Due to the ongoing COVID 19 outbreak and new government guidelines next weeks (Tues 20th October 2020) has had to be cancelled.
We hope to have all meetings return to normal within the near future.
Egremont Town Council would like to give a big shout out to members of our
community who have caught the litter picking bug and have been out collecting
in various areas of our parish. Our very own Town Councillor Tom Higgins along with other helpers like Barbara Mazurek have been out nearly every day and in the past week alone, he has collected well over 20 bags of rubbish.sadly a lot of what he has collected has been empty alcohol cans and smash ed bottles which has caused problems for dogs being walked along these paths but he is certainly doing a grand job and now along with other members of the public who have begun cleaning up areas where they live, where they walk etc,Egremont is looking a lot cleaner.
There is still a lot to do however, the main thing being getting the message
across to people to pick up after themselves, it’s a fundamental message taught
to our children throughout their lives but this simple act seems to have been
forgotten by some who choose to drop litter at their feet rather than put it into
one of the many bins provided.
The good news however is this ever- increasing band of like minded people who
care about the environment they live in and are willing to go out and look after
it. Their hard work has not gone unnoticed either, we have received some
really good comments and thanks about the difference they are making in our
community and each and every one of them deserve a pat on the back, well
done and keep up the good work.
Please of your say on this public consultation.
Framework for involving patients in patient safety’
NHS England and Improvement is asking for feedback on its framework to support patients and carers to be involved in the patient safety strategy.
The strategy was published in July 2019, and working with patients, carers, lay people, NHS frontline staff and commissioners, there is now a draft ‘Framework for involving patients in patient safety’, which we are now consulting on ahead of publishing a final version expected early 2021.
It is in 2 sections:
1) Describes how organisations should support patients, their families and carers to be directly involved in their own or their loved one’s safety;
2) Describes how organisations should support patients, carers, family members or other lay people to be involved in wider governance of safety activities.
It closes on October 18.
for the next four weeks featuring work by four West Cumbrian Artists:
Come along and view the work of these featured artists,
as well as other pieces by a variety of local artists.
We also have a range of hand made crafts for sale,
including some items for the festive season that is fast approaching!
We aim to be open
Monday to Sat from 10am to 1pm throughout October
so come along and support local industry by Shopping Local
It is also that time of year when we ask for Exhibitors to apply for space
to have their own Exhibition next year in 2021
You can apply for a full wall (roughly 4 metres x 2 metres)
or half a wall (which is approximately 7 average sized pieces)
As usual we intend to have a School’s Exhibition in February so we are asking
for submissions for the months of March through to December
Please apply by email to Lowescourt@gmail.com or by replying to this email
enclosing details of your name, preferred month and if possible medium
(2nd choice of month would be useful too)
UPDATE ON NEW GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS
EGREMONT MARKET HALL AND EGREMONT TOWN COUNCIL
NOW HAS ON DISPLAY THE QR POSTER IN THEIR FOYER AND
OFFICE FOYER – PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION.
The NHS COVID-19 app is currently being trialed and will launch on
Thursday 24 September in England and Wales, including QR check- in at
QR codes will be an important way for NHS Test and Trace in
England and NHS Test, Trace, Protect in Wales to contact multiple
people if coronavirus outbreaks are identified in venues
Businesses across England and Wales like pubs, restaurant s,
hairdressers and cinemas are being urged to ensure they have NHS QR
code posters visible on entry so customers who have downloade d the new
NHS COVID-19 app can use their smartphones to easily check- in.
The move comes ahead of a national launch of the NHS COVID-19 app
across England and Wales on Thursday 24 September.
The government will be supporting business es and venues to display the
QR codes, which can be downloaded via a website to display as posters in
Following the launch of the new COVID-19 app, customers and visitors in
England will be able to check- in on entry with their phone instead of
filling out a check- in book or tool specific to a business. This will allow
NHS Test and Trace to contact customers with public health advice
should there be a COVID-19 outbreak.
In England, using QR codes will help businesses meet the new legal
requirement to record the contact details of customers, visitors and staff
on their premises.
With coronavirus cases rising in the UK in the last few weeks it is
essential business es capitalize on the benefits QR codes can bring to
protect themselves and their customers.
When someone enters a venue and scans an official QR poster, the venue
information will be logged on the user’s phone. This information will stay
on a user’s phone for 21 days and if during that time a coronavirus
outbreak is identified at a location, the venue ID in question will be sent
to all devices. The device will check if users have been at that location
and if the app finds a match, users may get an alert with advice on what
to do based on the level of risk.
The more people download and use the NHS COVID-19 app, the more it
will help us to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
With COVID-19 cases rising again across the country, the NHS COVID-19
app is a useful tool to have in the toolbox, alongside the other measures,
to combat the rise in infections.
Businesses are just one sector to be urged to use the NHS Test and Trace
system. Universities, hospitals, leisure premises, civic centres and
libraries will also be urged to display posters in communal areas such as
cafes where people are likely to congregate for more than 15 minutes
and in close proximity.
