aldiSupermarket chain Aldi has affirmed that it will build a store in Maryport. A spokeswomen for the German supermarket said it was taking a gander at the town as an area for another store. She denied gossip that there was arrangements to assume control over the town’s Co-operation store on Curzon Street and added that that no arrangements for the market had been formalized.

At present, the town’s only grocery store is the Co-operation. Lidl wants to construct its biggest store in the country close to Milltoft. Debbie Wright, chairwomen of the Love Maryport group, said she respected any interest in Maryport. She said: “Any new business in the town must be great, particularly in the event that it succeeds in inspiring people to shop locally. Right now we lose a great deal of trade to Workington, for occasion.

“The main thing I would say is that if Aldi came we would trust that we could work with it, as we are attempting to do with Lidl, to guarantee that Maryport by and large would profit by the new supermarket store.”   She said the town team had been in dialogue with Lidl since it reported arrangements to construct in Maryport to discover ways that people shopping there could be supported into whatever is left of the town.

Allerdale Investment Partnership, which was shaped a year ago by Allerdale Council and Lucent Strategic Land Fund to market surplus council land for advancement, facilitated an arrangement for Lidl to go to the town.