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: https://goo.gl/2Y54xz

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 mike.hawkins@cumbria.uk

Egremont community litter pick- Friday 26th October 10am

Egremont community litter pick

Friday 26th October 10am

outside of the market hall

Its that time again! Autumn is here and the leaves and turn colour and falling and the nights are drawing in.

Time for the community to come together.

The 1st community litter pick of autumn is taking place on Friday 26th October at 10am until midday. We meet up at the Market hall from 0945.

Please come along, join in  and help to keep the streets and paths clear of rubbish getting them spick and span for the Halloween.

Students from the local schools, members of Calderwood house, members local businesses, local councillors and of course the public. Pickers and bags will be available.

All ages and abilities welcome.

Armistice Centenary celebrations Nov 2018

Armistice Centenary celebrations

Nov 2018

Here are the timings for the Egremont and Moor Row Remembrance Sunday services;

Sunday 11th November

Egremont – 1030
Parade form up 1045
Service at War Memorial 1100
Church service at St Michael & St Mary’s
Entertainment and refreshments at Egremont RBL, all welcome

Moor Row – 1300
Monday 12th November
Meet at War Memorial for a service at 1100, all school children welcome.

Gareth Edwards
Branch Secretary
Egremont RBL

Attention- Have you seen this missing dog?

Attention-

Have you seen this missing dog?

An elderly dog called  Bruno may have been seen in the River either yesterday or the day before.
He is an 11 year old Brown/White Boxer
His chip details are not up to date, but please contact me if you have any information.

http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=134506

Link below shows his photo on our Website Could you please give me a call if your environmental services team or stray team have collected.

Many Thanks
Karen Har Harding
DogLost – 07774 724 797

 

Public realm: Have your say on the plans of the works proposed for Egremont

Public realm:

Have your say

on the plans

of the works 

proposed for Egremont

The public realm consultation is now underway with display boards in each town and all the information on our website. Attached are electronic copies of the display boards and the survey.

You are welcome to put the designs on your website if you wish and show a link to the survey which can be accessed either through the CBC website or by www.surveymonkey.co.uk/5T6FBQ2I . I have left paper copies of the questionnaire with all the boards, but please let me know if you need more at any point.

The survey will remain on-line until 30th September 2018.

The boards are on display at:
Market Hall, Whitehaven
Marion’s Pet Shop, Egremont
Cleator Moor Town Council
Council Offices, Millom

Drop-in sessions where members of CBC staff will be available to discuss the plans will be held:
Saturday 15th September (10am – 3pm) Whitehaven Market
Monday 17th September (2pm – 6pm) – Cleator Moor Town Council / outside on the square if fair weather
Wednesday 19th September (2-6pm) – Millom Square
Friday 21st September (9am – 1pm) – Egremont Farmer’s Market, Market Hall

 

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Moor row traffic calming meeting- 1800hrs Wednesday 22nd August, Moor row working mens club

Moor row traffic calming meeting

1800hrs Wednesday 22nd August

Moor row working men’s club

  Next Wednesday will be a meeting about the Cumbria county council’s traffic calming plans for Moor row.

For quite some time there has been serious concerns about the amount of traffic that passes through Moor row village and a large number of accidents and fatalities on the A595 at the Scagill road entrance.

The meeting will be Chaired by Cumbria county councillor Chris Whiteside who with the help of several County council officers will give details of the plans to alleviate these issues. Also present will be Copeland and town councillors.

Please come a long and find out what will be happening and to pass on your opinions or concerns.

The meeting takes place at 6pm in the Moor row working men’s club on Wednesday August 22nd.

Cumbria in bloom school entries 2018

Cumbria in bloom

school entries

2018

 

On Thursday 12th July Egremont town council chair person Neil Ferguson and Vice chair Sam Pollen attended the Cumbria in bloom school awards.

 The awards were presented by Alan Heath, former Cumbria in bloom chair person and now judge. Attending the meeting were children from Westlakes academy and other pupils from all over west Cumbria.

The school pupils have worked tirelessly for a year pruning, trimming, digging and planting. Learning new and exciting things about gardening and horticulture.

Mr Heath gave details of each school’s entries and presented photos of their hard endeavours. Cllr Ferguson gave brief speech then presented each school with an achievement award.

In September the winners of the annual Cumbria in bloom awards with be announced and presented at the ceremony which this year take place in Ulverston.

Results- The great Cumbria litter pick 2018

The Great Cumbrian

Litter Pick 2018

RESULTS!

Well the statistics have now been collated and the photos collected and I am delighted to announce that over 1,300 people took part in nearly 60 separate litter picks right across Cumbria collecting 353 sacks of rubbish.

As one of the participating groups I hope you are, rightly, proud of your contribution. We are truly grateful for your efforts and for coming together with so many others to help to clean up Cumbria.

· Read the press release: https://www.friendsofthelakedistrict.org.uk/news/clean-up-success-for-cumbria
· See the photo gallery: https://www.facebook.com/pg/FriendsoftheLakeDistrict/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155752136542218

COMPETITION

We are delighted to announce that the winning district (the one which hosted the most litter picks) is………..*drumroll*……. SOUTH LAKELAND with Copeland coming a close second.

However, we were so impressed with the efforts of so many enthusiastic schoolchildren that we have decided to offer an additional prize of a Landscape Grant worth up to £2,000 to one of the schools who took part in The Great Cumbrian Litter Pick.

What to do next to claim the prizes……

1. For all litter picking groups from the SOUTH LAKELAND area who took part. If you would like to be eligible to win the prize:
a. Complete the attached Landscape Grant Application form
b. Return it to me ruth-kirk@fld.org.uk
c. We will then draw one application from all those eligible to receive the grant.
d. We will inform everyone who applied of the outcome.

2. For all SCHOOLS who took part, whatever part of Cumbria you are from. If you would like to be eligible to win the prize:
a. Complete the attached Landscape Grant Application form
b. Return it to me ruth-kirk@fld.org.uk
c. We will then draw one application from all those eligible to receive the grant.
d. We will inform everyone who applied of the outcome.

· Please return all completed forms by Monday 10th SEPTEMBER.

*Schools based in South Lakeland will be eligible in both the ‘SOUTH LAKELAND’ and ‘SCHOOLS’ category, so double the chance of winning.

The Great Cumbrian Litter Pick 2019

We can confirm that ‘The Great Cumbrian Litter Pick’ will return in springtime 2019 with our next event being organised for Fri 26th and Sat 27th April. Schools, communities, organisations, groups or individuals wishing to sign up for the 2019 event should visit www.thegreatcumbrianlitterpick.org.uk

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Best wishes

Ruth Kirk
Landscape Engagement Officer
Friends of the Lake District
The only membership organisation dedicated to protecting and enhancing Lake District and Cumbrian landscapes