Come along and help clean your streets- Community litter pick Friday 30th August 10am

The latest community litter pick will be taking place on Friday August 30th.

You can arrive between 0945-1000 outside of the Market hall then the litter picking will begin at 10am. Gloves, florescent vests, bags and pickers will be available for all- please come along and help to keep our streets clean.

If you have any ideas of where best to clear please let us know- all ages and abilities welcome. Looking forward to seeing you all then.

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

Lowes court gallery -AGM

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
MONDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER 2019
7PM
AT LOWES COURT GALLERY

THIS MEETING WILL REVIEW THE ACCOUNTS
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2019
AND ALSO VOTE ON A RESOLUTION TO FORMALLY CLOSE THE CURRENT CHARITY
AND TRANSFER ALL ASSETS TO THE NEW COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY

We look forward to seeing as many as possible of our paid up Members and Friends who are eligible to vote at this important meeting

We have also not yet gained a lease with Copeland Borough Council. This lease is going to be based on the fact that the building is a “Community Asset” and will be a long term lease on a peppercorn rent. This will again mean that we are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the Grade II listed building, but having a long term lease should hopefully mean we can access grant funding to improve the fabric of the building and safeguard it’s future.

This is a very exciting time for Lowes Court Gallery, as it is the beginning of a new era and we hope that you will continue to support us for many years to come
Kind Regards
Sue Cole
Membership Secretary

“LOWES COURT GALLERY CIC No 11973910 was registered as a non profit making, social enterprise on the 1st May 2019. However, we are still trading as a Charity at the moment, as we have not managed to set up a bank account in the new entity yet. We intend to start trading wef 1st October 2019 after the AGM has been held.

4th annual interschool balling competition

On Monday 1st July pupils from the parish’s four schools took part in the annual interschool balling competition.

It was a lovely summers day and the competition was fierce. The sun beat down and sweat dripped from their brows -yet they all kept their concentration and had fun. The end result was:-

 

Moor Row School- 1st place
St Bridgets school- 2nd place

Orgill school- 3rd place
Bookwell school- 4th place

Young player award pupil from Bookwell school

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.

Egremont youth partnership receive much needed funds from Egremont town council

Egremont youth partnership, based in the Core centre situated behind the former Methodist church was given some much needed funds today.

Egremont town council gave the youth centre a £1000 cheque to help fund the partnerships activities and to support their future endeavours.

 Egremont town council’s chair person- Cllr Neil Ferguson congratulated the centre on their work and for their help in solving antisocial behaviour and promoting opportunities for personal development. 

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

Town councillors take on the best bowlers

On Thursday Egremont town councillors competed against the best of Egremont bowling team.
Cllr Steven Bell, Chair person Neil Ferguson, Cllr Graham Calvin, Cllr Tom Higgins, Cllr Mike McVeigh, Cllr Sam Pollen and former councillor Jacqui Smith took part against Eg remonts’ finest.
It was a lovely summers evening with temperatures soaring the bowling club chair picked the teams and began proceedings.

The competition was fierce, there were missed shots and missed chances. The beautiful surroundings inspired the best from everyone but by the end there were  no overall winners. Everyone had a lot of fun and enjoyed refreshments at the end.

Anyone interested in joining the club or having a came of bowls membership is £35 a year or just £3 a day. Bowls are available from the club to use, casual attire is welcome.

The club is open from 2pm until 8pm. All ages and abilities are welcome.