Town council leads project to regenerate Egremont Main Street

Main Street, EgremontPhoto: Google Streetview
Main Street, EgremontPhoto: Google Streetview
14 June 2017 4:31PM

New flower baskets, planters and litter bins are being installed in Egremont in a bid to improve the Main Street.

Egremont Town Council is leading plans to regenerate the street and tidy up the town.

They have written to businesses to ask them to look after their frontages as well as painting all the street furniture, while there is a community litter pick set to be carried out today.

Calderwood House residents have helped out with painting furniture, picking litter and cleaning up weeds.

Lena Hogg, chairwoman of Egremont Town Council, said: “Calderwood House has been superb, I don’t know what we would have done without them.

“The work has all been in preparation for getting flowers into the containers to brighten the place up.

“Egremont is the main shopping town for people in Bigrigg, Moor Row, Thornhill and St Bees – all the settlements around us.

“These improvements aren’t just for Egremont residents. We want it to benefit everyone who uses our town, and brighten it up in time for the anniversary Crab Fair too.

“We have purchased new bins and can put them where they are needed on the Main Street.”

The town council has also received support from Co-op employees, who will take part in the litter picking.

While LLWR paid for the inners of the planters, which had to be replaced as they had rusted away.

“We’re trying to make it community-led and give people ownership of their town,” said Coun Hogg.

“We’re hoping to put ourselves forward for Britain in Bloom.

“We want to include West Lakes Academy and get the youngsters working with us.

“All the work is to add up to the rejuvenation of our town.”

The town council will next meet on Thursday, June 22, between 6pm and 8.30pm. Public attendance is encouraged at meetings.

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