Copeland borough council asks
what are your local priorities?
On Thursday November 15th Copeland borough council launched this years budget consultation for 2019/20.
All councils have had significant reductions made to their operating budgets and have to find even more saving s over the next fiscal year. The borough council has to find £500,000 worth of saving s whilst still performing their duties.
Please look at the consultation and return it to the council so they know where you would prioritise borough council expenditure
Ask for Angela
Bars and pubs across the county have signed up to the Ask for Angela safety initiative.
This is a simple code word campaign for people feeling unsafe when on a date. It encourages people to discreetly ask for help by going to the bar and Ask for Angela – a phrase aimed at alerting staff for help so they can defuse a situation.
Once alerted, the person is taken aside or to a safe location so they can speak in confidence about what help they may need. Staff can then call a taxi, contact their friends or family or direct the individual out of the venue via an alternative exit.
More information available here: https://goo.gl/2Y54xz
Moor row road safety improvements
still a chance to have your say
The Scalegill road speed ramps consultation will soon be ending.
Cumbria county council launched the Moor row road safety – Scalegill road speed ramps was launched on Monday October 22nd.
The plans are to have several speed humps installed along the full stretch of Scalegill road to help slow traffic as they enter or exit the village– especially as traffic passes Moor row school.
The consultation is soon to end so if you haven’t committed your opinions please do so by Saturday November 17th.
The fantastic mural
wonderful new addition
Moor row has a wonderful new addition- this wonderful new mural.
It is situated on the gable end wall of the Emmanuel Church/ Phoenix youth centre. It is the work The Colourful north Cic. It was commissioned as part of the Armistice centenary and it is thanks to Moor rows’ own residents who funded the project. The names of all residents who fought in the great war are listed there too
Egremont town council would like to thank all who helped to create or find the funs to create this fantastic memorial.
If any parish residents have not had a chance seeing the wonderful mural please make your way to Moor Row and have a look.
Egremont Amenity group
help Egremont mark
the Armistice commemorations
The Armistice centenary is upon us- Sunday 11th November will see the whole country come together to honour the fallen and the brave who have fought for the country in the past, the present and into the future.
Egremont parish is lucky to have a group of citizens who work quietly in the background known as the Egremont Amenity Committee.
The group was formed 7yrs ago to help make the parish Christmas lights and celebrations better and modern
The group comprises former borough, town and mayor Margaret Woodburn, Doreen Platt, the town council’s clerk Geraldine Pritchard, former Borough, town and mayor Elaine Woodburn MBE , Borough and town councillor Sam Pollen and former town councillor Gareth Stringer.
Egremont town council work closely with the group when needed, when the Committee came up with the idea of combining the Christmas Tree with the 100year memorial service the town council decided to give the group support and gave the council employees time to help- especially Cemetery curator Nelson Sheperd. The group were also aided by Calderwood house- without who’s help the poppy cascade would not have come together. There are placards of the groups involved which give details of those who helped- help which is much appreciated.
We would like to also like to thank Elizabeth at the Beacon, Whitehaven Cadets and everyone else who has helped create this Remembrance tribute. I think you would say it was definitely been worth the effort.
Egremont town council receive
a donation from the
Whitehaven rotary club
Egremont Town Council this week received a fantastic donation from White haven rotary club. The donation is to aid the town council with next years entry into Cumbria in bloom.
Egremont town council would like to thank Whitehaven Rotary Club for their kind donation of 1000 crocus croms which will be planted in and around Egremont.
The council performed fantastically in the awards and we are hoping to do even better next year.
Work begins on
Egremont’s £8m flood defences
Great news, the first exploratory works for the planned £8m flood defence works have started.
The full works are due to begin in April 2019 and will take 18months to complete.
Both the Skirting and Whangs becks will be worked on , new holding areas and pipe works are to be fitted.
Damage to Egremont war memorial
It has been brought to the attention of Egremont town council that the lettering on Egremont’s war memorial has started to come away.
This is quite worrying, especially as the 100th anniversary of the great war is just two weeks away.
Egremont town council will be repairing the damage as soon as possible, however we would like to say that the damage was not caused by the Town council- unfortunately after assessment it is not fully known what has caused the damage. The town council would like to thank the cleaning works performed by local groups especially Egremont scouts group who over the years as the memorial would not look as good as it does without their help.
The repair will cost the council over a thousand pounds, money the council doesn’t have freely available.
Please remember if any group or individual other than the local groups that help to look after the memorial want to clean the memorial or repair or look after any of the Town or villages monuments, pathways or furniture please ask the town council for permission first. Thank you.