Copeland GDF working group invite you to their virtual meeting- have your opinion heard on where nuclear wste could be stored

The search has started to find a suitable site and a willing community to host a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) for the UK’s higher level radioactive waste. Community consent is at the heart of the process and a GDF cannot be built unless there’s a suitable site and a willing community.

The Copeland GDF Working Group has started its engagement with local people on the potential for further consideration of a GDF somewhere in the area of Copeland. As part of this engagement, we produce a monthly newsletter which anyone in the community can sign up to, please do so here via our dedicated website. Please feel free to share this link with others.

We can also offer community newsletters/groups/organisations such as yours, the opportunity of receiving regular information from us. If this is something which you would be interested in, please let me know an approximate number of words you would like, a list of deadlines and whether you require photographs.

Also, we can hold ‘virtual’ meetings with you if you would like so that you can talk to us directly. Our email address is gdfinfo-copeland@nda.gov.uk

Copeland GDF Working Group has three main tasks – begin to understand community issues, concerns and questions about GDF; identify a search area or areas within Copeland which could then be further investigated for potential locations for a GDF, and identify initial members for a Community Partnership that could take that work forward. The Working Group will not identify specific sites or decide on locations, it will merely suggest areas for further consideration by a Community Partnership.

 

If you have any questions, please do get in touch.

 

Gill

 

 

Gillian Thorne

Working Group Communications Lead

Radioactive Waste Management

Herdus House
Westlakes Science and Technology Park
Moor Row
Cumbria
CA24 3HU

T: 01925 802440

M: 07513 484807

E: gillian.thorne@nda.gov.uk

W: gov.uk/rwm – Geological Disposal

Urgent: Road closure notice – St.Bridgets lane/Nelson squar

Hello,

A temporary road closure has been put in place to allow Electricity North West Ltd to carry out utility repair works which are expected to commence 25th January 2021 and anticipated to take 14 days to complete.

Please see below details of the extents of the closure and alternative route, the relevant legal notice can be viewed at https://one.network/downloads/tm/1026/notice_f70504c021.pdf and a location plan clearly showing the extents of the road closure and diversion route can be found on one.network via link https://one.network/?tm=119618098

Location: St Bridget’s Lane, Egremont from its junction with Nelson Square extending in a south easterly direction for approx. 130m.

Alternative Route: A way for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will be maintained at all times and a suitable alternative route for vehicles will be signed and available via Nelson Square, Central Avenue and Castle Villas.

URGENT: Outpatient appointments suspended at North Cumbria Integrated Care

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust is suspending most outpatient appointments from today unless it is urgent. 

As the number of patients with COVID-19 continues to increase in the trusts hospitals, the difficult decision has been made to suspend  outpatient clinics at the Cumberland Infirmary, West Cumberland Hospital and community sites from Friday the 8th of January 2021.

 

Urgent appointments will still go ahead and will be assessed on a case by case basis. This will be for a period of two weeks and reviewed on a weekly basis. This will enable us to redeploy medical staff to the wards where extra support is required at this time. 

  

Dr Rod Harpin, Medical Director at North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, said:

 

“In the last week, we have seen a doubling of patients with COVID-19 being admitted into our hospitals and we are expecting this to increase in the coming weeks.  Combined with the fact that many of our staff are having to self-isolate, this brings challenges in delivering our normal services. It is for that reason; we have taken the difficult decision to begin to stand down some routine services including all non- urgent outpatient clinics; and to redeploy staff from these services to assist in maintaining core and emergency services across our hospitals.

 

“We realise this can be distressing for patients awaiting appointments; however, this decision has been made to prioritise the safety and healthcare needs of our patients. We will endeavour to restart all services as soon as it is safe to do so and will continue to share regular updates. We thank all of our patients for their cooperation at this time.”

 

The Trust is contacting all patients affected, so patients are not required to contact the Trust. If you have not been told your appointment has been cancelled, or you are invited to attend, please do so as this means your case will have been assessed and we would like to see you. 

 

The Trust has strict infection prevention measures in place for your safety in the hospital, please wear a mask or face covering, available at the main entrances if you do not have one, use hand sanitisers on entry and exit, stick to the marked one way systems and stay 2m away from others. 

  • Choose our services wisely – if you have been invited for an appointment, please attend. The NHS is still here for you, but please choose the service most appropriate for their need when they need to access medical help. This includes:

o   111 – this service provides 24 hour advice on any healthcare need

o   Pharmacy – think pharmacy first where there are trained professionals who can prescribe medicines and give advice

o   GP – for ongoing or persistent medical issues

o   Minor injuries and Urgent Treatment centres – for urgent but not life-threatening issues

o   A&E – for life-threatening and serious emergencies only.

  • Maternity guidance – If you have any worries regarding your maternity care, your points of contact have not changed. Your midwife is here for you and will be able to discuss your queries.

Announcement: All events & classes in the Market hall have been cancelled and the Hall is closed

Please note- All events & classes in the Market hall have been cancelled and the Hall is closed.

No booking or classed of any kind will be taken until the national lockdown ends and we are out of tier 3 or tier 4.

Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

Thank you. Stay safe.

