Egremont has been named the best market town to live and work in by the Royal Mail

Egremont has been named

the best market town to

live and work in by the Royal Mail

According to a new study market towns offer a good work-life balance because of affordable homes, good schools and low numbers of people working long hours.
Royal Mail drew up a list of the best market towns to live and work in across the UK.
Egremont was named best in England, Langholm in Scotland, Denbigh in Wales and Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland.

A Royal Mail spokesman said “This new study demonstrates the breadth of market towns providing attractive places for people across the UK to live and work in.



“For people who value a good work-life balance, there are plenty of market towns to choose from.”

The findings were based on average earnings, house prices, access to services, crime figures, skill level of the local population and unemployment figures.

Removal of the weir at Ennerdale mill, Egremont

Removal of the weir at Ennerdale mill

 to let you know the work on the removal of Ennerdale Mill Weir has started and access to the site is not allowed for health and safety reasons.

The footpath from the allotments along the river is still open but fenced off from the work site (the work site can however still be easily seen from the footpath or the opposite bank).

Site visits can be arranged to the site by the site manager although the correct PPE will need to be warn and a site induction given. If anyone would like further information or to book a site tour (these will be arranged in small groups) please contact myself or Luke Bryant (cc’d).

Kind regards,


Jodie Mills,
West Cumbria Rivers Trust,
32 Lake Road,
CA12 5DQ.

017687 75429
07931 939768

Fly-tipping on Briscoe road

Fly-tipping on Briscoe road

Today it has been brought to the attention of Egremont town council that there has been a lot of fly-tipping – especially on Briscoe road on the way down towards the bridge and the bottom of the hill.

We would like to remind all residents that fly-tipping is an offence and the perpetrators can be prosecuted and be heavily fined.

If you see person fly-tipping please ring the police -101 and also inform the council -01946820254.

Thank you

Copeland borough council apprenticeships up for grabs

Copeland borough council

apprenticeships up for grabs

Copeland borough council are delighted to announce that applications are now open for six Modern Apprenticeships here at Copeland Council.
This is a great opportunity to join a forward-thinking team at an exciting time for the council – and the borough.
To view details of the apprenticeships we have to offer – and to apply – visit…/apprenticeships-open-applicat…

Calderwood house residents work to rid the main street of weeds

Calderwood house residents work to 

rid the main street of weeds


Calderwood staff and residents have come up trumps again and have been cleaning up the Main Street by removing the weeds along the buildings, footpath and under the trees and I am sure everyone will agree what a difference it makes.

Hopefully now that this work has been done, the businesses and residents themselves can continue to keep the frontage and the footpath looking tidy to enhance the look of our town.

Egremont Town Council has purchased extra flower planters and these are looking lovely and full of bright colours and along with the other planters and baskets, the town is looking really good.

Egremont will be judged by the Cumbria in Bloom judges on Monday 9th July and we hope to see businesses and residents put up some of their own floral displays whether it be a basket, planter or even an indoor floral display, it all helps to show the judges and our community that we care about our town and our aim to improve it.

Calderwood however deserve a special thanks for all the work they do in our community, they are very helpful, willing and proud to do this community work and we hope that our parishioners also appreciate what they do.

This year, Egremont Town Council has agreed to take part in the Great Cumbrian Litter Pick on Friday 6th July 10am – 12noon meeting outside the Market Hall, it’s a community event and if anyone has a spare half hour, any help would be appreciated in cleaning up our town.

Town coucil’s Nelson Sheperd attends Copeland borough council’s master masonry course

Town coucil’s Nelson Sheperd

attends Copeland borough council’s

master masonry course

Copeland Borough Council under their THI , Townscape Heritage Initiative Funded a course, workshop on Master Masonary ,held at Muncaster Castle, in that we have the two Chapels in Egremont cemetery that need extensive work on we asked Nelson if he would go along, of course he said,” Yes” the Gentleman with the Hat is Brendan Teasdale, Master Mason, Nelson Shepherd with David Saxon who owns Moresby Hall and always doing something work wise on the Hall thought it was agood idea pickup a few tips for his lovely buildings needs, several others took part which will show later.Went along myself and found it very interesting, Thanks Peter Frost Pennington for venue, fantastic. The three young men are Apprentice Masons/Stoneworks etc at Muncaster, Millom lads, being, Ethan Stewart, Alex Peel and Daniel Armstrong. All said well worth doing the course and really enjoyed it.