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.
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.
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
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.
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.