Egremont play parks reopen this Saturday

  COPELAND Council is reopening the boroughs play parks this weekend and they are encouraging the safe, responsible and considerate use of its children’s play areas when they do.

  In line with Government guidance, 14 of the council’s play areas will reopen to the public on Saturday, and a range of measures and requests have been introduced.

  The council has installed social distancing signage, and where appropriate stencilling, to encourage users to keep a safe distance apart and to respect others by queuing and managing use responsibly. Covid-19 risk assessments have been completed on each of parks, and weekly inspections of the equipment have continued throughout the closure, and will remain in place.

  The council is encouraging parents, guardians and carers to supervise their children using the facilities at all times, and to clean children’s hands before and after use. Parents, guardians and carers are also encouraged to wipe down play equipment before use. The council adds that food or drink should not be consumed in the play areas, and all litter should be disposed of appropriately.

   Play areas owned by Copeland Council that will reopen on Saturday are: Castle Park, High Street, Jericho (Whitehaven); Welfare Field (Kells); Parkland (Moresby); East Road (Lowca); Barfs Road (Distington); Jacktrees Road (Cleator Moor); Church Street (Moor Row); Orgill, Ling Road, Brisco Mount, Beck Green (Egremont).

  One play area owned by the council will not reopen on Saturday. Newlands play area at Seathwaite, Whitehaven, will remain closed due to the condition of the limited remaining play equipment, but community-led proposals to upgrade this facility are currently in development.

Good citizen awards 2020- Nominations close on 17th July. Get your vote in now

Egremont Town Council has had to alter the closing date of this years good citizens award. 
  The council still is looking for nominations for the annual award – there are  award for an individuals as well as  one for a groups.
 
  With all that has has occurred this year many people out there  deserve to be recognized for their selflessness, help and generosity . If you know anyone who you would like to nominate please email their details as soon as possible.
 
  The person(s) nominated has to be resident in Egremont Parish, which includes Bigrigg and Moor Row. The person suggesting the nomination must state their name and contact details as well as the nominees details with an explanation of why the award is deserved.
 
  The deadline for nominations is 31st August and these can be submitted by post to Egremont Town Council, Market Hall office, Market Street, Egremont, CA22 2DF or by email to egremontmarkethall@outlook.com, or by posting a letter hand through the Town Council office letter box.
 
  Voting will take place July and the winners will be known in August and will be listed on the Town Council website as well as in the local press.

Copeland Borough council: arrangements for this weekends bankholiday

COPELAND Council has the made the following arrangements for the coming bank holiday (Friday, May 8).

Household waste, recycling and garden waste collections scheduled on Friday will be collected as normal.

Monthly garden waste collections will start today (May 4) and residents can find out when their next collection will be at www.copeland.gov.uk.   

The following out-of-hours emergency numbers are available during the bank holiday:

Homelessness and domestic abuse support – 01946 427070

Dangerous structures – 01946 427121

Flooding – 01946 427171

Please be reminded that all Copeland Council offices, The Beacon Museum, and Distington Hall Crematorium offices and Chapel of Remembrance, remain closed to the public due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Council reminds residents that an emergency support service has been set up for people in Copeland at high risk of becoming seriously ill and who do not have support available from friends, family or neighbours. The telephone support line is available on 0800 783 1966, or residents can email COVID19support@cumbria.gov.uk.

It also asks residents to contact advice.copeland@gmail.com or call 07388 996202, or 01946 693321 for help with debts, everyday spending, ways to save and access to local food and hardship schemes.

Thank you,

Stay safe, stay home, save lives.

Copeland Borough Council

Proud of our past. Energised for our future.

Working to improve lives, communities and the prosperity of Copeland.



 

Copeland borough council announcement: Garden waste collections restart this week.

We are reminding residents that Copeland borough council are starting their garden waste collections today – and have issued the following message via the press and social media:

Our online calendars are now up-to-date to reflect your new collection dates. Please note that the day of the week your garden waste is collected remains the same but we are collecting every four weeks instead of every two weeks in the current circumstances.

If you are scheduled a collection on Bank Holiday Friday this week, it will take place as planned.

To view your collection calendar, type in your postcode at http://collections-copeland.azurewebsites.net/calendar.html

For all the information on the service, visit https://www.copeland.gov.uk/node/44321

For a list of items that you can and cannot include in your garden bin, visit https://www.copeland.gov.uk/garden-bin-collections

And for advice on what to do to minimise your garden waste in between collections, visit https://www.copeland.gov.uk/sites/default/files/attachments/garden_wst_min27_4_20_0.pdf

Many thanks,

Stay safe, stay home, save lives

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303. www.copeland.gov.ukinfo@copeland.gov.uk

 

 

Egremont foodbank receive much need funding thanks to the local supply chain

  Egremont foodbank today received a Cheque from David Ward & colleagues who work for Morgan Sindall.Their generous cash donation will help to continue the great work that Egremont Foodbank provide for the most vulnerable people during these difficult timesEgremont chairperson- Cllr Neil Ferguson hands over the cheque for David Ward

Egremont comes together to deliver Easter cheer

Egremont Town Council would like to thank Sharon Smith for donating Easter Eggs that the Egremont fire fighters distributed around Egremont and the surrounding areas over the Easter weekend.

  Sharon and her family made their fantastic  contribution which all in Egremont Town Council willingly matched.

This is what Egremont is all about, coming together and supporting each other during difficult times. Helping to keep each other upbeat and sharing fun.

COVID update: COPELAND Council is informing residents of its Bank Holiday weekend arrangements.

Household recycling and waste collections scheduled on April 10 (Good Friday) will be collected as normal. All collections scheduled for the week April 13 (Easter Monday) will be one day later than normal. This includes a Saturday collection for those due on Friday, April 17.

Residents are reminded that the garden waste collections have not resumed due to staffing levels in relation to the current pandemic.  

The following out-of-hours emergency numbers are available during this time:

Homelessness – 01946 427070

Dangerous structures – 01946 427121

Flooding – 01946 427171

Please be reminded that all Copeland Council offices, The Beacon Museum, and Distington Hall Crematorium offices and Chapel of Remembrance, remain closed to the public due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Copeland council would like to remind residents that an emergency support service has been setup for people in Copeland at high risk of becoming seriously ill and who do not have support available from friends, family or neighbours. The telephone support line is available on 0800 783 1966, or residents can email COVID19support@cumbria.gov.uk.

Corona virus update: Important information



Over the last few days  volunteers from all over the parish  have been have  delivering leaflets to every home in Bigrigg, Egremont & Moor row. Fantastic work by all who have helped and many thanks.


Thornhill and some outlying homes will also have the leaflets delivered to them and posters are going onto lamp posts around the main streets and on some estates.

Here is  the emergency telephone number- 0800 783 1966 Mon- Fri 9am to 5pm & 10am to 2pm during weekends.


The email address is –COVID19support@cumbria.gov.uk


Thank you all for continuing to remain vigilant and for keeping to the government guidelines and keeping safe.

Thank you all again