TOWN councillors agreed to support this year's Cockermouth Live - and will look into increasing their support in future years.

The town council was contacted by chairman Bob Pritchard, who said: "The number of venues has expanded and now includes Cockermouth Castle and The Hub."

The council agreed to give a grant of £500 towards the event, which takes place from June 28 to 30.

Councillor Andrew Semple said: "I have played at Cockermouth Live! for the past four or five years. It's a great event and brilliant that the town council supports it."

Councillor Richard Watson said: "Can we increase this modest amount?"

It was decided to look into doing that when the next budget is drawn up.