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.
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.
comes together to
keep the town clean
On Friday October 26th members Egremont community came together to help keep the towns streets clean.
Twelve members of the public along with volunteers from Calderwood house and town and borough councillors worked their way along Egremont’s streets and pathways collecting over twenty bags of rubbish.
The group were helped by the Lengthsmen team who work tirelessly to ensure the parish looks great.
The next community litter pick will be in mid December. Pupils from the local schools will be taking part, along with members of local businesses.
Please come along and join in, you could be choosing where to target and improving the neighbourhoods you live in and walk around. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Egremont Market hall gets a make over!
New mural unveiled
Egremont market hall has recently undergone renovations. In July the floor of the main hall had the varnish removed, was then coated in a new protective covering that has toughened it and this week the stage had the rear wall decorated with a new mural.
It is the work of a local artist who worked tirelessly to make it look great, once complete it will be amazing. The new look stage area will make for a better look and connects the hall to the towns long heritage.
Mike Hawkins is the County council’s Copeland area Autism champion.
Cllr Mike Hawkins can give full details of autism, autism spectrum- including Asperger’s. during his presentations he can give details of the two libraries that are autism friendly- Whitehaven and Millom, of businesses that offer help to autistic people and families, that Manchester and Newcastle airports offer fantastic help and guidance to those who have autistic family members and how to access this as well as the West Cumbria autism clinic based at Hensingham which has great facilities and carers. Also Cllr Hawkins can give courses and help to businesses and groups who wish to become autism aware.
Anyone who wishes to contact Cllr Mike Hawkins please phone-
07925132549 or email email@example.com
to part of
the Friends of the Castle group
For over two decades the Friends of the Castle group have helped with the running and maintenance of Egremont castle.
The castle is owned by Lord Egremont who donates funds to the local Lengthsmen scheme, who’s workers maintain the castle grounds. This money pays for grass cutting, planting of flowers, tree maintenance and grounds repairs.
Unfortunately open and locking the gates and caretaker works are not part of this . The Friends of the Castle came into existence to ensure that the castle was maintained and to control the gates.
Like the Crab fair and Christmas lights committees the group was entirely voluntary -former teacher and councillor Peter Watson was integral to the group who are unfortunately no longer able to perform their duties anymore.
If the group is to continue to function they need new volunteers to help with caretaking duties and to take responsibility for operating the gates.
Anyone interested please contact the Egremont town council -firstname.lastname@example.org
Egremont town council
receive an award for
flying the ensign
Egremont town council took part in the annual in the Marchant navy day. It is an annual event to mark the dedication and service of all sailors who have served in the Merchant Navy.
The event takes place every September, this year the event was on September 3rd.