Council Responsibilities

Maryport Town Council is a small local authority consisting of 17 elected Councillors who are elected every four years. The councillors are all unpaid volunteers who operate on a non-party political basis.

The council employs a Town Clerk to carry out administrative duties and provide a contact person for the public, through the Council offices, which are located in the Town Hall on Senhouse Street.

The town council has a number of formal duties, defined by various acts of parliament including the Local Government Act (1972) and various Public Health acts. In practice, the Town council looks after many things in Maryport that improve the facilities and environment for its residents and businesses. Maryport Town Council has a wide range of duties and responsibilities, many of them regarding the general upkeep of the town's amenities and the representation of the town and its residents at higher levels of local government.

Town and Parish Councils are the closest level of Local Government to the people and as such can involve themselves to a greater level with the community as a whole than higher tiers in the Local Government structure.

Parish or Town Councillor are better placed to listen to and understand the views of people in their community. Many public bodies and organisations acknowledge this is the hardest information for them to capture and they in turn use the skills and local knowledge of the parish or town council for advice to assist and inform their services.

The Council and Counselors are bound by the following codes, regulations and orders.


The council is responsible for providing and maintaining allotments in the following locations:

  • Church Street, Maryport
  • Gavel Street, Maryport
  • Sandy Lonning, Maryport
  • Flimby

If you are interested in registering for an allotment you can download the Allotment Application Form Here, and the Allotment Tenancy Agreement can be viewed Here.

Bus Shelters

The council is responsible for the provision and maintenance of bus shelters.

Coke Ovens

The council is responsible for the provision and maintenance of coke oven amenity sites.

Statues & Memorials

The council is responsible for the provision and maintenance of the Fishy Tales Statue in Shipping Brow, Maryport.

Christmas Lighting

The council is responsible for the provision and maintenance of the Christmas Lights in Maryport.

Environmental Improvements

The council provides financial support for environmental improvements to areas within the council boundaries.

Grants & Donations

The council provides annual financial support for a number of organisations, including the Festival Group and Maryport Harbour.It also offers financial support for the promotion of Maryport as well as for the Parcs Scheme. In addition to this the council offers ad-hoc support for other worthy organisations.

Remembrance Day

The council is responsible for the organisation and smooth running of the annual Remembrance Day commemoration.

Community Support

The council offers Mayoral attendance and support for organisations and events across the council area.

All Other Services

For all other services please contact Allerdale Borough Council on 01900 702702 or via their website.