The great Cumbria litter pick- Friday 26th April

The great Cumbria litter pick- Friday April 26th

Once again Egremont town council will be participating in the Great Cumbria litter pick.

The event occurs annually and is ran in conjunction with local schools to help spread the initiative and encourage children to take pride in the amazing Cumbrian country side and educate them in looking after their local community.

Egremont town council took part in last years event which was a fantastic day for all involved and the town council have decided to align the community litter pick along side it.

The litter pick will begin at 10am on Friday 26th April. All primary and secondary schools in the area have been invited to take part/ Feel free to come along- all ages and capabilities are welcome.

Litter pickers, Gloves, bags and vests will be available so please come along and help to keep our lovely community clean and looking amazing

Appeal flor Floral Donations

Appeal flor Floral Donations

Egremont Town Council will again be entering our town into the RHS Cumbria in Bloom competition and following on from the success of 2018 when we won a Silver-Gilt award – this year, we are aiming for Gold

Included in our entry will be Egremont Castle which already has the wonderfully planted sensory garden (tended to by Bookwell School children) but also three new flower beds which will be planted up and maintained by the three local primary schools in Egremont – St Bridget’s, Orgill & Bookwell and this will enhance the grounds whilst at the same time, encourage & teach the children about horticulture & the local history.

Some residents will remember when our Castle was awash with colour and was a sight to behold but alas due to a number of factors, the Castle is not what it used to be however Egremont Town Council want to change this and to start the ball rolling, we are asking if any members of the public would be willing to donate a plant/shrub for the entrance bed – preferably perennials to provide a long lasting colourful display throughout the summer. This is sure to make a wonderful gateway to our Castle leading the way to the other flower beds & surrounding areas.

Along with the assistance of our lengthsman, Councillors & staff hope to commence planting at the end of May so people are asked to drop off their plants into the Town Council office any time throughout May – Monday to Friday between 9am – 1pm. You can also deposit them with our curator at Egremont Cemetery.

Egremont Town Council is very proud of its heritage and with the help of annual funding from Lord Egremont (which allows for our lengthsman to maintain the Castle grounds) and the public’s generosity, we hope to help restore our Castle back to its former glory – after all, there are not many towns who can boast of having their own Castle and it is something that should be celebrated.

Egremont town council help Ms Cumbria finalist Brooke to raise money for the children’s charity called Variety

At the recent Egremont Town Council meeting, Town Council Chairperson Neil Ferguson presented a cheque for £100 to Brooke Drummond on behalf of the children’s charity – Variety.

As a Miss Cumbria finalist, Brooke, who lives in Egremont, chose Variety as her charity of choice as they help those who are disadvantaged or disabled by organising day trips or helping with equipment that is needed and this has benefitted families in Egremont parish.

In 2018 Brooke managed to raise £800 for Variety, this year her goal was to raise £1,000 & she has undertaken a number of challenges to do so including a cake sale, bag packing in local supermarkets, hosting a charity costume ball & raffles and along with the financial support from Egremont Town Council, she announced that she had reached her target with an overall total of £1,065.

Brooke was congratulated by Councillors & it was agreed that she is a true inspiration to other young people.

Brooke thanked Councillors for their generous donation & she stated that she will continue to help fundraise for other charities as well as her volunteering for Age UK.

Same day health clinic at the West Cumberland infirmary

a Same Day Health Centre which is now up and running at West Cumberland Hospital.

It is a new service for Copeland patients to offer more appointments for those who need to see a GP, a nurse or other primary care staff urgently.

NHS teams have been working hard to increase capacity for patients needing urgent same day appointments with their GP or practice nurse.

The release also includes a FAQs section.

Community litter pick

On Friday February 15th there is a community litter pick.

This is the first community litter pick of the year.

As usual there will be town and borough councillors, members of Calderwood house, the lengthsmen team, members of Egflood as well as children from the local primary and secondary schools.

Please come along and join in- bags, gloves and pickers are available. All ages and abilities welcome.

We’re meeting outside of the market hall office, Egremont at 10am.

Looking forward to seeing you all there

Cumbria police- Ask for Angela safety initiative

Cumbria police

Ask for Angela

safety initiative


Bars and pubs across the county have signed up to the Ask for Angela safety initiative.

This is a simple code word campaign for people feeling unsafe when on a date. It encourages people to discreetly ask for help by going to the bar and Ask for Angela – a phrase aimed at alerting staff for help so they can defuse a situation.

Once alerted, the person is taken aside or to a safe location so they can speak in confidence about what help they may need. Staff can then call a taxi, contact their friends or family or direct the individual out of the venue via an alternative exit.

More information available here:

Moor row road safety improvements, still a chance to have your say

Moor row road safety improvements

still a chance to have your say


The Scalegill road speed ramps consultation will soon be ending.

   Cumbria county council launched the Moor row road safety – Scalegill road speed ramps was launched on Monday October 22nd.

The plans are to have several speed humps installed along the full stretch of Scalegill road to help slow traffic as they enter or exit the village– especially as traffic passes Moor row school.

The consultation is soon to end so if you haven’t committed your opinions please do so by Saturday November 17th.

Autism awareness- County council autism champion Mike Hawkins

Autism awareness.

Mike Hawkins  is the County council’s Copeland area Autism champion.

Cllr Mike Hawkins can give full details of autism, autism spectrum- including Asperger’s. during his presentations he can give details of the two libraries that are autism friendly- Whitehaven and Millom, of businesses that offer help to autistic people and families, that Manchester and Newcastle airports offer fantastic help and guidance to those who have autistic family members and how to access this as well as the West Cumbria autism clinic based at Hensingham which has great facilities and carers. Also Cllr Hawkins can give courses and help to businesses and groups who wish to become autism aware.

Anyone who wishes to contact Cllr Mike Hawkins please phone-

07925132549 or email