Carlisle Focus

Carlisle Focus is the City Council’s residents magazine and includes information about City Council services, local events and partnership initiatives. Every edition also includes a local events listing, council meeting dates, city councillor contact details and Customer Contact Centre opening times and contact details.

In 2007, Carlisle Focus won the Silver Award for "Best Newspaper or Magazine", Chartered Institute of Public Relations (North West) and was a finalist for "Magazine of the Year" at the British Association of Communicators in Business (Northern Region).

Carlisle Focus Residents' MagazineCurrent issue - Summer/Autumn 2014

This edition is packed full of news, activities and events for summer and autumn. We have included lots of information on upcoming events, including the Carlisle Pageant and Armed Forces Day. There are also some other dates for your diary.

Work is now underway on the redevelopment of the Old Fire Station into an arts centre. As part of a pilot period, it was the venue for comedy nights, arts exhibitions and community arts groups. In our Focus Feature we profile the arts centre’s resident photographer, Chris Mullen.

We have also featured information on the Eden Valley Hospice Garden of Memories and other developments in Bitts Park, including the new open-air Ice Rink and Urban Adventure High Rope Centre.

There is also advice on food hygiene, hate crime reporting and how to access educational funding.

  • Focus Feature
    A profile of local photographer Chris Mullen Plus information on the Old Fire Station Arts Centre
  • Green Spaces
    Find out about the improvements at Talkin Tarn Plus find out about the Eden Valley Hospice Garden of Memories
  • Focus on Community
    How local students can apply for educational grants Plus advice on how and where to report a hate crime
  • Eventful Year
    A round-up of this year’s events, including the Carlisle Pageant, Armed Forces Day plus some other dates for your diary
  • What’s On
    Our Carlisle events listing, including Tullie House activities and Sands Centre entertainment
  • News in Focus
    Find out about the Carlisle Access Group and the new open-air activities in Bitts Park Plus the chance to WIN £1,000 if you sign up to our online services
  • Summer of Sport
    Information on how to get active this summer Plus how to sign up to a Sky Ride Local cycling event
  • Focus on Healthy Food
    Food hygiene advice and how to check out food ratings Plus information on the Fair Food Direct scheme
  • Focus on Services
    An update on our budget savings Plus the new changes to electoral registration
  • Readers’ Survey
    Your chance to WIN a £200 gift card for Debenhams

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