Egremont town council
mark the RAF
Egremont Town Council have today completed their commemorative flower display to commemorate the 100th year of the RAF.
The floral display is situated opposite the cemetery and is a wonderful celebration of thanks to the endeavours of the many west Cumbrian officers who have served the RAF over the last century.
The display is the work of the Town council’s very own cemetery care taker – Nelson Shepard. Nelson continues to work wonders for the community and deserves all our gratitude for his amazing work.
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.
Who would you nominate
for a good citizens award?
Do you know anyone who does many works for the local community?
Who helps disadvantaged people?
Who goes above and beyond?
There are many people out there who quietly go about their works and never look for publicity and who never take any money and ask for gratitude or plaudits. If you know anyone like this please let us know.
In September we will be issuing the annual good citizens award for 2018.
All nominations need to be by the middle of July. Please send any nominations to- email@example.com or via this website, you can send a letter into the office or phone – 01946820254
Egremont town council’s
makes the town look great for summer
Our fantastic custodian of the Keys for cemetery, Nelson Shepherd with Martin from “Works for You” one of Egremont town councils partners who do numerous jobs under our remit for a nominal fee of the precept. Trimming the hedges now in full bloom, The Beech trees which make up a lot of hedges were a gift from and old Egremothian, Geoff Todd and his lovely wife Kay, Geoff left Egremont about Forty years ago now the owner of a Hotel in Windermere, Geoff and Kay have family interred in cemetery and visit so like seeing how well Nelson keeps it
COPELAND Council has honoured
two respected ex councillors
at today’s Annual Meeting.
John Jackson and Lena Hogg were voted in unanimously Aldermen of the Borough, an honorary title awarded to councillors for their service.
David Moore, in proposing Mr Jackson, said: “He was a valued member of this council for many years and always proved his worth.
“He always spoke up, worked hard and was proud of his community.
“When John was Mayor, he and his wife Linda must have represented this council at more than 300 events during the year, and I’d like to thank them for all they did for this borough.”
Alderman Jackson joined the council in 2003. He said: “I am extremely honoured to have been nominated as an Alderman for Copeland. I served as a councillor for Beckermet and Thornhill for 12 years and felt privileged to do so.
“As Mayor of Copeland in 2011-12 I enjoyed every minute and it allowed me to appreciate what a wonderful part of the world we live in. If that was the icing on the cake of my political life, this latest honour must be the cherry.”
Mike McVeigh, in proposing Mrs Hogg, said: “It’s my immense pleasure to nominate Lena for this honour.
“She always had the community at heart, irrespective of what political banner people held.
“She demonstrated true leadership, without fear or favour, and is more than worthy of this great honour.”
Alderman Hogg was elected to the Egremont South ward in 2011. She said: “I feel it’s a great honour to have been chosen by my peers to become an Alderman – I thank the council and the mayor. It was a privilege to serve the people of Copeland and I hope they feel I served them well. I certainly did my best.
“Mostly, I would like to thank the people of Egremont for electing me to serve. As I am still on the town council, I will continue to do my best for Egremont.”
Mrs Hogg and Mr Jackson were presented with their pendants by the new council chairman Cllr Peter Connolly at the Borough councils AGM meeting at Egremont Market Hall.
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.
· 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
Sustainable Communities Manager
Direct tel. 024 7621 7742
Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, Coventry, CV8 3LG
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3 and 4 box storage organisers
The 3 box organiser is £40 unstained and £50 stained
The 4 Box holder is £50 unstained and £60 stained
All of them have 4 wheels with breaks on the front ones.
We can deliver for a £5 charge.
If you would like to purchase a storage organiser pleas phone the number below and place your order. Thank you.
Skills 4 You
At the recent Egremont Town Council, Neil Ferguson – Vice Chairperson presented three groups each with a donation.
Firstly Paul Rowe from the Phoenix Youth Club who was presented with a £1,000 youth grant which Egremont Town Council pledges and decides each year who the recipient will be. Phoenix Youth Club operate an outreach club in Moor Row which sits in Egremont parish and is enjoyed by many. Paul thanked the Council for this grant and all agreed that the Club was a worthy recipient.
Secondly, Sheila Moffat representing Lowes Court Gallery received a donation of £500 to support the gallery in all they are trying to do. The gallery has recently had a makeover carried out by the volunteers and they have now extended their opening hours so go along and see what they have on offer, you will be pleasantly surprised.
Finally, Kay Corkill who attended to accept a donation of £1,350 on behalf of the North Lakes Foodbank, Councillors recognise that the Foodbank in Egremont is a lifesaver for a lot of people and there are many who have benefitted from it. Part of this service is to provide an advice worker who can not only present those in need with a voucher and food, but also offer advice on where they can perhaps receive benefits etc. Kay Corkill thanked Councillors and informed them that due to the Town Council’s generous donation and donations from others, sufficient funding is now in place to continue to provide the services of an advice worker for at least another year.
The Beacon Museum once again
becomes free to Copeland residents this week.
From Tuesday April 17, The award-winning museum will offer free admission for those Copeland residents who have signed up for a Copeland Pass.
The Copeland Pass offers residents full access to all exhibitions at certain times of the year. This current period runs from Tuesday April 17 until Friday June 8, and features two new exhibitions.
Waggonways to Whitehaven: West Cumbria on Rails depicts the history of the West Cumbrian rail network, with a specific focus on Whitehaven. Artefacts from local contributors combined with the museum collection result in an absorbing introduction to the history of the local railways.
Pirates! Fact and Fiction is a celebration of all things ‘pirate,’ with film and television costumes combining with real artefacts to tell tales from the high seas.
Both exhibitions run until Sunday June 3, and the summer half term is included in the Copeland Pass free entry period.
Applicants for the Copeland Pass must have a Copeland postcode and bring an ID to register upon visiting.
The Beacon Museum’s business development manager, Alan Irwin, said: “We run the Copeland Pass to ensure residents have access to the museum for as much of the year as we can offer. I would urge those who haven’t visited lately to use this opportunity to give their local museum a try.
“We do charge for some exhibitions, outside the free Copeland Pass periods – this means we can not only keep our doors open, but also offer new exhibitions and content for visitors to enjoy.”
The museum had a busy Easter period, welcoming nearly 1,000 extra visitors compared to Easter last year. This was driven by the success of Nick Sharratt’s Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants exhibition, as well as an imaginative array of events and workshops.
For full listings of exhibitions and events, visit thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or call 01946 592302.
Copeland council boundary review
your chance to view and
have a view on the consultation
Please fine below the PDF files for the boundary review information and the summary of Copeland borough councils response to the consultation
The review of Copeland boundaries impacts on the town council parish boundaries and will cause these to change and in line with them.
Please ensure you read all the documents before making your response