In November we are launching Self-harm and Suicide Alertness Training aimed at those supporting Children and Young People in a wide variety of contexts.
Booking is through Eventbrite.
These free half day courses cover;
Exploring the myths and facts around self-harm and suicide
Developing awareness of the signs that someone may be self-harming or having thoughts of suicide
Enabling people to feel more comfortable and confident talking about self-harm and suicide and appreciate the importance
of asking directly
Understanding our role in facilitating people to seek support and in keeping someone safe
Equipping participants with support resources available locally and nationally, including an understanding of Cumbria
Self-harm care pathways
Spare time on your hands? Volunteer drivers needed in west Cumbria
What is the Voluntary Car Scheme? The Voluntary Car Scheme provides transport to members of the community of any age (under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult) who cannot make their journey by public or private transport.
What does a Volunteer Driver do? Volunteer Drivers use their own car to provide journeys which are co-ordinated locally. Expenses are reimbursed.
Why be a Volunteer Driver? Volunteering can be: -Fun and helpful -Getting to know people in your community -Experience to help get a job -A hobby for when you retire
How can I find out more? If you are interested in driving for the scheme and would like an informal chat, please contact:
Cumbria County Council – Voluntary Social Car Scheme cumbria.gov.uk/voluntarycarscheme or /facebook.com/Cumbriacc
The latest community litter pick will be taking place on Friday August 30th.
You can arrive between 0945-1000 outside of the Market hall then the litter picking will begin at 10am. Gloves, florescent vests, bags and pickers will be available for all- please come along and help to keep our streets clean.
If you have any ideas of where best to clear please let us know- all ages and abilities welcome. Looking forward to seeing you all then.
AUGUST EXHIBITION “PRINTWORKS” AN EXHIBITION FROM JILL DAVIS & DAWN MILLS
Come and see this new exhibition on display for the whole of August There are a variety of printing techniques displayed with bold outlines of shapes and colours Subjects range from towns and villages to birds and landscapes
Many of you have supported us by becoming “Friends” of the Gallery over the last couple of years, for which we are very grateful, as this financial support helps us pay our running costs. Even though we are staffed by volunteers the other bills still have to be paid.
However, some of you have not yet paid SUBs in 2019 and we would really appreciate if you would consider paying again this year, at a minimum cost of £15.
Our bank account remains unchanged for BACs transfers HSBC Sort Code 402017, Account No 80545139 or you can pop into the Gallery and pay in person or simply post us a cheque
We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you in the Gallery soon.
The substation at the end of Greenmoor road, Old Smithfield, Egremont has had a make over.
It is part of a new initiative by ElectricNorthwest to beautify existing substation in areas that have had funding shortfall and little new investment.
The work began two months ago when the area around the substation was cleared, dug and had wild flowers planted and has now as the flowers grow we can see the work was worth it.
Borough and town councillor Sam Pollen has been working with ElectricNorthwest to bring the area investment and to improve areas that have been looking a bit drab or overgrown. The company has put enough money aside to maintain what has already been done and to plant a new crop of wild flowers each year. The company has plans to do similar works with other substations around Copeland.
Today saw the Cumbria in Bloom judges arrive in Egremont.
Egremont town council has entered the annual awards for the last 4yrs. Previously the town has won a bronze award and last year the town received the Silver gilt award- a fantastic achievement.
Judges Alison Saxby & Jean Airey have many year experience in horticulture and both served the judging panel for many years. They were shown round the town by Chair person Neil Ferguson, Vice Chair Sam Pollen, Town Clerk Geraldine Pritchard and the Cemetery Curator Nelson Shepard.
Once again the Egremont bowling green committee also took part and wowed the judges with their efforts once more- last year they deservedly received two awards.
The judging also took place at the Egremont youth partnership who also won awards last year – the group met the three teenagers who had helped the town council to rid the town of weeds along with the continuing support of Calderwood house who continue to work wonders in the towns community and once again without who’s help the town would not look as good.
Nelson Shepard who worked himself almost to death to ensure everything looked so good-they have been aided by Martin from the Lengthsmen team and the rest of the town council employees – Nicola and Lee.
Two Copeland schools are celebrating after finishing in the top two at the Global Rock Challenge 2019 Northern Premier Final. West Lakes Academy, in Egremont, finished in first place at the final, held in Grimsby Auditorium, with Whitehaven Academy bagging second. The two schools beat off some stiff competition to take the accolades with a further seven schools from across West Yorkshire, Hull, South Yorkshire, Cumbria, Aberdeenshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, and Suffolk competing.
West Lakes’ performance was called No good will come from a woman at sea. And they described it as: It angers the sea Gods to take a woman on board a ship. Some savage pirates ignore this warning and abduct women from a port, tearing a wife from her husband. Once at sea, the curse proves to be true. They panic and throw the women overboard as a sacrifice, but it’s too late. The sea Gods want their vengeance. Second placed Whitehaven’s performance was entitled The Radium Girls and described as: Radium, The wonder substance; shining bright in the otherwise dark years of the first world war. Hundreds of American women, toiled amidst the glowing dust of radium dialed factories. Their cries of corruption silenced.Inevitable fatalities concealed. With courage and tenacity, can these women prevail in their battle for workers’ rights that will echo for years to come?
West Lakes also won the Yorkshire Builders Federation Award for Performers’ Choice award, plus the Henry Smith Charity Award of Excellence for Stage Crew, and further awards for set design and function, choreography, performance skill, stage use, concept, drama, soundtrack, costuming character, visual enhancement, entertainment and lighting. Whitehaven Academy also added further awards for choreography, performance skill, stage use, concept, drama, soundtrack, set design and function, costuming character, visual enhancement and entertainment. St Benedict’s Catholic High School, of Whitehaven, were also at the finals, and came home with eight awards, including the Humberside Police Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge, they were also praised for concept, drama, soundtrack, costuming character, entertainment, lighting and stage crew.
The event at Grimsby attracted a large audience and was supported by a number of special guests and sponsors. Following the show, Andrew Marr from Andrew Marr International said: “We’ve all enjoyed an absolutely marvellous evening, and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the students and all the schools taking part in this
On Thursday Egremont town councillors competed against the best of Egremont bowling team. Cllr Steven Bell, Chair person Neil Ferguson, Cllr Graham Calvin, Cllr Tom Higgins, Cllr Mike McVeigh, Cllr Sam Pollen and former councillor Jacqui Smith took part against Egremonts’ finest. It was a lovely summers evening with temperatures soaring the bowling club chair picked the teams and began proceedings.
The competition was fierce, there were missed shots and missed chances. The beautiful surroundings inspired the best from everyone but by the end there were no overall winners. Everyone had a lot of fun and enjoyed refreshments at the end.
Anyone interested in joining the club or having a came of bowls membership is £35 a year or just £3 a day. Bowls are available from the club to use, casual attire is welcome.
The club is open from 2pm until 8pm. All ages and abilities are welcome.