July 19 Ordinary meeting Agenda

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You are summoned to attend the Ordinary meeting of Egremont Town Council in the SUPPER ROOM of Egremont Market Hall on TUESDAY 16th JULY 2019 at 5.30pm.
Yours faithfully


  1. To receive and record with reasons any apologies for absence
  2. Declarations of Interest on items on the agenda.
  3. Public Participation
    a. County Councillors
  4. Chairperson’s remarks
  5. To consider, approve & sign the minutes of the following:
    Ordinary meeting of Egremont Town Council held on 18th June 2019
  6. To consider & review planning applications
  7. To ratify comments with regards any planning applications received between Town Council meetings
  8. To consider any reports including:
    Finance Personnel Website
    Bowling Green Allotments Dilapidated buildings
    Health & Safety WC Partnership Cumbria in Bloom
    Christmas lights Public Realm
    Cemetery (including monthly inspection report from LH & JL)
    Market Hall (including monthly inspection report from JL)
    Main Street (including monthly inspection report from MM & GC)
  9. To consider & review correspondence
  10. To consider & receive the Clerk’s report
  11. To ratify the following payments which have been made between meetings as per delegated power given to the Clerk
  12. To receive & approve the financial statement at 10th July 2019
  13. To choose a suitable & eligible recipient of the Good Citizen’s Award for 2019
  14. To consider & make a decision re: the estimate to repair the cemetery gates
  15. To consider & make a decision re: the request for sponsorship from the Crab fair committee
  16. Egremont Main Street inspectors for September – to report their findings at the September Town Council meeting –NF & SB
  17. Councillors’ Matters – an opportunity for Councillors to raise minor matters not on this agenda and not for discussion
  18. Items for Inclusion on the next agenda. Please note decisions cannot be made on these items until they are formally included on the agenda.
  19. Approve date of the next meeting – 17th September 2019
  20. Matters to be discussed in private excluding the press & the general public

Please note that planning applications can be viewed half an hour prior to the start of the Town Council meeting or contact the office to arrange and earlier viewing.

Greenmoor road substation gets a make over

The substation at the end of Greenmoor road, Old Smithfield, Egremont has had a make over.

It is part of a new initiative by ElectricNorthwest to beautify existing substation in areas that have had funding shortfall and little new investment.

The work began two months ago when the area around the substation was cleared, dug and had wild flowers planted  and has now as the flowers grow we can see the work was worth it. 

Borough and town councillor Sam Pollen has been working with ElectricNorthwest to bring the area investment and to improve areas that have been looking a bit drab or overgrown. The company has put enough money aside to maintain what has already been done and to plant a new crop of wild flowers each year. The company has plans to do similar works with other substations around Copeland.

Egremont in Bloom: Judging day

Today saw the Cumbria in Bloom judges arrive in Egremont.

Egremont town council has entered the annual awards for the last 4yrs. Previously the town has won a bronze award and last year the town received the Silver gilt award- a fantastic achievement.

Judges Alison Saxby & Jean Airey have many year experience in horticulture and both served the judging panel for many years. They were shown round the town by Chair person Neil Ferguson, Vice Chair Sam Pollen, Town Clerk Geraldine Pritchard and the Cemetery Curator Nelson Shepard. 

This year the theme was Alice in Wonderland.

The main presentation took place in the castle grounds where there is also a sensory garden which is tended by pupils of Bookwell school- who last year also received an award . This year the town council asked Bookwell, Orgill and St. Bridgets schools to plant their own presentations on the Alice theme- Pupils from each school were present to meet the judges and to give details of how much they had enjoyed working on their projects.

Once again the Egremont bowling green committee also took part and wowed the judges with their efforts once more- last year they deservedly received two awards.



The judging also took place at the Egremont youth partnership who also won awards last year – the group met the three teenagers who had helped the town council to rid the town of weeds along with the continuing support of Calderwood house who continue to work wonders in the towns community and once again without who’s help the town would not look as good.

Non of this work would be done and the town would not look as good as it does without the ever present and fantastic work of Egremont town council’s workers- especially the town clerk- Geraldine Pritchard who works tirelessly beyond what is necessary and the cemetery curator-

Nelson Shepard who worked himself almost to death to ensure everything looked so good-they have been aided by Martin from the Lengthsmen team and the rest of the town council employees – Nicola and Lee.

