Next Wednesday will be a meeting about the Cumbria county council’s traffic calming plans for Moor row.
For quite some time there has been serious concerns about the amount of traffic that passes through Moor row village and a large number of accidents and fatalities on the A595 at the Scagill road entrance.
The meeting will be Chaired by Cumbria county councillor Chris Whiteside who with the help of several County council officers will give details of the plans to alleviate these issues. Also present will be Copeland and town councillors.
Please come a long and find out what will be happening and to pass on your opinions or concerns.
The meeting takes place at 6pm in the Moor row working men’s club on Wednesday August 22nd.
Firefighters from Egremont Fire Station have received national recognition for their great charity fund-raising efforts. They have been named runners-up in the national Team of the Year award category at the Fire Fighters Charity (FFC) Spirit of Fire Awards 2018. Three members of staff from Egremont Fire Station and their partners, supported by Cumbria County Council’s Chief Fire Officer Steve Healey, attended the awards ceremony in London on Thursday 21 June. Afterwards they visited No 10 Downing Street for a post-awards reception hosted by Home Secretary Sajid Javid. The team from Egremont Fire Station were shortlisted for the award in recognition of their tireless fund-raising work. In total, the team has raised nearly £6,000 for the Fire Fighters Charity last year alone. They are one of the most successful fire stations in the UK for fund-raising, especially when it comes to textile recycling. They have twice won the FFC’s annual clothing and textiles recycling competition nationally, collecting 11 tonnes in January 2017 alone. The Egremont team also runs a Santa’s grotto, routinely puts on charity car washes and supported firefighters and fire personnel affected by the Grenfell Tower fire by climbing Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England, in full fire kit. Steve Healey, Cumbria’s Chief Fire Officer, praised the team’s efforts, saying: “The whole team at Egremont Fire Station do terrific work supporting the Fire Fighters Charity and they fully deserve this national recognition for their superb fund-raising efforts.” The Spirit of Fire Awards celebrate the inspirational achievements and support that the FFC has received from individuals and teams throughout the country. The charity provides a range of support services, including rehabilitation, recuperation, psychological and nursing, for the fire and rescue community nationally.
Egremont town council are taking part in the National litter picking day.
We are proud to be part of the nations desire to clean our towns streets.
Recently the town came top of a nation wide survey of market towns- a fantastic achievement for our community and all who live in it. The following week the town will be judged as part of the Cumbria in bloom. Last year we achieved a bronze- this year we want to achieve at least a silver.
Please come along- we will be meeting up at 10am on Friday 6th July at the Market hall and we will be working our way around the streets trying to collect as much litter as possible.
We will be joined by students from the parish schools as well as members of Calderwood house and other local groups.
Please come along and join in, we will have bags, gloves, litter pickers and a lot of fun!
According to a new study market towns offer a good work-life balance because of affordable homes, good schools and low numbers of people working long hours. Royal Mail drew up a list of the best market towns to live and work in across the UK. Egremont was named best in England, Langholm in Scotland, Denbigh in Wales and Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland.
A Royal Mail spokesman said “This new study demonstrates the breadth of market towns providing attractive places for people across the UK to live and work in.
“For people who value a good work-life balance, there are plenty of market towns to choose from.”
The findings were based on average earnings, house prices, access to services, crime figures, skill level of the local population and unemployment figures.
On Saturday July 6th there will be a national litter picking day. Egremont town council are joining in and we are hoping to have many volunteers to help out.
Instead of having our own community litter pick we have joined the national volunteer day. We hope to have the usual large group of volunteers from Calderwood house, CO-OP, Works4You, WI, EGFlood as well as town and borough councillors. In addition we have been in touch with all the local primary schools and Westlakes academy.
We would like this to be a special day and would like as many people to join in as possible. So why not come along – we will be providing the pickers, vests and bags. All ages and abilities welcome.
We will be meeting outside the Market hall at 1000hrs and aim to target as many of the local grot spots as possible.
Last time we collected over 80 bags of waste, hopefully we can collect even more and make our wonderful town look beautiful.
Working in partnership with Cumbria County Council GardenOrganicUK are recruiting volunteers to become Master Composters.
Volunteers receive: · Free compost training—you don’t need to be an expert. · Ongoing volunteer support and local network of like-minded volunteers. · Spread the compost message in your local community and encourage more people to start composting at home. · Master Composters generally undertake around 30 hours of volunteering each year
Training is free and covers the basic elements of home composting and related environmental issues. We have two upcoming training opportunities with some spaces available:
· Gleaston village hall on – Friday 11th May 10 until 4
· Whitehaven on – Saturday 12th May 10 until 4
If you would like to volunteer or know of someone who would like to become a volunteer and benefit from the programme please let us know. send over an application form
David Garrett Sustainable Communities Manager Direct tel. 024 7621 7742
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