Event List

Blood donation session in Egremont

Blood donation session in Egremont.

We are holding a blood donation session at  the Market Hall on 31/05/19, there are still appointments available.

 

Please do share the details of the blood donation session with others through Facebook, your website, newsletters, etc. to help boost appointments and vital stocks.

Help us ensure that patients in our community have the right blood they need, when they need it.
Each unit of blood donated can save up to 3 lives

The full details of the donation session are on the poster attached as an online version (which can be printed as a poster or used on social media)  it could even be emailed to staff, partners and volunteers help improve attendance. 

I hope you can assist us on this matter in raising vital blood stocks.

Moor row Jubilee club receive an award for their dedication

For the last few years Moor Row Jubilee club have worked hard to brighten up Moor Row by installing tubs, planting shrubs and bedding plants to create impressive floral displays within this small village.

Each year the committee work hard to raise funds for their floral provision and it has certainly made Moor Row more visually appealing to residents and visitors alike.

To help the club with their aims to make further improvements, Egremont Town Council’s Chairperson, Neil Ferguson, presented members of the club – John Allonby, Rosalee Baty and Barbara Rennoldson with a cheque for £100 at a recent Town Council Meeting. The members were also congratulated and thanked for their hard work and commitment, which was very much appreciated by all.

The great Cumbria litter pick

The great Cumbria litter pick

On Friday April 26th Egremont community came together to take part in the great Cumbria litter pick.
  It was cold and wet but still many people demonstrated their community spirit and braved the weather.
   The group were joined by local town and borough councillors, members of works4you and Calderwood house.
  Children from Bookwell school, who have attend several of the previous community litter picks attended but the weather meant they couldn’t continue. A special mention must be given to Mr David and  Mrs Christine Collins  who have taken part in many litter picks as well as other community events.


  After a couple of wet hours over 40bags of rubbish and other items were collected leaving the town looking much better despite the drab and wet day. A big thank you to everyone who took part.


The great Cumbria litter pick- Friday 26th April

The great Cumbria litter pick- Friday April 26th

Once again Egremont town council will be participating in the Great Cumbria litter pick.

The event occurs annually and is ran in conjunction with local schools to help spread the initiative and encourage children to take pride in the amazing Cumbrian country side and educate them in looking after their local community.

Egremont town council took part in last years event which was a fantastic day for all involved and the town council have decided to align the community litter pick along side it.

The litter pick will begin at 10am on Friday 26th April. All primary and secondary schools in the area have been invited to take part/ Feel free to come along- all ages and capabilities are welcome.

Litter pickers, Gloves, bags and vests will be available so please come along and help to keep our lovely community clean and looking amazing

Appeal flor Floral Donations

Appeal flor Floral Donations

Egremont Town Council will again be entering our town into the RHS Cumbria in Bloom competition and following on from the success of 2018 when we won a Silver-Gilt award – this year, we are aiming for Gold

Included in our entry will be Egremont Castle which already has the wonderfully planted sensory garden (tended to by Bookwell School children) but also three new flower beds which will be planted up and maintained by the three local primary schools in Egremont – St Bridget’s, Orgill & Bookwell and this will enhance the grounds whilst at the same time, encourage & teach the children about horticulture & the local history.

Some residents will remember when our Castle was awash with colour and was a sight to behold but alas due to a number of factors, the Castle is not what it used to be however Egremont Town Council want to change this and to start the ball rolling, we are asking if any members of the public would be willing to donate a plant/shrub for the entrance bed – preferably perennials to provide a long lasting colourful display throughout the summer. This is sure to make a wonderful gateway to our Castle leading the way to the other flower beds & surrounding areas.

Along with the assistance of our lengthsman, Councillors & staff hope to commence planting at the end of May so people are asked to drop off their plants into the Town Council office any time throughout May – Monday to Friday between 9am – 1pm. You can also deposit them with our curator at Egremont Cemetery.

Egremont Town Council is very proud of its heritage and with the help of annual funding from Lord Egremont (which allows for our lengthsman to maintain the Castle grounds) and the public’s generosity, we hope to help restore our Castle back to its former glory – after all, there are not many towns who can boast of having their own Castle and it is something that should be celebrated.

Egremont bowling club given a help by Egremont town council

Egremont Bowling Green

Egremont Town Council owns the Bowling Green pavilion which sits on Copeland Borough Council’s land for which the Town Council pays an annual rent. The Bowling Green itself, which is available for all the public to use, is managed by the committee of Egremont Town Bowling Club. Last year, thanks to the hard work and commitment of the committee, the green had a total makeover and people can go and sit in the grounds and appreciate the work that has been carried out. It is a great pastime for young and old alike and everyone is more than welcome to visit and have a go.

