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Sunday, 26 October 2014

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Cash boost for Carnegie Theatre in Workington

Workington's Carnegie Theatre has had a £196,000 boost to help carry out a refurbishment.

The Finkle Street theatre has been given a £96,000 grant from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust and £100,000 of funding from Allerdale council.

This will go towards new roofing, windows, masonry repairs, fire regulation requirements, seating and internal redecoration. Work is due to start soon.

Barbara Cannon, deputy council leader, said: “It is great news that we have received confirmation of that funding.

“We promised in our council plan that we would invest in the Carnegie Theatre over the next year.

“We are committed to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to access affordable art activities.”

Have your say

Great to hear that teh Council have delivered on this promise and that the Carnegie will be brought a little more up to date. What is awfull about this is that it was allowed to get into this condition in the first place, as with Curwen Hall things should be doen from the start rather than waiting and then saying well it will cost hundreds of thousands of pounds to put right, spend the hundreds of pounds in the first place and keep them in good order.

Posted by Mark on 19 March 2012 at 15:16

It is good to hear that at last there is some possative news to help keep the Carnegie going, but what a shame the regular maintanance is not done to stop things getting into such a state, so Allerdale Council take note and stop letting the public buildings go into dissrepaire. posted by Alex C.

Posted by Alex Craig on 18 March 2012 at 15:52

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