A “foreshore champion” is to identify areas which need repair or maintenance near Derwentwater boat landings.
Councillor Peter Terry told a recent town council meeting that the Derwentwater Foreshore Project had raised £3 million in 2005 to bring the area up to scratch.
The work included repairs to surfaces and craftsman-made seating and benches.
Coun Terry said: “The project was well thought through and, when completed, was a credit to the town.
“Unfortunately, since a three-year maintenance programme ended, no further repairs or maintenance seem to have been carried out.”
He said the street furniture was dilapidated and the whole area unkempt.
Coun David Burn said that in 2018 after talks with Allerdale Borough Council and Cumbria County Council, work was carried out on repairs, unblocking gullies and cutting back brambles.
He added: “We do get co-operation from Allerdale and the county – but it is just reactive. What we need is a foreshore champion to flag up the issues.”
Coun Terry said he was happy to take on the responsibility and added: “I will start biting ankles and get repairs moving.”
Coun Sally Lansbury said: “It might be we can get some short-term funding for the foreshore project.”