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Festival Fever


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									                                                                                               July 2011

                                                                     replayed all the 80’s dance
                                                                     moves. On Sunday we bestowed
                                                                     the Freedom of the Borough on
                                                                     all the cadets in Copeland as well
                                                                     as the Armed Forces, and this
                                                                     year, by way of thanks,
                                                                     Commodore Richard Baum Naval
                                                                     Regional Commander for
                                                                     Northern England commissioned
                                                                     a scroll which depicts various
                                                                     parts of life in Copeland. This
                                                                     was presented to the Mayor of
                                                                     Copeland Councillor John
                                                                     Jackson at a special parade held
                                                                     on festival Sunday. The
                                                                     Whitehaven festival along with
Festival Fever                       Bananarama, Boy George          many others held throughout
The Whitehaven Festival was yet      Madness and Razorlight, and     Copeland are demonstrating
again a fantastic occasion for       anyone who was there will I’m   that Copeland is leading the way
both locals and visitors, and over   sure have reminisced and
200,000 visitors who spent over
£2.5 million were attracted into
the area. We were delighted
once again to be one of the main
sponsors and through our
support and that of others the
event continues to go from
strength to strength. Our staff
were in attendance handing out
information and raising the
profile of the Council during the
weekend. This year we enjoyed
concerts from T’Pau,

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in quality events. Well done to       something we will talk about for    We expect to hear about the
everyone involved.                    many years to come.                 final hosting arrangements this
RAF Concert                           Rugby World                         Autumn.
Egremont Market Hall was the          Cup Bid                             Copeland
venue for the concert given by        Earlier this year we, in            Disability
The Band of the Royal Air Force       partnership with Allerdale          Forum News
Regiment from Cranwell.               Borough Council submitted a bid
Both nights were full to capacity     to be a Host City for the 2013      Update
and everyone who attended was         Rugby League World Cup. Being       We are in the process of
enthralled at the                     an area with a strong rugby         producing our NEW dynamic
professionalism, the uniform,         league heritage, we were            leaflet and A4 posters. It’s been
the humour of the compere and         confident that we could put         some years since we changed
the variety of the programme          together a strong bid that          these and we decided to drag
                                      reflects that passion of the area   ourselves into the 21st
                                      and our professionalism and         Century—so if anyone would like
                                      commitment to a successful role     to have some for their display
                                      in the competition.                 racks please e-mail Anne
                                      Hosting part of the Rugby World     Bradshaw (Chairman) and we’ll
                                      Cup would be a major boost for      get them to you. Also CDF still
                                      the borough and would have a        produce their newsletter
                                      positive impact on:                 “TRANSFORM” and if you would
                                      •       The Copeland economy        like a hard or e-mail copy please
                                             Tourism in the borough      let Anne have your details.
                                      •       Community pride in the      Either e-mail
                                               borough                    or Telephone 01946 590688
which was second to none.
Civic dignitaries attended as well
                                      •       Sporting development and    Wild
as a 90 year old veteran who
                                      fitness levels in the borough. As   Ennerdale
                                      part of the bid process, a bid      Squirrel
was a flying instructor at
                                      inspection team visited             Please help the Wild Ennerdale
Cranwell – Mr Short comes from
                                      Whitehaven and this included a      Partnership and Ennerdale
Workington and is now blind but
                                      session at The Beacon, where        Community Squirrel group to
this concert was a highlight in his
                                      the bid was looked at in more       protect our native Red squirrels
life and no doubt brought back
                                      detail. This was followed by a      by reporting sightings of Red and
many memories.
                                      visit to the Cumbria Sports         Grey Squirrels. A new map based
Thanks to sponsorship from
                                      Academy where a host of             squirrel reporting website has
N.M.P. and Cumbria Community
                                      sporting events were taking         been launched to make it easier
Foundation, this magnificent
                                      place. The bid team were            for people to tell us where they
band was able to come and lift
                                      impressed by the bid, and what      have seen squirrels. This can be
our spirits after the anniversary
                                      they saw and heard on the day.      found at
of the tragedy which took place
                                      It is great to witness the strong
on June 2nd 2010 – nothing could
                                      partnership working that has        Events
have surpassed or been more
                                      been in operation to progress       Take the opportunity to
fitting for our community –
                                      the bid and promote the area.       experience the Ennerdale Valley

