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Beginners computing

THIS FREE COURSE HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR YOU TO GAIN GREATER SELF CONFIDENCE IN THE USE OF COMPUTERS You will learn: • To understand and manage the Desktop • To use a Word Processing Application to create and amend basic documents • To manage files and folders efficiently • To use the Internet safely START DATE: Monday 14 th January 2019 18:00 – 21:00 ENQUIRIES TO: WEST LAKES ACADEMY ADULT EDUCATION 01946 820356/828860 (out of hours voicemail) adulted@westlakesacademy.org.uk




Are you interested in Cumbria’s

History, archaeology & heritage?

Then please join us at one of our talks in Egremont Town Hall

Saturday 2pm.Members £1 Visitors £3.

Sat. 16th February “Saints and Vikings: the Cumbrian coast and

the Irish Sea region in the early medieval period”

Fiona Edmonds.

Sat. 16th March ‘Roundhouse to Shieling: early settlement in the

Loweswater-Buttermere valley’.

Peter Style

Community litter pick

On Friday February 15th there is a community litter pick.

This is the first community litter pick of the year.

As usual there will be town and borough councillors, members of Calderwood house, the lengthsmen team, members of Egflood as well as children from the local primary and secondary schools.

Please come along and join in- bags, gloves and pickers are available. All ages and abilities welcome.

We’re meeting outside of the market hall office, Egremont at 10am.

Looking forward to seeing you all there

Urgent information: February road closures

There are a number of road closures to occur in the 1st two weeks of February. The buses have been redirected as necessary as have Sellafield LTD park n ride services.   

  1. Chapel Street Egremont- the repairs are estimated to start 4th Feb for five days.
  2.   Main Street Egremont- the repairs are estimated to start 6th February for four days.
  3. Bookwell- the repairs are estimated to start 11th February for five days.
  4. A5086 at Town Head- the repairs are estimated to start 18th February for one week.
  5. Wood End- the repairs are estimated to start 20th February for six days.

If you require any further details please email or telephone the town council.

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