Community litter pick

On Friday February 15th there is a community litter pick.

This is the first community litter pick of the year.

As usual there will be town and borough councillors, members of Calderwood house, the lengthsmen team, members of Egflood as well as children from the local primary and secondary schools.

Please come along and join in- bags, gloves and pickers are available. All ages and abilities welcome.

We’re meeting outside of the market hall office, Egremont at 10am.

Looking forward to seeing you all there

Budget consultation -Copeland borough council asks whats your local priorities?

Budget consultation

Copeland borough council asks

what are your local priorities?

On Thursday November 15th Copeland borough council launched this years budget consultation for 2019/20.

All councils have had significant reductions made to their operating budgets and have to find even more saving s over the next fiscal year. The borough council  has to find £500,000 worth of saving s whilst still performing their duties.


Please look at the consultation and return it to the council so they know where you would prioritise borough council expenditure

Cumbria police- Ask for Angela safety initiative

Cumbria police

Ask for Angela

safety initiative


Bars and pubs across the county have signed up to the Ask for Angela safety initiative.

This is a simple code word campaign for people feeling unsafe when on a date. It encourages people to discreetly ask for help by going to the bar and Ask for Angela – a phrase aimed at alerting staff for help so they can defuse a situation.

Once alerted, the person is taken aside or to a safe location so they can speak in confidence about what help they may need. Staff can then call a taxi, contact their friends or family or direct the individual out of the venue via an alternative exit.

More information available here:

Moor row road safety improvements, still a chance to have your say

Moor row road safety improvements

still a chance to have your say


The Scalegill road speed ramps consultation will soon be ending.

   Cumbria county council launched the Moor row road safety – Scalegill road speed ramps was launched on Monday October 22nd.

The plans are to have several speed humps installed along the full stretch of Scalegill road to help slow traffic as they enter or exit the village– especially as traffic passes Moor row school.

The consultation is soon to end so if you haven’t committed your opinions please do so by Saturday November 17th.

Egremont community comes together to keep the town clean

Egremont community

comes together to

keep the town clean

On Friday October 26th members Egremont community came together to help keep the towns streets clean.

Twelve members of the public along with volunteers from Calderwood house and town and borough councillors worked their way along Egremont’s streets and pathways collecting over twenty bags of rubbish.

The group were helped by the Lengthsmen team who work tirelessly to ensure the parish looks great.

The next community litter pick will be in mid December. Pupils from the local schools will be taking part, along with members of local businesses.

Please come along and join in, you could be choosing where to target and improving the neighbourhoods you live in and walk around. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Autism awareness- County council autism champion Mike Hawkins

Autism awareness.

Mike Hawkins  is the County council’s Copeland area Autism champion.

Cllr Mike Hawkins can give full details of autism, autism spectrum- including Asperger’s. during his presentations he can give details of the two libraries that are autism friendly- Whitehaven and Millom, of businesses that offer help to autistic people and families, that Manchester and Newcastle airports offer fantastic help and guidance to those who have autistic family members and how to access this as well as the West Cumbria autism clinic based at Hensingham which has great facilities and carers. Also Cllr Hawkins can give courses and help to businesses and groups who wish to become autism aware.

Anyone who wishes to contact Cllr Mike Hawkins please phone-

07925132549 or email

URGENT- volunteers needed to be part of the Friends of the Castle group

Volunteers needed

to part of

the Friends of the Castle group

For over two decades the Friends of the Castle group have helped with the running and maintenance of Egremont castle.

The castle is owned by Lord Egremont who donates funds to the local  Lengthsmen scheme, who’s workers  maintain the castle grounds. This money pays for grass cutting, planting of flowers, tree maintenance and grounds repairs.

Unfortunately open and locking the gates and caretaker works are not part of this . The Friends of the Castle came into existence to ensure that the castle was maintained and to control the gates.

Like the Crab fair and Christmas lights committees the group was entirely voluntary -former teacher and councillor Peter Watson was integral to the group who are unfortunately no longer able to perform their duties anymore.

If the group is to continue to function they need new volunteers to help with caretaking duties and to take responsibility for operating the gates.

Anyone interested please contact the Egremont town council -01946820254/

Egremont fire station gains more awards!

Egremont fire station

gains more awards!


On Monday evening, October 1st an awards ceremony took place at Egremont’s fire station.

The awards were to celebrate all the hard work, endeavours, charity and courageous work of Cumbrian fire brigades non more so that our very own brigade.

Egremont’s fire brigade gained three awards and was crowned the best brigade for raising money for charities.






TMany thanks must be given to the brigade not just for their duties but for all they do for the community.

Egremont community litter pick- Friday 26th October 10am

Egremont community litter pick

Friday 26th October 10am

outside of the market hall

Its that time again! Autumn is here and the leaves and turn colour and falling and the nights are drawing in.

Time for the community to come together.

The 1st community litter pick of autumn is taking place on Friday 26th October at 10am until midday. We meet up at the Market hall from 0945.

Please come along, join in  and help to keep the streets and paths clear of rubbish getting them spick and span for the Halloween.

Students from the local schools, members of Calderwood house, members local businesses, local councillors and of course the public. Pickers and bags will be available.

All ages and abilities welcome.

Lowes court open night wednesday 3rd October 7pm

Lowes court open night

Wednesday 3rd October

7 – 9pm

Monthly Theme – Seasons of Mist and Mellow Fruitfulness

Everyone Welcome

“The Fells in Fabric”…..Autumn comes to Cumbria. A textile art ‘demo with Sue Cosham.

Sue uses a range of fabrics to produce colourful images of all sorts of plants, shells, driftwood, trees, scenery and landscapes. Using machine and hand embroidery, her work is embellished with ribbons, trimmings and bead work.