A “Need to Weed” event was organised by Egremont Town Council on
31 st July led by our Chairperson Neil Ferguson and Vice- Chairperson Sam
What a fantastic turn out – around 50 people attende d including Town
Councillors & staff, residents & staff from Calderwood House, Royal
British Legion members, Works 4 You Ltd, Egremont Youth Partners hip,
Copeland’s Park Ranger and members of the public who were all keen to
lend a hand in cleaning up our town.
The morning turned out to be a big success with weeds, debris and litter
being removed from the Main Street, Egremont Castle and the surrounding areas.
Although keeping the street free of weeds is the County County’s
responsibility, due to a number of setbacks including the covid- 19
pandemic, the weeds had got out of hand but thanks to everyone who
attended and who obviously care about our town, it is looking much
Egremont Town Council would therefore like to sincerely thank those
who attended, the excellent work carried out today has made a difference
and thanks must also go to Copeland Borough Council for supplying the
necessary equipment to carry out the work.
The Town Council now intend to organize a further weeding and litter
pick event in August to keep our street looking the best it can be so we
hope you are all able to join us again.
Everyone is advised to keep looking at the Egremont Town Council page
and on the poster point for details of our next event and it is hoped that
as many people will support us again – in fact everyone including
business es are more than welcome to attend and if we ALL work
together, we WILL make a difference.
Egremont Town Council are having a weeding & litter picking morning on Friday 31st July.
We will be meeting at the Market Hall at 11.00am.
Anyone attending should bring their own mask & trowel or something similar.
Due to COVID 19 & the lock down weeding on the Main Street and other parts of the town have been delayed & have become a problem & there have been many complaints about the weeds and how bad the town looks compared to other local towns.
The weeds have recently been sprayed but remain an eyesore
Please can you let us know if you are able to volunteer and please pass on to others who would be willing to join in and help to make our town a lovely place once more.
Egremont Town Council is very disappointed to learn that people are allowing their dogs to foul in Egremont Cemetery – this is disrespectful to say the least and very upsetting for families visiting the cemetery only to find dog excrement on their loved one’s grave (which was the case recently).
This behaviour MUST be stopped and the Town Council is asking for people to be vigilant and report (in confidence) anyone they see entering the cemetery with a dog. People can leave a message on 01946 820254, email on email@example.com or indeed speak to any one of our ten Town Councillors.
The cemetery rules clearly state that dogs are not allowed in Egremont Cemetery and there are signs at the entrance stating this so there is no excuse for this behaviour.
Our curator Nelson works very hard to keep the cemetery in a pristine condition and his dedication is commendable but he should not have to clean up after people who have allowed their dogs to foul nor should the contractors have to clean up their machinery of dog excrement after cutting the grass but hopefully with the public’s help, we can stop this behaviour by those who should know better.
Egremont Cemetery is an award winning cemetery – let’s keep it that way.
Cumbria has today published its draft COVID-19 Outbreak Control Plan and is inviting feedback from the public and organisations in the county.
All upper tier Local Authority areas in England are required to produce a plan. It sets out how, in co-ordination with the national NHS Test and Trace system, the county will manage the ongoing risk posed by COVID-19 through public information, infection prevention and control, case finding, testing and contact tracing, outbreak management and, if necessary, implementation of ‘local lockdowns’.
The plan also explains who will make decisions about local measures, and how they will be made, including the important role of local Health Protection Boards.
The plan is live and Cumbria is currently working to the model it sets out. Given its importance and the need for public confidence in the approach, the plan will be subject to a period of public consultation until 31 July. A final version will then be formally adopted by Cumbria’s Local Resilience Forum.
Full detail can be found at https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/publichealth/covid19outbreakplan.asp
Publishing the plan today Cumbria’s Director of Public Health Colin Cox and Cabinet Member for Public Health and Communities Deborah Earl are stressing that keeping COVID-19 at bay is everyone’s responsibility, and only by working together and following the rules will we keep our communities safe.
