Councillor position available- Egremont town council

Councillor position available

Egremont town council


There is a position available within Egremont town council for a new councillor.

If you wish to apply for the role as a Egremont town councillor please email the town council clerk at – or phone us on 01946820254

or make and appointment at:

Egremont Town Council
Market Hall Offices
Market St
Cumbria CA22 2DF

Rules -5(5) & 5(6) of the local rules act (parish and communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006 provides for a casual vacancy occurring in office or parish councillor within 6 (six) months before which a councillor would regularly have retired, Egremont town council may, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the period of 14days (fourteen) after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than Monday 10th December 2018) co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.


Budget consultation -Copeland borough council asks whats your local priorities?

Budget consultation

Copeland borough council asks

what are your local priorities?

On Thursday November 15th Copeland borough council launched this years budget consultation for 2019/20.

All councils have had significant reductions made to their operating budgets and have to find even more saving s over the next fiscal year. The borough council  has to find £500,000 worth of saving s whilst still performing their duties.


Please look at the consultation and return it to the council so they know where you would prioritise borough council expenditure

Cumbria police- Ask for Angela safety initiative

Cumbria police

Ask for Angela

safety initiative


Bars and pubs across the county have signed up to the Ask for Angela safety initiative.

This is a simple code word campaign for people feeling unsafe when on a date. It encourages people to discreetly ask for help by going to the bar and Ask for Angela – a phrase aimed at alerting staff for help so they can defuse a situation.

Once alerted, the person is taken aside or to a safe location so they can speak in confidence about what help they may need. Staff can then call a taxi, contact their friends or family or direct the individual out of the venue via an alternative exit.

More information available here:

Moor row road safety improvements, still a chance to have your say

Moor row road safety improvements

still a chance to have your say


The Scalegill road speed ramps consultation will soon be ending.

   Cumbria county council launched the Moor row road safety – Scalegill road speed ramps was launched on Monday October 22nd.

The plans are to have several speed humps installed along the full stretch of Scalegill road to help slow traffic as they enter or exit the village– especially as traffic passes Moor row school.

The consultation is soon to end so if you haven’t committed your opinions please do so by Saturday November 17th.

The fantastic mural- Moor rows’ wonderful new addition

The fantastic mural

Moor rows’

wonderful new addition

Moor row has a wonderful new addition- this wonderful new mural.

It is situated on the  gable end wall of the Emmanuel Church/ Phoenix youth centre. It is the work The Colourful north Cic.  It was commissioned as part of the Armistice centenary and it is thanks to Moor rows’ own residents who funded the project. The names of all residents who fought in the great war are listed there too

Egremont town council would like to thank all who helped to create or find the funs to create this fantastic memorial.

If any parish residents have not had a chance seeing the wonderful mural please make your way to  Moor Row  and have a look.

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.

Autism awareness- County council autism champion Mike Hawkins

Autism awareness.

Mike Hawkins  is the County council’s Copeland area Autism champion.

Cllr Mike Hawkins can give full details of autism, autism spectrum- including Asperger’s. during his presentations he can give details of the two libraries that are autism friendly- Whitehaven and Millom, of businesses that offer help to autistic people and families, that Manchester and Newcastle airports offer fantastic help and guidance to those who have autistic family members and how to access this as well as the West Cumbria autism clinic based at Hensingham which has great facilities and carers. Also Cllr Hawkins can give courses and help to businesses and groups who wish to become autism aware.

Anyone who wishes to contact Cllr Mike Hawkins please phone-

07925132549 or email

URGENT- volunteers needed to be part of the Friends of the Castle group

Volunteers needed

to part of

the Friends of the Castle group

For over two decades the Friends of the Castle group have helped with the running and maintenance of Egremont castle.

The castle is owned by Lord Egremont who donates funds to the local  Lengthsmen scheme, who’s workers  maintain the castle grounds. This money pays for grass cutting, planting of flowers, tree maintenance and grounds repairs.

Unfortunately open and locking the gates and caretaker works are not part of this . The Friends of the Castle came into existence to ensure that the castle was maintained and to control the gates.

Like the Crab fair and Christmas lights committees the group was entirely voluntary -former teacher and councillor Peter Watson was integral to the group who are unfortunately no longer able to perform their duties anymore.

If the group is to continue to function they need new volunteers to help with caretaking duties and to take responsibility for operating the gates.

Anyone interested please contact the Egremont town council -01946820254/

Egremont community litter pick- Friday 26th October 10am

Egremont community litter pick

Friday 26th October 10am

outside of the market hall

Its that time again! Autumn is here and the leaves and turn colour and falling and the nights are drawing in.

Time for the community to come together.

The 1st community litter pick of autumn is taking place on Friday 26th October at 10am until midday. We meet up at the Market hall from 0945.

Please come along, join in  and help to keep the streets and paths clear of rubbish getting them spick and span for the Halloween.

Students from the local schools, members of Calderwood house, members local businesses, local councillors and of course the public. Pickers and bags will be available.

All ages and abilities welcome.