A “Need to Weed” event was organised by Egremont Town Council on
31 st July led by our Chairperson Neil Ferguson and Vice- Chairperson Sam
What a fantastic turn out – around 50 people attende d including Town
Councillors & staff, residents & staff from Calderwood House, Royal
British Legion members, Works 4 You Ltd, Egremont Youth Partners hip,
Copeland’s Park Ranger and members of the public who were all keen to
lend a hand in cleaning up our town.
The morning turned out to be a big success with weeds, debris and litter
being removed from the Main Street, Egremont Castle and the surrounding areas.
Although keeping the street free of weeds is the County County’s
responsibility, due to a number of setbacks including the covid- 19
pandemic, the weeds had got out of hand but thanks to everyone who
attended and who obviously care about our town, it is looking much
Egremont Town Council would therefore like to sincerely thank those
who attended, the excellent work carried out today has made a difference
and thanks must also go to Copeland Borough Council for supplying the
necessary equipment to carry out the work.
The Town Council now intend to organize a further weeding and litter
pick event in August to keep our street looking the best it can be so we
hope you are all able to join us again.
Everyone is advised to keep looking at the Egremont Town Council page
and on the poster point for details of our next event and it is hoped that
as many people will support us again – in fact everyone including
business es are more than welcome to attend and if we ALL work
together, we WILL make a difference.
Egremont Town Council are having a weeding & litter picking morning on Friday 31st July.
We will be meeting at the Market Hall at 11.00am.
Anyone attending should bring their own mask & trowel or something similar.
Due to COVID 19 & the lock down weeding on the Main Street and other parts of the town have been delayed & have become a problem & there have been many complaints about the weeds and how bad the town looks compared to other local towns.
The weeds have recently been sprayed but remain an eyesore
Please can you let us know if you are able to volunteer and please pass on to others who would be willing to join in and help to make our town a lovely place once more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Lowes Court are planning to open from Tues 28th July.
This is for three days a week initially: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 1pm for customers.
The last half an hour from 1pm to 1.30 pm is for our exhibitors to make deliveries and collections by appointment only.
This is to ensure that when deliveries and collections are made we can make sure there are no other customers on the premises, as we need to manage the number of people in the Gallery at any one time, to safeguard everyone.
We are looking forward to seeing you all again soon.
Exhibitors will need to contact us by email at email@example.com to book an appointment to either bring in new stock or collect old stock
This summer North lakes foodbank will once again be able to provide the Lunchpacks 4 Kids scheme for infant/junior school children who are on free school meals (low income) but have also secured funding from Copeland BC to run a scheme for families with secondary school children on Free school meals.
We’re calling it ‘Summer food packs – a helping hand’ and it is open to families with secondary age children aged 11-16 (yrs 7 to 11). We’ve written to the schools who in turn will contact the relevant families. Each bag has about 9-10kg food – things like pasta, pasta sauce, tinned fruit, beans, meat, fish, rice pudding, box of cereal etc.
For more info please visit the website There will be a bag for each week of the holidays.
Project Manager – North Lakes Foodbank
There is to be a Blood donor session to take place at the end of July, if you would like to give blood then please follow the information below:-
Egremont Market Hall
Friday 31st July 2020 3.00pm – 7.00pm
Please register and book an appointment
Visit blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 23 23
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.
Egremont Town Council has had to alter the closing date of this years good citizens award.
The council still is looking for nominations for the annual award – there are award for an individuals as well as one for a groups.
With all that has has occurred this year many people out there deserve to be recognized for their selflessness, help and generosity . If you know anyone who you would like to nominate please email their details as soon as possible.
The person(s) nominated has to be resident in Egremont Parish, which includes Bigrigg and Moor Row. The person suggesting the nomination must state their name and contact details as well as the nominees details with an explanation of why the award is deserved.
The deadline for nominations is 31st August and these can be submitted by post to Egremont Town Council, Market Hall office, Market Street, Egremont, CA22 2DF or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by posting a letter hand through the Town Council office letter box.
Voting will take place July and the winners will be known in August and will be listed on the Town Council website as well as in the local press.
Egremont Town Council would like to thank Sharon Smith for donating Easter Eggs that the Egremont fire fighters distributed around Egremont and the surrounding areas over the Easter weekend.
Sharon and her family made their fantastic contribution which all in Egremont Town Council willingly matched.
This is what Egremont is all about, coming together and supporting each other during difficult times. Helping to keep each other upbeat and sharing fun.