Egremont fire station achieves another clothing bank award and CAN YOU HELP EGREMONT FIRE STATION WIN THE JANUARY 2020 NATIONAL TEXTILE COMPETITION FOR THE 6TH YEAR!!

Last year we managed to collect a massive 14.7 tonnes which raised over £3,240 for the Firefighters Charity and with your help again this year we are going to attempt to break 15 tonnes. Please drop off your textiles from 1st – 31st January at Egremont Fire Station.


Thanks for your support.

Egremont’s Bookwell school ranked high in national table

Bookwell Primary School, in Egremont, was placed 18th out of 250 top performing state primary schools in the 2020 edition of ‘Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide’, which is now in its 27th edition.
The guide identifies the highest achieving schools in the UK, based on their most recent SATS test results.
Scores for reading, GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling) and maths are scaled and averaged.

Average scores of 100 represents the expected standard children should achieve by the end of Year 6.
A score of 110 or above in any of the three measures indicates children working at a ‘higher’ level of attainment.
Bookwell scored an aggregate score of 339 from their 2018 results, achieving 112 in reading; 111 in maths and 116 in grammar.
Headteacher Russell Hardy attributes the excellent ranking and results to the school’s approach to support pupils without putting pressure on them.

Egremont town council gives much needed charity funds

Egremont Town Council is extremely proud to support the following groups who were recently presented with a financial donation at their monthly council meeting.

Adrian Cozens from North Lakes Foodbank was presented with a cheque for £3,000 to go towards the cost of providing a Citizen’s Advice worker to attend the Egremont branch of the Foodbank every Tuesday & Friday from 1 – 3pm. This is an invaluable service for residents in need and helps them find assistance in times of crisis.

A cheque for £250 was then presented to Helen Shipton-Smith of Egremont Fair Trade Town Campaign to pay towards the cost of running the micro bus which picks up people from remote areas and brings them to the Farmers Market but time is allowed for them to do their shopping in town so the local businesses also benefit. The Farmers Market is held in Egremont Market Hall every 3rd Friday of the month between 9am – 1pm and it offers a wide range of food, crafts and much more.

Finally, a donation of £50 was presented to Andrew Chestney and Margaret Coiles on behalf of Age UK based in the De Lucy Centre to enable them to create a seating area and more plants in the community garden at the rear of the building and which is available for the public to use. For more information, please contact the De Lucy Centre on 828100.

Gareth Edwards of Egremont veterans club royal albert hall honour

An Egremont & District standard bearer was selected to represent the county of Cumberland & Westmorland at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday night.
Gareth Edwards travelled to the event with Kevin Rishworth – Egremont & District branch chairman, so that they could share the driving and drive through the night to get back in time for the parade in Egremont on Sunday.
Gareth said: “It was a moving and humbling experience, it was an absolute privilege and a real honour to ensure the county and the town of Egremont was represented and in front of the Queen, who is our commander-in-chief.”

They both made it back in time for the Egremont parade and wreath laying service at Moor Row, which were both well attended.
The branch were delighted with one generous donation, from 11 year old Lily-Mae Dunn, who saved her snack and pocket money up and donated £23 to the poppy appeal.
Gareth said: “She did it as a surprise last year as well, then rang dad to say she wanted to donate again this year. It’s absolutely magic. It’s a wonderful act of selflessness by saving up her money. It shows the youth of today are remembering and do care.”

The Lad Barber at Egremont also joined in with the remembrance events with a fantastic display in the shop window depicting a remembrance theme and on November 11 they offered free haircuts to veterans and if veterans refused the offer, Kelly Ann Kirkbride and owner Gary Somerville said they would donate money to the Royal British Legion.

Egremont streets that bit cleaner thanks to the latest community litter pick

Egremont Town Council held a Community Litter Pick on the morning of Friday 8th November.

As it was such a lovely sunny morning there was a fantastic turn out for the event with volunteers from Bookwell and St. Bridget’s Primary schools, Egremont Youth Partnership, Eg Flood, Home Group as well as Copeland and Town Councillors and as a result in excess of 20 bags of rubbish were collected.

If you would like to take part in our next community litter pick or if you would wish to organise your own then please contact the town council office 01946820254