In 2018 Egremont Town Bowling Green entered the RHS Cumbria in Bloom competition under the category of Visitor Attraction and successfully achieved a Silver Gilt award. As a result of this accomplishment, Egremont Town Council is supporting the committee in this year’s entry by making a donation towards the floral displays and £100 was presented to Mr Alan Hall and Mr Ken Amor by the Town Council Chairperson – Neil Ferguson at the recent Town Council Meeting held on Tuesday 19th March

The Bowling Green is sited on Howbank Road and everyone is more than welcome to pop in & have a chat to any of the committee members, they are a friendly bunch and encourage anyone to call in – even if it is to just sit and watch a match being played.

The opening day of the season will be Saturday 6th April 2019, starting at 1.00pm (weather permitting) so why not take a look at what is right on your doorstep and at the same time, enjoy some gentle exercise

Egremont town council help Ms Cumbria finalist Brooke to raise money for the children’s charity called Variety

At the recent Egremont Town Council meeting, Town Council Chairperson Neil Ferguson presented a cheque for £100 to Brooke Drummond on behalf of the children’s charity – Variety.

As a Miss Cumbria finalist, Brooke, who lives in Egremont, chose Variety as her charity of choice as they help those who are disadvantaged or disabled by organising day trips or helping with equipment that is needed and this has benefitted families in Egremont parish.

In 2018 Brooke managed to raise £800 for Variety, this year her goal was to raise £1,000 & she has undertaken a number of challenges to do so including a cake sale, bag packing in local supermarkets, hosting a charity costume ball & raffles and along with the financial support from Egremont Town Council, she announced that she had reached her target with an overall total of £1,065.

Brooke was congratulated by Councillors & it was agreed that she is a true inspiration to other young people.

Brooke thanked Councillors for their generous donation & she stated that she will continue to help fundraise for other charities as well as her volunteering for Age UK.

Community Alcohol Partnership to be launched in Egremont

Community Alcohol Partnership to be launched in Egremont

A COMMUNITY Alcohol Partnership (CAP) will be launched in Egremont this week to help tackle underage drinking and anti-social behaviour.

Officers from Cumbria Constabulary conducted surveys with the residents of Egremont, in particular in the area of the skate park, and it was established that there was a problem with underage drinking in the area.

CAPs are made up of partnerships between local authorities, police, schools, retailers, neighbourhood groups and health providers, working together to empower communities to tackle alcohol-related harm to young people and improve the quality of life for residents. They aim to reduce the sale of alcohol to young people, advise them on the dangers of drinking and provide alcohol-free activities through youth services and local charities.

Across the country, more than 160 CAPs have had outstanding impacts on local crime, anti-social behaviour, litter, feelings of safety and reductions in underage purchasing of alcohol.    

The Copeland CAP will bring together a wide range of stakeholders, including Copeland Borough Council, Cumbria County Council and health providers.

The formal launch will take place at Egremont Youth Club Chapel Street on April 18 at 6pm. The event will also be used to highlight the excellent work that is completed by the Egremont Youth Partnership.

Sgt David Slattery, of Cumbria Police, said “There is growing concern about the levels of underage drinking in Egremont among local residents, councillors and retailers, so I am delighted to announce the introduction of the Copeland CAP to tackle alcohol-related harm in the area.

“Drinking alcohol at a young age brings serious risks to children’s health and development and puts them in danger of both physical and social harm. They are far more likely to injure themselves or someone else, engage in unsafe sex, fail to reach their potential at school and engage in anti-social behaviour. We are committed to making a positive difference to their lives and to our local community.”

Louise Coid, Copeland Hub Manager, said: “Copeland Borough Council are delighted to work with other partner agencies through the Copeland Hub in delivering this CAP in the Egremont area, which has seen an increase in the numbers of underage drinking and related anti-social behaviour. 

“The police and local authorities are working with West Lakes Academy, Egremont Youth Partnership, local retailers, licensed premises and the local community to address these issues.”

CAP Chair Derek Lewis said: “I am delighted to see the launch of a CAP in Copeland. Community Alcohol Partnerships are a tried and tested way of driving down underage drinking and creating better, safer and friendlier neighbourhoods.

“They offer a great opportunity to make a real and lasting difference to our nation’s relationship with alcohol, starting with the current generation of young people.”