Healthy Town

Cleator Moor Town Deal

The wellbeing of residents in Cleator Moor was at the heart of the decision-making process when the Healthy Town project was developed.

The ambitious scheme will provide the community with a modern, multi-purpose and inclusive sports facility at the Activity Centre. 

Potential enhancements include the creation of sports courts, better gym facilities, a spin studio, group exercise studio and a cafe. 

The project aims to help people of all ages and abilities to access sport and exercise facilities to improve their health and wellbeing, promote social inclusion and change perceptions of Cleator Moor, generating more reasons for people to visit and spend time in the town.

The upgrade is expected to create upwards of 100,000 additional visits to the centre every year and during the construction phase will create 30 temporary jobs.

Cleator Moor Town Deal

It is also hoped that the enhanced leisure and recreation activities will provide a boost to two other Town Deal projects that seek to enhance what the town can offer to existing residents, whilst attracting new people to the area, boosting its economy.

Under the plans, the Activity Centre will deliver a much broader programme of sports, physical activity and wider health and wellbeing services, including skills and training opportunities.


The delivery of skills and employability sessions along with a volunteering programme and academy programmes to help people upskill or prepare for employment also form part of the proposals.


The project also includes accommodation for Copeland Occupational and Social Centre
(COSC) – a day centre for individuals with physical disabilities – within the facility.

Work is underway to move the plans forward in line with the required timescale to ensure a final fully-developed business case is submitted to the Government ahead of the deadline.

Have your say

The projects that form part of the Cleator Moor Town Deal have been decided.

However, there will be occasions on which feedback and the views of residents are sought.

If you would like to make a comment on any aspect of the Cleator Moor Town Deal you may use the form provided.

Email us

towns.fund@copeland.gov.uk