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Free sanitary products now available in toilets around the town centre

Free sanitary products now available in toilets around the town centre

Charter Festival Celebrations, Saturday 9th September

Charter Festival Celebrations, Saturday 9th September

A Very Snowy Carols at The Coro

The annual Carols at The Coro event took place on Saturday 2nd December – a day that will certainly be remembered by many due to the amount of snow that also arrived that day.

Fortunately the snow didn’t put off our scheduled performers – Ulverston Training Band, Ulverston Town Band, Ulverston Choral Society and the St Mary’s Primary School Choir – and guests were treated to an array of Christmas classics and popular sing-a-longs throughout the matinee performance.

The second to last song, Jingle Bells, performed by Ulverston Town Band saw the Mayor of Ulverston, Counsellor Michelle Scrogham, joined by children from the audience and the Mayor of Dalton for a bell-ringing finale of festive cheer. 

Considering the lower than expected attendance, an incredible £411 was raised at the event which will go to local Ulverston charities, as chosen by the Mayor of Ulverston.

Thank you to everyone who travelled through the snow to ensure the performance was a success!


Ulverston Christmas light switch on Saturday 25th November 4pm

Ulverston Christmas lights will be switched on at the Dickensian Festival on Saturday 25th November at 4pm.

The Mayor of Ulverston will be switching the lights on, possibly with a helper or two!

A590 Three Bridges roadworks starting 6th November
Information from National Highways –
National Highways is replacing a stone wall along the A590 Ulverston Road near Swarthmoor that has fallen into disrepair.
Not acting to ensure the integrity of the wall will risk the smooth operation of the network and the safety of road users.
The replacement wall will be built from a modular block wall design, in keeping with its existing stone style. This innovative form of construction will reduce the need for maintenance on this section of the A590 in the future.
Our essential renewal work will take approximately six weeks and will start on Monday 6 November, completing by the end of the year.
To undertake the work safely, two-way traffic lights will be required overnight, from 9pm to 6am, to control traffic along a 100-metre-long section of the A590, near Dykelands, to the north of Swarthmoor.
We always aim to work to our schedule, but unforeseen circumstances such as severe weather conditions may mean slight changes occur at short notice. We’d like to apologise in advance for any disturbance this improvement work may cause.
Commemorative Tree Planting

October saw the planting of several trees across the Ulverston area to commemorate the service of Queen Elizabeth II and the coronation of King Charles III.

The Mayor of Ulverston, Michelle Scrogham, and Deputy Lieutenant, Julie Barton, helped by school children, planted trees at Croftlands Infants School, Croftlands Junior School, Sir John Barrow Primary, St Mary’s Primary and Ulverston Victoria High School.

Michelle and Julie were then joined by town councillors and Friends of Lightburn Park to plant a further two oak trees in Lightburn Park as part of the commemorative celebrations.

Ulverston Remembrance Services

Saturday 11th November 2023

There will be a short act of Remembrance at the War Memorial from 10.50am – 11.00am led by the Royal British Legion. All welcome to attend.

Sunday 12th November 2023

Everybody is very welcome to take part in the parade, attend the church service and take part in the event at the War Memorial.

Parade details:
• Parade commences at 2.15pm from the Royal British Legion on Brogden Street led by Ulverston Town Band.
• Parade to Ulverston Parish Church via: Cross St, County Square, Theatre St, Benson St, Queen St, King St and Church Walk for a service at 2.30pm
• The parade reforms after the church service at approximately 3.30pm and returns via Church Walk and King Street to the War Memorial where there will be a short service and wreaths will be laid.
• The parade will dismiss and march back to the Royal British Legion via Market Street and Brogden Street.

For further information about the parade, contact the Town Clerk on 01229 585778

For further information about the church service and laying of wreaths/ supply of wreaths please contact Mr Norman Bishop-Rowe on 07763 476357

Free sanitary products now available in toilets around the town centre

Ulverston Town Council are delighted to be supporting the End Period Poverty Scheme by introducing free sanitary products in toilets in the town.

Mayor of Ulverston, Michelle Scrogham, has funded the relaunch of the scheme in the town through her Mayors Charity Fund.

