To help make Egremont look even better than it does the Town council have arranged a volunteer day – please come along and help your local volunteers to de-weed the town centre, Castle and other pathways.
Pop-up events in Copeland on geological disposal
Copeland GDF Working Group is holding a series of pop-up events over the
next few weeks to continue the conversation about geological disposal and
what it could mean for Copeland.
A Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) is an underground facility designed to safely
and securely dispose of higher activity radioactive waste.
Members of the community are invited to drop-in and have a chat with the local
community engagement team, pick up a leaflet, ask a question or share views. The
informal events will take place in different areas of Copeland – limited to small
numbers to ensure Covid-safety and will operate within Government guidance.
They will be followed by a larger exhibition roadshow which the Working Group plans
to run during September.
Gillian Johnston, Copeland Working Group’s Community Engagement Manager,
“We’re looking forward to being able to speak face to face with people about what
geological disposal could mean for Copeland. The Working Group is here to help
inform people about GDF, listen to views and answer any questions people may
have. Come along and have a chat with the local team.”
The drop-ins are being held in the following locations:
July 22 Cleator Moor Town Council offices, Market Square, 10am-3pm
July 28 Thwaites Village Hall, 10am-3pm
July 30 Cumbria Traders’ Day Market, St Nicholas’ Gardens, Whitehaven,
Aug 5 Egremont Meeting Place, Methodist Church, 10am-3pm
Aug 11 Seascale Library, 10am-3pm
Aug 20 Millom Conservative & Unionist Club, Lapstone Road, 10am-3pm
Aug 24 Former Belvoir shop, King Street, Whitehaven, 10am-3pm
The larger exhibitions are set to take place from September 1-17th around Copeland
and will feature information boards, interactive activities and experts in different
subjects to help answer questions.
As part of the process to find a site for a GDF in England or Wales, a Working Group
was formed in Copeland last November. It has three main tasks – begin to
understand community issues, examine any concerns and questions the public has
about a GDF; identify a search area or areas within Copeland and recruit initial
members for a Community Partnership which could take that work forward.
Construction of a GDF facility is based on consent – which means there must be a
suitable site and a willing community in order to proceed.
The Working Group is available to speak to groups, help to answer questions and
provide information. Please get in touch by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone 0300 369 0000. For further information, see the website:
www.copeland.workinginpartnership.org.uk where you can also sign up for a monthly
newsletter and please also visit the virtual exhibition:
Notes to editors
1. A GDF would be made up of highly engineered vaults and tunnels located deep underground
designed to protect people and the environment and keep the radioactive waste safe and secure
while the radioactivity naturally decays to safe levels.
2. Successive UK Governments, supported by scientific advice, agree that geological disposal is the
right long-term solution for our higher activity radioactive waste, and there is overwhelming
international consensus, with advanced programmes now underway in Canada, Finland, France,
Sweden, Switzerland and many other countries.
3. The independent Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) recommends that
geological disposal, coupled with safe and secure interim storage, is the best approach for the
long-term management of the UK’s higher activity radioactive waste.
4. The search for a host community is a nationwide process, construction is based on community
consent, and includes detailed investigations to make sure there is a suitable site to construct a
safe and secure GDF. If the independent regulators don’t agree that a GDF can be designed,
constructed and operated safely and securely then it won’t be built.
About the Copeland Working Group and the GDF siting process
The Working Group in Copeland is made up of individuals and organisations who asked RWM to
consider whether a GDF could be located in the area, an independent Chair, independent facilitator,
RWM, and others such as Local Authorities from the area. The group will begin local discussions and
fact-finding with the community.
Establishing a Working Group is just the starting point for engaging with the community, in a process
that will take several years. The Working Group will identify and propose a Search Area for further
consideration in the search for potentially suitable sites, engage citizens across the community to
begin to understand their views, and recruit initial members for a Community Partnership with RWM
that could take the process further forward.
For further information go to the website: Working Group Copeland
Radioactive Waste Management (RWM), formed in 2014, is responsible for geological disposal to
manage higher activity waste in England and Wales by finding a willing community and suitable site to
construct and operate a UK GDF for the long-term management of higher-activity radioactive waste.
RWM is a public organisation and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning
Cumbria Police’s Child Centred Policing Teams’
‘Did You Know’ Campaign
Following the success of our Child Centred Policing Team’s (CCPT) ‘Did You Know’, campaign, lots of you have asked if we could share the campaign’s content again.
The campaign provided youth-focused, educational information, guidance, and support for parents, carers, educators, and young people.
You can find highlights of the campaign’s topics and resources in this newsletter, or search #DidYouKnow on our social media accounts.
About Cumbria’s Child Centred Policing Team
The CCPT were implemented by Inspector Gemma Hannah and Detective Chief Inspector James Yallop in 2020, following extensive research into childhood offending, conducted with the support of partner constabularies.
A child centred approach to policing aims to improve the quality of policing for children by acknowledging their differences, recognising their vulnerabilities, and meeting their needs. By doing this we can prevent the unnecessary criminalisation of children, signposting them to relevant support services and providing opportunities for positive interventions.
Sexting/Sending Naked Pictures
We live in a world where living part of your life on the internet is the norm. The web is a place of considerable knowledge and development, but it can also be the root of some serious dangers.
Sexting is the sharing of explicit pictures or video through mobile phones/other devices and the internet.
