Motoring ahead with travel plans for Millom

Following a recent Town Deal engagement event, thanks have been passed on to the community and businesses of Millom and Haverigg for their involvement and input.

A chance to take a fresh look at plans to make moving around Millom and Haverigg safer and easier took place on Wednesday 6 March and an online consultation continued until Wednesday 20 March.

Officers from Cumberland Council and representatives from the Millom Town Deal Board were on hand during the dedicated drop-in afternoon that looked at proposed changes to Connecting Millom and Haverigg – one of four Millom Town Deal projects.

The event was held at Millom Guide Hall, with residents and those who work in or visit the communities were invited to attend.

David Savage, Chair of Millom Town Deal Board, said:

“It is important that our local communities have their say, and we would like to thank everyone who took the time to attend the public drop-in event or completed the online survey.

“The responses will now be collated, and we will provide updates on the next steps of the scheme when they are available.

“Alongside this work, there will also be some traffic surveys taking place in early April by some specialists working on our behalf. So, you may see people in yellow high vis jackets and clipboards taking photos by the roadside.”

As part of the Connecting Millom and Haverigg project, WSP Ltd has been appointed to undertake a Road Safety Audit in Millom and Haverigg.

This work will involve WSP team members undertaking a site visit and examining the existing highway layout or features where the new highway improvement schemes tie into the existing highway. Wearing high visibility clothing and taking photos by the roadside, members of the WSP Operations and Safety team are expected to be on site to complete the audits during week commencing Monday 8 April 2024.


Millom Town Deal secured £20.6 million from the Government’s Towns Fund in November 2022 with an additional £8.7 million in match funding to help the town and its communities to thrive in the future.

Cumberland Council is now working to deliver each of the Millom Town Deal projects.

Once completed, the Connecting Millom and Haverigg project will make it easier and safer for people to move around Millom and Haverigg on foot, bicycle and by incorporating the needs of those with limited mobility.

Technical experts from WSP UK Ltd and Open Architects are set to further develop the project which will include meeting the standards and requirements of the Department for Transport.

An exciting opportunity to take on the management of a new activity and leisure facility in Millom and Haverigg is also underway.

The provides the chance for potential operators to submit their interest.

In addition to submitting information through Cumberland Council’s online procurement CHEST, potential providers can also email the procurement team direct or send information in the post.

The deadline for responses is 4pm on Friday 29 March 2024.

There are three options for sending completed questionnaire back to Cumberland Council including:


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