great Cumbria litter pick
On friday 6th July pupils from Bookwell school & Westlakes academy joined twenty others in the great Cumbria litter pick.
Eight pupils from Bookwell school, lead by teacher Amanda McEwan and six pupils from Westlakes lead by teacher Vicky Blackholl joined members of the public, residents and workers of Calderwood house, Chris Bowes of CO-OP, The lengthsment team and councillors from both Copeland and town councils came together to pick liiter from all over the town.
The volunteers split into three teams and collected over fifty bags of rubbish making Egremont paths and streets looking fantastically clean.
On Monday 9th July Egremont will be being judged as part of the Cumbria in Bloom awards.
Egremont town council has had the hanging baskets and planters moved and filled with lovely floral arrangements, grass and hedges have been cut and Calderwood house teams worked tirelessly to rid streets of any weeds. Last year Egremont received a bronze award, hopefully this year we can improve and go for the gold. The cemetery received three awards.
Many thanks must go out to all the pupils and teachers who took part in the litter pick and to Calderwood house and CO-OP for their fantastic help and to all the members of the public who have instilled so much pride into our amazing town.
inter school bowling competition
Mon 2nd July 18
On Monday July 2nd students from four local schools met at the Egremont bowling club for the 3rd inter-school bowling competition.
Pupils from Bookwell, Orgill, Moor row and St. Bridget’s schools turned up on a gorgeous Monday afternoon to fight it out and see who could be this years champions.
The pupils and bowling club stalwarts had much fun and enjoyed working together to learn from each other new skills and finding out about each other.
the winners were- Orgill Juniors school
runners up were- Moor row school
3r place went to –Bookwell school
4th place went to – St. Bridgets school
Well done to all the members of each team.
Egremont fire fighters
win an award for
their charity works
Firefighters from Egremont Fire Station have received national recognition for their great charity fund-raising efforts.
They have been named runners-up in the national Team of the Year award category at the Fire Fighters Charity (FFC) Spirit of Fire Awards 2018.
Three members of staff from Egremont Fire Station and their partners, supported by Cumbria County Council’s Chief Fire Officer Steve Healey, attended the awards ceremony in London on Thursday 21 June. Afterwards they visited No 10 Downing Street for a post-awards reception hosted by Home Secretary Sajid Javid.
The team from Egremont Fire Station were shortlisted for the award in recognition of their tireless fund-raising work. In total, the team has raised nearly £6,000 for the Fire Fighters Charity last year alone.
They are one of the most successful fire stations in the UK for fund-raising, especially when it comes to textile recycling. They have twice won the FFC’s annual clothing and textiles recycling competition nationally, collecting 11 tonnes in January 2017 alone.
The Egremont team also runs a Santa’s grotto, routinely puts on charity car washes and supported firefighters and fire personnel affected by the Grenfell Tower fire by climbing Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England, in full fire kit.
Steve Healey, Cumbria’s Chief Fire Officer, praised the team’s efforts, saying: “The whole team at Egremont Fire Station do terrific work supporting the Fire Fighters Charity and they fully deserve this national recognition for their superb fund-raising efforts.”
The Spirit of Fire Awards celebrate the inspirational achievements and support that the FFC has received from individuals and teams throughout the country.
The charity provides a range of support services, including rehabilitation, recuperation, psychological and nursing, for the fire and rescue community nationally.
Meeting place (former Methodist church)
Egremont main street
Saturday July 7th
10am until 1pm
Please go along and meet your member of parliament.
Trudy invites you to a coffee and chat then to join her on a community litter pick afterwards.
The good citizens award
We are looking for nominations for this years good citizens ward.
The good citizens award is an annual award and is fantastic achievement and honour for anyone who receives it.
The award is given to those people in our community who do those amazing selfless things that most of us can’t or are not able to do.
If you know someone who you believe does amazing things for the community or for people who need help the most then please send in your nomination.
The closing date is Tuesday 17th July.
Please send all nominations to the town clerk-
either email- email@example.com
or email- egremonttowncouncil.co.uk
or by letter to- Egremont Town Council
Market Hall Offices
Cumbria CA22 2DF
Fly-tipping on Briscoe road
Today it has been brought to the attention of Egremont town council that there has been a lot of fly-tipping – especially on Briscoe road on the way down towards the bridge and the bottom of the hill.
We would like to remind all residents that fly-tipping is an offence and the perpetrators can be prosecuted and be heavily fined.
If you see person fly-tipping please ring the police -101 and also inform the council -01946820254.
Copeland borough council
apprenticeships up for grabs
Copeland borough council are delighted to announce that applications are now open for six Modern Apprenticeships here at Copeland Council.
This is a great opportunity to join a forward-thinking team at an exciting time for the council – and the borough.
To view details of the apprenticeships we have to offer – and to apply – visit https://www.copeland.gov.uk/…/apprenticeships-open-applicat…
Town coucil’s Nelson Sheperd
attends Copeland borough council’s
master masonry course
Copeland Borough Council under their THI , Townscape Heritage Initiative Funded a course, workshop on Master Masonary ,held at Muncaster Castle, in that we have the two Chapels in Egremont cemetery that need extensive work on we asked Nelson if he would go along, of course he said,” Yes” the Gentleman with the Hat is Brendan Teasdale, Master Mason, Nelson Shepherd with David Saxon who owns Moresby Hall and always doing something work wise on the Hall thought it was agood idea pickup a few tips for his lovely buildings needs, several others took part which will show later.Went along myself and found it very interesting, Thanks Peter Frost Pennington for venue, fantastic. The three young men are Apprentice Masons/Stoneworks etc at Muncaster, Millom lads, being, Ethan Stewart, Alex Peel and Daniel Armstrong. All said well worth doing the course and really enjoyed it.
Would you like to become a master ?
a new CCC scheme would like volunteers
free training given
Working in partnership with Cumbria County Council GardenOrganicUK are recruiting volunteers to become Master Composters.
· Free compost training—you don’t need to be an expert.
· Ongoing volunteer support and local network of like-minded volunteers.
· Spread the compost message in your local community and encourage more people to start composting at home.
· Master Composters generally undertake around 30 hours of volunteering each year
Training is free and covers the basic elements of home composting and related environmental issues. We have two upcoming training opportunities with some spaces available:
· Gleaston village hall on – Friday 11th May 10 until 4
· Whitehaven on – Saturday 12th May 10 until 4
If you would like to volunteer or know of someone who would like to become a volunteer and benefit from the programme please let us know. send over an application form
Sustainable Communities Manager
Direct tel. 024 7621 7742
Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, Coventry, CV8 3LG
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3 and 4 box storage organisers
The 3 box organiser is £40 unstained and £50 stained
The 4 Box holder is £50 unstained and £60 stained
All of them have 4 wheels with breaks on the front ones.
We can deliver for a £5 charge.
If you would like to purchase a storage organiser pleas phone the number below and place your order. Thank you.
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