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through one of our events this      be a success. In 2011 a further       from our website now and will
summer. We are running a            3800 larvae were released in          shortly be for sale in local Tourist
number of guided walks              the valley bottom east of the         Information Centres and the
including a high altitude walk      lake adding to over 10,000            Ennerdale Community Hub at
through the iron age settlement     already released at six sites at      the Fox and Hounds pub.
in Greta Cove and exciting          the western edge of the valley.       Views on
events such as canoeing, horse      All the sites saw flying adult
riding and a magical playday for    butterfly in late May early June      Planning
families.                           with the real test of survival        Whitehaven Town Centre and
Please visit our website events     being how many are seen flying        Harbourside Supplementary
page for more information and       next year.                            Planning Document (SPD)
booking instructions.               New Signs                             Supplementary Planning
Future Ennerdale                    The Ennerdale valley is being         Documents are used to provide
We are currently reviewing our      given a new look as the first         further detail to planning
management plan for the valley      batch of new signs is being           policies and proposals contained
and would like to hear from         installed across the western          in the Core Strategy or the Local
everyone who knows and enjoys       entrances to the valley. These        Plan until the Core Strategy is
Ennerdale about their views as      will bring a new consistent look      adopted.
to how we have been managing        and feel replacing the mix of old     The Whitehaven Town Centre
the valley over the last 5 years    Forestry Commission , National        and Harbourside SPD will build
and what we should make our         Trust and United Utilities signing.   on previous strategies and policy
priorities for the next 5 years.    Hopefully by the Autumn Bleach        documents to provide design
Please visit our website at         Green and Bowness Knott car           guidance for new development and         parks will have new Information       coming forward on sites around
follow the link to our feedback     signs which will include a big        the town centre and harbour. It
form.                               map of the valley and                 will aim to protect the unique
Marsh Fritillary                    information about the valley’s        qualities of Whitehaven’s
The reintroduction of the Marsh     wildlife and history. A new set of    heritage, whilst ensuring that
Fritillary butterfly to the         guide maps is also being              any new development is of a
Ennerdale valley is continuing to   produced. They are available          high quality and contributes to
                                                                          the wider regeneration of the
                                                                          The Planning Policy Team are
                                                                          consulting informally on issues
                                                                          and options for the document
                                                                          over the summer months. This
                                                                          includes working with the
                                                                          Whitehaven Locality Partnership,
                                                                          the Access Working Group of the
                                                                          Disability Forum, local youth
                                                                          groups and school children and
                                                                          businesses. Open Drop Ins for
                                                                          the Public have been arranged
                                                                          for 23rd and 28th July 10-4pm at

