Event List

North lakes foodbank- Lunchpacks4kids & Summer food packs

  This summer North lakes foodbank will once again be able to provide the Lunchpacks 4 Kids scheme for infant/junior school children who are on free school meals (low income) but have also secured funding from Copeland BC to run a scheme for families with secondary school children on Free school meals.

  We’re calling it  ‘Summer food packs – a helping hand’ and it is open to families with secondary age children aged 11-16 (yrs 7 to 11). We’ve written to the schools who in turn will contact the relevant families. Each bag has about 9-10kg food – things like pasta, pasta sauce, tinned fruit, beans,  meat, fish, rice pudding, box of cereal etc.

  For more info please visit the website  There will  be a bag for each week of the holidays.

Thank you

Adrian Cozens

Project Manager – North Lakes Foodbank

Egremont play parks reopen this Saturday

  COPELAND Council is reopening the boroughs play parks this weekend and they are encouraging the safe, responsible and considerate use of its children’s play areas when they do.

  In line with Government guidance, 14 of the council’s play areas will reopen to the public on Saturday, and a range of measures and requests have been introduced.

  The council has installed social distancing signage, and where appropriate stencilling, to encourage users to keep a safe distance apart and to respect others by queuing and managing use responsibly. Covid-19 risk assessments have been completed on each of parks, and weekly inspections of the equipment have continued throughout the closure, and will remain in place.

  The council is encouraging parents, guardians and carers to supervise their children using the facilities at all times, and to clean children’s hands before and after use. Parents, guardians and carers are also encouraged to wipe down play equipment before use. The council adds that food or drink should not be consumed in the play areas, and all litter should be disposed of appropriately.

   Play areas owned by Copeland Council that will reopen on Saturday are: Castle Park, High Street, Jericho (Whitehaven); Welfare Field (Kells); Parkland (Moresby); East Road (Lowca); Barfs Road (Distington); Jacktrees Road (Cleator Moor); Church Street (Moor Row); Orgill, Ling Road, Brisco Mount, Beck Green (Egremont).

  One play area owned by the council will not reopen on Saturday. Newlands play area at Seathwaite, Whitehaven, will remain closed due to the condition of the limited remaining play equipment, but community-led proposals to upgrade this facility are currently in development.

Good citizen awards 2020- Nominations close on 17th July. Get your vote in now

Egremont Town Council has had to alter the closing date of this years good citizens award. 
  The council still is looking for nominations for the annual award – there are  award for an individuals as well as  one for a groups.
  With all that has has occurred this year many people out there  deserve to be recognized for their selflessness, help and generosity . If you know anyone who you would like to nominate please email their details as soon as possible.
  The person(s) nominated has to be resident in Egremont Parish, which includes Bigrigg and Moor Row. The person suggesting the nomination must state their name and contact details as well as the nominees details with an explanation of why the award is deserved.
  The deadline for nominations is 31st August and these can be submitted by post to Egremont Town Council, Market Hall office, Market Street, Egremont, CA22 2DF or by email to egremontmarkethall@outlook.com, or by posting a letter hand through the Town Council office letter box.
  Voting will take place July and the winners will be known in August and will be listed on the Town Council website as well as in the local press.

Corona virus Update: Egremont Covid 19 response

  Over the last 7 weeks Egremont town council and Egremont Covid 19’s founders Robert White and Lisa Pollen have been working together to respond to the unprecedented virus outbreak. We have been working closely with both Copeland council’s James Young and Cumbria county councillor Emma Williamson as well as working with both councils and  volunteers from Sellafield supply chain Peter and John  Murphy and Tony Pilkington to ensure we are all safe and that all who can be helped are. The Covid 19 emergency number 0800 783 1966 or you can email COVID19suport@cumbria.gov.uk are the best place to phone if you need help or support.

  We now have a Facebook page which is updated several times each day and gives details of all our activities and details of how you can get any help you require or share information- here is the address of our page- https://www.facebook.com/elaine.woodburn.127

  Together we have printed and delivered over 12,000 leaflets to Bigrigg, Moor row, Egremont and the Thornhill area (3 separate leaflets and a 4th on the way)- Copeland Mayor -Mike Starkie and Egremont rugby league and union players have joined our other volunteers.

  We have also delivered over 70 food share food parcels to the most vulnerable in our community.

We have also been working with the North lakes foodbank and have been collecting donations for them. We have now collected over £3000 and have been helping them with the weekly food need.

