Bridgend Marrow competition

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Results from the Bridgend Marrow competition. Well done to all involved.
The second Marrow Competition held at the Bridgend allotment to raise money for local charities was won this year by Barbara Shaw.
The trophy was the brain child of Mr William Maxwell to include a bit more fun and banter, while serving a purpose.
The monies £105 was donated to Egremont Food Bank and gratefully received by Sandra Clements.
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A big thank you to Egremont Rugby Union for allowing the free use of the club and facilities for the weigh in, Jan from Nice Bites for the delicious pies and Mrs Kath Maxwell who did the presentation. And finally the allotment holders who took part.
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COPELAND BOROUGH COUNCIL -FOOTPATH NO 406001 AND 406006 PARISH OF EGREMONT.

PUBLIC PATH STOPPING UP AND DIVERSION ORDER (NO 1) 2020

COPELAND BOROUGH COUNCIL (FOOTPATH NO 406001 AND 406006 PARISH OF EGREMONT)

PUBLIC PATH STOPPING UP AND DIVERSION ORDER (NO 1) 2020

Please find attached a copy of the above named Order confirmed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and which comes into effect when the attached Notice appears in the Whitehaven News on 1 December 2021.

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Regards

WASDALE & ENNERDALE SKIES

New Exhibition by Kevin Weaver
starts Tuesday 30th November to Friday 24th December 2021

with Preview Evening on MONDAY 29th NOVEMBER from 4PM to 8PM

“WASDALE & ENNERDALE SKIES”

New Exhibition by Kevin Weaver
starts Tuesday 30th November to Friday 24th December 2021

with Preview Evening on MONDAY 29th NOVEMBER from 4PM to 8PM

So you still have time, until Saturday this week,
to view the existing Exhibition by
GILLIAN VAUDREY & ROGER NEWBERRY
which feature wildlife and the natural environment

There is also still time to apply for Exhibition space for 2022
The closing date for applications is Tues 30th November. Simply send an email reply to this message with your two choices for month


We are also hosting another Open Evening for Christmas Shopping
WEDNESDAY 8TH DECEMBER FROM 4PM TO 8PM
and to meet Natalie Burns,
who will have her recent charming paintings
of Whitehaven streets on view.
Come along and join us 

As always we thank you for your continued support 
and we  look forward to welcoming you to the Gallery soon.
We hope that you will consider shopping locally,
when Christmas Shopping this year
 
Kind Regards
Sue Cole
Membership Secretary

Energy grants on offer

 

Energy grants on offer for Copeland residents

COPELAND Council is urging low-income households to apply for grants to make their homes more energy-efficient.

The government’s Green Homes Grants are being delivered across Cumbria and the total pot of money available is £5.07m. The funding has been drawn down by the North West Energy Hub as part of the Local Authority Delivery Scheme.

Councillor Andy Pratt, Copeland’s Portfolio Holder for Housing, said: “This is a great scheme that will make a real difference to people’s homes and to their energy bills. And of course it also means we are helping the country to achieve its target of net zero carbon.

“I hope people take advantage of the grants and make their homes warmer, greener and cheaper to run.”
 
The scheme will focus on households with an income of less than £30,000 a year. It will install energy-efficiency measures for owner-occupied and private, rented homes with the lowest levels of insulation. Homes with an Energy Performance Certificate rating of E, F or G will be prioritised. 
 
For households on less than £30,000 per year, the fund could pay for:
 
*External wall insulation
*Solar panels
*Loft insulation
*Cavity Wall Insulation
*Air Source Heat Pumps
*Smart heating controls
*Double glazing
*’Room in roof’ insulation
 
Owner-occupiers could get  measures worth up to £10,000, with no additional contribution, and some rented properties could also be eligible for funding, with an additional contribution from the landlord.

EON will manage the design and installation process and projects need to be complete by March 31 2021.
People interested in applying should visit https://www.eonenergy.com/home-heating/green-homes-grant.html or call EON on 0333 202 4820.
Energy grants on offer please follow link
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bird flu alert – Avian influenza H2N1 found in Silecroft, Cumbria

Bird flu

Avian influenza H5N1 (otherwise known as Bird Flu) has been confirmed in birds at premises near Silecroft, Copeland, Cumbria. Further testing is underway to confirm the pathogenicity of the strain.

Avian Influenza is a disease which mainly affects birds, but on rare occasions, it can affect mammals including humans. Consequently, several precautionary measures are being put in place – including a 3km protection zone, a 10km surveillance zone and the humane culling of birds at risk of infection.

The zones restrict access to locations where birds are kept and impose restrictions on the movement of birds. They do not limit access to residents or business owners. Further details on the zones can be found on the government website.

The protection and surveillance zones will apply from 19 November until the zone is withdrawn or amended by DEFRA.

Temporary road signs will be put in place along the zone boundaries for awareness.

The response is being led locally by Cumbria County Council, Copeland Borough Council, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Animal and Plant Health Agency and the UKHSA (UK Health Security Agency).

People in direct contact with the premises have been contacted and offered appropriate preventative treatment.

Avian Influenza is primarily a disease of birds and the risk to the general public’s health is very low. However, anyone who is concerned should call NHS 111 or speak to their GP.

Public Health advice for residents:

  • The risk to public health from avian flu is very low.
  • However, it is important that people do not pick up any sick or dead birds to avoid spreading the virus, which can affect humans in rare cases.
  • If you do find any dead swans, geese or ducks or other dead wild birds while out and about, please report them to the Defra helpline on 03459 33 55 77.
  • I would also urge bird keepers to be vigilant for any signs of disease and report any suspected cases to their nearest Animal and Plant Health Agency office.
  • Avian Influenza is primarily a disease of birds and the risk to the general public’s health is very low. However, anyone who is concerned should call NHS 111 or speak to their GP.

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Bridge end allotments – Marrow competition winners and charity fund raiser

Results from the Bridgend Marrow competition. Well done to all involved.
The second Marrow Competition held at the Bridgend allotment to raise money for local charities was won this year by Barbara Shaw.
The trophy was the brain child of Mr William Maxwell to include a bit more fun and banter, while serving a purpose.
The monies £105 was donated to Egremont Food Bank and gratefully received by Sandra Clements.
A big thank you to Egremont Rugby Union for allowing the free use of the club and facilities for the weigh in, Jan from Nice Bites for the delicious pies and Mrs Kath Maxwell who did the presentation. And finally the allotment holders who took part.