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the Pop Up Shop on Market            Partnership members are now         other charity that is close to
Place. A session for Copeland        considering all of the              their heart. Everyone’s a winner!
Borough Councillors and              information they have received,     There are three rides on 18
Businesses is being held at the      including comments by the           September 2011:
Copeland Centre on 9th August        public, and will produce a draft    You can choose from The Family
from 5.30pm for 6pm start –          report with their advice to the     Ride, an all inclusive event that
please contact Louise Kirkup on      councils. There will be a final     challenges youngsters (and their
01946 598514 /                       round of public engagement          parents / guardians) to ride a        starting in the autumn, including   distance of just over eight miles
to confirm attendance. These         a formal consultation before a      through the beautiful north lakes
events will also host exhibitions    decision is made about whether      and taking in the rebuilt
of art work showing local young      to proceed further or withdraw.     Newlands Beck Bridge.
peoples’ thoughts and ideas for      You can find more information       The Middle Distance Event is
planning in Whitehaven.              and register views by visiting      great for anyone looking for a
MRWS Update                ,         testing but achievable cycling
Summer Opportunities to find         calling freephone 0800 048 8912     challenge. The route will appeal
out more about repository            or emailing                         to both cycling novices (with
search                           some preparation) and
The West Cumbria MRWS                Cycle for a                         experienced riders alike. You’ll
                                                                         cycle close to 40 miles along
Partnership is continuing to raise   reason...Let                        lovely roads in the lakes, heading
awareness about the
Government’s search for
                                     that reason be                      out towards Cockermouth,
somewhere to locate an               us                                  crossing the Ouse Bridge and
underground geological disposal      This autumn sees the launch of a    returning via the rebuilt Lorton
facility for higher activity         very special cycling event in       Bridge and finishing with a climb
radioactive wastes.                  Cumbria - The Jennings Rivers       over Whinlatter Pass.
The Partnership has published        Ride.                               The Big Day Out Ride aims to
the results of its latest round of   It’s a series of three bike rides   challenge the more experienced
public engagement which              starting and finishing in Keswick   rider and heads all the way out
finished in February.                and following the route of the      to the Irish Sea at Workington
There are still opportunities for    devastating floods of 2009.         via Cockermouth. If that was not
everyone to find out more and        The reason these rides are          already enough, riders return to
put forward their thoughts. This     special is, unlike other cycle      Keswick via Honister, Newlands
includes a series of exhibition      sportives, these have been          and Whinlatter passes to
stands in town centres and at        organised by a local charity -      complete an epic ride of over 85
events across West Cumbria           Cumbria Community Foundation        miles – although with those hills
over the summer.                     - and the entrance fee will raise   it is sure to feel more like a
As well as picking up information    money for good Cumbrian             hundred!
from the stands, people will be      causes.                             It’s £10 for The Family Ride and
able to fill in comment cards and    If that wasn’t enough, it is a      £25 for both The Middle
take part in a competition. Keep     chance for entrants to get          Distance Event and The Big Day
an eye on the Partnership events     sponsors to raise money for any     Out Ride. The routes will be well
page for further information.                                            signposted, marshalled and

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supported with feeding stations.   inspiring, innovative play spaces   Swimming Pool during the
Book online at                     and money raised locally.           summer holidays (Saturday 23rd or       The funding for the project was     July until Sunday 4th September).
call: 01900 825760.                initially secured in December       Get your pass from Copeland
If you don’t fancy getting on      2009, but was paused for a          Swimming Pool. The pass costs
your bike for a good cause, come   period of time whilst projects      £25.00 full price, £20.00 with a
and have a great day out in        were reassessed following the       beActive leisure card or £10.00
Keswick as Cumbria Community       change of government.               with a beActive leisure card
Foundation is also organising a    The new play area replaces a        PLUS. Half price passes will be
Family Fun Day on Fitz Park on     former facility on our land at      available from Monday 15th
18 September 2011.                 Jacktrees Road. The new play        August.
New Play Area                      area contains brand new, cutting
                                                                       The summer swim pass is a great
                                                                       way to keep active whilst
at Jacktrees                       edge play equipment, has more       catching up with friends, and is
Road, Cleator                      play facilities and has been        also valid at NCL swimming pools
Moor                               designed to appeal to children of   in Northumberland: Willowburn
A bigger and better play area      all ages.                           Sports & Leisure Centre, Alnwick,
opened in Cleator Moor this                                            Coquetdale Swimming & Fitness
week, following a complete         What's on at…….                     Centre, Rothbury, Waterworld,
refurbishment.                     North Country Leisure               Prudhoe and Wentworth Leisure
                                   Junior summer swim pass at          Centre, Hexham.
The play area at Jacktrees Road    Copeland Swimming Pool              NEW gymnastics programme for
in the town has benefited from a   Youngsters under 18 years of        Whitehaven Sports Centre
£63,000 redevelopment, thanks      age can cool off with UNLIMITED     An exciting new gymnastics
to government funding to create    swimming at Copeland                programme begins at
                                                                       Whitehaven Sports Centre in
                                                                       September, with taster sessions
                                                                       being held during the summer
                                                                       holidays before courses begin
                                                                       for the new school term.
                                                                       Experienced gym coach Julie
                                                                       Edwards is joining the team at
                                                                       the sports centre to lead this
                                                                       new activity.
                                                                       For the first four weeks of the
                                                                       holidays (Monday 26th July to
                                                                       Saturday 20th August) taster
                                                                       sessions will take place on
                                                                       Mondays through to Fridays:
                                                                       9.00am to 9.45am and 10.00am
                                                                       to 10.45am for 3 to 5 year olds,
                                                                       11.00am to 12.00pm, 1.00pm to
                                                                       2.00pm, 2.00pm to 3.00pm and

