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.

 

 

De Lucy centre cafe’ relaunch: open for business

Today AgeUk held a relaunch of the De Lucy Community café.

The cafe’ had to be closed late last year due to our charity’s internal structural alterations.

The open day was well received and attended- many people from the local community as well as town and borough councillors were present.

The café’ will be open Mon – Fri from 9am -3pm

tea, coffee, biscuits, cakes, crisps and other soft drinks will be available.

Free Wi-Fi is available and you can still access the computer room to learn computing skills

The cafe’ and centre is a friendly sociable place offering a social atmosphere and is open to everyone of all ages and can even accommodate parents with children.

  The café also welcomes community groups who would like to hold informal meetings over a coffee.

So please come along and enjoy and cake and a good crack

Exciting new exhibition at the Lowes court gallery

AUGUST EXHIBITION
“PRINTWORKS”
AN EXHIBITION FROM JILL DAVIS & DAWN MILLS

Come and see this new exhibition on display for the whole of August
There are a variety of printing techniques displayed
with bold outlines of shapes and colours
Subjects range from towns and villages to birds and landscapes

FRIENDS SUBSCRIPTIONS

Many of you have supported us by becoming “Friends” of the Gallery over the last couple of years, for which we are very grateful, as this financial support helps us pay our running costs. Even though we are staffed by volunteers the other bills still have to be paid.

However, some of you have not yet paid SUBs in 2019 and we would really appreciate if you would consider paying again this year, at a minimum cost of £15.

Our bank account remains unchanged for BACs transfers
HSBC Sort Code 402017, Account No 80545139
or you can pop into the Gallery and pay in person or simply post us a cheque

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you in the Gallery soon.

Kind Regards
Sue Cole
Membership Secretary

Greenmoor road substation gets a make over

The substation at the end of Greenmoor road, Old Smithfield, Egremont has had a make over.

It is part of a new initiative by ElectricNorthwest to beautify existing substation in areas that have had funding shortfall and little new investment.

The work began two months ago when the area around the substation was cleared, dug and had wild flowers planted  and has now as the flowers grow we can see the work was worth it. 

Borough and town councillor Sam Pollen has been working with ElectricNorthwest to bring the area investment and to improve areas that have been looking a bit drab or overgrown. The company has put enough money aside to maintain what has already been done and to plant a new crop of wild flowers each year. The company has plans to do similar works with other substations around Copeland.

Egremont in Bloom: Judging day

Today saw the Cumbria in Bloom judges arrive in Egremont.

Egremont town council has entered the annual awards for the last 4yrs. Previously the town has won a bronze award and last year the town received the Silver gilt award- a fantastic achievement.

Judges Alison Saxby & Jean Airey have many year experience in horticulture and both served the judging panel for many years. They were shown round the town by Chair person Neil Ferguson, Vice Chair Sam Pollen, Town Clerk Geraldine Pritchard and the Cemetery Curator Nelson Shepard. 

This year the theme was Alice in Wonderland.


The main presentation took place in the castle grounds where there is also a sensory garden which is tended by pupils of Bookwell school- who last year also received an award . This year the town council asked Bookwell, Orgill and St. Bridgets schools to plant their own presentations on the Alice theme- Pupils from each school were present to meet the judges and to give details of how much they had enjoyed working on their projects.

Once again the Egremont bowling green committee also took part and wowed the judges with their efforts once more- last year they deservedly received two awards.

 

 

The judging also took place at the Egremont youth partnership who also won awards last year – the group met the three teenagers who had helped the town council to rid the town of weeds along with the continuing support of Calderwood house who continue to work wonders in the towns community and once again without who’s help the town would not look as good.


Non of this work would be done and the town would not look as good as it does without the ever present and fantastic work of Egremont town council’s workers- especially the town clerk- Geraldine Pritchard who works tirelessly beyond what is necessary and the cemetery curator-

Nelson Shepard who worked himself almost to death to ensure everything looked so good-they have been aided by Martin from the Lengthsmen team and the rest of the town council employees – Nicola and Lee.

Westlakes academy wins two awards a major school rock challenge dance competition

Two Copeland schools are celebrating after finishing in the top two at the Global Rock Challenge 2019 Northern Premier Final.
West Lakes Academy, in Egremont, finished in first place at the final, held in Grimsby Auditorium, with Whitehaven Academy bagging second.
The two schools beat off some stiff competition to take the accolades with a further seven schools from across West Yorkshire, Hull, South Yorkshire, Cumbria, Aberdeenshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, and Suffolk competing.

West Lakes’ performance was called No good will come from a woman at sea.
And they described it as: It angers the sea Gods to take a woman on board a ship. Some savage pirates ignore this warning and abduct women from a port, tearing a wife from her husband. Once at sea, the curse proves to be true. They panic and throw the women overboard as a sacrifice, but it’s too late. The sea Gods want their vengeance.
Second placed Whitehaven’s performance was entitled The Radium Girls and described as: Radium, The wonder substance; shining bright in the otherwise dark years of the first world war. Hundreds of American women, toiled amidst the glowing dust of radium dialed factories. Their cries of corruption silenced.Inevitable fatalities concealed. With courage and tenacity, can these women prevail in their battle for workers’ rights that will echo for years to come?

West Lakes also won the Yorkshire Builders Federation Award for Performers’ Choice award, plus the Henry Smith Charity Award of Excellence for Stage Crew, and further awards for set design and function, choreography, performance skill, stage use, concept, drama, soundtrack, costuming character, visual enhancement, entertainment and lighting.
Whitehaven Academy also added further awards for choreography, performance skill, stage use, concept, drama, soundtrack, set design and function, costuming character, visual enhancement and entertainment.
St Benedict’s Catholic High School, of Whitehaven, were also at the finals, and came home with eight awards, including the Humberside Police Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge, they were also praised for concept, drama, soundtrack, costuming character, entertainment, lighting and stage crew.

The event at Grimsby attracted a large audience and was supported by a number of special guests and sponsors.
Following the show, Andrew Marr from Andrew Marr International said: “We’ve all enjoyed an absolutely marvellous evening, and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the students and all the schools taking part in this