St. Bees Parish Council – St. Bees Pay Area

St Bees has a large sandy beach which has previously been awarded Quality Coast Awards. It is very popular with families from across West Cumbria and beyond who come to enjoy the beach and the walks on St Bees Head. The existing play area at the beach had very limited play facilities as some items …

St. Bees Priory Parochial Council – Old College Hall Restoration Project

The project restored and renovated a Grade 1 listed hall for use for music and drama rehearsal and performance, lectures and conferencing, arts exhibition and a permanent history display . The original building was the Priory chancel (13th century) which was restored to be a lecture theatre for the Theological College in the early nineteenth …

Beckermet with Thornhill Parish Council – Extension to Changing Rooms

Since 1986 the village of Thornhill has maintained a football team, and since 2015 has had two seperate senior football teams. In 2007, after storm damage to the old changing rooms and a portacabin for storage which had been “added on”, the Parish Council, in partnership with the football team, raised enough funding to build …

Egremont Cricket Club – ‘Facility Upgrade’

Egremont Cricket Club has been transformed into a modern fit for purpose clubhouse facility with the completion of a £242,000 building project with the assistance of £80,000 funding from the Copeland Community Fund. Secretary of Egremont Cricket Club, Michael Williams said “Working in partnership with the Cumbria Cricket Board and English Cricket Board, Egremont Cricket …

St Bees Village School Association – ‘Play Area’

A five year fundraising challenge was successfully completed when the project funding of £36,460.57 was met through grant funding and fundraising efforts of the Village School Association, local villagers and the cubs, scouts and rainbow troops. Helen Sharpe, Project Manager, St Bees Village School Association said “the upgraded play area and installation of an outdoor …

Egremont Crab Fair and Sports – ‘Egremont Crab Fair’

Whilst the Crab Fair has always been popular within the local community, the organising group were often told that people these days aspire to more than a small village fete and point to the range of events and attractions organised by others in the county. Still wanting to retain the unique and traditional events such …

Whitehaven, Egremont and District Credit Union – ‘Your Money Workshops’

The ‘Your Money Workshops’ project follows a successful pilot scheme. The project aims to increase prosperity by assisting with financial choices via workshops within Copelands communities. The project will address issues as a result of the economic pressures on everyday living and assist customers to be wiser about their financial choices. Whitehaven, Egremont and District …

Time to Change (West Cumbria) – ‘Calderwood House staff’

Calderwood House in Egremont opened the doors to the homeless in October 2015 to provide a safe place to accommodate the growing homeless population, primarily in Copeland, prioritising ex-military personnel.  This is strictly emergency accommodation with the view that the resident will move on to independent accommodation within 6 months.  To date they have had …

West Copeland Partnership – ‘West Copeland Lengthsmen’

The project was to continue to deliver a community service in participating parishes (Egremont; St Bees; Haile and Wilton and Beckermet/Thornhill) by employing local people (parish environmental worker and one apprentice) to deliver a wide range of environmental activities within the areas of benefit. The project supports local environmental schemes and encourages community participation in …