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3.00pm to 4.00pm, all for over      register your interest at            coffee morning, as well as
5s.                                 reception by the end of June.        provide any information to local
For the last two weeks of the       Potential evenings for the           people etc. It will be a relaxed
summer holidays ( Monday 22nd       leagues would be Tuesdays,           and casual event, where people
August to Saturday 3rd              Thursdays or Fridays, so please      can integrate with others or just
September) session times and        state which day(s) you would be      simply have a cup of tea/coffee.
ages will be the same as above,     available.                           We are also hoping that the
but will run from Tuesday to        Call: 01946 695666 or email:         people who attend the coffee
Saturday.                           whitehavensportscentre@north         mornings will provide ideas of
Special offer on Summer Swim                future focus groups that they
School                              Egremont Rugby Union                 would like to see. For the next
Swim School sessions are            We are in the process of             few weeks however, we will be
available during the summer         organising a coffee morning at       looking for groups who may
holidays to swimmers of all         the rugby club, which we hope        have something that people
abilities who would like booster    to have every fortnight for local    want to do at future coffee
lessons to improve skills and       residents of all ages. The aim of    mornings.... The first coffee
water confidence. Lessons take      the coffee mornings would be to      morning we are hoping to have
place every day over five days at   provide something for people         is on Thursday 14th July from
Copeland Swimming Pool, with        within Egremont and the              10am onwards. If you would like
one of our qualified and            surrounding area to do, meet         to attend, please let me know,
encouraging instructors.            with new people, obtain              (its not essential though)
As a special offer for summer,      information or try something         Rachael Jackson
book your lessons before 10th       new etc.                             Sports Facility and Development
July to receive 20% off Swim         We aim to invite a different        Manager
School prices.                      'focus group' most sessions, not     Egremont RUFC
Join a summer league: 6 a side      necessarily every session, for an    07590438410
football, unihoc or volleyball.     informal, type of focal point,
Grab some mates for a summer        e.g. Town/ Copeland Councillors,     The Beacon
of fun and competition!             benefits advice, health and social   It might seem like a long time
Whitehaven Sports Centre are        care advice, police, arts and        away yet, but The Beacon is
now looking for teams to join       crafts, music groups, drama          looking for local artists to get
the senior 6 a side Summer          groups, baking/cake eating... etc.   involved in its annual Christmas
Football League. The league         The focus groups can casually        Show exhibition.
begins on 13th July; pick up an     inform/involve/report their          We are throwing open our
application form at reception       information they want to             Harbour Gallery and offering
and get your team registered        promote etc. Each coffee             selected Cumbrian artists an
before 6th July. We also want       morning will be advertised in        opportunity to display works for
teams of six people, three male     flyers and posters etc which will    sale in the Gallery space. We are
and three female, to launch our     be distributed round the             looking for a varied mix of local
new volleyball and uni-hoc          town. For the first gathering we     artists from jewellery makers,
(hockey) leagues this               were hoping to invite local          potters, sculptors, printmakers
summer. We are hoping to start      councillors from Egremont and        to painters. The exhibition will
the leagues from July so please     Copeland to 'Open' the first         run from 12th November 2010 to
                                                                         15th January 2012.

