Need to weed- Volunteer weeding day on Egremont main street

  Egremont Town Council are having a weeding & litter picking morning on Friday 31st July.
  We will be meeting at the Market Hall at 11.00am.
  Anyone attending should bring their own mask & trowel or something similar.
  Due to COVID 19 & the lock down weeding on the Main Street and other parts of the town have been delayed & have become a problem  & there have been many complaints about the weeds and how bad the town looks compared to other local towns. 
  The weeds have recently been sprayed but remain an eyesore
  Please can you let us know if you are able to volunteer and please pass on to others who would be willing to join in and help to make our town a lovely place once more.

Lowes Court to reopen -27th July

Lowes Court are planning to open from Tues 28th July.

This is for three days a week initially: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 1pm for customers.


 The last half an hour from 1pm to 1.30 pm is for our exhibitors to make deliveries and collections by appointment only.
  This is to ensure that when deliveries and collections are made we can make sure there are no other customers on the premises, as we need to manage the number of people in the Gallery at any one time, to safeguard everyone. 

  We are looking forward to seeing you all again soon.


Exhibitors will need to contact us by email at to book an appointment to either bring in new stock or collect old stock 

Farmers market returns- Friday 17th July in the market hall

Egremont’s fair trade farmers market returns on Friday 17th July. 

The market will open at 10am and close at 12 noon.

There will not be any refreshments available served or any entertainment and there will only be 10 stalls and a limited number of persons allowed in the market hall at any one time.

There will be someone on the doors to control access and take details, a need to sanitize hands, control of numbers to the toilets and a one way system.

You must keep to the 2 meter social distancing at all times and markers will indicate where.

We look forward to seeing you all.

Thank you


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, 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.

Important notice: ALL Egremont playparks are closed until further notice due to the Corona outbreak

Today Copeland borough council due to the Corona virus outbreak have had to take the decision to close all of the borough councils playparks- this includes ALL of the playparks in Egremont and Egremont parish, these include-

-Beckgreen skate park

-Beckerment play park

-Briscoe mount playpark

-Ling road playpark

-Moor row playpark

-Orgill playpark

-Thornhill playpark

Please ensure that you follow the government guidelines on social distancing and make sure that you do not use the playparks.

Keep safe everyone. Thank you

Lowes court gallery- Important notice

Thank you to all supporters of the Gallery and to visitors
A important update on you on how Lowes court are to help the situation in regards to the COVID-19 situation.

It will be no surprise to hear that we have taken the decision to temporarily close Lowes Court Gallery. You will be aware that we are staffed by volunteers and a number are already self-isolating in line with medical advice.

During this period of closure Lowes court will make every effort to respond to emails and telephone enquiries in a timely fashion.

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated.

Thank you
Cllr Neil Ferguson- Town council chairperson

Changes to this Friday’s Farmer’s market

The Farmers market this  Friday 20th March is till to go ahead with a smaller version than normal.

Locally produced goods will be on sale.
We are keen to support our local Cumbrian producers at this difficult time, and hope customers will come and support them too.
There will be no refreshments provided for customers- this is in order to reduce social interactions and the chance of spreading covid19.
Hand washing facilities will be available in the entrance to the hall and we ask that at all customers use them.
Stall holders will observe strict hygiene.
Market will start at 9.30am and will close earlier than usual at 12.00 noon.
Stall holders who are able to attend are:-

Shaw Meats
Creative Seafoods, Local Fish Delivery,
Kick-Ass Cheese,
Mrs.Baker’s Bakes,
Pie Demand,
Helens Herbs,
Fair trade foods,
Felted and Fleece, and Hillgreen Design.

If you  want to order anything please contact Helen 07901790734 or the businesses direct. They will be happy to deliver.

NEW TEXTILE EXHIBITION opens at the Lowes court on TUES 3RD MARCH- FEATURING WORK BY Sue Cosham, Sheila Moffat and Ruth Moore

Sue Cosham, Sheila Moffat and Ruth Moore

Sue Cosham produces textile art pictures, whilst Sheila Moffat creates a range of handmade rugs and bags and Ruth Moore works mainly in
needle-felting, using largely Herdwick fleece.
They all produce some beautiful pieces of work
so come along during March to view this Exhibition.

There is also an
1900 – 2100 HRS
Come along and meet the three exhibitors
Wine and nibbles will be served
10% discount on all sales made during the evening!

Egremont primary school pupils help to plant three new apple trees in Egremont castle

Children from three primary schools were invited to a tree planting ceremony at Egremont Castle.

Following a public request from Egremont Town Council for donations of plants for the entrance to the castle, one of the donations included an offer of three russet apple trees from Lady Caroline Egremont’s estate.

Lady Egremont met the chairman of the town council, Neil Ferguson, town council staff and councillors, employees from Works 4 You, and pupils and staff from Bookwell Primary School, St Bridget’s Catholic Primary School and Orgill Primary School, at the castle entrance to plant the apple trees.

She gave a talk on the history of the trees, the connection to her family and how they should be cared for.

Lady Egremont said: “I’m delighted to plant these three Egremont russet apple trees in the grounds of Egremont Castle with the invaluable help of the children.

“The apple has a connection to my family as it was first raised in the gardens at Petworth House in the 1800s by the Lord Egremont of the time, an important patron of the arts, agriculture and horticulture.”

She added: “The apple has a distinctive nutty flavour and was given an award by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993. The fruit is ready for picking in late September and will keep until December.”