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 Magazine Winter/Spring 2013-14Current issue - Winter 2013/Spring 2014

In this edition we provide an update on some of our ongoing projects including the Arts Centre, Food City Carlisle, Community Neighbours and Love Where You Live. There are lots of ways for residents to ‘make a difference’ to their communities and we’ve highlighted some local champions.

We have also included lots of information on upcoming events, including the festive programme and a list of diary dates for 2014.

There are four competitions to take part in, including the chance to win a £200 gift card from Marks & Spencer and some Sands Centre pantomime tickets.

I hope you enjoy reading Carlisle Focus and have a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

  • Focus Feature
    A profile of a home grown enterprise, Eva’s Organics Plus how Carlisle is developing into a Food City and how the Best of Carlisle was celebrated as part of Carlisle Pageant
  • Focus on Waste
    An update on the changes to some waste collections Plus find out how you can recycle for Carlisle
  • Get Active
    Take a walk in the park or get on your bike Plus how to sign up for tennis training and the half-term Go4it programme
  • Focus on Carlisle Pageant
    A round-up of the Carlisle Pageant, some diary dates for 2014 and a chance to WIN a £50 Sainsbury’s gift card
  • What’s On
    Our Carlisle events listing, including Tullie House activities and Sands Centre entertainment
  • Festive Times
    A programme of festive events in Carlisle, including a Santa’s Grotto at the Old Town Hall, an international open-air market and a carol parade Plus the chance to WIN tickets for The Sands Centre panto
  • Winter Round-up
    Find out how to access our services over the festive period Plus how to be prepared for an emergency
  • Make a Difference
    How residents are making a difference to their local communities Plus projects that aim to design out crime
  • News in Focus
    News in Focus An update on the improvements to our customer services Plus the chance to WIN a £50 One4all gift card
  • Readers’ Survey
    Your chance to WIN a £200 Marks & Spencer gift card

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