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“This exhibition always attracts       The hall is also ideal for other    LSP and Customer Services
the rich artistic talent that exists   functions such as exhibitions,      teams and will play a leading
right here in Cumbria.” said           award evenings, concerts,           role in reviews of the way we
Charlotte Stead, The Beacon            pantomimes, parties, dances etc,    provide our services.
Curator. “This is a great              and was recently used to host       Penny is currently the Head of
opportunity for artists to             the Copeland Pride Awards.          Corporate Strategy and
showcase their work in the best        Please contact the office on        Improvement Unit with
exhibition space in West               01946 820254 to arrange a visit.    Wolverhampton City
Cumbria”.                              You may be surprised at what        Council. Penny has a degree in
If you would like your work to         the Market Hall has to offer and    Rural Planning and a PhD in
form part of this popular              the competitive rates we charge     Human Geography. She started
exhibition please send a CV with       Two new heads                       her career as a Research officer
short artist’s statement and                                               with Cannock Council, before
images of your work to: The            of service join                     joining Tamworth Borough
Beacon, West Strand,                   team                                Council as Corporate Policy
Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7LY           We have appointed two new           Officer. After a spell of
Tel. 01946 592302 Email:               heads of service to complete our    management consultancy with .          senior leadership team.             Price Waterhouse Coopers, she
CVs must be received by Friday         Ms Darienne Law will join           joined Wolverhampton City
29th July 2011.                        Copeland as Head of Corporate       Council initially as a Policy
Egremont Town Council                  Resources in August. She will be    Officer, taking up her current
Looking for the perfect venue for      responsible for our                 role in 2008. Penny hopes to
a wedding? Then look no further        organisational back officer         join Copeland at the beginning
than Egremont Market Hall. The         services including HR, legal        of September.
large hall boasts a newly              services, property and finance as
                                       well as our shared services.
decorated décor, has a large
stage area, newly refurbished          Darienne is currently a Senior      Copeland
bar & updated lighting & sound         Improvement Manager with the        recycling
system – perfect for your special      Improvement and Development         success
day.                                   Agency (IDeA). CIPFA qualified,     We have recently made change
                                       Darienne started her career in      to our waste collection
                                       finance in Avon and Bath,           arrangements in Millom, which
                                       moving onto South Glos Council      are part of a process to increase
                                       to undertake procurement and        recycling and to offer as many
                                       best value management roles         customers as possible the same
                                       before taking up a role as Head     refuse and recycling collection
                                       of Performance Improvement          arrangements.
                                       with Birmingham City Council        The next scheme has seen many
                                       prior to joining the IDeA.          homes in the Millom and
                                       Dr Penny Mell will join Copeland    Haverigg area change to the twin
                                       as Head of Policy and               bin, alternate weekly waste
                                       Transformation. She will lead       collection service. In addition, a
                                       our policy, performance             number of properties have now
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moved to the blue bag,
restricted weekly collection        The Dinosaurs are here!!!!!!
We are delighted by the
response to the new waste
collection arrangements.
Residents have adapted to the
new scheme quickly and as a
result we are now seeing an
increased interest in recycling
and are consequently collecting
less waste unnecessarily from
homes. We’ve had very few
complaints or queries about the
new system, which is already in
operation across the much of
the borough. By reducing the
amount of waste that we send
to landfill, we are both helping
the environment and avoiding
costly taxes.
Thank you to everyone who has       copy , so please send it to her by   September and during that time
helped make the new scheme a        e-mail to                            The Beacon will not be closed on
success. Information on our        Mondays and will open until
recycling service can be found at   Alternatively call Lesley on         5.30pm each day.       01946 598530 to discuss. We          Admission applies to everyone
Dispatches and you                  look forward to hearing from         with the introduction of a charge
We hope you like the new look       you.                                 for children at £1.50. A children's
for Dispatches and our branding     And finally..                        "Activity Pass" is also available at
refresh more generally. Don’t       Creatures from the BBC Walking       £5 permitting admission, a craft
forget we’re keen to include        with Dinosaurs exhibition have       session and a free dinosaur toy.
exciting developments from your     invaded all floors at The Beacon.
community as well as interesting    The Harbour Gallery
news from the council.              has been transformed
Do let us know what your parish,    into a Jurassic jungle
community group or                  with all the sights,
organisation is up to, our next     sounds and smells of a
publication is due out mid          land before time. The
August.                             exhibition, officially
Simply send us up to 200 words      opened by TV Vet,
on the subject and we’ll do our     Steve Leonard in mid
best to include it.                 June will run for the
Lesley Taylor is coordinating       whole summer until 4

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