She said “I had hoped that following Scotland’s decision to provide free sanitary ware in all public buildings, England would follow suit. When people are choosing between heating and eating, sanitary products become a luxury that’s low on the priority list, often resulting in women and young girls being stuck at home. This can have a devastating effect on their education and opportunities at work, leaving the poorest in society at an unfair disadvantage.”

The original scheme was set up by former Cllr Shirley-Anne Wilson and Cllr Sharon Webster who said “It’s almost 4 years since we launched the red box campaign for donations of sanitary wear, but sadly, Period Poverty is still here. Women and Girls are again finding it hard to buy sanitary wear and with cost of living rising this is a big worry. The period poverty agenda seems to have lost some of its momentum and we need to ensure that girls and women have free access without suffering shame or embarrassment. We are in 2023 and this issue needs addressing. There are pockets of deprivation in all areas of Cumbria and Barrow and South Lakeland are no different.”

Free sanitary products are now available from the toilets inside the Indoor Market, the public toilets at Gill Banks car park and the toilets inside The Coro.

Charter Festival Celebrations, Saturday 9th September


Thank you to everyone who came along to celebrate this year’s Charter Festival Fun Day – such a fantastic turn out to commemorate the awarding of the charter to Ulverston by King Edward I in 1280.

Ulverston’s Town Crier, Peter Winston, began the event with the ringing of the town bell and reading of the charter at 10.30am, before the full day of events, entertainment and activities began.

At Market Cross, performances from Ulverston’s Town Band, Ragazza and Boom Dang entertained the crowds throughout the day while in the afternoon, awards were presented to allotment holders for the best and most improved plots, with Mr Brown, who is in his 90’s, awarded as the Overall Winner.


At 2pm, we were blown  away by the number of entries to the Family Dog Show – the Mayor of Ulverston, Michelle Scrogham, having the incredibly difficult job of judging and choosing the winners, before then heading to The Coro to judge entries for the Make-A-Mini-Market-Stall run by The Coro Craft Morning team.

Throughout the day, free face painting, balloons, magic shows, fire engines and the

inshore rescue team engaged children and adults alike, not to mention the numerous stalls manned by local organisations and charities who provided activities, laughter and fun throughout.

A huge thank you to those organisations, stall holders and volunteers who helped and supported on the day, events like these couldn’t run without the time and skills given by our community.

Charter Festival Bowling Competition, Sunday 17th September
Congratulations to the winner of the Charter Bowling Competition, Jeff Benson and runner up Harry Preston.
Thank you Bob Hutton for providing the following report –
On behalf of the hosts for this year, Ulverston Conservative Bowling Club, I am sending you this report to thank you for the opportunity to be hosts in 2023, which we have enjoyed and were delighted to attract 32 entries. Thank you for arranging the visit of Mayor of Ulverston Cllr Michelle Scrogham to
 make the draw on 21st August and also for the attendance of Deputy Mayor Cllr Dave Webster and his wife Cllr Sharon Webster, who came along to make the presentations to the winner, who was our own Jeff Benson, our Secretary, who worked so hard to prepare for the event, and helped to run proceedings on the day, along with some of our other members, who assisted in the kitchen, marking scorecards, measuring, and preparing the green in advance etc. Jeff won, versus the young bowler Harry Preston of Lindal in the final.
Although we as hosts had a few more competitors than the other participating teams, I’m pleased to say that Glaxo, King’s Head & Lindal were also well represented, supporting their players throughout. I was also pleased to see that the final had a young competitor from another club, and that he played a Glaxo player in his semi-final, ensuring that it was not just ourselves as hosts taking advantage of a home green, but our visitors were enjoying themselves, too.
A number of photos were taken at the presentation to the winner, and although the competition is without a runners-up trophy, I ensured that Harry was congratulated by the Deputy Mayor, as well as the winner receiving the shield.
With all good wishes and thank you for the opportunity to be hosts in 2023,
Bob Hutton
Treasurer (and a competitor on the day)
Dragley Beck footbridge closure
Dragley Beck footbridge will be closed for some time. The bridge has been declared unsafe by a structural engineer who advised there is severe damage to the bridge arch.
There is also no access to the Beck down the sides of the bridge at this time.
It has been reported some people have tried to remove barriers and cross the bridge, please be aware this is highly dangerous and we encourage anyone who sees this happening to please report it on 101.
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