The good citizens of the year awards

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. 

Cumbria in bloom awards 2019: How did Egremont get on?

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.

 

 

The royal British legion -Egremont branch 75th anniversary day

Egremont & District Branch

Parade and Service to layup Old Standard, Dedicate New Standard and celebrate 75 years since the Branch formation

Saturday 14th September 2019

· Parade March Off at 16:30 from Egremont Conservative Club

· Church Service at St Mary’s & St Michael’s Church at 16:45

· After the Church Service Refreshments and Raffle at Egremont Veteran’s Club from 18:15

· Bingo & Entertainment from 20:45 till late

Elected Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie, will also be in attendance as Guest of Honour

All Welcome to come and share in our Branches special day

Contact for further information:

Gareth Edwards (0717001884) or Kevin Rishworth (07856054655)

Want to learn about volunteering and the voluntary sector here is the latest about County volunteering network meeting and training

Cumbria CVS- County volunteering network meeting and training

Want to learn about volunteering and the voluntary sector here is the latest about County volunteering network meeting and training:-

Voluntary car drivers need in West Cumbria


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

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

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.