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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Results- The great Cumbria litter pick 2018

The Great Cumbrian

Litter Pick 2018


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:
· See the photo gallery:


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
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
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

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.


Andrew Clarke
Communications and Engagement Manager
Tel: 01946 598353
Mob: 07880997246


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

Frankie Dunnery

In concert


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

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.