AN EGREMONT play park has been given a new lease of life by Copeland Borough Council. Repairs to the play area at Orgill park have been made alongside a refresh of the play bark throughout the site. The Copeland Council Parks and Open Spaces team is responsible for cleaning and maintaining 14 play areas and two teen spaces across the borough. The award-winning team was ranked top in the UK by the Association for Public Service Excellence, for the value-for-money way it looks after its open spaces, in 2016. Councillor Mark Holliday, Portfolio Holder for Open Spaces, said: “Our team got to work making essential repairs to the equipment, and replacing the play bark in time for the Easter school holidays. “The park is a well-used local facility and the spruce-up means that it was enjoyed by all throughout the Easter break.”
On friday 8th of June The Egremont rugby football club revealed the new flood defences designed to prevent the club house, change rooms, MUGA and flood lights.
The funding came for these new defences came from many sources including Copeland community fund, Egremont town council, Copeland borough council, Evironment agency to name a few and include new walls, raised surfaces and pathways, flood boards and airbrick covers.
The works cost several thousands of pounds and took many months to complete but many years to come to full fruition. The floods of 2009 and 2012 were terrible and it took a lot of hard work and dedication to ensure that the club remained oppen and the new facilities built and protected from futurre flooding problems
The ERUFC has a long and proud history of helping the youth from Egremont parish, participating in many fund rasing events, providing much talent to the Rugby union world and the facilities are recognised as some of the best in the area.
Members of the Egremont town council attended the event along with the Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie, representatives of Copeland community fund and members of Copeland borough council.