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Sign up to for the Tourism Breakfast Briefing

Copeland and Allerdale Borough Councils have published the date and agenda for their second joint Tourism Breakfast Briefing.

We will be hosting the meeting in partnership with our colleagues in Allerdale on Friday 14th May from 08:30 – 10:00 via Zoom.

Take a look at the agenda:

·       08:30 Welcome from councillors

·       08:40 Covid-19 business support and restart grants. Alex Fitzgerald

·       08:55 Reopening safely and legally for Step 3. The essential guide from our Environmental Health Teams

·       09:10 Updates from the Allerdale and Copeland Tourism Teams. Joe Broomfield & Katie Read

·       09:40 Q & A session with all speakers and contributions from a range of Council Teams

We welcomed over 100 businesses from the two districts back in February so be sure to register your interest sooner rather than later.
If you would like to attend, please click https://bit.ly/3h477GM
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Any questions, please contact Katie Read, Tourism Officer at Copeland Borough Council katie.read@copeland.gov.uk.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO TELL US ABOUT EGREMONT – join our virtual workshops and have your say!

Cumbria County Council’s Copeland Area Support Team has worked with a range of local partners to create an Egremont Town Team, which includes representatives from the local community in Egremont, to develop a ‘place vision’ for Egremont. This aim of the new group is to:
 
• Attract new businesses to our town centre.
• Increase and retain our working age population.
• Raise the standard of the physical environment in our town.
• Increase the number of people living in and around Egremont.
• Deliver new jobs and opportunities for economic and social participation.
• Increase the number of visitors who spend time and money in Egremont.
 
We want to use the new place vision to build local pride and confidence in the town, and to help us further develop Egremont as we reignite our economy following the Coronavirus pandemic. We want to hear what makes you proud about Egremont, how you feel about the area and how you might like it to develop in the future.
By hosting two ‘virtual’ workshops and an online survey, we are seeking your insight, thoughts and knowledge to help shape a powerful vision for Egremont.
We will be hosting a ‘virtual’ morning workshop with residents, organisations and businesses representing the Egremont community, using the Zoom platform on May 19, 2021 09:00. Register in advance for this meeting here.
We will be also hosting a ‘virtual’ evening workshop with residents, organisations and businesses representing the Egremont community using the Zoom platform on May 18, 2021 18:00. Register in advance for this meeting here. https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZUpf-GvrzgvEtc4jq0IUB_R8sf44…
If you would like to be involved, please register for a session and instructions on how to join the meeting, as well as further information will be sent to you.
You can also respond to an online survey to give us your feedback, which is available here. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/EgremontVision
The closing date for the survey is Friday 21 May 2021.
 
 
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Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Egremont Place Vision and Place Plan workshop. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.
Your opportunity to tell us about Egremont. Join one of our ‘virtual’ workshops to have your say! Egremont Town Team are working to develop a place vision for Egremont. This will help us: • Attract new businesses to our towns and town centres. • Increase and retain our working age population…

Egremont Farmers market: Friday May 21st

The Egremont Farmers fair trade Market.

The latest market takes place a week a Friday – May 21st

In Egremont market hall from 0930 until 1300hrs.

Please come along and peruse what is on the 12 stalls that have many amazing things on offer.

Only 40 people allowed in the hall at any time.

Face coverings are mandatory.

A one way system is in place- all social distancing measures must be adhered to.

1 person in the male toilets- 2 in the female toilets at any time.

To all business owners and managers: MP Trudy Harrison is holding a business webinar -join in and find out what your business can find help with

 

Firstly, may I thank you for your continued hard work sustaining such a valued business in my constituency during the most challenging of times. The Prime Minister and Chancellor in particular have been crystal clear in their appreciation for companies continuing to offer employment, who will be at the very forefront of our national recovery.

We know that young people are facing difficulties in finding long-term employment and of course, I want to do all I can to help and call on yourselves to join with me if at all possible.

On Friday 4th June, I will be hosting a live virtual event for businesses across Copeland to provide information on the Government’s Kickstart Scheme, designed to ensure young people at risk of long-term unemployment have a future of opportunity and hope.

Under the scheme, which is part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs, employers that sign up will be able to offer those aged 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit a six-month work placement that is fully funded by the Government. This means the Government will pay 100 per cent of the young persons’ age-relevant National Minimum Wage, National Insurance, and pension contributions for 25 hours a week, which the employer can top up if they chose to.

