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Distington is in the north of Copeland, situated between the towns of Workington and Whitehaven. Distington is a large village with a mix of social and private houses. There is a doctor’s surgery, a primary school, a post office, two churches, a pub, a small selection of shops, takeaways and five community buildings, including a library.

Distington Big Local's vision is to secure positive improvements for Distington and its people by co-operation in a wide range of activities and projects that offer opportunities to develop skills, build community pride and raise aspirations.

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