Mr Cox said:
“Over 400 people have died in Cumbria as a resulted of COVID-19 infection. It has been the largest mass fatality event the county has seen since WWII.
“Because people have followed the rules, observed social distancing and taken steps to protect their communities, we now have a low rate of infection in the county.
“The evidence from elsewhere, in the UK and internationally, is that we must continue to be on our guard. This highly infectious disease has not been eradicated and could spread again quickly if we do not take precautions.
“We must balance this with the vital need to reopen our economy and other institutions and allow people to live their lives as normally as possible.
“But returning to how things were pre-COVID-19 is not possible if we want to prevent a second wave of infection, further damaging lockdowns and more deaths.
“To keep Cumbria safe, and our economy and schools open, it is critical that people continue to follow the rules – observe social distancing, practice good hygiene, wear face masks where appropriate, get tested if you have symptoms and self-isolate if necessary or if you are asked to by contact tracers.
“By all working together, following the approach set out in our Outbreak Control Plan, we can ensure Cumbria is COVID-secure and keep people safe.”
Cllr Deborah Earl, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Communities, said:
“This is a comprehensive plan that shows how Cumbria will work together to tackle this deadly virus. In some ways now may be the most dangerous time as people start to feel that the worst is over and things can get back to normal.
“We will all have to be constantly vigilant to stop the virus taking hold again. This is about everyone looking out for each other, behaving responsibly and remembering that only if everyone sticks to the rules can we keep people safe.”
The Care Quality Commission and Healthwatch England (and local Healthwatch) have partnered and are campaigning to gather feedback from the public/patients on services during the pandemic and I would be grateful if you would complete and send to anyone or groups who would be willing to complete the short survey. The campaign is called “Because we all care” and the link to the survey is below.
It is appreciated that are many surveys taking place at the moment, but it is heartening to see that the public and patients are being consulted in many ways throughout this time and the more information and experiences we can provide then it can hopefully benefit us all.
Link to survey: https://www.healthwatch.co.uk/tell-us-about-your-experiences-nhs-and-social-care-services
For more information on the campaign please visit our website:
Lowes Court are planning to open from Tues 28th July.
This is for three days a week initially: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 1pm for customers.
The last half an hour from 1pm to 1.30 pm is for our exhibitors to make deliveries and collections by appointment only.
This is to ensure that when deliveries and collections are made we can make sure there are no other customers on the premises, as we need to manage the number of people in the Gallery at any one time, to safeguard everyone.
We are looking forward to seeing you all again soon.
Exhibitors will need to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment to either bring in new stock or collect old stock
Egremont’s fair trade farmers market returns on Friday 17th July.
The market will open at 10am and close at 12 noon.
There will not be any refreshments available served or any entertainment and there will only be 10 stalls and a limited number of persons allowed in the market hall at any one time.
There will be someone on the doors to control access and take details, a need to sanitize hands, control of numbers to the toilets and a one way system.
You must keep to the 2 meter social distancing at all times and markers will indicate where.
We look forward to seeing you all.
This summer North lakes foodbank will once again be able to provide the Lunchpacks 4 Kids scheme for infant/junior school children who are on free school meals (low income) but have also secured funding from Copeland BC to run a scheme for families with secondary school children on Free school meals.
We’re calling it ‘Summer food packs – a helping hand’ and it is open to families with secondary age children aged 11-16 (yrs 7 to 11). We’ve written to the schools who in turn will contact the relevant families. Each bag has about 9-10kg food – things like pasta, pasta sauce, tinned fruit, beans, meat, fish, rice pudding, box of cereal etc.
For more info please visit the website There will be a bag for each week of the holidays.
Project Manager – North Lakes Foodbank
There is to be a Blood donor session to take place at the end of July, if you would like to give blood then please follow the information below:-
Egremont Market Hall
Friday 31st July 2020 3.00pm – 7.00pm
Please register and book an appointment
Visit blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 23 23