In addition, the Government will pay the employer £1500 for each young person they take on, to support any training or associated costs that they might incur including uniforms. The scheme has recently been broadened allowing businesses to apply to the scheme for any number of placements, helping to put smaller businesses on the same footing as large employers.

As part of the event, which will be streamed live on my Facebook page from 3:00pm, I will be joined by the Minister for Employment, Mims Davies MP, representatives from Copeland’s Job Centre and Cumbria’s Chamber of Trade, along with a local business owner and employee already signed up to the scheme.

Initiatives like the Kickstart Scheme will be vital for creating jobs and giving young people the skills to access them and is why I am calling on companies across Copeland to sign up to the scheme to help bolster their bright futures whilst spurring the country’s economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic.

Further information on the scheme can be found here : https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme, but please do get in touch with me by emailing Trudy.harrison.mp@parliament.uk if you have any questions.

Kindest regards,
Trudy

Trudy Harrison
Member of Parliament for Copeland

Whitehaven late night pharmacy: Empty capsule scheme

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We are collecting empty tablet strip packs. We are working in conjunction with TerraCycle who will convert the packaging into reuseable raw materials using its unique recycling process – preventing empty packs spending a lifetime in landfill. What’s more, we are supporting Cockermouth Mountain Rescue from each empty blister packet that gets recycled as part of the ‘Little Packs, Big Impact’ scheme. It’s easy – it’s free and it’s a double whammy – recycling and supporting a fantastic charity too. Can you help? Please start saving yours. It really is amazing as to how they add up very quickly. Bring them along and pop them into the recycling box in the pharmacy

You are invited to join a meeting: Egremont Place Vision and Place Plan workshop

YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO TELL US ABOUT EGREMONT – join our virtual workshops to have your say! Please share
Cumbria County Council’s Copeland Area Support Team has worked with a range of local partners to create an Egremont Town Team, which includes representatives from the local community in Egremont, to develop a ‘place vision’ for Egremont. This aim of the new group is to:
• Attract new businesses to our town centre.
• Increase and retain our working age population.
• Raise the standard of the physical environment in our town.
• Increase the number of people living in and around Egremont.
• Deliver new jobs and opportunities for economic and social participation.
• Increase the number of visitors who spend time and money in Egremont.
We want to use the new place vision to build local pride and confidence in the town, and to help us further develop Egremont as we reignite our economy following the Coronavirus pandemic. We want to hear what makes you proud about Egremont, how you feel about the area and how you might like it to develop in the future.
By hosting two ‘virtual’ workshops and an online survey, we are seeking your insight, thoughts and knowledge to help shape a powerful vision for Egremont.
We will be hosting a ‘virtual’ morning workshop with residents, organisations and businesses representing the Egremont community, using the Zoom platform on May 19, 2021 09:00. Register in advance for this meeting here.
We will be also hosting a ‘virtual’ evening workshop with residents, organisations and businesses representing the Egremont community using the Zoom platform on May 18, 2021 18:00. Register in advance for this meeting here. https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZUpf-GvrzgvEtc4jq0IUB_R8sf44…
If you would like to be involved, please register for a session and instructions on how to join the meeting, as well as further information will be sent to you.
You can also respond to an online survey to give us your feedback, which is available here. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/EgremontVision
The closing date for the survey is Friday 21 May 2021.
 
 
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Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Egremont Place Vision and Place Plan workshop. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.
Your opportunity to tell us about Egremont. Join one of our ‘virtual’ workshops to have your say! Egremont Town Team are working to develop a place vision for Egremont. This will help us: • Attract new businesses to our towns and town centres. • Increase and retain our working age population…

Singing for the Brain! Dementia awares week with CAAS

A Singing for the Brain service is also in the works

A NEW service for the elderly is to launch during Dementia Awareness Week.

Copeland Age and Advice Service has announced its new Dementia Café will launch in line with Dementia Awareness week, on Tuesday May 18.

The first Dementia Café will run from 11am until 12.30pm at the Whitehaven RUFC ground, the Playground on Richmond Terrace in Whitehaven.

The service will then run fortnightly on a Tuesday.

Due to current coronavirus restrictions, Copeland Age and Advice is unable to start its Singing for the Brain sessions just yet, but once they are able the age and advice charity will be including this activity as part of the Dementia Café.

The sessions will include coffee, cake, chat, games, and a variety of reminiscence activities.

The activity is currently limited to 15 participants, carers and volunteers not included.

If you know anyone who would like to attend or would like more information about the Dementia Cafe, email CAAS on referrals@caasteam.com