The good citizens of the year awards

This years good citizen/s of the year award winners was this year as all years very difficult to give as there are so many people who do so many great things.

The town council because its so hard to decided between individuals or groups who do tireless good deeds to have two awards and individual award and a group award.

  The group award was presented by Cllr Neil Ferguson, chairperson to Egremont bowling green.

  Egremont bowling green recently won two awards at the Cumbria in bloom awards. The club have to members who work tirelessly throughout the year to both improve the look of the bowling green and club but also many members who work in the community to increase the clubs profile and to promote bowling as a hobby  and game for youths. Alan Hall, Marjorie Percival and Ken Amor represented the club.

The individual award was given to a lady who has done so much work to begin, promote and run the Egremont farmers market. The winner has asked not to be named which shows so much of what she is all about.

Egremont town council would like to thank both winners for their hard work and dedication- which we are sure everyone in the parish is very grateful for. Best wishes to all and all the best for you in the future. 

Cumbria in bloom awards 2019: How did Egremont get on?

Egremont chairperson- Neil Ferguson and Egremont cemetery curator- Nelson Shepherd attended the Cumbria in Bloom award ceremony in Carlisle last week and there were several new categories this year and other categories were amalgamated.

Egremont as a town was awarded – Silver. This is disappointing as last year we gained a silver gilt but this year work began a little late but the displays were fantastic. Next year we hope to regain the Silver gilt award with all of the community and local businesses help.

Egremont Cemetery, as in previous years has won awards. This is thanks the  great work and commitment of the curator Nelson Shepherd. Bothe cemetery grounds and the Jubilee Garden were awarded, yet again, an “outstanding” level gaining 96/100 marks.

Member of the Egremont Bowling Green also attended. After last years fantastic work and achievement they were awarded 96/100 marks in the Special Category Nominations. A fantastic achievement and well worthy. The town council recently gave the Bowling green the 2019 Good Citizen’s Group Award for all their amazing efforts

Calderwood house received 77/100 marks for the Greening Grey Britain for Wildlife & People category. Calderwood house do a lot of amazing work within the community and help to make our town and parish look so much better than it may otherwise be

Egremont schools- Bookwell, St Bridget’s & Orgill as a whole, were awarded 81/100 and came runner up in the Young Peoples Award Nomination. A well deserved award and a fantastic achievement also.

 

 

The royal British legion -Egremont branch 75th anniversary day

Egremont & District Branch

Parade and Service to layup Old Standard, Dedicate New Standard and celebrate 75 years since the Branch formation

Saturday 14th September 2019

· Parade March Off at 16:30 from Egremont Conservative Club

· Church Service at St Mary’s & St Michael’s Church at 16:45

· After the Church Service Refreshments and Raffle at Egremont Veteran’s Club from 18:15

· Bingo & Entertainment from 20:45 till late

Elected Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie, will also be in attendance as Guest of Honour

All Welcome to come and share in our Branches special day

Contact for further information:

Gareth Edwards (0717001884) or Kevin Rishworth (07856054655)

De Lucy centre cafe’ relaunch: open for business

Today AgeUk held a relaunch of the De Lucy Community café.

The cafe’ had to be closed late last year due to our charity’s internal structural alterations.

The open day was well received and attended- many people from the local community as well as town and borough councillors were present.

The café’ will be open Mon – Fri from 9am -3pm

tea, coffee, biscuits, cakes, crisps and other soft drinks will be available.

Free Wi-Fi is available and you can still access the computer room to learn computing skills

The cafe’ and centre is a friendly sociable place offering a social atmosphere and is open to everyone of all ages and can even accommodate parents with children.

  The café also welcomes community groups who would like to hold informal meetings over a coffee.

So please come along and enjoy and cake and a good crack

Want to learn about volunteering and the voluntary sector here is the latest about County volunteering network meeting and training

Cumbria CVS- County volunteering network meeting and training

Want to learn about volunteering and the voluntary sector here is the latest about County volunteering network meeting and training:-

Voluntary car drivers need in West Cumbria


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

Come along and help clean your streets- Community litter pick Friday 30th August 10am

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.

4th annual interschool balling competition

On Monday 1st July pupils from the parish’s four schools took part in the annual interschool balling competition.

It was a lovely summers day and the competition was fierce. The sun beat down and sweat dripped from their brows -yet they all kept their concentration and had fun. The end result was:-

 

Moor Row School- 1st place
St Bridgets school- 2nd place

Orgill school- 3rd place
Bookwell school- 4th place

Young player award pupil from Bookwell school

Greenmoor road substation gets a make over

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.