We have been advised by Stagecoach that they will be making major revisions to their network in West Cumbria from 2 November
Listed below are full details of changes, if you are unsure of the effect on your area, please contact me and I will provide more specific information
I have included links to the current and new timetables
Service 1 : Whitehaven : Bransty – Parton – Lowca
- Will be split and become a standalone Lowca to Whitehaven service
- Mirehouse journeys will be served by an enhanced service 3/3A
- 18:00 bus Lowca to Whitehaven will no longer run
- Limited Sunday timetable is revised
- Will run from Lowther Street not Strand Street
Service 2 : Whitehaven – Kells
- Will run from Lowther Street rather than Stand Street
- Times revised
- Extra very early morning trip (replaces withdrawn 300)
- Last afternoon bus is at 17:35 rather than 17:50 – evening unchanged
- Time of morning 2A Monkwray school bus revised. Will fit with later start for younger pupils but not older pupils
- Sunday service revised – extra trip and 2 hourly timetable
Service 3 : Whitehaven – Mirehouse
- Currently hourly will become half hourly to replace withdrawn extension of 1 (buses run in clockwise / anticlockwise loops)
- Will only run from the Town Centre, so will no longer serves Tesco (which had limited usage).
- Will run from Lowther Street rather than Strand Street
- Timetable has buses on the two routes departing from Lowther Street 3 minutes apart and from Mirehouse Shops 2 minutes apart. Which effectively reduces the service from Mirehouse shops to around every half hour rather than current every fifteen minutes.
This has been discussed with Stagecoach management, but they are unable to include a better frequency within the schedule
- Limited Sunday service revised timetable
Service 29 : Workington – Lillyhall – Workington
- Replaces Services 300 / 301 (see below)
Service 30 : Maryport – Thornhill via Workington and Whitehaven
- Extra evening and Sunday journeys replacing current 301 (see below)
- College Day only journey to/from Seascale will no longer run (current timetable)
- Earlier journeys on Saturdays between Whitehaven and Thornhill
- Earlier journeys on Saturdays between Maryport and Workington
- Service 31 journeys (see below) will be re-numbered 30
Service 31 : Maryport – Frizington via Workington and Whitehaven
- Will be re-numbered 30
(concerns about confusion in Whitehaven with services with the same service number going to both Thornhill and Frizington have been discussed with Stagecoach)
- In Workington the route will be revised to follow the direct route followed by the Service 30, along Mossbay Road instead of Moorclose (which will get extra journeys on the new service 52 (was 46))
- Earlier journeys on Saturdays between Whitehaven and Frizington
- Extra Sunday journey which will become 2 hourly throughout most of day
- Journeys to/from Asby will no longer run
Service 32 : Egremont – Whitehaven via Cleator and Cleator Moor
- The current suspension of the 32 will become a permanent withdrawal
- All points are served by other buses except Cleator, which has no other service
- This service did offer a direct link to the West Cumberland Hospital from Cleator Moor (passengers will need to change from 31 to 30 on Inkerman Terrace in Whitehaven)
- The service also offered a link for out of hours travel for pupils in Cleator Moor who attend West Lakes Academy in Egremont
Service 46 : Workington – Salterbeck and Harrington
- Re-numbered 52
- Frequency drops from 3 to 2 buses an hour
- Will run into/out of Workington via the current 31 route via Moorclose (so will no longer serves Mossbay Road which will instead get extra journeys on 30 (was 31).
- In Salterbeck all journeys will run on current Service 46 route (i.e. no longer will run anti-clockwise on Service 46A route).
- Will interwork across town centre with old service 47 (also re-numbered 52)
- Sunday service will be reduced from every 60 to 90 minutes, and will follow weekday 52 route
Service 47 Workington – Seaton
- Re-numbered 52
- Frequency drops from 3 to 2 buses an hour
- Linked to old service 46 to Salterbeck to become through cross town service
Service 50/51 : Workington – Mirehouse
- Route unchanged and frequency unchanged but times revised
- Sunday service will be reduced from every 60 to 90 minutes. It will additionally serve Morrisons (but return times are poor – this has been discussed with Stagecoach)
Service 52 : Seaton – Workington – Salterbeck – Harrington
- New Service : Replaces Services 46 / 46A / 47 (see above)
Service 57 : Maryport Town Service
- Renumbered M1
- Will run to current Saturday timetable with first journey weekday journey at 0950 (was 0850) and last at 13:50 (was 1420)
- Will be run with a 16 seat minibus (from Sellafield contract) [the implementation of this may be delayed due to Social Distancing restrictions]
Service 300 : Carlisle – Whitehaven via Wigton, Aspatria, Maryport and Workington
- The route will be split at Workington, with the 300 only running Carlisle between Workington
- A separate 29 (replacing 300 and 302 journeys) running Workington – Whitehaven will maintain current frequency (see above)
- Anyone from South of Workington wishing to travel North of Maryport will need to change buses (those travelling to Maryport still have a through service on the 30/31 every 15 minutes)
- Early morning trip from Kells will be replaced by an extra Service 2 journey
Service 301 : Carlisle – Whitahaven via Wigton, Aspatria, Maryport and Workington
- North of Workington becomes 300
- South of Workington will be replaced by extra 30 journeys
Service 302 : Workington – Lillyhall – Distington – Whitehaven
- Replaced by new 29
- All will serve Joseph Noble Road (currently most 300 journeys do not)
- Will only serve Distington at peak times, (the off-peak 300 already by-passes Distington)
Workers at Lillyhall (not served by the 30/31) will still have a direct service at peak times.
Distington has a 15 minutes frequency service 30 to both Workington and Whitehaven
Service M1 : Maryport Town Service
- Replaces Services 57 (see above)
Highway Code: your views needed to improve safety
This week (31 August) a consultation has been launched seeking your views on proposed changes to the Highway Code.
The review is being held by the Department for Transport, to improve safety on pavements for:
- wheelchair users
- people with visual impairments
- prams or buggies
The main changes being proposed
The main changes being proposed are to:
- extend the London-style ban on pavement parking
- make it easier for councils to pass laws to prevent pavement parking
- give councils the power to fine offenders
You can read and respond to the consultation online, complete a form or send an email to share your views.