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.

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.


Armistice Centenary celebrations Nov 2018

Armistice Centenary celebrations

Nov 2018

Here are the timings for the Egremont and Moor Row Remembrance Sunday services;

Sunday 11th November

Egremont – 1030
Parade form up 1045
Service at War Memorial 1100
Church service at St Michael & St Mary’s
Entertainment and refreshments at Egremont RBL, all welcome

Moor Row – 1300
Monday 12th November
Meet at War Memorial for a service at 1100, all school children welcome.

Gareth Edwards
Branch Secretary
Egremont RBL

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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Volunteer wanted to run the Volunteer car scheme- it could be you!

Volunteer wanted

to run the Volunteer car scheme

Unfortunately the volunteer car scheme is no longer operational in Whitehaven, Egremont and Cleator Moor area at the moment. A volunteer is needed to come forward and co-ordinator to be found – if you know of anyone or if you are interested, the number to ring for more information is Katy on 07788 396194


What do you think of policing in west Cumbria, in particular Copeland? Complete this quick survey to offer your opinion and ideas of better future policing

What do you think of policing in west Cumbria,

in particular Copeland?

Complete this quick survey

to offer your opinion and ideas

of better future policing


The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), and Cumbria Constabulary have launched their joint annual public consultation survey. This gives people across the county the opportunity to let us know what is important to them and to help us improve the services we provide.

We would be really grateful if you could spend 15 minutes completing this year’s consultation survey. This will tell us:
· How safe you feel.
· Your views on local policing.
· How confident you are in Cumbria Constabulary.
· What you think the main policing priorities for the County are.
· What you think the main policing issues in your neighbourhood are.
· Whether antisocial driving takes place in your local neighbourhood.
· How you would like to engage with Cumbria Constabulary.
· If you have contacted the Constabulary in the past 12 months, how satisfied you were with the service you received.
· What you know about the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Your response will support us in shaping our future policing priorities, as well as help us to determine where we need to improve, and how we can do this.

If you are able to help, please click here and follow the attached link to access the survey via our website which is available until 30th September 2018.

Completing the survey will not require you to provide personal information which would enable you to be identified and therefore your response will be completely anonymous.

If you have any queries about this survey, please telephone 101, option 2, followed by extension number 48629 / 48814. Alternatively you can email

We want to reach as many people as possible, and to help us do this we would be really grateful if you could encourage others to complete this survey online via the Constabulary’s website (

If you would like to share your views with us going forward, why not become a member of Cumbria Constabulary’s Citizen’s Panel? To find out more please click here.

Thank you for your help.

Andy Burgess
Strategic Development Manager

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