Skirting & Whangs Beck: Orgill flood defense update

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;
Properties better
River improvements
to Black Beck
Properties protected
through Property Flood
Resistance measures
New trees planted – five
new trees planted for every
one removed
Hectares of habitat &
recreational space improved
Contact Us
Customer service 03706 506 506
Floodline 03459 881 188
Incident hotline 0800 80 70 60
Keep up to date in ‘your local area’
Key dates
Spring 2022
Construction starts on
Whangs Beck storage
Summer 2018
Contractor appointed
January 2020
Construction starts on West
Lakes Academy and Falcon
Club storage area
Skirting Beck complete
Winter 2019
Works begin in
Croadalla Ave area
Oct 2019
Planning permission
August 2021
Construction complete on
How Bank Farm storage
January 2020
Community Drop-In
Investment in Egremont
Skirting Beck and Whangs Beck
Our planning application for this Fl

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

Announcement: The sad passing of former Mayor, Councillor & Town council Clerk Margaret Woodburn

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.

Temporary road closure notice: Church Street, Egremont

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 and a location plan clearly showing these extents can be found on via link 

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.

Kind Regards

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


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
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

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.…/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.
The closing date for the survey is Friday 21 May 2021.
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 :, but please do get in touch with me by emailing if you have any questions.

Kindest regards,

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