The Beacon Museum once again
becomes free to Copeland residents this week.
From Tuesday April 17, The award-winning museum will offer free admission for those Copeland residents who have signed up for a Copeland Pass.
The Copeland Pass offers residents full access to all exhibitions at certain times of the year. This current period runs from Tuesday April 17 until Friday June 8, and features two new exhibitions.
Waggonways to Whitehaven: West Cumbria on Rails depicts the history of the West Cumbrian rail network, with a specific focus on Whitehaven. Artefacts from local contributors combined with the museum collection result in an absorbing introduction to the history of the local railways.
Pirates! Fact and Fiction is a celebration of all things ‘pirate,’ with film and television costumes combining with real artefacts to tell tales from the high seas.
Both exhibitions run until Sunday June 3, and the summer half term is included in the Copeland Pass free entry period.
Applicants for the Copeland Pass must have a Copeland postcode and bring an ID to register upon visiting.
The Beacon Museum’s business development manager, Alan Irwin, said: “We run the Copeland Pass to ensure residents have access to the museum for as much of the year as we can offer. I would urge those who haven’t visited lately to use this opportunity to give their local museum a try.
“We do charge for some exhibitions, outside the free Copeland Pass periods – this means we can not only keep our doors open, but also offer new exhibitions and content for visitors to enjoy.”
The museum had a busy Easter period, welcoming nearly 1,000 extra visitors compared to Easter last year. This was driven by the success of Nick Sharratt’s Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants exhibition, as well as an imaginative array of events and workshops.
For full listings of exhibitions and events, visit thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or call 01946 592302.
EGREMONT play park
has been given a new lease of life
by Copeland Borough Council.
AN EGREMONT play park has been given a new lease of life by Copeland Borough Council.
Repairs to the play area at Orgill park have been made alongside a refresh of the play bark throughout the site.
The Copeland Council Parks and Open Spaces team is responsible for cleaning and maintaining 14 play areas and two teen spaces across the borough.
The award-winning team was ranked top in the UK by the Association for Public Service Excellence, for the value-for-money way it looks after its open spaces, in 2016.
Councillor Mark Holliday, Portfolio Holder for Open Spaces, said: “Our team got to work making essential repairs to the equipment, and replacing the play bark in time for the Easter school holidays.
“The park is a well-used local facility and the spruce-up means that it was enjoyed by all throughout the Easter break.”
A clean sweep for Calderwood residents
28 March 2018
RESIDENTS of an Egremont hostel are now trained to prepare foods to professional standards.
Calderwood House residents have been provided with advice and guidance on how to keep their kitchen clean, and food preparation safe, free of charge by Copeland Borough Council.
The council has been working with residents to provide advice and guidance on how to prepare food properly, which will benefit the residents when they move into their own homes.
The Egremont hostel received a food hygiene rating of five, the highest standard of rating thanks to the residents’ knowledge of best practice and techniques.
As part of the training, the Council’s Environmental Health Team provided the charity with a handy guide which can be adapted by the hostel to suit the residents’ needs.
Martin Hart, Calderwood House resident, said: “I was a chef by trade attending French classical catering college, serving in the army for six years, based in Germany.
“I think the training provided by the Copeland Council team is really useful as I enjoy being in the kitchen.
Rachel Holliday, Director at Calderwood House, said: “Keeping our residents safe is at the heart of what we do.
“To be able to educate our residents to adapt good food hygiene practice will support them in their own home when they move on.
“It also ensures that we keep our Calderwood kitchen to a high standard so that everyone can feel confident to use our kitchen.”
“The fact we have had a five rating for the second year running demonstrates how much we value our facility.
“We want anyone who walks through the door to be confident that our kitchen is not just clean, but immaculate and we make sure food is handled correctly.
“Running a social enterprise is a thankless task at times and an expensive one. Copeland Borough Council are always on hand to lend their skills and time to help us to be the best we possibly can.
“The fact that the staff in the Environmental Health Department have taken their time to devise this fantastic training tool for us, free of charge, shows how much they really care about projects like ours.”
Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland, said: “We are immensely proud to be able to support organisations such as Calderwood House.
“The work they do is invaluable and we will support their efforts in any way we possibly can.
“It is a fantastic organisation providing vital services to those in need, and I commend them for all they have done and continue to do for their residents and the local community.”
Young Aaron Christopher Burns guided members of Egremont community through a litter pick on a lovely August morning.
Aaron, 5yrs of age of Egremont was the head of the group which had a member of the Egflood, CO-OP team, Calderwood house residents, Works for you team and members of the Borough and town councils. They met at the market hall on Friday morning August 4th.
The group targeted the footpaths that run from Egremonts main street along both sides of the Westlakes academy upto the Orgill estate.
For two hours the group worked tirelessly and eventually collected over 15 bags of rubbish all of which would have been left scattered around the lovely walk ways.
Egremont town council present award to Core youth centre
Egremont Town council wanted to show their appreciation for the amazing hard work and dilgence performed by all the staff of CORE youth centre.
Council Chairperson Lena Hogg presented the cheque of £1000 to the centre – centre leaders Carol Woodman and Bob Davies accepting the award.