Egremont town hall clock: Not working at the moment

Egremont Town Council is aware that the Town Hall clock is currently not working.

There is a problem with the clock stopping after only a few hours after it has been wound up.

The company who services the clock is due to attend on 9th December and hopefully the clock will be back up and running as normal following their visit. Thank you

Claderwood house are holding Christmas bingo on Saturday 30th November

Calderwood house ar holding a Christmas prize/cash bingo on Saturday 30th November at Egremont Market Hall.

Doors will be open from 6.30 for a 7.10 start.

The bar will be open and there are many great prizes to be won.

Families with young  children are welcome to come along, join in, play and have a lot of fun

Egremont Christmas lights will be switched on this Sunday 24th November

Hello to all,
Egremont’s Christmas lights will be switched on this Sunday.
However there won’t be an event as the amenities group that ran the event no longer exists.
However a new group is forming and are looking to secure some funding and are hoping to be able hold a switch on event next year. further details will be forthcoming in the new year

Karate students complete 100 katas charity challenge

On 25th October 1936, an historic meeting was held at a meeting hall in Naha, Okinawa with a number of prominent karate masters of the time. This assembly included the likes of Choki Motobu, Chojun Miyagi, Chosin Chibana, Chomo Hanashiro, Chotoku Kyan, Juhatsu Kiyoda and Shinpan Gusukuma. As well as other important discussions and decisions made regarding the potential future of the martial arts of the Island, it was during this meeting that the term “karate” (Empty Hand) was standardised.

Thus, World Karate Day (Karate No Hi) is held every year on October 25th to commemorate the history of karate and its exponential rise in popularisation across the globe. Part of these celebrations is the 100-Kata Challenge, which is inspired by the phrase 百 練 剛 (train hard 100 times). The challenge, led by a performance on Okinawa, serves to bring karate practitioners from around the world together and strengthen our universal family bond.

This year, our 100-Kata Challenge was held at the Market Hall in Egremont and we had over 30 members (various ages and ranks) take on the challenge to help raise money for our Community Fund. This was our largest group yet and the first year we invited our junior members to join us!

We had three groups running…The first was for junior members and for those who were new to the challenge. Their aim was to complete 100 x Naihanchi Kata. The second group was for veterans and those who wanted an extra challenge. Their objective was to add 10 x burpees after every set of 10 x Naihanchi Kata (100 in total). The third group consisted of those members who are travelling to Okinawa in a couple of weeks. Their task was to complete 4 x 23 kata within the curriculum, plus 8 x weapon kata (roshaku bo), totalling 100. Then the group finished off with 100 x burpees using Tabata intervals.

For further details about classes please email Chris Denwood club founder and principle instructor – chris@eskk.co.uk or please follow the link below

The good citizens of the year awards

This years good citizen/s of the year award winners was this year as all years very difficult to give as there are so many people who do so many great things.

The town council because its so hard to decided between individuals or groups who do tireless good deeds to have two awards and individual award and a group award.

  The group award was presented by Cllr Neil Ferguson, chairperson to Egremont bowling green.

  Egremont bowling green recently won two awards at the Cumbria in bloom awards. The club have to members who work tirelessly throughout the year to both improve the look of the bowling green and club but also many members who work in the community to increase the clubs profile and to promote bowling as a hobby  and game for youths. Alan Hall, Marjorie Percival and Ken Amor represented the club.

The individual award was given to a lady who has done so much work to begin, promote and run the Egremont farmers market. The winner has asked not to be named which shows so much of what she is all about.

Egremont town council would like to thank both winners for their hard work and dedication- which we are sure everyone in the parish is very grateful for. Best wishes to all and all the best for you in the future. 

Allotment awards 2019

This years allotment awards were once again difficult as the hard work and dedication shown by many holders meant that it was very difficult to decide who’s allotment was better. the Judging was undertaken by Carl Woodburn on Thursday 18th July and he was very happy with what he saw and loved every second of the day.

East Road allotment winner was Mr A Wright. 

Sandholes allotment winner was Mr C Scott.

Bridge end allotment winner was Mr J Hardman.

The winner of the Mr & Mrs Killip award was won to Mr C Scott. The award is for the best overall allotment from the 3 sites and was presented by Mr Killip.

 

Well done to all the winners and runners up. Egremont town council wish you all the best  and look forward to the results of next years awards.

 

Cumbria in bloom awards 2019: How did Egremont get on?

Egremont chairperson- Neil Ferguson and Egremont cemetery curator- Nelson Shepherd attended the Cumbria in Bloom award ceremony in Carlisle last week and there were several new categories this year and other categories were amalgamated.

Egremont as a town was awarded – Silver. This is disappointing as last year we gained a silver gilt but this year work began a little late but the displays were fantastic. Next year we hope to regain the Silver gilt award with all of the community and local businesses help.

Egremont Cemetery, as in previous years has won awards. This is thanks the  great work and commitment of the curator Nelson Shepherd. Bothe cemetery grounds and the Jubilee Garden were awarded, yet again, an “outstanding” level gaining 96/100 marks.

Member of the Egremont Bowling Green also attended. After last years fantastic work and achievement they were awarded 96/100 marks in the Special Category Nominations. A fantastic achievement and well worthy. The town council recently gave the Bowling green the 2019 Good Citizen’s Group Award for all their amazing efforts

Calderwood house received 77/100 marks for the Greening Grey Britain for Wildlife & People category. Calderwood house do a lot of amazing work within the community and help to make our town and parish look so much better than it may otherwise be

Egremont schools- Bookwell, St Bridget’s & Orgill as a whole, were awarded 81/100 and came runner up in the Young Peoples Award Nomination. A well deserved award and a fantastic achievement also.