Bridgend Marrow competition

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Results from the Bridgend Marrow competition. Well done to all involved.
The second Marrow Competition held at the Bridgend allotment to raise money for local charities was won this year by Barbara Shaw.
The trophy was the brain child of Mr William Maxwell to include a bit more fun and banter, while serving a purpose.
The monies £105 was donated to Egremont Food Bank and gratefully received by Sandra Clements.
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A big thank you to Egremont Rugby Union for allowing the free use of the club and facilities for the weigh in, Jan from Nice Bites for the delicious pies and Mrs Kath Maxwell who did the presentation. And finally the allotment holders who took part.
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WASDALE & ENNERDALE SKIES

New Exhibition by Kevin Weaver
starts Tuesday 30th November to Friday 24th December 2021

with Preview Evening on MONDAY 29th NOVEMBER from 4PM to 8PM

“WASDALE & ENNERDALE SKIES”

New Exhibition by Kevin Weaver
starts Tuesday 30th November to Friday 24th December 2021

with Preview Evening on MONDAY 29th NOVEMBER from 4PM to 8PM

So you still have time, until Saturday this week,
to view the existing Exhibition by
GILLIAN VAUDREY & ROGER NEWBERRY
which feature wildlife and the natural environment

There is also still time to apply for Exhibition space for 2022
The closing date for applications is Tues 30th November. Simply send an email reply to this message with your two choices for month


We are also hosting another Open Evening for Christmas Shopping
WEDNESDAY 8TH DECEMBER FROM 4PM TO 8PM
and to meet Natalie Burns,
who will have her recent charming paintings
of Whitehaven streets on view.
Come along and join us 

As always we thank you for your continued support 
and we  look forward to welcoming you to the Gallery soon.
We hope that you will consider shopping locally,
when Christmas Shopping this year
 
Kind Regards
Sue Cole
Membership Secretary

Bird flu alert – Avian influenza H2N1 found in Silecroft, Cumbria

Bird flu

Avian influenza H5N1 (otherwise known as Bird Flu) has been confirmed in birds at premises near Silecroft, Copeland, Cumbria. Further testing is underway to confirm the pathogenicity of the strain.

Avian Influenza is a disease which mainly affects birds, but on rare occasions, it can affect mammals including humans. Consequently, several precautionary measures are being put in place – including a 3km protection zone, a 10km surveillance zone and the humane culling of birds at risk of infection.

The zones restrict access to locations where birds are kept and impose restrictions on the movement of birds. They do not limit access to residents or business owners. Further details on the zones can be found on the government website.

The protection and surveillance zones will apply from 19 November until the zone is withdrawn or amended by DEFRA.

Temporary road signs will be put in place along the zone boundaries for awareness.

The response is being led locally by Cumbria County Council, Copeland Borough Council, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Animal and Plant Health Agency and the UKHSA (UK Health Security Agency).

People in direct contact with the premises have been contacted and offered appropriate preventative treatment.

Avian Influenza is primarily a disease of birds and the risk to the general public’s health is very low. However, anyone who is concerned should call NHS 111 or speak to their GP.

Public Health advice for residents:

  • The risk to public health from avian flu is very low.
  • However, it is important that people do not pick up any sick or dead birds to avoid spreading the virus, which can affect humans in rare cases.
  • If you do find any dead swans, geese or ducks or other dead wild birds while out and about, please report them to the Defra helpline on 03459 33 55 77.
  • I would also urge bird keepers to be vigilant for any signs of disease and report any suspected cases to their nearest Animal and Plant Health Agency office.
  • Avian Influenza is primarily a disease of birds and the risk to the general public’s health is very low. However, anyone who is concerned should call NHS 111 or speak to their GP.

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Bridge end allotments – Marrow competition winners and charity fund raiser

Results from the Bridgend Marrow competition. Well done to all involved.
The second Marrow Competition held at the Bridgend allotment to raise money for local charities was won this year by Barbara Shaw.
The trophy was the brain child of Mr William Maxwell to include a bit more fun and banter, while serving a purpose.
The monies £105 was donated to Egremont Food Bank and gratefully received by Sandra Clements.
A big thank you to Egremont Rugby Union for allowing the free use of the club and facilities for the weigh in, Jan from Nice Bites for the delicious pies and Mrs Kath Maxwell who did the presentation. And finally the allotment holders who took part.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Christmas market & fun fair sunday december 12th

We have brought Santa to Egremont for over thirty years… this year is no exception. Only we are going bigger and better. Your children can….
• Meet Santa in his Christmas Grotto
• Meet Starlight the magical unicorn (with photo opportunity) OR Visit Pet Encounters Cumbria.
• Make their very own reindeer food with Santa’s Elfers.
• Post their letters in Santa’s special postbox.
All this for just £10 (plus booking fee) per child!
*** Other attractions ***
Christmas Market, Children’s Fair Rides, Refreshments, Licenced Bar and much more!
*The event will run from 12-5pm on both days with limited slots available to book for the Christmas Experience*

Free workshops and activities tomorrow at Florence Arts Centre

Free workshops and activities tomorrow at Florence Arts Centre, just outside Egremont. All welcome, although activities this weekend are more suited to adults and older kids (~8+).
Print your own Christmas cards, ink painting, robot drawing demos… several awesome exhibitions, and don’t forget your Handmade@Christmas shopping from local textile artists and ceramicists. It’s all going on!
Open 11-4 Wed-Sun. Café, free parking, dogs welcome (on a lead) and ramped access.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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