Egremont in bloom –
the community works together
to make the streets
shine bright in the summer sun
Egremont once again is blooming. The main street has had such a massive make over and is looking bright, colourful and lovely once more.
This is thanks to the hard work of the town council employees – Geraldine Pritchard and Nelson Shepperd. They have worked tirelessly to make Egremont so lovely.
The planters have never looked so lovely and the flower hanging baskets are glorious. Bookwell junior school pupils have also been making their difference to a special part of the castle.
Calderwood house joined in and have placed flower pots outside their home to. Many of the towns residents and businesses also joined in along also.
Egremont’s bowling green has never looked so good- it an oasis of colour. They have worked for a year to make it look so fantastic.
Even the fire fighters have joined in. For the first time ever they have a fantastic floral arrangement at the entrance to the fire station.
Please make your way around the town and enjoy the views
THE Beacon Museum is appealing to the local public to help create a commemorative display later in the year.
A Brave New World will be held at the Whitehaven museum from October 6 to November 11, to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1918 armistice and its aftermath. This exhibition coincides with the centenary of the end of hostilities on the western front, and special events will be taking place across the borough in remembrance. The exhibition will explore what life was like for the returning service members and what came next as they transitioned from war to peacetime.
Alan Gillon, from the Beacon Museum, said: “This is about local people who came back to a changed world. Many of their friends and family did not return with them and it was a massively challenging time for people who had been through so much. The First World War was very real for people on the home front also, with the U-boat attack on Lowca in 1915 an obvious reminder that the threat was not far removed. Many are also not aware of the many Belgian refugees who lived and worked in the area. There were over a quarter of a million stayed in Britain during and after the war.”
The Beacon Museum is appealing for items to display in its temporary World War One exhibition.
Mr Gillon added: “We want small artefacts that have links to this area from that time. If it is connected to life during or immediately after the First World War, then it will be considered by our curatorial team. We intend to create a small display of locally loaned items that will complement our collection of artefacts, such as the famous Victoria Cross medal that was bestowed upon Private Abraham Acton.”
The exhibition will culminate in an Armistice Day ceremony, when local schools will be participating in a memorial display. The aim is for the story panels from the exhibition to then be toured around local parishes in the ensuing months for locals to see the displays in their own districts. Anyone who would like more information on hosting the display during late 2018/early 2019 is asked to contact the museum.
Anyone who has an object that they would be happy to loan for this exhibition is asked to email the curatorial team at email@example.com. Emails should include a digital image of the item with dimensions, description and condition. The team will reply as soon as possible, however due to space and possible duplication, it is possible that not all objects that are offered will be used for the exhibition.
great Cumbria litter pick
On friday 6th July pupils from Bookwell school & Westlakes academy joined twenty others in the great Cumbria litter pick.
Eight pupils from Bookwell school, lead by teacher Amanda McEwan and six pupils from Westlakes lead by teacher Vicky Blackholl joined members of the public, residents and workers of Calderwood house, Chris Bowes of CO-OP, The lengthsment team and councillors from both Copeland and town councils came together to pick liiter from all over the town.
On Monday 9th July Egremont will be being judged as part of the Cumbria in Bloom awards.
Egremont town council has had the hanging baskets and planters moved and filled with lovely floral arrangements, grass and hedges have been cut and Calderwood house teams worked tirelessly to rid streets of any weeds. Last year Egremont received a bronze award, hopefully this year we can improve and go for the gold. The cemetery received three awards.
Many thanks must go out to all the pupils and teachers who took part in the litter pick and to Calderwood house and CO-OP for their fantastic help and to all the members of the public who have instilled so much pride into our amazing town.
inter school bowling competition
Mon 2nd July 18
On Monday July 2nd students from four local schools met at the Egremont bowling club for the 3rd inter-school bowling competition.
Pupils from Bookwell, Orgill, Moor row and St. Bridget’s schools turned up on a gorgeous Monday afternoon to fight it out and see who could be this years champions.
The pupils and bowling club stalwarts had much fun and enjoyed working together to learn from each other new skills and finding out about each other.
the winners were- Orgill Juniors school
runners up were- Moor row school
3r place went to –Bookwell school
4th place went to – St. Bridgets school
Well done to all the members of each team.
Egremont fire fighters
win an award for
their charity works
Firefighters from Egremont Fire Station have received national recognition for their great charity fund-raising efforts.
They have been named runners-up in the national Team of the Year award category at the Fire Fighters Charity (FFC) Spirit of Fire Awards 2018.
Three members of staff from Egremont Fire Station and their partners, supported by Cumbria County Council’s Chief Fire Officer Steve Healey, attended the awards ceremony in London on Thursday 21 June. Afterwards they visited No 10 Downing Street for a post-awards reception hosted by Home Secretary Sajid Javid.
The team from Egremont Fire Station were shortlisted for the award in recognition of their tireless fund-raising work. In total, the team has raised nearly £6,000 for the Fire Fighters Charity last year alone.
They are one of the most successful fire stations in the UK for fund-raising, especially when it comes to textile recycling. They have twice won the FFC’s annual clothing and textiles recycling competition nationally, collecting 11 tonnes in January 2017 alone.
The Egremont team also runs a Santa’s grotto, routinely puts on charity car washes and supported firefighters and fire personnel affected by the Grenfell Tower fire by climbing Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England, in full fire kit.
Steve Healey, Cumbria’s Chief Fire Officer, praised the team’s efforts, saying: “The whole team at Egremont Fire Station do terrific work supporting the Fire Fighters Charity and they fully deserve this national recognition for their superb fund-raising efforts.”
The Spirit of Fire Awards celebrate the inspirational achievements and support that the FFC has received from individuals and teams throughout the country.
The charity provides a range of support services, including rehabilitation, recuperation, psychological and nursing, for the fire and rescue community nationally.
Meeting place (former Methodist church)
Egremont main street
Saturday July 7th
10am until 1pm
Please go along and meet your member of parliament.
Trudy invites you to a coffee and chat then to join her on a community litter pick afterwards.
The good citizens award
We are looking for nominations for this years good citizens ward.
The good citizens award is an annual award and is fantastic achievement and honour for anyone who receives it.
The award is given to those people in our community who do those amazing selfless things that most of us can’t or are not able to do.
If you know someone who you believe does amazing things for the community or for people who need help the most then please send in your nomination.
The closing date is Tuesday 17th July.
Please send all nominations to the town clerk-
either email- firstname.lastname@example.org
or email- egremonttowncouncil.co.uk
or by letter to- Egremont Town Council
Market Hall Offices
Cumbria CA22 2DF
National litter picking day
Friday July 6th
Egremont town council are taking part in the National litter picking day.
We are proud to be part of the nations desire to clean our towns streets.
Recently the town came top of a nation wide survey of market towns- a fantastic achievement for our community and all who live in it. The following week the town will be judged as part of the Cumbria in bloom. Last year we achieved a bronze- this year we want to achieve at least a silver.
Please come along- we will be meeting up at 10am on Friday 6th July at the Market hall and we will be working our way around the streets trying to collect as much litter as possible.
We will be joined by students from the parish schools as well as members of Calderwood house and other local groups.
Please come along and join in, we will have bags, gloves, litter pickers and a lot of fun!