Changes to this Friday’s Farmer’s market

The Farmers market this  Friday 20th March is till to go ahead with a smaller version than normal.

Locally produced goods will be on sale.
We are keen to support our local Cumbrian producers at this difficult time, and hope customers will come and support them too.
There will be no refreshments provided for customers- this is in order to reduce social interactions and the chance of spreading covid19.
Hand washing facilities will be available in the entrance to the hall and we ask that at all customers use them.
Stall holders will observe strict hygiene.
Market will start at 9.30am and will close earlier than usual at 12.00 noon.
Stall holders who are able to attend are:-


Shaw Meats
Creative Seafoods, Local Fish Delivery,
Kick-Ass Cheese,
Mrs.Baker’s Bakes,
Pie Demand,
Helens Herbs,
Fair trade foods,
Felted and Fleece, and Hillgreen Design.


If you  want to order anything please contact Helen 07901790734 or the businesses direct. They will be happy to deliver.

Urgent: notice of withdrawal of REAYS 20/21 services

 Reays bus and coach company have issued notice that due to the loss of contracts at Sellafield, they will no longer be able to provide their Service 20 and 21 in the Whitehaven area, and these services will therefore be withdrawn from 28 March.

The majority of these routes are covered by other services, the one exception being the diversion of the 20 service to serve Moor Row village, which will no longer have a direct bus service.

De Lucy centre cafe’ relaunch: open for business

Today AgeUk held a relaunch of the De Lucy Community café.

The cafe’ had to be closed late last year due to our charity’s internal structural alterations.

The open day was well received and attended- many people from the local community as well as town and borough councillors were present.

The café’ will be open Mon – Fri from 9am -3pm

tea, coffee, biscuits, cakes, crisps and other soft drinks will be available.

Free Wi-Fi is available and you can still access the computer room to learn computing skills

The cafe’ and centre is a friendly sociable place offering a social atmosphere and is open to everyone of all ages and can even accommodate parents with children.

  The café also welcomes community groups who would like to hold informal meetings over a coffee.

So please come along and enjoy and cake and a good crack