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.

Important notice: ALL Egremont playparks are closed until further notice due to the Corona outbreak

Today Copeland borough council due to the Corona virus outbreak have had to take the decision to close all of the borough councils playparks- this includes ALL of the playparks in Egremont and Egremont parish, these include-

-Beckgreen skate park

-Beckerment play park

-Briscoe mount playpark

-Ling road playpark

-Moor row playpark

-Orgill playpark

-Thornhill playpark

Please ensure that you follow the government guidelines on social distancing and make sure that you do not use the playparks.

Keep safe everyone. Thank you

Egremont bowling green: April meeting and open day cancelled

Egremont bowling green have unfortunately had to cancel the open day that was due to take place at the bowling green on 4th April. This is due to the continuing Corona virus out break and is done according to the National government guidelines op containing the virus.

For details regarding playing at the bowling club and other activities please contact Alan Hall –Secretary, Egremont Town Bowling Club on -Tel. 07760 23611  or the town council office on  -Tel. 01946 820254 for further details 

The Bowling green committee have also had to cancel the meeting on  April 1st also due the  government guidelines on controlling the virus outbreak.

Egremont pupils run miles to raise charity funds

Pupils were running, walking, skipping and even moonwalking for charity this week.
West Lakes Academy in Egremont took part in the Cancer Research UK’s Race For Life Schools event for the first time this year.
It has been so well supported by students and staff that they are already considering taking part next year.
After just two days the students had clocked up over 1115 miles by doing numerous 0.25 mile laps of the course.
Finn Henderson, year 11 student, was running the race in memory of his nana.

He said: “I wanted to raise awareness of the cause and I think it is astonishing how much money we have managed to raise so far.
“I ran all the way around the course, the weather was cold but sunny.
“I felt a great sense of achievement when I completed it and felt closer to my Nana.” 

Vice principal Melissa Relph said: “I wanted to take part to support all of the students and staff who have completed it.
“It’s really important for the students to learn about the work Cancer Research UK does and it was a privilege to see so many of our students enjoying their time outside and encouraging each other to keep going.”

Poppy Wond, year 11 student, said: “I took part in the Race for Life in my PE lesson.
“I walked some of the route with my friends, it was a good opportunity to catch up while doing something good for charity. I completed the race in memory of my Granda.”
Head of PE, Ros Purdham, said: “We wanted to take part in the Schools’ Race for Life because it’s the perfect opportunity for our students to learn about the fantastic work that Cancer Research UK does and to allow them to contribute something to the cause.

Karate students complete 100 katas charity challenge

On 25th October 1936, an historic meeting was held at a meeting hall in Naha, Okinawa with a number of prominent karate masters of the time. This assembly included the likes of Choki Motobu, Chojun Miyagi, Chosin Chibana, Chomo Hanashiro, Chotoku Kyan, Juhatsu Kiyoda and Shinpan Gusukuma. As well as other important discussions and decisions made regarding the potential future of the martial arts of the Island, it was during this meeting that the term “karate” (Empty Hand) was standardised.

Thus, World Karate Day (Karate No Hi) is held every year on October 25th to commemorate the history of karate and its exponential rise in popularisation across the globe. Part of these celebrations is the 100-Kata Challenge, which is inspired by the phrase 百 練 剛 (train hard 100 times). The challenge, led by a performance on Okinawa, serves to bring karate practitioners from around the world together and strengthen our universal family bond.

This year, our 100-Kata Challenge was held at the Market Hall in Egremont and we had over 30 members (various ages and ranks) take on the challenge to help raise money for our Community Fund. This was our largest group yet and the first year we invited our junior members to join us!

We had three groups running…The first was for junior members and for those who were new to the challenge. Their aim was to complete 100 x Naihanchi Kata. The second group was for veterans and those who wanted an extra challenge. Their objective was to add 10 x burpees after every set of 10 x Naihanchi Kata (100 in total). The third group consisted of those members who are travelling to Okinawa in a couple of weeks. Their task was to complete 4 x 23 kata within the curriculum, plus 8 x weapon kata (roshaku bo), totalling 100. Then the group finished off with 100 x burpees using Tabata intervals.

For further details about classes please email Chris Denwood club founder and principle instructor – chris@eskk.co.uk or please follow the link below

Westlakes academy wins two awards a major school rock challenge dance competition

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

Town councillors take on the best bowlers

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 Eg remonts’ 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. 

 

 

 

3rd Annual inter school bowling competition – Mon 2nd July 18

3rd Annual

inter school bowling competition 

Mon 2nd July 18

On Monday July 2nd students from four local schools met at the Egremont bowling club for the 3rd inter-school bowling competition.

Pupils from Bookwell, Orgill, Moor row and St. Bridget’s schools turned up on a gorgeous Monday afternoon to fight it out and see who could be this years champions.

The pupils and bowling club stalwarts had much fun and enjoyed working together to learn from each other new skills and finding out about each other.

the winners were- Orgill Juniors school

runners up were- Moor row school

3r place went to –Bookwell school

4th place went to – St. Bridgets school

Well done to all the members of each team.