Removal of the weir at Ennerdale mill
to let you know the work on the removal of Ennerdale Mill Weir has started and access to the site is not allowed for health and safety reasons.
The footpath from the allotments along the river is still open but fenced off from the work site (the work site can however still be easily seen from the footpath or the opposite bank).
Site visits can be arranged to the site by the site manager although the correct PPE will need to be warn and a site induction given. If anyone would like further information or to book a site tour (these will be arranged in small groups) please contact myself or Luke Bryant (cc’d).
West Cumbria Rivers Trust,
32 Lake Road,
Egremont town council
mark the RAF
Egremont Town Council have today completed their commemorative flower display to commemorate the 100th year of the RAF.
The floral display is situated opposite the cemetery and is a wonderful celebration of thanks to the endeavours of the many west Cumbrian officers who have served the RAF over the last century.
The display is the work of the Town council’s very own cemetery care taker – Nelson Shepard. Nelson continues to work wonders for the community and deserves all our gratitude for his amazing work.
The Beacon Museum once again
becomes free to Copeland residents this week.
From Tuesday April 17, The award-winning museum will offer free admission for those Copeland residents who have signed up for a Copeland Pass.
The Copeland Pass offers residents full access to all exhibitions at certain times of the year. This current period runs from Tuesday April 17 until Friday June 8, and features two new exhibitions.
Waggonways to Whitehaven: West Cumbria on Rails depicts the history of the West Cumbrian rail network, with a specific focus on Whitehaven. Artefacts from local contributors combined with the museum collection result in an absorbing introduction to the history of the local railways.
Pirates! Fact and Fiction is a celebration of all things ‘pirate,’ with film and television costumes combining with real artefacts to tell tales from the high seas.
Both exhibitions run until Sunday June 3, and the summer half term is included in the Copeland Pass free entry period.
Applicants for the Copeland Pass must have a Copeland postcode and bring an ID to register upon visiting.
The Beacon Museum’s business development manager, Alan Irwin, said: “We run the Copeland Pass to ensure residents have access to the museum for as much of the year as we can offer. I would urge those who haven’t visited lately to use this opportunity to give their local museum a try.
“We do charge for some exhibitions, outside the free Copeland Pass periods – this means we can not only keep our doors open, but also offer new exhibitions and content for visitors to enjoy.”
The museum had a busy Easter period, welcoming nearly 1,000 extra visitors compared to Easter last year. This was driven by the success of Nick Sharratt’s Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants exhibition, as well as an imaginative array of events and workshops.
For full listings of exhibitions and events, visit thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or call 01946 592302.
EGREMONT play park
has been given a new lease of life
by Copeland Borough Council.
AN EGREMONT play park has been given a new lease of life by Copeland Borough Council.
Repairs to the play area at Orgill park have been made alongside a refresh of the play bark throughout the site.
The Copeland Council Parks and Open Spaces team is responsible for cleaning and maintaining 14 play areas and two teen spaces across the borough.
The award-winning team was ranked top in the UK by the Association for Public Service Excellence, for the value-for-money way it looks after its open spaces, in 2016.
Councillor Mark Holliday, Portfolio Holder for Open Spaces, said: “Our team got to work making essential repairs to the equipment, and replacing the play bark in time for the Easter school holidays.
“The park is a well-used local facility and the spruce-up means that it was enjoyed by all throughout the Easter break.”
Egremont Town Council, at their Town Council meeting held on 21st February 2017, presented Egremont Crab Fair Committee representatives – Steve Foster & Callum Scott with a cheque for £10,000 towards the 750th anniversary of the Egremont Crab Fair in September.
Steve Foster thanked Councillors for their very generous donation and he confirmed that it will certainly go a long way to help them achieve what they have planned.
Lena Hogg – Chairperson of Egremont Town Council stated that this Council is happy to support the Egremont Crab Fair Committee and this local event which is not only enjoyed by locals but one which attracts a lot of visitors from around the world and Councillors wished them every success for this very special celebration.
Lowes Court Gallery has been in existence for over forty years and has supported the work of artists living and working in Egremont and surrounding villages, after the association had sensitively restored the oldest building in the Main Street in 19783 and creating a gallery and shop so if you are looking for something unique, then pop into the shop or go online at www.lowescourt.co.uk