Wordsworth House, the birthplace of England's greatest poet and the twon's main tourist attraction, was damaged by the floods
Trust private enterprise to take the initiative - this travel agency was open for business in new premises the day after the flood
Message on a "tree of hope" in Market Place
Meanwhile the local authority has been reported in the local press as:
- Objecting to the construction of an emergency Tesco supermarket on the north side of the river in Workington to help local people who have a 25 mile detour to reach existing supermarkets on the south side, because planning procedures had not been followed.
- Delaying the construction of new road bridges by insisting that bureaucratic procurement procedures be followed, despite the fact that construction companies could build a new bridge "in weeks."
- Penny-pinching over the cost of extra school buses needed to take schoolchildren isolated on the north of the river to their schools in the south.
- Re-painting the yellow lines to show parking restrictions on the still closed to traffic Cockermouth streets.