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.

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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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Results- The great Cumbria litter pick 2018

The Great Cumbrian

Litter Pick 2018

RESULTS!

Well the statistics have now been collated and the photos collected and I am delighted to announce that over 1,300 people took part in nearly 60 separate litter picks right across Cumbria collecting 353 sacks of rubbish.

As one of the participating groups I hope you are, rightly, proud of your contribution. We are truly grateful for your efforts and for coming together with so many others to help to clean up Cumbria.

· Read the press release: https://www.friendsofthelakedistrict.org.uk/news/clean-up-success-for-cumbria
· See the photo gallery: https://www.facebook.com/pg/FriendsoftheLakeDistrict/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155752136542218

COMPETITION

We are delighted to announce that the winning district (the one which hosted the most litter picks) is………..*drumroll*……. SOUTH LAKELAND with Copeland coming a close second.

However, we were so impressed with the efforts of so many enthusiastic schoolchildren that we have decided to offer an additional prize of a Landscape Grant worth up to £2,000 to one of the schools who took part in The Great Cumbrian Litter Pick.

What to do next to claim the prizes……

1. For all litter picking groups from the SOUTH LAKELAND area who took part. If you would like to be eligible to win the prize:
a. Complete the attached Landscape Grant Application form
b. Return it to me ruth-kirk@fld.org.uk
c. We will then draw one application from all those eligible to receive the grant.
d. We will inform everyone who applied of the outcome.

2. For all SCHOOLS who took part, whatever part of Cumbria you are from. If you would like to be eligible to win the prize:
a. Complete the attached Landscape Grant Application form
b. Return it to me ruth-kirk@fld.org.uk
c. We will then draw one application from all those eligible to receive the grant.
d. We will inform everyone who applied of the outcome.

· Please return all completed forms by Monday 10th SEPTEMBER.

*Schools based in South Lakeland will be eligible in both the ‘SOUTH LAKELAND’ and ‘SCHOOLS’ category, so double the chance of winning.

The Great Cumbrian Litter Pick 2019

We can confirm that ‘The Great Cumbrian Litter Pick’ will return in springtime 2019 with our next event being organised for Fri 26th and Sat 27th April. Schools, communities, organisations, groups or individuals wishing to sign up for the 2019 event should visit www.thegreatcumbrianlitterpick.org.uk

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Best wishes

Ruth Kirk
Landscape Engagement Officer
Friends of the Lake District
The only membership organisation dedicated to protecting and enhancing Lake District and Cumbrian landscapes

Beacon poster boards- available to any groups

Whitehaven’s the Beacon

have poster boards

of various areas in Copeland

free to use

The Beacon Museum currently has hundreds of information boards in storage. They have been used as part of exhibitions in the past and display pictures and captions to tell the story of a local point of interest, an individual or an artefact. Some have Copeland-wide interest and some are relevant to a particular area.

We feel that it’s a waste to have them in storage and think that it would be great if we could get them out and about in community venues. Is there anywhere in your parish that might be able to host one or more of these boards so they can be enjoyed by the wider public? There’s various shapes and sizes and the majority can be hung on walls.

Let me know if you have any ideas.

Thanks
Andrew

Andrew Clarke
Communications and Engagement Manager
Tel: 01946 598353
Mob: 07880997246
Email: Andrew.clarke@copeland.gov.uk

 

Frankie Dunnery In concert at Egremont market hall Sat 20th October 2018 7pm – 11pm

Frankie Dunnery

In concert

at

Egremont market hall


Sat 20th October 2018
7pm – 11pm

The legendary Fancis Dunnery is live in Egremont’s market hall on Saturday 20th October.

Frankie is a world renowned guitarist and the former lead singer of the band It Bites.

His performances are always fantastic and are greeted with ecstatic reviews.

 This is a show not to be missed. Book your tickets as early as possible.

Adults £25 + online fees
Children under 12 £10 + online fees

For tickets click on the link below

https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/ckdcf-benefit-concert-2018-egremont-market-hall-tickets/8556055

Egremont in bloom – the community works together to make the streets shine bright in the summer sun

Egremont in bloom –

the community works together

to make the streets

shine bright in the summer sun

 

Egremont once again is blooming. The main street has had  such a massive make over and is looking bright, colourful and lovely once more.

This is thanks to the hard work of the town council employees – Geraldine Pritchard and Nelson Shepperd. They have worked tirelessly to make Egremont so lovely.

  The planters have never looked so lovely and the flower hanging baskets are glorious. Bookwell junior school pupils have also been making their difference to a special part of the castle.

Calderwood house joined in and have placed flower pots outside their home to. Many of the towns residents and businesses also joined in along also.

 Egremont’s bowling green has never looked so good- it an oasis of colour. They have worked for a year to make it look so fantastic.

Even the fire fighters have joined in. For the first time ever they have a fantastic floral arrangement at the entrance to the fire station.

Please make your way around the town and enjoy the views

Egremont pupils turn out for the great Cumbria litter pick

Egremont pupils
turn out
for the
great Cumbria litter pick

On friday 6th July pupils from Bookwell school & Westlakes academy joined twenty others in the great Cumbria litter pick.
Eight pupils from Bookwell school, lead by teacher Amanda McEwan and six pupils from Westlakes lead by teacher Vicky Blackholl joined members of the public, residents and workers of Calderwood house, Chris Bowes of CO-OP, The lengthsment team and councillors from both Copeland and town councils came together to pick liiter from all over the town.

The volunteers split into three teams and collected over fifty bags of rubbish making Egremont paths and streets looking fantastically clean.

On Monday 9th July Egremont will be being judged as part of the Cumbria in Bloom awards.
Egremont town council has had the hanging baskets and planters moved and filled with lovely floral arrangements, grass and hedges have been cut and Calderwood house teams worked tirelessly to rid streets of any weeds. Last year Egremont received a bronze award, hopefully this year we can improve and go for the gold. The cemetery received three awards.


Many thanks must go out to all the pupils and teachers who took part in the litter pick  and to Calderwood house and CO-OP for their fantastic help and to all the members of the public who have instilled so much pride into our amazing town.

The good citizen award 2018- nominations wanted. If you know someone who you think is amazing please enter them for the award

The good citizens award

2018

 

We are looking for nominations for this years good citizens ward.

The good citizens award is an annual award and is fantastic achievement and honour for anyone who receives it.

The award is given to those people in our community who do those amazing selfless things that most of us can’t or are not able to do.

If you know someone who you believe does amazing things for the community or for people who need help the most then please send in your nomination.

The closing date is Tuesday 17th July.

Please send all nominations to the town clerk-

either email- egremontmarkethall@outlook.com

or email- egremonttowncouncil.co.uk

or by letter to- Egremont Town Council
Market Hall Offices
Market St
Egremont
Cumbria CA22 2DF

National litter picking day- Friday July 6th

National litter picking day

Friday July 6th

 

Egremont town council are taking part in the National litter picking day.

We are proud to be part of the nations desire to clean our towns streets.

Recently the town came top of a nation wide survey of market towns- a fantastic achievement for our community and all who live in it. The following week the town will be judged as part of the Cumbria in bloom. Last year we achieved a bronze- this year we want to achieve at least a silver.

Please come along- we will be meeting up at 10am on Friday 6th July at the Market hall and we will be working our way around the streets trying to collect as much litter as possible.

We will be joined by students from the parish schools as well as members of Calderwood house and other local groups.

Please come along and join in, we will have bags, gloves, litter pickers and a lot of fun!