businesses in the run-up to Christmas last year.

He hopes that more of the town will take part this time around.

The event will be known as The Spirit of Christmas and will take place between 5.30pm and 8pm on Thursday, November 8.

It is hoped shops will offer discounts, wine tastings or other promotions.

It is timed to avoid clashing with events in Workington and Carlisle.

Mr Marshall said: “We want people to make a night of it with all the pubs and restaurants open.

“Cockermouth has been described as the biggest department store in Britain as you can get everything you need in the town.

“If everybody just came and spent £20 to £30 we could all have a very good Christmas trade.”

Traders asked if Christmas lights on trees in Main Street and Market Place could be turned on for the evening.

Cockermouth Town Council agreed on Wednesday to the request by six votes to two.

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