Find out more information about the dangers of sexting by:
Child exploitation is child abuse where children and young people are manipulated and coerced into committing crime. Children as young as 10 in Cumbria are being put in danger by criminals who take advantage of how vulnerable these young people are.
Read about the work Cumbria Police and the Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership, are doing to raise awareness of Child Exploitation by clicking here.
Sex without consent is rape and anything less than a yes is a no.
The more we can talk about the subject of consent, the more awareness we can raise on what it is and means and it’s importance.
You can find out more on talking to young people about consent by clicking here.
Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships
Relationships can make people feel fantastic, supported, and loved.
Understanding the signs of an unhealthy relationship, could help with identifying that you or a friend or loved one is at risk of harm.
Find out more about the signs of an unhealthy relationship and support services you can contact by clicking here.
If you’re a young person looking for advice click here.
We have recently released some youth focused artwork (below) as a discussion starter for Healthy and unhealthy relationships.
Understanding the law and the consequences of criminal behaviour, is vital for us to make an informed decision as to our actions.
The Child Centred Policing teams raised awareness of common areas of crime and their consequences through posts like this one.
Other areas of crime that were covered, included:
To find out more about the Child Centred Policing Team in your area, visit www.cumbria.police.uk/CCPT/Children-and-Young-People.aspx
If you are a parent or carer and are looking for help or support information with regards to a young person contact www.nspcc.org.uk
If you are a young person and need help or support but do not wish to speak to the police contact www.childline.org.uk
Meet your area’s Child Centred Policing team
For more information on the Child Centred Policing team
Egremont Town Council has launched its Margaret Woodburn Good Citizen Award-
please do nominate a group or individual who you believe has or is making a difference to the Parish of Egremont.
At the recent Egremont town council AGM the elections of the new cahir and deputy chair took place-
Chair of the council is Clr Elaine Woodburn.
Deputy Chair of the council is Clr Stephen Bell.
After the resignation of former councilor Ryan Fitzwilliam there was also a position for a councilor remaining. At a recent meeting a vote took place in which Mr Ken Shaw was voted to be the new councilor from out of 3 outstanding candidates.
The town council welcomes Clr Shaw to the coucil and looks forward to working with Ken and to a new chapter in the council’s history
Margaret Woodburn’s funeral is taking place on Wednesday 26th May at 10:30am at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Egremont. As many will appreciate the family are still limited to the number of people allowed in the Church. Many more than our allocation have indicated they would like to have attended so we are issuing the route we will be taking if anyone would like to show their respects. We will be leaving our Mam’s house, 23 high Lea at 10:20am and turning right onto Park View then, right again past Meadow View towards the Church. We will leave the Church at approx 11:15am where we will travel by Church View, past the Castle then onto the Main Street and straight to the Cemetery. There are no number limits at the Cemetery so if anyone would like to join us there they would be more than welcome. Can we also take this opportunity to thank everyone for their cards and kind words they would have meant so much to Mam and are proving a comfort to ourselves.
The Environment Agency is constructing a Flood Risk Management
Scheme in Egremont that consists of flood walls and embankments,
which will create storage areas. We are also helping to better protect a
number of properties through flood resistance measures. This Scheme
will better protect residential and business properties from flooding
and improve the local environment and community amenities. Some
of the benefits are;
to Black Beck
through Property Flood
New trees planted – five
new trees planted for every
Hectares of habitat &
recreational space improved
Customer service 03706 506 506
Floodline 03459 881 188
Incident hotline 0800 80 70 60
Keep up to date
www.thefloodhub.co.uk in ‘your local area’
Construction starts on
Whangs Beck storage
Construction starts on West
Lakes Academy and Falcon
Club storage area
Skirting Beck complete
Works begin in
Croadalla Ave area
Construction complete on
How Bank Farm storage
Investment in Egremont
Skirting Beck and Whangs Beck
Our planning application for this Fl
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
It is with great sadness that Egremont town council announce the passing of Former Mayor, Councillor and Town council Clerk Margaret Woodburn.
Egremont Town Council would like to send its condolences to the family of Margaret Woodburn who recently passed away.
Margaret was the Clerk of the Town Council for nearly 40 years and made such a large contribution to the Council and the wider Egremont community, she will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
A temporary Road closure has been put in place to allow United Utilities to carry out utility works which are expected to commence 1st June 2021 and anticipated to take 7 days to complete.
Please see below details of the extents of the closure and alternative route, the relevant legal notice can be viewed at https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1026/cop-64-20-church-street-egremont_17282f3449.pdf and a location plan clearly showing these extents can be found on one.network via link https://one.network/?tm=121751154
Location: Church Street, Egremont from a point approx. 100m east of its junction with South Street extending in a north easterly direction for approx. 50m.
Alternative Route: A way for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will be maintained at all times and a suitable alternative route for vehicles will be signed and available via the unrestricted sections of Church Street, South Street, Main Street, Ehen Court Road, Lamb Lane and Cross Side.
Should you require any further information relating to this temporary order please do not hesitate to contact me.
Traffic Management Team – West
Highways Assets and Strategy | Highways and Transport
Economy and Infrastructure Directorate
Cumbria County Council
Lillyhall Depot | Joseph Noble Road | Lillyhall Ind. Estate | Workington | CA14 4JH
T: 0300 303 2992