Hello to all, Egremont’s Christmas lights will be switched on this Sunday. However there won’t be an event as the amenities group that ran the event no longer exists. However a new group is forming and are looking to secure some funding and are hoping to be able hold a switch on event next year. further details will be forthcoming in the new year
Egremont town council are sad to announce the news that Cllr Wilf Sibson has also resigned.
Wilf served on the council for over 10yrs and has been a great asset to the town council and the fact that he had his own business meant he could offer opinions different than most on the council and knowledge that directed the council and help the parish constituents.
All town councillors and staff wish him well for the future and thank him for all he has helped to do on the town council.
Egremont Town Council is extremely proud to support the following groups who were recently presented with a financial donation at their monthly council meeting.
Adrian Cozens from North Lakes Foodbank was presented with a cheque for £3,000 to go towards the cost of providing a Citizen’s Advice worker to attend the Egremont branch of the Foodbank every Tuesday & Friday from 1 – 3pm. This is an invaluable service for residents in need and helps them find assistance in times of crisis.
A cheque for £250 was then presented to Helen Shipton-Smith of Egremont Fair Trade Town Campaign to pay towards the cost of running the micro bus which picks up people from remote areas and brings them to the Farmers Market but time is allowed for them to do their shopping in town so the local businesses also benefit. The Farmers Market is held in Egremont Market Hall every 3rd Friday of the month between 9am – 1pm and it offers a wide range of food, crafts and much more.
Finally, a donation of £50 was presented to Andrew Chestney and Margaret Coiles on behalf of Age UK based in the De Lucy Centre to enable them to create a seating area and more plants in the community garden at the rear of the building and which is available for the public to use. For more information, please contact the De Lucy Centre on 828100.
An Egremont & District standard bearer was selected to represent the county of Cumberland & Westmorland at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday night. Gareth Edwards travelled to the event with Kevin Rishworth – Egremont & District branch chairman, so that they could share the driving and drive through the night to get back in time for the parade in Egremont on Sunday. Gareth said: “It was a moving and humbling experience, it was an absolute privilege and a real honour to ensure the county and the town of Egremont was represented and in front of the Queen, who is our commander-in-chief.”
They both made it back in time for the Egremont parade and wreath laying service at Moor Row, which were both well attended. The branch were delighted with one generous donation, from 11 year old Lily-Mae Dunn, who saved her snack and pocket money up and donated £23 to the poppy appeal. Gareth said: “She did it as a surprise last year as well, then rang dad to say she wanted to donate again this year. It’s absolutely magic. It’s a wonderful act of selflessness by saving up her money. It shows the youth of today are remembering and do care.”
The Lad Barber at Egremont also joined in with the remembrance events with a fantastic display in the shop window depicting a remembrance theme and on November 11 they offered free haircuts to veterans and if veterans refused the offer, Kelly Ann Kirkbride and owner Gary Somerville said they would donate money to the Royal British Legion.
Egremont town council is saddened by the news that former deputy Mayor & former Egremont town council chairperson Lena Hogg has resigned as a town councillor
Cllr Hogg had been a Borough councillor and Deputy mayor of the Borough council as a chairperson of Egremont town council and mayor and had served the community as a councillor for over 10yrs.
All the current and former town councillors who have served time as town and also borough councillors have been lucky to work along side Lena and have the highest respect for her. She was always looking to help everyone and help to improve the town and our community.
Lena brought hard work and dedication to her role as a councillor and always did her best within the community. She will be much missed on the council Egremont town council would like to extend our gratitude for her help and guidance, diligence and patience and to wish her good luck and best wishes.
Egremont Town Council held a Community Litter Pick on the morning of Friday 8th November.
As it was such a lovely sunny morning there was a fantastic turn out for the event with volunteers from Bookwell and St. Bridget’s Primary schools, Egremont Youth Partnership, Eg Flood, Home Group as well as Copeland and Town Councillors and as a result in excess of 20 bags of rubbish were collected.
If you would like to take part in our next community litter pick or if you would wish to organise your own then please contact the town council office 01946820254