Moor row traffic calming meeting- 1800hrs Wednesday 22nd August, Moor row working mens club

Moor row traffic calming meeting

1800hrs Wednesday 22nd August

Moor row working men’s club

  Next Wednesday will be a meeting about the Cumbria county council’s traffic calming plans for Moor row.

For quite some time there has been serious concerns about the amount of traffic that passes through Moor row village and a large number of accidents and fatalities on the A595 at the Scagill road entrance.

The meeting will be Chaired by Cumbria county councillor Chris Whiteside who with the help of several County council officers will give details of the plans to alleviate these issues. Also present will be Copeland and town councillors.

Please come a long and find out what will be happening and to pass on your opinions or concerns.

The meeting takes place at 6pm in the Moor row working men’s club on Wednesday August 22nd.

Cumbria in bloom school entries 2018

Cumbria in bloom

school entries



On Thursday 12th July Egremont town council chair person Neil Ferguson and Vice chair Sam Pollen attended the Cumbria in bloom school awards.

 The awards were presented by Alan Heath, former Cumbria in bloom chair person and now judge. Attending the meeting were children from Westlakes academy and other pupils from all over west Cumbria.

The school pupils have worked tirelessly for a year pruning, trimming, digging and planting. Learning new and exciting things about gardening and horticulture.

Mr Heath gave details of each school’s entries and presented photos of their hard endeavours. Cllr Ferguson gave brief speech then presented each school with an achievement award.

In September the winners of the annual Cumbria in bloom awards with be announced and presented at the ceremony which this year take place in Ulverston.

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


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

THE Beacon Museum is appealing to the local public to help create a commemorative display later in the year.

THE Beacon Museum is appealing to the local public to help create a commemorative display later in the year.

A Brave New World will be held at the Whitehaven museum from October 6 to November 11, to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1918 armistice and its aftermath. This exhibition coincides with the centenary of the end of hostilities on the western front, and special events will be taking place across the borough in remembrance. The exhibition will explore what life was like for the returning service members and what came next as they transitioned from war to peacetime.

Alan Gillon, from the Beacon Museum, said: “This is about local people who came back to a changed world. Many of their friends and family did not return with them and it was a massively challenging time for people who had been through so much. The First World War was very real for people on the home front also, with the U-boat attack on Lowca in 1915 an obvious reminder that the threat was not far removed. Many are also not aware of the many Belgian refugees who lived and worked in the area. There were over a quarter of a million stayed in Britain during and after the war.”

The Beacon Museum is appealing for items to display in its temporary World War One exhibition.

Mr Gillon added: “We want small artefacts that have links to this area from that time. If it is connected to life during or immediately after the First World War, then it will be considered by our curatorial team. We intend to create a small display of locally loaned items that will complement our collection of artefacts, such as the famous Victoria Cross medal that was bestowed upon Private Abraham Acton.”

The exhibition will culminate in an Armistice Day ceremony, when local schools will be participating in a memorial display. The aim is for the story panels from the exhibition to then be toured around local parishes in the ensuing months for locals to see the displays in their own districts. Anyone who would like more information on hosting the display during late 2018/early 2019 is asked to contact the museum.

Anyone who has an object that they would be happy to loan for this exhibition is asked to email the curatorial team at Emails should include a digital image of the item with dimensions, description and condition. The team will reply as soon as possible, however due to space and possible duplication, it is possible that not all objects that are offered will be used for the exhibition.

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.

3rd Annual inter school bowling competition – Mon 2nd July 18

3rd Annual

inter school bowling competition 

Mon 2nd July 18

On Monday July 2nd students from four local schools met at the Egremont bowling club for the 3rd inter-school bowling competition.

Pupils from Bookwell, Orgill, Moor row and St. Bridget’s schools turned up on a gorgeous Monday afternoon to fight it out and see who could be this years champions.

The pupils and bowling club stalwarts had much fun and enjoyed working together to learn from each other new skills and finding out about each other.

the winners were- Orgill Juniors school

runners up were- Moor row school

3r place went to –Bookwell school

4th place went to – St. Bridgets school

Well done to all the members of each team.

Egremont fire fighters win an award for their charity works

Egremont fire fighters

win an award for

their charity works

Firefighters from Egremont Fire Station have received national recognition for their great charity fund-raising efforts.
They have been named runners-up in the national Team of the Year award category at the Fire Fighters Charity (FFC) Spirit of Fire Awards 2018.
Three members of staff from Egremont Fire Station and their partners, supported by Cumbria County Council’s Chief Fire Officer Steve Healey, attended the awards ceremony in London on Thursday 21 June. Afterwards they visited No 10 Downing Street for a post-awards reception hosted by Home Secretary Sajid Javid.
The team from Egremont Fire Station were shortlisted for the award in recognition of their tireless fund-raising work. In total, the team has raised nearly £6,000 for the Fire Fighters Charity last year alone.
They are one of the most successful fire stations in the UK for fund-raising, especially when it comes to textile recycling. They have twice won the FFC’s annual clothing and textiles recycling competition nationally, collecting 11 tonnes in January 2017 alone.
The Egremont team also runs a Santa’s grotto, routinely puts on charity car washes and supported firefighters and fire personnel affected by the Grenfell Tower fire by climbing Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England, in full fire kit.
Steve Healey, Cumbria’s Chief Fire Officer, praised the team’s efforts, saying: “The whole team at Egremont Fire Station do terrific work supporting the Fire Fighters Charity and they fully deserve this national recognition for their superb fund-raising efforts.”
The Spirit of Fire Awards celebrate the inspirational achievements and support that the FFC has received from individuals and teams throughout the country.
The charity provides a range of support services, including rehabilitation, recuperation, psychological and nursing, for the fire and rescue community nationally.