BUSINESS PROPOSAL: Allerdale Council has suggested setting up a new business forum for the Solway coast area north of Allonby, if there is sufficient interest. The group would be chaired by someone in the local business community, with a proposed focus on representing the concerns of firms

It would also provide a networking forum, developing joint initiatives, supporting recovery from Covid-19 and working with other organisations such as ourselves.

A total of £1,000 will be available for the group to help it get established, for example to develop a website and deliver promotional initiatives.