Egremont youth partnership receive much needed funds from Egremont town council

Egremont youth partnership, based in the Core centre situated behind the former Methodist church was given some much needed funds today.

Egremont town council gave the youth centre a £1000 cheque to help fund the partnerships activities and to support their future endeavours.

 Egremont town council’s chair person- Cllr Neil Ferguson congratulated the centre on their work and for their help in solving antisocial behaviour and promoting opportunities for personal development. 

Westlakes academy wins two awards a major school rock challenge dance competition

Two Copeland schools are celebrating after finishing in the top two at the Global Rock Challenge 2019 Northern Premier Final.
West Lakes Academy, in Egremont, finished in first place at the final, held in Grimsby Auditorium, with Whitehaven Academy bagging second.
The two schools beat off some stiff competition to take the accolades with a further seven schools from across West Yorkshire, Hull, South Yorkshire, Cumbria, Aberdeenshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, and Suffolk competing.

West Lakes’ performance was called No good will come from a woman at sea.
And they described it as: It angers the sea Gods to take a woman on board a ship. Some savage pirates ignore this warning and abduct women from a port, tearing a wife from her husband. Once at sea, the curse proves to be true. They panic and throw the women overboard as a sacrifice, but it’s too late. The sea Gods want their vengeance.
Second placed Whitehaven’s performance was entitled The Radium Girls and described as: Radium, The wonder substance; shining bright in the otherwise dark years of the first world war. Hundreds of American women, toiled amidst the glowing dust of radium dialed factories. Their cries of corruption silenced.Inevitable fatalities concealed. With courage and tenacity, can these women prevail in their battle for workers’ rights that will echo for years to come?

West Lakes also won the Yorkshire Builders Federation Award for Performers’ Choice award, plus the Henry Smith Charity Award of Excellence for Stage Crew, and further awards for set design and function, choreography, performance skill, stage use, concept, drama, soundtrack, costuming character, visual enhancement, entertainment and lighting.
Whitehaven Academy also added further awards for choreography, performance skill, stage use, concept, drama, soundtrack, set design and function, costuming character, visual enhancement and entertainment.
St Benedict’s Catholic High School, of Whitehaven, were also at the finals, and came home with eight awards, including the Humberside Police Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge, they were also praised for concept, drama, soundtrack, costuming character, entertainment, lighting and stage crew.

The event at Grimsby attracted a large audience and was supported by a number of special guests and sponsors.
Following the show, Andrew Marr from Andrew Marr International said: “We’ve all enjoyed an absolutely marvellous evening, and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the students and all the schools taking part in this

Town councillors take on the best bowlers

On Thursday Egremont town councillors competed against the best of Egremont bowling team.
Cllr Steven Bell, Chair person Neil Ferguson, Cllr Graham Calvin, Cllr Tom Higgins, Cllr Mike McVeigh, Cllr Sam Pollen and former councillor Jacqui Smith took part against Eg remonts’ finest.
It was a lovely summers evening with temperatures soaring the bowling club chair picked the teams and began proceedings.

The competition was fierce, there were missed shots and missed chances. The beautiful surroundings inspired the best from everyone but by the end there were  no overall winners. Everyone had a lot of fun and enjoyed refreshments at the end.

Anyone interested in joining the club or having a came of bowls membership is £35 a year or just £3 a day. Bowls are available from the club to use, casual attire is welcome.

The club is open from 2pm until 8pm. All ages and abilities are welcome. 




Temporary footpath closure: Egremont


fp cop 1(19) Footpath No. 406008 406012 406013 in the Parish of Egremont – sealed order

Egremont Flood Scheme ttro plan

Please find attached a copy of the above named Order made by this Council and which comes into effect on 24 June 2019.

The works are expected to last for the full 6 months.


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Copeland borough council are reviewing the poling station and districts

Copeland Borough Council have produced the review of Polling Districts and Polling Places.

Egremont South ward – Returning Officer’s Proposals or comments:
Electors allocated to Masonic Hall, Bookwell and St Mary’s Parish Centre to be reviewed.

Moor Row & Bigrigg – Returning Officer’s Proposals or comments:
No changes proposed at this stage.

Further details of the number of electors, current number of postal voters and the current number voting in person can be viewed online on the Council’s website – www.copeland.gov.uk and comments can be submitted by post or by email – elections@copeland.gov.uk
There is also a copy of the review at the Town Council office.