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, 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 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.

New bus service for Moor row & Cleator begins in the new year!

Cumbria county council have created a new circular bus service will help Egremont parishioners get to some isolated villages.  The bus service is being provided by the council via  Jansen Travel. 

The new Monday  service to Whitehaven begins from 11th January and will travel via Cleator and Moor Row, which both lost their previous bus services earlier this year. Click here for the time table- 21-01-11 TT-216

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The attached timetable details will appear on the County Council website from Monday.  new roadside timetable posters  will be shown in early January.

Any promotion of the availability of this service will be welcomed to help ensure the service is retained. Please share as much as possible. Thank you.

Volunteer Service

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

The trust are looking to implement a new volunteer programme called Keeping Patients Connected.  As a result of restrictions on visiting within hospitals many patients are unable to connect with their family members and loved ones. Some patients don’t have access to appropriate phones or IT equipment, whilst others may not know how to use equipment appropriately.

Many are truly distressed by their isolation and the loneliness this can cause and their health and recovery can suffer as a result.

This project will recruit and train a group of volunteers who will support patients to connect with their families using appropriate equipment supplied by the hospital.  Volunteers will also have a role contacting families and keeping them up to date on the progress on their family member.  If you are interested in this role and you would like to discuss it further, please contact Sylvia Atherton, Patient Experience Manager, phone 01228 602126 or email

Volunteer Service

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Tel: 01228 814567

Egremont town council’s – Hunt for Christmas stars and you could win a £10 gift

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15 stars have been put on display in 15 shop windows along Egremont Main Street.
If you find them write down what the picture is on the star and send your answers along with your name, contact number and address and you might be one of the lucky ten winners.
Each will receive £10:00 which we hope you would spend in one of the local shops. Come and have a go with the added bonus of seeing what our local shops have to offer.
Please return your entries to Egremont Town Council or email them to by the 17th December
The winners will be announced on the 18th December


Lowes court Galeery  will be reopening our doors, with the help of our wonderful volunteers, from Thursday this week until Christmas Eve.
Our hours will be extended :-

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday – 10:00 to 16:00
Monday and Wednesday – 10:00 to 13:30

We will also continue to sell via our Facebook Page
or you can send a message to our email address

We will continue to highlight the work of three selected artists:
Roxanne Denny – award winning glass artist
Dilys Brownrigg – St Bees artist who paints in oils
Chris Robson – another St Bees artist who paints mostly in watercolour

Our roof repairs are progressing well.
The builder has completed the front elevation
and is now working on the back roof
Scaffolding is still in place at the moment
but you can still access the Gallery

So please support local business by shopping locally, and choose an individual handmade gift for your loved ones this Christmas

NOTE- in ALL tiers: Retail opening hours extended


Retailers will be able to extend their daily opening hours from Monday to Saturday in the run up to Christmas and through January.

Under the government’s new tiered restrictions, in every tier, all shops will be allowed to reopen, giving people the opportunity to shop in person for gifts for family and friends during the festive season.

Restrictions may be imposed by individual local authorities when they grant planning permission for individual stores.

In normal circumstances, a retailer would need to apply to remove or vary such a condition under section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. This can be a lengthy process, taking several weeks or more.

The measures announced make it clear to local planning authorities that they should take a positive approach when engaging with retailers who wish to extend their retail opening hours and look to relaxing local restrictions where possible

First published 30 November 2020

Boost for high street as Jenrick extends opening hours for Christmas shopping

Roots of Remembrance: National Tree Week

This National Tree Week, we are inviting community groups, schools, businesses and local authorities to plant trees in memory of those who have lost their lives during the pandemic.

Plant a tree this National Tree Week

What began as a tribute to the late Bill Blackledge, passionate horticulturist and former Chair of North West in Bloom (NWiB), has blossomed into a UK-wide effort to mark this difficult period. Many groups in the region have planted trees and even orchards in his honour, spurring on the idea for a national tree planting campaign. 

Anyone who would like to remember a loved one who passed away during the pandemic is invited to join in and plant a tree (or trees) in tribute, which will be added to a new RHS Roots of Remembrance tree map

A fitting tribute to fellow gardeners, a tree also allows a physical place to visit, reflect and celebrate a loved ones for generations to come, while benefiting nature.

The pandemic has touched all of us, one way or another, and you couldn’t have a more fitting tribute to someone close, or someone who has been affected, than a tree – it’s life. 
– Bernard Pendleton, new Chair of NWiB

By adding the trees to the RHS map, it’s a great way for people to see what they are part of – a fantastic legacy for future generations.

Trees can be any size, shape or variety in order to suit everyone’s budgets and capabilities. When trees are planted, we ask that you complete our survey, letting us know where the tree will be.

The information will be used to populate a map of the UK displaying all the trees that have been planted. The map will represent the living legacies created in tribute to those we have lost, and the contributions made to the natural world in their memories.

We would love to hear a bit more about your tree and who it is planted for. You might like to use this downloadable plaque to write your loved ones’ name on, and share a picture of your tree planting on social media, using the hashtag #rootsofremembrance. Or, you could email your photo and a short description of your tree and who it remembers to

The Woodland Trust, is offering free tress to community groups and schools, with the next delivery in March, which should still offer you a good planting window. Apply by January 5th to take up this offer, and please mention the RHS when applying for your trees.

Life after lock-down for Lowes Court Gallery in Egremont

Roxanne Denny at Lowes Court

Lowes court gallery will be re-opening on Friday 4th December.

The shop and gallery are fully open for all to browse and enjoy

So if you are looking for the perfect Christmas gift or trying to find that right item for your home then please go along.

The shop will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 0930 until 1530.

Happy Christmas everyone!