Moor row traffic calming meeting- 1800hrs Wednesday 22nd August, Moor row working mens club

Moor row traffic calming meeting

1800hrs Wednesday 22nd August

Moor row working men’s club

  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.

Egremont in bloom – the community works together to make the streets shine bright in the summer sun

Egremont in bloom –

the community works together

to make the streets

shine bright in the summer sun


Egremont once again is blooming. The main street has had  such a massive make over and is looking bright, colourful and lovely once more.

This is thanks to the hard work of the town council employees – Geraldine Pritchard and Nelson Shepperd. They have worked tirelessly to make Egremont so lovely.

  The planters have never looked so lovely and the flower hanging baskets are glorious. Bookwell junior school pupils have also been making their difference to a special part of the castle.

Calderwood house joined in and have placed flower pots outside their home to. Many of the towns residents and businesses also joined in along also.

 Egremont’s bowling green has never looked so good- it an oasis of colour. They have worked for a year to make it look so fantastic.

Even the fire fighters have joined in. For the first time ever they have a fantastic floral arrangement at the entrance to the fire station.

Please make your way around the town and enjoy the views

3rd Annual inter school bowling competition – Mon 2nd July 18

3rd Annual

inter school bowling competition 

Mon 2nd July 18

On Monday July 2nd students from four local schools met at the Egremont bowling club for the 3rd inter-school bowling competition.

Pupils from Bookwell, Orgill, Moor row and St. Bridget’s schools turned up on a gorgeous Monday afternoon to fight it out and see who could be this years champions.

The pupils and bowling club stalwarts had much fun and enjoyed working together to learn from each other new skills and finding out about each other.

the winners were- Orgill Juniors school

runners up were- Moor row school

3r place went to –Bookwell school

4th place went to – St. Bridgets school

Well done to all the members of each team.

Egremont fire fighters win an award for their charity works

Egremont fire fighters

win an award for

their charity works

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.

The good citizen award 2018- nominations wanted. If you know someone who you think is amazing please enter them for the award

The good citizens award



We are looking for nominations for this years good citizens ward.

The good citizens award is an annual award and is fantastic achievement and honour for anyone who receives it.

The award is given to those people in our community who do those amazing selfless things that most of us can’t or are not able to do.

If you know someone who you believe does amazing things for the community or for people who need help the most then please send in your nomination.

The closing date is Tuesday 17th July.

Please send all nominations to the town clerk-

either email-

or email-

or by letter to- Egremont Town Council
Market Hall Offices
Market St
Cumbria CA22 2DF

National litter picking day- Friday July 6th

National litter picking day

Friday July 6th


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!

Egremont has been named the best market town to live and work in by the Royal Mail

Egremont has been named

the best market town to

live and work in by the Royal Mail

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.

Fly-tipping on Briscoe road

Fly-tipping on Briscoe road

Today it has been brought to the attention of Egremont town council that there has been a lot of fly-tipping – especially on Briscoe road on the way down towards the bridge and the bottom of the hill.

We would like to remind all residents that fly-tipping is an offence and the perpetrators can be prosecuted and be heavily fined.

If you see person fly-tipping please ring the police -101 and also inform the council -01946820254.

Thank you

National litter picking day Saturday 6th July 2018

National litter

picking day

Saturday 6th July 18


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.

Would you like to become a master of composting? a new CCC scheme would like volunteers, free training given

 Would you like to become a master  ?

a new CCC scheme would like volunteers

free training given

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
Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, Coventry, CV8 3LG
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