This years good citizen/s of the year award winners was this year as all years very difficult to give as there are so many people who do so many great things.
The town council because its so hard to decided between individuals or groups who do tireless good deeds to have two awards and individual award and a group award.
The group award was presented by Cllr Neil Ferguson, chairperson to Egremont bowling green.
Egremont bowling green recently won two awards at the Cumbria in bloom awards. The club have to members who work tirelessly throughout the year to both improve the look of the bowling green and club but also many members who work in the community to increase the clubs profile and to promote bowling as a hobby and game for youths. Alan Hall, Marjorie Percival and Ken Amor represented the club.
The individual award was given to a lady who has done so much work to begin, promote and run the Egremont farmers market. The winner has asked not to be named which shows so much of what she is all about.
Egremont town council would like to thank both winners for their hard work and dedication- which we are sure everyone in the parish is very grateful for. Best wishes to all and all the best for you in the future.
Egremont chairperson- Neil Ferguson and Egremont cemetery curator- Nelson Shepherd attended the Cumbria in Bloom award ceremony in Carlisle last week and there were several new categories this year and other categories were amalgamated.
Egremont as a town was awarded – Silver. This is disappointing as last year we gained a silver gilt but this year work began a little late but the displays were fantastic. Next year we hope to regain the Silver gilt award with all of the community and local businesses help.
Egremont Cemetery, as in previous years has won awards. This is thanks the great work and commitment of the curator Nelson Shepherd. Bothe cemetery grounds and the Jubilee Garden were awarded, yet again, an “outstanding” level gaining 96/100 marks.
Member of the Egremont Bowling Green also attended. After last years fantastic work and achievement they were awarded 96/100 marks in the Special Category Nominations. A fantastic achievement and well worthy. The town council recently gave the Bowling green the 2019 Good Citizen’s Group Award for all their amazing efforts
Calderwood house received 77/100 marks for the Greening Grey Britain for Wildlife & People category. Calderwood house do a lot of amazing work within the community and help to make our town and parish look so much better than it may otherwise be
Egremont schools- Bookwell, St Bridget’s & Orgill as a whole, were awarded 81/100 and came runner up in the Young Peoples Award Nomination. A well deserved award and a fantastic achievement also.
Spare time on your hands? Volunteer drivers needed in west Cumbria
What is the Voluntary Car Scheme? The Voluntary Car Scheme provides transport to members of the community of any age (under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult) who cannot make their journey by public or private transport.
What does a Volunteer Driver do? Volunteer Drivers use their own car to provide journeys which are co-ordinated locally. Expenses are reimbursed.
Why be a Volunteer Driver? Volunteering can be: -Fun and helpful -Getting to know people in your community -Experience to help get a job -A hobby for when you retire
How can I find out more? If you are interested in driving for the scheme and would like an informal chat, please contact:
Cumbria County Council – Voluntary Social Car Scheme cumbria.gov.uk/voluntarycarscheme or /facebook.com/Cumbriacc
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.