Great news! A new rural bus service will start in November. twice weekly service from Seascale to Whitehaven

Cumbria counity council are happy to inform you all that a new rural bus service run by Hobans 1923 Ltd of Workington  will be introducing a new bus service between Seascale and Whitehaven, providing two return trips a day (the second only runs as far as Gosforth) on Monday to Thursday starting 1st November.

 

The timetable for the service is attached-

Hobans bus time tab;e – seascale to whitehaven

 

New timetable posters will provided along the route before the service starts, and details will appear on the County Council’s website shortly

Egremont Farmers fair trade Market: Friday June 18th

The Next Egremont Farmers fair trade Market will be held on –

Friday June 18th 

Egremont Market hall

opening at 09:30 and closing at 13:00

Local and Fair Trade Produce On Sale


One way system, social distancing and strict Hygiene Procedures In place


Market Details including ordering or delivery


contact Helen 07901790734

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.

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.
 
 
US02WEB.ZOOM.US
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

DCMS Rural Broadband Consultation

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DCMS has just launched a consultation into rural broadband that NALC will be responding to. All details are included in the relevant attached policy consultation briefing. If you wish to respond please send your response to Chris Borg, Policy manager, National Association of Local Councils e: nalc@nalc.gov.uk  by latest 17:00 on 25/5.

Have your say on Cumbria’s COVID Recovery Plan

SRCG recovery

Cumbria’s Strategic Recovery Coordination Group (SRCG) has launched an online public consultation to gather feedback on the Draft Recovery Strategy for Cumbria.

The SRCG is a partnership of organisations and authorities including the county council, district councils, Cumbria Police, NHS, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, Cumbria Council for Voluntary Service, Cumbria Community Foundation, Lake District National Park, Yorkshire Dales National Park, and others. 

Planning for the future is essential to a successful recovery for local residents, businesses, communities and tourists. To ensure there is a robust recovery framework in place, Cumbria SRCG has developed a draft recovery strategy document, and is now seeking the views of local people to help inform the final version, which will be published in the Summer.  

It is important to gather as many views as possible to ensure the strategy reflects what is needed for Cumbria’s residents and businesses, and that a wide range of feedback can be considered.

Corporate message

The strategy has been developed by an extensive range of partners across Cumbria, and further information about the SRCG, as well as links to the draft recovery strategy document, and the online survey, can be found at www.cumbriarecovery.org

To have your say complete the survey online here. The closing date for feedback is 25 April 2021.

Florence arts centre reopens on this Wednesday April 14th

*** We’re reopening!!***
Wednesday 14th April!
Here at Florence our team have been hard at work preparing to welcome you back to a safe and welcoming atmosphere for all to enjoy.
We will be opening with a series of works for sale from our local artists groups such as Fabricate, Florence Paintmakers and our ‘A Sense of Place’ exhibition.
We will also be offering a range of hot and cold takeaway drinks and sacks for you to enjoy in our outdoor seating area.
We will be operating under our normal opening times, Wednesday-Sunday 11-4.
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If you have any questions prier to your visit with us, please get in touch with our team by telephone: 01946 824946 or email: florence@florenceartscentre.com
Looking forward to seeing you all again next week!
Best wishes,
From all the Florence team.