Serious Dog fouling must stop in the cemetery

 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 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.

Egremont cemetery: Changes to opening times

Please note that the Egremont cemetery will be locking the gates at 6:00pm every evening.

This is due to the reports of people drinking in there on an evening.

This is not acceptable in these times, in fact it’s not acceptable at any time.

We do not want to have to close it as we understand that to many people it’s a place of sanctuary and contemplation but it should not be contaminated by empty alcohol bottles and cans.

Please be respectful and if you do see any activity after 6:00pm then please call the police.

Thank you for your understanding.

Stay safe, stay home, save lives.

Egremont Town Council.

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 –

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

Thank you all again

Corona virus update: Information on how to find help in the area during the outbreak

As the Corona virus (COVID 19) continues to spread and there are to be further social isolations, many people in Egremont parish may need assistance with a lot of issues.
Egremont Town Council would like to highlight and promote the services offered by the following groups to help the most vulnerable in our parish get through this difficult time-

West Cumbria Covid 19 Mutual Aid is a facebook group set up to help those people who need assistance, you can contact them via the facebook page or you can ring them 7 days a week between 9am & 9pm on 0333 33 55 226.
For those looking to help others, the Cumbria County Council is looking for volunteers and volunteer groups to come forward and offer their services via the Cumbria Local Resilience Forum (CLRF) which consists of organisations and agencies involved with emergency responses in our communities. It brings partners together to respond to extraordinary circumstances faced by communities in Cumbria. Full details of the CLRF can be found on Cumbria County Council’s website at:
If volunteers would prefer to register their services direct, please go on the website at:

If you require further information, you can contact Egremont Town Council by telephone – 01946820254 or email- or via the Town Council website contact page at

All your help in these difficult times is much appreciated and very welcome. Thank you.

Important notice: To all allotment holders

To all allotment holders the allotment rents are due from the 1st of April for Sandholes, Bridge End and East Road.

However in the current circumstances the town council request that all tenants are asked to pay by Bacs wherever possible or to send a cheque by post, or post through the letter box. 
The town council office is currently not available  to residents to attend . This is to prevent the spread of the COVID 19(corona virus) from spreading. The town council would like to thank all allotment holders for their understanding and cop-operation during this difficult time.

Corona virus- Urgent update: No public to attend tonight’s Egremont town council meeting

In light of the advice and guidelines given today by the National government and the National association of local councils Egremont town council has decided that only council staff and local councillors to attend tonight’s  the town council meeting.
We advise that anyone needing help, advise or to discuss other issues to please email the town council at or phone the town council office- 01946-820254.

Corona virus- URGENT update: Email or Phone the town council office ONLY

In light of the advice and guidelines given today by the National government and the National association of local councils  Egremont town council has decided that only council staff and local councillors can enter the town council office.

We advise that anyone needing help, advise or to discuss other issues to please email the town council at– or phone the town council office- 01946-820254.

We are sorry to have to close the office to the general public but in light of the continuing spread of the Corona virus we are unable to allow access in case of possible contamination

The town council thanks you for your cooperation during this worrying time and we hope to open the office to the public in the very near future.

We will continue to update you on the issue and will reopen the office As soon as is possible. Thank you.

Bigrigg: Urgent road closure notice

Notice is hereby given that to allow BT Openreach to carry out urgent utility repair works due to a loss in service (“the Works”) Cumbria County Council prohibits with immediate effect the passage of vehicular traffic along that section of the C4008 Bigrigg, approx. 900m north east of its junction with the C4010 for an approx. distance of 50m in a north easterly direction, as and when the appropriate traffic signs are displayed.
This notice will be in force for a period not exceeding 5 days from 12 March 2020. It is expected that the works will take 1 day.
A way for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will be maintained at all times.
A suitable alternative route for vehicles will be signed and available via the unrestricted sections of the C4008, C4010, High House Road and the A595 (Bigrigg).
Nothing in this Notice shall: 1. Apply to emergency service vehicles, or vehicles being used by statutory undertakers in the performance of their duties; and 2. Apply to anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform; and 3. Have the effect of preventing at any time access for pedestrians to any premises situated on or adjacent to the roads, or to any other premises accessible for pedestrians from, and only from the roads; and 4. Apply to vehicles being used in connection with the Works.