Cumberland Council is calling for public feedback on two key areas of Maryport's regeneration programme - including the renaming of a prominent building.

Residents have been asked to vote on a new moniker for the town's Wave centre, which is set for a large-scale refurbishment.

The possible names, inspired by the historic town and the Wave's future use, have been suggested by school children from across Maryport.

The shortlist of suggestions include; The Maryport Adventure Centre, Maryport Activity Centre, Maryport Adventure Hub, The White Star Centre, and Broadside.

In addition to deciding on a new name, citizens will also have a say on the colour choice for new public realm signage and the emblems to be featured on them.

The proposed emblems include Maryport's iconic lighthouse, Christ Church and a maritime theme.

With three options available, the potential colours have clear visibility in mind utilising contrasting text designed to enhance readability.

The Leader of Cumberland Council, Councillor Mark Fryer, said: “I hope everyone who loves Maryport will take the time to vote.

“We have had a lot of feedback from people who say ‘Wave’ is a misleading name for this building, so I am very pleased that young people from the area have come up with a great list of new suggestions.

“It is a new era for Maryport, with £12.5 million of investment in its buildings, historic harbourside and lovely promenade. This is really making a difference and there are exciting times to come.”

People can complete the survey online at

Alternatively, people can vote in person at Maryport Town Hall, Maryport Library, and the Wave until Friday, December 22.

Voting is open until 5pm on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

Members of the Maryport Regeneration Team will be available to discuss these schemes at the Town Hall, Senhouse Street, on Tuesday, December 12 from 10am to 4pm, and Wednesday, December 13 from 2pm to 7pm.