Urgent: Road closure notice- Croadalla avenue will be closed to traffic from 5th January

Cumbria county council have issued a urgent road closure notice.

From Tuesday 5th January Croadalla avenue, Orgill will be closed to traffic in both directions. The road is to remain closed for two weeks.

This is due to the ongoing flood defense work that is due to be completed by summer 2021.

Egremont Covid 19 support group bring Christmas cheer and much needed support to many in the community.

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Egremont Covid 19 Group today delivered 25 Christmas parcels to people in our parish from funding from LLWR, they were made up of a £10 tray of meat from Wilsons and Napiers, a £10 box of fruit & veg from Marion’s and a tub of chocolates – we are sure this will be welcomed by every one of them and will help go towards ensuring they have enough to eat and enjoy over Christmas.
On top of this, Age Concern and Westlakes Academy ran a scheme whereby a gift was donated by a pupil from the Academy for the elderly in our parish and today we will be calling on 30 elderly people to give them a small gift to show how appreciated they are in our community and valued.Image may contain: 2 people, table and indoor
The £50 vouchers that were given out to families within the primary schools, again funded by LLWR has been a great success and we are sure that this has been a great help to these families at this time.
Our thanks must go to LLWR, Egremont Town Council and to the Co-op. Wilsons Butchers, Napiers Butchers and Marion’s who agreed to partake in this scheme and who have discreetly served customers who have a voucher and have rounded costs down to accommodate them – thank you all.Image may contain: one or more people, phone, table and indoor
Finally, in this difficult year which is not over yet – our thanks must go to all those volunteers who have assisted our Covid 19 Group in ensuring that people in our community have been looked after and have not felt isolated so to each and every one of you – a massive thank you and we hope that everyone enjoys a safe and happy Christmas and though there will be challenges ahead, we can face them together as a community.Image may contain: food
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NHS Blood and Transplant and we still need your help this Christmas and New year period

NHS Blood and Transplant and we still need your help this Christmas and New year period.

We have an upcoming blood donation session at Egremont, Town Council Market Hall on 29th January, with lots of available appointments. We would be grateful if you could help us spread the word. 

We are working closely with the rest of the NHS to keep supplying lifesaving blood to hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic and we need people to keep donating as normal. We have extra safety measures in place and every precaution is being taken to eliminate the risk of covid-19 transmission at our blood donation sessions. Having an appointment to give blood is classed as essential travel and will be exempt from any local or national travel restrictions.   

  Black, Asian and minority ethnic donors are also specifically needed right now, because:  

Some patients who receive frequent blood transfusions need blood to be closely matched to their own  

 A number of blood conditions, like sickle cell disease which is treated through blood transfusions, most commonly affect black, Asian and minority ethnic people  

 The best match typically comes from blood donors from the same ethnic background  

  While people from all communities and backgrounds do give blood, fewer than 5% of our blood donors who gave blood in the last year were from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. This is despite BAME communities representing around 14% of the population. We want to try and readdress this balance.  

Egremont Poster

 We would be very grateful if you were to communicate this message with anyone you feel may be interested in donating blood. I have also attached a poster and some social media graphics which could be displayed in your premises, posted on your channels or forwarded onto individuals to provide more information.

  Whether you are a new or regular donor, please visit blood.co.uk, download the GiveBlood app or call us on 0300 123 23 23 to book an appointment today.   

  Thank you for helping us to save lives.

We hope you have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Egremont town council: office availability over the festive season

Egremont town council office will close from 13:00 hours on Thursday December 24th and will reopen on Tuesday December 29th.

The office will be open from 09:00 until 13:00 on both Tuesday and Wednesday and will close again at 13:00 hours on Thursday December 31st, 

The office will then reopen once again from 09:00 until 13:00 hours from Monday January 4th 2021.

Egremont Christmas Stars Competition winners

 
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Congratulations to our lucky Egremont Christmas Stars Competition
 
Luca Clements
Ella-Mai Huddart
Harry Kegg
Maisie Young
Kieran Sharpe
Jennifer Bowden & children
Rio Park
Jacob Mott
Matthew & Amaia Powe
Callum Simpson
 
If we have not managed to get hold of you then could you please call In to the Egremont Town Council offices, to the rear of the Market Hall and collect your prize.
 
Well done to all winners and thank you to everyone who took part.
 
Please find the list of which shops the Christmas stars were located in and what was on the star.
Thank you to all those who participated both star spotters and shops.
 
KITCHEN SHOP ​​FIRE PLACE
SPUDS & CO ​​FATHER CHRISTMAS
LOWES COURT​​CHRISTMAS ELF
WILSONS ​​SNOWMAN
FRASERS ​​CANDY CANE
GREGGS​​ GINGERBREAD HOUSE
D’MOUNTERS​​REINDEER
TONY MARKS​​CHRISTMAS STOCKING
NICE BITES ​​CHRISTMAS PUDDING
MARIONS ​​NUTCRACKER/SOLDIER
MEMORY LANE ​​CHRISTMAS STAR
COHENS CHEMIST​CHRISTMAS HAT​​
MCCOLLS​​CHRISTMAS TREE
MILLCROFT VETS​CHRISTMAS ROBIN
BOOTS CHEMIST​CHRISTMAS PRESENTS