Egremont play parks reopen this Saturday

  COPELAND Council is reopening the boroughs play parks this weekend and they are encouraging the safe, responsible and considerate use of its children’s play areas when they do.

  In line with Government guidance, 14 of the council’s play areas will reopen to the public on Saturday, and a range of measures and requests have been introduced.

  The council has installed social distancing signage, and where appropriate stencilling, to encourage users to keep a safe distance apart and to respect others by queuing and managing use responsibly. Covid-19 risk assessments have been completed on each of parks, and weekly inspections of the equipment have continued throughout the closure, and will remain in place.

  The council is encouraging parents, guardians and carers to supervise their children using the facilities at all times, and to clean children’s hands before and after use. Parents, guardians and carers are also encouraged to wipe down play equipment before use. The council adds that food or drink should not be consumed in the play areas, and all litter should be disposed of appropriately.

   Play areas owned by Copeland Council that will reopen on Saturday are: Castle Park, High Street, Jericho (Whitehaven); Welfare Field (Kells); Parkland (Moresby); East Road (Lowca); Barfs Road (Distington); Jacktrees Road (Cleator Moor); Church Street (Moor Row); Orgill, Ling Road, Brisco Mount, Beck Green (Egremont).

  One play area owned by the council will not reopen on Saturday. Newlands play area at Seathwaite, Whitehaven, will remain closed due to the condition of the limited remaining play equipment, but community-led proposals to upgrade this facility are currently in development.

Good citizen awards 2020- Nominations close on 17th July. Get your vote in now

Egremont Town Council has had to alter the closing date of this years good citizens award. 
  The council still is looking for nominations for the annual award – there are  award for an individuals as well as  one for a groups.
 
  With all that has has occurred this year many people out there  deserve to be recognized for their selflessness, help and generosity . If you know anyone who you would like to nominate please email their details as soon as possible.
 
  The person(s) nominated has to be resident in Egremont Parish, which includes Bigrigg and Moor Row. The person suggesting the nomination must state their name and contact details as well as the nominees details with an explanation of why the award is deserved.
 
  The deadline for nominations is 31st August and these can be submitted by post to Egremont Town Council, Market Hall office, Market Street, Egremont, CA22 2DF or by email to egremontmarkethall@outlook.com, or by posting a letter hand through the Town Council office letter box.
 
  Voting will take place July and the winners will be known in August and will be listed on the Town Council website as well as in the local press.

Important notice: ALL Egremont playparks are closed until further notice due to the Corona outbreak

Today Copeland borough council due to the Corona virus outbreak have had to take the decision to close all of the borough councils playparks- this includes ALL of the playparks in Egremont and Egremont parish, these include-

-Beckgreen skate park

-Beckerment play park

-Briscoe mount playpark

-Ling road playpark

-Moor row playpark

-Orgill playpark

-Thornhill playpark

Please ensure that you follow the government guidelines on social distancing and make sure that you do not use the playparks.

Keep safe everyone. Thank you

NEW TEXTILE EXHIBITION opens at the Lowes court on TUES 3RD MARCH- FEATURING WORK BY Sue Cosham, Sheila Moffat and Ruth Moore

NEW TEXTILE EXHIBITION
FROM TUES 3RD MARCH
FEATURING WORK BY
Sue Cosham, Sheila Moffat and Ruth Moore

Sue Cosham produces textile art pictures, whilst Sheila Moffat creates a range of handmade rugs and bags and Ruth Moore works mainly in
needle-felting, using largely Herdwick fleece.
They all produce some beautiful pieces of work
so come along during March to view this Exhibition.

There is also an
OPEN EVENING NEXT WEEK
THURSDAY 5TH MARCH
1900 – 2100 HRS
Come along and meet the three exhibitors
Wine and nibbles will be served
10% discount on all sales made during the evening!

Florence art centre announces up and coming events for the new year

The Florence Arts Centre in Egremont has announced upcoming events over the next few weeks.

These include workshops, performances, gigs, open mic, quiz nights and exhibitions.

A clothes swap will kick-start this year’s programme on February 6, from 6pm to 8pm. With another clothes swap also planned for May 14. People can bring as much as they like with them to swop.

The weekly pottery class and film club will meet every Friday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. A family film club will be launched on February 8 and will continue every Saturday from 2pm. The club is free to attend.

Folk singing duo Lucy Farrell and Andrew Waite will be performing on February 15. The pair have recently released their debut album. Doors open at 6.30pm, tickets are £12, available from Florence.

Open mic night begins on February 19th and welcomes people to develop their inner creative performer every third Wednesday of the month, between 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

The main gallery space will feature an exhibition from Wallace Heim and Petra Kalshoven, from February 21 to March 28. Their exhibition centres around three large sculptures which will depict a representation on Sellafield in the year 2140.

Egremont Christmas lights will be switched on this Sunday 24th November

Hello to all,
Egremont’s Christmas lights will be switched on this Sunday.
However there won’t be an event as the amenities group that ran the event no longer exists.
However a new group is forming and are looking to secure some funding and are hoping to be able hold a switch on event next year. further details will be forthcoming in the new year

Karate students complete 100 katas charity challenge

On 25th October 1936, an historic meeting was held at a meeting hall in Naha, Okinawa with a number of prominent karate masters of the time. This assembly included the likes of Choki Motobu, Chojun Miyagi, Chosin Chibana, Chomo Hanashiro, Chotoku Kyan, Juhatsu Kiyoda and Shinpan Gusukuma. As well as other important discussions and decisions made regarding the potential future of the martial arts of the Island, it was during this meeting that the term “karate” (Empty Hand) was standardised.

Thus, World Karate Day (Karate No Hi) is held every year on October 25th to commemorate the history of karate and its exponential rise in popularisation across the globe. Part of these celebrations is the 100-Kata Challenge, which is inspired by the phrase 百 練 剛 (train hard 100 times). The challenge, led by a performance on Okinawa, serves to bring karate practitioners from around the world together and strengthen our universal family bond.

This year, our 100-Kata Challenge was held at the Market Hall in Egremont and we had over 30 members (various ages and ranks) take on the challenge to help raise money for our Community Fund. This was our largest group yet and the first year we invited our junior members to join us!

We had three groups running…The first was for junior members and for those who were new to the challenge. Their aim was to complete 100 x Naihanchi Kata. The second group was for veterans and those who wanted an extra challenge. Their objective was to add 10 x burpees after every set of 10 x Naihanchi Kata (100 in total). The third group consisted of those members who are travelling to Okinawa in a couple of weeks. Their task was to complete 4 x 23 kata within the curriculum, plus 8 x weapon kata (roshaku bo), totalling 100. Then the group finished off with 100 x burpees using Tabata intervals.

For further details about classes please email Chris Denwood club founder and principle instructor – chris@eskk.co.uk or please follow the link below