The great Cumbria litter pick- Friday 26th April

The great Cumbria litter pick- Friday April 26th

Once again Egremont town council will be participating in the Great Cumbria litter pick.

The event occurs annually and is ran in conjunction with local schools to help spread the initiative and encourage children to take pride in the amazing Cumbrian country side and educate them in looking after their local community.

Egremont town council took part in last years event which was a fantastic day for all involved and the town council have decided to align the community litter pick along side it.

The litter pick will begin at 10am on Friday 26th April. All primary and secondary schools in the area have been invited to take part/ Feel free to come along- all ages and capabilities are welcome.

Litter pickers, Gloves, bags and vests will be available so please come along and help to keep our lovely community clean and looking amazing

Appeal flor Floral Donations

Appeal flor Floral Donations

Egremont Town Council will again be entering our town into the RHS Cumbria in Bloom competition and following on from the success of 2018 when we won a Silver-Gilt award – this year, we are aiming for Gold

Included in our entry will be Egremont Castle which already has the wonderfully planted sensory garden (tended to by Bookwell School children) but also three new flower beds which will be planted up and maintained by the three local primary schools in Egremont – St Bridget’s, Orgill & Bookwell and this will enhance the grounds whilst at the same time, encourage & teach the children about horticulture & the local history.

Some residents will remember when our Castle was awash with colour and was a sight to behold but alas due to a number of factors, the Castle is not what it used to be however Egremont Town Council want to change this and to start the ball rolling, we are asking if any members of the public would be willing to donate a plant/shrub for the entrance bed – preferably perennials to provide a long lasting colourful display throughout the summer. This is sure to make a wonderful gateway to our Castle leading the way to the other flower beds & surrounding areas.

Along with the assistance of our lengthsman, Councillors & staff hope to commence planting at the end of May so people are asked to drop off their plants into the Town Council office any time throughout May – Monday to Friday between 9am – 1pm. You can also deposit them with our curator at Egremont Cemetery.

Egremont Town Council is very proud of its heritage and with the help of annual funding from Lord Egremont (which allows for our lengthsman to maintain the Castle grounds) and the public’s generosity, we hope to help restore our Castle back to its former glory – after all, there are not many towns who can boast of having their own Castle and it is something that should be celebrated.




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

The fantastic mural- Moor rows’ wonderful new addition

The fantastic mural

Moor rows’

wonderful new addition

Moor row has a wonderful new addition- this wonderful new mural.

It is situated on the  gable end wall of the Emmanuel Church/ Phoenix youth centre. It is the work The Colourful north Cic.  It was commissioned as part of the Armistice centenary and it is thanks to Moor rows’ own residents who funded the project. The names of all residents who fought in the great war are listed there too

Egremont town council would like to thank all who helped to create or find the funs to create this fantastic memorial.

If any parish residents have not had a chance seeing the wonderful mural please make your way to  Moor Row  and have a look.

Egremont Amenity group help Egremont mark the Armistice comemorations

Egremont Amenity group

help Egremont mark

the Armistice commemorations

The Armistice centenary is upon us- Sunday 11th November will see the whole country come together to honour the fallen and the brave who have fought for the country in the past, the present and into the future.

Egremont parish is lucky to have a group of citizens who work quietly in the background known as the Egremont Amenity Committee.

The group was formed 7yrs ago to help make the parish Christmas lights and celebrations better and modern

The group comprises former borough, town and mayor Margaret Woodburn, Doreen Platt, the town council’s clerk Geraldine Pritchard, former Borough, town and mayor Elaine Woodburn MBE , Borough and town councillor Sam Pollen and former town councillor Gareth Stringer.

Egremont town council work closely with the group when needed, when the Committee came up with the idea of combining the Christmas Tree with the 100year memorial service the town council decided to give the group support and gave the council employees time to help- especially Cemetery curator Nelson Sheperd. The group were also aided by Calderwood house- without who’s help the poppy cascade would not have come together.  There are placards of the groups involved which give details of those who helped- help which is much appreciated.

 We would like to also like to thank Elizabeth at the Beacon, Whitehaven Cadets and everyone else who has helped create this Remembrance tribute. I think you would say it was definitely been  worth the effort.

Egremont Market gets a make over!

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.

Lowes court open night wednesday 3rd October 7pm

Lowes court open night

Wednesday 3rd October

7 – 9pm

Monthly Theme – Seasons of Mist and Mellow Fruitfulness

Everyone Welcome

“The Fells in Fabric”…..Autumn comes to Cumbria. A textile art ‘demo with Sue Cosham.

Sue uses a range of fabrics to produce colourful images of all sorts of plants, shells, driftwood, trees, scenery and landscapes. Using machine and hand embroidery, her work is embellished with ribbons, trimmings and bead work.


Egremont wins more awards at the annual Cumbria in bloom awards

Egremont wins 

more awards at the annual 

Cumbria in bloom awards

Egremont Town Council is delighted to announce that Egremont town was awarded a Silver-Gilt medal Award in this year’s Cumbria in Bloom competition.
This equates to a score of 75 – 84% and is a massive improvement on last year’s Bronze Award and I am sure everyone will agree that the town has never looked so colourful. Egremont Town Council would like to thank their staff, especially our Curator, Nelson Shepherd, whose hard work, along with assistance from our lengthsman, Martin Winwood, residents from Calderwood residents and our regular litter pickers enabled us to achieve this award.
Thanks must also go to those who agreed to be part of Egremont’s Cumbria in Bloom entry; Bookwell School, Calderwood House, Egremont Youth Partnership, Egremont Fire Station, St Mary’s and St Michaels’s church, the De Lucy Centre and Mrs Shepherd.
Next year’s plans are already being discussed and Egremont Town Council will be “going for Gold”!
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