Event List

Come and have your say on the proposed Orgill flood alleviation plan

Come along and have your say

on the proposed

Orgill flood alleviation plan

On Tuesday January 15th the Environment agency unveil the final proposed flood alleviation plan that will begin in April 2019.

Full details will be given about what is to be complete, timescales and how it will affect the local people.

The even takes place in the Falcon club and begins at 14:30hrs and ends at 1900hrs. All local residents are invited to the event. Please come along.

Help for the homeless over the festive period

Help for the homeless

over the festive period

COPELAND Borough Council is urging residents who are at risk of becoming homeless over the Christmas period to get in touch.

Early intervention is key for those at risk of homelessness with council staff able to provide the help and support needed to prevent residents becoming homeless.

Since April 2018 the Council’s housing team has prevented 58 households from losing their homes and has secured permanent accommodation for 82 residents who were homeless.  The team has also provided temporary accommodation for 26 households. 

Public authorities are also being reminded of their duty to refer service users who they think may be homeless or threatened with homelessness to local authority housing options teams.

The council works with many different groups, individuals and partners in a variety of ways because the causes of homelessness are so wide-ranging. Many people become homeless due to a relationship breakdown with their co-habiting partners.

One of the main reasons for under-24s becoming homeless is being asked to leave the family home by parents who can no longer cope, so the council mediates with the parents, offering specialist support. It also encourages parents to allow young people at risk of becoming homeless to stay at home whilst back-up support is given to help them all to work on the relationship breakdown.

Another reason for potential homelessness is that people are facing eviction and so the council works with landlords to negotiate tenancy breaches, such as high levels of rent arrears, and to put payment plans in place.

It also assists people to access the practical help and support they need to manage their tenancies better, for example, debt management.

We urge anyone who thinks they may become homeless to get in touch as soon as possible on 01900 598300 or by emailing info@copeland.gov.uk.”

The Council’s housing team provides 24-hour advice and support over the Christmas period for emergency cases of homelessness.

The offices will be closed from 1pm on December 24 until 9am on January 2. To contact the housing team in cases of emergency during this time call 01900 598300 and press option two.


Bigrigg’s silent soldier has gone missing

Bigrigg’s silent soldier has gone missing

The Silent soldier that was place at the entrance to Bigrigg missing, it is thought to have been stolen.

The soldiers have been placed all over Copeland by both Copeland borough council and town parish councils to mark the centenary of the great war.

It is a great shame that someone or persons have decided to remove the soldier.

If you or anyone you know has any knowledge of where the silent soldier has gone please phone the Egremont town council on 019468202540 or email- egremontmarkethall@outlook.com

A very big thank you to Cllr Leigh Mossop

All the staff and councillors

of Egremont town council

send a very big thank you

to Cllr Leigh Mossop

Cllr Leigh Mossop joined the council in September 2015 and served the parish with great distinction and great diligence unfortunately ill health has forced him to resign from his position.

All members of Egremont town council would like say a really big thank you to Cllr Leigh Mossop for all his hard work and dedication over the last three years and wishing him well for the future.

Councillor position available- Egremont town council

Councillor position available

Egremont town council


There is a position available within Egremont town council for a new councillor.

If you wish to apply for the role as a Egremont town councillor please email the town council clerk at – egremontmarkethall@outlook.com or phone us on 01946820254

or make and appointment at:

Egremont Town Council
Market Hall Offices
Market St
Cumbria CA22 2DF

Rules -5(5) & 5(6) of the local rules act (parish and communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006 provides for a casual vacancy occurring in office or parish councillor within 6 (six) months before which a councillor would regularly have retired, Egremont town council may, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the period of 14days (fourteen) after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than Monday 10th December 2018) co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.