  Over the Easter weekend we also help to provided over 100 chocolate eggs to children in the community

and we have handed out  10 ‘boredom’ bags which contain puzzles, jigsaws, books and DVD’s in them. These were donated to us by the CAAS (copeland age & advice service team) 

  We have also been out connecting with the community and checking in on some who are struggling in these troubling times. At the end of this week we will be launching a new befriending service which will enable the public to contact local people to talk to either by phone or coming to their doors.

  Members of the public of also been busy cooking and baking, people like Mandy Robinson who baked  over 80 cakes that our volunteers have delivered to many throughout the parish.

  We have helped to create a food delivery option for those isolated in their homes with  the Egremont  Co-operative. Thanks to our fantastic volunteers we are able to provide the service every Tuesday and Thursday. The scheme  lets residents ring the co-op between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm and place a grocery order. Ring 01946 820790 

  We have also had a lot of food donated to us by our local businesses – a big thanks goes to Frasers fish and chips, who along with our volunteers delivered 50 fish and chips. 

  Paul O’Halloran who’s restaurant is based in the Falcon club provided us with 40 roast dinners that have fed 40 local residents.

  It is fantastic to have such great local businesses and also members of the community that are so willing to help out, it makes a difference to so many people. 

We have also contributed to the Copeland council’s NHS floral display near the Clintz roundabout. The NHS is our all our passion and the Doctors, nurses and support staff are our saviours. Thank you to all the essential workers, postal and delivery staff, shop and supermarket workers who help to keep our world going and keeping us sane.

Thank you to all of you 

Stay safe, stay strong, be kind

Egremont cemetery: Changes to opening times

Please note that the Egremont cemetery will be locking the gates at 6:00pm every evening.

This is due to the reports of people drinking in there on an evening.

This is not acceptable in these times, in fact it’s not acceptable at any time.

We do not want to have to close it as we understand that to many people it’s a place of sanctuary and contemplation but it should not be contaminated by empty alcohol bottles and cans.

Please be respectful and if you do see any activity after 6:00pm then please call the police.

Thank you for your understanding.

Stay safe, stay home, save lives.

Egremont Town Council.

Copeland Borough council: arrangements for this weekends bankholiday

COPELAND Council has the made the following arrangements for the coming bank holiday (Friday, May 8).

Household waste, recycling and garden waste collections scheduled on Friday will be collected as normal.

Monthly garden waste collections will start today (May 4) and residents can find out when their next collection will be at www.copeland.gov.uk.   

The following out-of-hours emergency numbers are available during the bank holiday:

Homelessness and domestic abuse support – 01946 427070

Dangerous structures – 01946 427121

Flooding – 01946 427171

Please be reminded that all Copeland Council offices, The Beacon Museum, and Distington Hall Crematorium offices and Chapel of Remembrance, remain closed to the public due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Council reminds residents that an emergency support service has been set up for people in Copeland at high risk of becoming seriously ill and who do not have support available from friends, family or neighbours. The telephone support line is available on 0800 783 1966, or residents can email COVID19support@cumbria.gov.uk.

It also asks residents to contact advice.copeland@gmail.com or call 07388 996202, or 01946 693321 for help with debts, everyday spending, ways to save and access to local food and hardship schemes.

Thank you,

Stay safe, stay home, save lives.

Copeland Borough Council

Proud of our past. Energised for our future.

Working to improve lives, communities and the prosperity of Copeland.


Copeland borough council announcement: Garden waste collections restart this week.

We are reminding residents that Copeland borough council are starting their garden waste collections today – and have issued the following message via the press and social media:

Our online calendars are now up-to-date to reflect your new collection dates. Please note that the day of the week your garden waste is collected remains the same but we are collecting every four weeks instead of every two weeks in the current circumstances.

If you are scheduled a collection on Bank Holiday Friday this week, it will take place as planned.

To view your collection calendar, type in your postcode at http://collections-copeland.azurewebsites.net/calendar.html

For all the information on the service, visit https://www.copeland.gov.uk/node/44321

For a list of items that you can and cannot include in your garden bin, visit https://www.copeland.gov.uk/garden-bin-collections

And for advice on what to do to minimise your garden waste in between collections, visit https://www.copeland.gov.uk/sites/default/files/attachments/garden_wst_min27_4_20_0.pdf

Many thanks,

Stay safe, stay home, save lives

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303. www.copeland.gov.ukinfo@copeland.gov.uk